Thu, October 27, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County

2300 High Ridge Road

Boynton Beach, FL 33426

IN-PERSON: Professional Development Essentials Series – Two Part Series

Participants are REQUIRED TO ATTEND ALL TRAININGS in the series and complete assignments in between trainings.    

Walking in Purpose- Part 1 (10/27)              Raising the Cultural Vibration in OST- Part 2 (11/9)

By registering for this training, you are committing to all training session dates.

Do you know what your purpose is in the out-of-school time space? Would you like to be more comfortable trying new things and finding your vision for life? When we know our purpose and values, we can create a culture in our afterschool programs of high expectations and positive community, that will support youth to be their best selves.

In this training series participants will discuss the importance of understanding where they come from in terms of culture and values. Participants will discover where they are going in terms of direction and vision through guided exercises that examine destiny and attitude. Participants will engage in activities to practice techniques that build a positive environment for youth by modeling how to follow their purpose and values.

Upon successful completion of this training series and follow up assignment(s), the participant will earn 8 clock hours (0.8 CEUs) of training.

Walking in Purpose 

Training Objectives 

Participants will:

Analyze where they come from in terms of culture and values through guided exercises

Examine direction and vision through guided exercises

Design a plan to help youth discover and follow their purpose

Raising the Cultural Vibration in OST  
Training Objectives 
Participants will:

  1. Define culture as it relates to the out-of-school time program space.
  2. List three ways to improve the culture of the out-of-school environment.
  3. Apply specific techniques to support positive behavior in your program.

Core Competencies Addressed 

Core Knowledge Area – Interaction with Children/Youth: 

5.B: Respect and Honor Cultural and Human Diversity – Level 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Core Knowledge Area – Professional Development and Leadership: 

7.B: Integrate Reflective Practices and Critical Perspectives on Personal Performance, including Goal Setting – Entry Level

B1: Respond positively and maturely to constructive criticism

B2: Value performance improvement

Primary QIS Scales Addressed 


Item 1: Staff supports at least some contributions or accomplishments of youth by acknowledging what they have said or done with specific, non-evaluative language

Item 3: Staff is almost always actively involved with youth