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We are pleased to be able to offer you the recording of this presentation, hosted by Karen Kane, Principal of Still Point Leadership. Karen was one of our speakers at last year’s Connection event. You can view her Connection presentation, as well as those of other speakers, on our YouTube channel. We will be hosting many more interesting and relevant speakers at this year’s Connection event – click here for more information! This webinar is for anyone who has ever sat at the table with a team and wondered what to do to get things back on track. The webinar offers [Read further...]
This guest post was written by Marsha Levick, Deputy Director and Chief Counsel of the Juvenile Law Center and a speaker at Connection 2014. Her presentation at Connection discussed how research on youth brain science has impacted several Supreme Court cases. You can watch a portion of her presentation below, or click here to watch the full presentation. Below, she gives an overview of the history of juvenile justice in the United States as it relates to protection and autonomy, giving context to the current court perspective on youth offenders. More great speakers like Marsha will be joining us for Connection 2015 [Read further...]
NAEHCY (National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth) offers this comprehensive resource for to help service providers better understand the policies and resources addressing and supporting unaccompanied youth. The Toolkit can be downloaded at no cost and includes easy reference to the information you need at a click. http://www.naehcy.org/toolkit-shelters?utm_source=FindYouthInfo.gov&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=Did%20You%20Know  
Baltimore, MD | 9.9. 2014 The Admiral Fell Inn   It wasn’t just an event, it was an experience. Connection 2014 was about everyone who was in the room. The relaxed atmosphere encouraged creative conversations about the topics that matter most in our field today. Who participated? Connection 2014 brought people from all over the country – 31 states to be exact.  From program directors to executive leaders, from consultants to government officials, everyone shared the same space, listened to the same incredible speakers, and discussed new ideas for making change for the youth and families we serve. What made [Read further...]
This guest post was written by Karen Kane, Principal of Still Point Leadership and a speaker at Connection 2014. Her presentation at Connection centered on three fundamental leadership skills: taking clear stands without steamrolling, staying connected to others, and managing your reactivity. Watch her presentation below, and then read her thoughts on a fourth critical leadership skill. Lately I’ve begun to think that there’s a fourth skill that leaders have to have to be truly successful, and it has to do with learning. Why is the capacity to learn so critical to successful leadership? That one’s easy. In the fast-paced, global [Read further...]