NMOST Leadership Institute


Navigating Leadership in the Midst of Change: An Online Two-Part OST Leadership Institute Series

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About the OST Leadership Institute


The OST-LI Mission:  

Increase access to out of school time (OST) programs across New Mexico by providing high-quality professional development for emerging out of school time leaders working in underserved and vulnerable New Mexico communities.


OST-LI Project Vision:

Many OST provider organizations in New Mexico lack key professional development and capacity building support for their leaders and staff. They are often expensive, and subsequently out-of-reach for many OST provider organizations. NMOST addresses this need through the development of the first Out-of-School Time Leadership Institute in New Mexico. This institute provides emerging leaders in OST provider organizations skills in: 

  • Leadership development and coaching
  • Advocacy
  • Program planning
  • System Building
  • Program assessment and evaluation
  • Partnership building
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Cultural relevance
  • Fundraising
  • Youth development 

Quotes from Past Participants:

  • “Thank you for all the work you put into the leadership institute.  You helped us learn how to support legislation, get funding, secure food, tell our stories and so much more.  The experience was invaluable and I want to thank you for investing in us”

  • “We are more empowered as leaders with skills and knowledge that make a difference.  We have more tools in our toolbox”

  • “I created new curriculums and shared them with other OST professionals.  I want to work and support other programs with ideas around the state”

  • “I have discovered where I can be powerful, how I can be a leader.”

For more information about the OST-LI please contact NMOST Executive Director, May Sagbakken msagbakken@explora.us; (505) 224 8324


2019 - 2020 New Mexico Out-of-School Time Leadership Institue





  • Juvenile Law Center: Beyond the food pantry: COVID-19 response for students who are homeless or with experience in foster care
    • This publication provides a few tips for those working with young people who have experienced homelessness or foster care and are being displaced from their colleges or programs of higher education to help these youth manage the current health crisis.  
  • The Hechinger Report: What’s lost, gained with online internships

    • Higher education and summer internships usually go hand in hand, with the former a precursor to the latter. But not this summer. Internships are being cancelled, shortened or moved online, causing another challenge for college students who have had to suddenly leave campus and learn remotely. With online internships, much is lost but there may also be some silver linings.
  • NPR/TED: How can we broach hard conversations with kids, from race to COVID-19?
    • When one of Liz Kleinrock's fourth grade students made a cringeworthy comment about race, rather than change the subject, she chose to turn the moment into a teachable one—and start a conversation. We also check back with Kleinrock to hear her suggestions for talking to kids about COVID-19 and all the changes taking place around them.
  • The Atlantic: It’s hard to teach writing online
    • We are in the midst of the most sweeping education experiment in history. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the majority of the U.S.’s 3.6 million educators to find ways to teach without what most of them consider the core part of their craft—the daily face-to-face interactions that help them elicit a child’s burning desire to investigate something; detect confusion or a lack of engagement; and find the right approach, based on a student’s body language and participation in the classroom, to help students work through their challenges. A veteran educator shares tips for teaching students remotely.
  • Strengthening Adult SEL - Click here
  • Words of Wisdom - Click here
  • Trauma-Resilient Informed Practices in Expanded Learning Programs - Click here




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The New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (NMOST) brings together policymakers, educators, childcare providers, youth development workers, and other stakeholders interested in ensuring positive youth development opportunities and outcomes through out-of-school time programs.

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