Quality

Conferences and Training Opportunities

Upcoming

  • COPE Training

    June 18 | Lawrence Education and Community Center, Indianapolis, IN
    The Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) is a simulation that offers participants a glimpse into the lives of low-income individuals living in our community. COPE provides an opportunity to experience poverty first-hand through the eyes of real families. The experiential nature of this training helps us more deeply understand the complexities of poverty, paving the way for addressing the issues of poverty more comprehensively.

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  • Magnify Learning – Open Project-Based Learning Workshop

    June 17-20 | Columbus, IN
    These open workshops train educational professionals how to teach their content and skills in a way that engages students and enables them to solve real world problems. They also train how to develop an inspiring class where students can tackle authentic problems and issues in their own community and the world around them.

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  • Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

    June 20 | Greenwood, IN
    Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach participants how to help an adolescent (ages 12 to 18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a five-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including ADHD), and eating disorders.

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  • The Indiana Pathways Summit

    June 24 | University of Indianapolis
    Hosted by the Education Workforce Innovation Network (EWIN), the Indiana Pathways Summit promises an engaging, interactive day that will help participants prepare for upcoming changes in the state's education and workforce landscape. Panel discussions and breakout sessions will showcase regional innovations that include employer, K-12, and postsecondary education, and community organization partnerships. Additional sessions will highlight successful career pathways that promote student training, credential attainment, and graduation while helping to fill Indiana's skills gap.

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  • Indiana School Health Network Conference

    June 25-26 │ Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel
    This two-day school health conference provides people who are passionate about school health an opportunity to expand their knowledge, increase their skills, and collaborate with other professionals who want to make a positive impact on school health in Indiana.

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  • Magnify Learning – Open Project-Based Workshop

    June 24-27 | Indianapolis, IN
    These open workshops train educational professionals how to teach their content and skills in a way that engages students and enables them to solve real world problems. They also train how to develop an inspiring class where students can tackle authentic problems and issues in their own community and the world around them.

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  • Women’s United Presents: A Workplace Sustainability Seminar with Ruth Weirich

    June 28 | Michigan City, IN
    Keynote speaker Ruth Weirich brings with her a thorough understanding of successful business practices. As the author of "Workplace Stability: Creating Conditions That Lead to Retention, Productivity, and Engagement in Entry-Level Workers," she has provided insight into the overall corporate strategies of companies throughout the country. Ruth will share simple, inexpensive solutions that can help stabilize your employees’ lives while boosting your profitability and competitive advantage. $75 for the morning session tickets only, $125 for the full day.

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  • National Geographic Educator Certification for Afterschool

    May 20 - August 30 | Online
    This free professional development program recognizes pre-K through 12 formal and informal educators committed to inspiring the next generation of explorers, conservationists, and changemakers. Participants will have the opportunity to connect to inspiring educators, develop skills that will add depth and meaning to their programs, and create a final project to showcase their growth and impact. Achieving certification will provide participants with professional recognition and development; lifelong community with like-minded educators; and relationships, resources, perks, and opportunities with National Geographic Society. Enrollment ends June 30.

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  • 3rd Annual Careers in Sports Events and College Fair

    July 2 | Indianapolis, IN
    The Careers in Sports event is a joint effort between MCCOY and the Indiana Fever to encourage youth opportunities. Attendees can watch part of an Indiana Fever practice session and hear inspiring messages and helpful tips from a variety of professionals in the sporting world. This year, a College Fair will be offered to help youth understand their educational opportunities. Deadline to register is June 19.

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  • FBI Youth Leadership Academy

    July 8-10, 2019 | Indiana University's Bradford Woods
    This summer, the Indianapolis Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will host the FBI Youth Leadership Academy (YLA). Through interactive physical challenges and classroom discussions, the YLA is designed to promote an educational experience that will provide students with valuable leadership training and a greater understanding of the FBI. Applicants should:

    • Have completed their junior year of high school
    • Have a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
    • Commit to attending the entire program
    • Write an essay of no more than 500 words depicting their interest in the program and how it will enhance their future plans

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  • Creating a Sustainable Program & Successful Proposal Writing Strategies

    June 13-14, Michigan City, IN | July 11-12, Merrillville, IN
    This highly interactive workshop focuses on the understanding that sustainable programming is an ongoing process, provides resources and strategies that meets an organization’s planning needs, addresses the cost to provide services, as well as how to measure program impact. Day 2’s workshop utilizes a step-by-step approach to help participants develop proposal planning and writing skills. Participants will develop their idea in to an effective, competitive proposal.

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  • 12th Annual Indiana Black Expo Education Conference

    July 18, 2019 | Indiana Convention Center
    This conference is designed to address current issues confronting educators, students, and families. The conference includes a series of keynote addresses, workshops and discussions that address cultural competence, postsecondary access and retention and the removal of student barriers to learning and discipline in the classroom.

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  • Building Your Case for Support & Non-Profit Leadership in the 21st Century

    August 15 | Indianapolis, IN
    This workshop provides resources strategies and applicable tools for participants to implement these nonprofit management principles within their organization, focusing on organizational mission, board development, strategic planning, program development and resource development.

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  • Building a Sustainable Organization

    August 15 | Indianapolis, IN
    This workshop provides resources strategies and applicable tools for participants to implement these nonprofit management principles within their organization, focusing on organizational mission, board development, strategic planning, program development and resource development.

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  • Leap Into Science

    Leap into Science is a nationwide program developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books, designed for children ages 3-10 and their families. The program empowers informal educators to offer workshops in community settings like libraries, museums, and out-of-school time programs to engage underserved audiences in accessible and familiar settings.This evidence-based program will be made available to a limited number of informal educators in Indiana through in-person trainings. Indiana training session are as follows:

    • August 12 | Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN
    • August 14 | Angel Mounds State Historic Site, Evansville, IN
    • August 23 | Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN
    • August 28 | Early Learning Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

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  • National Conference on Post-Secondary Access & Success

    September 16-18 | Indianapolis, IN
    The National College Access Network (NCAN) will hold its annual conference at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The event will attract 1,200 individuals from around the region and country who help more underrepresented students enter and complete postsecondary education, including nonprofits, colleges and universities, K-12 public district and charter schools, government agencies, and foundations and corporate funders. Topics will include postsecondary access and completion strategies for low-income students and students of color, financial aid and college affordability, cross-sector collaboration to increase postsecondary attainment rates and employment, and relevant local, state, and federal policy and advocacy.

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  • Emotional CPR (eCPR)

    Jun. 11-12, Jul. 16-17, Sept. 17-18 | Indianapolis, IN
    Emotional CPR is a public health education program designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis with three simple steps: C = Connecting, P = emPowering, and R = Revitalizing. Emotional CPR is based on the principles shared by a number of support approaches: trauma-informed care, recovery components, instilling hope, counseling after disasters, peer support, and cultural and social attunement. There is a $15 fee to participate. This is a two-day training at MCCOY's office (1375 W. 16th St.), and both days are required for course completion.

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  • Fundraising on a Shoestring Budget

    September 19 | Indianapolis, IN
    This is an interactive workshop provides best practices fundraising strategies for smaller organizations with limited capacity, provides tools, resources and strategies how to communicate your mission to your stakeholders, how to build deeper relationships with donors and how to engage volunteers Participants will complete a one-year fundraising plan that will launch and/or fine-tune their fundraising program.

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  • Summer Changes Everything Conference

    October 21-23, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
    The only national conference devoted to summer learning opportunities. Join participants from all over the county in Atlanta, GA for a weekend of resources, best practices, and solutions for summer learning and afterschool programs.

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  • Beyond School Hours Conference

    February 26-29, 2020 | Orlando, FL
    The nation's premiere conference for educators and leaders serving K-12 students in school, afterschool, summertime, and beyond! Includes powerful keynote speakers, exhibits that engage and inform, and over 200 content-rich workshops.

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  • 2020 National Afterschool Association Annual Convention

    March 15 - 19, 2020 | Washington DC
    Join the 2,300 members of the NAA community at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center for four days of networking, learning and inspiration: special events, workshops, daily keynotes and an interactive Learning Expo all designed to meet the needs of the developing professionals and emerging and current leaders of afterschool.

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  • 2020 Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning

    Tuesday April 14 - Wednesday April 15 | Indiana Convention Center, Downtown Indianapolis
    Indiana’s premier conference designed exclusively for afterschool and summer program providers! The 2020 Summit brings together youth programs, schools, and community partners to connect, learn new ideas, access valuable resources, and transform learning beyond the school day for Indiana youth.

    Join 600+ participants to experience:
    • More than 60 innovative workshops on leadership and best practices
    • Inspiring and high-impact keynote speakers
    • Special Evening Networking Reception
    • Spectacular Exhibit Hall
    • Champion Awards for outstanding programs

    Hosted as a partnership by the Indiana Afterschool Network and the Indiana Department of Education.

    MORE info and registration coming SOON!