SLC Webinar Series

Value-added is the name of the game at the SLC...which is why this year, we're introducing a new benefit! Registration for the Spring Leadership Conference includes a pre-conference webinar series, featuring our keynote speakers, in January, February and March.


Registration for the Spring Leadership Conference is required to join the SLC Webinar Series. Once you have completed your SLC registration, you'll receive an email with links to register for each webinar below. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. For questions or help with webinar registration, contact Andy Kimmelman.

Bob Ditter Webinar: The Human Factor in Keeping Campers Safe
January 16, 11am-12pm
Deadline to register: January 13
Download Bob's Webinar Handout: Camp Safety

When it comes to camp safety, one of the greatest challenges is managing the human factor—the interaction of young adult leaders with the children entrusted to your care. From interviews to camper coverage and supervision, we as an industry have learned a lot about operating safely at camps. One of the major considerations for safety at camp is the maturity level of your staff. In this insightful webinar presented by veteran camp consultant, trainer and advisor, Bob Ditter, you will learn the "Four Pillars" of camp safety, get specific ideas for what you need to tell your staff and learn ways to oversee your staff's performance that are simple and effective. Don't miss this fast paced webinar in January!

Chris ThurberChris Thurber Webinar: Internal Leadership Development - Principles for Hiring
February 12, 11am-12pm
Deadline to register: February 10
Download Chris's Webinar Handout: Internal Leadership
Download Chris's Webinar Handout: Case Studies

Selecting next year’s junior staff from the eldest camper ranks is a phenomenal way to capitalize on their loyalty, their understanding of camp and their youthful exuberance. Such internal leadership development (ILD) also carries with it the responsibility to orchestrate the camper-leader transition, winnow the healthy traditions from the chaff and commit to continuous professional development. Join Dr. Chris Thurber for an exclusive, one-time-only, LIVE webinar on this fascinating topic. Slides and handouts will lay the foundation for a web-based discussion that can continue all the way to Palm Springs!

Scott BrodyScott Brody Webinar: Building a Growth Mindset
at Camp

March 10, 11am-12pm

Deadline to register: March 8
Download Webinar PowerPoint

People with a "fixed" mindset believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success - without effort. They’re wrong. People with a "growth" mindset believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work - brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. The advantage of having a "growth" mindset is supported by the latest neuroscience research, which has upended our understanding of IQ, and how much of learning stems from non-cognitive competencies.

Without really knowing it, camps have been teaching a "growth" mindset for generations. This webinar will familiarize you with the emerging research about the power of mindset, and the ways in which it can influence lifelong performance. It will also explore a set of practices that camps can use to strengthen the development of growth mindsets in campers and staff, building their capacity to achieve and find fulfillment in their lives.

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