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Effective Management: A Directors Retreat

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

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 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  of afterschool programs, 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.

Dates :
May 31st and June 1st, 2012

NJSACC Office, 170 Elm Street , Westfield, NJ

$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 



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.



FREE webinar: Children and Nature: Perfect for Afterschool!

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

NJSACC : The Network for  New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities is in the 3rd year of the campaign, Celebrate Afterschool! Outdoors in the Garden State.

The past 3 years  NJSACC has worked with afterschool programs  to connect children and nature through innovative afterschool programming.
Our organization believes that afterschool programs can serve as a major change agent in halting “Nature Deficit Disorder” in youth.

Learn about the  free user-friendly toolkit that  includes activities to engage kids in science/ nature based experiences and discusses their roles as stewards of the environment. Learn how to form partnerships  with nature serving organizations in your community to re-engage children with nature.

NJSACC works closely with the national organization, Children and Nature Network and its’ founder, Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods.

FREE  webinar

Date:     Wed, Feb 22, 2012
Time:     11:00 AM EST
Duration:     1 hour
Diane M. Genco
Executive Director
NJSACC: The Network for New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities

Sarah Cruz
Director of Expanded Learning Opportunities
NJSACC: The Network for New Jersey’s Afterschool Communities

Dr. John Thielbahr,
Co-Chair of Strategic Alliance Development
Children and Nature Network

Please register for this Meeting:





2012 Trends in Autism: Hear From the Experts

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Join Children’s Specialized Hospital for this full-day symposium to learn practical strategies to assist with daily functioning for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our fourth annual, this seminar provides tactical strategies for healthcare providers, parents, caregivers, adults with ASD, mental health professionals, school personnel, therapists, and others professionals interested in autism.


Joan Roop
Children’s Specialized Hospital

To Register Click HERE


Friday, April 20, 2012
7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.


Professionals – $140.00
Parents, Caregivers, and Adults with ASD – $50.00


Pines Manor
2085 State Rt. 27
Edison, NJ 08817
Phone: 732-287-2222

Team Building Training

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

It’s true, a team that plays together stays together. Teambuilding with staff and kids can be challenging, but should be fun. You will leave with easy teambuilding activities to bring to your staff and kids. Come to this hands on workshop dressed to play and have fun.

When: March 28, 2012

Where: Folwell Elementary School

455 Jacksonville Rd, Mount Holly NJ 08060

Time: 7 PM-8:30 PM

Cost: $15

To Register, CLICK HERE 

For Registration Details, invoice, information or other questions, please contact Jessica Heiberg at 908-789-0259

This Training is Hosted Maria Rivera-Butler, NJSACC Afterschool Ambassador for Burlington County.

Promoting Positive Behavior Training

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Afterschool, Before School and Summer programs have a great “out of school” challenge when it comes to children’s behavior. Kids want to have fun and often cross the line with negative behaviors. This workshop will explore reasons for negative behavior and discuss establishing a framework that promotes positive behavior and constructive discipline.

When: Tuesday April 17, 2012
Where: Brick Township Board of Education’s BEST Program
224 Chambers Bridge Rd, Brick, NJ 08723

Time: 7 PM-8:30 PM

To Register: CLICK HERE

Time: Cost: $15 (light refreshments will be served)


For Registration Details, invoice, information or other questions,please contact Jessica Heiberg at 908-789-0259

This training is hosted by Ellen Tyndall, NJSACC Afterschool Ambassador, Ocean County