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Take your Leadership to the Next Level with
20 hours of Management Training for Alabama Administrators
Whether you are a brand new director or a seasoned veteran, you’ll enjoy the challenge to take your leadership style to new heights with this Director’s Connections 20 hour series of management training. Director Connections: A Leadership Training Program for Early Childhood Administrators” brings both new ideas and tested protocol to participants as they brainstorm together how to maximize efficiencies and stimulate quality in daily operations.
Director Connections is designed to help participants:
* Understand proven systems that make daily operations easier
* Maintain efficient staffing schedules
* Develop budgeting, accounting, and fiscal management systems
* Gain more enrollments through proven marketing strategies
* Make better hiring decisions and have less staff turnover
* Develop a professional development plan that retains teachers
* Build parents that are partners in the educational process
* Network with other area owners and managers
* Meet Administrator’s 20 hour training requirement
Participants will gain valuable insight into the impact a center director has on the quality of the program, and learn best practice strategies for running an early childhood center.
Try One Day, or enroll in the entire series!
February Session: Dynamic Director: Leadership Lessons for Center Administrators
It takes solid leadership skills to develop a cooperative, effective and efficient team. This workshop helps participants identify their roles, strengths, and needs as the administrator of an early childhood program. You’ll gain new tools for guiding your program towards your goals in 2013.
March 13, 2013, 8:30am-2:30pm. Lunch is included in the Director's Network:
Early Bird Registration $50 (Complete Registration by 2-8-13)
Regular Registration $75 (Complete Registration by 2-18-13)
Making Enrollments Happen: Spring Work = Summer additions!
NOW is the time to make a difference in the summer budget with revenues from additional students. This workshop covers marketing strategies designed to help you add enrollments for summer by putting a red hot marketing plan together now!!
Taking Care of Business
It’s impossible to burn the candle at both ends forever. This workshop focuses maintaining a healthy lifestyle to be our best at work also. Review the basics of healthy nutrition, stress management, and simple ways to add activity to a busy lifestyle. A must for administrators! Great info to share with teachers at your next staff meeting!!
Building Strong Programs Through Excellence in Service
Setting high standards for our programs and implementing them on a daily basis is a challenge for both new and experienced managers. Discuss the meaning of "professionalism" and apply it to the day-to-day experiences of the child care center. Set goals for "stretching" your staff towards their next step in excellence. Define the level of customer service your clients expect, and set a plan to achieve it.
Staffing for Success
Building the best team and keeping them on target with team goals is a key component of a center administrator’s job. Motivated, knowledgeable, and productive teachers are more important to children than any toy could ever be. Improve staff performance and strengthen your partnership with them through discussions, role-playing, and team building activities. Learn how to lead them as your partners, rather than manage them, to help create your very own “dream team.”
Time Management for Center Administrators
Participants in this workshop will learn the benefits of time management and discover how to use time more efficiently to manage everyday tasks. Learn how tos to “create” time, in your busy day, delegate for efficiency, and eliminate the distractions that often steal our time! A must for busy directors and administrators!
Director's Network will be scheduled every other month in 2013! You may preregister for 4 sessions at $250.
Time: 8:30 to 2:30 ( Lunch Included-Network & Dine together!)
Location: The Cafe at Virginia College, 488 Palisade Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35209
Cost: $75 per day, or $250 for the entire series!
When & Where
Early Connections provides state approved manager and teacher training for child care programs throughout the Southeast. Early Connections develops both schoolage and preschool curriculum. For more information on upcoming events as well as other Early Connections services, please visit our website at www.myearlyconnections.com
Phone contact: 770-594-6566