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The Management Center: A Possible PD Resource

August 1, 2021

The Management Center: A Possible PD Resource

I know you’re in the middle of summer and probably just getting through each day at a time. So, it can sometimes be tough to think about professional development this time of year, but if you haven’t heard of The Management Center, you may want to take a look! (Or, add it to your calendar to take a peek at in September when life quiets down a bit.)

From its website, The Management Center (TMC) is “the go-to resource on effective management for social change organizations, we’ve worked with more than a thousand of the most influential progressive groups in the country. We’ve also trained tens of thousands of individual managers on the practices that help high-performing organizations deliver lasting results over time.”

Here are a couple of TMC’s upcoming offerings, which are online through December 31st:

These are just a few of TMC’s offerings. Click here to see more training courses. They also have trainers who can come to you, coaching programs, and some free tools, if that’s more of what you need.

When I worked at City Year Boston, I took an in-person version of the Managing to Change the World course with my colleagues and I found it incredibly useful. Some of the tools like using a check-in agenda template, “taking a slice” to monitor work in progress, and asking for and providing feedback are things I continue to use in my day-to-day work.

So, like I said, take a look and see if this might be a resource for you, your colleagues, or your camp! And, enjoy the rest of your summer.

*Please note: ACA, New England does not endorse specific organizations or trainings. Our goal is to provide camps with resources to explore and determine if they are a fit for the camp/ organization’s needs.*

Kerry Salvo

Kerry Salvo is the Director of Education & Professional Development at ACA, New England. Kerry plans our annual New England Camp Conference and our other educational and professional development offerings.

Originally from Portland, ME, Kerry has worked for Camp Fire North Shore, City Year Boston, the YMCA of Southern Maine, and the Portland Public Schools. Kerry holds an Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University, a B.A. in Sociology and French from Boston College and is a proud AmeriCorps*VISTA alumna. In her spare time, Kerry enjoys jogging, Zumba, doing crossword puzzles, and spending time with her nieces and nephews!

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