DYCD Leadership Academy [Staff Track]



June 9 - 09:30 am


June 11 - 02:00 pm

Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dycd-leadership-academy-staff-track-tickets-96996445981

Community Resource Exchange Organizational Development

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/community-resource-exchange-organizational-development-15235920070

VIRTUAL via Zoom


The DYCD Leadership Academy is a multi-day virtual summit for community center directors, supervisors, and line staff. The purpose of the summit is to connect with other program providers as well as DYCD’s technical assistance providers and gain resources and tools to continue providing high-quality services in your communities, particularly in this moment of crisis caused by COVID-19. 

The Leadership Academy will consist of workshops, panels, and networking opportunities.

The virtual Leadership Academy will take place over three days (June 9th, 10th, and 11th), and will run from 9:30am to 2:00pm on June 9th, and 10:00am to 2:00pm on June 10th and June 11th. More detail below.


• 9:30am: OPENING REMARKS (June 9th only)
• 10:00am: WORKSHOPS (multiple offerings available each day; select your choices when you register)
• 11:45am: PANELS (one per day, open to all participants)
• 1:00pm: NETWORKING (one per day, open to all participants)


Each component of the Leadership Academy will be hosted as a separate Zoom meeting or webinar, with its own unique link.

  • As you complete your registration, you will be invited to register for which workshops you would like to join (one workshop per day), as well as to confirm which other events (panels, networking rooms, and opening and closing remarks) you can join.

  • There will only be one panel per day, open to all, except for Day 3 (June 11th) when the closing remarks will be held instead of a panel.

  • Opening remarks on June 9 and closing remarks on June 11 will be open to all.

  • Your registration confirmation email will contain Zoom links to ALL sessions which you’ve registered for.

PLEASE save your registration confirmation email from Eventbrite. This email will contain links to every single session of the Leadership Academy (opening and closing remarks, workshops, panels, and networking spaces). This email will be your unique “program” for the three days to tell you which Zoom link to join when.

The following workshops will be available; you will register on the following page:

  • What Does a Trauma-Informed Program Look Like?, presented by Cristina Harris and Lisa Furst of Vibrant. This interactive workshop provides foundational understanding of trauma and its sources in youth, while also highlighting the impacts that unrecognized trauma may have on youth, staff, programs, and communities. Participants will learn key indicators of trauma-informed programs and will review an assessment tool that will support making programmatic changes to meet the needs of youth who may have experienced trauma. Participants will learn to recognize and respond to the impacts of trauma within the program environment, identify key domains and indicators for trauma-informed programming, and reflect and assess areas for improvement within your programs.

  • 2020 Census: Pivoting Outreach & Activation Efforts, presented by Louisa Hackett and George Hsieh of Community Resource Exchange (CRE). Are you interested in ensuring your community gets the resources and representation it deserves? Want to build your organization’s capacity to help your community participate in the Census? Has your organization already been doing outreach and activation work related to the 2020 Census? Participants will learn skills for building awareness and education about the importance of a complete count, how to answer common questions and concerns about the census, and ideas for how to pivot census efforts and continue to build momentum given Covid-19 and social distancing.

  • Self-Care Strategies, presented by Angélica Maria Otero of PASEThrough this workshop participants will have an opportunity to think through the top questions and challenges they are experiencing in this time of COVID-19. The trainer will incorporate the top questions and concerns in the training. Through a powerpoint and discussion trainer will share the key impacts of trauma on youth, families and communities and how this shows up emotionally, physically and mentally. Participants will explore practices of resiliency, self and community care that they can incorporate in their own work and life, and share with participants of their program. Finally participants will have an opportunity to practice active listening, a key skill in supporting grief and trauma.

  • Creating a Recruitment Campaign for your Program, presented by Ally Dommu and Hannah Thomas of Big Duck. Looking to create an actionable gameplan for growing participation in your program? Or has your program gone virtual and you need to shake up your usual approach to recruitment? Learn how to put together the building blocks for a recruitment campaign that will raise awareness and inspire people to sign up! Through a mix of informative content, prompts, and take-home worksheets, you will learn the key pieces of an effective recruitment campaign and leave with tools to create a draft of your own plan with clear next steps to put it into action. You will learn how to set realistic and specific goals and audiences for your recruitment campaign, develop a campaign theme to generate interest in your program, decide on the best channels you will use to reach your audiences, and create a timeline and calendar for keeping your campaign organized.

  • Understanding Technology Abuse Among Youth, presented by Johanna Burgos of Day One. 50% of young people aged 14-24 have experienced some form of digitally abusive behavior. Because abusive partners often have access to their partners’ phones or passwords, installation of even the most invasive apps can be easy. With intimate partner violence impacting an estimated third of all women and sixth of all men, technology abuse is an increasing area of concern for researchers and advocates alike. This workshop will focus on the influence of youth’s developmental stage on the high incidence of tech abuse in dating relationships. The presenter will provide tips and insights into working with young survivors of tech abuse with an eye on thoughtful and creative advocacy. This workshop will equip you to clarify how technology can be harnessed for safety and used to abuse, learn how to interview survivors in order to identify the forms of tech abuse, identify the level of risk based on answers to identified questions, understand emerging forms of tech abuse, and safety plan with survivors.