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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, 2021 and kept our pricing the same for 2022.  Equally important, many event costs were covered by our partners in 2020 and 2021 and we are all so grateful!
We are happy to be here to serve you and hope you will take advantage of all we have to our offer!

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*No event is ever actually "free". There are 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 "no shows" may impact being able to offer future events at no-cost.


Upcoming Events

    • Wednesday, August 24, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 5
    Register

    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 thriveThe science and research show that children who have 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.

    **Please be advised:
    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

       

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    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.


    • Friday, August 26, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • online via Zoom
    • 16
    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, Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias and Steps to Overcoming Barriers

    ·         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
    ·         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 waived: Thanks to the generous sponsor who has made this workshop available at no-cost: 

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


    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


    Janan Muhammad
    Facilitator

    Janan is currently a junior majoring in Human Capital and Society at Michigan State University and is hoping to earn her master’s degree in human resources. She has a passion for diversity and inclusion as well as advocacy. Read more HERE


    Lezlie Bowles
    Facilitator

    Lezlie is currently employed at Baker College of Jackson with a variety of roles which include; Administrative Support Specialist, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council Chair, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Event Committee Member, Mid-Michigan Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council Chapter Member (Baker College Owosso), and Student Ambassador Representative.  Lezlie was also an Elementary Principal and Educator for over 20 years in Jackson. Read more HERE





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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.


    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 or internal training. 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, August 31, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 7
    Register


    Peer Coaching Groups - Overview
    *Groups forming Now - Next Sessions Starting mid to late
    September 2022

    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.

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     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.  

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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, September 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    • 42
    Register


    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 (These sessions are not recorded)

    This 3-hour overview 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 a 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 3-hour session that condenses the Bridges material to an overview of its most critical elements.  

    Designed for -

    Appropriate and relevant for anyone who lives, works, or volunteers in  Michigan by contract with Aha! Process, Inc. This presentation is appropriate and relevant for anyone who has a general interest in Bridges Out of Poverty and it will primarily focus on the Individual Lens and will motivate attendants to pursue Institutional and Community changes as well.

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


    Testimonials - What did you like most about this session?

    "Eye-opening awareness of what's lacking in our own community."

    "The passion and personal experiences of the presenter."

    "Wow, I have middle-class bias I was not even aware of even though I'm one paycheck away from poverty myself."

    "Made me think of all the ways I could help my community."

    "Katena is fabulous, she really raises awareness and created new thoughts."

    "The global situations brought home using local statistics."

    "The suggestions of changes that can be made, even the small one's in the work-place to better serve the community and individuals we're hoping to assist."


    Bridges Out of Poverty: Community Sessions - FREE
    Thanks to f
    unding provided by our partner:


    General Registration: $99  FREE

    Please refer to our Cancellation Policy

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    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



    • Thursday, September 08, 2022
    • Thursday, November 10, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Online via Zoom CC
    • 27
    Register

    9 Tips to Manage Your Business Reputation With Social Media - Online Marketing Institute

    Come network with us!

    Why is networking important? The work of nonprofits is hard, and connecting to like-minded people is important. Making and building connections with the right people in the nonprofit sector can be key to taking your organization in the direction you want it to go.

    This is an opportunity for all levels of nonprofit staff, board, volunteers, and sectors of a nonprofit to gather together, collaborate and share ideas. We want to provide a space for nonprofits to learn from one another and receive peer support. 

    This group meets on the 2nd Thursday of every other month;

    • March 10th
    • May 12th
    • July 14th - cancelled summer session
    • Sept 8th
    • Nov 10th
    *Closed captioning provided

    If you have a topic you'd like discussed please email Alyssa@Nonprofnetwork.org and we'll pass on the request.


    Cost: This is a FREE networking opportunity!

    Each session facilitated by a Nonprofit Network Coordinator


    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, September 13, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Thursday, September 15, 2022
    • 8:00 PM
    • 2 evening sessions on Zoom
    • 35
    Register

    *In order to accommodate an evening session, this event will be presented in two 2-hour sessions.
    Tues 9/13 & Thurs 9/15 from 6-8 pm


    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 Agendas for Monday -  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Wednesday -  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    "Cross-Cultural Conversations, Striving toward Improved Sensitivity in Communication and Clearer Understanding of the Effects of Privilege and Unconscious Bias and Steps to Overcoming Barriers

    ·         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
    ·         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 waived: Thanks to our generous partner who has made this workshop available at no-cost: 

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


    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 x2


    Facilitated By— 

    Janan Muhammad
    Facilitator

    Janan is currently a junior majoring in Human Capital and Society at Michigan State University and is hoping to earn her master’s degree in human resources. She has a passion for diversity and inclusion as well as advocacy. When she isn’t at school, she works at Lansing Board of Water & Light as an HR Co-op, learning and working with people throughout the human resources department. In her free time, Janan enjoys reading and spending time with her friends and family.