ACA Winnekota Leadership Summit Schedule

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8:30 a.m. — Welcome                                            
8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.               
Beating the Challenges of 2021-Top Techniques for Terrific Training and Communication about Change - Part 1    
Michael Brandwein, educator/trainer/author
We’ve asked master trainer Michael Brandwein, the number one best-selling author of training and supervision books for camps, to design for us a special collection of great methods to bring us camp success in an unusually challenging year. This session is in two parts, each one packed with practical, use-it-immediately ways to bring out the best in our staff and handle changes with flexibility, including:
  • Building a motivated and professional camp community at a time when staff have been isolated
  • How to encourage staff to ask for help and support—and train them to do it like professionals
  • Encouraging open and flexible thinking about doing things in new and different ways
  • Motivating staff and supporting a focus on mission to be sure we don’t lose sight of why we’re doing this hard work: to produce real youth development every day
  • Applying the awesome power of Michael’s PDP principle to be sure we are modeling in our training the great skills staff can use to be outstanding leaders
  • “Talking isn’t teaching!” — How to grab and keep staff attention throughout training and maximize real learning
  • And more!
9:40 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. — Break
9:55 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. — Staff Training Tool #1            
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. — Virtual Scavenger Hunt as an Icebreaker
Michelle Cummings, Training Wheels     
Your Mission Should You Choose to Accept it...  is to participate in a super fun Virtual Scavenger Hunt with other conference attendees as a way to get to know one another, participate in simple online challenges, and get ideas for ways to incorporate similar events into your own programs.
11:00 a.m.-11:10 a.m.                    Break
11:10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.                 Staff Training Tool #2
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                
Beating the Challenges of 2021:  Top Techniques for Terrific Training and Communication about Change - Part 2
Michael Brandwein, educator/trainer/author
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.                   Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.                     Fast and Focused: Turbocharged Problem-Solving with the Consultative Communication Method
Michael Brandwein, educator/trainer/author
Learn and practice Michael’s Consultative Problem Solving (CPS) approach, a highly effective, incredibly fast and efficient group learning and discussion technique that helps you get personalized solutions, right in this session, to your most pressing camp challenges. Plus, even better: You’ll see how to quickly bring this method home for continued use at your camp. And there’s more: You can teach this to staff and campers to resolve conflicts and solve problems.
2:15 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.                     Break
2:25 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                    Open Mic with Michael Brandwein
Michael Brandwein, educator/trainer/author
He’s all yours! Pose your questions and get more of Michael’s practical and positive methods and techniques.
3:00 p.m. – 3:05 p.m.                     Staff Training Tool #3
3:05 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                     Consultative Problem-Solving Part 2
Put your consultative problem-solving skills to use by joining a topic specific breakout to share ideas and creative solutions. 
3:30 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.                     Closing Comments
4:00 p.m.                                              Cocktails and Codenames (optional post-event social)