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    • Monday, September 27, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 12
    Register


    The Cross-Cultural Conversations Council invites community members to attend this important training to learn about, uncover, and address systemic racism, biases and barriers for our community members.

    Through self-assessment and facilitated activities, participants gain increased understanding of their personal background and perspective on the implications of how their experience affects how they think and react to others from different backgrounds.

    Organizations discover the value of practicing a more open and inclusive mindset into day-to-day operations

    Session Agenda -

    9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    "Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part I: Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias"

    ·         Define cultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence
    ·         Identify issues of equality vs. equity
    ·         Recognize the influence of “isms” in our communication
    ·         Recognize privilege and bias
    ·         Identify ways to bridge barriers

    “Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part II: Steps to Overcoming Barriers"

    ·         Where do you stand on the continuum of awareness?
    ·         Addressing micro-aggression's
    ·         Recognizing unconscious bias
    ·         Using tools to enhance communication and understanding

    Having a better understanding of ourselves, our colleagues, and our clientele will lead to more cohesion and greater effectiveness in our interactions. With improved communication and understanding, staff will be better equipped to adjust expectations and connect in a more productive manner with others.


    Additional information-

    • You will need video and audio in order to benefit from and  participate fully with the other attendees.
    • Please be camera ready, we will ask you to share your cameras during the presentation and to join our break-out room sessions.
    • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early as these sessions will need to start on-time to get in the full content.  
    • Due to the group-work required at these sessions each workshop requires a minimum of 12 participants. Please commit to this time once registered for full benefit of this learning. *These sessions are not recorded and shared.

     _____________________________________________________________ 

    Cost/s: Thank you to the generous sponsors who have made this workshop available at no-cost: 

    No event is free. There are always a great deal of resources, time, money and energy invested. "No shows" may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ~ Cross-Cultural Conversations Cancellation and Refund For paid events Policy ~

    CCC is committed to delivering high quality, professional development opportunities. This refund and cancellation policy accommodates the minimum time required to prepare for workshops and training's -including the cost of materials, content development, food and refreshments if applicable, and room accommodations.

    As a nonprofit, we keep the fees for programs as low as possible. Absorbing the cost of late cancellations would ultimately increase the price of Cross-Cultural Conversations programs.

    Credit Policy

    A registrant who provides notice more than 48 hours before the start of the session will automatically receive a check refund or credit to be used exclusively for a CCC workshop.  No cash refunds will be given.  

    No credits will be issued with less than a 48 hour notice. 

    Right to Cancel

    CCC reserves the right to cancel any workshop. If a cancellation occurs, registrants will receive a full refund or a credit towards another CCC workshop.

    If you need assistance with a cancellation or a change in your registration, or if you are interested in bringing this important work to your organization,  please email Tracey@NonprofNetwork.org or call our office at 517-796-4750.


    Facilitated By— 

    Contact Sharon today

    Emma Leriche
    Facilitator

    Emma is part of the Administration support, Spanish interpreter and member of the Child welfare Anti-racism Team for The Department of Health and Human Services in Jackson County. Her role assisting clients allows her to relate effectively with people from different ethnic backgrounds and cultures.

    Emma’s mission inspires and supports Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through all her functions in the Department and the community. Read more HERE


    Martha York
    Facilitator

    Martha York is the Community Education Coordinator for Region 2 Area Agency on Aging. As a Master Trainer for numerous Evidence-Based Programs, Martha is skilled at facilitating groups and laying out a safe platform that encourages open expression of personal ideas and experiences. She is a licensed Social Worker who has worked for over 30 years with individuals and families coping with trauma, crisis, and chronic illnesses, encouraging them to strive to live well despite challenging circumstances. Read more HERE


    Marie Bonkowski
    Facilitator

    Marie Bonkowski is recently retired from her position as the Director of Student Affairs at Baker College of Jackson. She was a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council of the Baker College System and the majority of her 20 plus years at Baker was in the position of Dean of Health Sciences. Read more HERE


    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may record video or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.

    • Wednesday, October 13, 2021
    • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 23
    Register

    FRED Leadership | Join Our Community of Inspiring Leaders

    Many nonprofit organizations are reviewing their internal systems and working to become not only inclusive organizations, but anti-racist organizations.  

    Conversations with Community Leaders is a new series in 2021 for those seeking tangible and tactical strategies to transform their organizations into inclusive and welcoming spaces.

    This space will provide a place to share lessons, how to examine and deconstruct and replace with new systems, and guide and encourage peer coaching to overcome barriers and frustrations.

    These 5 sessions will be interactive.  Please come willing to share and engage in conversation.  

    • April 22nd, 2021
    • June 16th, 2021
    • August 11th, 2021 
    • October 13th, 2021 with Regina Pinney, ED and Kim Bishop NN's board member
    • December 8th, 2021

    Have a topic you'd like to discuss? Email us at;  Info@Nonprofnetwork.org


    Join us for these visionary sessions at no-cost, thanks to our partner 

    Mission: To inspire us to come together in creative and freely expressed ways to deepen our understanding of ourselves and enrich our communities.

     __________________________________________________________________________________

    Facilitated by ~ Regina Pinney, ED & Katena Cain, PhD.


     _________________________________________________________________________________

    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may record, video or photograph public events. Recordings, videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.


    • Thursday, October 14, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 21
    Register


    The Cross-Cultural Conversations Council invites community members to attend this important training to learn about, uncover, and address systemic racism, biases and barriers for our community members.

    Through self-assessment and facilitated activities, participants gain increased understanding of their personal background and perspective on the implications of how their experience affects how they think and react to others from different backgrounds.

    Organizations discover the value of practicing a more open and inclusive mindset into day-to-day operations

    Session Agenda -  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    "Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part I: Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias"

    ·         Define cultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence
    ·         Identify issues of equality vs. equity
    ·         Recognize the influence of “isms” in our communication
    ·         Recognize privilege and bias
    ·         Identify ways to bridge barriers

    “Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part II: Steps to Overcoming Barriers"

    ·         Where do you stand on the continuum of awareness?
    ·         Addressing micro-aggression's
    ·         Recognizing unconscious bias
    ·         Using tools to enhance communication and understanding

    Having a better understanding of ourselves, our colleagues, and our clientele will lead to more cohesion and greater effectiveness in our interactions. With improved communication and understanding, staff will be better equipped to adjust expectations and connect in a more productive manner with others.


    Additional information-

    • You will need video and audio in order to benefit from and  participate fully with the other attendees.
    • Please be camera ready, we will ask you to share your cameras during the presentation and to join our break-out room sessions.
    • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early as these sessions will need to start on-time to get in the full content.  
    • Due to the group-work required at these sessions each workshop requires a minimum of 12 participants. Please commit to this time once registered for full benefit of this learning. *These sessions are not recorded and shared.

     _____________________________________________________________ 

    Cost/s: Thank you to the generous sponsors who have made this workshop available at no-cost: 

    No event is free. There are always a great deal of resources, time, money and energy invested. "No shows" may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ~ Cross-Cultural Conversations Cancellation and Refund For paid events Policy ~

    CCC is committed to delivering high quality, professional development opportunities. This refund and cancellation policy accommodates the minimum time required to prepare for workshops and training's -including the cost of materials, content development, food and refreshments if applicable, and room accommodations.

    As a nonprofit, we keep the fees for programs as low as possible. Absorbing the cost of late cancellations would ultimately increase the price of Cross-Cultural Conversations programs.

    Credit Policy

    A registrant who provides notice more than 48 hours before the start of the session will automatically receive a check refund or credit to be used exclusively for a CCC workshop.  No cash refunds will be given.  

    No credits will be issued with less than a 48 hour notice. 

    Right to Cancel

    CCC reserves the right to cancel any workshop. If a cancellation occurs, registrants will receive a full refund or a credit towards another CCC workshop.

    If you need assistance with a cancellation or a change in your registration, or if you are interested in bringing this important work to your organization,  please email Tracey@NonprofNetwork.org or call our office at 517-796-4750.


    Facilitated By— 

    Contact Sharon today

    Emma Leriche
    Facilitator

    Emma is part of the Administration support, Spanish interpreter and member of the Child welfare Anti-racism Team for The Department of Health and Human Services in Jackson County. Her role assisting clients allows her to relate effectively with people from different ethnic backgrounds and cultures.

    Emma’s mission inspires and supports Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through all her functions in the Department and the community. Read more HERE


    Martha York
    Facilitator

    Martha York is the Community Education Coordinator for Region 2 Area Agency on Aging. As a Master Trainer for numerous Evidence-Based Programs, Martha is skilled at facilitating groups and laying out a safe platform that encourages open expression of personal ideas and experiences. She is a licensed Social Worker who has worked for over 30 years with individuals and families coping with trauma, crisis, and chronic illnesses, encouraging them to strive to live well despite challenging circumstances. Read more HERE


    Marie Bonkowski
    Facilitator

    Marie Bonkowski is recently retired from her position as the Director of Student Affairs at Baker College of Jackson. She was a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council of the Baker College System and the majority of her 20 plus years at Baker was in the position of Dean of Health Sciences. Read more HERE


    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may record video or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.

    • Friday, October 15, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 38
    Register


    THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.

    Jackson County DHHS, and Family Services and Children's Aid invite you to attend this FREE training for community members who support those that may have experienced childhood trauma.

    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood. ACEs can include violence, abuse, and growing up in a family with mental health or substance use problems. Toxic stress from ACEs can change brain development and affect how the body responds to stress. ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood. However, ACEs can be prevented.

    Session Agenda:

    • Neuroscience and how Trauma Affects the Brain
    • Epigenetics—History and Trauma
    • Adverse Childhood Experiences
    • Resilience and Positive Childhood Experiences

    Preventing ACEs can help children and adults thrive. The science and research show that children who high ACEs, may face a life of risky health and social behaviors, chronic health conditions and even early death, without intervention. This session will educate on ACEs and how each of us can make a difference moving forward.

    **We would like everyone to be aware that this session will provide education on childhood trauma and doing this also requires that we each think back to our own childhoods.  This may cause stress or trigger some memories and feelings that are difficult.  The presenters will also speak to this at the beginning of the workshop. 


    Facilitated by Zoe Lyons, Director Jackson County DHHS & Bob Powell, CEO Family Service and Children's Aid

       

     -----------------------------------------------

    This presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) will educate the audience on how ACEs affect our population. The presentation also includes information on brain development, epigenetics, ACEs, potential interventions, and how to build resilience in the lives of our children and our communities.


    • Monday, October 18, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom -Colombia Central Staff
    • 23
    Register


    The Cross-Cultural Conversations Council invites community members to attend this important training to learn about, uncover, and address systemic racism, biases and barriers for our community members.

    Through self-assessment and facilitated activities, participants gain increased understanding of their personal background and perspective on the implications of how their experience affects how they think and react to others from different backgrounds.

    Organizations discover the value of practicing a more open and inclusive mindset into day-to-day operations

    Session Agenda - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    "Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part I: Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias"

    ·         Define cultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence
    ·         Identify issues of equality vs. equity
    ·         Recognize the influence of “isms” in our communication
    ·         Recognize privilege and bias
    ·         Identify ways to bridge barriers

    “Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part II: Steps to Overcoming Barriers"

    ·         Where do you stand on the continuum of awareness?
    ·         Addressing micro-aggression's
    ·         Recognizing unconscious bias
    ·         Using tools to enhance communication and understanding

    Having a better understanding of ourselves, our colleagues, and our clientele will lead to more cohesion and greater effectiveness in our interactions. With improved communication and understanding, staff will be better equipped to adjust expectations and connect in a more productive manner with others.


    Additional information-

    • You will need video and audio in order to benefit from and  participate fully with the other attendees.
    • Please be camera ready, we will ask you to share your cameras during the presentation and to join our break-out room sessions.
    • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early as these sessions will need to start on-time to get in the full content.  
    • Due to the group-work required at these sessions each workshop requires a minimum of 12 participants. Please commit to this time once registered for full benefit of this learning.

    Cost/s: Thank you to the generous sponsors who have made this workshop available at no-cost: 

    No event is free. There are always a great deal of resources, time, money and energy invested. "No shows" may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ~ Cross-Cultural Conversations Cancellation and Refund For paid events Policy ~

    CCC is committed to delivering high quality, professional development opportunities. This refund and cancellation policy accommodates the minimum time required to prepare for workshops and training's -including the cost of materials, content development, food and refreshments if applicable, and room accommodations.

    As a nonprofit, we keep the fees for programs as low as possible. Absorbing the cost of late cancellations would ultimately increase the price of Cross-Cultural Conversations programs.

    Credit Policy

    A registrant who provides notice more than 48 hours before the start of the session will automatically receive a check refund or credit to be used exclusively for a CCC workshop.  No cash refunds will be given.  

    No credits will be issued with less than a 48 hour notice. 

    Right to Cancel

    CCC reserves the right to cancel any workshop. If a cancellation occurs, registrants will receive a full refund or a credit towards another CCC workshop.

    If you need assistance with a cancellation or a change in your registration, or if you are interested in bringing this important work to your organization,  please email Tracey@NonprofNetwork.org or call our office at 517-796-4750.


    Facilitated By— 

    Marie Bonkowski
    Facilitator

    Marie Bonkowski is recently retired from her position as the Director of Student Affairs at Baker College of Jackson. She was a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council of the Baker College System and the majority of her 20 plus years at Baker was in the position of Dean of Health Sciences.

    Prior to moving to Onsted, Michigan, Marie was a respiratory therapist and worked at Sinai Hospital in Detroit.  Through her experiences at the college, in the health care setting and in the community, Marie has discovered much about the disparities that exist in the education, health and social systems in our community and nation.  She has learned how her own biases have affected her interactions with others in past and not so past situations.  Marie is an enthusiastic facilitator of the Cross-Cultural Conversations Training.  Her goal is to provide information and a safe environment for participants to begin conversations that lead to understanding biases and disparities in their own lives and in their communities. She looks forward to providing awareness and some tools for carrying on these sometimes difficult conversations.


    Shalanda Hunt
    Facilitator

    Shalanda is widely known for her exceptional ability to establish trust when interacting with diverse populations.  She is deeply committed to and passionate about being a catalyst for positive change. Her efforts focus on empowering others to challenge their personal biases and understanding about diversity, equity and inclusion through authentic engagement.

    Shalanda serves as the Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative Coordinator (MYOI), with the Department of Health and Human Services, in Jackson County. She has been employed with the State of Michigan since 2011. Shalanda also maintains employment as a Youth Specialist, at the Jackson County Youth Center since 2003. In her current roles, she works closely with teens, providing independent living skills and mentor-ship. 

    She has an extensive background working in a variety of social work specialties, such as child welfare, juvenile justice, youth development, community networking, and is an advocate for teen mothers and survivors of domestic violence. 

    She is a graduate of Siena Heights University with a bachelor’s in criminal justice and is pursuing a master’s in social work. Her experience is not limited to adolescence but extends to training.


    Contact Sharon todayEmma Leriche
    Facilitator

    Emma is part of the Administration support, Spanish interpreter and member of the Child welfare Anti-racism Team for The Department of Health and Human Services in Jackson County. Her role assisting clients allows her to relate effectively with people from different ethnic backgrounds and cultures.

    Emma’s mission inspires and supports Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through all her functions in the Department and the community.

    As an Economist, she believes that discrimination can lead to an inefficient economy. For this reason, she believes working on recognizing, appreciating and valuing individual differences will build a stronger and more efficient community.

    Emma has a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a specialty in Finance. She is also, a facilitator and student of Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-racism workshops. The most recent one she attended is ERACCE (Eliminating Racism and Creating/Celebrating Equity).


    Edwin Payne
    Facilitator

    Edwin is a facilitative leader known for his ability to promote vulnerability with in groups while kindly holding members accountable. He is a great listener who is able to discern and hear the underlying meaning or messages in group conversations. Having had the opportunity to live in multiple cultures beginning at an early age, Edwin has developed a sincere passion for all peoples. He is excellent at using a lighted hearted joyfulness and asking quality questions to move groups towards common goals.

    Edwin has provided coaching, consultation, and counseling to various groups and organizations with the goal of building self-sufficiency and community capacity for the development of healthy communities. His facilitative experiences over the past 12 years include work with community mental health, higher education, and child welfare among others. 

    Edwin holds an MA in counseling from Lincoln Christian Seminary. He went on to earn an MS in Community, Agriculture, Recreation, and Resource Studies from Michigan State University because he values the impact of communities and systems on the well-being of individuals. Edwin is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Michigan and serves as the Clinical Director of Jackson Counseling for WellBeing along with facilitating Cross-Cultural Conversations.



    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may record video or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.

    • Thursday, November 11, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom MI Residents Only
    Register


    Bridges Out of Poverty is a comprehensive approach to understanding the dimensions of poverty and its impact. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies for a community to alleviate poverty.

    If your business, agency, church, or organization works with people from under-served communities, a deeper understanding of their challenges and strengths can help you to effectively partner with them to create opportunities for success.

    This Bridges Out of Poverty follow up session will provide strategies, deepen your learning, and guide you to put into practice what you learned in Session #1.

    Please join us to learn more about how you can better serve your community as we review research, examine theories of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure, and language.

    Session Content:

    This 4 hour session will provide participants an opportunity to develop strategies and foster a greater awareness of the impact of generational and situational poverty on those you serve. Agenda items will include the following:

    • Session #1 Recap
    • Success Stories – How have you used the information learned in Session #1?
    • Additional Bridges Out of Poverty Concepts
    • Institutional Barriers – What barriers exist in your organization?
    • Changing Systems – How can your leverage your barriers and create opportunities?
    • Action Planning and Wrap Up

    "Bridges Out of Poverty is a powerful tool designed specifically for social, health, and legal services professionals. It reaches out to the millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty." (Aha Process) Additional Info: What is Bridges Out of Poverty?

    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone who lives, works and/or serves the Jackson MI and surrounding areas. Has attended Session #1 and has a general interest in growing your Bridges Out of Poverty awareness. 

    This retreat will primarily focus on your successes, and Institutional and Community change as well  as strategies to move this work forward in your organization.

    A common outcome of this session are attendants bringing their learning and strategies back to their organization and to begin a process for implementation.


    Presented in Partnership with:

    General Registration: $99 

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

    ________________________________________________________________________________

    Facilitator -

    Learn more about Katena

    Dr. Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant


    Katena loves to engage her audience. She has facilitated hundreds of workshops and easily connects with each participant.  She uses cognitive questions to help people customize information and then connect that information to their specific circumstances. People appreciate how approachable and relatable Katena is and how she creates comfortable spaces for honest conversation and impactful discussions. Read more about Katena HERE

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may videotape or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.



    • Wednesday, November 17, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 49
    Register

    About the CDC-Kaiser ACE Study |Violence Prevention|Injury Center|CDC

    THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.

    Jackson County DHHS, and Family Services and Children's Aid invite you to attend this FREE training for community members who support those that may have experienced childhood trauma.

    Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood. ACEs can include violence, abuse, and growing up in a family with mental health or substance use problems. Toxic stress from ACEs can change brain development and affect how the body responds to stress. ACEs are linked to chronic health problems, mental illness, and substance misuse in adulthood. However, ACEs can be prevented.

    Session Agenda:

    • Neuroscience and how Trauma Affects the Brain
    • Epigenetics—History and Trauma
    • Adverse Childhood Experiences
    • Resilience and Positive Childhood Experiences

    Preventing ACEs can help children and adults thrive. The science and research show that children who high ACEs, may face a life of risky health and social behaviors, chronic health conditions and even early death, without intervention. This session will educate on ACEs and how each of us can make a difference moving forward.

    **We would like everyone to be aware that this session will provide education on childhood trauma and doing this also requires that we each think back to our own childhoods.  This may cause stress or trigger some memories and feelings that are difficult.  The presenters will also speak to this at the beginning of the workshop. 


    Facilitated by Zoe Lyons, Director Jackson County DHHS & Bob Powell, CEO Family Service and Children's Aid

       

     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    This presentation onAdverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) will educate the audience on how ACEs affect our population. The presentation also includes information on brain development, epigenetics, ACEs, potential interventions, and how to build resilience in the lives of our children and our communities.


    • Thursday, November 18, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 11
    Register

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    Moving from Unconscious Bias toward Courageous Conversations in the Workplace

    All organizations are faced with the critical responsibility of acknowledging and disrupting bias. The first portion of this workshop will begin by establishing an understanding of how bias affects decision-making and explores the impact of three kinds of bias that impact selection processes:

    • implicit or unconscious bias
    • cultural bias
    • systems bias

    The second portion of this workshop will be focused on the fundamentals to building the capacity within organizations to have more meaningful dialogue about race, gender equity, cultural differences, privilege and power.

    Appropriate for all nonprofit staff and board.


    *PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH 


    Cost/s: 
    Nonprofit Network Members - $25.00 
    Guest of Members - $15
    Nonmembers - $45.00
    Additional registrants from same non-member organization - $30.00

     _______________________________________________________________________

    Facilitated by:

    Katena Cain, PhD.
    Nonprofit Management Consultant

    Katena loves to engage her audience. She has facilitated hundreds of workshops and easily connects with each participant.  She uses cognitive questions to help people customize information and then connect that information to their specific circumstances. People appreciate how approachable and relatable Katena is and how she creates comfortable spaces for honest conversation and impactful discussions. Read more about Katena HERE


    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may record, video or photograph public events. Recordings, videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.

    • Tuesday, November 23, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 14
    Register


    The Cross-Cultural Conversations Council invites community members to attend this important training to learn about, uncover, and address systemic racism, biases and barriers for our community members.

    Through self-assessment and facilitated activities, participants gain increased understanding of their personal background and perspective on the implications of how their experience affects how they think and react to others from different backgrounds.

    Organizations discover the value of practicing a more open and inclusive mindset into day-to-day operations

    Session Agenda -  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    "Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part I: Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias"

    ·         Define cultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence
    ·         Identify issues of equality vs. equity
    ·         Recognize the influence of “isms” in our communication
    ·         Recognize privilege and bias
    ·         Identify ways to bridge barriers

    “Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part II: Steps to Overcoming Barriers"

    ·         Where do you stand on the continuum of awareness?
    ·         Addressing micro-aggression's
    ·         Recognizing unconscious bias
    ·         Using tools to enhance communication and understanding

    Having a better understanding of ourselves, our colleagues, and our clientele will lead to more cohesion and greater effectiveness in our interactions. With improved communication and understanding, staff will be better equipped to adjust expectations and connect in a more productive manner with others.


    Additional information-

    • You will need video and audio in order to benefit from and  participate fully with the other attendees.
    • Please be camera ready, we will ask you to share your cameras during the presentation and to join our break-out room sessions.
    • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early as these sessions will need to start on-time to get in the full content.  
    • Due to the group-work required at these sessions each workshop requires a minimum of 12 participants. Please commit to this time once registered for full benefit of this learning. *These sessions are not recorded and shared.

     _____________________________________________________________ 

    Cost/s: Thank you to the generous sponsors who have made this workshop available at no-cost: 

    No event is free. There are always a great deal of resources, time, money and energy invested. "No shows" may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    ~ Cross-Cultural Conversations Cancellation and Refund For paid events Policy ~

    CCC is committed to delivering high quality, professional development opportunities. This refund and cancellation policy accommodates the minimum time required to prepare for workshops and training's -including the cost of materials, content development, food and refreshments if applicable, and room accommodations.

    As a nonprofit, we keep the fees for programs as low as possible. Absorbing the cost of late cancellations would ultimately increase the price of Cross-Cultural Conversations programs.

    Credit Policy

    A registrant who provides notice more than 48 hours before the start of the session will automatically receive a check refund or credit to be used exclusively for a CCC workshop.  No cash refunds will be given.  

    No credits will be issued with less than a 48 hour notice. 

    Right to Cancel

    CCC reserves the right to cancel any workshop. If a cancellation occurs, registrants will receive a full refund or a credit towards another CCC workshop.

    If you need assistance with a cancellation or a change in your registration, or if you are interested in bringing this important work to your organization,  please email Tracey@NonprofNetwork.org or call our office at 517-796-4750.


    Facilitated By— 

    Martha York
    Facilitator

    Martha York is the Community Education Coordinator for Region 2 Area Agency on Aging. As a Master Trainer for numerous Evidence-Based Programs, Martha is skilled at facilitating groups and laying out a safe platform that encourages open expression of personal ideas and experiences. She is a licensed Social Worker who has worked for over 30 years with individuals and families coping with trauma, crisis, and chronic illnesses, encouraging them to strive to live well despite challenging circumstances. Read more HERE


    Marie Bonkowski
    Facilitator

    Marie Bonkowski is recently retired from her position as the Director of Student Affairs at Baker College of Jackson. She was a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council of the Baker College System and the majority of her 20 plus years at Baker was in the position of Dean of Health Sciences. Read more HERE


    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may record video or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.

    • Friday, December 17, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 14
    Register


    The Cross-Cultural Conversations Council invites community members to attend this important training to learn about, uncover, and address systemic racism, biases and barriers for our community members.

    Through self-assessment and facilitated activities, participants gain increased understanding of their personal background and perspective on the implications of how their experience affects how they think and react to others from different backgrounds.

    Organizations discover the value of practicing a more open and inclusive mindset into day-to-day operations

    Session Agenda -  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    "Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part I: Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias"

    ·         Define cultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence
    ·         Identify issues of equality vs. equity
    ·         Recognize the influence of “isms” in our communication
    ·         Recognize privilege and bias
    ·         Identify ways to bridge barriers

    “Cross-Cultural Conversations, Part II: Steps to Overcoming Barriers"

    ·         Where do you stand on the continuum of awareness?
    ·         Addressing micro-aggression's
    ·         Recognizing unconscious bias
    ·         Using tools to enhance communication and understanding

    Having a better understanding of ourselves, our colleagues, and our clientele will lead to more cohesion and greater effectiveness in our interactions. With improved communication and understanding, staff will be better equipped to adjust expectations and connect in a more productive manner with others.


    Additional information-

    • You will need video and audio in order to benefit from and  participate fully with the other attendees.
    • Please be camera ready, we will ask you to share your cameras during the presentation and to join our break-out room sessions.
    • Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early as these sessions will need to start on-time to get in the full content.  
    • Due to the group-work required at these sessions each workshop requires a minimum of 12 participants. Please commit to this time once registered for full benefit of this learning. *These sessions are not recorded and shared.

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    Cost/s: Thank you to the generous sponsors who have made this workshop available at no-cost: 

    No event is free. There are always a great deal of resources, time, money and energy invested. "No shows" may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.

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    ~ Cross-Cultural Conversations Cancellation and Refund For paid events Policy ~

    CCC is committed to delivering high quality, professional development opportunities. This refund and cancellation policy accommodates the minimum time required to prepare for workshops and training's -including the cost of materials, content development, food and refreshments if applicable, and room accommodations.

    As a nonprofit, we keep the fees for programs as low as possible. Absorbing the cost of late cancellations would ultimately increase the price of Cross-Cultural Conversations programs.

    Credit Policy

    A registrant who provides notice more than 48 hours before the start of the session will automatically receive a check refund or credit to be used exclusively for a CCC workshop.  No cash refunds will be given.  

    No credits will be issued with less than a 48 hour notice. 

    Right to Cancel

    CCC reserves the right to cancel any workshop. If a cancellation occurs, registrants will receive a full refund or a credit towards another CCC workshop.

    If you need assistance with a cancellation or a change in your registration, or if you are interested in bringing this important work to your organization,  please email Tracey@NonprofNetwork.org or call our office at 517-796-4750.


    Facilitated By— 

    Martha York
    Facilitator

    Martha York is the Community Education Coordinator for Region 2 Area Agency on Aging. As a Master Trainer for numerous Evidence-Based Programs, Martha is skilled at facilitating groups and laying out a safe platform that encourages open expression of personal ideas and experiences. She is a licensed Social Worker who has worked for over 30 years with individuals and families coping with trauma, crisis, and chronic illnesses, encouraging them to strive to live well despite challenging circumstances. Read more HERE


    Marie Bonkowski
    Facilitator

    Marie Bonkowski is recently retired from her position as the Director of Student Affairs at Baker College of Jackson. She was a member of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council of the Baker College System and the majority of her 20 plus years at Baker was in the position of Dean of Health Sciences. Read more HERE


    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may record video or photograph public events. Videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.

    • Thursday, February 17, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom Online (*Registration closes 2/15)
    • 24
    Register

    Improving Your Team and Leadership Capacity
    *This Introductory Session Sponsored by Nonprofit Network

    Sometimes the difficult part about being part of a team or being a team leader is helping people learn to work together. A group of diverse people coming together to work on complex tasks and problems sounds ideal - until that group is frustrated, at odds and struggling to actually get anything accomplished.

    The more you understand peoples (and your own) work styles, work preferences, ways to process and communicate information, the better you can assist the team in being effective and most importantly reduce conflict and stress. 

    The introductory DiSC® assessment process helps to identify and understand communication and conflict styles, how people react under stress or frustration, what motivates – or de-motivates and engages people. The strengths and weaknesses of the team are keys to a thriving and enjoyable culture and working effectively and productively. 

    DiSC®? What is that? 

    DiSC® is a personal development learning experience that measures preferences and tendencies. This simple yet powerful model describes four basic styles. An assessment tool (taken prior to the workshop) will allow participants to receive personalized insights that will deepen understanding of self and others.  Additionally, the personalized insights share strategies for working with other Styles. The result creates opportunities to have a more engaged, collaborative workforce that can spark meaningful culture improvement in your organization—whether your workforce is remote, in the office, or somewhere in between. 

    In this workshop we will: 

    • Provide you with your personal DISC assessment results.
    • Learn about different Styles and the DiSC system.
    • Discuss how different Styles interact with each other and how that interaction impacts organizational culture

    Who would benefit most? 

    Anyone in a leadership position or anyone who supervises other people. Anyone who wants to understand themselves and others better.  Anyone seeking to create a more inclusive workplace (learning how to work with people different than yourself is a critical function. A common outcome of this introductory session is attendants bringing their learning back to their organization and advocate for an org only presentation, which allows time to sufficiently review your own organization.

    (This Workshop requires 30 minutes of pre-work completed 2 days before the workshop. Register soon to get your link to complete your DISC assessment. For this reason, registration will close Tuesday February 15th, 2022 at 10:00 am

    Costs: $75 per attendee which includes your personal assessment


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    Everything DiSC® is a personal development learning experience that measures preferences and tendencies based on the DiSC® model. This simple yet powerful model describes four basic styles: D, i, S, and C, and serves as the foundation for the Everything DiSC Application Suite. Participants receive personalized insights that deepen their understanding of self and others, making workplace interactions more enjoyable and effective.

    The result is a more engaged, collaborative workforce that can spark meaningful culture improvement in your organization—whether your workforce is remote, in the office, or somewhere in between.

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    Facilitated by - 

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    Regina empowers people with knowledge and information, creating opportunities to build people’s strength and self-sufficiency. She rarely removes her coaching hat and loves to see people shift their perspectives. She connects every “what” with a “why” to ensure that you not only have a recipe for success but also understand how to use every ingredient for success in multiple ways. People enjoy that she is straightforward and provides impactful examples that allow people to apply the knowledge. Read more about Regina HERE


    Sharon Castle
    Capacity Builder

    Sharon has been providing nonprofit leaders designs for success for over thirty years. She brings lessons lived and learned, a proven wealth of knowledge and an overflowing toolbox that she enthusiastically offers to her audience. Being an excellent listener, she deeply understands the issues facing today’s leaders. She is committed to sharing her craft and passion. People always comment how quickly the time passes with Sharon and wish for more. Read more about Sharon HERE


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    Please Note: Nonprofit Network may record, video or photograph public events. Recordings, videos and photos are used solely for the promotional purposes of Nonprofit Network. Nonprofit Network will regard as confidential all non-public information obtained during the course of its professional assignments. Information given in a public setting has no expectation of confidentiality.


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