WORKSHOPS

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
    • Wednesday, April 08, 2020
    • 4 sessions
    • Nonprofit Network Office - Baker College Campus 2800 Springport Rd, Jackson MI 49202 (BLDG 200 behind DaVinci, we are the door on the right, look for our sign on the door)
    • 1


    Peer Coaching Groups - Overview

    Peer Coaching Groups are designed to facilitate goal-setting, coaching and action learning within a small group of peers. Each group member decides what real-world goal or issue they wish to address and their peers coach primarily through asking open-ended questions to expand the member’s thinking. Members commit to taking action between meetings and report on progress and lessons learned. Peer Coaching Groups follow a very structured process that ensures that members work on issues that matter most, get help the way they need it and apply what they have learned.

     

    Benefits

    ·         In addition to being coached, members develop core coaching skills

    ·         Through open-ended questions and limited advice, members are able to tap their own knowledge and that of their peers

    ·         Members work on real challenges or goals – the things that matter most here and now

    ·         Members make new connections, receive feedback and gain new perspectives

    ·         Members are accountable to take action, so they learn by doing

     Peer Coaching groups will be customized with no more than 8 people per group. 

    Groups will form based on the information provided during registration questions. 

    Each coaching session will last 2.5 hours. 

    Groups will meet for 7 sessions (1 Meet and Greet + 6 sessions) and this expands over 6-8 months.  Each group is facilitated by a Trained Cognitive Coach.  Participation cost is $600/person. 

    • Schedule - 7 sessions
    • #1 - Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
    • #2 - Wednesday, October 09, 2019, 2:00 PM 4:30 PM
    • #3 - Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 2:00 PM 4:30 PM
    • #4 - Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 2:00 PM 4:30 PM
    • #5 - Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 2:00 PM 4:30 PM
    • #6 -Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 2:00 PM 4:30 PM
    • #7 - Wednesday, April 08, 2020, 2:00 PM 4:30 PM
    • Location - Nonprofit Network Office - Baker College Campus 2800 Springport Rd, Jackson MI 49202 (BLDG 200 behind DaVinci, we are the door on the right, look for our sign on the door)

    COACH -

    Dr. 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.


    • Thursday, December 19, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Conference Room A/B // United Way Center // 536 N. Jackson // Jackson, MI 49201
    Register



    Join us for this quarterly networking and training opportunity to help anyone who is responsible for recruiting, training, managing and thanking volunteers.

    Bring your business cards so the networking can continue after the meeting!

    Designed for

    This session is appropriate for anyone involved in the recruitment, retention, and management of volunteers. 



    Facilitator

    Stephanie Schiro, Community Resource Associate, United Way of Jackson


    Stephanie joined the United Way of Jackson County in October of 2013 as the Community Resource Associate. She plans all United Way special events, is a board member on the Women's Leadership Council and maintains the Volunteer Portal. She graduated from Jackson College with her Associates in General Studies and later Spring Arbor University with her Bachelors in Social Work. Stephanie has been happily involved with volunteering her whole life. She has been involved with organizations such as KidsHope USA, 1208 Greenwood Church, and the Jackson County Freedom Coalition. Her work with the United Way's Volunteer Portal allows her to have a distinctive perspective on the relationship between the organization and the volunteer and in turn, ways to develop and maintain a healthy relationship between these two important entities.



    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, January 15, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Lower Level Community Room // Marshall Street Armory // 330 Marshall Street // Lansing MI 48912
    • 26
    Register

    Presented by Nonprofit Network 

    Description - 1 hour webinar

    Effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills are essential as well as valuable in the workplace. Understanding how to communicate effectively and how to resolve conflicts can lead to a more productive environment. It takes awareness, training and the know-how to apply proven techniques to all kinds of situations to be an effective communicator. 

    This workshop will be very interactive and will teach you how to choose and use the most appropriate words and emotional tone for every business interaction. You will gain insights into your communication style and into the styles of others, while building skills to clearly and effectively receive and transmit information, ideas, thoughts, feelings, and needs.

    Session Goals 

    This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the following:

    • Your own style of handling conflict and how those with other styles handle conflicts
    • Communicating and working effectively across multi-generational lines
    • The key principles of effective communication
    • Using communication skills to address conflict
    • The resources available to assist in resolving conflict 
    • The importance of perceptions 
    •  Applying good listening skills in order to communicate with diplomacy, tact and credibility
    • The impact of stress on communication

    Designed for

    This training, designed for those who want to learn how effective communication can reduce conflict, is appropriate for board members and all levels of nonprofit staff.


    Facilitator

    Katena Cain, PhD., Nonprofit Management Consultant

    Katena is a Management Consultant skilled at helping diverse groups and communities think creatively and collaboratively together. She empowers people to translate conflict and differences into creative breakthrough. Her passion is creating environments where individuals, teams, and organizations can transform and shift old ways of doing things. 

    Katena specializes in leadership and team development, board governance, strategic planning and communication. 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. Her ongoing clients represent a broad range of groups, including police departments, local municipalities, schools, religious institutions, social services and human services. 

    Katena holds a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University, a Master’s degree in Organizational Management from Spring Arbor University, and a PhD in Organizational Leadership at Grand Canyon University.

    Prior to coming to Nonprofit Network, Katena was in higher education where she served as an academic adviser and as the lead facilitator to Sisters of Strength, a service and leadership organization for women of color, at Jackson College. While in her leadership role with the Sisters of Strength, Katena supported, encouraged and assisted many women of color toward their efforts in achieving academic and professional success. Katena serves on the board of daVinci Institute and is a board committee member at Allegiance Health in Jackson, MI. Katena is also a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer.

    Cost

    Nonprofit Network Members - $FREE 

    Nonmembers - $10.00


    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

    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, January 22, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Community Action Agency Main Conf. Room, 1214 Greenwood Ave, Jackson, MI 49203
    • 17
    Register

    THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.

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

    Session Agenda

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

    9:00a - 12:00p 

    Understanding Adverse Childhood Experience - Building Self-Healing Communities

    [Break for lunch on your own]

    12:45p - 4:30p

    Resilience - The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

    This presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) will educate the audience on how ACEs affect our population. The science and research shows that children who experience abuse, neglect and/or household dysfunction, collectively known as ACEs, may face a life of risky health and social behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential and even early death, without intervention.  The presentation also includes information on brain development, epigenetics, ACEs, potential interventions, and how to build resilience in the lives and communities.

      

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    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, February 11, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Jackson MI (Room TBD)
    Register

    Nonprofit boards have the ultimate responsibility and accountability for the organizations they lead. Does every member of your board understand their legal obligations, basic responsibilities, and duties? 

    We will address current trends, challenges, and climates for organizations in the current year.

    Session Goals 

    This workshop will provide participants with the following:

    • The three legal responsibilities of a nonprofit board
    • 10 basic responsibilities of a nonprofit board
    • Key tasks the board should undertake

    Designed for

    It doesn't matter if you have served on a board for years or if you are serving on a board for the first time, this workshop will help you with whatever stage of board development you are at with your organization. 


    Facilitator

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    Regina is well known for her ability to deliver information in a practical, down-to-earth way that makes sense. She can see past symptoms to the root cause of the issue. Having worked all of her life in the nonprofit sector, she seeks to teach organizations to be self-sufficient. Regina excels at making people feel comfortable to safely discuss hard topics.

    She has provided consultation to hundreds of nonprofits of all sizes and shapes throughout Michigan and beyond. She is an expert in nonprofit governance and management, with a special interest in bringing people with unique world views and experiences together to dialogue towards consensus on the issues that face their organizations.

    Regina has a wide range of nonprofit experience. She has worked as staff, as a volunteer, and as a board member. Prior to becoming Executive Director of Nonprofit Network, Regina was a consultant and development director. She received her BA from Bowling Green State University a very long time ago. 



    Thank you to our generous sponsor for providing funds to cover the cost of this workshop: 


    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, February 26, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Community Action Agency Main Conf. Room, 1214 Greenwood Ave, Jackson, MI 49203
    • 41
    Register

    THE CHILD MAY NOT REMEMBER, BUT THE BODY REMEMBERS.

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

    Session Agenda

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

    9:00a - 12:00p 

    Understanding Adverse Childhood Experience - Building Self-Healing Communities

    [Break for lunch on your own]

    12:45p - 4:30p

    Resilience - The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

    This presentation on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) will educate the audience on how ACEs affect our population. The science and research shows that children who experience abuse, neglect and/or household dysfunction, collectively known as ACEs, may face a life of risky health and social behaviors, chronic health conditions, low life potential and even early death, without intervention.  The presentation also includes information on brain development, epigenetics, ACEs, potential interventions, and how to build resilience in the lives and communities.

      

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    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, March 24, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Jackson, MI (Room TBD)

    Are you considering starting a nonprofit organization?

    (Or know someone who is? - Please share!!) 

    Starting a nonprofit takes a considerable amount of time, understanding of financial management, leadership and managerial skills, and fundraising. 

    This workshop will help you identify what you need to consider before forming your organization as well as how to prioritize, plan, and complete the process.

    BONUS: Participants will receive Nonprofit Network's Guide to Starting a Nonprofit


    Session Goals 

    • Understand the basic steps and legal requirements
    • Explore all the options including, a 501c3, L3C and a "B" Corporation
    • Learn about alternatives to starting a nonprofit
    • Find out if you are eligible for the new streamlined 1023ez application 

    Designed for

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone considering or in the midst of starting a nonprofit organization


    Cost$50.00

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

    Facilitator

    Regina Pinney, Executive Director

    Learn more about Regina

    Regina has been the Executive Director of the Nonprofit Network since June 2009. With twenty-five years working in the nonprofit sector, she has a full range of experience in fundraising, marketing, governance, management and grant writing. She has led Nonprofit Network from being a county-specific nonprofit management support organization to an international resource specializing in capacity building, professional development and governance and organizational management.

    Previously, she was owner and principal consultant for Funkhouser Consulting, which specialized in providing support, guidance and consulting services to nonprofit organizations.  Prior to owning her own company, Regina was the Development Director for the Kitsap Humane Society in Silverdale, Washington, the Community Development Director for the Child and Parent Resources in Tacoma, Washington and the Special Events Coordinator for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Toledo, Ohio. Regina is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green Ohio.



    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, May 14, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Mason/Lansing TBD
    Register

    Nonprofit boards have the ultimate responsibility and accountability for the organizations they lead. Does every member of your board understand their legal obligations, basic responsibilities, and duties? 

    We will address current trends, challenges, and climates for organizations in the current year.

    Session Goals 

    This workshop will provide participants with the following:

    • The three legal responsibilities of a nonprofit board
    • 10 basic responsibilities of a nonprofit board
    • Key tasks the board should undertake

    Designed for

    It doesn't matter if you have served on a board for years or if you are serving on a board for the first time, this workshop will help you with whatever stage of board development you are at with your organization. 


    Facilitator

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    Regina is well known for her ability to deliver information in a practical, down-to-earth way that makes sense. She can see past symptoms to the root cause of the issue. Having worked all of her life in the nonprofit sector, she seeks to teach organizations to be self-sufficient. Regina excels at making people feel comfortable to safely discuss hard topics.

    She has provided consultation to hundreds of nonprofits of all sizes and shapes throughout Michigan and beyond. She is an expert in nonprofit governance and management, with a special interest in bringing people with unique world views and experiences together to dialogue towards consensus on the issues that face their organizations.

    Regina has a wide range of nonprofit experience. She has worked as staff, as a volunteer, and as a board member. Prior to becoming Executive Director of Nonprofit Network, Regina was a consultant and development director. She received her BA from Bowling Green State University a very long time ago. 



    Thank you to our generous sponsor for providing funds to cover the cost of this workshop:




    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, August 18, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Jackson MI (Room TBD)
    Register

    Nonprofit boards have the ultimate responsibility and accountability for the organizations they lead. Does every member of your board understand their legal obligations, basic responsibilities, and duties? 

    We will address current trends, challenges, and climates for organizations in the current year.

    Session Goals 

    This workshop will provide participants with the following:

    • The three legal responsibilities of a nonprofit board
    • 10 basic responsibilities of a nonprofit board
    • Key tasks the board should undertake

    Designed for

    It doesn't matter if you have served on a board for years or if you are serving on a board for the first time, this workshop will help you with whatever stage of board development you are at with your organization. 


    Facilitator

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    Regina is well known for her ability to deliver information in a practical, down-to-earth way that makes sense. She can see past symptoms to the root cause of the issue. Having worked all of her life in the nonprofit sector, she seeks to teach organizations to be self-sufficient. Regina excels at making people feel comfortable to safely discuss hard topics.

    She has provided consultation to hundreds of nonprofits of all sizes and shapes throughout Michigan and beyond. She is an expert in nonprofit governance and management, with a special interest in bringing people with unique world views and experiences together to dialogue towards consensus on the issues that face their organizations.

    Regina has a wide range of nonprofit experience. She has worked as staff, as a volunteer, and as a board member. Prior to becoming Executive Director of Nonprofit Network, Regina was a consultant and development director. She received her BA from Bowling Green State University a very long time ago. 



    Thank you to our generous sponsor for providing funds to cover the cost of this workshop:



    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, November 05, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Jackson MI (Room TBD)
    Register

    Nonprofit boards have the ultimate responsibility and accountability for the organizations they lead. Does every member of your board understand their legal obligations, basic responsibilities, and duties? 

    We will address current trends, challenges, and climates for organizations in the current year.

    Session Goals 

    This workshop will provide participants with the following:

    • The three legal responsibilities of a nonprofit board
    • 10 basic responsibilities of a nonprofit board
    • Key tasks the board should undertake

    Designed for

    It doesn't matter if you have served on a board for years or if you are serving on a board for the first time, this workshop will help you with whatever stage of board development you are at with your organization. 


    Facilitator

    Regina Pinney
    Executive Director

    Regina is well known for her ability to deliver information in a practical, down-to-earth way that makes sense. She can see past symptoms to the root cause of the issue. Having worked all of her life in the nonprofit sector, she seeks to teach organizations to be self-sufficient. Regina excels at making people feel comfortable to safely discuss hard topics.

    She has provided consultation to hundreds of nonprofits of all sizes and shapes throughout Michigan and beyond. She is an expert in nonprofit governance and management, with a special interest in bringing people with unique world views and experiences together to dialogue towards consensus on the issues that face their organizations.

    Regina has a wide range of nonprofit experience. She has worked as staff, as a volunteer, and as a board member. Prior to becoming Executive Director of Nonprofit Network, Regina was a consultant and development director. She received her BA from Bowling Green State University a very long time ago. 



    Thank you to our generous sponsor for providing funds to cover the cost of this workshop:



    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.


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