Under the auspices of the City of Philadelphia's now-dissolved Out-of-School Time Professional Development Project, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania’s Center for Youth Development (United Way) and Out-of-School Time Resource Center (OSTRC) developed the Professional Development Calendar to increase access to existing area trainings. This public website is designed to be a one-stop shop for information on trainings and professional development opportunities available to out-of-school time staff. Listed trainings will vary in format including in-person workshops, webinars, and networking meetings. Topics will also range from youth development seminars to classes on Microsoft Excel.

For six years prior to the unveiling of this Calendar, the OSTRC produced a similarly-purposed Regional Training Directory. The online Calendar now replaces this Directory. The priorities of the Calendar and training descriptions were determined through feedback from over 150 respondents to an online survey on calendar needs. The Calendar will continue to be administered by the OSTRC.

PD Calendar Advisory:
- The professional development opportunities in this Calendar vary greatly in content, format, intended audience, price, etc.
- This is not a complete list of professional development opportunities in the region, nor is it an endorsement of any or all of the programs mentioned.
- To register for a training, you MUST contact the actual sponsoring organization. Please see the appropriate Training Description for details.

For further information or questions, please contact John Price III, OSTRC Project Manager, at john.price@foundationsinc.org.

Be sure to check out similar resources, including the OSTRC Traveling Services Directory and the OSTRC Field Trip Directory, via the "Related OST Resources" block to the right. Learn more about the OSTRC at: www.ostrc.org!