Conferences and Training Opportunities


  • 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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  • Webinar | Strategic Clarity for Positive Impact

    October 23, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST | Virtual
    Trina Pulliam, President of Trainnovations, will lead this webinar and speak from her experience in partnerships with local governments agencies and her background in Economics. Trina and her team have provided diverse training on culture shifting, strategic planning and efficiency projects for over 4 dozen public agencies.

    In this webinar Trina will help you gain information on what strategic planning is and why it’s important. The objective will be to bring understanding of the concept and help to convey the important definitions and linkage to your work. You will be provided with steps to move forward with strategic planning and identify the appropriate inputs. Participants will be able to define the objective of what to do and what steps may not be beneficial to your work. Some practical resources will be discussed such as using a checklist to stay on track so that you have in hand a usable list of “to do’s” to get started and accomplishing the next steps.

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  • Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: Darkness to Light – Stewards of Children Training

    October 23, 2019 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST | 2400 E Wabash St, Frankfort, IN 46041
    Free lunch will be provided. You are welcome to bring business cards or program/service information to share as well as arrive early and stay after for networking. Please reach out to Jennifer Lombard, North Central Outreach Manager, with questions (1-855-499-2502, [email protected]).

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  • IYI Youth Worker Cafe | Digital Safety & Responsibility: Internet, Social Media & Teens Online

    October 23, 2019 | 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM EST | 2392 North State Road 3, Hartford City, IN 47348
    Free lunch will be provided. You are welcome to bring business cards or program/service information to share as well as arrive early and stay after for networking. Please reach out to Alison Palmer, East Central Outreach Manager, with questions (1-855-499-2503, [email protected]).

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  • 2019 Black Males State Conference

    October 29, 2019 | Indiana Government Center South, Indianapolis, IN
    The Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males (ICSSBM) is excited to host this year's annual Black Males State Conference - a one-day statewide convening that will bring youth and community leaders together to discuss strategies to support the lives of black males across Indiana. Youth programming will cover the importance of education, leadership, civic advocacy, and education on the legislative process. The adults will engage in sessions to address black male homicides, health & wellness, education & employment, entrepreneurship, and social, economic, and community advocacy. $15 for youth, $25 for adults. "Early bird" pricing available until Sept. 30, 2019.

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  • Examining Bias

    October 30, 2019 | MCCOY, Indianapolis, IN
    This workshop is designed to increase awareness about implicit bias by examining our own behaviors and motivations. Participants will discuss what implicit bias is, why it matters, what are the consequences of implicit bias, and what can be done to reduce it?

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  • IYI Youth Worker Cafe | Hidden In Plain Sight: What Your Kids Know About Drugs that You Should Know

    October 30, 2019 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST | 711 Old Wheatland Rd., Vincennes, IN 47591
    Free lunch will be provided. You are welcome to bring business cards or program/service information to share as well as arrive early and stay after for networking. Please reach out to Joe Shrode, Southwest Outreach Manager, with questions (1-866-426-6558, [email protected]).

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  • 2019-2020 Conrad Challenge

    Registration Ends November 1, 2019
    The Conrad Challenge is an annual, multi-phase innovation and entrepreneurship competition that encourages young adults to participate in designing the future. Each year, teams of 2-5 students, ages 13-18, from around the world create products and/or services to address some of the most pressing global and local challenges. They become entrepreneurial problem-solvers, addressing challenging social, scientific and societal issues through utilizing their creativity and critical-thinking skills. Finalist teams are invited to meet and present their innovations before an esteemed panel of expert judges.

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  • An Evening with Richard Louv: The Importance of Connecting People with Nature

    November 1, 2019 | Clowes Memorial Hall, Indianapolis, IN
    Richard Louv is a journalist and author of nine books, which have been translated and published in 24 countries, and helped launch an international movement to connect children, families and communities to nature. He is co-founder and Chair Emeritus of the Children & Nature Network, an organization helping build the movement.

    Come, learn about the challenge of Nature-Deficit Disorder. Mr. Louv will share how nature experience is gaining notice among public health professionals; why the more high-tech we become, the more nature we need; how natural learning environments improve the ability to learn and be creative; and also how connecting with animals can transform our lives — and help save theirs.

    Doors open 6 PM, Program begins 7 PM, book signing immediately following. This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.

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  • INSHAPE State Conference 2019

    November 3 - November 5, 2019 | Grand Park Sports Complex, Westfield, IN
    INSHAPE, Indiana's largest network of health and physical education professionals, is a primary source for professional development. They are the voice advocating in support of evidence-based health and physical education resulting in active learners and healthy students. The state conference offers over 100 innovative sessions, workshops and demonstrations. High-impact speakers share inspiring strategies. Networking opportunities foster the sharing of best practices. A partner showcase features new products and services from leading organizations. Special workshops on social-emotional learning, fitness, and standards-based curriculum for NFL Flag Football. Sponsored in part by the Indianapolis Colts.

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  • Disability Behavior Supports and Environment Adaptations

    November 5, 2019 | MCCOY, Indianapolis, IN
    The Positive Behavior Supports and Environmental Adaptation Training is a 2 hour session and can be utilized by all while being designed for those in any supervisory/instructor position. The training focuses on learning how to effectively communicate, engage, and interact with staff that has hidden disabilities such as high functioning autism, dyslexia, and ADHD. The session also will provide insights that can be utilize to better engage volunteers and customers with these disabilities. Part 2 of a 3 part series.

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  • IYI Youth Worker Cafe | Human Trafficking and Indiana Youth: Recognizing Signs, Identifying Victims, Collaborating Support

    November 7, 2019 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST | 301 E Linden Ave, Logansport, IN 46947
    Free lunch will be provided. You are welcome to bring business cards or program/service information to share as well as arrive early and stay after for networking. Please reach out to Jennifer Lombard, North Central Outreach Manager, with questions (1-855-499-2502, [email protected]).

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  • ITSACC Webinar | Family Child Care (FCC): Supporting Quality

    November 13, 2019 | 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
    As part of the 2019 Infant/Toddler & School-Age Child Care (ITSACC), this interactive webinar session will focus on the supports needed by FCC Providers. We will examine state policies, systems and technical assistance strategies that assist FCC providers in the provision of high- quality care to children within mixed-age groups. Participants will explore a newly published brief entitled “Voices from the Field” which includes strategies identified in focus groups conducted with family child care providers during the past year in various parts of the country. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to share best practices and initiatives from their work.

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  • 4th Annual Monroe County Childhood Conditions Summit

    November 19, 2019 | Monroe Convention Center, Bloomington, IN
    Now is the time to submit workshop proposals for the 4th Annual Monroe County Childhood Conditions Summit. This year’s theme is equity and inclusion. If you are interested in presenting, please click the link below and fill out the Google application form by 5 pm on August 9th. The 2019 MC3 Summit will explore conditions by focusing on equity and inclusion. Every child is our child, therefore, we share a collective interest in our children’s future.

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  • Webinar | Build Your Board: Roles and Responsibilities for Success

    November 20, 2019 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST | Virtual
    Organizational stability and fundraising success depend on organization-wide efforts from the leadership of the board to the dedication of front-line staff. Join us as Cathy Brown, the Associate Director of Education at The Fund Raising School (TFRS), Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy shares about finding the right board members for your organization.

    Cathy serves as lead practitioner faculty for face-to-face and online courses. Cathy has 20 years’ experience in small nonprofits and government agencies, as well as board/volunteer experience. In addition to the Certificate in Fund Raising Management, Cathy earned a Graduate Certificate in Philanthropic Studies from IUPUI and a Master’s in Education from IU.

    This webinar will assist in providing strategies for recruiting and engaging your board while providing applicable research findings on nonprofit boards recruitment process. We’ll also share some insight into the role the board plays in fundraising. Leave with some ideas to improve your board recruitment, support, and fundraising!

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  • Emotional CPR

    November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019 | MCCOY, Indianapolis, IN
    Emotional CPR (eCPR) is a public health education program designed to teach people to assist others through an emotional crisis by three simple steps: C = Connecting, P = emPowering, and R = Revitalizing. eCPR 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 atonement. It was developed by a diverse cadre of leaders who themselves have learned how to recovery and grow from an emotional crisis. This is a two day training.

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  • IYI Kids Count Conference

    December 2 - 4, 2019 | Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
    The IYI Kids Count Conference is the Midwest’s largest gathering of youth-serving professionals. Gain practical resources from national experts, learn about best practice models from programs like yours, and make connections that last all year long. Explore timely and relevant issues for youth in the areas of health, social emotional learning, family engagement, equity and inclusion, and more.

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  • Addressing Gaps in Policies and Procedures and Understanding Accommodations

    December 5, 2019 | MCCOY, Indianapolis, IN
    This training session will provide organizations tools to be able to effectively evaluate internal policies and procedures to ensure they fairly accommodate people with disabilities. The session will also include an overview of what an accommodation is, how to access local resources, and setting up processes for accommodation requests. Participants will leave with knowledge of how to make their culture disability friendly and fully understanding how to embrace the spirit of disability inclusion. Part 3 of a 3 part Disability Inclusion Series.

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  • National Science Teaching Association – Virtual STEM Conference

    December 7, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST | Virtual
    Research has shown how important out-of-school STEM experiences can be in developing an interest in science, especially at the elementary school level. Join the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) for their Virtual STEM Conference to learn about the value of connecting in-school and out-of-school STEM activities, to hear from educators who have implemented successful programs, and to explore ways you can connect your learning environment to settings outside your building.

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  • ITSACC Webinar | Quality Improvement Systems That Support Children Across the Age Continuum

    December 11, 2019 | 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
    As part of the 2019 Infant/Toddler & School-Age Child Care (ITSACC) Institute, this interactive webinar session will focus on child care quality initiatives that support programs serving children across the age continuum from infancy through age 12. We will examine state policies, systems, and initiatives that are responsive to the unique needs of programs that serve infants, toddlers, and school-age children through a focus on quality and equity. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to share best practices and initiatives from their work.

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  • ITSACC Webinar | Trauma and Resilience: The Role of Child Care Providers

    January 8, 2020 | 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET
    As part of the 2019 Infant/Toddler & School-Age Child Care (ITSACC) Institute, this interactive webinar will focus on the effect of trauma on children’s learning and the role of teachers and providers using resilience building strategies to support children across the age continuum. We will examine state policies, systems, and initiatives that support resilience in child care programs. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to share best practices and initiatives from their work.

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  • Indiana STEM Education Conference 2020

    January 15, 2020 | Purdue University | Lafayette, IN
    Registration for the 5th annual Indiana STEM Education Conference is now open! The goal of the Indiana STEM Education Conference is to support K-12 STEM learning opportunities by sharing effective practices on teaching and learning. The conference will have new features to address the needs of K-12 teachers and schools, such as:

    • An annual theme, this year the theme is Meeting the Objectives of the Indiana STEM Strategic Plan.
    • An afternoon workshop to help teachers earn career and economic PGP hours
    • Lunchtime speaker from the Indiana Department of Education
    • More vendors and giveaways

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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

    April 14 - April 15, 2020 | 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.

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  • 2020 Ready by 21 National Meeting

    April 15 - April 17, 2020 | Louisville, KY
    Every year, the Ready by 21 National Meeting brings together hundreds of leaders from around the country who are working to get all young people ready by 21 – for college, work, and life. Participants will hear strategies, research, and stories about partnering for better impact, aligning policies, improving program quality and performance, and embracing readiness in the pursuit of equity. The Ready by 21 National Meeting features dozens of stimulating workshops and sessions from top leaders in education, policymaking, advocacy, and out-of-school time. With the goal of ensuring all children and youth are ready by 21, essential topics such as defining and ensuring readiness, promoting equity, increasing shared commitments and impact, improving program quality, and supporting social and emotional learning (SEL) skills will be highlighted.

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  • 2020 BOOST Conference

    April 28, 2020 - May 1, 2020 | Palm Springs, CA
    Join one of the largest, most recognized, and comprehensive global convenings for after school, expanded learning, and out-of-school time professionals. Set in a retreat-like atmosphere, this annual event will rejuvenate your passion, boost your direction for quality programming, and provide tools and resources that will inspire you to create change.

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