Discover new ideas and solutions through sessions and conversations with your peers. Learn about innovations in program administration, human resource management, and personnel supervision. Sessions include:
Modeling a culture of second chances: Steps to forgiving, learning, and moving on
Learn about a five-step process for addressing conflicts professionally, using "forgiving and remembering" as the preferred practice. Explore strategies for acknowledging the pain we experienced and making a conscious choice to learn from the experience rather than hold resentments.
Holly Elissa Bruno, Radio host, author, keynote speaker, BAM Radio Network: Holly Elissa Bruno Keynotes
Dynamic strategies for hiring and retaining qualified employees
This presentation examines the implications of employee turnover on children, families, and staff. Strategies for retaining qualified employees will be presented, including utilizing effective hiring and training practices. Budget-conscious ideas for demonstrating respect and appreciation for employees will also be explored.
Stacey Park, Director, Braddock Street United Methodist Early Learning Center
Shaping a sustainable organization so that your visionary program can outlive you
This session will provide strategies to analyze existing job functions and systems and identify the areas where a change of personnel is most likely to cause disruption or loss of quality. After this exercise, additional strategies will be presented to build the infrastructure to support a high-quality program through changes in personnel and leadership.
Liisa Hale, Co-Director, BlueSkies for Children
Educating, informing, and developing school readiness policy from a governance perspective
This session will address the increase in roles and responsibilities for administrators and board members of non-profit organizations, due to the latest research and evidence-based practices about school readiness. The presenters will share their personal experiences and perspectives with the audiences as staff, board members, and financial supporters.
Michelle Soltero, Regional Coordinator, WestEd; Jorge Saenz De Viteri, Early Childhood Education Specialist, Latino Caucus Interest Forum