NOLA FOCUS 2012 (Needs, Opportunities, Lessons, Advancements)

New Orleans, Louisiana
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

 

 

BRAIN-BASED YOUTH PROGRAMMING
This workshop will provide practical considerations for incorporating adolescent brain development research into youth programming. The workshop will provide research-directed strategies that adults can use to maximize cognitive and life skills development in stress and emotional management, problem-solving, planning and prioritizing, academic achievement and healthy lifestyles.
Benefits:              
1. Participants will learn the latest in adolescent brain development research. 
2. Participants will learn the key components identified in research that are needed to enhance adolescent development throughout programming. 
3. Participants will learn specific programming strategies for life skills and youth development
Appropriate For:             
Case Managers, Clinicians, Direct Care Workers, Program Directors, Safe Place Staff
Track:                                                   
Program Development, Outreach / Safe Place
Category:                                           
Opportunities, Lessons, Advancements
Knowledge Base:            
Intermediate
Presenter:                                         
Robin E. Donaldson
Program Development and Research Director
National Safe Place
Louisville, Kentucky 

REACHING YOUR NONPROFIT BOARD’S FULL POTENTIAL
Empowered boards have the courage to assess their own performance. Is your nonprofit all it can be? Or is it stumbling along, doing the same old things in the same old ways? Learning how to overcome common obstacles to good governance is the key to reaching the full potential.

Learning how to overcome common obstacles to good governance is the key to reaching the full potential of your nonprofit, you need to unlock the full potential of your board as:
*  leaders
*  fundraisers
*  advocates
*  financial overseers
*  policy-makers
*  strategic planners
You’ll leave with specific take-home actions that you can easily implement to improve the way your board does its work.
Appropriate For:             
Development Directors, Executive Directors, Program Directors
Track:                                                   
Leadership Development
Category:                                           
Lessons, Advancements
Knowledge Base:            
Beginning
Presenter:                                         
Sheila Catron Choate, MA , LCCA
Executive Director
Children’s Aid Society of West Texas Inc.
Wichita Falls, Texas


TAPPING INTO CURRENT TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE VOLUNTEER MANAGMENT FOR SAFE PLACE
Utilize current technology to improve the efficiency of your volunteer programs.  On-line volunteer management tools can improve the volunteer experience while increasing reliability.  These tools can also save hours of time, and it’s FREE! Tap into technology to make volunteering  and managing volunteers easier.
Benefits:                    
Utilize current technology to:
* Increase volunteer satisfaction
* Improve communication
* Make volunteer management more efficient
*
Increase volunteer availability and reliability
Appropriate For:             
Development Directors, Program Directors, Safe Place Staff
Track:                                                   
Program Development
Category:                                           
Lessons
Knowledge Base:            
Intermediate
Presenter:                                         
Faith Dunbar
Safe Place Program Coordinator
Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development
Phoenix, Arizona

BRINGING ATTENTION TO PREVENTION
Want to plan an awareness day, week, or month around your agency’s cause? Leverage your connections in your community and online. Learn how to organize, market, and execute a strong awareness campaign.
Benefits:           
1.  Steps to take to plan an awareness campaign
2.  Ways to leverage networks for participations
3.  Ways to promote the awareness campaign using social media
Appropriate For:     
Case Managers, Clinicians, Executive Directors, Program Directors, Outreach Workers, Safe Place Staff
Track:                                                   
Community Engagement, Outreach / Safe Place
Category:                                           
Opportunities, Advancements
Knowledge Base:            
Beginning
Presenter:                                         
Lashawnda Carter
Outreach Coordinator
National Runaway Switchboard
Chicago, Illinois

ATTACHMENT DISORDERS: IDENTIFYING SYMPTOMS, CHALLENGES AND TREATMENT FOR ATTACHMENT DISORDERED YOUTH
Workshop will review the four primary attachment disorders, what life experiences lead to these disorders and current treatment methods to use with youth experiencing these issues, including references on brain development. For non-clinical staff it will provide understanding of these issues for the youth staff encounter.
Benefits:                    
Learn the four attachment styles, experiences that cause attachment issues, treatment options for attachement issues
Appropriate For:     
Case Managers, Clinicians, Direct Care Workers, Program Directors, Outreach Workers, Safe Place Staff
Track:                                                   
Program Development
Category:                                           
Needs, Opportunities, Lessons
Knowledge Base:            
Intermediate
Presenter:                                         
Jennifer Vernon
Director of Youth and Family Clinical Services
Synergy Services, Inc.
Parkville, Missouri

MONEY IS "ENERGY" - FUELING THE FIRE OF DONOR DEVELOPMENT
A volunteer fundraiser once described money as ‘energy.’  The best development programs today kindle the relationship with their donors first, which in turn, ignites their donor receipts.   Learn research findings about donor giving ‘ and energize your fundraising team to focus on the donor first, then watch the dollars follow.
Benefits:                    
1. 
Participants will get ahead of the competition for donor dollars by learning why ‘raising’ donors is the fuel for raising dollars to meet the NEEDS of your program participants.
2.  Learn how a simple ‘thank you’ can provide the OPPORTUNITIES to elevate you above other nonprofit organizations. 
3.  Learn LESSONS about how to fuel the donor’s interest in your organization, and how you can convert a first time donor to a lifetime sustainer. 
4.  Initiate immediate ADVANCEMENTS in your development program.
Appropriate For:             
Development Directors, Executive Directors
Track:                                                   
Organizational Development
Category:                                           
Needs, Opportunities, Lessons, Advancements
Knowledge Base:            
Intermediate
Presenter:                                         
Donna Rex
Principal
Terrier Development Group
Jacksonville Beach, Florida

YOUTH IN THE BALANCE: QUILTING TOGETHER A COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY NET OF SERVICES
Program administrators from Child & Family Tennessee's (CFT) programs for Runaway and Homeless Youth will discuss quilting together a comprehensive safety net of services for youth with the appropriate community partners.  Using outreach to form relationships and the leveraging of relationships to diversify funding will also be explored.
Benefits:               
1.       Participants will be able to identify the necessary parts of a comprehensive net of services for RHY youth.
2.       Participants will become more comfortable with the art of wrapping services around youth.
3.       Participants will better understand how to use outreach strategies to form relationships.
4.       Participants will be able to identify ways to leverage their safety net to diversify funds.
Appropriate For:     
Case Managers, Clinicians, Direct Care Workers, Program Directors, Outreach Workers, Safe Place Staff
Track:                           
Program Development, Organizational Development, Community Engagement, Outreach / Safe Place
Category:                                           
Needs, Opportunities, Lessons, Advancements
Knowledge Base:            
Intermediate
Presenter:                                         
Laura Denton, PhD
Program Evaluator
Child & Family Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee

UNCONVENTIONAL OUTREACH TACTICS: TAKING OUTREACH TO THE NEXT LEVEL
This workshop will examine the intersection between street-based outreach, relationship building, and positive youth development. We’ll discuss building on staff strengths to move beyond approach into engagement, helping young people to shift paradigms, and take the first step in the door. Topics will include circus arts, art, technology-based outreach, and more. This will be a highly interactive workshop.
Benefits:                    
1.       Participants will have a basic understanding of Positive Youth Development, and the importance of incorporating it in outreach.
2.       Participants will understand the fundamentals of relationship building.
3.       Participants will learn the steps to incorporating unconventional outreach tactics into their program.
4.       Participants will gain new skills in approach and engagement.
5.       Participants will also learn other ways of conducting outreach beyond traditional approaches.
Appropriate For:             
Program Directors, Outreach Workers
Track:                                                   
Outreach / Safe Place
Category:                                           
Needs, Opportunities, Lessons, Advancements
Knowledge Base:            
Intermediate
Presenter:                                         
Katalin Hausback
Outreach Worker
Evergreen Treatment Services
Seattle, Washington

WALKING THE WALK: INCORPORATING YOUTH INVOLVEMENT AT YOUR AGENCY
Incorporating peer workers and youth board members in your program or agency can be a great opportunity for both the young person as well as the organization. With the benefits comes a unique set of challenges. This workshop will cover things to consider organizationally prior to diving in, how to find the right fit, interviewing and hiring, training, supervision, and providing necessary support.
Benefits:                    
1.       Participants will have an understanding of what adultism is, and how it can affect peer workers and youth board members.
2.       Participants will have an understanding of steps they should take organizationally prior to incorporating youth involvement.
Appropriate For:             
Direct Care Workers, Executive Directors, Program Directors, Outreach Workers, Safe Place Staff
Track:                                                   
Leadership Development, Outreach / Safe Place
Category:                                           
Needs, Opportunities, Lessons
Knowledge Base:            
Beginning
Presenter:                                         
Katalin Hausback
Outreach Worker
Evergreen Treatment Services
Seattle, Washington

KEEPING YOUR SAFE PLACE PROGRAM EXCITING THROUGH COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
This workshop is designed for Safe Place Coordinators who want to learn new and exciting strategies to keep their program innovative and supported by community engagement. Participants will learn the process of building relationships with community members as an ongoing partner, building an army of support for your mission, and making the community a safe place to live.
Benefits:                    
1. Learn ten rules to make it easy for the community to participate in your program.
2. Learn the benefits of actively engaging your community as an ongoing partner to support your mission.
3. Learn how to redesign your program to keep it exciting with new and fresh ideas.
Appropriate For:             
Executive Directors, Program Directors, Outreach Workers, Safe Place Staff
Track:                           
Program Development, Leadership Development, Organizational Development, Community Engagement, Outreach / Safe Place
Category:                                           
Opportunities
Knowledge Base:            
Beginning
Presenter:                                         
Joe Martinez
Community Relations & Outreach Manager
Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission Sanctuary & Youth Services
Fresno, California

A GOOD BOARD IS A VICTORY, NOT A GIFT
This workshop explores the mission of the Board, and roles and responsibilities of the Board as a whole and of individual Board members; how a good Board is recruited and retained; the legal aspects of Board membership; and the optimum relationship between the Board and the CEO.

This is designed to be Part I of a two-part series. Part II is Boards and Fundraising: I'll Do Anything But Raise Money
Benefits:                    
1.       Dissect the definition of a Board
2.       Discern the difference between the mission of the organization and the mission of the Board
3.       Discuss the roles and responsibilities of the Board
4.       Distinguish between the value of the Board as a whole and the value of each Board member
5.       Learn how good recruitment builds better Boards
6.       Understand the legal obligations of Board members
7.       Finally, know where the CEO fits into the big picture
Appropriate For:             
Development Directors, Executive Directors
Track:                                                   
Leadership Development
Category:                                           
Opportunities, Lessons
Knowledge Base:            
Intermediate
Presenter:                                         
Jane Jordan
Founding Principal
PartnersWithNonprofits.Org
Jacksonville, Florida

BOARDS AND FUNDRAISING: I'LL DO ANYTHING BUT RAISE MONEY!
In this workshop, participants will discuss why Board members should raise money, and most importantly, how we can get them to do it. We will explore the generational shifts taking place in our country and how those shifts re-define donor and fund development. The fear of asking for money will be diluted as we discuss the various phases of fundraising, from identifying the prospect to closing the gift with all ages of donors, and demonstrate that there is a role for every Board member and every comfort level. And we will create our own plans for going back to our Boards to discuss their participation on behalf of our organizations.
Benefits:                    
1.    Review the stages of donor and fund development
2.    Learn how each Board member has strengths and talents to bring to one or more of those stages
3.    Discuss ways in which to draw Board members into the fundraising process in a way that is comfortable
4.    Position donor and fund development as a process that involves much more than just asking for money
Appropriate For:             
Development Directors, Executive Directors
Track:                                                   
Program Development, Leadership Development
Category:                                           
Opportunities, Advancements
Knowledge Base:            
Intermediate
Presenter:                                         
Jane Jordan
Founding Principle
PartnersWithNonprofits.Org
Jacksonville, Florida

WHAT IS YOUR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM BRINGING TO THE TABLE?
LEARN HOW TO DEVELOP A PROGRAM THAT WILL ENCOURAGE VOLUNTEERS TO STEP UP TO THE PLATE.
Participants will learn how to develop and maintain a successful Volunteer Program.   Topics include position development, recruitment, screening and interviewing, orientation and training, managing volunteers, and volunteer recognition.  This workshop will also provide non-managing staff a clear understanding of how to work seamlessly with volunteers and the volunteer program.
Benefits:                    
1.       Participants will learn how to develop and maintain a successful volunteer program, which enables your organization to save time and money.
2.       Participants will learn how to utilize their volunteers to enhance the quality of care that your organization
Appropriate For:     
Case Managers, Clinicians, Development Directors, Direct Care Workers, Executive Directors, Program Directors, Outreach Workers, Safe Place Staff
Track:                           
Program Development, Leadership Development, Organizational Development, Community Engagement, Outreach / Safe Place
Category:                                           
Needs, Opportunities, Lessons, Advancements
Knowledge Base:            
Beginning
Presenter:                                         
Elizabeth Smith Miller
Professional Consultant
YFSN
Palm Coast, Florida

 

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

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    Please make checks payable to
    Youth & Family Services Network

    Send checks to:
        PO Box 1173
        Bonita Springs, FL 34133-1173
     

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