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Friday, November 1
 

7:30am MDT

Attendee Check-In
Friday November 1, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am MDT
2nd Floor

7:30am MDT

Networking Breakfast
Parfait Bar Menu:
-Assorted Yogurts
-Oatmeal with brown sugar, raisins, and milk
-House-Made Granola
-Seasonal Fruit
-Coffee, Orange Juice, Hot Chocolate, Hot Tea

Friday November 1, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am MDT
Grand Ballroom

7:30am MDT

9:00am MDT

9:30am MDT

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | "I Am So Glad To Be Here!"
During this interactive session, participants will be invited to reflect upon what motivates you to do the incredible work that you do. David will engage participants in creating and sustaining an intentional and authentically-inclusive culture for their students. Using several interactive teaching approaches including music, sharing excerpts from his Best Me I Can Be series, as well as using American Sign Language, David will invite participants to focus on creating stronger relationships and creating a culture of “...safe and enriching spaces.” You will take away a renewed sense of commitment and dedication to show that you are… SO GLAD TO BE HERE!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. David Parker

Dr. David Parker

David Parker
Dr. David Parker is an educator, consultant, motivational artist and author of books for children. David's educational and professional background is dynamic and diverse and includes Social Work, Education and the Performing Arts. His Social Work perspective is at the foundation of... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am MDT
Grand Ballroom

10:30am MDT

11:00am MDT

May the FORCE Be With You
Explore how to grow from Jedi Knights to Master Jedis during this fun, analogy session where you can make magic happen in your programs. How can you add the FORCE...Fun, Opportunities, Reflection, Character building and Expanded learning into your weeks. We will also explore this through the eyes of staff, kids, directors, administrators and families in advocating for them in regards to the FORCE.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Ward

Courtney Ward

Afterschool Coordinator/Supervisor, Davis School District
Courtney Ward has 3 kids of her own and sees the value in afterschool programs. She is a certified teacher with an ESL endorsement and has worked in afterschool for over 20 years through many capacities. She loves to find a school, see the need, and create an opportunity for families... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 102

11:00am MDT

Supporting the Whole Child through Organic Teaching Opportunities
What skills, qualities, and attributes would you like your students to possess at age 25? During this session, we will discuss core competencies, challenges, and solutions for implementing whole child strategies within the afterschool program. We will learn how to support students to ensure that all are healthy, challenged, engaged, supported and feel safe from grades K to 12. Through organic teaching opportunities, afterschool professionals will learn best practices for sustainable learning objectives and take home digital and offline resources to use in your program as early as Monday afternoon.

Speakers
avatar for Carly Cahoon

Carly Cahoon

Schools Manager, EVERFI
Carly Cahoon MACL is an EVERFI Schools Manager based out of Utah. She has a passion for education and technology and has worked in Education and Nonprofits ensuring the sustainability of teaching practices and experiential engagement.


Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 203

11:00am MDT

Minding the Gap
Mind The Gap! There are missed opportunities when afterschool programs and schools are disconnected. By building positive relationships and focusing on program alignment between school administrators and afterschool staff, we can begin to bridge the gap and work together to help youth and families. Using one school’s journey to “Mind The Gap", participants will walk away with an action plan to build and foster these relationships to build a gap-free program.

Speakers
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Deidre Walbeck

Copperview Elementary Assistant Principal, Canyons School District
Deidre Walbeck and Quinci Hambrick work at Copperview Elementary in Canyons School District. Copperview is a highly impacted school where 49% of our students are low income 42% of our students are second language learners speaking over 11 different languages, with a high amount of... Read More →
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Quinci Hambrick

Extended Learning Facilitator, Copperview Elementary
Deidre Walbeck and Quinci Hambrick work at Copperview Elementary in Canyons School District. Copperview is a highly impacted school where 49% of our students are low income 42% of our students are second language learners speaking over 11 different languages, with a high amount of... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 101

11:00am MDT

CANCELLED: Finding Balance and Clarity with Mindfulness
Many organizations are incorporating mindfulness training into their professional learning programs. Why? Because research is showing that the simple technique of mindfulness can have amazing results for individuals including: stress reduction, improvements in job satisfaction, emotional regulation, and better focus. Since children reflect the nervous system of the adults around them, mindfulness is an excellent practice for afterschool professionals. Educators find that as they practice techniques to become more mindful, they see improved emotional regulation, focus, and engagement among their students. In this workshop, attendees will be introduced to various mindfulness practices including sitting and walking meditations, body scan, mindful inquiry and communication exercises, and gentle yoga to support a personal and team mindfulness practice. Join us and experience the power of mindfulness.

Speakers
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Edith Sage

Mindfulness Teacher, Mindfulness for Educators
Edith is the former Director of BEACON Afterschool program in Moab, Utah is very familiar with the many challenges of running and working for a high quality afterschool program. Prior to her work with BEACON, she worked with a variety of non-profit organizations as a fundraiser, and... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 202

12:30pm MDT

Networking Lunch and Exhibitor Exploration
Little Italy Menu: 
-Casear Salad
-Seasonal Fresh Fruit
-Garlic Bread
-Fettuccine and Penne Pasta- Gluten free pasta available by request
-Alfredo and Marinara Sauce
-Meatballs
-Steamed Vegetables


Friday November 1, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm MDT
Grand Ballroom

1:30pm MDT

Authentic Family Engagement: Challenges and Opportunities
Attendees in this session will hear from United Way of Salt Lake staff on the barriers surrounding family engagement in schools, and their experiences in overcoming these obstacles. Presenters will engage attendees in a discussion of promising practices for family engagement, and will leave with tangible ideas to try in their own engagement efforts.

Speakers
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Igor Limansky

Director of Grassroots Leadership Development, United Way of Salt Lake
Igor is Senior Director of Grassroots Leadership Development at United Way of Salt Lake and has worked for the last 10 years as a community organizer. As a first-generation American and son of an Egyptian mother and a French father, Igor's work has been personally motivated to organize... Read More →
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Sarah Schafer

Senior Community School Director, United Way of Salt Lake
Sarah is a Senior Community School Director with United Way of Salt Lake at Cottonwood High School. Sarah has her Masters of Public Health and is excited to continue learning how to integrate family voices into school settings.
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Jessica Olmos

Community School Director, United Way of Salt Lake
Jessica is a Community School Director with United Way of Salt Lake at Kearns Jr High.  Jessica has been working in the Kearns community for a little over 12 years, and really loves the people there.  She works to help students and their families strive for higher education.


Friday November 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 102

1:30pm MDT

SafeUT
SafeUT, the crisis chat and school safety tip line app, has been around for 3 years, yet we still come across people who don't know about the resource. With it being free, confidential, and available 24/7 and 365, we want every student, parent, and educator to understand that we are here for them in any situation. For afterschool staff, students, and families, this resource is invaluable. We will dive into the history of SafeUT, the successes that we have seen, how it functions, what users can do on the app, and how this can benefit the afterschool community. Attendees will walk away from the presentation with a deep knowledge of the app and how they can let their students and their families know that this resource is available for them.

Speakers
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Marnie Saunders

Project Facilitator, SafeUT
Marnie Saunders is a Project Facilitator for SafeUT. She has 18 years of experience in behavioral health and early childhood education. Marnie loves working for SafeUT because she enjoys spreading the word about this amazing resource and is passionate about suicide prevention. When... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Ballroom 2

1:30pm MDT

Keeping it Going
This workshop is a follow up to the keynote presentation and will focus on the expectations and responsibilities for afterschool professionals in creating and sustaining an intentional and authentically-inclusive culture. Obstacles to developing this culture will be explored. Action plans to overcome these obstacles will be created. Find out the part that you play in making sure that all feel “...loved, safe, and supported by caring relationships, empowering them to foster growth within themselves and within their communities.”

Speakers
avatar for Dr. David Parker

Dr. David Parker

David Parker
Dr. David Parker is an educator, consultant, motivational artist and author of books for children. David's educational and professional background is dynamic and diverse and includes Social Work, Education and the Performing Arts. His Social Work perspective is at the foundation of... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Ballroom 3

2:30pm MDT

2:45pm MDT

National and State Funding to Improve Your Afterschool Program
National Service offers millions of dollars of funding available to organizations in the state of Utah to fund dedicated AmeriCorps members. These members can be used to improve outreach and programming for your afterschool program. In our highly-interactive session, you will explore in small groups how using this funding will enhance and expand capacity as well as maximize resources. We will provide examples of other Utah afterschool programs that have been successful with National Service programs and end the session explaining how to apply for AmeriCorps, NCCC, SeniorCorps, and VISTA funding.

Speakers
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Mike Moon

Associate Director, UServeUtah
Mike Moon is the Associate Director of the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism. He has been with the Commission since 2019. The Commission’s purpose is to enable individuals, communities, and organizations in Utah to benefit from the service, power, skills, and passion of... Read More →
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Elizabeth Oliver

National Service Programs Manager, UServeUtah
Elizabeth Oliver currently serves as the National Service Programs Manager for UServeUtah. She has previously worked in non-profit project management for the last six years primarily focusing on homeless and housing services. Elizabeth loves working with AmeriCorps programs across... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Meeting Room 102

2:45pm MDT

Eating Disorders: A Basic Overview
This session will provide an overview of eating disorder behaviors, warning signs, risk factors, and support available. We will explore the myths of dieting and the way media and other factors can influence our views of self and others. Participants will be able to identify the warning signs and risk factors of eating disorders, the 10 principles of Intuitive Eating, and understand how media and other factors influence body image perspectives.

Speakers
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Tori Harrington

Program Director, Center for Change
Tori Harrington attended Brigham Young University where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development. She then went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling at the University of Phoenix. Tori’s previous experience of working... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Meeting Room 201

2:45pm MDT

My Best Day Ever!
This session is designed to build relationships, increase trust, shape positive perceptions, and allows you to become an author as you write about your best day! With David's help, participants will reflect on an enjoyable time and create a ‘story book’ to share that experience with others in the workshop. The take away...we will laugh, sing, create stories and share our joy with one another!

Speakers
avatar for Dr. David Parker

Dr. David Parker

David Parker
Dr. David Parker is an educator, consultant, motivational artist and author of books for children. David's educational and professional background is dynamic and diverse and includes Social Work, Education and the Performing Arts. His Social Work perspective is at the foundation of... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Ballroom 1

3:45pm MDT

4:00pm MDT

Afterschool For Life!
Not many set out to establish a career working in afterschool, but after a little time building positive relationships and having so many amazingly impactful interactions with youth, some may find themselves wanting to continue to grow and learn ways to better serve youth. This session will explore how you can leverage your unique experience afterschool to either build an afterschool career or find the relevance and transferable skills to help you on your career path. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the afterschool career field in general and planning strategies to support continued growth. We will discuss steps that staff can take for themselves as well as strategies afterschool leadership can utilize to support, retain, and help their team grow.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Trentelman

Ben Trentelman

Director of Operations, Utah Afterschool Network
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Ben Trentelman, a young padawan, began the long journey to becoming an afterschool Jedi. Trained and inspired in Ogden as a student and participant in the afterschool arts by his mentors at the Marshall White Community Center, Youth Impact... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Meeting Room 103

4:00pm MDT

Develop Emotional Intelligence with the +/- Code
The +|- Code is a school and afterschool program to help students develop their emotional intelligence. It helps children and teenagers improve their discernment and better understand their emotions and environment. During this session, attendees can develop a new vision of emotional intelligence and discover a unique tool to decode fake news, facial expressions, to solve conflicts, make better choices, enhance empathy and leadership skills. Note: This session may promote materials that are available only by purchase.

Speakers
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Eloi Delmonico

Director, Source Code Technology (SCT) Foundation
Eloi Delmonico has been working in the field of Emotional intelligence for many years. He first worked as a teacher and then as a school principal in Switzerland. After several years of research and experiences, he decided to devote his life to conceiving and deploying a new Program... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Ballroom 2

5:15pm MDT

 
Saturday, November 2
 

7:30am MDT

Attendee Check-In
Saturday November 2, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am MDT
2nd Floor

7:30am MDT

Networking Breakfast
Old Style Breakfast Buffet: 
-Scrambled Eggs
-Biscuits and Country Gravy
-Seasoned Breakfast Potatoes
-Orange Wedges
-Coffee, Orange Juice, Hot Chocolate, Hot Tea


Saturday November 2, 2019 7:30am - 9:00am MDT
Grand Ballroom

7:30am MDT

8:00am MDT

Rise and Shine with Laughter Yoga
Leave your yoga mats at home and join Clint Darr for something new. All you'll need is you! Start the day off on the right foot and experience the medicine of laughter firsthand.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Darr

Clint Darr

Afterschool Regional Educator, Missouri Afterschool Network
Clint works for the Missouri Afterschool Network providing coaching, training, and technical support to afterschool programs throughout Missouri. Clint’s broad range of experience includes a career as a professional firefighter/EMT, 14 years as a classroom teacher, and 3 years as... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am MDT
Southeast Lobby, 1st Floor

9:00am MDT

9:30am MDT

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | That Reminds Me of a Story
Story’s ability to connect, affirm, and inspire is at the heart of being human, and also at the heart of our work with young people. Bill shares his experiences, stories, and songs from a lifetime of work with young people in 49 states, five countries, and over 3,000 schools. In reminding us that we are hard-wired for stories, he’ll also challenge us to find the stories in our lives that will touch others. Also, we’ll be sure to all laugh and sing.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Harley

Bill Harley

Bill Harley Storyteller
Bill Harley is well-traveled, well-read, well-educated, well-spoken and well-loved. Accompanied by his guitar, his narrative songs and stories, both original and traditional, are a celebration of our common humanity. Best known for his work with children and families, his ability... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am MDT
Grand Ballroom

10:30am MDT

11:00am MDT

Ginormous Paint Party! Where, What, Who, and Why?
In our time together, we’ll party with paint and words, leaving you and the group with one ginormous backdrop and an original story to go with it. Learn the literacy, english language arts, and fine arts standards while creating your own original work as a group. The Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre supports education classes and afterschool projects free of charge through funding from the State School Board, private donors, and foundations.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Gee

Pamela Gee

Opera by Children Director, Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre
Pamela Nelson Gee has taught, mentored, performed, and inspired using the arts, especially in education. As an arts educator she has had grassroots, to state, and national involvement and been able to develop purposeful processes in arts education in collaboration with many of the... Read More →
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Lori Pomeroy

Opera by Children Art Mentor, Utah Fesitval Opera and Musical Theatre
Lori Pomeroy has been an art mentor for Opera By Children UFOMT for seven years, and loves doing things big! She loves working with children and bringing out their endless possibilities. She is also a BTSALP visual art teacher at Sunrise Elementary in Smithfield, Ut. where she has... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 202

11:00am MDT

The Audacity of Risk
To encourage healthy risk taking in youth, most programs utilize outdoor activities such as hiking or skateboarding. These activities are highly valuable, but often leave out students who lack interest in such activities and also present risk of physical harm. During this session, we will discuss a tried and true method for students who would rather engage creatively and safely rather than physically: the breaking of social norms. Attendees will be instructed on how to design their own activities, given free, ready-to-use curriculum, and will be asked to break some social norms themselves.

Speakers
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Scott Udall

Independent Designer, Independent
Scott Udall works for Salt Lake City Public Services and served in the Youth and Family Division for five years. His previous work has centered on incentive system design, character development, and the integration of the Utah Core curriculum into interest-based programming.



Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Executive Room 100

11:00am MDT

The Landscape of Family Engagement in Utah
As the demographics of Utah have changed, the perspectives and needs of the families we serve have also changed. In the Spring of 2018, a team of family engagement practitioners from the Utah State Board of Education, Granite School District, Salt Lake City School District and University Neighborhood Partners interviewed highly engaged, negatively engaged and apparently unengaged parents, as well as students, administrators, teachers, partners and other stakeholders. Insights from these interviews will be shared along with "next" practices for engaging families in educational settings.

Speakers
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Jenny Mayer-Glenn

Director, University Neighborhood Partners
Jenny is the Director of University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) working to bring together SLC residents, community organizations and University of Utah faculty and staff in reciprocal learning, action and benefit. She served as the Director of Family-School Collaboration at the Salt... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 102

11:00am MDT

Strategies for Creating Trauma-Informed and Inclusive Classrooms
The goal of out-of-school time programs is to have a program that creates an environment for all youth to learn and thrive. Step one for creating the environment is making sure all youth feel safe and welcome. We talk a lot about the importance of having trauma-informed and inclusive programs, but what does that look like? In this session, participants will learn the 6 components of a trauma-informed approach, reflect on what it means to have a trauma-informed and inclusive classroom, and develop concrete ways to practice inclusive and trauma-informed programming. Participants will walk away with inclusive and trauma-informed language, examples on how to empower and support their youth, and solutions on how to overcome barriers to create a safe and inclusive classroom.

Speakers
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Rachel Coffey

Community Educator, Planned Parenthood of Utah


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 103

11:00am MDT

Telling Your Story
The ability to tell our own story, not the story others tell about us, is a crucial part of remembering who we are and imagining who we might become. Using prompts and story sharing in small groups, Bill will lead participants in a discovery of how experiences in our lives are crafted into stories about who we are. In drawing on our experiences, we’ll also learn how this process can be used in helping others tell their own stories about themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Harley

Bill Harley

Bill Harley Storyteller
Bill Harley is well-traveled, well-read, well-educated, well-spoken and well-loved. Accompanied by his guitar, his narrative songs and stories, both original and traditional, are a celebration of our common humanity. Best known for his work with children and families, his ability... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Ballroom 1

12:30pm MDT

Networking Lunch and Exhibitor Exploration
South of the Border Buffet: 
-Southwest Salad of Fresh Greens, Tomato, Green Onion, Cheese, and Crispy Tortilla Strips with House Dressing
-Beef Tacos with Crispy Corn Shells and Traditional Taco Condiments
-Refried beans
-Spanish Rice
-Cinnamon Crisps

Saturday November 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm MDT
Grand Ballroom

1:30pm MDT

Find Your Rhythm *Session Offered Twice*
Come experience the power of group rhythm. Choose from a variety of world percussion instruments, and see how a few basic instructions, games, and most importantly laughter, can teach the group to make dynamic music together. Whether you are looking for ideas for your music program, wanting to bring an experience to your students or staff, or just want to rejuvenate your mind after a weekend of soaking up information, join us and find your rhythm. Please note: this session will be on the DrumBus which will be parked on 24th Street.

Speakers
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Nels Anderson

Owner, DrumBus Utah
Ten years ago, Nels Anderson stumbled into drum facilitation. After getting his degree in biology, an opportunity came along to facilitate drum circles. The feeling of harnessing human potential and focusing it into group music completely redirected his life’s path. After working... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Outside Courtyard

1:30pm MDT

School Day Alignment and Academic Improvement
Curious about new initiatives happening in Utah around school and afterschool alignment? Seeking additional resources to jump start your academic goals? Searching for new tools and lesson plan ideas? Join in as we celebrate successes, dive into evidence-based practices, and problem solve challenges around school alignment. Participate in a discussion on academic success and student engagement while exploring tips on how to align outcomes with school day staff.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Wisham

Lisa Wisham

Research Associate, Utah Education Policy Center
Lisa Wisham is a Research Associate for the Utah Education Policy Center at the University of Utah. As a member of the Bridgeworks School Improvement Team, she co-designs and co-facilitates professional learning opportunities for school turnaround leaders, supports school leadership... Read More →
avatar for Holly Phillips

Holly Phillips

School Alignment Specialist, Utah Afterschool Network
Holly Phillips is the School Alignment Specialist for the Utah Afterschool Network. She has spent the last year researching school day and afterschool alignment with 24 pilot afterschool sites in the greater Salt Lake area. In collaboration with the Utah Education Policy Center, Utah... Read More →



Saturday November 2, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 203

1:30pm MDT

Stepping into Your Leadership Role
Becoming a new supervisor isn't easy. This session will guide newer supervisors through the basics of becoming a strong leader and manager through eight key components built around communication and accountability. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect with others about their own leadership styles, set goals towards personal growth, and step into leadership with confidence!

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Latta

Danielle Latta

Program Manager, Salt Lake County Youth Services
Over the past 5 years, Danielle Latta is currently working as the Afterschool Program Manager for Salt Lake County Youth Services overseeing the operations for 13 high quality afterschool programs and grant management. Danielle started her work in out of school field at age 16, as... Read More →



Saturday November 2, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 102

1:30pm MDT

You Gotta Laugh!
Laughter: the best medicine for all that ails us! Embrace the power of laughter, and how it can improve your out-of-school time program and energize you, your staff, and your students! Learn about the physical, emotional, and social benefits of laughter, and when not ROTFL, hear anecdotes, tips and strategies for using humor and laughter in your out-of-school time program as well as in your personal life, and practice laughter yoga techniques delivered by a certified instructor. If you want happier, healthier, more engaged students, then You Gotta Laugh! Attendees of this session will learn about the physical, social, and emotional benefits of laughter, how to find and keep laughter in their personal and professional lives, and how to incorporate fun and engaging laughter activities into their afterschool program.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Darr

Clint Darr

Afterschool Regional Educator, Missouri Afterschool Network
Clint works for the Missouri Afterschool Network providing coaching, training, and technical support to afterschool programs throughout Missouri. Clint’s broad range of experience includes a career as a professional firefighter/EMT, 14 years as a classroom teacher, and 3 years as... Read More →



Saturday November 2, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Ballroom 3

2:30pm MDT

2:45pm MDT

Find Your Rhythm *Session Offered Twice*
Come experience the power of group rhythm. Choose from a variety of world percussion instruments, and see how a few basic instructions, games, and most importantly laughter, can teach the group to make dynamic music together. Whether you are looking for ideas for your music program, wanting to bring an experience to your students or staff, or just want to rejuvenate your mind after a weekend of soaking up information, join us and find your rhythm. Please note: this session will be on the DrumBus which will be parked on 24th Street.

Speakers
NA

Nels Anderson

Owner, DrumBus Utah
Ten years ago, Nels Anderson stumbled into drum facilitation. After getting his degree in biology, an opportunity came along to facilitate drum circles. The feeling of harnessing human potential and focusing it into group music completely redirected his life’s path. After working... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Outside Courtyard

2:45pm MDT

Meaningful Connections
Do you wish you could shape the leaders of the future? Would you like to be able to connect with people in a more meaningful way? During this workshop, you'll uncover the various messages you are unintentionally sending to others and how they may be interpreting them. You will learn how to make simple changes in your stance, hand gestures, tone, and words to get amazing results and more meaningful connections. Learn how to become the influential leader you were always meant to be! Learn how to infuse more passion into your programs, own the room, and shape the future!

Speakers
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Patrick Bentley

Challenge Course Manager, Bridgerland Adventure Park
Patrick is a dynamic and inspiring Trainer, Mentor, and Experiential Learning Expert. He is certified as a Level II facilitator and a Challenge Course Manager through the Association for Challenge Course Technologies (ACCT) for the past 10 years. His life experiences and varied skills... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Ballroom 2

2:45pm MDT

Journey through Foster Care
Who's in foster care? How does the foster care system work? Is every young person’s experience the same? Through an interactive journey and rich discussion, participants will learn more about who is in foster care, different ways a young person can enter the system, how to better navigate the foster care system, and different ways a young person can leave the system so that they can be more supportive of foster youth and their individual case plan.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Andino

Erica Andino

Out-of-School Time Specialist, Utah Afterschool Network
Hailing from Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York; Erica is a proud Nuyorican who enjoys things that take her back to her roots. She grew up in the foster care system during her teen years but has proven her resilience by dedicating 11 years of her life to working with afterschool youth... Read More →
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Christina Andino

Social Worker, FosterClub
Christina and Erica Andino are biological sisters from Brooklyn, New York. Both have years of experience in the Utah Foster Care system as foster youth who aged out. Christina and Erica defeated statistics by graduating from high school and obtaining college degrees. Christina has... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Ballroom 3

2:45pm MDT

PROTECT Utah: Preventing Exploitation of Utah's Most Vulnerable Youth
It's clear that afterschool programs provide expanded learning opportunities and a place for students to grow. It would be advantageous for these students, who are in an environment that fosters unique relationships with the educators, to also grow in areas that protect and prevent them from being manipulated and exploited. Youth are vulnerable to such exploitation by virtue of being young, including being groomed and trafficked for sex or labor. Join us to learn how the PROTECT Utah prevention education program can help to enhance your afterschool program by providing youth with opportunities to protect themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Thompson

Jacob Thompson

Regional Director, 3 Strands Global
Jacob is serving as the Regional Director of 3Strands Global Foundation for the entire state of Utah. His primary focus is to the be face, voice, and advocate for PROTECT Utah and its mission of human trafficking and exploitation prevention education. He oversees the implementation... Read More →
avatar for Josh Loaiza

Josh Loaiza

Implementation Coordinator, 3 Strands Global
Josh is the Implementation Coordinator for 3Strands Gobal in Utah. He specializes in marketing and business strategy. Josh received his bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from the Goddard School of Business at Weber State University. After finishing his degree, Josh started... Read More →



Saturday November 2, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Executive Room 100

2:45pm MDT

Storytelling 101
Storytelling is a craft anyone can develop, and useful in every part of our lives. Bill offers some basic pointers on telling stories – what to look for, how to learn them, and how to tell them. He’ll introduce several simple stories to the participants and they will walk out of the workshop with a story to tell and resources to use.

Speakers
avatar for Bill Harley

Bill Harley

Bill Harley Storyteller
Bill Harley is well-traveled, well-read, well-educated, well-spoken and well-loved. Accompanied by his guitar, his narrative songs and stories, both original and traditional, are a celebration of our common humanity. Best known for his work with children and families, his ability... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Ballroom 1

3:45pm MDT

4:00pm MDT

Assess Yourself! A Self-Assessment Conversation
As we go through the school year, it is important to reflect on why we do what we do in our daily interactions with students. When you think back to the last time you sat down with your team to talk about struggles and successes in your program, what did you take away from the conversation that allowed you to shape your future interactions? Following the School-Age & Youth Program Quality Assessment Tools (SAPQA & YPQA), attendees will learn how this self-assessment training can establish a foundational knowledge of what best practices look like in terms of running activities from each attendee’s own unique perspective. We will also take the time to share what is and isn't working well and gain knowledge from one another to understand the best practices to implement in our programs.

Speakers
avatar for Angel Gomez

Angel Gomez

Out-of-School Time Specialist, Utah Afterschool Network
As UAN’s personal office DJ, Angel Gomez has been known to shake his feet and groove to the beat from the comfort of his standing desk. Originally from West Los Angeles, he dabbled in the saxophone in his early years and developed an affinity for all things music, but since moving... Read More →



Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Meeting Room 201

4:00pm MDT

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
Calling all leaders! The State of Afterschool Report is hot-off-the press. Earlier this year, Utah Afterschool Network released this report using local program data, success stories, and evaluations to tell the story of afterschool programs in Utah. In this final hour of the conference, we're going to bring this data to life. Through interactive discussions, small group work, and networking, we will discuss how utilizing this report in your own neck of the woods will improve your program outcomes. I know data can be dry, but this session most certainly won't be!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Riding

Kelly Riding

Executive Director, Utah Afterschool Network
Kelly Riding joined the Utah Afterschool Network (UAN) in November 2015 as the Executive Director. She is responsible for the growth, development, and strategic leadership of UAN. She also oversees the execution of UAN’s mission, which is to ensure youth have access to high quality... Read More →



Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Meeting Room 202