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Events, Thought Leader Roundtables and Webinars Archive

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.
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.