About the Institute
The Youth Initiative of Adams County is dialing in its support to Partners through a newly launched Institute focused on training, coaching and support for outcomes based work happening on behalf of children and youth, specifically related to moving the needle in identified Cradle to Career priorities.
The Institute itself is an integrated piece of the larger focus of the Youth Initiative of Adams County. As a collective Partnership of over 75 entities, including five Adams County School Districts, public entities, the business sector, faith based partners and non-profits, the overall strategic framework through which we work calls for support from the Youth Initiative’s Backbone to support our basic tenants…
(1) we need to work together to improve the Cradle to Career Outcome areas AND;
(2) Outcomes focus work supported by evidence based decision making is how we are going to make it happen.
How the Institute Supports Accomplishing Our Larger Goals
All workshops and trainings offered through the Institute are developed to launch and support outcomes focused work. Participants will have the option to align their work with similar work happening throughout our community through the Youth Initiative’s Collaborative Action Networks (CANs).
Fall 2017 Offerings
Below, please find a list of Tracks including the first slate of workshops, trainings and coaching sessions that will be offered…
Continuous Improvement Track
This track will offer training for professional who are working directly to impact outcomes for children and youth. Especially ideal for educators, non-profit practitioners, and cross-sector partners who are interested in implementing or enhancing their results oriented work using the Continuous Improvement process.”
- Intro to Continuous Improvement (CI) 101 – Prerequisite for all CI related Trainings and Workshops.
- LEANing into Results Oriented Work (CI) – An intensive, one-day, applied learning session for teams who are ready to dive into the Continuous Improvement (CI) process. This workshop builds on the skills learned in Intro to Continuous Improvement 101 and is intended to enable participants to learn and engage with continuous improvement tools in the context of an outcome area. Prerequisite: CI 101 and application
- October 27, 2017 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Youth Initiative Offices | LEARN MORE
- Running with Data (CI) – How to measure impact in real time using run charts. Prerequisite: LEANing into Results Oriented Work
- Results at the Center (CI) – Coaching and training on a tool that helps determine who is and who should be at the table to help impact desired outcomes. Prerequisite: LEANing into Results Oriented Work
- Showcases – Various sessions will be provided ‘showcasing’ impactful work that is happening using the Continuous Improvement process throughout our community. Prerequisite: none
This track will line up to support educators (teachers and administrators) who are interested in practicing Continuous Improvement in their efforts to meet goals outlined in their Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Unified Improvement Plans (UIPs) and ultimately the Cradle to Career Outcome Areas.
- UIP? Yeah You Know Me – Co-facilitated with CDE, this workshop will provide an overview of the Unified Improvement Process (UIP) and providing training related to development and implementation Prerequisite: none
Closing the Equity Gap Track
This track will include sessions designed to help participants understand the equity gap that exists for children and youth along their cradle to career journey and specifically within their own work. Sessions will support participants in using tools and processes to help in identifying gaps and ways for beginning to address them.
- Ladder of Inference – Coaching on tools and process to support approaching work with awareness of personal biases Prerequisite: none
Check back regularly as we are in the process of announcing dates for the above sessions and additional workshop and training topics.
Questions? Please contact Lisandra Gonzales at LisandraGonzales@acyi.org.