LINC In-House Training

Carl Wade and Andrew Smith lead a training at Faxon, January 2016.

Carl Wade and Andrew Smith lead a training at Faxon, January 2016.

 

Below is a list of all the trainings offered in-house at LINC. For additional information, contact:

Dave Whitaker, Caring Communities Trainer

Office phone: 816.889.5055 x 1242

Email: dwhitaker@kclinc.org

Check out a video about our training here: https://vimeo.com/182707838/a91a318371

In addition, there are other professional development opportunities available to staff through professional organizations. Scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of those.

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Activities

1 hour credit.

This is an original LINC training developed by Matt Uppman for the 2016 summer training. The session focuses on:

  • Effective lesson planning
  • Active participation
  • "Instant Ideas" (simple, easy-to-lead activities)
  • Guidelines for field trips

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Ask Listen Encourage

2 hours credit.

This is part of the Youth Works Methods series. Participants in this workshop will learn how to:

  • ASK effective questions
  • LISTEN actively
  • ENCOURAGE success

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Behavior Management: The Adult

2 hours credit.

This is part of a series of trainings developed by LINC's LaKeshia Lewis, Paul Lichtenauer, Melanie Scott, Carl Wade, and Dave Whitaker. While all three trainings are encouraged, participants can take them in any order and get credit for each individually. Behavior Management: The Adult focuses on:

  • How we move
  • What we say
  • What we don't say (body language)
  • Practice scenarios

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Behavior Management: The Child

2 hours credit.

This is part of a series of trainings developed by LINC's LaKeshia Lewis, Paul Lichtenauer, Melanie Scott, Carl Wade, and Dave Whitaker. While all three trainings are encouraged, participants can take them in any order and get credit for each individually. Behavior Management: The Child focuses on:

  • Identify reasons for children's behavior
  • Recognize how to address those needs
  • Understand punisment vs. behavior management

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Behavior Management: The Environment

2 hours credit.

This is part of a series of trainings developed by LINC's LaKeshia Lewis, Paul Lichtenauer, Melanie Scott, Carl Wade, and Dave Whitaker. While all three trainings are encouraged, participants can take them in any order and get credit for each individually. Behavior Management: The Environment focuses on:

  • Identify 4 environmental factors which affect behavior
  • Use 4 C's to improve those factors
  • Develop a plan to improve at least one factor

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Building Community

2 hours credit.

This is part of the Youth Works Methods series. Participants in this workshop will:

  • Learn what it means to build community
  • Use games to build community
  • Practice community-building games

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Character Counts! (1-hour overview)

1 hour credit.

This training offers a very basic overview of Character Counts! For a more in-depth look, consider Character Counts! (Part 1 and 2). This workshop will:

  • Offer a basic understanding of Character Counts!
  • Introduce the six pillars
  • Ask participants to create Take It Back plans for how to introduce/maintain this at their sites

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Character Counts! (Part I)

2 hours credit.

This training has been modified by Carl Wade and Dave Whitaker. Participants are expected to take this course and its follow-up, part 2, but do NOT have to take the 1-hour overview of Character Counts! prior to this. This workshop introduces participants to the first three of the six pillars of Character Counts:

  • Trustworthiness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility

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Character Counts! (Part 2)

2 hours credit.

This training has been modified by Carl Wade and Dave Whitaker. Participants must take Part 1 before taking part 2, but do NOT have to take the 1-hour overview of Character Counts! prior to this. This workshop introduces participants to the last three of the six pillars of Character Counts:

  • Fairness
  • Caring
  • Citizenship

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Cooperative Learning

2 hours credit.

This is part of the Youth Works Methods series. This workshop will help participants:

  • Define Cooperative Learning
  • Recognize the benefits
  • Gain experience with group formers and structures

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CPR/First Aid

4 hours credit.

Participants will:

  • Learn basic first aid
  • Learn how to assist someone in a cardiac arrest or obstructed airway situation
  • Have hands-on experience with a mannequin breathing and chest compressions

 

For information on CPR/First Aid training, contact Kelly Dodd at 816.889.5050 or kdodd@kclinc.org

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Homework Help

2 hours credit.

This is part of the Youth Works Methods series. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the homework cycle and where there is need for supports.
  • Have opportunities to develop strategies to make homework help time productive.
  • Gain experience using a variety of ways to track students work and design the homework space.

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Introduction to the Active-Participatory Approach

2 hours credit.

This workshop is part of the Youth Works Methods series. Participants will learn the four domains of the Program Quality Assessment (PQA) tool:

  • Safe environment
  • Supportive environment
  • Peer interaction
  • Youth engagement

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Lesson Planning

2 hours credit.

This training was created specifically for LINC by Andrew Smith and Carl Wade. Participants will learn to:

  • Understand the value of lesson planning
  • Identify the ingredients of a good lesson plan
  • Fill out a good lesson plan

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Orientation: Professionalism, Policies & Procedures

2 hours credit.

This is a consolidation of what were originally two separate trainings developed by LINC's Brenda Newsome, Danielle Small, and Sherry Harold for the 2016 summer training. The session focuses on:

  • The"Big Six" expectations
  • The 4 areas of professionalism (attitude, appearance, communication, and etiquette)
  • Policies and procedures (operating policies, ratios/licensing, health & safety, outside/playground rules)

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Planning and Reflection

 

2 hours credit.

This is part of the Youth Works Methods series. Participants in his workshop will:

  • Understand the role of planning and reflection
  • Practice planning and reflection activities
  • Make plans to take planning and reflection back to their programs

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Planning with Data

3 hours credit.

This training is designed for sites who have completed a PQA self-assessment and are ready to develop Program Improvement Plans.

  • Reveal (How do we read the data? What does the data say?)
  • Refine (What can we celebrate? Where do we want to grow?)
  • Realize (How will we make it happen? How do we turn our ideas into a workable plan?)

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Policies & Procedures

1 hour credit.

This is an original LINC training developed by Danielle Small and Sherry Harold for the 2016 summer training. The session focuses on:

  • The"Big Six" expectations
  • Operating hours
  • Ratios/licensing
  • Health and safety
  • Outside/playground rules
  • Incident reports

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Professionalism

1 hour credit.

This is an original LINC training developed by Brenda Newsome for the 2016 summer training. The session focuses on:

  • Attitude
  • Appearance
  • Communication
  • Etiquette

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Reframing Conflict

2 hours credit.

This is part of the Youth Works Methods series. Participants in this workshop will learn about:

  • The overall program and activities
  • The foundational principles and conflict policies
  • Six-step conflict resolution process

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Structure and Clear Limits

2 hours credit.

This is part of the Youth Works Methods series. Participants in this workshop will learn how to:

  • Build structure in their programs
  • Establish clear limits in their programs

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Student Management

1 hour credit.

This is an original LINC training developed by Melanie Scott for the 2016 summer training. The session focuses on:

  • Expectations
  • Understanding behavior
  • Addressing behavior

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Transitions That Work

2 hours credit.

This is a Toolbox Training workshop originally created by Dave Whitaker which has been modified for LINC. As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Define transitions
  • Identify three kinds of transitions
  • Try out transition activities

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True Colors: Know Yourself and Others

2 hours credit.

This workshop was adapted by LINC's DeWayne Bright and Dave Whitaker from content from True Colors International. The focus is on staff development and recognizing what each individual can contribute to the team. The workshop will focus on participants learning to:

  • Identify their true colors
  • Identify their colors' strengths and stressors
  • Reframe and communicate with other colors

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Understanding PQA

1 hour credit.

This is a crash course in understanding how to use the Program Quality Assessment (PQA) tool. Participants will learn the PQA process:

  • Assess (how to use the PQA self-assessment tool)
  • Plan (developing a program improvement plan)
  • Improve (carrying out the program improvement plan)

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Youth Voice

2 hours credit.

This is part of the Youth Works Methods series. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn about the Youth Voice Ladder
  • Identify how youth voice is offered in your programs
  • Create plans for giving youth more voice

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Professional Organizations

In addition to in-house LINC trainings, you can look into professional development options through these organizations: