StayConnected Leadership Webinar Series

Planning Your Lights on Afterschool Event | Nola Derby-Bennett & Patricia Sanchez-Stewart | 9/16/2021

September 16, 2021
Planning your Lights on Afterschool Event

Lights on Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and their communities. Celebrate the 22nd annual Afterschool Alliance Lights On Afterschool event on October 28, 2021. Join two 21st CCLC directors as they share their experiences and recommendations regarding their local celebrations. This StayConnected webinar features Nola Derby-Bennett, Lincoln, and Patricia Sanchez-Stewart, Lexington.

How To Use Stay Interviews To Boost Employee Engagement | Nicholette Seigfreid | 6/3/2021

June 3, 2021 How To Use Stay Interviews To Boost Employee Engagement

Think of a stay interview as a research tool. Stay interviews help you identify what’s working at your organization and what needs improvement. It’s quite similar in format to an exit interview, but by the time you’re conducting an exit interview it’s too late to implement change – you’ve already lost the employee. By conducting stay interviews, you can address problems before they become incentives for employees to leave and nip some of that disengagement in the bud.

Nicholette Seigfreid, Civic Nebraska, Director of Human Resources

COVID-19 Discussion | Dr. Mark Rupp | 5/17/2021

May 17, 2021 – A COVID-19 Discussion
You Ask-He’ll Answer: A COVID-19 Discussion

Join Dr. Mark Rupp, UNMC Division of Infectious Diseases and Medical Director for Nebraska Medicine’s Dept of Infection Control & Epidemiology, for updates and to answer your questions about COVID-19 vaccination.

Building Staff to Build Kids: Using The Other Wes Moore to Foster Understanding | Megan Crawford and Jan Handa | 1/21/2021

January 21, 2021: Building Staff to Build Kids: Using The Other Wes Moore to Foster Understanding

Megan Crawford, Project Director, Broken Bow Super Kids Club Afterschool Program
Jan Handa, NDE 21st CCLC Coordinator

Examine how to tailor training for your staff using the book The Other Wes Moore.  This session looks at how one program connected resource materials for meaningful discussion with their staff.  Learn the impacts this training had on staff as well as discuss how this training could benefit your program.

Supporting Self-Care and Resilience for our Staff | Saundra Wever Frerichs and Emily Koopman | 1/7/2021

January 7, 2021: Supporting Self-Care and Resilience for our Staff

Saundra Wever Frerichs, Nebraska 4-H,
Emily Koopman, Executive Director, Belmont Community Center, Lincoln

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt our lives and our work, we are all experiencing stress and fatigue.  Let’s start 2021 by focusing on what we can do, what we can control, and how we can support each other.  We’ll share resources you can use to take care of yourself and your staff so that we can all be more resilient together.

Use of Space in Afterschool Settings during COVID | Lorna Eliason, Marcia Fritz, and Patricia Sanchez Stewart | 12/03/2020

December 3, 2020 : Use of Space in Afterschool Settings during COVID

Join this panel discussion led by:
Lorna Eliason, Project Director, Chadron Afterschool Program
Marcia Fritz, Project Director, Cozad Afterschool Program
Patricia Sanchez Stewart, Project Director, Lexington Afterschool Program

Virtual Programming from Nebraska 4-H, Saundra Frerichs, 06/18/2020

June 18, 2020 – Virtual Programming from Nebraska 4-H
Saundra Frerichs, Nebraska 4-H

In just a few weeks, our staff have learned a lot about virtual programming.  This webinar discuss building meaningful relationships through virtual programming and the new programming options from Nebraska 4-H.  You can see the virtual programming at

Handout – Developing Self-Paced Virtual Learning for Nebraska
Tools We Are Using

Virtual and At Home Learning, Saundra Frerichs, 04/02/2020

April 2, 2020 – Virtual Programming
Saundra Frerichs, Nebraska 4-H

This webinar will highlight new virtual programming options from Nebraska 4-H and ideas for supporting learning at home.  We will also discuss strategies for engaging with families remotely.  You can see the virtual programming at
Virtual and At Home Learning Handout

The Three C's of Leadership, LaRon Henderson, 02/20/20

February 20, 2020 – The Three C’s of Leadership, LaRon Henderson
Program Quality Director, Collective for Youth – Omaha,

This webinar introduces participants to Clarity, Conviction and Courage – the 3 fundamental principles of leadership. There will be opportunities to explore how these principles are developed in order to implement them instantly in your professional or personal life’s plan. These leadership principles prepare you to build collaboration, teamwork and trust to help other excel and address current challenges in all areas of life. Participants who successfully complete this webinar will have a better understanding of how to clarify their personal or organizational mission, create an inner conviction and lead with courage.

Updated September 20, 2021 4:16pm