Introducing the NEW “Book of the Month Club.” With this new training option, participants will participate in a hybrid learning model of reading and online discussion with a group of early care and education professionals. Online discussions will be facilitated by credentialed trainers. Participation is expected during each online discussion through comments and questions. Each month a new book will be offered for training credit. Pre-registration and payment are required to participate. Once you are registered and paid, you will receive a link to the closed Facebook group each month. Training credit will be entered at the end of each month upon completion/attendance of all sessions. Sessions will be held on Wendnesdays (unless otherwise noted) from 12:30 – 1:15 PM EST. See book details and registration information below.

Most book titles are available at your local public library or bookstore.  You can also view Amazon to search for book titles.

The solution is to change what you do first thing in the morning. And that’s why you should read The Miracle Morning for Parents and Families: How to Bring Out the Best in Your KIDS and Your SELF.  

These six daily practices will fuel your efforts to create positive change in your life.

  • Learn why mornings matter more than you think.
  • The Learn how to master your own self-leadership and personal growth.
  • Learn how to manage your energy–physical, mental, and emotional.
  • And learn the exceptional skills of being a parent: Purposefulness, Playfulness, and Perspective
  • You’re already a good parent. Now learn to be an exceptional parent-the 

Early care and education teachers will learn how to use these 6 skills in your personal and professional life.

Discussion dates:  January 9, 16, 23, 30 (12:30 pm – 1:00 pm EST). Attendance is required on all dates to receive training credit.

Training Level: 2
Training Credit Hours: 4 ($20)
CDA:  Maintaining A Commitment to Professionalism
Core Content: Professional Development/Professionalism

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Donald Miller’s StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides readers with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services.

Building a StoryBrand does this by teaching readers the seven universal story points all humans respond to; the real reason customers make purchases; how to simplify a brand message so people understand it; and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media. Whether you are the marketing director of a multi-billion dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, Building a StoryBrand will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.

Early care and education professionals will learn how to clarify your message to more effectively grow your business.

Discussion dates:  February 7, 14, 21, 28 (12:30 pm – 1:00 pm EST). Attendance is required on all dates to receive training credit.

Training Level: 2
Training Credit Hours: 4 ($20)
CDA:  Maintaining A Commitment to Professionalism
Core Content: Professional Development/Professionalism

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In 2008 I lost everything: my career, my health, and my peace of mind. I was the CEO of a multi-million dollar organization when, in less than twelve months I was forced into retirement, suffered a shattered femur and several weeks later, a pulmonary embolism. My professional “fall” was chronicled on the front pages of local and regional newspapers—the details stored permanently on the Internet. The “coconuts” of a 24-hour news cycle, Google, indie bloggers, and zealot reporters is something every business person in a leadership role may face at some point in their career. This book is about how to avoid that moment or be prepared for it, and how to recover “if and when” it happens. Dodging Coconuts: How to Survive the Storm and Rebuild Your Life examines my process through this “coconut storm.” I believe sharing my story will help others learn from my experiences and live better, more balanced lives.

Early care and education professionals will learn in this class:

  • How to handle the “flying coconuts” when they come
  • How to prepare and fight back
  • The critical elements of true leadership
  • The art of overcoming

Training Level: 2
Training Credit Hours: 4 ($20)
CDA:  Maintaining A Commitment to Professionalism
Core Content: Professional Development/Professionalism

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