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.

Towson University’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Community Engagement and Leading School Change is here!

Family League, in conjunction with Towson University Instructional Leadership and Professional Development, is offering a unique opportunity for current Community School Coordinators and other partners and stakeholders to develop their existing skill sets with the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC) in Community Engagement and Leading School Change. Through this special partnership, participants pay no application fee and qualify for reimbursement of 50% of their tuition. (Participants must successfully complete the program with a grade of “C” or better. They must complete the full program to receive reimbursement.)

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Friday, December 13th | 9:00 AM – 11:00 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. Feel free to bring additional snacks if necessary.

Thursday, December 12th | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Family League is now offering office hours in July, August, September, and October to assist Funded Partners with one on one technical assistance and data support. During these sessions, we will be offering in-person support with calculating performance measures, data entry issues, general data and evaluation questions, and any other help desk support or training issues. Participants should leave sessions with any questions regarding technical assistance or data support answered from members of the Family League Impact team.

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

Friday, December 6th | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Restorative Practices is more than just a set of processes and skills to build and repair communities.  Restorative practices is a mindset and a shift in thinking, away from traditional legal and criminal justice frameworks.  Being implemented in school systems across the U.S., Restorative Practices goes beyond the classroom and can transform the way you live and love those around you.  Come to this interactive workshop to learn about how you can make your life more restorative.

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

Wednesday, December 4th | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

This highly interactive session will re-engage participants in the continuous quality improvement (CQI) process. By leveraging comprehensive assessment tools, staff will be empowered to lead CQI processes at their respective sites. Participants will develop confidence in using assessment tools that are tailored to their programs, leveraging the results for improvement.

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

Tuesday, December 17th | 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, December 14th | 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.

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