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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.
The McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership works with organizations and state agencies to support the development of trainers on early childhood leadership content. The Director’s Toolbox Management series includes seven books and Trainer’s Guides on important and timely topics related to early childhood program administration. The McCormick Center offers a full-day training on each book. Convene a group of trainers to learn the content of the Director’s Toolbox Trainer’s Guides and unique delivery techniques. The trainers can learn the content by observing and participating in training sessions with directors and debriefing afterwards or can learn the content as an exclusive group.
Choose from several options:
The maximum group size for trainers is 30. If you want to include directors in the training day with the trainers the maximum is 80 participants (so if you have 30 trainers attending you could invite up to 50 administrators to attend).
Director’s Toolbox Series of books and trainer’s guides include:
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: