Event Calendar

Aug
21
Wed
Webinar: The Next Dimension of Equity: Including People with Disabilities August 21 1:00-2:30 pm @ Webinar: Zoom
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Webinar: The Next Dimension of Equity: Including People with Disabilities August 21 1:00-2:30 pm @ Webinar: Zoom

WEBINAR:

The Next Dimension of Equity: Including People with Disabilities as Part of Nonprofit Diversity Work

August 21st, 1:00-2:30 pm

Disability is a social construct defining what is “normal” and what is not. For organizations already building an understanding of race, gender, and other social constructs and their consequences, this webinar offers a framework to help leaders consider disability in equity planning and identify ways their nonprofit can better include people with disabilities on its staff and board, and among its target population. The presenters, who are nonprofit professionals and people with disabilities, will share their personal and professional experiences, as well as resources and actions that help nonprofits create a culture that presumes competency of people with disabilities for authentic inclusion and accessibility.

This webinar is part of Walking the Talk: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in North Carolina Nonprofits, the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits’ initiative to address racial and generational leadership gaps in the nonprofit sector and the policies, practices, and culture that exacerbate them.

*Attendees will receive an email with webinar link and instructions 48 hours before the event. 

 

Presenters

Corye Dunn joined Disability Rights NC in 2011 as director of public policy. Born and raised in Durham, she graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and NC Central University School of Law. Prior to coming to work at DRNC, she practiced law in a small firm. She also served as a direct care provider to adults and children with developmental disabilities and worked in nonprofits seeking to expand access to education and increase investment in low-wealth communities.

Jennifer Fields is founder and president of The Hills Tandem and has over 15 years of experience working with nonprofits to improve overall organizational impact. She also works with pharmaceutical and biotech companies, consulting on program design to improve national-level patient engagement activities. Here, she is able to facilitate and build bridges among the work of community, clinical, and research worlds. She currently works with the Pacific Sickle Cell Regional Collaborative, the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation (California) where she was instrumental in winning a $15 million grant to improve access to care for adults living with sickle cell disease, Imara Pharmaceuticals, Prolong Pharmaceuticals, and Pfizer’s Council for Change. Previously, she implemented and managed HRSA’s National Newborn Screening Project and other projects with funding from FEMA-DHS and CDC. Her areas of expertise include strategic implementation inclusive of executive coaching, program design, patient engagement, and statewide advocacy. Jennifer is a graduate of East Carolina University’s Master of Public Health Program. She currently serves as a board member of the Me Fine Foundation.

Alexandra McArthur is a senior consultant at the Taproot Foundation, where she advises Fortune 500 companies and philanthropic organizations on implementing skills-based volunteer programs. Previously, she was the national director of young adult and community engagement with the Muscular Dystrophy Association and has managed external affairs at LRN, a firm improving business ethics and culture change. She graduated from Davidson College, was named a 2014 Davidson Alumni Game Changer, and serves as the chair of the Davidson Ne Ultra Young Alumni Society. In addition to being named a 2014 White House Champion of Change, Alex is an advocate in the disability community and is honored to serve as board chair emeritus of the National Disability Institute, chair of the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities, board secretary of Visual Arts Exchange, and an Awesome Foundation Disability Trustee. She lives in Raleigh with her husband and sheepdog.

John Samuel is LCI tech manager at LCI. He has 13 years of business experience in various domestic and international industries. While launching and serving as the CEO for Aster Cameroon, a global telecom infrastructure joint venture, he built a $45 million business bringing internet access across Africa. After, he became an early member of Homestrings, a USAID backed crowdfunding platform, where he helped raise capital for startups in emerging markets. He holds his MBA from George Washington University, BS in accounting from North Carolina State University, and Certified Professional in Accessible Core Competencies (CPACC). John knows no barriers, from summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro to drinking Pisco Sours in Lima.

Aug
31
Sat
Nonprofit Management Certificate Program (Registration Deadline 8/31) @ Middlebury and Woodstock
Aug 31 all-day

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management (NPM) is offered annually in the Fall for 10 weekly day-long trainings. In 2019 the NPM program will be held at Elderly Services in Middlebury, VT and the Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock, VT. Our renowned 80-hour series helps nonprofit leaders gain and refine the skills needed to strengthen their organizations and achieve their missions.

“[It] was a great fast track option for busy working nonprofit leaders. The information was practical, the connections helpful and the faculty very experienced. I have a much more complete skill set to bring back to my workplace along with a renewed confidence for tackling tough issues in the nonprofit world.”

–Certificate Graduate

Are you employed or otherwise involved in a nonprofit organization and eager to gain valuable expertise that will make your contribution more effective? Our renowned 80-hour series helps nonprofit leaders like you gain and refine the skills needed to strengthen your organizations and achieve your missions. The certificate course provides immediately-applicable training in the core competencies of nonprofit management. It is intended for people who want to make a serious investment in their not-for-profit careers. The program combines the best of face-to-face learning with ongoing discussion via online learning portals.

The certificate program is designed for active practitioners and leaders in Northern New England’s vibrant nonprofit community. To be successful in this program, participants must reserve ten days for the face-to-face workshops at the heart of the program.  A 2018 schedule is included to show topics and the typical daily schedule. The Fall 2019 Schedule will be available soon.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

 

Tuition for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management program is $1500.

Past participants have received financial assistance through VSAC’s Non-Degree Grant, and TD Bank’s Nonprofit Resources Grant. Former Americorps and VISTA volunteers may be able to use their Segal Education Award to offset tuition costs.

The Certificate in Nonprofit Management is a significant investment in your personal leadership capacity. You will reap the benefits, but so will your organization, your community and the nonprofit sector at large. We are grateful to the generous support of our funders who allow us to keep tuition reasonable: The Vermont Community Foundation and the AD Henderson Foundation.

The Center for New Leadership also offers a limited number of direct scholarships.

TESTMONIALS

  • “I came to Marlboro College’s nonprofit management certificate program with questions, and I left with a whole lot of answers. More importantly, however, I left with skills, tools and guidance to carry me forward in my chosen profession.”
  • “It was a great orientation to the world of nonprofits. I left the course with a solid understanding of nonprofit organizations, and I feel confident in applying for nonprofit jobs.”
  • “The Nonprofit Management Certificate Program was a great fast track option for busy working nonprofit leaders. The information was practical, the connections helpful and the faculty very experienced. I have a much more complete skill set to bring back to my work place along with a renewed confidence for tackling tough issues in the nonprofit world.”
  • “I’ve waited more than a year for the opportunity to participate in this Certificate program. It was well worth the wait. Renewing my business knowledge, seeing my organization in a new light and finding or solidifying my personal goals were just some of the benefits for me.”
  • “My job would have been easier having all this information from the start of our organization. Now, I have a plan and the tools to bring our organization to where the founder envisioned.”
  • “This program gave me concrete tools to improve the operation of our board. I very much appreciated the expertise of the other members of the class and the diversity of the organizations represented.”
  • “I found the certificate course enormously helpful. I’m a newcomer to the nonprofit world, and every class brought immediately applicable information. I can’t recommend it highly enough.”
Sep
6
Fri
Registration Deadline: Training, Facilitation, and Consulting Certificate Program
Sep 6 all-day
A HANDS-ON CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FOR EVERYONE WHO WORKS WITH GROUPS

Do you want to improve your skills as a facilitator, trainer, or consultant? Would you like to learn how to design meetings and training experiences that powerfully engage diverse participants? Would you like to become more adept at managing groups…especially challenging groups facing difficult situations? Do you want to sharpen your insight and develop your portfolio of skills as a consultant?

Our Training, Facilitation, and Consulting Certificate Program is designed for experienced facilitators, trainers, and consultants, and also people who are moving into these roles.

Learn more about the current schedule and tuition.

Apply for the 2019-2020 TFC Certificate here.

 

We’ve designed this program for:

  • Employees who provide training and capacity-building in their daily work
  • Independent consultants – especially those working with nonprofits – plus people who are considering consulting as a career
  • People who want to provide these services to their own organizations, networks, or coalitions

Our trainers are skilled at meeting the needs of a variety of learners and learning styles. You can expect a combination of instruction, exercises, small group work, writing, problem-solving, role playing, and skill-building games.

Optional graduate credit is available for a per credit surcharge. Please contact Kim Lier for more information about receiving 2 graduate credits for this program.

 

We will cover a variety of subjects, providing ample opportunities for you to practice, make mistakes, reflect, and improve your skills. You will learn how to:

  • Understand different ways people learn and engage
  • Design and run effective meetings, workshops, and retreats
  • Assess and respond to simple and complex group problems and tasks
  • Manage groups and group process; creating the conditions for groups to be productive and function at their best
  • Build consensus and skillfully address conflict
  • Consult with groups and build relationships with clients, partners, and peers
  • Increase your confidence working with groups in any context

About 40 percent of our classroom time will be devoted to training, 40 percent to facilitation, and 20 percent to consulting. Through breakout sessions and individual coaching, we are excited to adapt the content to meet your specific needs and offer lots of tips and tricks from the trainer’s toolbox.

Here’s what the participants had to say:

“One of the most important investments I’ve made in my own professional development. I gained skills and knowledge that I could apply immediately. The one-on-one coaching and consulting is worth the cost of tuition!”
“Really broadened my understanding of group dynamics and how to approach unique situations with sensitivity and grace.”
“If you work regularly with groups, facilitate meetings, or want to train smarter, this is the (jam-packed-with-knowledge, friendly, and fun) course for you. And the trainers rock!”
“One of the best gifts I ever gave myself. Totally transformative.”

 

Our team of instructors and coaches has a combined 80+ years of relevant experience with nonprofits, government agencies, and corporate clients. Collectively, they’ve facilitated more than a thousand workshops, classes, retreats, planning processes, and community collaborations.

Sep
19
Thu
Crafting & Using Stories that Challenge the Status Quo: A Transformational Retreat for Nonprofit Storytellers @ Bread Loaf Campus, Middlebury College
Sep 19 all-day

Whether you’ve just started out as a storyteller, you’ve mastered the basics, or you’re a seasoned expert, you won’t want to miss the 2019 Vermont Story Lab Summit!

Learn how to craft compelling stories for your organization or project. Then take the next step of framing those powerful vignettes into cohesive narratives that motivate people to act.

Take a day at the idyllic Bread Loaf campus of Middlebury College with some of Vermont’s finest nonprofit communicators and reflect upon how you’re doing.

– Pick up new story techniques to evolve your toolbox.
– Build a unified narrative for your project or org.
– Bask in excellent storytelling examples you can emulate.
– Learn to tell stories that support values of diversity, inclusion and equity.
– Bring your sidekick or team to build a culture of storytelling.
– Flesh out new story ideas that push the status quo.
– Rest your weary storytelling self with some restorative time.
– Meet folks from across the state who love story as much as you do!

We’ll be guided by Emmy-nominated producer, documentary filmmaker and journalist, Sarah Springer, of Los Angeles. She will focus on the theme, “Crafting and Using Story to Challenge the Status Quo.” Breakout labs will follow her morning and afternoon keynotes where we get to practice and learn from one another.

Sarah began her career at CNN where she reported stories about race and identity in America with Soledad O’Brien’s “In America” series and has since worked as a producer for ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS/60 Minutes and VICE Media. Additionally, she oversaw creative direction and production for immersive, branded and linear series for RYOT Media in New York and Los Angeles.

Currently, Sarah works as a creative director and producer in unscripted and scripted development for production companies and labs on the East and West coasts. She was voted one of the 28 most powerful black people in media by Blavity, and serves on the leadership council of an organization composed of more than 100 media leaders. She promotes inclusion in the media space through Advocates for Inclusion in Media, an organization she co-founded that works to create safe environments, community and advocacy for underrepresented people in the industry.