[Libs-Or] Possible presenter
anderson_katie at oslmac.osl.state.or.us
Tue Jan 27 09:17:09 PST 2009
Hello! I just received the following email about an author who presents the following workshop for library staff that work with teens. This is not an endorsement, please review the books, check references, and inquire about fees to make sure this is appropriate for your staff and library.
Youth Services Consultant
Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator
Oregon State Library
katie.anderson at state.or.us
TEEN SERVICES FOR LIBRARIES PROPOSAL
PROGRAM TITLE: CREATING LIBRARIES THAT "ZAP INTO" THE POWER OF YOUTH
IN THIS HIGHLY INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION, THE PARTICIPANT WILL UNDERSTAND THE 4 KEY PRINCIPLES THAT ARE VITAL TO BUILDING LIBRARIES AND COMMUNITIES THAT CARE FOR KIDS, THE 3 KEY SHIFTS IN THINKING NEEDED TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN, THE UNIQUE QUALITIES OF THE "NEW WAVE" OF YOUTH, AND HOW THEY TRULY ARE DIFFERENT FROM PREVIOUS GENERATIONS.
THE PARTICIPANT WILL REVIEW KEY RESEARCH ON HOW LIBRARIES CAN BUILD THRIVING BEHAVIORS IN YOUTH AND HELP REDUCE HIGH RISK BEHAVIORS BY FOCUSING ON KEY ASSETS. THE PARTICIPANT WILL ALSO LEARN HOW LIBRARIES CAN BE CATALYSTS IN TRAINING YOUTH IN LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE, AND THE PRESENTER WILL SHARE HOW HE HAS CONDUCTED THESE TRAININGS IN LIBRARIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
THE 3 GOALS:
. RAISE PARTICIPANT'S AWARENESS OF POWER OF YOUTH
. UNDERSTAND THE "NEW WAVE" OF YOUTH AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO CAPITALIZE UPON THEIR POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES
. HOW LIBRARIES CAN BE CATALYSTS FOR POSITIVE CHANGE IN YOUTH
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
JAMES VOLLBRACHT IS THE AUTHOR OF FIVE BOOKS AND IS AN INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER ON CREATING COMMUNITIES THAT CARE FOR KIDS. DRAWING FROM HIS BOOK "STOPPING AT EVERY LEMONADE STAND: HOW TO CREATE A CULTURE THAT CARES FOR KIDS" VOLLBRACHT USES STORY, RESEARCH, AND HUMOR TO FOCUS ON HOW WE CAN TAP INTO THE MOST UNDERUTILIZED RESOURCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES: OUR YOUTH.
"Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand: How to Create a Culture That Cares for Kids" (Viking Penguin)
"The Way of Virtue" (Humanics Ltd)
"The Way of the Circle,"
"Small Acts of Kindness" (Paulist Press)
"Her Father's Garden" (Wisdom Publishers)
James Vollbracht is president of Higher Ground Associates, founder of Youth Reaching Out International, past director of training for Search Institute, international author and keynote presenter for the past 20 years.
James has been the guest speaker at Governor's Summits and national conferences across North America sharing how to create caring, connected, and safe environments for our children and youth.
As the director of training for Search Institute, Vollbracht was responsible for educating communities, organizations, and individuals about developmental assets and for helping them design strategies to build these assets for youth. Vollbracht has been the keynote speaker at national and regional conferences across the country. Most recently, he presented to the National Association for Partnerships in Education, the National Title 1 Director's Conference, the State of Illinois Educators Conference, and the New Mexico Juvenile Justice State Conference. A recent presentation was carried live over CFAX Radio in Victoria, British Columbia, to an audience of more than 20,000. He recently designed and facilitated a statewide community mobilization training that attracted more than 400 community members, representing 45 different community mobilization teams.
Believing service is one of the most rewarding aspects of life, Vollbracht also does extensive training of youth in leadership, character, and service projects. Utilizing the leadership principles from the best selling book "Good to Great," these trainings are fast-paced, exciting, and highly practical. Youth leave with a plan for school or community change.
Author of "Stopping at Every Lemonade Stand: How to Create a Culture That Cares for Kids," his use of storytelling combined with research provides a compelling message for audiences of how ordinary people are doing extraordinary things to change our culture and create communities that truly care for our kids.
James' keynote addresses and workshops are consistently rated "outstanding." As a father of four, he shares with audiences the all-too-real life challenges facing parents and communities members when raising kids in a highly challenging culture.
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