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Details about the next free event will be found here.
Registration for January workshops will open soon.
Join Us For An Online Program To Keep Your Girls Powerful
Online Girl and Grown-Up Workshops
For girls in K–8: Join our Girl and Grown-Up workshop series. This is where you and your girl learn together how to be influential in your everyday relationships with friends and family, so that she can build the skills to stay powerful throughout her lifetime. These workshops are a rare opportunity to learn about each other as you laugh and have fun with the group. Scholarships are available.
Online or In-Person Professional Development
Join us to learn culturally responsive teaching practices and how to create an equitable environment for the youth you serve. Currently we are offering a Free Professional Development Webinar and several 2-hour Professional Development Workshops and Trainings. Custom staff trainings are available.
As you heard in the webinar, at Girls Leadership we take the approach that all of us might take advantage of this moment to model new habits that are the foundation of wellness, resilience, and voice.
- Leadership is making others better as a result of your presence and making that impact last in your absence.
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: Knowing what you feel, respecting that information, and having the skills to express it effectively.
- In my culture, how was I expected to feel growing up?
- What opportunities do I have to model for her now that all feelings are valid and important?
- Are there any I struggle to express?
- What is my young person learning by watching me/us?
- What feelings do I want her to be able to express in the future?
- How can I model that? Give her permission?
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY: Taking responsibility for our actions.
- In my culture, how was I taught to deal with my mistakes or failures?
- How has that impacted my relationship with apologies?
- What does my girl learn by seeing that?
- What opportunities do we have to model making my inevitable mistakes, big or small?
- Long term, what is the relationship I want for her with apologies?
- How can I/we practice this with her?
CONFLICT, LOSS, OR DISAPPOINTMENT CAN BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR POSITIVE CHANGE
- In my culture, how was I taught to approach conflict? At home or in school?
- In my girl’s culture, how is conflict practiced?
- What are ways, big or small, I can model for her that conflict can be an opportunity for change?
- How can we practice this together now?
|IF I DO/SAY||I TEACH THEM|
|Taking over the issue||They can’t handle it|
|Ignoring the issue||This shouldn’t be happening|
|“That is so unfair”||The world is usually fair, and fair is to be expected|
THE MORE SPECIFIC YOU CAN GET IN YOUR CONVERSATION, THE MORE ACTIONABLE IT WILL BE
Ask yourself, “What would this look like? Sound like?”
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain
#SheKnowsHerPower – Watch a 5-minute video and download the full She Knows Her Power report of a youth-led research study organized by the members of Girls Leadership’s Girl Advisory Board (GAB).
Playlist of Mindful Meditations – A collection of meditations from Girls Leadership to help girls (and grown-ups) practice self-care and wellness.
Emotional Intelligence Workout – Build your skills together, and download our How Do You Feel poster.
iRules: What Every Tech-Healthy Family Needs to Know about Selfies, Sexting, Gaming, and Growing up. by Janell Burley Hofmann
Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen
The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence by Rachel Simmons
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ, Daniel Goldman
Unlocking Us Podcast, by Brené Brown, Harriet Lerner and Brené – I’m Sorry: How To Apologize & Why It Matters, Dr. Marc Brackett and Brené on “Permission to Feel”
Why Won’t Society Let Black Girls Be Children?, by A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez, The New York Times, April 17, 2020
He’s Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe In Himself, by Adam Price
Beautiful Oops!, by Barney Saltzberg