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Leadership Initiative Events

Throughout the year, a variety of events are offered to the membership to encourage networking, collaborations and learning experiences among peers. We offer a Speaker Series, Leadership Panel Discussions and a myriad of workshops to inspire considerations on leadership in early childhood education.

This page currently only lists publicly advertised events, and may not be complete. Member-only events such as Networking events and Book Group discussions do not currently appear.

Upcoming Events

Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, November 24th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Past Events

Survive to Thrive Webinar, November 19th

From Survive to Thrive Chapter 2: Program Context and Culture

Thursday, November 19th 2020, 12:00pm

Read more about our Survive to Thrive Series

Virtual Film Screening and Discussion “Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope"

The Long Island Regional Early Childhood Leadership Initiative is proud to present a film screening and discussion, featuring the film "Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope."  The event will include a screening of the film followed by a interactive discussion with Tim Hathaway, Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse New York. This event is co-hosted by the regional Leadership Initiatives of New York CityWestern NY, and Long Island. The event will be hosted live over Zoom, the Zoom link will be provided at a later date.

Wednesday, November 18th 2020 | 4:00pm - 5:45pm

Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, November 17th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, November 10th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, November 3rd 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, October 27th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, October 20th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Survive to Thrive Webinar, October 15th

Survive to Thrive Chapter 1: What Does It Mean to Be a Director?

Thursday, October 15th 2020, 12:00pm

Read more about our Survive to Thrive Series

Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, October 6th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Virtual Panel Discussion "Interdisciplinary Perspectives: Developing a Trauma-Informed Approach to Your Leadership"

This virtual panel will present diverse perspectives on developing a trauma-informed lens in leading your early childhood program and supporting your program staff.  We will learn from the experiences and perspectives of a trauma systems therapy trainer, Early Childhood program director, social worker and behavioral specialist, and an assistant professor in human development and education. Our panelists will also share their career pathways and what has led them to this work. Attendees will walk away with important considerations and strategies for leadership, program culture, trauma-informed care, and resiliency in caring for staff, children and families.

Tuesday, September 29th 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Long Island Networking Event

Tuesday, September 29th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, September 22nd 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, September 15th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, September 1st 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, August 25th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, August 18th 2020

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, August 11th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lessons in Leadership, Race, and Gender: An Interview with Melodie Baker

In an interview moderated by Sherry Cleary, University Dean of Early Childhood Initiatives and Executive Director of the New York Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, Melodie Baker will share her experience as a black female education leader and advocate.  She will share her factors to success, navigating challenges, and balancing family and work.

Melodie Baker has spent her career working to advance education opportunities for disadvantaged students. Prior to joining Just Equations she was the director of education at United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. Melodie Chairs and Co-Chairs various national, state and local coalitions including, Erie Niagara Birth-8, Raising New York, and The Coalition for Community Schools. In 2014, she co-founded the first inquiry-based school in Western New York, The Charter School of Inquiry to build on an early learning program she implemented earlier in her career as assistant director for a Head Start.  Her work in education has led to several noteworthy appointments such as being selected to serve on Governor Cuomo’s Reimagining Education Advisory Council and leading the research and evaluation for Rockefeller Institute of Government’s First 1000 Day’s on Medicaid initiative headed by the New York State Department of Health. In 2019, Baker was the first African American to run for the Democratic nomination in New York’s 27th Congressional District.

Tuesday, August 4th 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, August 4th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, July 28th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, July 21st 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, July 14th 2020

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, July 7th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Tuesday, June 30th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Cultivating Emotional Resilience

Elena will explore high leverage strategies that anyone can use to build their resilience, as well as the resilience of others. Attendees will understand how to use these strategies and why they are so effective, particularly in times of crisis and change. 

Elena Aguilar is the Founder and President of Bright Morning Consulting. She has trained trained thousands of educators in transformational coaching. Elena’s expertise derives from twenty five years as a classroom teacher, instructional coach and leadership coach working in diverse school environments. She is the author of four highly acclaimed books: The Art of Coaching, (2013) and The Art of Coaching Teams, (2016) Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators (2018) and the Onward Workbook (2018), and the forthcoming Coaching for Equity (August 2020). She is a regular contributor to Edutopia and ASCD’s Educational Leadership, and she was a blogger for EdWeek Teacher for many years.
 

Monday, June 29th 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative.  Please make sure you sign up to become an official Leadership Initiative member to participate in this event.

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative.  Please make sure you sign up to become an official Leadership Initiative member to participate in this event. 

 

Tuesday, June 16th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative

Tuesday, June 9th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative

Tuesday, June 2nd 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Virtual Dine & Discuss "Leadership During a Time of Crisis"

This virtual panel, “Leadership During a Time of Crisis”, moderated by Sherry Cleary, Executive Director of the NY Early Childhood Professional Development Institute, will focus on the many qualities and considerations for effective leadership in a time of crisis. We will learn from the experiences and perspectives of a former CEO of a social service non-profit, a licensed child development mental health expert and play therapist, a social worker and FEMA crisis master trainer, and an executive director of a child care program. Attendees will walk away with important considerations and strategies for leadership, trauma-informed care, building resiliency, crisis management and coping, and planning for change. 

 

 
 

 

Thursday, May 28th 2020 | 9:30am - 11:00am

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative

Tuesday, May 26th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative

Tuesday, May 19th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative

Tuesday, May 12th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative

Tuesday, May 5th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative

Tuesday, April 28th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join us for to network with your colleagues in the Leadership Initiative

Tuesday, April 21st 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

How to Zoom- Advanced

Thursday, April 16th 2020 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm

How to Zoom- Basic

Thursday, April 9th 2020 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Leadership Initiative Networking Event

Join the Long Island Leadership Initiative in partnership with Nassau BOCES and the Child Care Councils of Nassau & Suffolk for a lunch hour zoom Networking Meeting.

Together we want to let you know we are here for you and grateful for the role you play in supporting young children and their families. This will be a time for you to share how you are doing, what your program is doing during this COVID-19 emergency and to share ideas with each other.

 

Tuesday, April 7th 2020 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Ann McClain Terrell

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, we had to cancel the Speaker Series Event with Ann Terrell. 

Join us for our first Leadership Speaker Series event, featuring:

Ann McClain Terrell
Author of Graceful Leadership in Early Childhood Education
And President-Elect for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
 

Thursday, March 26th 2020 | 10:30am - 12:30pm

Bayard Cutting Arboretum
440 Montauk Highway
Room: Upper Carriage House
Great River,NY 11739

Book Group: "Graceful Leadership" by Ann McClain Terrell

You heard Ann Terrell Speak on Graceful Leadership. Now join the Long Island Leadership Initiative and your colleagues in a book group discussion on Graceful Leadership in the Early Childhood Education.

Facilitated discussion of leadership books
Book groups present an opportunity for members to gather to discuss leadership publications and resources and are facilitated by committed professionals, dedicated to deepening the dialogue and illuminating the key messages‚Äč

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, we will postpone the launch of our first book group. Stay tuned for new dates.

  • Nassau Cohort - Session 1: Date TBD

    Due to the COVID-19 emergency, we will postpone the launch of our first book group. Stay tuned for new dates.

  • Western Suffolk Cohort - Session 1: Date TBD

    Due to the COVID-19 emergency, we will postpone the launch of our first book group. Stay tuned for new dates.

  • Eastern Suffolk Cohort - Session 1: Thursday, March 12th | 6:45pm - 8:15pm

    Due to the COVID-19 emergency, we will postpone the launch of our first book group. Stay tuned for new dates.

  • Western Suffolk Cohort - Session 2: Tuesday, April 28th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Nassau Cohort - Session 2: Wednesday, April 29th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  • Eastern Suffolk Cohort - Session 2: Thursday, April 30th | 6:45pm - 8:15pm