WORKSHOPS | Virtual Workshops | Webinars

As a nonprofit, we keep the fees for programs as low as possible and due to the pandemic have lowered our workshop pricing in 2020 and 2021.  Equally important, many event costs have even been covered by our partners this year, and we are so grateful!
We hope you will take advantage of all we have to our offer!

For a list of our recorded workshops or webinars please go to our Online Store

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*No event is ever actually "free". There is always a great deal of resources, time, and energy invested. Please keep in mind "No shows" may inhibit someone on a waiting list from attending and may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.

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Upcoming Events

    • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
    • (EST)
    • Wednesday, June 09, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online with NN via Zoom
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    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 guided by a facilitator their peers coach primarily through asking open-ended questions to expand the member’s thinking and options

    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 and following through.

     **Peer Coaching groups will be customized with no more than 8 people per group. However a minimum of 6 is required and the start date may be pushed out until we have the minimum.

    If you're interested in a future session please fill out our Peer Coaching Group Interest Form

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

    Each coaching session will last 2.5 hours. 

    Groups will meet for 7 online 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 $625/person member $725 for non-members


    • Thursday, March 11, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 29
    Register

    The 5 Best Things About Being a Translation Project Manager ...

    Having the skills to manage a project are critical in our current economy.  Whether it is determining who to assign a task to, or what the critical elements of a timeline are that will affect your outcome, a skilled project manager can deliver a project on budget and on deadline.  While entire certification programs exist to train people to successfully manage projects, for the purposes of most nonprofits, this basic understanding will prove more than adequate.  

    This workshop will give nonprofit staff the skills needed to take a project from inception to finish, sharing tools, tips, and techniques in order to set up your project and the staff involved, for success. 

    We will discuss:

    • Starting off right, the importance of getting everyone on the same page.
    • Key steps to having a successful project, including developing a realistic timeline and following critical steps.
    • Tools to make the job easier.
    • Problems and pitfalls along the way.
    • Closing out a project, the learning and takeaways to be more successful next time.
    Appropriate for: For all nonprofit staff that will work on projects together. 

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    Costs: Nonprofit Network Members $25
       ~Guests of Members $15

     Future Members $45.00 
         ~Additional non-member from same organization $30

     *Once fully registered you will receive a confirmation email, along with follow-up reminders and zoom login info prior to the event.

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    Facilitated by - 


    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder

    Laura utilizes her diverse career experiences to provide real world problems and solutions for her audience. She has been a board member, Executive Director and volunteer which gives her the ability to bring a practical approach to the information she presents. She is passionate about serving nonprofits and assisting organizations to meet their missions. Providing tangible strategies, she excels at helping people understand how to implement and apply their gained knowledge. Read more about Laura 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.


    • Thursday, March 18, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 2
    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, March 18, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 11
    Register


    Fundraising is a focus on meeting a dollar goal, while philanthropy is about people feeling good about giving and giving back to your organization. 

    If an organization focuses on philanthropy, they ultimately generate more sustainable resources and these strong relationships can weather storms and help an organization grow, while others may  shrink in tough economic times.

    This training (pared down from a full-day training) will be a fast-paced and comprehensive view of how all members of the team—board members, executive team, staff, and volunteers—can raise money for your mission and build a stronger organization.

    Session Goals 

    The workshop is interactive and will utilize data, training, discussion, peer interaction and coaching to address the following:

    • Build a culture of philanthropy that uses all team members, from board members to programming staff
    • Learn and develop the basic elements of a program
    • Build your prospect pool
    • Utilize and leverage your mission
    • Evaluate your fundraising practices

    Designed for—

    Tailored for your board, ED and development staff.  Attend together to get the most out of this engaging, hands-on day. 

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    *This one's on us! Our generous partners are covering the registration fees!

    AND


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

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

    ____________________________________________________________________________________


    Facilitator

    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



    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.

    • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 31
    Register

    Nonprofit Leader Series] Jeanna Finamore of MentorPrize | Network for Good

    Leading a nonprofit board requires more than just following an agenda. It is important for the Board Chair to provide mission driven direction and leadership. Many times when Board Chairs are elected, they are not given the directions needed to guide their nonprofit organizations.  This webinar will provide the basics to help you understand the role and responsibilities of Board Chairs and how they may better perform their duties. 

     

    Appropriate for current and incoming board chairs and nonprofit professionals.

    *Part of our Winter Wednesday Webinars Series

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    Cost/s:

    Nonprofit Network Members - $5.00

    Non-Members - $15.00

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    Presented 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

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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.

    • Thursday, March 25, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 8
    Register

    Introduction to Financial Accounting BAF3M1 - McCanny Secondary School

    A key component of financial sustainability is the commitment of board and staff to financial management that includes timely review of financial reports and advance planning. One way that board and staff plan for income and expenses in the future is by creating a budget. Approval of the annual budget is one of the fundamental building blocks of sound financial management.

    In this workshop, you will learn:

    • How to build a budget with and without historical data
    • Income based budgeting vs. Expense Based Budgeting
    • How to build in contingencies, the unknown and pandemics.
    • Basics of the Chart of Accounts
    • Strategies to monitor and modify

     Please note, this is not a QuickBooks class or an Accounting class.

    Appropriate for: Nonprofit leaders, staff and all current and incoming board members.

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

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

    *This one's on us! Presented in Partnership with:

    AND


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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


    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.

    • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 3
    Register

    Category: Inclusion - HR Department

    Advancing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion within Your Organization

    With a diversity of experience, expertise, and perspectives, a nonprofit is in a stronger position to plan for the future, manage risk, make prudent decisions, and take full advantage of opportunities. But diversity doesn’t work without inclusion strategies and practices.  Just recruiting and hiring won’t allow you to truly take advantage of the power of a diverse workplace.

    A diverse and inclusive workplace has increased creativity – a variety of different people from various backgrounds working together will get you better solutions to problems.  Diversity encourages personal growth – employees are encouraged to learn new ideas, perspective and connect intellectually and personally to different people.  And, employees who have different worldviews can think more independently. If you have similar people at an organization, it’s harder to solve complex problems.

    Session Goals:

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

    • How to build a personal and professional culture that respects diversity, inclusion and equity
    • Definitions of diversity, inclusion and equity
    • The constructs and implications of personal and professional bias
    • Strategies to move forward in a personal and professional journey (ways to get unstuck)

    Appropriate for all nonprofit staff, volunteers and current and incoming board members. 


    *PRESNTED 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

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

    _______________________________________________________________________

    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.

    • Thursday, April 15, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 8
    Register


    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 guided by a facilitator their peers will coach primarily through asking open-ended questions to expand the member’s thinking and options

    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.

    The 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 and following through.

     __________________________________________________________________________________

     How This Works*

    Peer Coaching groups will be customized with no more than 8 people per group. However a minimum of 6 is required to be the most beneficial so the start date will vary until we have the minimum of perfect peers. 

    Groups will then form as we identify participants that will form a cohesive group. Please complete our "Peer Coaching Group Interest" Form HERE  Reserve your spot today!

    After informal phone interviews with each of you and a group is established coaching sessions will meet monthly and will last 2 - 2.5 hours. Groups will meet for 7 online sessions (1 meet and greet + 6 coaching sessions) and this will expand over 6-8 months with each group facilitated by a Trained Cognitive Coach. 

    Participation cost is $625 for NN members and $725 for non-members. Billing will occur once a start date has been established and confirmed with each group.  


    • Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 25
    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— 

    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).


    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.


    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.

    Additionally, Martha has been a keynote and motivational speaker to various organizations and college students on cancer survivorship, trauma recovery and resiliency. Martha speaks in a raw, relatable fashion with vulnerability that encourages hope, healing, and recovery. She is author of the daily devotional “Spoken to Me:  Calming words from God for anxious, over-active minds” 

    Martha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. She is a certified Master Trainer for Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs including Diabetes, Cancer, and Chronic Pain as well as for Creating Confident Caregivers, Respecting Choices, and Matter of Balance.

    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.

    • Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom (*registration closes 3/12)
    • 24
    Register

    Improving Your Team and Leadership Capacity

    Sometimes the hardest part about being a leader is working with people.   The more you understand yourself and your work preferences and styles, the better you can understand how to work and lead others. 

    Knowing and understanding communication and conflict styles, how you and others react under stress or frustration, what motivates – or de-motivates yourself and others. Your own (and your team's) strengths and weaknesses are keys to a thriving and enjoyable culture and working effectively and productively. 

    DiSC® is a personal development learning experience that measures preferences and tendencies. This simple yet powerful model describes four basic Styles. Participants receive personalized insights that will deepen their understanding of self and others and strategies for working with those other Styles. 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. 

    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 

    (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 March 12th 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 - 


    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder & DiSC Authorized Trainer

    Laura utilizes her diverse career experiences to provide real world problems and solutions for her audience. She has been a board member, Executive Director and volunteer which gives her the ability to bring a practical approach to the information she presents. She is passionate about serving nonprofits and assisting organizations to meet their missions. Providing tangible strategies, she excels at helping people understand how to implement and apply their gained knowledge. Read more about Laura 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.


    • Wednesday, April 21, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
    • 23
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    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. Join with your other board members!

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    Cost—  Nonprofit Network Members - $25.00 
    Guest of Members - $15

    Nonmembers - $45.00
    Additional registrants from same non-member organization - $30.00

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

    *This one's on us!
    Presented in Partnership with:

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    Facilitator

    Laura Fuller
    Capacity Builder

    Laura utilizes her diverse career experiences to provide real world problems and solutions for her audience. She has been a board member, Executive Director and volunteer which gives her the ability to bring a practical approach to the information she presents. She is passionate about serving nonprofits and assisting organizations to meet their missions. Providing tangible strategies, she excels at helping people understand how to implement and apply their gained knowledge. Read more about Laura 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.


    • Thursday, April 22, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Wednesday, December 08, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online via Zoom
    • 48
    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.

    Sessions will be interactive.  Please come willing to share and engage in conversation.  


    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.

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