Distance Learning Description: The success of a school-based afterschool program is dependent upon many factors. The program can be well resourced, have great staff, operate efficiently, enjoy good rapport with parents, yet, if a new principal takes the reins of the school and does not share the same vision of afterschool program as those who were in place before, chaos can consume the program.
This training will review the recommendations set forth by the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the National AfterSchool Association (NAA) that were geared toward helping principals and the afterschool program site director work together in harmony. Practical tips for creating collaborative relationships between afterschool programs and school Leaders in areas of program vision, organization, infrastructure, development, personal care, community engagement, and student learning. The training will be beneficial for all afterschool professionals, particularly those new to their leadership position.
Participants will have the opportunity to share personal challenges, issues, and obstacles to relationship building and review strategies for improvement in an open, participant-driven, adult learning environment.
Intended Audience: Front-line Staff, Coordinators and Managers