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What Should You do if You Suspect Child Abuse?

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What should you do if you suspect child abuse

On average, five children die every day because of abuse. Childhood trauma from abuse can also have adverse effects into late adulthood. Is there a way to prevent child abuse and its repercussions? The best way is to be able to recognize the signs and report it when it is suspected. Know the Signs There [...]

3 Things You Must Address In A YMCA Employee Training Session

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3 Things You Must Address In A YMCA Employee Training Session

When it comes to employee training, we spend a lot of time talking about what not to do (don’t get off track, don’t talk down to the trainees, and don’t bore them), but we don’t always talk enough about what to do. Today we’re going to look at some things on the to-do list, specifically, [...]

How to Set Your YMCA Employee Trainers Up for Success

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How to Set Your YMCA Employee Trainers Up for Success

Staff members are the backbone of every YMCA across the country, and staff training and development plays a crucial role in keeping members and program participants feeling welcomed, happy, and satisfied. In other words, training is a big responsibility and requires motivated and skilled people who are eager to pass on their wisdom in spite [...]

3 Tips For YMCA Employee Trainers Who Want To Stay Relevant

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3 Tips For YMCA Employee Trainers Who Want To Stay Relevant

We all know that the goal of training is to transfer skills and knowledge to YMCA staff members so they can be successful in their jobs. And we also know that, while vital, staff training is often seen as a necessary evil rather than as something associates look forward to. But the fact that staff [...]

3 Techniques Really Effective YMCA Employee Trainers Use

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3 Techniques Really Effective YMCA Employee Trainers Use

YMCA trainers bear a big responsibility—they are tasked with ensuring that Y staff members are properly prepared for the daily challenges associated with their jobs. Y trainers recognize that the staff is the Y’s most valuable asset and that training them is the number one way to make sure the associates, the facility, and the [...]

The Dangers Of Poor YMCA Employee Training

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The Dangers Of Poor YMCA Employee Training

Upon hire, every new YMCA employee is required to take a certain amount of training. The training varies by job, but it’s a known fact that training is part of the deal if you want to work at the Y. It probably goes without saying that not everyone loves to go through employee training, but [...]

4 Ways To Inspire Your YMCA Employee Trainees

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4 Ways To Inspire Your YMCA Employee Trainees

A motivated learner will learn. That makes sense, right? YMCA employees who are motivated to learn are likely to do better, and retain more information, than trainees who are not motivated by the desire to learn. As YMCA trainers, we know we need to inspire our YMCA employees to want to learn the materials we’re [...]

4 Mistakes Great YMCA Employee Trainers Never Make

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4 Mistakes Great YMCA Employee Trainers Never Make

Training is the core of all YMCA activities, from summer camp to diabetes prevention to after-school programming. And since most employees dread training days (you can almost hear the collective sigh just thinking about it), we’re going to look at some techniques employed by bad trainers and provide suggestions for not making those same mistakes. [...]

3 Ways to Modernize YMCA Employee Training

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3 Ways to Modernize YMCA Employee Training

Training and developing employees can be a major drain on resources, especially for not-for-profit organizations like YMCAs. Despite the obstacles, YMCA employee training is critical, and it's becoming more and more important to employ modern training techniques in order to minimize the cost of materials, payroll consumption, and wasted resources. Advances in technology haven’t just [...]