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Events, Thought Leader Roundtables and Webinars Archive

 
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Healthy behavior, staying in school, problem-solving skills - these are among the outcomes we all want to see in our young people. It is always encouraging to be able to point to a new mentoring initiative, a great afterschool program or a really innovative school, but to achieve community- and state-wide impact, you need to do something bigger.
Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
The U.S. Department of Education has established a waiver process to help states obtain additional flexibility in meeting No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) performance standards. States across the nation have begun to apply for these new waivers, which were issued this fall. The waivers give educators as well as state and local leaders greater flexibility in exchange for developing clear and rigorous plans to improve educational outcomes.
Monday, December 5, 2011 - 4:00pm to Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 5:00pm
The highly focused two-and-a-half day learning experience grounded participants in the essential elements of the Harwood approach, Turning Outward, and in how to use the Lab's tools and stay true to the community first approach.
Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 9:00am to Friday, December 2, 2011 - 5:00pm
NCSL’s 2011 Fall Forum examined federal issues and how they affect the states, as well as develop NCSL's advocacy positions before Congress and the administration.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 9:00am to Friday, November 11, 2011 - 5:00pm
The Congress of Cities and Exposition serves as the National League of Cities annual convention and offered a broad range of learning opportunities, access to governance and policy-setting meetings, and multiple opportunities for knowledge-sharing between peers. Showcase offerings as well as Mobile Workshops along with many other innovative ideas and programs.
Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 9:00am to Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 5:00pm
The IS conference is where leaders go to build strong networks that help them achieve their mission. 1000 of the brightest minds from nonprofits, foundations and corporate giving programs got together in Chicago for high impact networking and programming that challenged them to think differently about the issues they face and how they move forward in ouR-Evolutionary Times.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Partnerships and collaborations can take many forms. Whatever the scale of the partnership, effective partnerships are built on clear agreements about the scope of work to be done, the capacity needed to do the work and the mandate or authority in place to ensure that the work is done thoroughly and well.
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 9:00am to 5:50pm
Lights On Afterschool is celebrated nationwide to call attention to the importance of afterschool programs for America's children, families and communities. Lights On Afterschool is a project of the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that all children have access to quality, affordable afterschool programs.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Leaders generate public demand, support and innovative ideas when they have regular mechanisms for seeking youth and family input and support and have developed a process for maintaining youth and family influence on policy decisions, philanthropy, practice and entrepreneurship.
Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 9:00am to Friday, September 30, 2011 - 5:00pm
This year's Education Nation convened policymakers, elected officials, educators, parents, business leaders, and engaged citizens in a national discussion about the challenges and potential solutions spanning today's education landscape.
Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 9:00am to Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 5:00pm
The Grantmakers for Children, Youth, and Families (GCYF) 2011 Annual Conference, What Counts and What Works: People, Practice and Policy, provided a forum for grantmakers to explore pressing and emerging social and economic trends impacting children, youth, and families, but also the role that private philanthropy plays in lifting the people in our communities to survive and thrive.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 8:00am to Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 5:00pm
On June 7 & 8, the Forum for Youth Investment offered a Ready by 21 Institute in Ypsilanti, Michigan. This two-day training expanded participants' understanding of the rationale and thinking behind Ready by 21, increased their knowledge of the research behind Ready by 21, and introduced them to the tools and resources to put the concepts into action. Participants explored multiple ways to apply the Ready by 21 strategies to their experience and work.
Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
From this meeting, school and district leaders gained 1) a greater awareness and understanding of the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund reporting requirements for college enrollment and persistence, 2) tools and strategies for communicating these new data items to boards, teachers, and families and 3) some potential levers of change to positively affect the college-going and persistence rates in the future.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
At the end of the day, broader partnerships, bigger goals, and better data and decision making are only useful if they significantly increase the likelihood that timely, well-vetted, evidence-based strategies will be implemented and nurtured toward success.

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