Webinar Archive

March 22, 2017
Creating Professional Development Opportunities for Afterschool Staff

Leaders of effective afterschool programs know the importance of supporting the growth and development of staff. This webinar examines how to go about creating staff training opportunities: when and where to offer professional development, how to pay for it, and how to evaluate your offerings. Presenters also define the fundamental purpose of professional development and the characteristics of high-quality training, elements that help build a strong foundation and reliable process for advancing staff effectiveness. Experienced Illinois 21st CCLC leaders share professional development strategies that have worked in their programs.


  • Catherine Jordan, Illinois Quality Afterschool
  • Marla Harp, Benton SD 103
  • Caletha White, Park Forest-Chicago Heights SD 163
  • Lisa Brackett, Bureau Henry Stark ROE 28