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Join us for – Effective Practices for Advancing Experiential Learning with Youth  — where we will share the latest research on experiential learning, highlight effective practices for integrating experiential learning into youth development programming and pass along tangible activities and projects that you can replicate with youth in your program(s).

This FREE webinar is facilitated by the following panel:

  • Susan Ragsdale & Ann Saylor – Susan and Ann are nationally recognized trainers and best-selling authors with a collective 45 years of experience in the field of youth development and leadership.  Their professional development sessions and books thematically follow a strength-based approach for both individual and group development; they build skills, energize experiences, engage others, and impact relationships. They believe that how you craft the experience matters.  Their playful approach, thoughtful intention of connecting to best practices and interactive style are what make their new business, Write Creations Group, different from other training and curricular development groups. For the past 15 years, Ragsdale and Saylor have worked with over 20,000 people face-to-face and have reached thousands more via their online connections and through their best-selling books.  They offer strategies, tools, and trends that inspire positive personal and professional growth, enhance relationships between adults and youth which ultimately improve the quality of youths’ lives.  Together, Susan and Ann have published eight resources, with their very first book, Great Group Games, still listed as a best-seller.  All of their books provide activities, stories and strategies that are both practical and fun.  Their mantra “play, live, lead with purpose” is evident in all they do.
  • Jackie Hansom – Jackie is a facilitator of youth-driven community change. As a former high school educator and a volunteer manager for Teach for America and Hands On Nashville, Jackie has experience in project development, event management, youth leadership development and facilitation. She currently support STARS Nashville which challenges students to examine their attitudes towards bullying, and she collaborates with The Asset Edge on youth and community development programming.
  • Daniel Horgan – Daniel is the CEO of the D.G. Horgan Group and founder of the Community Impact Academy. He has 18 years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, corporate social responsibility and youth development. He has worked with Fortune 100 and 500 companies, national and local nonprofit organizations, school districts and foundations. Daniel is the author of Tell Me I Can’t…and I Will and his work has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, and dozens of local media outlets across the country. He produces and hosts the podcast, Community Voices of Change (https://soundcloud.com/communityvoicesofchange).