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2022 YDC Schedule

 

Recordings of the conference sessions and facilitation curriculum will be available in the coming weeks. 

Friday

  All times in Central Time zone

1900

OPENING

Curt Lafond
Director of Cadet Programs
Civil Air Patrol


 

WELCOME REMARKS

Maj. Gen. Edward D. Phelka
National Commander & CEO
Civil Air Patrol

 

1930

CREATING EXPERIENCE THAT FOSTERS LEARNING

General Raymond E. Johns, Jr. 
U.S. Air Force, Retired and CAP Senior Member
 
General Johns will examine how experience can be cultivated. An intentionally designed, sequenced, and programmed experience can create a unique opportunity, which, when processed and debriefed/reflected on, can lead to a shared opportunity for growth and development.  How  can we as leaders build intentional experiences?

 

2030

CLOSING

Elizabeth Hornbach
Youth Development Training Program Manager
Civil Air Patrol

 

2045-2145

AFTER HOURS

Region social hour
Spend unstructured time networking and socializing with members in your region. Select your region below to join the Hangout Space. 

GLR
MAR
NCR
NER

PCR
RMR
SER
SWR

     

Saturday

   
 

1000

OPENING

Elizabeth Hornbach
Youth Development Training Program Manager
Civil Air Patrol

 

1010

BUILDING COMMUNITY 

Breakout Groups
Get to know the people in your conference breakout groups. Introduce yourself, eats some M&Ms and begin to develop relationships that will grow as the weekend continues. 

 

 

5-MINUTE BREAK

 

1115

INTENTIONAL EXPERIENCE & ITS PRACTICE

Adam Russell
Explore the simple and profound theory of intention as you dive into the practical applications of the Experiential Learning Cycle. Learn how to make the most of every CAP experience through the practice of “Do, Reflect, Apply”. Gain the skills to turn routine activities into robust experiences that naturally foster an atmosphere of personal growth and engagement.

 

1215

REFLECT: THE EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING CYCLE

Breakout Groups
Identify the key take aways and resources that are important to bring the concepts of experiential learning into reality. Discuss practical ways to bring the experiential learning cycle into CAP routines. 

 

 

10-MINUTE BREAK

1300

MISSIONS ACCOMPLISHED, OPPORTUNITIES MISSED:             
MAKING THE MOST OF ALL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT EXPEREINCES  

Jon Blumenfield
Youth Leadership Consultant, Ask Them LLC
Almost everything a cadet does in uniform is a learning experience that impacts how they understand their worlds and themselves (for better or worse). Participants will apply newly discovered experiential learning strategies as they reimagine cadet activities to support youth as they engage in productive struggle, exercise agency, and grow through guided self-reflection.

 

1400

REFLECT: MISSIONS ACCOMPLISHED, OPPORTUNITIES MISSED

Breakout Groups
Discuss your personal interactions with missions accomplished & missed opportunities, the impact of reflection and the specific applications to CAP. 

 

1430

LUNCH

 

1500

LEADERSHIP THROUGH THE EYES OF CHOICE THEORY           

Francesco Bazzocchi
Leadership Development Consultant, Bazzocchi Consulting
Utilize William Glasser’s Choice Theory in the context of creating a positive youth development environment. Understand the basic components and how to apply a lead management style to influence the environment of our local units, to ultimately create an ideal atmosphere to foster intrinsic motivation and positive youth development.

 

1600

REFLECT: CHOICE THEORY 

Breakout Groups
Discuss the applications of Choice Theory and Lead Management in your personal leadership style as well as in the broader application of CAP. 

 

1630

LARGE GROUP SHARE: CHOICE THEORY 

Francesco Bazzocchi   
Youth Development Training Program Manager
Civil Air Patrol

1700

SATURDAY CLOSING

Col Ned Lee, JD
Senior Policy Advisor
Civil Air Patrol

 

1730-1830

AFTER HOURS

Spend unstructured time networking and socializing with members. Tonight's rooms are organized by topic. Select the room below to join the Hangout Space.

A: Happy Hour! Grab a beverage and meet new people
B: Discuss topics related to the conference sessions
C: ENC/NCSA/Cadet Competition Discussions
D: General Cadet Programs Topics

     

Sunday

   

1100

OPENING  

Lt Col Wayne Brown  
Cadet Programs Staff Coordinator
Civil Air Patrol

 

1110

INTENTIONAL PLANNING FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT

Breakout Groups
Discuss specific activities and work through the intentional planning process to transfer the strategies discussed at the conference thus far into practical applications that can be applied directly to CAP activities.     

1140

RESOURCES: USING THE BGCA

Gregory Doss
Director of Organizational Development and Military and Outreach Services
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
The BGCA now has a dedicated liaison working with CAP Cadet Programs leaders, listening and connecting you with solutions. Learn how this liaison can help you solve some of the resource problems within your wing: training, physical space and grant opportunities. 
    

 

 

5–MINUTE BREAK 

 

1215

MOVING FROM CONFERENCE TO REAL LIFE

Breakout Groups
Discuss the ways your specific CAP role can engage with these strategies and help lead others in integrating these concepts into normal CAP routines. 

 

1245

NEWS & INNOVATIONS

Curt Lafond
Director of Cadet Programs
Civil Air Patrol

 

1300

LUNCH

 

1330

ELECTIVE SESSION #1

Click for full listing of sessions available, and links to join!

 

 

5-MINUTE TRANSITION

 

1420

ELECTIVE SESSION #1

Click for full listing of sessions available, and links to join!

 

1505

THE CONFERENCE AS AN EXPERIENCE

Breakout Groups
Discuss the conference as an intentional, experiential learning activity. How was the mantra of Do. Reflect. Apply. Integrated into the conference experience, and how did that affect your learning?

 

1550

THE CADET EXPERIENCE

C/Lt Col Reef Ide
 Vice Chair, National Cadet Advisory Council, CAP
C/Lt Col Ide discusses, from the cadet perspective, his experience, and the impact of the experiential learning cycle on his growth and development within CAP.

1610

CLOSING

Curt Lafond
Director of Cadet Programs
Civil Air Patrol, NHQ

 

1630

CONFERENCE CONCLUSION

     

 

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