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2017 Spring TA


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6-Hour Leadership Institute for State Funded Contractors on Day 1

Topics Include: 

Managing Personal Change - “If there is not struggle, there is no progress”

Supporting Your Staff Through Change - “If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal!"

Supporting Your Community Through Change - “When you can’t change the direction of the wind - adjust your sails!”

Stories of Change - “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world”

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Keynote Speaker
Day 1 of each conference

Seth M. Schalet
Chief Executive Officer, Prevent Blindness Northern California, See Well to Learn

“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change: Making the Most of Uncertainty 
to Foster New Ways of Tackling Problems and Delivering Results”

With changes to budgets and services for low income families still unclear, we all have to do more with less by embracing change to rethink impact. Referencing See Well to Learn as an example, be open to rethinking results and resources, adopting along the way. Small changes can have outsized impact!

 

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Your Choice of Multiple Deep Dive Workshops on Day 2

Topics Include:
Re-Thinking Eligibility: Child Care Subsidy Pilot Project Counties Panel (Alameda, San Mateo, SF, Santa Clara) 
Kristina Adams, Program Director, Hayward Unified School District, Nirmala Dillman, LPC Coordinator, San Mateo County Office of Education, Graham Dobson, Coordinator, San Francisco Child Care Planning & Advisory Council, Larry Drury, Executive Director, Go Kids, Inc., Michael Garcia, LPC Coordinator, Santa Clara County Office of Education, Angie Garling, Early Care & Education Coordinator, 4C’s of Alameda County, & Lorita Riga, Fiscal Consultant, Alameda County Early Care and Education Planning Council 
Description: First established in San Mateo in 2003, the Child Care Subsidy Pilot Project establishes county-wide expanded rules for income eligibility, family fees, and reimbursement rates to maximize contracted funds and reduce unearned dollars. The pilot projects, now enacted in Alameda, San Mateo, San Francisco and Santa Clara, seek to demonstrate that local control and added flexibility help meet the goals of family self-sufficiency and help stabilize a fragile subsidized early care and education infrastructure. Learn how the pilot projects began, how each pilot is different, how the pilots addressed eligibility and reimbursement rate concerns and valuable lessons learned.


Demystifying Social Media 
Nina Buthee, Executive Director, CCDAA & Andrea Joseph, Vice President of Education, California Children’s Academy
Description: The power of social media to drive your cause and for communication efforts is amazing. Attend this workshop and we’ll show you what’s hot and what’s not in social media today and provide you with new ideas to incorporate it into your day-to-day communications with staff and parents. With an increasing number of tools and platforms to explore, agencies must figure out how to keep the conversation going and stay up to date with the ever-changing technology. This workshop is designed to provide you with tools to evaluate your social media plan and improve connectivity.

Leading Through Change: Tools for Administrative Support 
Kathy Lincoln, Consultant, Eduvative Thinking
Description: Based on the “Five practices of Exemplary Leaders” (James Kouzes and Barry Posner), this workshop acknowledges that people deal with change in many ways. Leaders learn how to use reflective practice and collaboration to empower some staff to embrace change and increase their leadership capacity. While not everyone may get on board willingly, the same tools also support reluctant staff members to deal with change in the most positive manner possible.

Utilizing DRDP: A Director’s Perspective on How to Use the State’s Portfolio App
Sue Rhoades, Coordinator, Apple Valley Unified School District
Description: Have you heard…there’s an app for that? Tired of cabinets over flowing with student’s portfolio files? This workshop will provide hands on opportunities (bring your laptop) to learn more about the DRDP (2015) Portfolio App. During this workshop, you will learn how to create and set up an account, add groups, children and much more!


The What When Why and How of Succession Planning 
Jean Monroe, Consultant (Northern TA) & Ellin Chariton, Consultant (Southern TA)
Description: Change is a predictable element in the early care and education field and is an integral part of our culture. Every ECE organization, agency, and individual program should have sustainable plans for it at all levels. Succession Planning is as vital to the smooth operation and continuity of a program as mission and vision statements. In business practices, change is core to the operation but in the ECE field we seldom have a viable and structured plan for the change that will inevitably occur. Having a succession plan in place will help staff, families, and the community feel that the agency is prepared and embraces change. In this session, we will describe a process for developing a succession plan, identify the key fundamentals, explore how it should reflect the agency’s mission, vision and philosophical beliefs, and discuss how to get started once we are back at our agencies.


Learning to Live and Cope with Uncertainty in an Unpredictable ECE Environment
Kathy Lincoln, Consultant, Eduvative Thinking
Description: Learn how to “be a duck.” Based on concepts of mindset-change, this workshop will engage leaders in a journey into their own “fight, freeze, flee” mechanisms. Once acknowledged, we can begin to “act” rather than “react” to the stressors around us, and to develop strategies that can be used to reduce stress and thrive in spite of uncertainty.

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Conversations that Matter
Day 2 of each conference
10:45 am - 11:45 am

Join us for a World Café format discussion on key hot topics crucial to the ECE field. Interact, collaborate, share knowledge and create possibilities for action accessing the collective wisdom of other ECE professionals.

What is a World Café Discussion?
A World Café Discussion is a structured conversational process intended to facilitate open
and intimate discussion to access the "collective intelligence" or Collective wisdom in the room.

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Networking Luncheon and Keynote Speaker on Day 2 
Proudly Sponsored by 

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April 18-19, 2017
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa
44600 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210

Call 760-776-1234 to reserve your room today.
Mention CCDAA to receive the special rate of $165 a night

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CCDAA Spring TA Schedule
Day 1
8:00 am - 9:00 am - Registration
9:00 am - 12:00 pm - Leadership Institute Part 1
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Networking Luncheon & Keynote Presentation
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Leadership Institute Part 2
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Vendor Sponsored Reception
Day 2
8:00 am - 8:30 am - Registration
8:30 am - 10:30 am - Workshop Session 1
10:45 am - 11:45 am - World Cafe Discussion: Conversations that Matter!
11:45 am - 12:45 pm - Networking Luncheon & Keynote Sponsored by Lakeshore Learning Materials
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Workshop Session 2

Please see below for handouts from many of our workshops.

Leadership Institute

Panels and Group Activities

-Presentation

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Keynote Speaker Seth Schalet

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Workshop Session 1

Demystifying Social Media

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Leading Through Change: Tools for Administrative Support

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Workshop Session 2

Utilizing DRDP: A Director's Perspective on How to Use the State's Portfolio App

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The What When Why and How of Succession Planning

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Learning to Live and Cope with Uncertainty in and Unpredictable ECE Enviornment

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