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Events, Thought Leader Roundtables and Webinars Archive

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 5:30pm to Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 2:30pm
It's time to once again come together to share our experiences, to learn from each other and to hear new ideas - at the second annual Ready by 21 National Meeting.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 8:00am to Friday, March 1, 2013 - 5:00pm
Want to learn how to train your afterschool staff to increase the quality of their work? The Forum's David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality offers its Youth Work Methods Training of Trainers, which prepares participants to lead professional development workshops for site-based staff.
Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 8:00am to Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 5:00pm
Hundreds of educators, policymakers, business leaders, young people and staff from community organizations will meet at the third annual summit, sponsored by America's Promise (a Ready by 21 National Partner), to combat the dropout crisis.
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 9:00am to Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 5:00pm
Keynote speaker will be Linda Darling-Hammond, professor of education at Stanford University where she has launched the Stanford Educational Leadership Institute and the School Redesign Network.
Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 8:00am to Friday, February 22, 2013 - 5:00pm
This conference will share a growing body of ideas, experiences and lessons from cities across the nation about building local afterschool systems.
Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
A well-done child and youth master plan provides a blueprint for where a community is going - and more.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 8:00am to Friday, January 25, 2013 - 5:00pm
Registration is open for the inaugural Georgetown Public Policy Institute LEAD Conference (Leadership. Evidence. Analysis. Debate.) which brings together experts and key stakeholders to examine a particular policy challenge and to discuss solutions. This year's theme is "Positive Outcomes for At-Risk Children and Youth: Improving Lives Through Practice and System Reform."
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Raising ready children and youth requires a steady stream of supports from the full community to ensure that young people are not only problem-free, but also fully prepared and fully engaged. We’ll discuss what leaders can do to identify performance measures to ensure that young people are receiving adequate supports across the systems and settings where they spend their time, as well as how to establish a system of accountability to measure progress.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
This webinar will explain a self-assessment process conducted with the Camp Program Quality Assessment (Camp PQA), an instrument developed by the American Camping Association and the Forum's David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality. Experts will share how the Camp PQA can be used in camp programs and provide related training resources.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
This free webinar familiarizes participants with a program self- assessment process conducted with the Camp Program Quality Assessment (Camp PQA), an instrument developed by the American Camping Association and the Forum's David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 8:30am to 10:30am
This panel discussion looks at how partnerships - among schools, community institutions and public agencies - can respond to the diverse academic and nonacademic needs of students and provide youth with supportive environments in which they can learn and thrive.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 9:00am to Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 5:00pm
The Forum's David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality is offering a capacity-building training.
Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Policies and programs to prevent and recover high school dropouts should build upon resources and capacities which already exist within the community.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
If your community is like most, it already has lots of partnerships in place: partnerships with their own websites, logos, mission statements and memorandums of understanding. These partnerships can be an enormous asset – if you can organize them into a coherent patchwork that meets the needs of the whole child and the whole community. In this webinar, participants explored one tool for gathering information about the various active groups in their communities and discussed how this data can help advance efforts. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WEBINAR RECORDING.
Monday, November 19, 2012 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ambitious leaders with big plans sometimes give people TMI: Too Much Information. Hand out a list of indicators about child and youth outcomes, or a list of goals to develop community supports for youth, and you risk creating communications overload. Key communications tools, such as storytelling and visuals, can help keep your stakeholders and community on the mark and moving forward. In thie webinar, participants learned more about these tools and how leaders have used them effectively. Featuring Patrick Boyle, Communications Director, the Forum for Youth Investment VIEW THE WEBINAR RECORDING HERE.