Motivating and Leading Teams
Understand how to effectively communicate, buid an organizational culture, and motivate your teams
While trying to motivate your staff to improve program quality, youth development leaders are often faced with the task of encouraging program stakeholders to take action. In this workshop, you will learn effective ways to motivate your teams and other stakeholders, ultimately moving people to action.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the styles, elements, and habits of powerful and persuasive communication
- Reflect on how to build an effective organizational culture and create a psychologically safe workplace
- Explore strategies for providing feedback to and motivating your staff, including young professionals
OCFS Training Topic(s) Covered: (1) Principles of Childhood Development; (3) Child Care Program Development;
This course reflects the regulations of the State of New York.
This course will take approximately 1.5 hours to complete.
Jen Siaca Curry, Ed.D. grew up in Queens, NY and attended New York City public schools. She is a first-generation college graduate, also earning a masters in non-profit management and doctorate in education leadership from NYU. Through studying school/community partnerships in her dissertation, Jen became particularly interested in the intersection of non-profit program management, policy enactment, and human nature. She has held a range of roles in the nonprofit sector, including Senior Director of Samaschool, a workforce development organization helping systems adapt to the future of work, and Chief Operating Officer at ExpandED Schools where she designed and supported after-school programs.
Named one of 2018's Rising Latino Stars by the NYS Hispanic Coalition, Jen is an adjunct professor at CUNY's School of Professional Studies, a member of the NYU Latinx Alumni Committee, and Vice President of the NYS Network for Youth Success board of directors. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, and extended family. Jen is deeply committed to equity and racial justice, and her studies and career share a common thread: develop opportunities and resources proven to provide a ladder out of poverty.