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In-person or Online Continuing Professional Development Training for Early childhood and Youth Development programs

Transform your team's capabilities with Dignity of Children® professional development training, strategically crafted to sharpen leadership mindsets and fortify management skills. Our leadership training workshops are aimed at supervisors and multi-site directors, strategically designed to sharpen leadership skills to emphasize the importance of self-awareness and self-management in order to build foundational operational excellence. Our exclusive focus on fostering a leadership mindset and honing management skills aims to enhance operational structures specifically for children, youth, and family programs.

Our programs, tailored for educational and non-profit groups, place a dual emphasis on personal and professional skill development. By enrolling in our courses, participants not only elevate their individual capabilities but also contribute to the overall excellence of the programs they represent.

Operating across the United States, our training initiatives extend to schools and youth services agencies, ensuring a comprehensive nationwide approach to professional development. Conducted in group settings, our training sessions foster a culture of fidelity within schools and organizations.

Whether delivered online or in person, each session adheres to the rigorous standards set by the New York State Office of Children and Families Services (OCFS) School-age Care (SAC) Training Regulation. Recognized as an Aspire Registry-approved provider aligned with The New York Works for Children initiative, our training guarantees a commitment to excellence.

In-Person Training

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$1500/session

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Virtual Training

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$1100/session

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Recognizing the unique needs of each organization, we offer customizable training programs that can be tailored to align seamlessly with your specific requirements. To explore how our expertise can be finely tuned to meet your organizational goals, click the button below and connect with us for more information. Your journey toward a strengthened leadership mindset and enhanced management skills begins here.

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List Of Workshops Offered For Leaders

Darkness To Light: Stewards Of Children
Dignity of Children® supports Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children curriculum, which is an evidence-informed child sexual abuse prevention training. In this training, your staff will learn how to identify, prevent, and handle reported instances of child sexual abuse. In addition, they will also learn about New York's child abuse identification and reporting law.

CE/CEU Credits, Covers NYS OCFS Topic 5, 6 & 8, Aspire Approved.

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Safety, Health & Wellness (OCFS)
This workshop is designed to foster an environment that prioritizes children's health, nutrition, and safety. Attendees will gain insights into OCFS regulations and understand their essential roles in upholding their program's school-age childcare permit.

Covers OCFS topics 2, 4, 5, & 7, Aspire Approved. 

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Creating A Viable Code of Conduct
Staff will learn how to create an environment that is beneficial to the health & safety of children. This session will focus on the creation of safe spaces, professional boundaries, physical affection, and staff conduct with members, etc. Review of Child Abuse Mandated report regulations. 

Covers NYS OCFS Topics 6 & 8, Aspire Approved. 

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Building Strong Partnerships with Parents
In this workshop, staff will develop skills in creating a nurturing and inviting environment to engage parents effectively. Participants will learn how to collaborate with families to foster the holistic development of children enrolled in the program.

Covers NYS OCFS Topic 4, Aspire Approved.

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Creating a Learning Culture for Students
This workshop is designed to empower educators to help students develop self-directed learning skills. Throughout the course, participants will explore the principles and strategies of self-directed learning, and how they can create a learning culture that supports student autonomy and success. Participants will learn about the importance of self-directed learning, how to use it to teach math and reading, the role of the teacher in facilitating self-directed learning, and the specific skills students need to become self-directed learners. By the end of the course, participants will be equipped with the tools and knowledge to create a culture that fosters self-directed learning and promotes the development of 21st century skills.  

Covers NYS OCFS Topic 1 & 3 Aspire Approved.

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Team Building Strategies
This workshop is specifically designed to equip your staff with the essential tools to reinforce and cultivate effective teamwork at all levels. In this interactive and engaging session, participants will gain valuable insights into the significance of teamwork and its direct impact on overall organizational success. Through a series of thought-provoking activities and discussions, attendees will explore the strengths of their fellow team members, understand the behaviors that characterize effective teams, and learn to appreciate diverse perspectives.

Covers NYS OCFS Topic 5, Aspire Approved.

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Creating a Safe and Effective Program Environment
In today's dynamic and evolving educational landscape, ensuring the safety and well-being of participants is of utmost importance. The "Creating a Safe and Effective Program Environment" workshop is designed to equip program supervisors, coordinators, and facilitators with the knowledge, skills, and strategies needed to proactively manage risks, establish robust safety measures, and foster a secure and supportive atmosphere for all participants. During this engaging and interactive workshop, participants will delve into various aspects of program safety and supervision, exploring methods to anticipate potential risks, develop practical strategies for risk management, and assign responsibilities effectively. Participants will also gain insights into creating measurable goals that contribute to reducing potential risks and enhancing overall program quality.

Covers NYS OCFS Topic 4 & 5, Aspire Approved.

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Promote a Trauma-informed Care Environment
This workshop aims to equip learners with the necessary tools to establish and sustain a nurturing and responsive culture for individuals who have endured trauma. This comprehensive training encompasses crucial aspects of a trauma-informed approach, such as identifying trauma indicators, comprehending its influence on behavior, and fostering secure and supportive spaces that facilitate healing and recovery for affected individuals.

Covers NYS OCFS Topic 5 & 10, Aspire Approved.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
This workshop is dedicated to fostering an inclusive workplace culture that not only embraces diversity but also champions equity. During this program, attendees will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to appreciate the significance of cultural diversity, cultivate cultural competence, and integrate inclusive strategies into their professional settings. This training experience is designed to empower participants to establish a workplace where every individual, regardless of their cultural, ethnic, or racial background, is treated with respect, dignity, and genuine appreciation.

Covers NYS OCFS Topic 3, 4 & 5, Aspire Approved.

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Professionalism In the Workplace
This workshop will explore how professionalism is cultivated and promoted within the organization's culture. Participants will explore and reflect on their own attitude and behaviors in the workplace. Using the five developmental skills of emotional intelligence which are self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and decision-making, participants will collaboratively brainstorm how to enhance professionalism in the work community. They will understand how a positive first impression and successful interpersonal relationships will leave a lasting reputation within the organization and industry.

Covers NYS OCFS Topics 5, Aspire Approved.

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Leadership With Purpose: Creating A Culture for Success
This workshop is a comprehensive training program designed to help individuals develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become effective leaders in their organizations. The course is structured to cover a range of topics, including understanding the importance of working as a team, analyzing the behaviors of an effective team, promoting a trauma-informed care environment, and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Participants will learn how to employ the strengths of team members into the program, develop responsible leadership with emotional intelligence, and apply management best practices such as creating standard operating procedures. The course also provides a team learning and accountability system to ensure high-quality outcomes, along with a self-assessment tool to track progress. By the course's end, participants will have a deep understanding of how to create a culture for success through effective leadership, teamwork, and best practices for managing organizations.

Covers NYS OCFS Topic 5, Aspire Approved.

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Responsible Leadership: Emotional Intelligence
This workshop is designed for educational leaders who want to develop their capacity to lead with purpose and emotional intelligence. Through the course, participants will explore the importance of having a clear sense of purpose and learn techniques for creating a learning culture in the classroom. They will also develop their conflict management skills and gain insights into why compassion is essential in leadership. The course includes a workbook specifically designed for educational leaders to help them enhance their emotional intelligence and become more effective and responsible leaders. Throughout the training, participants will engage with thought-provoking videos by speakers who are recognized experts in the fields of emotional intelligence and responsible leadership. By the end of the course, participants will have developed a greater understanding of how to lead with purpose, develop their emotional intelligence, and become more effective and responsible leaders. They will be equipped with practical skills and tools that they can apply in their work, to create a positive learning culture and foster a more compassionate, responsible, and effective leadership.

Covers NYS OCFS Topic 5, Aspire Approved.

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Driving Outcomes Through Data: Using Measurement Tools & Evaluation Strategies
This detailed and hands-on workshop will provide educational leaders with the tools and processes to create key performance indicators (KPIs) for their program, identify youth outcomes and best program practices that help achieve goals, and establish the most effective measuring tools to evaluate youth growth and program quality. The workshop will support educational leaders in designing evaluation strategies to fill the gaps in their program practice and create quarterly action plans driven by data.

Covers NYS OCFS Topic 5, Aspire Approved.

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An Introduction to The Quality Self-Assessment (QSA) Tool, Third Edition
The workshop will focus on clear quality standards and ongoing program assessment are central to building effective and sustainable afterschool programs. Improving after-school program quality must begin with a commitment on the part of practitioners to examine their programs with a critical eye. A quality program is one that is reflective, willing to improve, change and grow, and believes in successful outcomes for its participants.

Covers NYS OCFS Topic 5, Aspire Approved.

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Management: Best Practices, Structures & Systems | Creating Standard Operating Procedures
This training is designed to empower leaders with the knowledge and skills needed to enhance organizational effectiveness through effective management practices. The training is divided into two sections, with the first section focusing on management best practices, structures, and systems used to enhance organizational performance. In the second section, participants will learn how to create standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure consistency and quality in organizational processes. By the end of this training, participants will be capable of recognizing and implementing best management practices and developing effective SOPs to lead with purpose and accomplish their organizational objectives.

Covers NYS OCFS Topic 5, Aspire Approved.

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Team Learning and Accountability Systems and Practices
This workshop aims to equip participants with essential skills and knowledge to enhance team performance and productivity through effective learning and accountability systems. By the end of this session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of team learning and accountability, learn to set clear goals and performance metrics for individuals and the team, and acquire communication and collaboration strategies that support team learning and accountability.

Covers NYS OCFS Topic 5, Aspire Approved.

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Monitor & Measuring 21st Century Skills in Youth
This innovative workshop will teach educational leaders the foundations of 21st-century learning culture and allow them to dive deep into the development of 21st-century skills in children and youth. Participants will not only learn what these skills are but will also understand their importance in the modern-day world and acquire strategies to help their youth develop them to ensure success in the 21st-century marketplace. The workshop will equip educational leaders with the best practices on designing processes that will promote self-directed learning that helps youth develop communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. In addition, participants will learn how to design a measuring system to track and define growth in youth.

Covers NYS OCFS Topic 5, Aspire Approved.

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In-Person Training

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$1500/session

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Virtual Training

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$1100/session

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What Leaders Are Saying About Our Training Program

"Dr. Toledo did an amazing job of turning theory into content that we can use to effectively influence our practice. I now have tangibles to help me grow as a leader."
– Participant, Roads to Success, Leadership Training, August 2023

"The training was informative. I learned many new things about effective leadership styles, creating a safe, motivating, and productive work environment guided by a shared vision."
– Participant, Home for the Homeless, Leadership Training, September 2023

"The training was interesting, different, moving, and very helpful. It refined and formed thoughts I didn’t have, or improved ones that I did have."
– Participant, Bronx House, Leadership Training, June 2023