Leadership, Exploration, And Development = L.E.A.D.

The LEAD program is currently full and not accepting new applicants. A new cohort will commence in 2021.

L.E.A.D. 1.0

Leadership and quality in afterschool programs are inseparable; for programs to succeed and become sustainable, they need strong leadership at all levels. This four-part series is for leaders of licensed programs in the afterschool field in Vermont. The L.E.A.D. program will provide afterschool professionals with the tools to hone their strengths and develop new skills to take on more advanced leadership roles in the future. Participants will develop and improve their leadership skills, while enhancing their confidence in their abilities. Specifically designed for experienced Directors and Site Coordinators who are looking for that next level of growth and development. Each session will include a training session, a guest speaker, lunch, and time to network.

L.E.A.D. 2.0

This program is designed for those who have completed LEAD 1.0 and are interested in continuing to further develop their skills and collaborations with other like-minded leaders in the afterschool field. Participants will participate in three in-person meetings, and monthly virtual coaching sessions with a designated Vermont Afterschool coach, as well as with a colleague in the LEAD 2.0 program. As part of this program, participants will also create and implement a project that will improve the quality of their program and support their growing leadership skills.  Each participant will present their project and working portfolio at the end of the course.

Participants who successfully complete LEAD 1.0 and 2.0 can earn a Leadership Micro-credential.