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Zoom Live Webinar with Raelene Ostberg

Constructive Collaborations with Families 2: Communicating Concerns and Challenges

Gain strategies to comfortably discuss developmental concerns and challenging behaviors with families that keeps them on your team!

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Constructive Collaborations with Families 2: Communicating Concerns and Challenges
Constructive Collaborations with Families 2: Communicating Concerns and Challenges

Date and Time

Sep 22, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT

Zoom Live Webinar with Raelene Ostberg

Event Details

Constructive Collaborations with Families 2: Communicating Concerns and Challenges. Take part two on it's own or attend the entire series (each course builds on the one before - more information below).

The reality is, working with others to educate and care for young children can be difficult, especially when families show up distracted and stressed, don't take the time to check in, linger at goodbye time, or do not follow program rules or guidelines.

  • Gain strategies to effectively and comfortably discuss concerns and challenging behaviors with families. Collect methods to set the stage for these conversations before concerns arise. 
  • Identify tips and specific helpful language that will turn these potentially awkward or tense conversations into comfortable and collaborative discussions. The strategies learned will help keep parents open to your insight, increase family buy-in, and help maintain your important relationship.
  • Have fun and get inspired listening to entertaining and real-life stories that show the strategies in action with Raelene Ostberg, Expert Trainer and Founder of Thriving Together, on a live webcam with an insightful powerpoint presentation. NOTE: *You will not be seen or heard (so you can even be in your pjs!)
  • You gain a certificate for 2-training hours for each webinar! All participants who fully complete the course will receive a training certificate for 2-training hours. To receive your training hours, you will need to log in to Zoom to participate in chats/polls  as you apply the concepts to your environment and complete a brief evaluation survey.  Participants must not miss more than 15 minutes of the session.  During the session, you must not be responsible for the care of young children or driving a car.
  • Lower your stress, increase your success, and enhance your joy when working with families.

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100% Approved in MN (Develop-MNCPD/Achieve) and NY (Meets OCFS training requirements, Quality Assured, and count towards NYS Regulatory Training Requirements) for 2-training hours.  Participants from MN and NY will receive entry into Develop or Aspire if needed, within one business days of completing the course.

CDA Content Area IV: Strategies to establish productive relationships with families (2 Hours)

(Minnesota) Approved for KCF III: Relationships with Families (2 Hours)

(Wisconsin) Approved for 9. Family and Community Relationships (2 Hours)

(New York) Approved for Family and Community Relationships (2 Hours)

Visit the website to see all upcoming courses and on-demand anytime learning opportunities!  - https://www.thriving-together.com/webinars

If you need any assistance registering or have questions,  simply reach out to Krista, Administrative Director at: admin@thriving-together.com

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You will also LOVE the Collaborating with Families Series online learning experience! 100% of attendees recommended this series!

  • "It is a wonderful webinar, that will help you reflect on how you are currently collaborating with families and give you great strategies to improve them." - Jessica C., Childcare Provider
  • "It made me more aware of keeping those connections with families going.  Sometimes we slip into autopilot and forget to focus on those things." - Lisa T., Childcare Provider
  • "This webinar is full of tips and strategies a childcare provider can use easily every day to enhance the relationships and experiences of families and themselves." - Heather N., Childcare Provider
  • "Engaging, helpful, useful content and strategies which you can start implementing immediately." - Carolyn B., Childcare Provider
  • "Very valuable experience and felt connected and welcomed! You do a great job engage with those from all different educational settings focusing on children and families!" - Breiley D., Childcare Provider

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FAQ:

  • Are these trainings approved in Develop and Aspire? YES! All of our live webinars are approved in MN Develop/MNCPD-Achieve and NY-Aspire (All Meet OCFS training requirements, Quality Assured, and count towards NYS Regulatory Training Requirements)
  • How long does Develop/WI Registry/Aspire entry take? Develop/WI Registry/Aspire entry occurs within one business day after you finish the course survey.
  • Do you offer a discount for groups? Yes! If you sign up five or more, we give an additional 10% of the series rate.

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The Series:

Get into the heart and mind of the families you work with to gain understanding of what parents are looking for when they leave their child with you to help increase positive outcomes for all. Why do parents disengage or dismiss your ideas and important feedback? How can you work together to ensure the most positive behavior outcomes for the child? What leads to lack of follow through or pushing your boundaries? And most importantly, what can you do about it?

Friday, August 25, 12:00 pm -2:00 pm CST

Part 1: It's All About Relationships.  The reality is, working with others to educate and care for young children can be difficult, especially when families show up distracted and stressed, don't check in, linger at goodbye time, or do not follow program rules or guidelines. Collect strategies to build a rewarding relationship with families that will ensure they remain open to your feedback Increase the rewards you experience in your work as you foster bonded connections that last amidst difficulties and help weather the inevitable challenges that come up.

CDA Content Area IV: Strategies to establish productive relationships with families (2 Hours)

(Minnesota) Approved for KCF III: Relationships with Families (2 Hours)

(New York) Approved for Family and Community Relationships (2 Hours)

Friday, September 22, 12:00 pm -2:00 pm CST

Part 2:  Communicating Concerns and Challenges - Gain strategies to effectively and comfortably discuss concerns and challenging behaviors with families. Collect methods to set the stage for these conversations before concerns arise. Identify tips and specific helpful language that will turn these potentially awkward or tense conversations into comfortable and collaborative discussions. The strategies learned will help keep parents open to your insight, increase family buy-in, and help maintain your important relationship.

CDA Content Area IV: Strategies to establish productive relationships with families (2 Hours)

(Minnesota) Approved for KCF III: Relationships with Families (2 Hours)

(New York) Approved for Family and Community Relationships (2 Hours)

Friday, October 27, 12:00 pm -2:00 pm CST

Part 3:  Navigating Conflicts, Cultural Dynamics, and Differences in Caregiving Practices- Ever had a parent who asked you to do something you were not comfortable with (such as stop giving their child naps?)  I was that parent... and when this challenge was not resolved collaboratively, I chose another childcare.  What can you do to resolve conflicts in a way that feels like a win-win and keeps families invested in your program? Discover methods to address issues that come up and work through differences in a way that empowers parents and leaves all parties feelings respected and valued.

CDA Content Area IV: Strategies to establish productive relationships with families (2 Hours)

(Minnesota) Approved for KCF III: Relationships with Families (2 Hours)

(New York) Approved for Family and Community Relationships (2 Hours)

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About Your Presenter:

Raelene Ostberg is the Founder of Thriving Together, an organization dedicated to designing and delivering informative, engaging, and inspiring learning experiences to support early childhood educators and the trainers and leaders that support them.  Raelene brings a unique perspective to her Collaborating with Families series as she has partnered with early childhood educators to successfully raise her own two daughters while she served families in different capacities. Through her journey with four different childcare providers, and the ups and downs that came with it, she gained interesting insight that aligns with studies on this topic.  Raelene has also worked as a Parent Educator with Early Childhood Family Education, a Staff Coordinator with PAIIR in Rochester, and as a Home Visitor with Way to Grow in Northeast Minneapolis.  To date, Raelene has delivered fun and useful learning experiences that have informed, engaged, entertained, and inspired thousands of early childhood professionals on this topic and others related to working with others, transforming challenging behaviors, decreasing stress, and promoting self-control.  Raelene obtained her B.A. in Theater and M.Ed. in Family Education from the University of Minnesota.

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Technology Information

Worried about the tech?

  • If needed, set up a time to test your connection before that day to go over any questions or concerns you might have by emailing Krista, Administrative Director at: admin@thriving-together.com
  • If you are unfamiliar with the format, join Raelene five minutes before the webinar to go over the course expectations or view the video at https://youtu.be/b169sCfhtkg

To participate in these interactive live Zoom webinars, you simply need

  • Zoom App:  Download the latest "Zoom Client for Meetings" App at https://zoom.us/download
  • Internet connection: You need Broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) - Note, Zoom requirements periodically change. Please visit https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-Zoom-system-requirements-Windows-macOS-Linux for the latest.
  • Speakers:  The presenter is on the webcam so you will need need built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth in order to hear the presentation.
  • Computer or Tablet screen:  For this live webinar, the larger the screen the better.  It works great on a desktop, laptop, or tablet. A phone is not recommended.

You will not be seen or heard, so you do not need a microphone or video/webcam capability.  To find out more about this wonderful online learning format, view the video at - https://youtu.be/b169sCfhtkg

We look forward to learning with you!

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