Events

NAA hosts a variety of events for the afterschool community, each designed to encourage networking, education, and advocacy for the field.

State Affiliate Events

ALABAMA
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ARIZONA
2020 Annual Conference - Arizona School's Out, Make it Count
October 17, 2020 | Phoenix, AZ | Virtual
At the 2020 School’s Out, Make It Count conference, you will:

  • Learn the newest activities, curriculum & strategies for afterschool, before school and summer youth programs!
  • Gain over 4 hours of professional development from your choice of over 80 workshops, covering topics such as STEM, Social & Emotional Development, Leadership, AzCASE 101 series and Quality Initiative Series, and more!
  • Network with over 1,000 Out-of-School Time Professionals from across Arizona!
  • Interact with dozens of exciting programs, services and products in our Exhibit Hall!

CALIFORNIA
Leadership Intensive Retreats
When out-of-school time providers increase their skills and confidence as leaders, it benefits the young people they work with and their programs as a whole. CalSAC’s leadership and management training deepens the knowledge, skill and abilities of out-of-school time professionals, helping them lead and manage high-quality programs that bring out the best in the young people they serve.

Training: Onsite & Online
As Requested
CalSAC provides a diverse array of free and low-cost experiential, interactive training and learning opportunities that build the skills and confidence of youth development professionals at all levels, from line staff and practitioners to managers and program directors. From STEM to social and emotional learning to equity-based leadership, CalSAC has over 800 hours of curriculum available to meet a range of interests and needs. To get started, simply choose from an array of onsite or online training topics or programs and select your preferred date and time.

COLORADO
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CONNECTICUT
Fun Fridays
Multiple Dates
TGIF! After school professionals will come together with context experts in a friendly and engaging conversation about one key area of after school program quality. Explore tools and strategies, try new activities and games, share ideas, and network with colleagues. Join us for Fun Fridays, and leave inspired and equipped to make your program shine!

Deep Dives
Multiple Dates
These intensive sessions blend fun, engaging content with a richer, more in-depth exploration of the most challenging issues facing after school program staff. Join us as we go deep, building reflective practice and making best practices and inspiring ideas into realistic, feasible changes to your programs. Build expertise and skill that will translate into improved outcomes for your children, your families, and your program.

2020 Tri-State After School Fall Conference
November 2020 | Virtual
A tri-state conference with the best from Connecticut, New Jersey & New York with both live and recorded sessions so folks can watch anytime.

DELAWARE
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FLORIDA
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GEORGIA
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IDAHO
Power Up Summit 2020
September 9-10, 2020 | Boise, ID
Our conference is for those who run programs or offer services that youth may access out-of-school: summer, afterschool, camps, or even online. Our theme this year is "EmPower Up!"

ILLINOIS
Seasoned Leaders Training Series
Join us for a three-part series for seasoned leaders that will help you help your staff work together as an all-star team. The series will provide strategies, resources, and tools that you can use to (1) build a culture of trust and collaboration, (2) work with intergenerational staff, and (3) support change management in an ever-changing environment. At the end of each session, you will leave with strategies to test out with your team and we’ll begin the following session with a debrief and reflection period to share our experiences and learn from each other. Participants will also have the opportunity to share their experiences in an online group discussion between sessions.

Session 1: Effective Supervision: Building a Culture of Trust and Collaboration
November 4, 2020 | Virtual
In the first session of this three-part series, we will discuss the importance of trust and collaboration. We will highlight strategies, resources, and tools that you can use to help your staff work together as an effective team.

Session 2: Time for Teamwork: Working with Intergenerational Staff
November 10, 2020 | Virtual
The second session will build from our work in session one around building trust and collaboration. In this session, we will discuss the myths and truths about different generations, from millennials to boomers and in between. We will discuss the role of unconscious bias and share strategies you can use to facilitate communication among intergenerational staff teams.

Session 3: Change Management in an Ever-Changing Environment
November 18, 2020 | Virtual
In this final session, we will discuss how trust, collaboration, and strong staff relationships lay the foundation for effective change management in your program. Learn more about change management processes and tools that you can use as we navigate the ever-changing environment.

IAN Parent Cafe Sessions: Parent Support with At Home E-learning
November 14, 2020 | Virtual
The Illinois AfterSchool Network Parent Café is a place where parents/families of all types gather and share their stories, their experiences, their worries, their fears, their wisdom, and find community and strength together on a topic of conversation. Through open communication, they become places of affirmation where they can learn that they are not alone in their struggles with managing their families and households. Parent Cafes also provide an opportunity to help connect parents to resources to help solve problems they might face.

Parent Cafe sessions are offered FREE to all families. During each session, we will have professionals in the field to help parents with questions and share resources.

Pivoting During the Pandemic: Engaging Youth in Afterschool Programs – What’s Your Recruitment and Marketing Plan?
December 2, 2020 | Virtual
The pandemic has proven to be challenging times for afterschool programs across the state. Some have transitioned to online programming, in-person small groups or closing their doors altogether. Join other youth development professionals as we discuss the successes and challenges of marketing, recruitment and keeping young people engaged during the after school hours. This is an opportunity for us all to learn from each other and walk away with some best practices and immediate next steps for serving young people during this unpredictable time.

Sheltering In an Unsafe Place: Connecting Virtually with Youth Experiencing Violence
December 10, 2020 | Virtual
This workshop will give you the skills to connect with your students who may be experiencing sexual abuse or domestic violence. Domestic violence and sexual abuse are both characterized by intentional harm done by one person to exert power and control over another person in the context of a dating, family or household relationship. This workshop will also prepare attendees to recognize some warning signs of trauma as they tend to present themselves in a classroom setting. Finally, the workshop will provide attendees with basic skills on how to respond immediately to a disclosure of violence or abuse and where to go for further support. We don’t expect you to leave experts, but we do hope to dispel some myths and fears about these topics that will better equip you to support your youth during the school year!

IAN Parent Cafe Sessions: Self-Care for Parents
December 12, 2020 | Virtual
The Illinois AfterSchool Network Parent Café is a place where parents/families of all types gather and share their stories, their experiences, their worries, their fears, their wisdom, and find community and strength together on a topic of conversation. Through open communication, they become places of affirmation where they can learn that they are not alone in their struggles with managing their families and households. Parent Cafes also provide an opportunity to help connect parents to resources to help solve problems they might face.

Parent Cafe sessions are offered FREE to all families. During each session, we will have professionals in the field to help parents with questions and share resources.

2021 IAN Spring Conference
March 27, 2021 | Bloomington, IL
The annual premiere conference for after school and youth development professionals representing all sectors of the field!

Regional Trainings
Dates and locations vary
Learn more about the different regional trainings offered.

INDIANA
Training Opportunities
Multiple Dates
IAN supports strong teams and programs by establishing standards and best practices, and offering tools for professional development with ways to measure success.

KENTUCKY
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MAINE
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MARYLAND
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MASSACHUSETTS
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MICHIGAN
2020 Michigan AfterSchool Association Professional Development Conference
October 11-13, 2020 | Virtual
The 2020 MAA Fall Conference will be offered in a virtual setting for the first time and offers the best opportunity to come together with your colleagues to receive timely updates on the hottest topics in the Out of School Time field. Although some of you have registered for the face to face conference, and we know that you have enjoyed coming and being part of the Out of School Time community, the MAA Board honestly believes that this will be the best way to offer the conference this year.

The Michigan Afterschool Association Conference is Michigan’s premier conference designed exclusively for afterschool and summer program providers which will bring together youth programs, schools, and community partners and provide them with the opportunity to connect, learn new ideas, access valuable resources, and transform learning beyond the school day for Michigan’s youth.

MINNESOTA
Summer Leadership Institute
July 30, 2020 | Virtual
Due to COVID-19, and the desire of leaders in our field to continue their professional connections and development, the Summer Leadership Institute will be taking place virtually this year.

This professional development event is designed especially for those that currently hold a leadership position (directors, supervisors, managers, assistant directors), those that aspire to a leadership position (teachers and other professionals), and those that support leaders and leadership (coaches, trainers and consultants) to examine and deepen their knowledge, skills and abilities in topics relevant to leadership.

MISSOURI
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NEVADA
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NEW HAMPSHIRE
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NEW JERSEY
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NEW YORK
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NORTH CAROLINA
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NORTH DAKOTA
ND Out-of-School-Time Conference
June 29-30, 2021 | Fargo, ND
High-quality professional development for afterschool professionals throughout North Dakota. This 2-day learning opportunity is open to any teachers, program directors/coordinators, leaders and staff working in out-of-school time settings. Keynotes and a variety of breakout sessions will focus on coaching, quality, student engagement, program & staff management, STEAM, social emotional learning, 21CCLC and more.

OHIO
OTAG Virtual Conference
August 11-12, 2020 | Virtual
The Ohio Afterschool Network, in partnership with the Educational Service Center (ESC) of Central Ohio, is proud to continue to carry on the tradition of this premiere professional development conference to help professionals and Out-of-School-Time programs get OFF TO A GREAT START!

Join the Conversation
Multiple dates
As we all face challenges and opportunities in light of new child care regulations, school district closures, and recommended social distancing, staying connected is more important than ever. Join the Ohio Afterschool Network in weekly calls with the Afterschool and Summer Learning field to share news, talk about ideas, hear advocacy updates and connect! Topics and dates listed here.

OKLAHOMA
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OREGON
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PENNSYLVANIA
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RHODE ISLAND
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SOUTH DAKOTA
2020 Annual Conference
October 8-10, 2020 | Brookings, SD
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TEXAS
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UTAH
Jump Start Virtual Afterschool Conference
October 16-23, 2020 | Virtual
UAN's Jump Start Afterschool Conference is a professional learning event for afterschool staff, educators, emerging leaders, and program administrators. Each year, attendees have opportunities to expand their knowledge of afterschool programming, network with others in the field, and learn new strategies to help improve outcomes for the youth they serve.

VERMONT
Vermont Afterschool Conference
November 6, 2020
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VIRGINIA
Roadmap to Resiliency in Out-of-School Time | VPOST Virtual 11th Annual Conference
October 13-15, 2020 | Virtual
Roadmap to Resiliency in Out-of-School Time was born from the context of 2020. It has been a year like no other, forcing us all to navigate a pandemic and the challenges that have come with it. Adding further complexity, we are in a pivotal moment in addressing individual and systemic racism. OST educators strive to meet the resulting needs of youth, the community, and themselves, in a fluid and unprecedented environment. Join us to connect and gain innovative strategies and insights to meet this challenge!

WASHINGTON
2020 Bridge Conference: The Seeds We Sow
October 27-30, 2020 | Virtual
Equity...
Belonging…
Leadership…
Change…
Nourishing…
Innovation…
Community…

These words represent the values we hope to bring forward and incorporate throughout the Bridge Conference experience. As the spaces in which we connect and collaborate began to shift for 2020, our Bridge Advisory Committee grounded ourselves in these values as we reimagined what Bridge could look like on a virtual platform.

WISCONSIN
WCCAA Annual Conference
February 17-19, 2021
Save the date for what will be another outstanding gathering of child care administrators, directors, owners and champions of the child care industry.

WYOMING
The Wyoming Nonprofit Conference
August 2021
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