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2021 Schedule

Facilitation Beyond Basics
wednesday, april 28 (Virtual Session)
6:00-7:00pm

This session provides participants with advanced tools and techniques for facilitating small groups. The workshop will guide participants through an assessment of leadership styles and provide tips for using your strengths to improve your skills as a facilitator and to support the members of your leadership team. This interactive training incorporates role play scenarios, discussions and feedback. Participants will leave this training with tips on how to structure the small group experience, an understanding of different types of leadership styles, tips on how to manage small groups and keep the conversation on track, ideas for incorporating appropriate activities into small group experiences, a guide to the stages of group development, and an increased confidence in your ability to be an effective Snowball leader.

Audience: Youth, Teachers, School Personnel, Preventionists

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Social Culture & Addictive Behaviors
tuesday, may 11 (Virtual Session)
7:00-8:00pm

Addiction can occur in many forms. Often, it is assumed that physical dependence characterized by withdrawal symptoms is required in order for someone to be diagnosed with an addiction disorder, but the fact is that behavioral addiction can occur with all the negative consequences in a person’s life minus the physical issues faced by people who compulsively engage in drug and alcohol abuse. 

Audience: Youth, Teachers, School Personnel, Preventionists

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Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training
Tuesday, May 18 (Virtual Session)
8:00am-12:30pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.

Audience: This event is open to any adult that interacts with adolescents on a regular basis, whether that be at home, work, volunteering, church group, etc. and are interested in learning more about how to intervene when a youth is struggling with a mental health related challenge.

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How To Use Emotional Intelligence To Lead And Adapt To Change
monday, may 24 (Virtual Session)
6:00-7:30pm

There are several different kinds of intelligence, and yet we focus so much on just IQ. Research shows that emotional intelligence (EQ) is the best predictor of long-term success in the workplace. So, why aren’t we as leaders doing more to hone this powerful skill set for ourselves—and to transfer this knowledge? We will break down the qualities of an emotionally intelligent leader and learn clear, actionable ideas on how to integrate these into our lives for maximum impact.

Audience: Youth, Teachers, School Personnel, Preventionists

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Leadership, Job Readiness & Career Workforce
tuesday, june 8 (Virtual Session)
6:00-7:30pm

Early youth employment experiences are critical to preparing young people to access living-wage careers when they finish their education. Both employers and youth serving providers want to know that young people are prepared when they enter these first jobs or internships, and while most people have a general understanding that “soft skills” are critical to preparation, there has been little consensus on which soft skills are most important, and how to talk about them. 

Audience: Youth, Teachers, School Personnel, Preventionists

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Take a Leap, It Will be Worth It 
thursday, june 17 (Virtual Session)
6:00-7:00pm

As human beings, it is part of our inherent nature to ensure that we are safe and secure. When man first roamed the earth there were dangers everywhere from wild animals to poisonous berries and part of our brain was programmed to make us avoid danger or discomfort. Instead we sought safety and comfort wherever possible. That survival strategy is still very valid today and every perceived "danger" takes a different form which is why we often sit in our comfort zone(s). In our comfort zone we can operate in an anxiety neutral and risk free way and we know we can be, deliver or perform in a "steady" way. Some people are quite content to stay in that zone, for others they seem to go to the extreme of risk by throwing themselves over that boundary again and again. Each of these behaviours has a cost and a benefit.

Audience: Youth, Teachers, School Personnel, Preventionists

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