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The Trailblazer Series
Continuous learning for the OST professional

The Trailblazer Series is our ongoing professional development training series, which provides an in-depth learning opportunity for participants to build knowledge on a specific topic with colleagues and grow in the practice of serving youth. For each topic in the series there are two live virtual sessions to engage with content experts and analyze best practices, combined with guides in between sessions for reflection on and analysis of personal practice.

Past topics include: Fundraising & Fund Management, Social Emotional Learning, Leadership That Builds a Healthy Culture, Effective Practices for Compensation and Organizational Culture, and Building Literacy Through Games


Trailblazers sessions can provide:

  • Professional growth in relevant areas of development
  • Connection and fellowship with afterschool colleagues
  • Time to try out new strategies and receive expert feedback
  • Continued support from IAN after the series concludes