January 18, 2024
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Laura Saavedra, Program Director, U-M Ann Arbor GEAR UP
March 13, 2024
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Jeff Kallay, Senior VP of Enrollment Consulting, Echo Delta
To provide a professional development opportunity for all pre-college program coordinators and staff to provide a training opportunity for your summer employees. This webinar will tackle challenging scenarios to help you and your team understand how to handle difficult situations when dealing with our pre-college participants. This unique opportunity for you to share this webinar with your staff will also be recorded for your use to share in the future as programs prepare for the upcoming summer sessions.
In any helping profession, we encounter participants who continually exhibit problematic behaviors in their lives or the lives of others. When confronted, they become defensive and refuse to take ownership. They can create a sense of helplessness in their support system and project their struggles onto anything but themselves. As frustrating as it is, these participants are the most vulnerable. And when they are K-12, even more so.
This workshop is designed to take specific examples of problem behaviors and break them down to a place of understanding where helpers begin to feel empowered instead of powerless. We will illustrate strategies and protocols that can be utilized to shift the problem to something more manageable structurally. Learn how to transition from a moralistic approach that relies too heavily on immediate behavioral change to a systemic approach that engages the problem at its root. Bring your concerns and situations to the webinar to create more awareness of how to help our helpers, or have them each attend this exclusive opportunity.
May 22, 2024
11:30 AM - 1:00 pM
Mark Talaga, MA, LPC
The Michigan Pre-College and Youth Outreach Conference (PCC) is updating its email software and listserv in preparation for our 15th Annual Conference celebration! We are offering the chance for our network to confirm their interest in the PCC community as we move to a system.