Tuesday April 9th, 9-11 – Phoenix – CLASS Workshop – Be like Lego’s My Friends with Manny Padia
  • Learn about communication and how building the connection between parents and kids will help build a strong program. We will utilize fun activities to explore and grasp various concepts and theories, and look deeper in to how these connections will help alleviate problems before they begin.
Tuesday April 9th, 12-2 – Phoenix – Leadership Workshop – Staff Recruitment & Retention Guidance with Manny Padia
  • Tammy Cohen said it best “a great employee is like a four-leaf clover. Hard to find and lucky to have”. In this workshop you will learn what you as a Leader can do to focus on staff retention and recruitment for your four-leaf clovers. Identify and examine the barriers such as hours, pay, and training that arise when trying to retain good quality staff. Explore options to assist in overcoming some of these barriers. You will also delve into procedures that other organizations and professions use for staff retention and recruitment to evaluate if they will work in your OST program.
Thurs. April 11th, 9-noon – Flagstaff – Resilience Documentary viewing with Panelist led Q&A session
  • Dive deeper into the ACES topic.  As the new documentary Resilience reveals,toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. Resilience also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting edge science and field tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose. Stay after the viewing for a Q&A with local experts.
Questions? Email us at info@azafterschool.org