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1. ELT Online: Types of Learning Activities

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/25/2019

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March 25 - April 22, 2019 This seminar focuses exclusively on types of learning activities that promote deep learning aligned with the goals of the lesson and allow students to exercise some choice.

2. Spring Math Network K - 4 Preparing to Build Capacity in the New York Next Generation Learning Standards for Mathematics

Program: School Improvement

Audience: teachers, instructional specialists, RTI/AIS instructors, teacher leaders

Dates: 3/25/2019

Starting Today
This workshop will begin the process of preparing math teachers to build capacity into their teaching practices for the implementation of the New York Next Generation Learning Standards for Mathematics. This will remain our primary focus throughout the professional day. Our first learning intention will be to unpack the standards using the following as guides: John Hattie’s Visible Learning research of Surface, Deep, and Transfer Learning The three shifts in mathematics of Coherence, Focus, and Rigor Our second learning intention will be to examine the changes in the standards within and around grade levels using the standards document and developing “notecatchers” that will help teachers in surrounding grades prepare for the results of changes in other grades. Our third learning intention will be to prepare curriculums for change. We will examine current curriculums and target areas that will need to be adapted to the new standards. We will examine pre and post test changes for possible reorganization of topics and teaching of these topics. We will explore the use of exit tickets in relation to learning these standards as we defined them in our first learning intention.
Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act or DASA) Workshop: Six hour training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention. New York State's Dignity Act seeks to provide the State's public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. School professionals applying for certification or license on or after DECEMBER 31, 2013 are required to complete six clock hours of course work or training in this area. This training is designed to fulfill that requirement. Tuition is $50.00 for employees of district which subscribe to the Oswego BOCES School Improvement Co-Ser. Tuition is $75.00 for all other attendees. If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. Send attention Kate Ginney. NO CASH please. To CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

4. Trauma Awareness in Education: Supporting Resiliency and Preventing Conflict (3 hour)

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/27/2019

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Increasingly our students experience exposure to multiple or prolonged traumatic events, such as child abuse, neglect, and exposure to domestic violence. This experience directly affects their social and emotional development and negatively impacts their behavior and academic growth in school. It is becoming more common that educators are faced with the challenges of connecting with and educating students who have endured complex trauma. Often the hurt that is felt by the student is placed on the educator and it can manifest in a variety of ways. This seminar will engage participants in understanding the roots of trauma, its prevalence and causes, the characteristics and associated behaviors, as well as learning how to work with traumatized students in a proactive and positive way.

5. Spring 5-8 Math Network - Preparing to Build Capacity in the New York Next Generation Learning Standards for Mathematics

Program: School Improvement

Audience: teachers, instructional coaches, RTI/AIS teachers, teacher leaders

Dates: 3/28/2019

Starting Soon
This workshop will begin the process of preparing math teachers to build capacity into their teaching practices for the implementation of the New York Next Generation Learning Standards for Mathematics. This will remain our primary focus throughout the professional day. Our first learning intention will be to unpack the standards using the following as guides: John Hattie’s Visible Learning research of Surface, Deep, and Transfer Learning The three shifts in mathematics of Coherence, Focus, and Rigor Our second learning intention will be to examine the changes in the standards within and around grade levels using the standards document and developing “notecatchers” that will help teachers in surrounding grades prepare for the results of changes in other grades. Our third learning intention will be to prepare curriculums for change. We will examine current curriculums and target areas that will need to be adapted to the new standards. We will examine pre and post test changes for possible reorganization of topics and teaching of these topics. We will explore the use of exit tickets in relation to learning these standards as we defined them in our first learning intention.

6. Helping Students At-Risk for Suicide

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/29/2019

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Within and across school districts, practices vary widely in managing students at risk for suicide. At one end of the spectrum, some schools require that police officers assess any student threatening suicide and subsequently escort the child to a regional hospital if they are deemed to be a “lethal threat” to themselves. At the other end of the spectrum, school psychologists complete a risk assessment, provide brief intervention, and develop a safety plan for a child at-risk for suicide. Such variability within and across school districts, and even among school-based mental health care practitioners, leaves them susceptible to role confusion and lacking confidence in how to properly address a student who is suicidal. This full day professional development workshop is designed to improve skills, processes, and protocol for helping students at risk for suicide through: 1. Equipping educators with tools, knowledge, and skills to assist students having thoughts of suicide or engaging in suicidal behavior 2. Understanding the necessity of pre-planning and standardized procedures for safety planning 3. Identifying the importance of collaboration and shared decision making between school mental health professionals, administrators, community providers, and the student and his or her family in managing students at risk for suicide 4. Viewing an example of documenting risk of suicide and safety planning 5. Being prepared to develop and implement standardized procedures in their schools/district that reflect best practice for helping students at risk OPEN TO COUNTIES: ONONDAGA, ONEIDA, CORTLAND, OSWEGO, MADISON & CAYUGA This workshop will be offering 5.0 official NASP Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. Limit 60 people/priority given to NYASP members Cost: $80 / $60 for NYASP members ***Payment is to be made at the workshop. DISREGARD PAYMENT METHOD AFTER ENROLLMENT. Cash or checks made payable to NYASP; POs accepted; No Credit Cards accepted***

7. I Just Focus On My Breath?? Where to Begin with Mindfulness

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 4/1/2019

Awareness (mindfulness) is a natural human capacity that lies dormant in many of us and is certainly less valued than our thinking capacity. We understand and value intellectual education and even physical education . Mindfulness can be thought of as mental education where we strengthen the muscle of mindfulness through practice. The benefits are increasingly documented in support of learning and overall well-being. So where do we begin? We, the adults, must incorporate mindfulness into our own lives so that we can effectively bring it into the classroom. This can seem daunting! Let's gather and yes, focus on our breath as a starting point. The first step on the journey...

8. Self-Care Saturday for Educators

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 4/6/2019

Ahhhh Spring Self-Care! We are excited to be offering you a day of Self-Care and rejuvenation! In addition to some healthy snacks and community connection we will have Geoff Baer offering an extended Tai Chi/Qi Gong session. Cathleen Kelly Of Holistic Horizons will bring us Mindfulness, Yoga, and Self-Care including a walking labyrinth. Lastly, Liane Benedict will offer some basic instruction on What is Mindfulness Meditation which will include a brief practice. During the lunch break you will be able to make diffuser chakra bead bracelets with essential oils and make optional essential oil roller ball blends for $5 each. Please join and bring your friends!

9. National Board - Candidate Support

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/6/2019

This National Board Candidate Support Cohort provides a supportive, collaborative learning environment in which teachers will learn to describe and analyze their practice. Candidates will have multiple opportunities to receive peer review as well as a candid, fresh look at their respective written commentaries and video recordings.

10. Mental Health First Aid for Youth

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 4/8/2019 to 4/11/2019

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Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
**This course has a value of $170 per participant. CiTi BOCES is offering this course for $35 and covering the rest of the cost. CiTi feels it is important to have an understanding of Mental Health First Aid for Youth.

11. SLS Free Comic Book Event

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians & Teachers

Dates: 4/9/2019

SLS will provide librarians and teachers with a comic book to help kick off your very own Free Comic Book Day event in your schools. The day will review Free Comic Book Day and what happens across the nation on May 4th. Our informational and planning meeting will highlight the Comic Book Defense League's work as well as ideas for pairing texts with comics and graphic novels. There will be the time in the end for librarians and their teacher collaborators to work together to plan their Free Comic Book day event for their schools. This year we will also focus on gaming.

12. Engaging the Disruptive Student (3 hour)

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/9/2019

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What can you do when you have students who disrupt the learning in your classroom? This seminar will discuss the many strategies to enhance personal effectiveness with disruptive students and get student learning back on track.

13. Effective Questioning - ReScheduled (3 hour)

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/10/2019

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400 questions a day. That's the average number of questions teachers ask in a day. How many of these questions challenge students to think and demonstrate meaning? In this seminar, participants will explore the different purposes of questioning, classify questions according to purpose, and better understand Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge.

14. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Dates: 4/11/2019

These meetings are attended by members of the SLS Advisory Council that have been chosen and elected by the Communication Coordinators committee. The SLS Council advises the School Library System and helps create the Plan of Service and approves the SLS budget and Annual Report. All members of the SLS are welcome to attend but only members of the council may vote on recommendations.

15. Mental Health First Aid for Youth

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 4/15/2019

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Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
**This course has a value of $170 per participant. CiTi BOCES is offering this course for $35 and covering the rest of the cost. CiTi feels it is important to have an understanding of Mental Health First Aid for Youth.

16. Mental Health First Aid for Youth

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 4/17/2019

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Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
**This course has a value of $170 per participant. CiTi BOCES is offering this course for $35 and covering the rest of the cost. CiTi feels it is important to have an understanding of Mental Health First Aid for Youth.

17. NEW TEACHER ELT Online: Classroom Management Procedures

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/22/2019

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April 22 - May 20, 2019 This seminar explores seamless integration of transitions, routines for handling materials and supplies, and performance of non-instructional duties. Participants will explore how to encourage students to assume responsibility for ensuring efficient procedures in a well-managed classroom.

18. Addressing Aggressive Student Behavior in Schools (3 hour)

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/22/2019

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Special needs students experience many benefits as well as challenges in the classroom. Some students may resist efforts of teachers and SRPs to support and guide them. This resistance may be shown in passive ways or in more aggressive ways, such as acting out, tantrums, or even throwing objects. This seminar will focus on strategies for managing the behavior of students who demonstrate aggressive and disruptive behaviors. Participants will discuss the need to teach students to take responsibility for their own behavior, review a plan for ensuring they have the knowledge and skills to successfully change their behaviors, and proactive strategies for addressing specific misbehaviors. Confrontation strategies and strategies such as redirection, cause and effect and overcorrection will be explored and practiced.
Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act or DASA) Workshop: Six hour training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention. New York State's Dignity Act seeks to provide the State's public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. School professionals applying for certification or license on or after DECEMBER 31, 2013 are required to complete six clock hours of course work or training in this area. This training is designed to fulfill that requirement. Tuition is $50.00 for employees of district which subscribe to the Oswego BOCES School Improvement Co-Ser. Tuition is $75.00 for all other attendees. If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. Send attention Kate Ginney. NO CASH please. To CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

20. SLS Kathleen Odean presents "The Best Young Adult Books"

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians & Teachers

Dates: 4/24/2019

Kathleen will present an all-day program for grades 6-12.

21. Restorative Practices for Classroom Management and In School Suspension

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administration, classroom teachers, teaching assistants, mental health counselors

Dates: 4/25/2019

Restorative approaches to discipline builds the school communities capacity to support and teach students about positive social interactions, positive relationships, and peaceful resolutions to conflicts and problems. Throughout this session, we will explore how ISS should positively impact student behavior, gain perspective on influential elements in an ISS setting, and challenge the way we structure the ISS process for everyone involved.

22. National Board - Candidate Support

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/27/2019

This National Board Candidate Support Cohort provides a supportive, collaborative learning environment in which teachers will learn to describe and analyze their practice. Candidates will have multiple opportunities to receive peer review as well as a candid, fresh look at their respective written commentaries and video recordings.

23. Cool Tools 2018-2019

Program: School Library Systems

Dates: 5/1/2019

Online self-paced learning program for a wide range of web-based services and networking tools. This Course will have a tentative start date in December of 2018 and will go through April of 2019.

24. Mindfulness in Education: Overview & Getting Started

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 5/3/2019

More than a buzzword, Mindfulness is rising up in its influence and value in education. The research is growing around its impact on learning, focus and overall health and well-being for students and adults. Through experiential learning and collaborative interactions, participants will explore mindfulness - what it is, why it matters, where it fits and how to begin. The work will involve an emphasis on personal practice as well as equip educators with strategies to begin using in their classroom or setting immediately.
The SLS Communication Coordinators meetings are designed to be a bridge between the School Library System team and the school librarians in each of the districts and non-public schools that are members of the system. Each district has a designated Communication Coordinator who is required to attend the meetings but all members are welcome to attend. These meetings are attended by members of the SLS Advisory Council that have been chosen and elected by the Communication Coordinators committee. The SLS Council advises the School Library System and helps create the Plan of Service and approves the SLS budget and Annual Report. All members of the SLS are welcome to attend but only members of the council may vote on recommendations.

26. Mexico Elementary School Leadership Day

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 5/9/2019

Interested in learning more about an Oswego County school in Year 2 of the Leader in Me process? We invite you to attend Mexico Elementary School’s second annual Leadership Day. Our day includes time for classroom visits, a building tour, a question and answer session with our building’s Lighthouse Team, and our monthly student-led celebration, our Synergy Summit.
Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act or DASA) Workshop: Six hour training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention. New York State's Dignity Act seeks to provide the State's public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. School professionals applying for certification or license on or after DECEMBER 31, 2013 are required to complete six clock hours of course work or training in this area. This training is designed to fulfill that requirement. Tuition is $50.00 for employees of district which subscribe to the Oswego BOCES School Improvement Co-Ser. Tuition is $75.00 for all other attendees. If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. Send attention Kate Ginney. NO CASH please. To CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

28. CommUNITY Rhythms ~ Drum Circle for Health & Wellness

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All educators, community members welcome!

Dates: 5/31/2019

CommUNITY rhythms inspires and strengthens a sense of community through various facilitated music making. We create safe space for building self confidence and exploring powerful tools for self expression based on ancient traditions. Rhythm wellness programs teach through self-discovery, non-verbal interaction and opportunities for stepping outside our comfort zone. The ultimate goals for this program are to have fun, learn new ways to observe what’s really going on around us and find our true voice. Participants will: - Explore simple ways we can use percussion tools for wellness - Create safe space as a group to inspire connection and community - Express how we feel and inspire self confidence - Experience creative approaches for managing stress and anxiety - Discover how non-verbal communication can help us feel empowered Experiences may include all or some of the following: - Learn how to play a hand drum - Learn simple body rhythms - Enjoy facilitated playful drumming games - Learn Rhythms Seeds/phonetic tool - Play free form drumming (play what we feel) - Experience a biomusicology phenomenon (entrainment) Who benefits from the experience of a commUNITY Rhythm Event ? - People struggling with anxiety and stress - People who tend to isolate and seeking opportunities to connect - People struggling with depression - People seeking tools to manage insomnia - People struggling with a lack of focus, concentration and finding purpose - People struggling with social anxiety CommUNITY Rhythms is one of many programs inspiring community and connection. For more programs and information, check out Creative Rhythms online by visiting www.artsandhealing.com. C

29. Cognitive Coaching Foundations Part 1

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 6/4/2019 to 6/26/2019

The mission of Cognitive Coaching is to produce self-directed persons with the cognitive capacity for excellence both independently and as members of a community. Research indicates that teaching is a complex intellectual activity and that teachers who think at higher levels produce students who are higher achieving, more cooperative, and better problem solvers. It is the invisible skills of teaching, the thinking processes that underlie instructional decisions, which produce superior instruction. Cognitive Coaching is a research-based model that capitalizes upon and enhances teachers' cognitive processes.
In the eight-day Seminars, participants learn how to: *develop trust and rapport *develop an identity as a mediator of thinking *utilize conversation structures for planning, reflecting and problem resolving *develop teachers' autonomy and sense of community *develop higher levels of efficiency, consciousness, craftsmanship, flexibility and interdependence *apply four support functions: coaching, evaluating, consulting, collaborating *utilize the coaching tools of pausing, paraphrasing, and posing questions *distinguish among the five forms of feedback *use data to mediate thinking
Cognitive Coaching Seminars® are an eight-day training. Agendas for Days 1-4 include the Planning Conversation Map and the Reflecting Conversation Map as well as the tools of Cognitive Coaching. Days 5-8 provide for skill refinement and understanding of the Problem-Resolving Map.
Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act or DASA) Workshop: Six hour training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention. New York State's Dignity Act seeks to provide the State's public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. School professionals applying for certification or license on or after DECEMBER 31, 2013 are required to complete six clock hours of course work or training in this area. This training is designed to fulfill that requirement. Tuition is $50.00 for employees of district which subscribe to the Oswego BOCES School Improvement Co-Ser. Tuition is $75.00 for all other attendees. If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. Send attention Kate Ginney. NO CASH please. To CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

31. LETRS Training

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 6/5/2019 to 7/2/2019

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading & Spelling ***Please NOTE: JUNE Location - River Vista Center; JULY Location - Fulton Jr. High School***

32. Self-Care Saturday for Educators

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 6/8/2019

Save the Date! Details to follow soon!

33. Cognitive Coaching Foundations Part 2

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/9/2019 to 7/31/2019

The mission of Cognitive Coaching is to produce self-directed persons with the cognitive capacity for excellence both independently and as members of a community. Research indicates that teaching is a complex intellectual activity and that teachers who think at higher levels produce students who are higher achieving, more cooperative, and better problem solvers. It is the invisible skills of teaching, the thinking processes that underlie instructional decisions, which produce superior instruction. Cognitive Coaching is a research-based model that capitalizes upon and enhances teachers' cognitive processes.
In the eight-day Seminars, participants learn how to: *develop trust and rapport *develop an identity as a mediator of thinking *utilize conversation structures for planning, reflecting and problem resolving *develop teachers' autonomy and sense of community *develop higher levels of efficiency, consciousness, craftsmanship, flexibility and interdependence *apply four support functions: coaching, evaluating, consulting, collaborating *utilize the coaching tools of pausing, paraphrasing, and posing questions *distinguish among the five forms of feedback *use data to mediate thinking
Cognitive Coaching Seminars® are an eight-day training. Agendas for Days 1-4 include the Planning Conversation Map and the Reflecting Conversation Map as well as the tools of Cognitive Coaching. Days 5-8 provide for skill refinement and understanding of the Problem-Resolving Map.

34. BOCES Senior Leadership Retreat - Strengthening Your Organization's Customer and Employee Experience

Program: School Improvement

Audience: BOCES Senior Leadership

Dates: 7/18/2019 to 7/19/2019

The BOCES Senior Leadership Retreat will focus on strengthening your organization’s customer and employee experience. Our keynote speaker will be Jason Smorol, General Manager of the Syracuse Mets. Additional breakout sessions will include intergenerational relationships and how they effect the workplace, building your personal and professional brand, and a focus on the employee experience and onboarding those professionals. There will be time for meeting with “job-like” colleagues as well as time for teams to meet and synthesize information that has been shared. Please join us! **Rooms blocked at $98.00 USD/night; check in 7/17 - check out 7/19; Book by 6/17/19 Link: https://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Boces%20of%20NY%20Conference%20%5Esyrmc%60bocboca%7Cbocbocb%6098.00%60USD%60false%604%607/17/19%607/19/19%6006/17/19&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes
Becoming a Creative Rhythms Facilitator will transform your teaching, your classroom, & your school culture. Level up your classroom management skills, learn evidence-based methods for stress-reduction, & explore games to improve content retention & literacy. Here’s a short list of what you can take to your classroom after your training: Fun, creative group facilitation skills that easily translate into effective classroom management strategies Effective & evidence-based strategies to help students reduce stress, calm the mind, and focus their attention Drumming patterns & games to reinforce reading & math literacy, as well as content retention Community building skills to enhance your classroom community & school culture Strategies to create a safe space for self-expression, personal growth, and risk-taking Ways to empower peer-to-peer leadership in the classroom & beyond Additionally... *Building community and/or strengthening an existing community *Inspiring connection within a group *Exploring ways to lead “creative expression” events *Offering self development tools for students *Staff, patients and community members As a result of your training... You Will Know:
•How to play a hand drum and develop your skills
•How to lead others in music making activities
•How to develop your own style using the CRF manual Requirements to Become an Certified Creative Rhythms Drum Circle Facilitator:
•A desire to inspire through music making
•Attend Creative Rhythms Drum Circle 2-Day Training
•Attend at least one Creative Rhythms event prior to training TIME COMMITMENT: 2 hr. “rhythm event” + 14 hrs “CR 2 Day Tr

36. CiTi Leadership Team Retreat

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Leadership Team

Dates: 8/22/2019 to 8/23/2019

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CiTi Leadership Team Retreat