Course Description

Now more than ever organizations need confident and effective leaders at every level to support the workforce and provide high-quality services to kids and families.

You got where you are because you've been good at what you do. But now you're facing increasing pressures, competing demands, changing relationships, growing levels of uncertainty - and are concerned about your potential blind spots. You have something you want to contribute as a leader and you want to do it with the maximum effectiveness possible. The solution isn't working harder in ways that leave you stretched and stressed to the point you're not bringing your best to your team.

This 90-minute webinar will explore key elements that can help you transition or settle into an effective leadership role, including what defines a leader, what research says about your impact (for better or worse!), and what you have to get out of the way (and what you have to activate) to build ongoing effective interactions with those you lead. Participants will learn how to think about their leadership (or potential leadership) role and what skills are essential when leading in the STRTP, Resource Family Agency, or other community-based settings. Time for questions and answers will be included. 

It doesn’t matter if your title includes the words lead, supervisor, manager, or director, leadership is needed at every level of our organizations. This webinar will be engaging for all leaders and especially for new and emerging leaders who may aspire to a leadership role or currently transitioning into a new role. 

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Emerging Leaders in Youth Serving Organizations:
Sustaining Quality Care for Youth and Families
on Tuesday, June 6th from 10AM-11:30AM PT


At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

·        Identify three elements essential to effective leadership

·        List three limiting beliefs that can create difficulty for a rising leader

·        Describe three interpersonal skills that every effective leader seeks to master

James Freeman

James Freeman, MA, CYC-P has 30 years of professional experience in trauma-informed care with youth and families (15 years in a California Alliance member organization) and mentors rising leaders in health and social services. He has trained around the world and his advocacy in the field has been recognized with a president's award from the Association for Child and Youth Care Practice and a career achievement award from the National Staff Development and Training Association. Over the past 2 years James has piloted a leadership mentoring program with over 100 participants across North America.

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