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Emerging Leaders and Program Administration [clear filter]
Friday, November 1

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.


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 →

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

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.


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 →

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.

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

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.


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 →

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

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.

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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
Saturday, November 2

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.


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

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!

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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

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!


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

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!

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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