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Member-to-Member Tip Off: Tips for Staff Recognition

Tuesday, 08 December 2020 09:28

In NAA's Reopening Afterschool Facebook group, members have been asked questions covering a variety of relevant and helpful topics with the goal of offering an exchange of tips between leaders and professionals in the field.

Recently, NAA asked afterschool leaders for their best tips for staff recognition during the pandemic:

"A staff shout out board works great. Anyone in the team can post a note that gives a shout out to another team member. On the larger team in our organization, we are each given three awards per year that we can give to fellow team members. Awardees can cash them in for various prizes." – Nikki Mills, Program Manager, Vineyard Community Center.

"We have a weekly email staff bulletin and one of our segments is called 'shout out.' It gives our staff the opportunity to give a shout out to a colleague." – Janette Leonard, Director, Dublin Latchkey.

"Handwritten cards from supervisors are greatly appreciated—as is thoughtful, effective feedback. And cash works too!" – Katherine Spinney, Founder, Katherine Spinney Coaching LLC.

What are some of your favorite ways to show staff recognition?

NAA Executive members can join the Reopening Afterschool Facebook group to ask questions, brainstorm solutions, share resources, and learn from each other as our field takes on the challenge of meeting the needs of kids, families, and communities facing a very different back to school season. For more information and access, login to your member account today.

Courtesy of NAA.