Training for After School Program Staff

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Video, 6 minutes.

This video demonstrates an important tool that after school staff should introduce when working on making good choices and problem solving amongst peers as well as participants.

Video, 5 minutes.

This video demonstrates key strategies when resolving conflict one-on-one or in a group setting. These strategies can be applied towards conflicts that involve any individuals, staff and participants included.

Webinar, 1 hour.

This webinar looks at principles and design standards of High Five, the need for emotional safety, two critical reasons why children do not engage, why children facing these issues are a ticking time bomb, how to help, rules and barriers to engagement, engagement strategies, and more.

See also slides from the webinar.

Presenter: L.J. Bartle, Director of the High Five National Standard at Parks and Recreation Ontario.

Video, 6 minutes.

This presentation looks at:

  • Fundamentals and Principles
  • Tips for Programs
  • Suggestions on How to Adapt or Modify
  • Links to Tools and Resources

It focuses mostly on children with physical and intellectual challenges, but also looks at those from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds and those with mental health challenges.

Created by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Content by Eric Burton, MM, ATC of Unlocking Potential

Video, 1 minute.

Sean Twyford describes the Stepping Stones resource, which looks at stages and phases of human development between the ages of 12 and 25.

Created by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Presenter Sean Twyford, Director at Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services

Video, 4.5 minutes.

Ed Muzio explains the simple questions you can ask to discover whether there is something you can change, right where you are. The model presented here is a starting point for solving issues of employee engagement and burnout, because it begins with a questioning process designed to identify the root cause of the problem.

Presenter: Ed Muzio, CEO of Group Harmonics.

Video, 4.5 minutes.

Ed Muzio explains what drives people to perform and why uncovering motivation can improve communication and increase trust. The six factors discussed are: Truth, Results, Power, Assistance, Form, and Structure.

Presenter: Ed Muzio, CEO of Group Harmonics.

Video, 4 minutes.

How to define the process for agreement in a group setting. Discussses several models: Consensus, Democratic, Dictatorial, Consultive, Group Consultative. Looks at the importance of a Disagree and Commit contract with the group with any consultative process.

Presenter: Ed Muzio, CEO of Group Harmonics.

Video, 3.5 minutes.

Ed Muzio explains Tuckman's model of team dynamics. In the model, teams move from "forming" to "storming" to "norming" and finally to "performing." A fifth phase, "reforming," was added later to reflect the reality of changing groups. This video describes both how to recognize the progress of a team, and what should happen at each phase to increase the likelihood of forward progress.

Presenter: Ed Muzio, CEO of Group Harmonics.

Video, 4.5 minutes.

How to recognize and avoid the three inter-related scripted roles of the Drama Triangle - Victim, Persecutor, and Rescuer - that prevent work (Information Transfer) from being done.

Presenter: Ed Muzio, CEO of Group Harmonics.

Online webinar, 16 minutes.

This webinar walks the participant through important safety aspects to be considered when developing an after school program plan.

Webinar hosted by Parks and Recreation Ontario
Content and facilitation provided by Ophea

Webinar, 30 minutes.

This webinar focuses on risk management awareness and prevention, early assessment of unsafe conditions, opportunities for leaders to reduce or avoid accidents, and the accident equation, with an emphasis on reducing hazards and managing risk on active playgrounds with safety considerations for key program activities.

Video, 52 minutes.

This is a presentation on the topic of Recreation Programming in the After School Time-Period. Topics include examples of programs, strategies, partnerships, challenges, keys to success, recommended resources, and more.

A presentation of a webinar presented by CPRA with presenters Heidi Carl, Director of Programs, Boys and Girls Club of Saskatoon, Sydney Millar, National Program Director, Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) and Jenyfer Neumann, Recreation and Parks Association of the Yukon (RPAY).