50th ANNUAL
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP TRAINING CONFERENCE

The Association of NYS Youth Bureau is excited to announce the return of its Annual Youth Development Leadership Training Conference. The 50th annual conference will take place IN-PERSON at The Marriott Albany in Albany, NY on November 3-4, 2022. 

Registration Now Open

The Association of New York State Youth Bureaus (ANYSYB) is pleased to announce their annual youth development training, November 3-4, 2022 at The Marriott Albany in Albany, NY. Youth development experts from across the state and country will convene to share ideas, learn best practices, and exchange knowledge on issues pertaining to positive youth development, prevention services, healthy living and high risk youth.

The planning committee has developed a training that offers timely educational sessions in an efficient two-day format so that you and your staff can attend cost-effectively and productively. We are confident you will find the sessions worthwhile to better position youth development in your community. We encourage you to share this brochure and training opportunity with your contract agencies, Advantage After School Programs, community based organizations, recreation programs, runaway and homeless youth shelters and other youth serving organizations in your region.

Throughout the training, time has also been allocated for networking so that you can learn from your colleagues across the State. The time we spend together is invaluable as we set the course for continued quality youth development for the over 1.5 million youth we serve. We look forward to seeing you in November.

All sessions pending approval to provide SACC credit.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

10:00am – 11:30am

Concurrent Sessions

1. Municipal Youth Bureau: Back to Basics

Cynthia Alvarez, Youth Development Specialist, Youth Development and Partnership for Success, Bureau of Youth Development, NYS OCFS
Phillip Jones, Youth Development Specialist, Youth Development and Partnership for Success, Bureau of Youth Development, NYS OCFS
Jennifer Mims, Youth Development Specialist, Youth Development and Partnership for Success, Bureau of Youth Development, NYS OCFS

 

2. Local Youth Bureau Roundtable

Facilitator: Frank Williams, Executive Director, City of White Plains Youth Bureau
John Trojanowsky, Executive Director, Town of Lancaster Youth Bureaus

3. Supporting the Need of LGBTQ+ Youth

Kate Shanks-Booth, Director of Youth Services Department, Tompkins County

James Norrs, School and Youth Development Coordinator, Madison County Youth Bureau/Department of Social Services

11:45am - 1:30pm

Keynote Presentation & Networking Lunch

Keynote Speaker: Jeremy Butler, Chief Administrative Officer, ICAN & Event Specialist, Grand Dynamics International (GDI)

 

1:30pm – 2:45pm

Concurrent Sessions

1. We Are Family: How to Effectively Integrate Parent Participation and Engagement into the After-School Model

Kevin Richtback, Multi-Site Supervisor, NIA Community Services Network

Shanelle Jenkins, Program Director, NIA Community Services Network

2. Setting the Foundation for Authentic Connection              

Cody Robinson-Bullock, Youth Bureau Director, Schoharie County Youth Bureau

Kaitlyn Schultz, Youth Program Coordinator Assistant, Schoharie County Youth Bureau  

3. Post Pandemic Trends in Youth Substance Use - #1 Vaping 

Karen Marcum, Youth Bureau Director, Jefferson County Youth Bureau

Tammie Nabywaniec, Project Director, The Youth Alliance

4. ICAN Connect: The Power of Connection in Protecting our Mental Health

Jeremy Butler, Chief Administrative Officer, ICAN & Event Specialist, Grand Dynamics International (GDI)

3:00pm – 3:15pm

Break

 

3:15pm – 4:30pm

Concurrent Sessions

1. The Authenticity Compass: A Tool for Achieving Success in School & Life

Pamela Bond, BS, MS, Retired VP of Customer Experience-Fidelity Investments; Author-The Authenticity Compass, The Authenticity Compass, LLC

 

2. Agitated to Elevated, A Transformational Program for Youth      

Leah Gooch, Founder/Teacher, The Gooch School

 

3. Changing the Youth Development Program Calendar Year             

​Moderator: Rebecca Robarge, Saratoga County Youth Bureau
Nina Aledort, Ph.D., MSW, Deputy Commissioner, Division of Youth Development and Partnerships for Success, NYS OCFS
Matt Beck, Director of Bureau of Youth Development, Division of Youth Development and Partnerships for Success, NYS OCFS
Bailey Gardiner, Schenectady County Connects
Niki DeMatteo, Schenectady County Connects

4. Quality Self-Assessment: How to Use the QSA

Timothy Fowler, Professional Development Director, New York State Network for Youth Success, TTAP Professional Development Specialist

 

4:45pm – 5:30pm

ANYSYB Annual Meeting of the Corporation

Dinner on Your Own

Friday, November 4, 2022

8:00am – 9:00am

Breakfast

 

9:00am - 10:00am

Understanding Trauma:  Supporting students and staff through a collective trauma

Jeremy Butler, Chief Administrative Officer, ICAN & Event Specialist, Grand Dynamics International (GDI)

 

10:00am- 10:15am

Break

 

10:15am – 11:30am

Concurrent Sessions

 

1. DEIB Best Practices:  Addressing Our Biases When Working with Youth                           

Inaudy Gil Esposito, Executive Director, Orange County Human Rights

Paula McMillan-Perez, Founder/Coaching Director, Personalize Your Coaching

 

2. The Community Schools Optimal Health Initiative:  An Illustration of Data, Systems, and Practices                       

Ryan Heath, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University

Jay Roscup, Director, Wayne County Community Schools

 

3. Raising the Lower Age of Juvenile Delinquency

Mike Gray, Executive Director, Washington County Alternative Sentencing/ Youth Bureau,

Lynn Tubbs Director, Bureau of Cross System Supports, Division of Youth Development and Partnerships for Success, NYS OCFS

4. Coaching as Supervision

Timothy Fowler, Professional Development Director, New York State Network for Youth Success, TTAP Professional Development Specialist

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11:30am – 11:45am

Break

11:45am – 1:00pm

Concurrent Sessions

1. National Service Ride & Service Learning Fairs                          

Michael Bark, Youth Program Technician, Orange County Youth Bureau

Christopher Holshek, Colonel, U.S. Army Civil Affairs (Ret.), National Service Ride

 

2. Applying Research on Out-of-School Time to Your Grant-Writing, Advocacy, and Evaluation

Ryan Heath, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University

 

3. Sport Funding Initiatives: Sharing Best Practices!

Facilitator: Tina Louis, Director, Madison County Youth Bureau
Rebecca Robarge, Director, Saratoga County Youth Bureau
Daniel C. Calkins, Executive Director, Genesee-Orleans County Youth Bureau
Daycia Clarke, Director, Project Play WNY/Youth Sports Initiatives, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Cody Robinson-Bullock, Executive Director, Schoharie County Youth Bureau
Galen Gomes Sr. Ed.D., Associate Commissioner, NYS OCFS