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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 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
Upcoming Webinars


Join us for an informative and engaging virtual workshop designed to help you navigate the world of exempt programs and Legally Licensed Exempt Provider (LLEP) certification. Discover the benefits of becoming LLEP certified and understand the essential requirements set by the Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning.

In this workshop, you’ll explore key topics, including the laws and rules for LLEP programs, an overview of the Child Care Development Fund, steps for applying as an LLEP program, and how to maintain compliance.

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights from Amber Alvear, an expert from the Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning. Enhance your program and ensure you meet all necessary requirements.

Date/Time: May 22, 2024 | 11:30 ET


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