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
Events coming soon!

ARIZONA
Lunch and Learn Educational Series: Importance of Program Evaluations and the Benefits
April 6, 2018 | Scottsdale, AZ
Professional Development Series

CALIFORNIA
Training of Trainers Institute & Certification
March 8-10, 2018
CalSAC's Trainer Network builds the training and facilitation skills of out-of-school time professionals and connects them to a vast network of their peers, organizations and resources to help them develop professionally and deepen their impact on the children and communities they serve. In turn, these individuals provide training and support to staff working in a variety of youth development programs across the state. The Training of Trainers Institute (ToT) is the beginning of the trainer's journey, and is foundational to the CalSAC trainer experience. This multi-day, rigorous professional development experience prepares participants to deliver high-quality training and thrive as members of the CalSAC Trainer Network.

Social Emotional Learning Training
Now available
Out-of-school time programs play an important role in helping young people develop confidence, problem-solving skills, self-management, and interpersonal skills. In this program, practitioners learn how to help young people build a solid foundation of character, which imparts valuable social skills for success in school, work and life.

Environmental Stewardship Training
Now available
Energenius® Out-of-School Time Program is an environmental stewardship curriculum designed to ignite a passion for science, fueling a new generation of innovators and environmental stewards. The curriculum is designed to engage youth to think about how they use energy, how energy is measured, paid for, ways to save energy and practice influencing others to take energy-saving actions. Additionally, the curriculum is uniquely and intentionally designed to engage families in energy and water conservation habits.

CA Afterschool & Summer Challenge
May 14-15, 2018
The annual statewide California Afterschool & Summer Challenge educates and empowers professionals, youth, and families to engage in grassroots advocacy. In addition to helping advance the out-of-school time field, this advocacy experience helps show young people and emerging leaders how to speak out and use their voices to create change. Once again, we're joining forces with the California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance and the Save Afterschool Campaign to increase After School Education and Safety (ASES) funding. Your voice at the Capitol is a critical component!

Leadership Development Retreat
June 2018
Strong organizations need strong leaders. From professionals working in their first supervisory position to those making careers in youth development, leaders of staff teams and programs need professional and leadership development to bring their very best to their programs. 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. Using a multicultural leadership framework, CalSAC's 3-day Leadership Intensive Retreat strengthens the capacity of participants to effectively lead their staff and organizations by exploring: Strength-based leadership, management, supervision, coaching, personal reflection, and community building and networking.

Fellowship for Emerging Leaders of Color
Application Coming Summer 2018
CalSAC's Leadership Development Institute (LDI) fellowships foster transformative change, allowing each individual to be part of the larger movement for equity and social justice. Through an intensive year-long cohort-based program for emerging leaders in the out-of-school time field, the LDI equips site coordinators to director level professionals with an aspiration for advanced leadership with skills in management and leadership. A foundational component of this project is to understand how power, privilege and oppression manifest in the field, and provide participants with the tools, confidence and network to create new realities for themselves, their organizations and their communities.

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
Events coming soon!

CONNECTICUT
Deep Dives Session - Youth Engagement with Intention
January 31, 2018 | Hartford, CT
Youth engagement is vital to the success of every after school program and must be intentional every step of the way.

FLORIDA
Events coming soon!

GEORGIA
Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Conference
September 26-28, 2018 | Columbus, GA
This conference, being held for the fourth time in 2018, seeks to provide research-based best practices, information, tools and resources framed by Georgia’s ASYD Quality Standards and opportunities for networking, collaboration and partnership formation. All youth development and afterschool providers are invited to attend!

ILLINOIS
32nd Annual Spring Afterschool Conference
April 7, 2018 | Springfield, IL
Embracing the Future: A Focus on Children, Youth and Families in All Sectors of Afterschool and Youth Development

Our keynote speaker this year is Michael Brandwein, Educator, Author, Motivational Speaker, and Emmy award winner for television programs on communicating with young people.

  • Professional development sessions for front line sta and seasoned professionals
  • Announcement of Award Winners
  • Market Place-Exhibitor’s Hall
  • Youth Involvement

INDIANA
2018 Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning
April 9-10, 2018 | Indianapolis, IN
Hosted by Indiana Afterschool Network and the Indiana Department of Education
The 7th Annual Summit brings together youth programs and community partners to connect, learn new ideas, access valuable resources, and transform learning beyond the school day for Indiana youth.

Regular Rate: $95

Join 750 participants to experience:

  • More than 70 innovative workshops on leadership and best practices
  • Inspiring and high impact keynote speakers
  • Spectacular exhibit hall
  • Champion awards for outstanding programs

IOWA
Events coming soon!

KENTUCKY
Webinar: Chronic Absense 101
January 24, 2018
This webinar session will focus on defining chronic absence and the impact on student achievement.

Webinar: Developing an Action Plan for Summer
March 22, 2018
The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) believes programs and communities should strive to continuously improve their summer learning programs by implementing a four-part annual quality improvement cycle. During this webinar we will discuss why this is important, what it entails, and how you can begin to develop your own action plan for summer.

MAINE
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MARYLAND
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MASSACHUSETTS
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MICHIGAN
Regional Workshop - Dearborn
February 15, 2018 | Dearborn, MI
The Michigan Afterschool Association is offering four sessions at our Regional Workshop in Dearborn, Michigan for Youth Development Professionals. These workshops are aligned with the National Afterschool Association’s ten core competencies and the Michigan Youth Development Certificate and Credential. Participants will choose one session.

Michigan Afterschool Spring Conference 2018
May 18, 2018 | Frankenmuth, MI
One Child at a Time… We All Make A Difference.

MINNESOTA
It's All About the Environment: Developmentally Appropriate Practice and the NAEYC Standards
February 6, 2018 | St. Paul, MN
Examine environmental guidelines and explore many options and approaches to meeting the NAEYC accreditation standards in the environment.

2018 MnAEYC-MnSACA Annual State Conference
March 9, 2018 | St. Paul, MN
This state conference is your annual opportunity to network with and learn alongside colleagues from many sectors of early childhood and out-of-school time work in Minnesota. This year we have a diverse selection of workshops to choose from that reflect our dedication to supporting professionals and enhancing the quality of programs for children, youth, and their families.

MISSOURI
Beyond the Bell Toolkit Training
February 22, 2018 | Columbia, MO
Join us for a special training opportunity specifically tailored to organizations interested in starting a new Afterschool Program.

Celebration of Afterschool
March 3-4, 2018 | Osage Beach, MO
Join us March 3 & 4 to celebrate the professionals, programs, and champions that make Afterschool Work! in Missouri. Our two day conference will feature a special recognition luncheon on Friday at noon and a special keynote session on Saturday.

MAACCE Conference
June 11-13, 2018 | Osage Beach, MO
Let the Good Times Roll! The MAACCE board would like to invite you to participate in our 2018 MAACCE conference. This conference includes professionals from adult education and literacy, after school programs, community education and higher education.

NEVADA
2018 Showcase Nevada: I Am Nevada Afterschool
March 8-9, 2018 | Reno, NV
Brought to you in partnership with the Nevada Department of Education - 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program. This conference includes two full days of workshops and fun!

NEW HAMPSHIRE
NHAN Afterschool Celebration
May 3, 2018
Save the date for the NHAN Afterschool Celebration.

NEW JERSEY
Full STEAM Ahead! Mini-Conference 2018
March 15, 2018 | Union, NJ
Join us to find out how you can implement activities to get the children in your program actively engaged. Also, find out the benefits of learning along with the children in your program and how it can make a positive and lasting impression!

NEW YORK
2018 Annual Conference
April 13-14, 2018 | Saratoga Springs, NY
School's Out, Make it Count!

NORTH CAROLINA
Synergy 2018
April 25-27, 2018 | Greenville, NC
Building Tomorrow’s Workforce Today Through Expanded Learning

OHIO
Best Foot Forward 2018 - OAN's Statewide Conference for Afterschool and Summer Learning Professionals
February 23, 2018 | Dublin, OH
Join the Ohio Afterschool Network and 300 Afterschool and Summer Learning professionals from around the state for this first ever one day conference designed by and for YOU!

OKLAHOMA
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OREGON
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PENNSYLVANIA
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SOUTH DAKOTA
Day at the Capitol 2018
February 7, 2018 | Pierre, SD
Each year during legislative session, OST programs converge on Pierre to participate in the annual SoDakSACA-sponsored “Afterschool Day at the Capitol”. Programs have booths highlighting what ‘after school programs’ are all about, and feature what their program provide the children in their own communities. Many amazing and productive conversations with great legislators and higher ups take place on this day!

TEXAS
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UTAH
Behavior Management Institute
January 27, 2018 | Salt Lake City, UT
Save the date for this half-day training in Salt Lake City. Learn how to manage behavior differently in your out-of-school time program from University of Utah faciliators.

VERMONT
Vermont Afterschool Conference
November 2, 2018
Save the Date!

VIRGINIA
The Virginia Partnership for Out-of-School Time 9th Annual Conference
September 17, 2018 | Blacksburg, Virginia
Save the Date!

WASHINGTON
Summer Con Symposium Seattle
April 3, 2018 | Tukwila, WA
Our annual mini-conference on summer learning returns for 2018 with eight sessions, (four concurrent AM and PM offerings). Summer Con Symposium is a day of learning for professionals working for expanded learning opportunities.

WISCONSIN
2018 WAA Annual Conference
April 13-14, 2018 | Green Lake, WI
Save the date!

WYOMING
10th Annual WYAA State Conference
October 2-3, 2018 | Cheyenne, WY
The conference provides professional development, technical assistance, and networking for afterschool providers and staff, coordinators and directors, school administrators, early childcare providers, youth development professionals, and key stakeholders.