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Bridges Out of Poverty offers a new way to view the issue of poverty through the Triple Lens approach: 1) Individual, 2) Community, and 3) Structural/Policy.  This framework offers tools and resources that equip you to

  • Redesign programs to better serve people you work with 
  • Build skill sets for management to help guide employees 
  • Upgrade training for front-line staff like receptionists, case workers, and managers
  • Improve treatment outcomes in health care and behavioral health care
  • Increase the likelihood of moving from welfare to work.

Public Workshops:

Upcoming Sessions

    • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Room 205, 200 Building // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI 49202
    • 25



    Bring your own lunch and join us as we introduce you to Bridges Out of Poverty. This  2-hour introduction will review the basic terms and context of the powerful framework that is transforming individuals, organizations, and communities!



    What is Bridges Out of Poverty?


    "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)


    Bridges is not a program. It is a research-based framework of concepts, tools, and resources that equip people to reconsider how they approach their clients, their constituents, their neighbors, and their community.


    To comprehensively address the issue of poverty, we must look at it through three lenses: Individual, Institutional, and Community. This Triple Lens approach provides a comprehensive perspective on how we as individuals, organizations, and communities can eliminate poverty.


    Session Content 

    This 2-hour lunch-and-learn is a basic introduction to the Bridges out of Poverty material. It will briefly review the Key Points and Constructs of Bridges Out of Poverty and define the terms that are more deeply explored in 4-hour, full day, and multi-day sessions.


    Bridges Out of Poverty is large framework, rich with resources and an amazing depth of content.  It takes a great deal of time to fully cover all of that material through the Triple Lens approach. The greatest level of change happens with the multi-day and full-day sessions. We know, however, that it’s not easy to commit the time required to attend a full day in a workshop.  


    We therefore offer this 2-hour session to give you the opportunity to learn a little more about Bridges Out of Poverty so you can make an informed decision about which session you or your colleagues should attend.


    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone who is unfamiliar with Bridges Out of Poverty and wants more information before attending a session.


    Please note that this is not a substitute for the 4-hour Bridges session. This session will help attendants decide if they (or their colleagues) should attend a 4-hour session or if they should have the full-day/multi-day session brought directly to their organization.  





    Thank you to our generous sponsors!







    Facilitator


    Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant


    Learn more about Katena

    Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she is skilled in cognitive coaching, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer and is a co-creator of a statewide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity toolkit. Additionally, Katena specializes in leadership and team development, board governance, strategic planning and communication. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams and organizations can transform and shift old ways of doing things.


    At Nonprofit Network, Katena’s ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services. Her training, coaching and consulting services have been experienced with rave reviews by leaders in Michigan’s nonprofit sector.



    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.
    • Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Room 1027/1028, Welcome Center // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road // Jackson, MI

    What is Bridges Out of Poverty?


    "Bridges Out of Poverty is a powerful tool designed specifically for social, health, and legal services professionals. It reaches out to the million

    s of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty." (Aha Process)


    Bridges is not a program. It is a research-based framework of concepts, tools, and resources that equip people to reconsider how they approach their clients, their constituents, their neighbors, and their community.


    To comprehensively address the issue of poverty, we must look at it through three lenses: Individual, Institutional, and Community. This Triple Lens approach provides a comprehensive perspective on how we as individuals, organizations, and communities can eliminate poverty.


    Session Content 

    This 4-hour overview seminar aims to help you think critically about your role to comprehensively address poverty. Its emphasis will be on the lens of the Individual and will introduce the following content:

    • Key Points and Constructs of Bridges
    • Mental Models of Economic Class
    • Hidden Rules
    • Resources

    Bridges Out of Poverty is large framework, rich with resources and an amazing depth of content.  It takes a great deal of time to fully cover all of that material through the Triple Lens approach. The greatest level of change happens with the multi-day and full-day sessions. We know, however, that it’s simply not possible for many people to spend a full day in a workshop.  


    We therefore offer this 4-hour session that condenses the Bridges material to an overview of its most critical elements.  


    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone who has a general interest in Bridges Out of Poverty. It will primarily focus on the Individual Lens and will motivate attendants to pursue Institutional and Community change as well  


    A common outcome of this session  is attendants bringing their learning back to their organization and advocate for a full or multi-day training, which allows time to sufficiently explore the Triple Lens approach. 




    General Registration: $49.00

    Reduced from $99.00 thanks to our Bridges Out of Poverty sponsors!



    Friends of United Way of Jackson: FREE

    Contact astoner@uwjackson.org for more information



    Complimentary soup and salad dinner are included with your registration



    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy



    Thank you to the generous sponsors who have dramatically reduced the registration cost for Bridges Out of Poverty: Community Sessions






    Facilitator


    Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant


    Learn more about Katena

    Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she is skilled in cognitive coaching, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer and is a co-creator of a statewide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity toolkit. Additionally, Katena specializes in leadership and team development, board governance, strategic planning and communication. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams and organizations can transform and shift old ways of doing things.


    At Nonprofit Network, Katena’s ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services. Her training, coaching and consulting services have been experienced with rave reviews by leaders in Michigan’s nonprofit sector.



    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.
    • Friday, January 26, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Room 1024, Welcome Center // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Springport Road, Jackson, MI 49202

    What is Bridges Out of Poverty?


    "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)


    Bridges is not a program. It is a research-based framework of concepts, tools, and resources that equip people to reconsider how they approach their clients, their constituents, their neighbors, and their community.


    To comprehensively address the issue of poverty, we must look at it through three lenses: Individual, Institutional, and Community. This Triple Lens approach provides a comprehensive perspective on how we as individuals, organizations, and communities can eliminate poverty.


    Session Content 

    This 4-hour overview seminar aims to help you think critically about your role to comprehensively address poverty. Its emphasis will be on the lens of the Individual and will introduce the following content:

    • Key Points and Constructs of Bridges
    • Mental Models of Economic Class
    • Hidden Rules
    • Resources

    Bridges Out of Poverty is large framework, rich with resources and an amazing depth of content.  It takes a great deal of time to fully cover all of that material through the Triple Lens approach. The greatest level of change happens with the multi-day and full-day sessions. We know, however, that it’s simply not possible for many people to spend a full day in a workshop.  


    We therefore offer this 4-hour session that condenses the Bridges material to an overview of its most critical elements.  


    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone who has a general interest in Bridges Out of Poverty. It will primarily focus on the Individual Lens and will motivate attendants to pursue Institutional and Community change as well  


    A common outcome of this session  is attendants bringing their learning back to their organization and advocate for a full or multi-day training, which allows time to sufficiently explore the Triple Lens approach. 



    General Registration: $49.00 

    Reduced from $99.00 thanks to our Bridges Out of Poverty sponsors!



    Friends of United Way of Jackson: FREE

    Contact astoner@uwjackson.org for more information



    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy



    Thank you to the generous sponsors who have dramatically reduced the registration cost for Bridges Out of Poverty: Community Sessions






    Facilitator


    Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant


    Learn more about Katena

    Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she is skilled in cognitive coaching, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer and is a co-creator of a statewide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity toolkit. Additionally, Katena specializes in leadership and team development, board governance, strategic planning and communication. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams and organizations can transform and shift old ways of doing things.


    At Nonprofit Network, Katena’s ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services. Her training, coaching and consulting services have been experienced with rave reviews by leaders in Michigan’s nonprofit sector.



    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.
    • Thursday, March 08, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Jackson, MI

    What is Bridges Out of Poverty?


    "Bridges Out of Poverty is a powerful tool designed specifically for social, health, and legal services professionals. It reaches out to the million

    s of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with the lives of people in poverty." (Aha Process)


    Bridges is not a program. It is a research-based framework of concepts, tools, and resources that equip people to reconsider how they approach their clients, their constituents, their neighbors, and their community.


    To comprehensively address the issue of poverty, we must look at it through three lenses: Individual, Institutional, and Community. This Triple Lens approach provides a comprehensive perspective on how we as individuals, organizations, and communities can eliminate poverty.


    Session Content 

    This 4-hour overview seminar aims to help you think critically about your role to comprehensively address poverty. Its emphasis will be on the lens of the Individual and will introduce the following content:

    • Key Points and Constructs of Bridges
    • Mental Models of Economic Class
    • Hidden Rules
    • Resources

    Bridges Out of Poverty is large framework, rich with resources and an amazing depth of content.  It takes a great deal of time to fully cover all of that material through the Triple Lens approach. The greatest level of change happens with the multi-day and full-day sessions. We know, however, that it’s simply not possible for many people to spend a full day in a workshop.  


    We therefore offer this 4-hour session that condenses the Bridges material to an overview of its most critical elements.  


    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone who has a general interest in Bridges Out of Poverty. It will primarily focus on the Individual Lens and will motivate attendants to pursue Institutional and Community change as well  


    A common outcome of this session  is attendants bringing their learning back to their organization and advocate for a full or multi-day training, which allows time to sufficiently explore the Triple Lens approach. 




    General Registration: $49.00

    Reduced from $99.00 thanks to our Bridges Out of Poverty sponsors!



    Friends of United Way of Jackson: FREE

    Contact astoner@uwjackson.org for more information



    Complimentary soup and salad dinner are included with your registration



    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy



    Thank you to the generous sponsors who have dramatically reduced the registration cost for Bridges Out of Poverty: Community Sessions






    Facilitator


    Katena Cain, Nonprofit Management Consultant


    Learn more about Katena

    Katena is a professional consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. She is a management consultant with Nonprofit Network where she is skilled in cognitive coaching, is a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer and is a co-creator of a statewide Diversity, Inclusion and Equity toolkit. Additionally, Katena specializes in leadership and team development, board governance, strategic planning and communication. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams and organizations can transform and shift old ways of doing things.


    At Nonprofit Network, Katena’s ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services. Her training, coaching and consulting services have been experienced with rave reviews by leaders in Michigan’s nonprofit sector.



    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.


Interested in having your organization trained in Bridges Out of Poverty?









Nonprofit Network is recognized as a Local Authorized Consultant agency by 

Aha! Process, Inc., the owners of the Bridges Out of Poverty framework.  

Our certified trainers are available to host workshops and facilitate conversations using the Bridges model and framework.  


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