Professional Development and Training Opportunities

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Professional Development Opportunities for the 2021-2022 school year.

For Staff Trainings, please scroll to the bottom.

Natural Leaders Training Academy

2021 Fall Training Academy

October 18th, 25th (parents only), November 1st, 8th, and 15th

Registration link:

The Natural Leaders Training Academy is an opportunity for parents/family members and school staff to learn about equitable family engagement and the importance of honoring family voice. Topics covered include:

  • How to get a Natural Leaders team started at your school.
  • Staff and family collaboration while centering family voice.
  • Establishing Trust, Recognizing Strengths, Communicating Effectively, & Showing Encouragement.

Spanish interpretation will be available during live sessions. Materials are available in 7 languages.

Independent Learning Modules for Families

Diversity and Inclusion

Registration Link: Coming Soon

Through this training participants will: 1) Learn about the importance of honoring diversity and practicing inclusion, 2) Acknowledge systems of oppression, and 3)Come up with ways to help promote and practice inclusion in Natural Leaders teams, school community, and children’s classrooms. This is an independent study training that can be done at the participants own pace. Available in Spanish.

You will receive an email with the training module once you have registered.

Social-Emotional Learning

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This training offers Natural Leaders an opportunity to learn about Social and Emotional Learning through the five competencies: Self Awareness, Self Management, Responsible Decision Making, Relationship Skills, and Social Awareness. Participants will then learn how to strengthen their children’s and their own skills in these areas. This is a pre-recorded webinar with videos and practice activities. It can be done independently or as part of a virtual group. Available in Spanish and Mandarin.

You will receive an email with the training module once you have registered.

Staff Training

Coming Soon.

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