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Business Administration Scale (BAS) Reliability Training

This training event is not open to the public. The BAS Assessor Reliability Training provides an in-depth analysis of the items and quality indicators in the Business Administration Scale. This training is designed for individuals who want to ensure that the BAS assessments are valid, reliable, and administered consistently across programs. The training concludes with […]

Director’s Toolbox Management Series | Great Place to Work

This session will help you look at your program in terms of dimensions of organizational climate: collegiality, opportunities for professional growth, supervisor support, clarity, reward system, decision making, goal consensus, task orientation, physical setting, and innovation.

Director’s Toolbox Management Series | The Right Fit

Creating systems for ongoing quality improvement begins with recruiting the best teachers, selecting a good fit for the position and program culture, and then orientating new teachers. When recruitment is designed as a continuous process, leaders increase their ability to attract the right applicants, reduce the likelihood of unwanted turnover, and lessen the stress of […]

Director’s Toolbox Management Series: Training-for-Trainers | Circle of Influence

This training event is not open to the public. Building trust and a spirit of collaboration in early childhood programs is central to achieving high-performing work teams. Meaningful involvement in decision making is one way that trust and commitment to organizational goals can be achieved. This session presents a framework for analyzing different types of […]

Director’s Toolbox Management Series: Training-for-Trainers | Circle of Influence

This training event is not open to the public. Building trust and a spirit of collaboration in early childhood programs is central to achieving high-performing work teams. Meaningful involvement in decision making is one way that trust and commitment to organizational goals can be achieved. This session presents a framework for analyzing different types of […]

The Director’s Toolbox Management Series | Training-for-Trainers

Apply for the 2018 Series | Application Deadline: May 25, 2018 Several trainers from across the country (Illinois excluded) are selected each year to participate in the Director’s Toolbox Training-for-Trainers initiative. Participants attend the McCormick Center’s Taking Charge of Change™ (TCC) institute held in August at the McCormick Center’s training facility in Wheeling, Illinois (14 miles from O’Hare Airport). […]

Taking Charge of Change | Cohort #26

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 25, 2018 Leading an organization through change that drives continuous quality improvement is a complex job; so become a member of the Taking Charge of Change family. This constantly evolving, year-long leadership development program is sure to empower and inspire you to embrace the change process. Explore relevant topics that will help […]

ExceleRate™ Getting Ready for the PAS (Face to Face)

This session is designed to help Illinois early childhood leaders to get up to speed on the Program Administration Scale (PAS) before applying for ExceleRate Illinois. After completing this 4 hour training, providers will know how formal assessment can help identify strengths and target areas for improvement.  You’ll spend time exploring what each item of […]

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