Each year, we add and update videos so there's always something fresh for you and your staff.
21st Century Skills at Work All Summer
How to Frame Your Experience and Win the Job Search
Sarah Kurtz McKinnon
No responsibility is greater than caring for other people's children, but youth leaders often fail to communicate that effectively on résumés and in job interviews. Using the respected framework created by P-21, business guru Sarah Kurt McKinnon shares the most effective ways to notice and narrate the marketable skills that youth leaders acquire each season. This module's handout is our most popular!
Cultural Exchange Excellence
Top Ten Tips for International Staff
Prevent homesickness, promote adjustment, and increase excellence with this insider's guide for foreign staff. Whether your cultural exchange participants are working on the waterfront, the fields, the kitchen, or the courts, they will love hearing Scott's hilarious take on The Look, The Accent, The Food, The Drink, The Tongue, The Glamour, The Pits, The Parents, The Sex (spoiler alert), and The End.
Look Before You Leap, Part I
Avoiding Accidents through Rules and Observations
Dr. Chris Thurber
Here's a sobering fact: Accidents are the leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults. But Chris's seven principles of awareness can instantly reverse that trend. Sure, teens and young staff are more impulsive and less experienced than you'd like, but they can all learn mindful concepts that allow them to anticipate consequences before putting themselves or someone else in danger.
Look Before You Leap, Part II
Avoiding Accidents through Respect and Reflection
Dr. Chris Thurber
Learn more keys to creating a community where common sense is actually common. Part II of this ground-breaking module series describes load limits, future-focused thinking, and other best practices for staff to behave in ways that minimize risk and maximize healthy outcomes. There is no such thing as a perfectly safe youth program, but there are effective ways to prevent human error.
Safe Touch & Safe Talk, Part II
Preserving Professional Boundaries with Youth
Dr. Chris Thurber & Jack Erler, Esq
The only risk management video that elucidates our universal human vulnerability to cross boundaries with young people. Guidelines for safe touch and safe talk (covered in Part I of this series) are only half of the child welfare and protection picture. Youth leaders must also look inward to recognize the unhealthy seeds of secrets, rule-bending, favoritism, over-sharing. A must-see sequel.
Sexual Harassment Awareness, Part II
Advanced Responsibilities and Recourse for Youth Leaders
Jack Erler, Esq
This advanced second chapter goes into depth about what constitutes sexual harassment, which behaviors are unwelcome by one's colleagues, key differences between harassment and assault, and what actions staff can take if they believe they have been harassed or assaulted. Attorney Erler also discusses the core features of healthy relationships and the best ways to create an inclusive community.
Masterful Meetings for Day Camps
Inclusion, Efficiency, and Clarity
Well-run meetings of any size can be productive, efficient, and pleasant. Poorly-run meetings can drag down staff moral and waste everyone's time. Get cracking with this clear explanation of sensible, professional, and user-friendly strategies that will transform chaos into order at your day camp. Gathering the brightest minds in your organization will henceforth be energizing and productive.
Masterful Meetings for Overnight Camps
Preparation, Timing, and Productivity
Well-run meetings of any size can be productive, efficient, and pleasant. Poorly-run meetings can drag down staff moral and waste everyone's time. Get cracking with this clear explanation of sensible, professional, and user-friendly strategies that will transform chaos into order at your overnight camp. Gathering the brightest minds in your organization will henceforth be energizing and productive.