Professional Development

Family League provides coaching and professional development focusing on a wide range of topics that move our partners and the community as a whole closer to realizing the vision of a Baltimore where children, youth and families have the opportunity to thrive. Participants in our workshops represent the diverse population of the City of Baltimore and the various needs of its residents.  We deliver the most current research and best practices to support well-designed, high-impact programs and activities.

We offer a variety of workshops throughout the year. All are free of charge to participants and open to anyone who wishes to attend. A brief list of upcoming trainings are listed below. To view the complete listing and register for our workshops, visit our Professional Development Calendar.

FAMILY LEAGUE OF BALTIMORE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY

Please note: While all of our professional development offerings are free to the community, the organization will be invoiced a “missed session” fee of $50.00 if a participant does not attend a training for which they have registered, or does not to notify the Family League of their inability to attend within 48 hours of the scheduled training. Organizations will only be charged in the event of a “missed session” by an employee. If an agency fails to pay the missed session fee, their staff will no longer be able to access training offered by Family League of Baltimore. The 48 hour requirement does exclude extenuating circumstances such as a death in the family, serious medical emergency, programmatic emergency that would require the attendance of the registered individual, etc.

Our goal is to continue to maximize the professional development opportunities while reducing the large number of no show attendees we have experienced in the past. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy and hope that your staff continues to benefit from the opportunities that will be offered during the coming year.

Friday, March 27th | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

This training will prepare youth development workers for proper cyber interactions with youth. Participants will also learn how to encourage cybersafety among youth and families while supporting them.

*Light snacks will be provided, but we will not be providing lunch; feel free to bring additional snacks if necessary.

Tuesday, March 17th | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Workshops engage participants in active learning that provides tools, materials, considerations, and techniques to ensure cultural awareness and sensitivity when designing curricula.

*Light snacks will be provided, feel free to bring additional snacks if necessary.

Tuesday, March 24th | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuesday April 21st | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This workshop provides an overview of the Results-Based Accountability (RBA) framework. The workshop will offer key definitions, a discussion of the levels of accountability, a breakdown of performance measures by type, and an overview of turn the curve thinking. The training will offer guidance to attendees on how to quickly get from talk to action so that programs can better tell the story of their work and begin to figure out if anyone is better off. Participants will experience a mix of lecture, group activities, and individual practice throughout the session.

*Light snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring additional snacks if necessary.

Saturday, March 7th | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

*This supplemental training is intended only for those that have completed the full Advancing Youth Development 5-part course.**

**This is a certificate training. Participants must complete the full 3-part course in order to receive their certificate. If you are not seeking a certificate, you may take any of the trainings independently.**

Supervising Youth Development Practice is a certificate program designed for supervisors and managers of youth programs. SYDP is part of a national training developed by the National Training Institute for Community Youth Work (NTI), at the Academy for Educational Development (AED). It is based on the principle that every youth worker’s goal should be to develop youth and to challenge them to achieve their highest potential – not to fix them. It provides the theory, practice, and outcomes of quality youth development projects. SYDP focuses on increasing the capacity of supervisors to provide effective leadership to support their youth development staff.

Participants in Session 1 will learn:
the key concepts of youth development research, theory, and practice;
the stages of youth development; and
youth outcomes.

*Light snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring additional snacks if necessary.

Saturday, March 7th | 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

*This supplemental training is intended only for those that have completed the full Advancing Youth Development 5-part course.**

**This is a certificate training. Participants must complete the full 3-part course in order to receive their certificate. If you are not seeking a certificate, you may take any of the trainings independently.**

Supervising Youth Development Practice is a certificate program designed for supervisors and managers of youth programs. SYDP is part of a national training developed by the National Training Institute for Community Youth Work (NTI), at the Academy for Educational Development (AED). It is based on the principle that every youth worker’s goal should be to develop youth and to challenge them to achieve their highest potential – not to fix them. It provides the theory, practice, and outcomes of quality youth development projects. SYDP focuses on increasing the capacity of supervisors to provide effective leadership to support their youth development staff.

Session 2 will cover:
Qualities of competent youth workers
Strategies for recruiting competent youth workers
Strategies for retaining competent youth workers
The intricate connections between staff, youth services, opportunities and supports, and youth outcomes

*Light snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring additional snacks if necessary.

Saturday, March 14th | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

*This supplemental training is intended only for those that have completed the full Advancing Youth Development 5-part course.**

**This is a certificate training. Participants must complete the full 3-part course in order to receive their certificate. If you are not seeking a certificate, you may take any of the trainings independently.**

Supervising Youth Development Practice is a certificate program designed for supervisors and managers of youth programs. SYDP is part of a national training developed by the National Training Institute for Community Youth Work (NTI), at the Academy for Educational Development (AED). It is based on the principle that every youth worker’s goal should be to develop youth and to challenge them to achieve their highest potential – not to fix them. It provides the theory, practice, and outcomes of quality youth development projects. SYDP focuses on increasing the capacity of supervisors to provide effective leadership to support their youth development staff.

This session will cover:
The elimination of stereotypes about youth and their program participation
The use of core competencies for youth workers as an instrument to recruit qualified staff and support staff professional development strategies to retain competent youth workers
Effective strategies for performance assessment
Facilitated supervision model and practice

*Light snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring additional snacks if necessary.

Saturday, March 28th | 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

This workshop will prepare youth development workers by highlighting the ways in which we all enjoy privilege based on being members of social and personal identity groups. The goal of the workshop is to identify specific ways we can use our privilege to create a more just and caring world where each person is treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.

Snacks and beverages provided. Feel free to bring additional food items if needed.

Wednesday, March 11th | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

You are invited to become a registrar for voter registration in Maryland. What a wonderful way to apply one of our core competencies, Community Engagement and Coordination. What a great way to engage and empower our communities. High school CSC’s will have the opportunity to impact those students who are of age and able to vote. CSC’s and OST site managers can empower of families and communities. What a great time to be involved. Please register for this invite by March 6, 2020.

*Light snacks will be provided, feel free to bring additional snacks if necessary.

Saturday, March 21st | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Jennifer McDowell will facilitate White Fragility sessions that will help white people understand their role in racism and how their response can perpetuate or reverse effects of racism.

*Light snacks will be provided, feel free to bring additional snacks if necessary.

Thursday, March 19th | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

This session will prepare youth development workers to address one or several of the eight dimensions of wellness (physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, occupational, financial, and environmental) for overall health and wellness.

*Light snacks will be provided, feel free to bring additional snacks if necessary.