Communities of Practice
Youth Workers, Staff Leaders and Quality Stewards COPs are held October-June on the second Wednesday of each month so that teams of staff from different OST programs can attend their COP and then share their experiences when they return to their OST programs. Executive Director Learning Space COP meets four times a year seasonally.
All COPs are supported by a skilled AFCOST facilitator - check out their bios here.
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Staff, who work directly with young people and have no supervisory responsibilities, explore creating and delivering age-appropriate, quality program practices, as well as their professional development and self-care
Supervisors, who have program oversight responsibility, explore what it means to lead, mentor and coach staff engaged in working directly with young people, while attending to their own professional growth and self-care.
Directors/managers, who have responsibility for setting and/or overseeing the program quality and operational visions for their organization, reflect upon, examine and develop effective and inspirational leadership behaviors and practices that link organizational mission, program outcomes, and building and retaining empowered staff teams.
Executive Director Learning Space
Facilitated time and space for executive level directors and similar positions to gather with their peers, share their work, learn from each other and move their programs to new levels of quality. Quarterly, senior executives discuss leadership topics, as well as their organizational strategies and opportunities.
2023-24 COPs Schedule