Leadership

Situational Leadership: Respond to Any Challenge with Confidence

Ask most parents to label their style and they can do it in a word. This is unfortunate, because outstanding parenting defies one-word descriptions. This engaging workshop uses video clips to teach all kinds of primary cargivers how to rapidly assess the demands of any situation and flexibly adapt their responses to suit. The result is a measured, patient, and effective approach to parenting.
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Stop Yelling and Get the HINT: High-Impact, No-Trouble Classroom Management

The challenge for professional educators in this captivating workshop is to produce desired behavior changes in students without expending more than 1½ calories, the energy in a single breath mint. Talented educators will learn to rely on simple directions, clear consequences, and students' intrinsic motivation to enhance the camp experience. Manage the classroom while preserving your sanity and stamina.
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Stop Yelling and Get the HINT: High-Impact, No-Trouble Leadership

The challenge for youth leaders in this captivating workshop is to produce desired behavior changes in children and teens without expending more than 1½ calories, the energy in a single breath mint. Talented leaders will learn to rely on simple directions, clear consequences, and kids' intrinsic motivation to enhance the camp experience. Manage groups while preserving your sanity and stamina.
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Stop Yelling and Get the HINT: High-Impact, No-Trouble Parenting

The challenge for parents in this captivating workshop is to produce desired behavior changes in children and teens without expending more than 1½ calories, the energy in a single breath mint. Talented parents will learn to rely on simple directions, clear consequences, and kids' intrinsic motivation to enhance the camp experience. Manage your children while preserving your sanity and stamina.
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Pinnacles and Pitfalls: Leadership is Learned

Culled from more than 30 summers as a youth leader, this hugely popular workshop is a collection of witty, effective, and enduring leadership techniques. Presented in a visual format that gives youth leaders a clear view of the consequences poor leadership can have as well as the wonderful outcomes of patience, initiative, and consistency. An ideal closing keynote following a full day of workshops.
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Positive Peer Pressure: Understanding Your Behavior in Groups

Common conceptions of peer pressure peg it as wholly negative, when in fact peers can have a tremendously positive influence on one another. This insightful workshop forces youth leaders to take an honest look at how group dynamics influence their competitiveness, creativity, concentration, and integrity. Be persuasively positive.
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Professionalism in Practice: How to Exude Positive Leadership in the Workplace

A favorite among professional educators, this workshop blends management, communication, etiquette, and conflict resolution skills into a powerful package that eliminates laziness, backstabbing, resentment, and negativity that can plague organizations. Transform pettiness to professionalism though the intentional practice of humility, leadership-by-example, and open dialogue.
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Online Leadership-By-Example: Internet Best Practices for Staff

The Internet is public space. How staff behave in that space—like all their other behavior—should set a sterling example for young people to follow. This focused workshop gives staff practical skills for creating an online persona and social media presence that everyone can be proud of. This content is the ideal complement to the longer workshop on Internet policy development.
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Internal Leadership Development I: Designing High-Yield ILD Programs

Camps Internal leadership development (ILD) can become your primary-or even your sole-source for the highest quality staff. This design workshop is for directors of day camps, overnight camps, parks & recs, and other summer youth programs who are committed to an multi-year process of refinement, tradition, promotion, and staff training that will revolutionize their current hiring practices.
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Internal Leadership Development II: Designing a Successful CIT / LIT Program

Camps Leader-in-Training (or Counselor-in-Training) programs have 10 common flaws that usually lead to their collapse within a few seasons. This workshop for directors of day camps, overnight camps, parks & recs, and other summer youth programs is based on the radical success of the few camps in the country that have a completely homegrown staff. It’s not magic; it’s intentional, intelligent, and innovative.
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