BGCA Native Services offers a wide variety of training opportunities all over the country for Club professionals. Check out some of our upcoming events and professional development opportunities!


Virtual Native Resiliency Conference

The Virtual Native Resiliency Conference will include three days of presentations, interactive team-building workshops and planning sessions. This event is made possible through BGCA Native Services’ ongoing partnership with the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine and the Carl Fellowship Program present the Stories of Reclamation and Recovery Conference, a collaborative teaching and learning experience designed for CEOs of Boys & Girls Clubs on Native Lands.

  • October 6-8, 2020


National Training Initiative (NTI)

The National Training Initiative (NTI) is designed to provide opportunities for every Boys & Girls Club to have their own certified trainer(s). Embedding certified trainers within organizations will allow them to conduct their own professional development trainings and collaborate with other local organizations to host learning events. Key benefits for Clubs: Trained facilitators who will deliver high-quality trainings for Club staff, as well as training additional facilitators in their local organizations and regions; More facilitators in the field, making it easier for Clubs to get the training their staff needs; More professional development opportunities to cultivate the strongest Club professionals possible; New and enhanced facilitation techniques to help increase organizational capacity, enhance program quality and improve the Club Experience for youth and teens.

  • October 20-22, 2020 | Atlanta, GA

Virtual Leadership Conference

1-Day Native Track

This is a 1-day “Invite Only” for all Native Clubs. Topics range from opportunities, best practices for youth development professionals, and solutions for challenges found in the community.

  • October 27, 2020
Virtual Teen Summit

2020 Virtual Teen Summit

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Native Services team will host their first ever Virtual Teen Summit. This 3-day conference will unite Native Club members across the Nation by providing a space for teens to be present and BE THERE for each other. Learn more here.

  • November 2-4, 2020

2021 Native Summit

2021 Native Summit

The 2021 Native Summit, organized by BGCA Native Services, provides an opportunity for CEOs, Board Members and Tribal Leaders to gather, learn and grow together, share in each other’s culture, and attend relevant sessions. The Summit is designed to help Native Clubs develop stronger, more sustainable organizations that most effectively meet the needs of their communities. Learn more here.

  • Date and location to be determined


Native ALP

The Advanced Leadership Program (ALP), provided by BGCA, is a learning experience that provides Boys & Girls Clubs leaders and their teams with the necessary tools to teach and develop leadership capacity in their organization. ALP is designed to provide new concepts, benchmark best practices, and provide real time coaching.

  • Date and location to be determined

Native AP

Advancing Philanthropy (AP) is designed to guide Clubs in building a sustainable development model centered on the creation of a maintainable culture of philanthropy. The Advancing Philanthropy program provides an opportunity for Clubs to increase resource development in a transformative way.

  • Date and location to be determined
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Native Advisory Committee (NAC)

The Native Advisory Committee (NAC) provides leadership and insight on Native history, traditions, values and culture that will help establish and refine BGCA’s systems and methods of service to assure the greatest benefit for Native Clubs. NAC meetings will take place:

  • Virtual Meeting Date – TBD
Native Learning Events

2022 Native Learning Events

BGCA Native Learning Events provide opportunities for Club youth development professionals to network with others in their region, and to learn strategies and techniques to better serve the youth in their communities.

  • Dates and locations to be determined