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  1. Nevada Leadership Academy Sponsored by: NevAEYC and the Reno Association for the Education of Young Children

  2. What is the Leadership Academy? • An intensive program to foster new leaders in the early childhood field • 12 Emerging Leaders • 12 Mentors to support the emerging leaders • 8 months (2012-2013) - one Saturday per month

  3. Academy Goals • Provide Nevada Registry approved trainings free of charge for emerging leaders • Increase the quality of Child Care through emerging leader projects • Foster the growth of mentorship within AEYC and ECE community

  4. Academy Goals cont. • Create a “well defined, multifaceted leadership pathway” and “entry point” for emerging leaders within AEYC (NAEYC vision 2015) • Increase interest in AEYC membership and board positions • Recruitment and retention of emerging leaders (NAEYC vision 2015) • Promote the expanded development of the professional status of individuals in various roles in the ECE field (NAEYC vision 2015)

  5. Who are the Emerging Leaders? • ECE teachers • Directors • Support staff (van drivers, cooks…etc) • ECE students • Anyone currently in the field interested in becoming more involved in a leadership role

  6. Emerging Leader Responsibilities • Attend the leadership mixer • Attend 8 scheduled leadership trainings • Complete an Early Childhood project • Meet with mentors one time per month • Provide a visual depiction of their project experience at the NevAEYC 2013 conference and/or… • Option to present at the 2013 conference • Attend a local or state AEYC board meeting

  7. What will Emerging Leaders Gain? • 48 hours of leadership training • A mentor with similar interests • NAEYC membership • Assistance completing a project that they are passionate about • Books and materials chosen specifically for the Academy • Registration to the 2013 conference • Networking with other emerging leaders • Pathways into AEYC leadership roles

  8. Who are the Mentors? • AEYC board members • Leaders in the ECE community

  9. Mentor Responsibilities • Work with one emerging leader for the duration of the leadership academy • Attend a mentor training (3-4 weeks prior to the beginning of the Academy) • Meet with your emerging leader 1 time per month over an 8 month period • Provide guidance and support to emerging leader as they work towards their project completion and individual goals

  10. Leadership Academy Outline • Held August 2012 – April 2013 • Meet one Saturday per month for 8 months • Each Saturday will be 6 hours of The Nevada Registry approved training

  11. Academy Dates August 17th 6 pm – 8 pm Mixer • September 15th 9 am – 3:30 pm • October 13th 9 am – 3:30 pm • November 3rd 9 am – 3:30 pm • December 1st 9 am - 3:30 pm • January 12th 9 am – 3:30 pm • February 9th 9 am – 3:30 pm • March 16th 9 am – 3:30 pm • April 6th All Day - conference

  12. Agenda – proposed topics • Tribute to self – a day of self reflection and planning • Communication styles / Leadership styles • Power and its uses (what do you do with your leadership) / Leading with compassion • Professionalism • State and national perspectives on ECE programs, issues and working towards solutions • Advocacy • Funding and Budgeting • Pathways to Leadership (AEYC, T.E.A.C.H., etc) • Project presentations

  13. What is “The Project”? • Emerging Leader chooses a topic in ECE that they are passionate about (nutrition, play, music, etc…) and plan a project around it • Something tangible that will benefit: their growth, center (or home care), and/or the ECE field • Project info will be shared within the first two sessions of the Academy and leaders will work to develop and implement their project by the last Saturday Academy session

  14. How Do I Apply? • Fill out the online application and submit • Expect to hear from us by the end of May, 2012. Questions? Contact: Whitney Leathers @ 327-0680 OR Cindy Johnson @ 327-0683