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Southern Tier Leadership Initiative Networking Meetings 2022

As a member of the Southern Tier Leadership Initiative you are invited to join our monthly virtual networking meetings. Come network with your peers. Meeting topics are driven by your questions and needs. Participants will send questions in advance of the meeting or come to the meetings with questions, strategies and resources to share, or an interest in listening and learning from others' experiences.  This is a space to share stories, strategies, feelings, ideas, resources, and words of encouragement about leading an early childhood program in the Southern Tier  region.

Third Thursday of every month, 1:30pm-2:30pm, via Zoom

Sessions Available Between Thursday, January 20th 2022 and Thursday, December 15th 2022

Book Group: How Full is Your Bucket

We invite you to our next virtual Book Group discussion featuring 
"How Full is Your Bucket" by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton.  

Organized around a simple metaphor of a dipper and a bucket, How Full Is Your Bucket? shows how even the smallest interactions we have with others every day profoundly affect our relationships, productivity, health and longevity. It will immediately help readers boost the amount of positive emotions in their work and their lives.

First meeting is Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022
Second meeting, Wednesday, March 9th, 2022 
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location: Zoom

Registration will be capped at 15, and a waitlist will be made available. Due to a limited number of books available please only register if you can commit to attending and participating fully. Register no later than February 10th, 2022

Sessions Available
Wednesday, February 23rd | 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday, March 9th | 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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Our Guide to NYC Leadership Degree and Credential Programs

We've compiled a list of degrees and credentials that leaders can pursue to advance their careers and enrich their practice. From NYAEYC credentials to Master's degrees for school principals this guide will help you find your next step in your journey.

Download the PDF Guide

Children's Program Administrator Credential

The Children’s Program Administrator Credential (CPAC) is a state-recognized credential that addresses the components essential for running early childhood and school-age programs. Both new and experienced administrators may choose to obtain the credential, as well as current teachers who aspire to administrative positions. Those individuals without program management experience will need to complete an internship to obtain the credential.

Learn more about the CPAC on our Career Development Services page.

Listen! Sherry Cleary on Leadership

Sherry Cleary, Executive Director of the New York Early Childhood Institute shared her thoughts about the importance of leadership with HiMama's The Preschool Podcast

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