Bringing Yourself to Work: A Guide to Successful Staff Development in After-school Programs

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Teachers College Press, 2003 - Education - 96 pages
This groundbreaking professional development book outlines the support and skills staff need to increase self-awareness, sustain healthy relationships, and improve group dynamics. Building on the latest research in emotional intelligence, relational theory, and group relations, this hands-on guide includes activities, a self-assessment tool, and advice for dealing with issues commonly faced by staff, such as learning how to respond to difficult situations with colleagues, children, and patients.
 

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Contents

Bringing Yourself to Work l
3
Becoming More SelfAware
13
The Importonce of Relotionships ond Connection
37
The Benefits of Connection
43
Being d Member of d Group
59
Making Change Happen in Your Program
79
Self Assessment Tool
85
Notes
91
Preface
Challenges and Opportunities 21
21
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Michelle Seligson has been a nationally recognized leader in child care policy and practice for 25 years. She directs Bringing Yourself To Work: Caregiving in After-School Environments at the Wellesley Centers for Women. Patricia Jahoda Stahl is an accomplished consultant, trainer, and program developer with over 20 years experience designing and consulting to local and national programs.

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