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2015 Regional Learning Events

Welcome! Below you will find resources that were presented at the 2015 Regional Learning Events that were held in Atlanta, GA; Lewiston, ID; Catoosa, OK; and Chandler, AZ. Over 185 professionals comprised of Club staff, leadership, and board members from a total of 42 Native Boys & Girls Clubs gathered together for the four regional cluster trainings. This inaugural set of Learning Events provided opportunities for Club youth development professionals to network with others in their region, and to learn strategies and techniques to better serve the youth in their communities.

Each event was filled with informational breakout sessions designed to fit the needs of each and every Native organization and site. It is recognized that even as Clubs have many similarities, they also have many differences. By offering a diverse range of sessions, professionals of all backgrounds were able to participate in meaningful learning experiences that were applicable to their daily lives. Participants were able to sustain and respect each community’s unique cultural values, traditions, and ways while building upon the shared vision of the Native Services Unit (NSU) and practicing integral concepts of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) movement. The event offered programmatic and grant administration sessions on topics such as planning for safety, managing federal grants, working with teens, infusing cultural values into programming, dealing with conflict, developing resiliency in youth, and learning effective Club leadership.

Through these Regional Learning Events and other initiatives, the Native Youth Services Unit provides support and specifically addresses the needs of Clubs on Native lands. The NSU has been, and continues to be, an integral component of the success and development of Native Clubs.


Training Documents with Additional Resources

Native Services Unit Update
Helping Youth Develop Resiliency
Ensuring Safety and Creating a Plan
Infusing Culture and Values into Programming (coming soon)
STEM in My Club?! (coming soon)

Federal Grants: OJP and T.R.A.I.L.
OJP National Mentoring Program: Mentoring Native Youth
On the T.R.A.I.L to Diabetes Prevention Program Overview

Dealing with Conflict
Dealing with Conflict Presentation
Boys & Girls Clubs of America Conflict Cycle
Boys & Girls Clubs of America Conflict Resolution Ladder
What Works: Building Great Club Experiences
 

Check out Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Spillett Leadership University for additional trainings such as Program Basics and Learning Coaches training that was available at the Learning Events.


Contacts

Carla Knapp
National Director, Native Services, BGCA
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Anna Calkins
Director of Organizational Development, Native Services, BGCA
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Kelly Concho-Hayes
Director of Organizational Development, Native Services,BGCA
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Tim Reiplinger
Director of Organizational Development, Native Services, BGCA
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Linda Wiltse
Director of Organizational Development, Native Services, BGCA
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Linda Ashley
Club Liaison Services Specialist, Native Services, BGCA
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