Capacity Building and Professional Development

DYCD invests in building the capacity of nonprofit organizations as a strategy for ensuring that youth and families receive high quality, effective services. 
By bringing together practitioners, researchers and other experts to strengthen organizations and programs, DYCD also contributes to broader learning and field building efforts.

Specifically, funding for capacity building:

  • Strengthens organizations by investing in planning, leadership development, and infrastructure
  • Enhances program quality by building front-line and supervisory staff knowledge and skills
  • Promotes learning and continuous improvement by developing practitioner learning communities and supporting the adoption of data-driven decision making practices

DYCD leverages the expertise of technical assistance partners to offer community-based organizations support from leaders in the many fields, including youth development, workforce development, mental health services, and organizational development.


CB Resources

CB Resources is an online directory of capacity building consultants available to nonprofits. You can find consultants who can help improve program quality through enhancement activities in STEM, literacy or arts, for example, or experts who can support the organization through fiscal, legal or leadership consultants. Most vendors are an PIP making it easier to contract with them. Several are MWBE certified. There's also a list of DYCD funded consultants, with their services, sample workshop topics and contact information. Access to these consultants are at no cost to DYCD funded nonprofits.

DYCD Connect

DYCD Connect is the main resource center helping organizations communicate and coordinate with the communities they serve.


Trainings for Frontline Staff

Upcoming Workshops

Click to view the list of upcoming workshops.

June 2022

Public Safety/Healing Centered Engagement Project Plan Review

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Get tips on things to consider before, during, and after difficult conversations with their participants.

During this session, YDI staff will walk providers through the Anti Hate/Bias Project Plan. We will give providers tips on things to consider before, during and after difficult conversations with their participants. Lastly, we will provide space for providers to share ideas and ask each other questions about how they plan to engage with this theme.

1. Participants will have a better understanding of the Anti Bias/Hate Project plan and how to build a PBL plan around it.
2. Participants will receive strategies for engaging participants in difficult conversations safely.
3. Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas on how they plan to engage their participants in this theme.


Date: June 1st
Click here to register.


DYCD STEM Institute

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The STEM Institute is a three-day gathering of representatives from DYCD funded Community Based Organizations to build a greater understanding of the DYCD STEM Framework and Evaluation metrics while creating connections to high-quality STEM in afterschool. This gathering will target Site Directors and Multi-Site Supervisors who oversee staff delivering STEM programming to afterschool students. Attendees will have opportunities to hear from DYCD Program Managers who evaluate STEM portfolios, provide feedback, raise awareness of barriers to STEM programming and participate in professional development that will prepare them for high-quality STEM implementation.

Dates: 6/1/2022 - 6/3/22

Attendees must register for all 3 days

Facilitated by: Steve Roberts, ExpandED Schools.

Location: Virtual Workshops

For more information, please contact:

Taejha Richardson, Director of Capacity Building(646) 943-8771trainings@expandedschools.org


Date: June 1st
Click here to register.


DEIA Workshop: Moving Together in Building Organizational Racial Equity
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The session will focus on:

  • Locating the Self in racial equity work;
  • Building the case for why racial equity is mission-critical; and
  • Designing initial steps to building and upholding your organization’s commitment to DEIA values.

This workshop is designed to give you space to partner with your colleagues in identifying challenges, opportunities, and next steps for advancing racial equity within your organizations.  Therefore, we encourage you to attend this workshop with at least 2 other colleagues to make the most out of the session.

Since spaces are limited, please let us know as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend the workshop at this date so that we can offer the space to another organization.

If you need more information about this workshop, please write to asalamealbrigo@crenyc.org.


Date: June 2nd
Click here to register.



Project- Based Learning, Summer Youth Employment for 14 15-year-olds
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This interactive two-session training will explore Project-Based Learning (PBL) as a powerful strategy for workforce development and promoting career pathways for younger youth (aged 14 to 15). Participants will learn the key elements of a Project-Based Learning approach, connect work readiness strategies with positive youth development principles, and identify how key employability skills are fostered through experiential learning.

Participants will have the opportunity to design summer learning projects that foster meaningful work readiness experiences and develop plans to achieve Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) goals.

Who Should Attend?

Program Staff, Administrators and Implementation Staff

Core Objectives:

  • Learn the core elements of Project-Based Learning (PBL).
  • Identify key employability skills and how they are achieved through experiential learning opportunities.
  • Plan a Project-Based Learning experience with specific learning goals and strategies for developing work readiness skills and career exploration.


Date: June 2nd
Click here to register.


DYCD STEM Institute
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The STEM Institute is a three-day gathering of representatives from DYCD funded Community Based Organizations to build a greater understanding of the DYCD STEM Framework and Evaluation metrics while creating connections to high-quality STEM in afterschool. This gathering will target Site Directors and Multi-Site Supervisors who oversee staff delivering STEM programming to afterschool students. Attendees will have opportunities to hear from DYCD Program Managers who evaluate STEM portfolios, provide feedback, raise awareness of barriers to STEM programming and participate in professional development that will prepare them for high-quality STEM implementation.

Dates: 6/1/2022 - 6/3/22

Attendees must register for all 3 days

Facilitated by: Steve Roberts, ExpandED Schools.

Location: Virtual Workshops

For more information, please contact:

Taejha Richardson, Director of Capacity Building(646) 943-8771trainings@expandedschools.org


Date: June 2nd
Click here to register.


Transformative SEL- DYCD Provider Meeting Presentation
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Presentation on what Transformative Social Emotional Learning is and what it looks like in programming

Together we will explore what Transformative SEL is, examine the changes in the updated SEL Wheel and reflect on current program SEL practices and what supports are needed on-site for implementation and skills development. We will also introduce the SEL Toolkit for Program Leads to use for development of self, staff and program that can be implemented at your site in real time.


Date: June 2nd
Click here to register.


DYCD STEM Institute
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The STEM Institute is a three-day gathering of representatives from DYCD funded Community Based Organizations to build a greater understanding of the DYCD STEM Framework and Evaluation metrics while creating connections to high-quality STEM in afterschool. This gathering will target Site Directors and Multi-Site Supervisors who oversee staff delivering STEM programming to afterschool students. Attendees will have opportunities to hear from DYCD Program Managers who evaluate STEM portfolios, provide feedback, raise awareness of barriers to STEM programming and participate in professional development that will prepare them for high-quality STEM implementation.

Dates: 6/1/2022 - 6/3/22

Attendees must register for all 3 days

Facilitated by: Steve Roberts, ExpandED Schools.

Location: Virtual Workshops

For more information, please contact:

Taejha Richardson, Director of Capacity Building(646) 943-8771trainings@expandedschools.org


Date: June 3rd
Click here to register.


DYCD Not One More Anti-Gun Violence Awareness Launch
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Not One More Shot is a civic leadership movement activating youth to become influencers, purpose players, and champions in their community by elevating the positive pathways youth can take to stand up against gun violence in their communities. The movement will charge up to 5,000 youth across New York City to use their voice and the transformative power of sports, dance, music, social entrepreneurship, storytelling, and grassroots efforts to raise awareness of the youth response to the negative impact of gun violence. Join us for a day of music, dance, sports and FOOD as we raise our voices against gun violence.


Date: June 3rd
Click here to register.


Let's Talk About Suicide: Preventing Suicide in Youth

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The rate of suicide in youth is on the rise. It is now the second leading cause of death among youth age 15 to 24. Have you ever been reluctant to have a conversation about suicide because you didn’t know what questions to ask or the right words to say? Insufficient knowledge about suicide and how to assess a youth’s risk can make these conversations difficult.
This training will provide an introduction to suicide prevention. There will be a focus on learning the factors that put adolescents and young adults at increased risk for suicide and how to recognize the warning signs. Participants will have the opportunity to talk about suicide, learn how to respond appropriately to potentially suicidal individuals, and become knowledgeable about interventions and resources. Participants will practice using newly learned language and techniques to become more comfortable and confident in talking with youth about suicide.


Training Objectives:

  • Leave with an increased general knowledge about suicide including the myths, facts and statistics.
  • Learn suicide risk/protective factors and how to recognize warning signs.
  • Gain tools and techniques to respond effectively to those in crisis utilizing appropriate language and recognizing cultural considerations.
  • Become more familiar with community resources

Facilitated by: Hetheru Shango, MS, MSH, Training Specialist, H2H Contact Center Services


Date: June 7th
Click here to register.


DYCD/Big Duck Webinar: Social media for program recruitment

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok—the list is endless...and overwhelming. In this webinar, we will help you understand which social media channels are right for after school programs and how to use them for outreach and recruitment.

Join Marissa Gaston and Sandy Zimmerman of Big Duck, a communications firm that works with nonprofits, for a 60-minute webinar full of examples and ideas to optimize your program's social media efforts.


Date: June 7th
Click here to register.


Supervisors Lab: Reflective Resilience for Anti-Oppressive Rela...(Part 1)

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Power dynamics are unavoidable within supervisory relationships, and many of our nonprofit organizations have a long way to go to undo the inherent inequality and racism at their core. Employees are calling for brave spaces in which uncomfortable realities and contradictions are front and center in how we speak about trauma dynamics at work.

In this virtual 2-part series , we invite experienced and new supervisors to:

  • Reflect on the intersections of oppression, trauma and the supervisory relationship
  • Center the experiences of members of marginalized groups that have been systemically undervalued and unsupported in the human service professions
  • Apply trauma-informed principles to discussing identity and race in the supervisory relationship
  • Practice skills for building reflective, collaborative supervisory relationships across difference
  • Activate your sphere of influence for hope and healing in our organizations

Facilitated by: Elizabeth Speck, PhD, MindOpen Learning


Date: June 8th

Click here to register.


Public Safety/Healing Centered Engagement Project Plan Review

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During this session, YDI staff will walk providers through the Public Safety/HCE Project Plan. We will give providers tips on things to consider before, during and after difficult conversations with their participants. Lastly, we will provide space for providers to share ideas and ask each other questions about how they plan to engage with this theme.

  1. Participants will have a better understanding of the Public Safety/HCE Project plan and how to build a PBL plan around it.
  2. Participants will receive strategies for engaging participants in difficult conversations safely.
  3. Participants will have the opportunity to share ideas on how they plan to engage their participants in this theme.


Date: June 8th

Click here to register.



Foundations of Social and Emotional Learning (2-PART Workshop/Registration)

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During these challenging times, the best way to support one another and your participants begins with understanding the foundations of social-emotional learning.

Do you strive to create the healthy conditions for your students to learn? In this TWO-PART (2 days) virtual workshop, participants will gain understanding of DYCD's framework on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and understand why it is crucial for promoting positive development in children. Participants will engage in interactive activities and collaborate in small groups to learn the foundational skills of SEL that can help guide their decision-making process and support their students and programs.

Participants will gain skills that they can implement immediately in person and remotely that adheres to safety guidelines to build connection and promote a positive sense of community for students to grow.


Date: June 9th

Click here to register.


Building Authentic Relationship Series (6/9 & 6/16)

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Thank you for your interest in attending a centralized Ramapo workshop, funded through the Department of Youth and Community Development. In order to register for this workshop, your program must receive funding through DYCD. This is an online series you must register for EACH DAY individually and plan to attend every single date. You will receive you zoom meeting information in your confirmation email from Eventbrite.

Over 2, 1.5 hour zoom virtual calls, participants will draw upon a combination of neurobiology and our own personal experiences to build and strengthen our understanding of the crucial role relationships play in learning and resilience. We will identify both obstacles and possibilities for building trust and connection in our classrooms, schools and communities. In part 2 we will practice and reflect upon specific practices for building authentic relationships including listening without an agenda, building rapport, intentional vulnerability and sharing commonalities and experiences. In the process we will reflect together upon the identities and experiences we each bring to our relationships and how we locate ourselves and strive for authenticity with young people, colleagues and other community members.

This workshop series is for all staff.

Ramapo for Children’s goal is to create community, so please be prepared to show up and actively participate the same way you would if you were attending a training in person. This training will require each person to have either a computer or a smartphone that allows for both audio and visual components. If you must leave the training early, please note that you will not receive your credit hours for that workshop and will be required to register for another workshop. Workshops may be recorded for internal training purposes.


Date: June 9th

Click here to register.


ExpandED Schools and DYCD Computer Science Cohort (Frontline Track)

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The Computer Science cohort will be managed by ExpandED Schools in partnership with LaGuardia Community College, DYCD and community-based afterschool/expanded learning providers. The cohort is designed with the purpose of strengthening and growing the supply of individuals prepared and qualified to work in afterschool and expanded learning providing CS enrichment opportunities to kids. Cohort participants will participate in a 45 hour course at LaGuardia Community College for 14 weeks.

Dates: Weekly Thursday's 1:30pm-5:30pm

March 3rd, 2022 - June 9th, 2022

Attendance is required for all sessions!

Facilitated by: Steve Roberts, ExpandED Schools.

School-Age Child Care training regulations satisfied: 3

Location: 11 West 42nd Street,3rd FloorNY, NY, 10036 - Virtual Workshops

For more information, please contact:

Taejha Richardson, Director of Capacity Building(646) 943-8771trainings@expandedschools.org


Date: June 9th

Click here to register.



Foundations of Social and Emotional Learning (2-PART Workshop/Registration)

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During these challenging times, the best way to support one another and your participants begins with understanding the foundations of social-emotional learning.

Do you strive to create the healthy conditions for your students to learn? In this TWO-PART (2 days) virtual workshop, participants will gain understanding of DYCD's framework on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and understand why it is crucial for promoting positive development in children. Participants will engage in interactive activities and collaborate in small groups to learn the foundational skills of SEL that can help guide their decision-making process and support their students and programs.

Participants will gain skills that they can implement immediately in person and remotely that adheres to safety guidelines to build connection and promote a positive sense of community for students to grow.


Date: June 10th

Click here to register.


DYCD Connect: SYEP EMS Training (Internal Staff)

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This one-and-a-half-hour virtual training is targeted to Internal DYCD Staff who use DYCD Connect. We will review the steps needed to navigate through the Evaluation & Monitoring System (EMS), and demonstrate how to perform the following key tasks for SYEP Programs:

- Fill out and submit incident reports

- Review and respond to performance evaluations and action plans (SAPs/CAPs)

- Submit SAP + CAP responses to DYCD

Please follow the instructions below to successfully sign in to the training at the start time.

Advanced registration for this training is required. Registration is for the approved candidate only. Additional attendees should register with their own contact information. Substitutions are not allowed without the approval of ExpandED Schools (itdatamanagement@expandedschools.org).

This session will be hosted virtually via WebEx. In advance of the session, please be sure to install the WebEx client on your computer. Download links are available at: https://www.webex.com/downloads.html/. In addition, make sure to have the latest version of Google Chrome installed on your computer. We also recommend clearing your browser cache and cookies (https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en)


Date: June 10th

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Project-Based Learning Refresher

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This workshop will provide time for returning SYEP Project Based Learning (PBL) provider staff members who are responsible for the design of program activities for both the YY (14) and OY (15) PBL participant. Session will focus on key elements of a program plan as well as the content resources required to administer an effective program for both levels of participation. Content will include a review of the design element, design project phases & scaffold learning (for new and returning youth)


Date: June 14th

Click here to register.


Built Environment Education PD Workshop: Summer Design Activities

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Summer makes us think of outdoor fun and games! This workshop will introduce summer teaching staff to engaging design activities that combine outdoor activities and design projects such as treehouse design, park and playground design, and more.

Materials: Please have these materials on hand to use during this session:

  • sturdy corrugated cardboard base (~12" x 12")
  • a few small tree branches
  • paper towel or similar cardboard roll
  • scrap newspaper or paper bag
  • misc. thin cardboard pieces or box (ie cereal)
  • small selection of other arts & crafts materials (wood sticks, construction paper/cardstock, pipe cleaners, etc.)
  • sturdy tape
  • glue
  • several sheets of blank paper
  • pencil or pen
  • markers, colored pencils or crayons


Date: June 14th

Click here to register.



Cornerstone Agency Supervisors

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In this session, participants will:

  • Explore strategies to engage families, ease their fears, and help parents to cope during times of increased violence in communities
  • Discuss policies and practices that keep families out and discuss practices of inclusion
  • Review tools/resources for building trust/relationships, mental health, family engagement (Circles of Support), and action planning.


Date: June 14th

Click here to register.


Using Arts and Culture as a Tool for Civic Engagement

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Using Arts and Culture as a Tool for Civic Engagement will focus on designing and/or repositioning arts and culture activities as an intentional access point for civic engagement. Workshop attendees will be guided through a variety of arts and culture-based activities and pedagogies that center civic dialogue, action, and the social-emotional skills that tie into the DYCD Framework for Civic Engagement. We will explore storytelling, Theatre of the Oppressed pedagogies, and ways of harnessing visual arts to amplify students’ voices and connections to their communities.

Workshop Attendees will:

  • Learn best practices for using arts & culture as a catalyst for civic engagement
  • Identify opportunities for civic engagement within their upcoming summer programming
  • Participate in hands-on activities they can apply in their own summer programs
  • Walk away with resources and an activity guide to implement community storytelling into their programming
  • Receive a training certificate upon completion of the workshop
  • Office Hours will be available to support workshop attendees as they begin to integrate this Framework into their programs.


Date: June 14th

Click here to register.


DYCD/Big Duck Webinar: Understanding your audiences through survey research

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Effective communications start with a clear understanding of who you need to reach—what their interests are, what they need from you, and how best to connect.

Join Farra Trompeter and K Yin of Big Duck, a communications firm that works with nonprofits, for a 60-minute webinar that will break down the steps to identify your program's audiences, plan and implement a smart survey, and understand and respond to the data you collect.


Date: June 14th

Click here to register.



Supervisors Lab: Reflective Resilience for Anti-Oppressive Rela...(Part 2)

_______________________________________________

Power dynamics are unavoidable within supervisory relationships, and many of our nonprofit organizations have a long way to go to undo the inherent inequality and racism at their core. Employees are calling for brave spaces in which uncomfortable realities and contradictions are front and center in how we speak about trauma dynamics at work.

In this virtual 2-part series , we invite experienced and new supervisors to:

  • Reflect on the intersections of oppression, trauma and the supervisory relationship
  • Center the experiences of members of marginalized groups that have been systemically undervalued and unsupported in the human service professions
  • Apply trauma-informed principles to discussing identity and race in the supervisory relationship
  • Practice skills for building reflective, collaborative supervisory relationships across difference
  • Activate your sphere of influence for hope and healing in our organizations


Facilitated by: Elizabeth Speck, PhD, MindOpen Learning


Date: June 15th

Click here to register.


CRE ECHO Learning Series (Group C)

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This series of three interactive sessions over two months will provide participants with a firm understanding of CRE’s ECHO framework that is intended to support the facilitation of dialogue related to DEIA (diversity, equity, inclusion, and access) within and across teams, as well as practice and feedback to support their use of the framework.

Learning outcomes:

  • Session 1 - Refresh of foundational racial equity concepts, introduction to ECHO framework, ECHO framework demonstrations
  • Session 2 - Role play, understanding & practicing ECHO through different scenarios
  • Session 3 - Participants bring real life situations and discuss how ECHO was used, what worked, what was challenging, additional supports needed

Who should apply?

  • Program/Site Directors in DYCD-funded CBOs and Multi-site Supervisors and Directors in Community Centers (Beacons and Cornerstones).
  • Participants must be able to attend all three sessions.

If you need more information about this workshop, please write to asalamealbrigo@crenyc.org


Date: June 15th

Click here to register.


Building Authentic Relationship Series (6/9 & 6/16)

_______________________________________________

Thank you for your interest in attending a centralized Ramapo workshop, funded through the Department of Youth and Community Development. In order to register for this workshop, your program must receive funding through DYCD. This is an online series you must register for EACH DAY individually and plan to attend every single date. You will receive you zoom meeting information in your confirmation email from Eventbrite.

Over 2, 1.5 hour zoom virtual calls, participants will draw upon a combination of neurobiology and our own personal experiences to build and strengthen our understanding of the crucial role relationships play in learning and resilience. We will identify both obstacles and possibilities for building trust and connection in our classrooms, schools and communities. In part 2 we will practice and reflect upon specific practices for building authentic relationships including listening without an agenda, building rapport, intentional vulnerability and sharing commonalities and experiences. In the process we will reflect together upon the identities and experiences we each bring to our relationships and how we locate ourselves and strive for authenticity with young people, colleagues and other community members.


Date: June 16th

Click here to register.


Project-Based Learning Refresher

_______________________________________________

This workshop will provide time for returning SYEP Project Based Learning (PBL) provider staff members who are responsible for the design of program activities for both the YY (14) and OY (15) PBL participant. Session will focus on key elements of a program plan as well as the content resources required to administer an effective program for both levels of participation. Content will include a review of the design element, design project phases & scaffold learning (for new and returning youth)


Date: June 16th

Click here to register.


Building Your Board’s Engagement, Effectiveness and Sense of Belonging

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If you are or plan to be a nonprofit chair, board member, or CEO, and you believe a stronger board leads to a more impactful organization, join us for an energizing series of sessions jam-packed with valuable perspectives, practical tools, and resources.

SESSIONS INCLUDE:
How Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is Changing the Look, Feel and Functioning of Nonprofit Boards

6/16/2022

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

We’ll begin our series with a look at how calls for racial justice and equity and inclusion are changing the look, feel and functioning of nonprofit boards. This shift is now impact every facet of the work of a board from reflecting on the diversity of board members to considering power and decision-making. We’ll review the ways in which this is happening and highlight immediate actions that organizations can take.

Raising Funds & Engaging Friends

6/23/2022

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

In addition to governance, every member of the best board teams donate, raise funds, and serve as ambassadors. In this session, we’ll explore the Board’s role in making the case for the organization and securing support, and suggest ways to do so. We’ll also discuss the intersection of equity and inclusion and fundraising.

Structuring Our Board for Success

6/30/2022

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

The most effective organizations have clear leadership structures, well-defined committees, and efficient, productive meetings. In this session, you'll learn best practices you can apply in your organization.

Enlisting, Engaging, and Organizing A Board that Belongs

7/7/2022

1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Every organization will have its own answer to what its ideal board looks like. In this session, you’ll get powerful tips for defining your ideal board team and then finding, enlisting, orienting, and developing those members.

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PRESENTERS
Vicki Clark

Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Vicki Clark has extensive experience as both a nonprofit leader and consultant. She has delivered training on a variety of nonprofit governance topics to a broad range of organizations, including Boys and Girls Clubs, American Institute of Graphic Arts, Association of Professional Chaplains, Allen County Public Library, and Sangamon County Community Foundation, among others.

Vicki also has her own consulting practice in which she helps build the capacity of nonprofit, government, faith-based, and business sector organizations through training, speaking, writing, and consulting. In this capacity, Vicki has worked with the Leader to Leader Foundation (formerly The Peter F. Drucker Foundation), Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Prevent Child Abuse America, Association of Junior Leagues International, Association of African American Museums, Literacy USA, and others.

Prior to her work as an independent consultant, Vicki filled several roles at The Points of Light Foundation in Washington, DC, including vice president of community initiatives, volunteer services, and external relations. She created and executed the foundation’s strategy with multiple markets and various segments of the volunteer sector. She also has worked on staff with the National Volunteer Center, the Volunteer Center of the Texas Gulf Coast, the Houston Metropolitan Ministries, Foodmaker, Inc., and others. Vicki also has experience in the corporate sector specializing in human resources and publishing.

Chela Sanchez

Chela Sanchez epitomizes reliability, creativity, energy and heart. Originally from Oregon, Chela has worked in tandem with nonprofits throughout her working career in business development.

Chela is known for her ability to excel at a wide variety of projects including project management, community building and mobilizing resources to execute action. She is the second set of eyes and Vicki’s right hand in developing recommendations in DEI planning. Her work helps individuals and organizations push past bias, social barriers and stereotypes, to help us all move forward together through mutual respect, appreciation and understanding.


Date: June 16th

Click here to register.


DYCD Connect: Advance & Earn Intake and Attendance Training

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This is a two-hour virtual training for Advance & Earn programs using DYCD Connect. The training will cover the process of intake and attendance for Provider Staff.

Advanced registration for this training is required. An insufficient number of registrants will result in cancellation or postponement of this training Registration is for the approved candidate only. Additional attendees should register with their own contact information. Substitutions are not allowed without the approval of ExpandED Schools (itdatamanagement@expandedschools.org).

This session will be hosted virtually via WebEx. In advance of the session, we recommend you to install the WebEx client on your computer. Download links are available at https://www.webex.com/downloads.html/. Also, be sure to have the latest version of Google Chrome installed on your computer. Finally, we recommend clearing your browser cache and cookies (https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en)


Date: June 16th

Click here to register.


DYCD Connect: Advance & Earn Intake and Attendance Training

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This is a two-hour virtual training for Advance & Earn programs using DYCD Connect. The training will cover the process of intake and attendance for Provider Staff.

Advanced registration for this training is required. An insufficient number of registrants will result in cancellation or postponement of this training Registration is for the approved candidate only. Additional attendees should register with their own contact information. Substitutions are not allowed without the approval of ExpandED Schools (itdatamanagement@expandedschools.org).

This session will be hosted virtually via WebEx. In advance of the session, we recommend you to install the WebEx client on your computer. Download links are available at https://www.webex.com/downloads.html/. Also, be sure to have the latest version of Google Chrome installed on your computer. Finally, we recommend clearing your browser cache and cookies (https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en)


Date: June 16th

Click here to register.


DYCD/Big Duck Webinar: Developing messaging for your program

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Do you struggle to describe your program in ways that are clear and compelling? Would you like your staff to speak more consistently and memorably about what you do? A clear messaging toolkit may be just what your team needs.

Join Justin Clarel and Ally Dommu of Big Duck, a communications firm that works with nonprofits, for a 60-minute webinar to talk about how to create messaging tools that tell the story of your program and are easy for your team to use.


Date: June 21th

Click here to register.


Foundations of Social and Emotional Learning (2-PART Workshop/Registration)
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During these challenging times, the best way to support one another and your participants begins with understanding the foundations of social-emotional learning.

Do you strive to create the healthy conditions for your students to learn? In this TWO-PART (2 days) virtual workshop, participants will gain understanding of DYCD's framework on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and understand why it is crucial for promoting positive development in children. Participants will engage in interactive activities and collaborate in small groups to learn the foundational skills of SEL that can help guide their decision-making process and support their students and programs.

Participants will gain skills that they can implement immediately in person and remotely that adheres to safety guidelines to build connection and promote a positive sense of community for students to grow.

Workshop Dates

You must register for both PART 1 & PART 2 separately in order to complete the whole series. Attendance is mandatory for both days to receive full credit.

When you register- select the date associated with part 1 and then you will use the same process to register for part 2.

Series 1 - Thurs (PART 1) & Fri(PART 2), 10/14 - 10/15 , 9:30-12:00pm

Series 2 - Tues(PART 1) & Wed(PART 2),10/19 - 10/ 20, 9:30-12:00pm

Series 3 - Thurs(PART 1) & Fri(PART 2), 10/28 -10/29, 9:30-12:00pm

Series 4 - Tues(PART 1) & Wed(PART 2), 11/9- 11/10, 9:30-12:00pm

Series 5 - Tues(PART 1) & Wed(PART 2), 11/16 - 11/17, 9:30-12:00pm

Series 6 - Tues(PART 1) & Wed(PART 2), 11/30- 12/1, 9:30-12:00pm

Series 7 - Tues(PART 1) & Wed(PART 2),12/7- 12/8 , 9:30-12:00pm

Series 8 - Tues(PART 1) & Wed(PART 2),12/14-12/15, 9:30-12:00pm

Series 9 – Thurs & Fri, 1/13 – 1/14, 9:30 – 12:00pm

Series 10- Tues & Wed, 1/25 – 1/26, 9:30 – 12:00pm

Series 11- Thurs & Fri, 2/10 – 2/11, 9:30 – 12:00pm

Series 12- Tues & Wed, 3/1 – 3/2, 9:30 – 12:00pm

Series 13- Thurs & Fri, 3/31 – 4/1, 9:30 – 12:00pm

Series 14- Tues & Wed, 4/26 – 4/27, 9:30 – 12:00pm


Date: June 22nd

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Reinvigorate your fundraising and communications - Fundraising Series
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Come join our fund development webinar and learn from two experts' ways to integrate your fundraising and communication strategies to ensure better donor engagement and retention and increase revenue. Leave with strategies for how to use direct mail, email campaigns, and social media to reinvigorate your individual donor fundraising and communications.

Featured panelists are Christine Bove, Manager Individual Giving - Police Athletic League, and Barbara Kancelbaum, Vice President Marketing and Communications, Henry Street Settlement. Moderator is Anne Rehkopf Townsend, Founder – ART+Strategy.

This Fund Development workshop is intended for senior leadership and development staff of DYCD contracted agencies.


Date: June 22nd

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Supporting Middle and High School Age LGBTQIA+ Youth in Programs Spaces
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The first half of a training series aimed at helping youth service providers who work with youth ages 12-19 create safer and inclusive programming for LGBTQIA young people and their peers. This interactive training will feature role plays and case studies to examine common LGBTQIA inclusion issues and best practices to find practical solutions to these issues. Participants must attend both trainings in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Adolescence is a time for more than just biological changes. It's a time for cognitive maturation and changing social expectations. The self-creation of one’s identity is a major part of this time in a young person’s life. For LGBTQIA+ youth it's often a reckoning of feelings they’ve experienced for most of their lives coming to the surface in new and exciting ways. And often before they talk to an adult about what they are experiencing they are looking for subtle hints that they will be loved and respected for who they are.

In Supporting Middle and High School Age LGBTQIA+ Youth in Programs Spaces we will offer information, tool, and skills to all participants that will enhance their ability to provide support to youth in their programs who do not identify as cisgender and/or within the gender binary, or as heterosexual.

Training Objectives:

  • learn about an accountability tool, Community Invitations
  • reflect on the ways we've been acculturated and socialized around sexuality and gender
  • discover how gender and sexuality have evolved over time in the United States.
  • explore expansive notions of gender and sexuality, including how these concepts have evolved over time
  • review information on sex, gender, gender identity, and gender expression the ways that these constructs impact programming
  • begin to learn basic, age-appropriate ways to talk to program participants about gender and sexuality.
  • practice conflict resolution tools for staff when gender and sexuality issues arise
  • recall local and digital community resources in NYC

Advanced registration for this workshop is required. An insufficient number of registrants will result in cancellation or postponement of this workshop. Registration is for the approved candidate only. Substitutions are not allowed without the approval of the TA Provider.

In many cases, space is limited and a waitlist has been established. The registrant is asked to cancel their registration in Eventbrite or contact the TA provider if they are not able to attend a workshop, so that the space can be awarded to another individual. We thank you for that courtesy.


Date: June 23rd

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DYCD/Big Duck Webinar: Creating Attention-Grabbing Flyers and Social Posts
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How do you ensure your flyer gets noticed amid a sea of school and after-school materials? How do you craft social posts that stand out in a crowded news feed? It starts with great writing and design.

Join Wing-Sze Ho and Ryan Gerhardt of Big Duck, a communications firm that works with nonprofits, for a 60-minute webinar covering tips and tools to improve your program's collateral and sharpen up your writing and design.


Date: June 23rd

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Not So Taboo, Taboo!
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Join Hetrick-Martin Institute, DYCD’s LGBTQIA+ TA provider, as we host a rousing game of Zoom Taboo for DYCD staff and DYCD funded sites to launch our newest resource guide, To the End of the Rainbow and Back: A Resource Guide for Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth in Human and Social Services.

Providers and DYCD staff will be sent a link at the conclusion of the game to access all of the materials, including the guide, so that they may turnkey this game in their respective organizations (or departments).


Date: June 23rd

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DYCD Connect: Advance & Earn Intake and Attendance Training
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This is a two-hour virtual training for Advance & Earn programs using DYCD Connect. The training will cover the process of intake and attendance for Provider Staff.

Advanced registration for this training is required. An insufficient number of registrants will result in cancellation or postponement of this training Registration is for the approved candidate only. Additional attendees should register with their own contact information. Substitutions are not allowed without the approval of ExpandED Schools (itdatamanagement@expandedschools.org).

This session will be hosted virtually via WebEx. In advance of the session, we recommend you to install the WebEx client on your computer. Download links are available at https://www.webex.com/downloads.html/. Also, be sure to have the latest version of Google Chrome installed on your computer. Finally, we recommend clearing your browser cache and cookies (https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en)


Date: June 23rd

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Creating Safer & Inclusive Spaces for Middle & High School LGBTQIA Youth
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The second half of a training series aimed at helping youth service providers who work with youth ages 12-19 create safer and inclusive programming for LGBTQIA young people and their peers. This interactive training will feature role plays and case studies to examine common LGBTQIA inclusion issues and best practices to find practical solutions to these issues. Participants must attend both trainings in order to receive a certificate of completion.

In the United States, our concept of sexuality has been boiled down and equated solely to sexual attraction but the reality is much more nuanced. Body positivity, boundaries setting, honesty and respect for others, and healthy relationships are all parts of our ever-evolving understanding of human sexuality. The foundation for a healthy relationship with one’s self and others begins long before sexual attraction comes into play.

Additionally, a study published in 2013 by the Pew Research Center reported that 38% of gay men knew they weren’t heterosexual before the age of ten. It has been long established that gender identity is formed for all children within the first 18 months to five years of a child’s life. Sexuality and gender are important parts of everyone’s identity but LGBTQIA youth don't often see themselves represented or supported. (citation) Elementary school-aged youth are ready to talk about gender and sexuality but as adult providers are we ready to talk to youth?

In Creating Safer and More Inclusive Spaces for Elementary Age LGBTQIA+ Youth we will offer information, tool, and skills to all participants that will enhance their ability to provide support to elementary school-aged youth in their programs who do not identify as cisgender and/or within the gender binary, or as heterosexual.

Training Objectives:

  • Review accountability tool, Community Invitations
  • reflect on the ways we've been acculturated and socialized around sexuality and gender
  • review information on sex, gender, gender identity, and gender expression the ways that these constructs impact programming
  • Learn and practice additional age appropriate ways to talk to program participants about gender and sexuality both in one-on-one and group settings.
  • Discuss different methods and practices you and your agency can be doing to insure the comfort of all program participants, especially LGBTQIA participants.
  • practice conflict resolution tools for staff when gender and sexuality issues arise
    recall local and digital community resources in NYC.


Date: June 24th

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When your fundraising event format is TBD! Fundraising Series for DYCD
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During this time, organizations and development staff are often toggling between virtual, hybrid, and in-person special events. Join to hear an organizational and an event specialist’s perspective on what to consider as you design a special event during this time, how to decide the right format, and how to pivot quickly if and when you need to.

Featured panelists are Melissa A. Benjamin - Director of Development, Fiver Children's Foundation and Blake Bradford, BLB Consulting and Events. Moderator is Anne Rehkopf Townsend, Founder – ART+Strategy.

This Fund Development workshop is intended for senior leadership and development staff of DYCD contracted agencies.


Date: June 27th

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Getting Youth UNSTUCK Using Motivational Interviewing (Part 1)
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Is there such a thing as an unmotivated young person? Do you sometimes struggle to motivate youth? Does it seem like no matter what you do, the youth you work with stay STUCK? Using video, role play, and youth scenarios, in part 1 of this 2-part series, we will examine the guiding principles of an approach called Motivational Interviewing. Through exploring the stages of change, you will learn how to plan interventions that meet the youth where s/he is and help them move forward in their life. You will gain skills to facilitate conversations with young people that decrease their ambivalence and encourage motivation for positive change.

You will learn to listen for and elicit a young person’s internal reasons for making changes in their lives and help him/her achieve their goals.

Learning Objectives:


Participants will be able to:

1) Identify the guiding principles of motivational interviewing

2) Implement the stages of behavioral change with youth

3) Develop conversational tools for increasing internal motivation and for decreasing ambivalence


Facilitated by: Dr. Andrew Hamid, PhD, CASAC, ACSW


Date: June 28th

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DYCD/Big Duck Webinar: Writing for Digital Platforms
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Reading an email or a webpage is a different experience than reading a brochure—and your writing should be different, too.

Join Justin Clarel (they/them) and Ryan Gerhardt (he/his) of Big Duck, a communications firm that works with nonprofits, for a 60-minute webinar to take a closer look at how your audiences behave and interact online, and how you can write web copy, emails, and social media posts that work.


Date: June 28th

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Advanced and Applied Skills in Motivational Interviewing (Part 2)
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This session will expand upon the rationale for Motivational Interviewing strategies and techniques and how their use can increase client's internal motivation, decrease ambivalence and support staff in working collaboratively to help clients achieve their goals.

Using video, role play, and youth scenarios, this workshop will examine the guiding principles of an approach called Motivational Interviewing. Through exploring the stages of change, you will learn how to plan interventions that meet the youth where s/he is and help them move forward in their life. You will gain skills to facilitate conversations with young people that decrease their ambivalence and encourage motivation for positive change.

You will learn to listen for and elicit a young person’s internal reasons for making changes in their lives and help him/her achieve their goals.


Learning Objectives:


Participants will be able to:

  1. Integrate Motivational Interviewing techniques into everyday work with clients
  2. Develop conversational tools for increasing internal motivation and for decreasing ambivalence
  3. Apply strategies that increase client's progress toward goal achievement

Facilitated by: Dr. Andrew Hamid, PhD, CASAC, ACSW

We look forward to having you join us!


Date: June 29th

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Project- Based Learning, Summer Youth Employment for 14 15-year-olds
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This interactive two-session training will explore Project-Based Learning (PBL) as a powerful strategy for workforce development and promoting career pathways for younger youth (aged 14 to 15). Participants will learn the key elements of a Project-Based Learning approach, connect work readiness strategies with positive youth development principles, and identify how key employability skills are fostered through experiential learning.

Participants will have the opportunity to design summer learning projects that foster meaningful work readiness experiences and develop plans to achieve Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) goals.

Core Objectives:

  • Learn the core elements of Project-Based Learning (PBL).
  • Identify key employability skills and how they are achieved through experiential learning opportunities.
  • Plan a Project-Based Learning experience with specific learning goals and strategies for developing work readiness skills and career exploration.


Date: June 29th

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Drink So You Can Pour : Collective Care for OST Providers(6/29)
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Thank you for your interest in attending a centralized Ramapo workshop, funded through the Department of Youth and Community Development. In order to register for this workshop, your program must receive funding through DYCD.

Over a 1.5 hour zoom virtual call, participants will explore the need for self-care in relation to how investing in self care allows us to best address the needs of the young people and the families we serve in a more meaningful and intentional way. Participants will learn how self-care offers rejuvenation, clear thinking, and explore obstacles to consistently implementing our individual self-care strategies. Finally we will discuss how we can be better role-models for self-care in our schools and programs.


This workshop is suitable for all staff.

Ramapo for Children’s goal is to create community, so please be prepared to show up and actively participate the same way you would if you were attending a training in person. This training will require each person to have either a computer or a smartphone that allows for both audio and visual components. If you must leave the training early, please note that you will not receive your credit hours for that workshop and will be required to register for another workshop. Workshops may be recorded for internal training purposes.


Date: June 29th

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Supporting Middle and High School Age LGBTQIA+ Youth in Programs Spaces

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The first half of a training series aimed at helping youth service providers who work with youth ages 12-19 create safer and inclusive programming for LGBTQIA young people and their peers. This interactive training will feature role plays and case studies to examine common LGBTQIA inclusion issues and best practices to find practical solutions to these issues. Participants must attend both trainings in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Adolescence is a time for more than just biological changes. It's a time for cognitive maturation and changing social expectations. The self-creation of one’s identity is a major part of this time in a young person’s life. For LGBTQIA+ youth it's often a reckoning of feelings they’ve experienced for most of their lives coming to the surface in new and exciting ways. And often before they talk to an adult about what they are experiencing they are looking for subtle hints that they will be loved and respected for who they are.

In Supporting Middle and High School Age LGBTQIA+ Youth in Programs Spaces we will offer information, tool, and skills to all participants that will enhance their ability to provide support to youth in their programs who do not identify as cisgender and/or within the gender binary, or as heterosexual.

Training Objectives:

  • learn about an accountability tool, Community Invitations
  • reflect on the ways we've been acculturated and socialized around sexuality and gender
  • discover how gender and sexuality have evolved over time in the United States.
  • explore expansive notions of gender and sexuality, including how these concepts have evolved over time
  • review information on sex, gender, gender identity, and gender expression the ways that these constructs impact programming
  • begin to learn basic, age-appropriate ways to talk to program participants about gender and sexuality.
  • practice conflict resolution tools for staff when gender and sexuality issues arise
  • recall local and digital community resources in NYC

Advanced registration for this workshop is required. An insufficient number of registrants will result in cancellation or postponement of this workshop. Registration is for the approved candidate only. Substitutions are not allowed without the approval of the TA Provider.


Date: June 29th

Click here to register.

 

 

Supporting Middle and High School Age LGBTQIA+ Youth in Programs Spaces

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The first half of a training series aimed at helping youth service providers who work with youth ages 12-19 create safer and inclusive programming for LGBTQIA young people and their peers. This interactive training will feature role plays and case studies to examine common LGBTQIA inclusion issues and best practices to find practical solutions to these issues. Participants must attend both trainings in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Adolescence is a time for more than just biological changes. It's a time for cognitive maturation and changing social expectations. The self-creation of one’s identity is a major part of this time in a young person’s life. For LGBTQIA+ youth it's often a reckoning of feelings they’ve experienced for most of their lives coming to the surface in new and exciting ways. And often before they talk to an adult about what they are experiencing they are looking for subtle hints that they will be loved and respected for who they are.

In Supporting Middle and High School Age LGBTQIA+ Youth in Programs Spaces we will offer information, tool, and skills to all participants that will enhance their ability to provide support to youth in their programs who do not identify as cisgender and/or within the gender binary, or as heterosexual.

Training Objectives:

  • learn about an accountability tool, Community Invitations
  • reflect on the ways we've been acculturated and socialized around sexuality and gender
  • discover how gender and sexuality have evolved over time in the United States.
  • explore expansive notions of gender and sexuality, including how these concepts have evolved over time
  • review information on sex, gender, gender identity, and gender expression the ways that these constructs impact programming
  • begin to learn basic, age-appropriate ways to talk to program participants about gender and sexuality.
  • practice conflict resolution tools for staff when gender and sexuality issues arise
  • recall local and digital community resources in NYC

Advanced registration for this workshop is required. An insufficient number of registrants will result in cancellation or postponement of this workshop. Registration is for the approved candidate only. Substitutions are not allowed without the approval of the TA Provider.


Date: June 30th

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July 2022

Calendar of events is coming soon!

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