Executive Extra

Monthly content focused on leadership exclusively for the Executive members of NAA.

Transformational leaders inspire their followers through relationships and are characterized by positivity, a focus on developing their followers, and transparent communication.

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Friday, 13 April 2018 00:00

The NAA Play Ambassadors Program

Be one of the few, the proud, the playful! 

Join the Play Ambassadors program help spread the word about the value of play.

The National AfterSchool Association and The Genius of Play, an initiative to raise awareness about the benefits of play, are excited to announce this special opportunity for our Executive Members.

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We know that afterschool and out-of-school time programming have a significant impact on kids.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018 09:41

7 Steps to Youth Engagement

Youth development professionals can tell when youth are engaged in a meaningful and challenging activity.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 09:17

Go for the Gold: Mastering the Leadership Game

The XXIII Olympic Winter Games just wrapped up.

We are looking for expert professionals for the National AfterSchool Association's Afterschool Expert Hub, powered by Catalyst:Ed—a technology-enabled service connecting afterschool and out-of-school-time (OST) providers and partners with expertise both within and outside the National AfterSchool Association network for their short-term, mission-critical needs.

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Did you use the 4Cs today?

Of course you did.

But how?

Published in Executive Extra
Tuesday, 02 January 2018 15:14

Be a Leader People Trust

Leadership development is a lifelong quest; it's an art, a discipline, a balance of many traits. One challenge for leaders is how to be authentic in the difficult situations we face each day.

On vacation last summer, I visited the Elliot Bay Bookstore in Seattle, Washington—IMO one of the best independent bookstores in the nation—and picked up Jenny Lawson's new book: You Are Here: An Owner's Manual for Dangerous Minds.

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