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Developmental Relationships Bootcamp

Create connections that help young people discover their potential.

June 14-15, 2018 Minneapolis, MN

Regular Price: $795 Early Bird Price through May 11, 2018: $745 

  August 21-22, 2018 Minneapolis, MN

Regular Price: $795 Early Bird Price through July 20, 2018: $745 

Why Building Relationships Needs to be Intentional

We’ve known for decades that high-quality relationships are essential to young people’s growing, learning and thriving. Yet we know there is more work to do, because as many as 40% of young people report still feel lonely*.  

We have discovered the key to turning this statistic around is developmental relationships

Developmental relationships are close connections that young people have with adults and each other which help them:

  • discover who they are
  • gain abilities to shape their own lives
  • learn how to interact with and contribute to the world around them


We have learned through research that when young people experience developmental relationships with parents, teachers and others, they do better on a variety of psychological, social-emotional, academic and behavioral indicators. 

Our early data indicate that the more of these relationships young people have in their lives, the more likely they are to become successful, contributing adults.  

This workshop lays the foundation for youth-serving organizations to introduce and begin implementation of Search Institute’s Developmental Relationship framework. You’ll leave with a personalized plan to implement and share strategies that build developmental relationships with co-workers and staff in your school or youth organization.

Focusing on building these types of relationships will change the climate of your school or organization. It will remove the barriers to building relationships with young people. You will be able to be more intentional and inclusive in building developmental relationships.

*Relationships First: Creating Connections that Help Young People Thrive, Search Institute, 2017

Key Takeaways

  • A personalized action plan to implement developmental relationships in your organization
  • Resources to train your staff and coworkers to build relationships with students and young people
  • Powerpoints to use to train your own staff and coworkers
  • The Developmental Relationship Handbook

What you'll learn in this workshop:

Module 1: The Power of Relationships

  • What research from multiple disciplines tells us about the role of relationships in young people’s lives
  • Outcomes of two important experimental studies involving relationships
  • The role that relationships played in your own development


Module 2: Intro to the Developmental Relationships Framework  

  • The Developmental Relationships Framework and the research behind it  
  • Outcomes connected to the Developmental Relationships Framework 
  • Ways that young people in the United States today experience the relational actions outlined in the framework


Module 3: Understanding and Strengthening the Role of Relationships in Your Organization  

  • Evaluate the degree to which the schools or organizations they work in operationalize relationships
  • Obstacles to relationships in your organizations
  • Priorities for strengthening relationships in your schools, affiliates or organizations

Module 4: Strengthening Relationships in Your Practice

  • Reflect on your personal practice with young people and identify strengths and areas for growth
  • Develop a plan for building on strengths and improving practice in one or more areas of the Developmental Relationships Framework
  • Develop plans to work with one or more colleagues to provide support and accountability as you implement your plan

Registration & Pricing

June 14-15 2018

Registration through June 8, 2018: $795 Early Bird Price through May 11, 2018: $745

Broadway West Building Lower Level Lake Nokomis Roomm 1300 NE Godward St, Minneapolis, MN Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Lunch will be provided

CEUs Available: 12 Clock Hours

 Daily Schedule

8:30 AM: Registration & Breakfast 9:00 AM: Workshop Start Time 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lunch Break 4:30 PM: Workshop Ends

August 21-22 2018

Registration through August 15, 2018: $795 Early Bird Price through July 20, 2018: $745

Broadway Ridge NE 3001 Broadway St NE Lower Level Conference Rooms Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Lunch will be provided

CEUs Available: 12 Clock Hours

 Daily Schedule

8:30 AM: Registration & Breakfast 9:00 AM: Workshop Start Time 12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lunch Break 4:30 PM: Workshop Ends


PLEASE NOTE: Developmental Relationship Boot Camp Training Policy 

The Developmental Relationship Boot Camp is a research-based workshop that lays the foundation for youth-serving organizations to introduce and begin implementation of Search Institute’s Developmental Relationship Framework. Participants will leave with a personalized plan to implement and share strategies that build developmental relationships with the youth they serve — with co-workers and staff in your school or your sponsoring organization.

The Developmental Relationships Boot Camp focuses on how the attendees will build developmental relationships within the context of their site. The Developmental Relationships Boot Camp will not provide training or information to the attendees on how to adapt the developmental relationships in contexts beyond their own site. The attendees may share the information and resources within their own site as part of their regular professional work. However, these individuals are not authorized to market the Developmental Relationship curriculum or content in an entrepreneurial fashion.

Online access to the Developmental Relationship Boot Camp resources will belong to the sponsoring organization which sends individuals to Developmental Relationship Boot Camp (e.g. school or community based organization). The Developmental Relationship Hand Book, PowerPoint, and handouts are the copyrighted property of Search Institute. All rights reserved.


About the Presenter

Kent Pekel

Kent Pekel, Ed.D. President and CEO Search Institute

Kent Pekel is an educator who has worked at the school, district, state, federal, and university levels. Throughout his diverse career, he has sought to bridge the divides that too often exist between educational practice, research, and policy.

Prior to joining Search, Kent Pekel served as the founding Executive Director of the University of Minnesota’s College Readiness Consortium and as the Executive Director of Research and Development in the Saint Paul Public Schools. He held several senior staff-level positions in the Clinton Administration, including White House Fellow assigned to the Director of Central Intelligence, Special Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of State, and Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Education. He also served as Executive Director of Research and Development in the Saint Paul Public Schools.  

Kent holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Yale, a Master’s in Education from Harvard and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Minnesota. He serves on the boards of MENTOR and Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest.

What Past Participants Say About the Bootcamp:

View the Webinar

Click below to view the webinar 5 Ways to Build Relationships with Young People with Dr. Kent Pekel, President and CEO of Search Institute.


Hotel & Travel Information

Airport 

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) is the closest airport. The hotels are located 20 to 35 minutes from the airport, depending upon traffic.  

Ground Transportation  

The hotels do not provide shuttles to and from the airport. Cab or SuperShuttle are options for airport transportation.  

  

Recommended Hotel:

Radisson Hotel- Minneapolis/St. Paul North  

2540 Cleveland Avenue, Roseville, MN 55113  

Phone: 651-636-4567  

Rates begin at $117, subject to availability.  

Use this link to make a reservation: https://www.radisson.com/searchinstitute

Free shuttle service provided to Search Institute headquarters and free parking.  

Bootcamp FAQs

Who will be leading the workshop?  

The workshop is facilitated by Search Institute's President and CEO, Dr. Kent Pekel.  

What will I learn in this workshop?  

This workshop lays the foundation for you to introduce and begin implementation of our Developmental Relationship Framework. You’ll leave with a personalized plan to share strategies that build developmental relationships with co-workers and staff in your school or youth organization.  

What will I get in the workshop?  

You'll leave with...  

  • A personalized action plan to implement developmental relationships
  • Resources to train your staff and coworkers 
  • Powerpoint slides to use to use in your internal training
  • The new Developmental Relationship Handbook, written by Dr. Kent Pekel

How long is the workshop?  

Two days  

Will the workshop prepare me to deliver the content to other people?  

The workshop will teach you and give you the tools to train co-workers and staff to build developmental relationships within your organization.