Event Calendar

Oct
6
Tue
CreateVT: FutureJam
Oct 6 all-day

What’s FutureJam?

The Vermont Creative Network is launching an action planning process this fall. Join us for FutureJam — a daylong visioning event to kick off the conversation. Choose a time slot and join a fast-paced “jam session” to describe and shape a vision for Vermont’s creative sector.

What’s Happening?

Each hour-long session will involve a mix of creative prompts, small-group zoom conversations, live polling, and quick report-backs. Join with video if you can, for the best experience. We’ll also offer options to weigh in online throughout the day and the fall.

How Do I Join?

Choose one time slot (all sessions are the same).
Closed captioning is available at 11:30; please see below if you need additional accommodations.

Sign up only if you plan to attend — we won’t circulate recordings of the conversations.
If you can’t join in person, watch for updates at vermontcreativenetwork.org or join the Vermont Creative Network Facebook group. We’ll send out surveys, prompts, and options to tune in online anytime.

Oct
7
Wed
‘We are All in This Together’– Social Connection and Resilience During COVID-19 @ Online
Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Howard Center will be connecting to the global world mental health movement and hosting its first annual community-wide recognition and celebration of World Mental Health Day (WMHD) on October 10 with a free and open to the public weekly speaker series throughout October.

October 7, 3 pm – 4 pm | ‘We are All in This Together’– Social Connection and Resilience During COVID-19 | with Charlotte McCorkel, LICSW and Leslie Nelson.

Oct
8
Thu
County Recovery Forums @ Remote
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Local Support and Community Action Team of the Governor’s Economic Recovery Task Force will launch a series of virtual COVID-19 Recovery Visits to be held in each county across the state over the next several months.

Virtual forums will bring together community members and business and organizational leaders from across the region to discuss challenges and share ideas for community response and equitable economic recovery, and connect to others working to respond and recover. The forums will encourage and support local and regional efforts, share promising practices and models between counties, promote equitable access to financial, social and structural recovery, and aid communities in accessing the tools and resources to support their recovery work.

Participants will join a brief opening session and then breakout into their choice of discussion topics chosen by a steering committee from each region. Topics for discussion could include Telecommunications, Business Support and Recovery, Education and Childcare, Building Community Unity, Addressing Racial Inequities, Developing Buy Local Campaigns, Housing, Food Access, and more. Recovery Visiting Teams of federal, state, regional, non-profit, and business leaders and experts will attend each forum to share recovery strategies from across the state and ideas for resources and support.

Recovery Visit Forum Schedule:

  • Franklin County – July 9th 6:30-8:30pm
  • Orange County – July 21st 6:30-8:30pm
  • Windham County – July 23rd 6:30-8:30pm
  • Chittenden County – July 30th 6:30-8:30pm
  • Caledonia County – August 6th 6:30-8:30pm
  • Bennington County – August 13th 6:30-8:30pm
  • Essex County – August 20th 6:30-8:30pm
  • Rutland County – August 27th 6:30-8:30pm
  • Orleans County – September 3rd 6:30-8:30pm
  • Washington County – September 10th 6:30-8:30pm
  • Addison County – September 17th 6:30-8:30pm
  • Lamoille County – September 24th 6:30-8:30pm
  • Grand Isle County – October 1st 6:30-8:30pm
  • Windsor County – October 8th 6:30-8:30pm

The Recovery Visit Forums are being coordinated and facilitated by the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD), in partnership with local and regional partners. VCRD is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the advancement of Vermont communities. In the past 20 years, VCRD has worked with over 75 communities throughout Vermont to bring residents together through their facilitated and structured process to share ideas and move toward common solutions.

Paul Costello, Executive Director of VCRD and Action Team Leader says, “We all have a part and a responsibility in answering the pandemic and working toward economic recovery, and we know that creative solutions are being developed by local leaders throughout the state. The county forums are a starting point to share best practices, consider further needs, connect to resources, and gather ideas from each region to ensure that we are moving forward together…together we are VT strong.

All are welcome and encouraged to join the forums. To learn more and to register in your county visit www.vtrural.org/recovery or contact info@vtrural.org or 802-223-6091 with questions or for registration assistance. Registration will become available within 2 weeks of the forum date in each county.

Oct
16
Fri
Disruptive Innovation with Darrell Andrews: Part 1 @ Online
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

COVID19 and the global pandemic took the world by surprise and changed the landscape of education and many other industries. It created a phenomenon we call, “Disruptive Innovation.” As a result of DI, the way we do education has changed. Many schools have hybrid models and students, staff, educators, and administrators are dealing with a plethora of trauma! In times like this, it takes the power of DI to embrace new avenues of inspiring our students to maximize their potential in school and life.

These high-energy virtual sessions will provide insights into ways to embrace our new normal. Coach D will share virtual and non-virtual tools he uses to inspire students and schools–using innovation and new normals as motivation. Attendees will walk away with powerful student engagement tools that will enhance program and student success during this time of crisis.

Oct
23
Fri
VT Nonprofit Management Certificate Program @ Remote
Oct 23 all-day
VT Nonprofit Management Certificate Program @ Remote

Registration coming soon! 

This  renowned 80-hour program helps nonprofit leaders like you gain and refine the skills needed to strengthen your organizations and achieve your missions.

Are you employed or otherwise involved in a nonprofit organization and eager to gain valuable expertise that will make your contribution more effective? The certificate program 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.

Schedule: The Nonprofit Management Certificate is offered annually in the Fall. The 2020 Program is currently being restructured to meet COVID-19 requirements and will launch in late October 2020 as a remote program.

Fees: Previously, the cost for the Certificate has been $1,500 for the 80 hour in-person program. As we shift to offer the program remotely, this year’s fee will be $750 per participant. To reserve your seat, email director@commongoodvt.org.

Participants: 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.

Workshops: The 2020 Program will include remote training and cohort learning around the following nonprofit topics…

  • Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations & VT’s Nonprofit Sector
  • Fundraising & Development
  • Governance & Board Leadership
  • Strategic Planning & Planning for Change
  • Nonprofit Financial Management
  • Communications & Marketing
  • Outcomes & Evaluation
  • Operations & Human Resources
  • and more!

Trainers: Our list of trainers include some of Vermont’s leading Nonprofit consultants and instructors such as Andy Robinson and Jenn Hayslett. Additional speakers include nonprofit leaders, funders, and policymakers who support Vermont’s nonprofit sector.

Registration is coming soon! If you are interested in registering, please complete the following form and we will notify you as soon as we launch registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe1l8gDutu15snAnIGq9_zBudksFiPex0jb7thyj6I3IosTqA/viewform

To learn more about this program, email director@commongoodvt.org.

Disruptive Innovation with Darrell Andrews: Part 2 @ Online
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

COVID19 and the global pandemic took the world by surprise and changed the landscape of education and many other industries. It created a phenomenon we call, “Disruptive Innovation.” As a result of DI, the way we do education has changed. Many schools have hybrid models and students, staff, educators, and administrators are dealing with a plethora of trauma! In times like this, it takes the power of DI to embrace new avenues of inspiring our students to maximize their potential in school and life.

These high-energy virtual sessions will provide insights into ways to embrace our new normal. Coach D will share virtual and non-virtual tools he uses to inspire students and schools–using innovation and new normals as motivation. Attendees will walk away with powerful student engagement tools that will enhance program and student success during this time of crisis.

Nov
6
Fri
Equity 2.0: Deeper Learning with Dr. Pedro Noguera @ Online
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

How do we ensure that all students have the opportunity to engage in meaningful learning that draws upon their higher-order thinking abilities and provides them with the skills needed for college and careers? This is not one of the issues that education policy has focused on in recent years, but it should be. Access to deeper learning opportunities is a critical equity issue because too often, those we regard as less capable languish in classrooms where they are not sufficiently challenged or stimulated.

Dr. Noguera, Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, will focus on how to motivate and engage students through project-based learning and other strategies that foster deeper learning, particularly in afterschool and out-of-school time settings. The presentation will also describe strategies that have proven effective in advancing equity, and it will explore how programs can implement strategies to support staff to be more culturally responsive in their work with students.