Executive Extra

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

Transforming Staff into Leaders in Out-of-School Time

Friday, 13 April 2018 10:02

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

The NAA Play Ambassadors Program

Friday, 13 April 2018 00:00

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.

Does the Work/Life Balance Exist?

Monday, 12 March 2018 13:35

 "Work hard, play hard."

"Living for the weekend."

"Life in the fast lane."

Learning How to Be an Agile Leader

Monday, 12 March 2018 13:33

Effective problem solving requires viewing situations from several angles.

The New Issue Is Here!

Monday, 15 January 2018 13:41

The National AfterSchool Association and the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents have recently published the latest issue of the Journal of Youth Development. The open-source, peer-reviewed, quarterly online publication is dedicated to advancing youth development practice and research.

Cooperation and Leadership: How to Prevent Youth Violence

Friday, 12 January 2018 11:34

Youth violence is a significant public health problem affecting thousands of young people each day.

Using Science and Engineering Practices in Leadership Development

Friday, 12 January 2018 11:23

Did you use the 4Cs today?

Of course you did.

But how?

Why Do I Mentor?

Monday, 11 December 2017 05:16

As an undergraduate, I wrote a thank-you to a professional who'd spoken to my Fundamentals of Public Relations class. I received a response that was, rather than inspiring or challenging, openly hostile and threatening. She called me "overly emotional" and "saccharine"—essentially, a kiss-ass! I thought I blew it.

Vacation: A Great Time to Not Think About Work

Monday, 11 December 2017 05:11

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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