Trainings & Events

To achieve its goal of expanding access to high-quality afterschool programs, the Iowa Afterschool Alliance provides professional development and training to help improve and maintain the quality of programming available to children and families.

Impact After School Conference

The Impact After School Conference is a two-day training opportunity for afterschool professionals and community partners. Occurring every spring, the conference features dynamic workshops and keynote sessions on a variety of relevant topics such as social emotional learning, STEM, literacy, behavior management, family engagement, college and career readiness, diversity and inclusion, agriculture, team-building, health and wellness, and more. The conference also provides the chance attendees to network and share best practices that they have learned through their own work. 

2020 Impact After School Conference Postponed

The Iowa Afterschool Alliance has received guidance from the Iowa Department of Education stating that all conferences for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year be cancelled. The 21CCLC Department of Education Consultant, the Iowa Afterschool Alliance team, and the 21CCLC Professional Development Committee are working to schedule a new date for the Impact After School Conference for some time in the fall. Registrants will be issued a reimbursement which will be reflected in their finances some time in the next couple of weeks. If you have issues with your reimbursement, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at and I will gladly assist you.  


We hope that you all are taking care of yourselves. To support the out-of-school time community during this difficult time, the Iowa Afterschool Alliance is compiling resources related to COVID-19 on our website. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to support you.

If you are interested in helping shape next year's conference agenda and schedule, please consider joining the Professional Development Committee! Contact Crystal Hall at if interested.

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Iowa Afterschool Alliance

2910 Westown Parkway, STE 302

West Des Moines, IA 50266


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