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Leadership Journey Series: Building Skills (Option A) - Golden Valley
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Administering a high-quality early childhood program is an awesome responsibility; one that requires specialized knowledge and skills. Perhaps you feel like your education may not have fully prepared you for your current position. Perhaps you struggle to find trainings that truly meet your needs. Perhaps you never envisioned yourself in this leadership role. Whatever your story, we welcome you to join us for a leadership series designed especially for you!

When: Registration Deadline is Friday, February 24, 2017
Where: Calvary Lutheran Church
7520 Golden Valley Rd.
Golden Valley, Minnesota  55427
United States
Presenter: Kristen Wheeler Highland
Contact: 651-789-3584

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The Leadership Journey Series: Building Skills

Option A (6 Trainings + 6 Communities of Practice)

The Building Skills cohort is designed for new directors, assistant directors, program coordinators, and other emerging leaders who have been in their role for fewer than 5 years. Cohorts will begin in April 2017 and run through November 2017. A mandatory orientation will be held for participants on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Southdale Library in Edina.


Option A combines 6 two-hour trainings (12 MNCPD-approved hours) and 6 two-hour COPs (12 RBPD hours). This cohort will meet:


Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Calvary Lutheran Church

7520 Golden Valley Rd.

Golden Valley, MN 55427


Meeting Dates & Topics:


April 4, 2017 - Welcome to Leadership! training

April 18, 2017 - COP

May 2, 2017 - Navigating the Social Systems of Early Childhood training

May 16, 2017 - COP

June 6, 2017 - HR 101: Selecting the "Right Fit" Candidate to Join Your Team training

June 20, 2017 - COP

Thursday, July 20, 2017 (all day event held at Normandale Community College) - Summer Leadership Institute (not included in the Leadership Journey Series, but another great leadership professional development opportunity that you can receive a $20 discount to as a Leadership Journey Series participant)

September 5, 2017 - The Cycle of Professional Development training

September 19, 2017 - COP

October 3, 2017 - Team-Building: It's More Than Fun and Games! training

October 17, 2017 - COP

November 7, 2017 - The "Who, What, Why & How" of Program Evaluation training

November 21, 2017 - COP

Space is limited; spots will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration closes February 24th.

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