DYCD Leadership Academy [Supervisors Track]



June 9 - 09:30 am


June 11 - 02:00 pm

Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dycd-leadership-academy-supervisors-track-tickets-96996433945

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.

  • Balance Proactive & Reactive Communications During the Crisis, presented by Farra Trompeter and Laura Fisher of Big Duck. As the spread and impact of COVID-19 changes from day-to-day, it can be hard to determine when and how your program should respond. As you need to rely primarily on digital platforms for communications, you also need to know how to best write for those platforms. If you have a communications plan, do you just abandon it in favor of daily reactions? If you don’t already have a communications plan, is it worth the time you need to create one? How do you balance being proactive and reactive, while also making room for any necessary pivots as your audience responds to what you produce? How can you craft your messaging and your copy to connect with students, families, educators, and more? Participants will learn to manage your communications at this moment, strategies and tactics you can experiment with, and how to craft messages and write content on your website, emails, and social media, and to stand out and capture attention.

  • Reflective Supervision & Leadership Development: Giving and Providing Feedback in Supervision, presented by Lisa White of L White Consulting, LLC. Reflective supervision is defined as a collaborative relationship between a supervisor and supervisee that builds on the understanding and use of thoughts, feelings and values that lead towards professional growth. This is a useful approach when seeking to create an environment that is conducive to listening, nurturing, supporting, teaching and coaching. This experiential and interactive workshop will introduce reflective supervision and demonstrate its value to cultivating leadership competencies.

  • The Value of an Equity Mindset in Family and Community Engagement, presented by Monique R. Fletcher of Children’s Aid. The participants in this workshop will use DYCD’s Circles of Support Family Engagement framework as a reference for reflection on family and community engagement. This interactive session will delve into the CoS core values, such as the strengths in communities, respect for culture and cultivating relationships, and discuss how we bring a diverse, equitable and inclusive lens to our work and lives.

  • 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.

  • Reflecting on Equity in a Time of Crisis, presented by Andrea J. Rogers and Kim-Monique Johnson of Community Resource Exchange (CRE). Supporting nonprofit leaders and managers to pause and uphold how to advance equity – especially racial equity – in times of crisis.  This facilitated discussion will identify a resilience-informed framework, uplift awareness about how these inequities could affect staff, and offer scenarios of how leaders and managers can respond effectively and equitably.

  • Self-Care Strategies, presented by Angélica Maria Otero of PASE. Through 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.