March 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
ECCDC - Community Board Room
3340 Schmon Pkwy
Thorold, ON L2V 4Y6
$45 per workshop or $80 for the full day
Early Childhood Community Development Centre

The Early Childhood Community Development Centre is hosting a full day of workshops and networking for Executive Directors.

Workshop 1: Managing and Leading an Intergenerational Workplace (9:30 am to 11:30 am) with Michael Lewis

The intergenerational workplace has become so commonplace and its diversity is often its greatest strength and even preferred. In such an environment, you have the wisdom and experience of older employees and the energy and new ideas of younger employees. In theory, it should make for a balanced work environment, but sometimes generational differences and outlooks create barriers. This workshop closely examines today’s generational workplace and provides insights on how to lead and maximize its full potential. Learn that you can get a lot from achieving a collaborative effort that people of different ages and backgrounds can contribute.

Networking Lunch (11:30 am to 12:00 pm)

Workshop 2: Creating a Place Where Your Team Will Love to Come to Work (12:00 pm to 2:00 pm) with Michael Lewis

Should a supervisor or manager strive daily to ensure that every staff member comes to work feeling supported, respected and included? Can you imagine the benefits to your program or centre and the improved interpersonal relationships between parents and your staff? As a leader, would you be interested in working towards a workplace environment that everyone feels that they belong, that they have arrived, that they feel truly engaged? Of course, you would. Everyone counts and everyone wants to make a difference. If we can win hearts and minds and begin today to shape our programs and centres to be a place were positive emotions flourish, people seek ways to help and mentor each other and kindness and kind acts rule…we’ll have achieved a lot!

Executive Directors Network Meeting (2:00 pm to 3:30 pm)

Executive Directors are invited to attend this network meeting to connect with Executive Directors, Program Coordinators, and/or Owners or Operators of early learning programs. Following a round table sharing opportunity, participants will preview the Niagara Community Foundation Governance webinars and further discussions will take place around support for Board Development.

These sessions are hosted by the Early Childhood Community Development Centre.