New Course Content Announcement
CypherWorx is proud to announce that one of our friends and clients, Chess4Life CEO Elliott Neff, traveled to Uganda to coach Phiona Mutesi before her next International chess match. On September 23rd, the new Disney film, Queen of Katwe, will be released. It is based upon Phiona's experiences of becoming a Grandmaster. Above are a few pictures from Elliot's visit to Uganda with Phiona.
Phiona was raised in Katwe, a slum in Uganda, where she first learned to play chess in a sports outreach program. Since then, she has risen up to become one of the greatest of the women chess players in Uganda, winning the country's National Chess Championship in 2010. What an inspiring story!
CypherWorx partnered with Chess4Life to offer a new online course for after school programs to teach the best practices in developing chess programs while emphasizing and reinforcing the important life lessons that are learned while playing the game.
International OST/YD Professional Director Certificate
We are excited to announce the launch of our new International Director Certificate for experienced After School, SAC, OST & Youth Development professionals! The online, collaborative program will run from September 2016 - May 2017.
This certificate is for professionals who are seeking to demonstrate their commitment to the field through a proven curriculum using an online virtual, highly self-paced process culminating in a Capstone Project benefiting their program. Scholarships and payment options are available! Learn more here. Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Conference
Looking forward to heading down to the Georgia Afterschool and Youth Development Conference September 21-23! This conference seeks to provide research-based best practices, information, tools and resources framed by Georgia's ASYD Quality Standards and opportunities for networking, collaboration, and partnership formation. For more information, visit: http://georgiaasyd.org/conference/
National Association for Regulatory Administration Annual Seminar
Our Chief Programming Officer, Jim Murphy, will be attending the NARA Annual Seminar in Portland, Oregon September 19-21st. This seminar will include more than 50 presenters on various topics related to regulation for adult care, child care, and child welfare. This is an excellent opportunity to share strategies on how to implement high quality regulatory programs.
Association of Zoo and Aquariums Annual Conference
Steve Stookey, CypherWorx Vice President, had a great time last week at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums annual conference! The conference is the premier event for zoo and aquarium professionals. More than 2,500 current and future leaders from the community gathered in San Diego to network with and inspire peers, explore ideas and best practices, share successes and lessons learned, and discover new technology, products, and services.