Event Calendar

Navigating Change: Guide your Team through Change with Heart and Mind Leadership @ Remote
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Navigating Change: Guide your Team through Change with Heart and Mind Leadership @ Remote
Common Good Vermont is pleased to announce this free training offered by one of our Nonprofit Management trainers, Amanda Silver:
Navigating Change: Guide your Team through Change with Heart and Mind Leadership, 12/3 from noon – 1 ET
Do you find it challenging to navigate the ups and downs of change with your team? Are you ready to grow your skills in navigating change for yourself and others? 
Join leadership expert Amanda Silver for a free, live webinar for anyone interested in increasing your ability to lead through change. We will be diving into how you can use both heart and mind to effectively lead through change. We will focus on why your mindset matters & how to shift it; common reactions to change and how to respond; and 3 competencies you need to lead your team through change. This is a perfect bite-sized learning opportunity for anyone involved in working collaboratively with others. 
About Trainer:

Amanda Silver is a leadership development consultant, trainer, and executive coach with over 20 years of experience in developing the effectiveness of leaders and organizations. She is passionate about creating the conditions that allow individuals, teams and organizations to thrive. Amanda’s unique heart and mind approach draws on expertise in mindfulness, emotional-intelligence, and strength based mindsets.

Amanda has worked with dozens of organizations and hundreds of leaders throughout the country. Clients include higher education institutions, public school districts, social service agencies, advocacy organizations, faith-based institutions and entrepreneurs. She holds an M.S in Positive Organizational Development and a Certificate in Coaching for Emotional Intelligence from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. Amanda is a graduate of the Consultant Master Class with the Social Transformation Project; a graduate of the Train the Trainer Racial Justice from the Heart Curriculum; and a Development Dimensions International Certified Facilitator.  Amanda lives in Hanover, NH with her husband and two children, and enjoys hiking and dancing. For more info click here.

The Science And Art Of Grant-Writing (A ZOOM Workshop)
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm

The Science & Art of Grant-Writing provides concrete, practical guidance for preparing successful grant proposals. I will share strategies and tools to:

  • Organize proposals to meet funding criteria
  • Build compelling narratives  
  • Locate and use data effectively
  • Find grant opportunities
  • And more!

Participants should be comfortable expressing your ideas in writing. 

This workshop is hosted by the Stafford Technical Center. Cost is $159. Learn more and register HERE or contact Tracey Marsh at Stafford: 802.770.1178 or tracey.marsh@rcpsvt.org.

Leading Through Conflict: Organization Leadership & Conflict Management for Nonprofits @ Remote
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Leading Through Conflict: Organization Leadership & Conflict Management for Nonprofits @ Remote

Common Good Vermont is sharing this save the date for our upcoming training with Greg Hessel of ReGeneration Resources. Greg is one of our leading trainers from the Nonprofit Management Certificate Program and is a professional trainer, facilitator, coach and consultant who helps organizations grow, change, and manage conflict.

Leading Through Conflict: Organization Leadership & Conflict Management for Nonprofits
Greg Hessel, Principal, ReGeneration Resources
December 8th
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Good leadership requires high levels of self-awareness, an ability to work with diverse leadership styles, and build effective conflict resolution skills. This workshop uses the lens of leadership styles to look at conflict management and leadership communication. We will also explore our own leadership styles and share conflict resolution tools to add to your toolbox.

Note for Participants:

Please note, due to the participatory nature of these trainings and the limited seating to 25, attendance is required. However, we welcome you to transfer your ticket to another person if you are unable to make the training. The workshop is scheduled for 3 hours and will have a break.

About the Trainer:
Greg Hessel, Principal of reGeneration Resources, is a professional trainer, facilitator, coach and consultant who helps organizations grow, change, and manage conflict. He is a former adjunct faculty in Woodbury College’s Masters in Mediation Program and  Marlboro College’s Masters in management Program. Greg helps organizations work in a more effective and harmonious manner by leading change, providing business process analysis, managing conflict, coaching and training leaders, facilitating meetings and strategic planning and improving communication in organizations throughout New England. Greg combines his expertise in managing conflict with a systems view of organizations to provide high quality interventions at the individual, group and systems level of organizations. By assessing organizational dynamics through multiple lenses, Greg takes pride in customizing interventions and trainings so that each client’s individualized needs are met. One of Greg’s beliefs is that for change to take root in organizations, some aspects of organizational culture usually need to be addressed. Greg has consulted dozens of nonprofit, for profit and government organizations over the last few years.
UVM Hosts Diagnosing Your Business Health Webinar Training 12/16 @ Virtual
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Thank you to the University of Vermont’s Continuing and Distance Education Department for sharing this training opportunity with Vermont nonprofits:

At the University of Vermont, we recognize
the hurdles you face in this current business
climate. Businesses—both for and non-profit—
today face unprecedented political, economic,
societal, technological, legal, and environmental
challenges – now exponentially exacerbated by a
global pandemic.

That’s why we are working to do everything we
can to ensure the success of our state and all its
members. Let’s explore together how can to help
organizations and communities stay afloat – and
even thrive – in the midst of these extraordinary

Join us in a free, informational, and highly
interactive webinar Diagnosing Your Business
Health, designed to help you ensure your
business is on the right path. Presented by
UVM and Dan Feliciano of OpEx90, you’ll
learn how to initiate a business diagnostic
or assessment to help you identify, rank,
and prioritize the actions your business
should take to improve its sustainability and

We will cover the following diagnostic topics for
most of your business or operation’s functions:
• Strategy and alignment
• Marketing and sales
• Production and service delivery
• Inventory management
• Finance and accounting
• Technology

The two-hour, online webinar will also include
smaller breakout sessions intended to help
participants share insights and think more
broadly about how they measure, monitor, and
improve their business performance. The webinar
will conclude with a question and answer session
as well as tips for assistance and additional

A free, interactive webinar from the University of Vermont

Sign up for 1 session as each session is a stand-alone and participants need only attend once.

Save Your Seat Today

RSVP for Wednesday, December 16, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (ET)