Professional Development for the Youth Development Professional


Intended Audience: OST Site Managers & front line staff, EYP partners, CSCs, Supervisors, staff who want to create growth plans

Date: 12/16/2021
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Facilitator: Katherine Spinney
OST Professional Development: Hours - 1.5

Registration Ends: 12/15/2021 3:00 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.


The out-of-school-time field currently has a 40% staff turnover rate. This is affected by 2/3 of its workforce being part-time. As a result, OST professionals frequently do not receive the professional development support they need to be successful. In addition to time and cost barriers, many OST leaders are not trained in how to identify which development opportunities are important and how to identify the right support.


This session will introduce alternative professional growth opportunities that are free to low cost and allow for individualization of each staff's unique needs and goals.




*Your Zoom link will be emailed 24 hours before this workshop.


If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, please inform us within 48 hours of the scheduled training by contacting: Family League Help Desk;

Please review our Professional Development Policy below:

If a participant does not attend a training for which they have registered, or does not to notify the Family League of their inability to attend within 48 hours of the scheduled training, the organization will be invoiced a “missed session” fee of $50.00. Organizations will only be charged in the event of a “missed session” by an employee. If an agency fails to pay the missed session fee, their staff will no longer be able to access training offered by Family League of Baltimore. The 48 hour requirement does exclude extenuating circumstances such as a death in the family, serious medical emergency, programmatic emergency that would require the attendance of the registered individual, etc.

Our goal is to continue to maximize the professional development opportunities for our funded partners, while reducing the large number of no show attendees we have experienced over the last year. Thank you for your cooperation with this policy and hope that your staff continues to benefit from the opportunities that will be offered during the coming year.