Effective Management: A Directors Retreat REGISTRATION OPEN!

Effective Management: A Directors Retreat

The NIOST Effective Management training is designed for executive directors of multi-site agencies, and directors and coordinators of single site afterschool programs who are focusing on strengthening their management expertise in this challenging economic climate. Join directors who are tackling an array of issues such as limited resources, staffing challenges, or expanded day opportunities and are seeking to build their leadership skills, create a plan for program improvements, and strengthen their organization.

Goals of Training:

  • Help participants understand how to create a program climate that fosters learning, celebrates diversity, and models team building.
  • Give participants program improvement guidance.
  • Apply contemporary leadership and change theories to the unique context of out-of-school time.

Targeted Audience:

  • Directors ready to increase their management skills.
  • Directors who are new or from programs experiencing challenges such as staff turnover, budget constraints, or other organizational issues.
  • Directors seeking to make changes.

Training Content:

  • Two days of hands on, interactive training.
  • Trainers assist directors to begin to set goals for staff development, programmatic and other quality improvements.
  • Each participant receives a comprehensive notebook for personal reflection and reference.

Come to this training to learn how to guide program and staff improvement, strengthen administration and be more intentional in your actions as a program leader.

Come to this training to learn how to guide program and staff improvement, strengthen administration and be more intentional in your actions as a program leader.

Dates :
May 31st and June 1st, 2012

NJSACC Office, 170 Elm Street , Westfield, NJ 07090

$80 , includes lunch  each day and all materials




For nearly 30 years, the National Institute on Out-of-School Time at Wellesley College has moved the afterschool field forward through its research, education and training, consultation, and field-building. Much of NIOST’s work has encompassed projects of national scope and influence, several representing “firsts” for the field and many focusing on building out-of-school time systems.
To learn more of their work  click here 

Meet The Trainers:

Molly McNally Dunn

 Molly McNally Dunn has been an advocate for the school-age child for thirty years. This passion began professionally as an elementary teacher in Massachusetts and in New York. She then journeyed to early childhood care and education as a nutrition consultant to family child care providers and a teacher for pre-licensing of family child care homes in Colorado. She has worked in both the private and public sectors and currently administers sixteen school-based afterschool programs for Red Rocks Community College in Lakewood, Colorado. Molly is also a member of the Colorado Early Childhood Summit, a coalition of statewide leaders who advocate on public policy issues affecting families.

In addition to her work as a national NIOST trainer, Molly is a consultant and trainer for the Colorado Department of Education. In this capacity she has provided technical assistance to afterschool programs throughout the state.

Molly serves on the Board of Colorado Alliance for Quality School Age Programs (CAQSAP) and has served on CAEYC and NAA. She has created and facilitated a multi-agency study group of school-age site directors, and a grant linking the school day with out-of-school time in fostering literacy with school-age programs.

Molly’s most recent venture is with the Colorado Department of Education. She works closely with principals and teachers strategizing with out-of-school time professionals to support children’s learning in schools.

 Liz Joye

Liz has worked with children in various capacities for over twenty five years.  Her experiences include positions as Classroom Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Resource Teacher for academically gifted children and National Trainer.  Liz also served as the Director for a large, school-based after school program in Charlotte, North Carolina, which was cited by Walking Mother magazine as one of the top 10 programs in the country.  Liz played a key role in the development of the After School Accreditation process for both NAA (National Afterschool Association) and COA (Council on Accreditation.)  She is currently serving as a Commissioner for COA.

As a Training Associate for the National Institute on Out-of-School Time at Wellesley College, Liz travels extensively to lead workshops for school administrators and teachers.  Liz is currently working with The Department of The Army and their Center of Expertise as an Education Specialist.  Her career has allowed Liz to chase her two professional passions; quality training and quality programming.

Liz has an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education and two master’s degrees, one in Educational Administration and Supervision and one in Gifted Education.  She and her husband, Ed, have two daughters and one son and live in Charleston, SC.


 This project was funded in part (88.2%)  with federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by
No Child Left Behind,
Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) grant funds through a grant agreement with the New Jersey Department of Education.









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