AYDC is pleased to host youth-serving organizations for a sixth year of the AYDC Second Order Change professional development series in Anchorage. Applications will be open soon for 2023. Please check back for more details!
AYDC Second Order Change is a leadership development series and a professional learning community. It is designed to support staff in delivering high quality youth development programs. AYDC Second Order Change was developed with leadership funding from Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc.
Research shows that youths’ environments, relationships and experiences impact their short- and long-term outcomes—from health, to civic engagement, to economic self-sufficiency. Second Order Change is an initiative to support staff capacity to maximize positive outcomes for youth.
Second Order Change is a leadership development series and a professional learning community. It supports staff at all levels in youth serving organizations to strengthen social and emotional intelligence, which is responsible for over 50% of effectiveness in all professions and is critical to support youth development.
The series takes place over the course of six weekly sessions, providing the opportunity to build relationships with cohort members, explore a new approach between sessions, and reflect and integrate learning.
We use the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL) social and emotional learning competency framework to support staff development in each of five Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) domains. Each session in the series sparks personal reflection and peer learning through inviting exploration of critical topics in youth development, including: resilience, healing-centered engagement, embracing resistance, cultural responsiveness, mindfulness, coaching and communication.
All participants will meet in a virtual learning space and connect with peers in similar roles at other Anchorage youth-serving organizations.
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