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Develop expertise. The McCormick Center works with individuals, organizations, and state agencies to develop informed and experienced trainers, coaches, mentors, technical assistance specialists, and organizational consultants who are interested in supporting the whole leadership development of early childhood administrators.
We select several trainers from across the country* each year to participate in the Director’s Toolbox Training-for-Trainers initiative. Participants attend Taking Charge of Change™ (TCC) in the summer at our training facility. The trainers actively participate in TCC to learn the content of Director’s Toolbox Management Series, while also observing the strategies used to present the information and participating in debriefing sessions with the trainers. Playing this dual role helps ensure they learn strategies to plan and conduct dynamic workshops using the Director’s Toolbox Management Series of 14 books and trainer’s guides, including
*Preference is given to those from states other than Illinois
Interested in learning more? Watch this recording of our informational webinar.
Focus your coaching and mentoring skills. These professional learning experiences will keep you on top of the latest research, abreast of best practices, and innovative in your delivery techniques. Sample topics include:
EARLY BIRD RATE DEADLINE: July 24, 2019
Consider the very best early childhood programs, you know. In each of those programs, you will find an administrator who actively engages families and teachers to build strong learning communities. How do leaders acquire the skills and dispositions to create these exceptional programs? What can you do to meet administrators where they are and support them in building programs where children, teachers, and families thrive?
Join us for our newest institute, “Transformative TA: Strategies and Tools for Supporting Program Leaders,” a three-day professional learning experience geared toward those who support early childhood administrators in improving the quality of their programs. Designed for those in technical assistance (TA) roles, “Transformative TA” will provide an introduction of whole leadership, include a brief overview of the Program Administration Scale (PAS), identify the developmental stages of administrators, address strategies for individualizing technical assistance, and provide a deep dive into the following PAS topics from a TA perspective:
Note: This Institute requires basic knowledge of the Program Administration Scale (PAS), including an overview of all 25 items, how to conduct an assessment, and the ability to score the tool. If you would like to attend the institute and do not currently have this knowledge, it is highly recommended that you complete the Getting Ready for the PAS online module for an additional fee of $100 to better understand and implement the information learned. You can register for the module here: https://mccormickcenter.nl.edu/events/getting-ready-for-the-pas-online-module/.
September 24 – 26, 2019
McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership
6200 Capitol Drive, Wheeling IL, 60090
$350 | Early Bird rate through July 24, 2019
$375 | July 25 and after Credits
Lunch each day (breakfast if you stay at our recommended hotels)
The McCormick Center offers a variety of consultation options: