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Events, Thought Leader Roundtables and Webinars Archive

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
This meeting focused on Ready by 21 efforts around developing a provider network and local collaborations for youth.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
To really change the odds for children and youth, your community needs the involvement of its influential leaders from all sectors. That includes education, business, government, nonprofits and families. “Involvement” goes beyond signing up and saying “Call me when you want something.”
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 12:00pm to Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 12:00pm
This annual professional development conference for AASA members and allies provided valuable information and ideas for everyone in school system leadership, regardless of their background, school system size or agenda.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Jeff Kutash and Emily Gorin of FSG, the nonprofit strategy consulting and research firm, will explore how municipal leaders, staff and partners can use the compelling Collective Impact framework for children and youth initiatives. FSG proposes Collective Impact as a way for a group of cross-sector actors to maximize their results by better coordinating and aligning their efforts to address a complex social problem. 
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ready by 21® is a set of innovative strategies developed by the Forum for Youth Investment that helps communities improve the odds that all children and youth will be ready for college, work and life.  Ready by 21 provides clear standards to achieve collective impact, tools and solutions to help leaders make progress, and ways to measure and track success along the way.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
To make good decisions, leaders need complete data from all the settings and systems where young people spend their time. They need information about youths’ physical and mental health, afterschool activities, employment and family structure, and more. Better data helps leaders use their resources more efficiently and effectively.
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.