Free Webinar Series


Essential Leadership Qualities of the Successful Collaborator

Tim Rogers, Lead Pastor, Grace Point Church, Paradise, Pennsylvania, and Erik Orndorff, Superintendent, Pequea Valley School District, Kinzers, Pennsylvania

Thursday, March 2, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

This webinar will explore essential leadership qualities for those looking to lead successful collaborative efforts in their communities. Going beyond leadership in one’s own organization, Tim and Erik will consider how to develop the kind of leadership that brings other organizational leaders with differing agendas toward meaningful collaboration.

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PACK2PACK – Donated Furniture and Household Items Find Homes with North Carolina State University Low-Income Students

Taylor Spoon and Sarah Wright, North Carolina State University TRIO Program

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

Pack2Pack focuses on economic sustainability for NCSU students with a $0 expected family contribution in a program called Pack Promise Scholars. The University has made a financial commitment to the students selected for the Pack Promise Program by understanding the unique talents and perspectives these students contribute to the University community while also understanding their financial limitations.

In this webinar we will learn how Pack2Pack is providing Pack Promise Scholars a direct means to best manage and use their financial aid package, which includes students using funds once devoted to basic household items to fund study abroad, unpaid internships and research projects, travel expenses to internships and volunteer projects and health care. Pack2Pack engages the campus and extended community to donate gently used furniture and household items and then pop-up shops are scheduled so students are able to select needed items within a shopping atmosphere.

Join this webinar to learn how your campus and local community can band together to prevent higher education students from “stopping out” due to financial constraints. Strengthening students’ financial resources is critical to their degree attainment.

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From Getting Ahead to Staying Ahead

Quinton Askew

Thursday, April 6, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

This webinar will discuss how the Getting Ahead initiative in Howard County, Maryland, is keeping GA graduates engaged with their personal plans, active in Staying Ahead supports, and involved in their community. The initiative uses a holistic, collaborative approach focused on improving family and economic stability. Hear how host sites have reinvested back into their graduates with employment opportunities and how Getting Ahead graduates are taking on leadership roles in the community.

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Boys in Crisis: Why It Matters and What You Can Do About It

Jim Littlejohn

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

Do males and females have the same emotions? How are emotions demonstrated, and what are the end results? This webinar will address the why and how of the way males deal with emotional issues. A critical examination of “the Boy Code”  and “the Bro Code” will help participants learn how boys’ emotional development guides their emotional future as adults. Join in, have some fun, and learn how to unravel the mysteries of male emotions.

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Bridges Out of Poverty: An Introduction

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class to provide concrete tools and strategies for individuals, organizations, and communities to alleviate poverty.

This webinar will provide an introduction to a comprehensive approach to understanding the Bridges Out of Poverty constructs.

Participants will review poverty research and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure, and language.

The focus of the webinar is to provide a broad overview of the concepts.

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Staying Ahead – Making the Future Relevant Today!

Sonia Holycross and Jessica Echols

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

This webinar will discuss how the Staying Ahead initiative at Partners in Hope, Troy, Ohio, guides individuals and families on a deeper exploration of the 11 resources addressed in Getting Ahead.

Since 2014 this Partners in Hope initiative has included relevant programming and opportunities for community involvement that reinforce the constructs of Getting Ahead. We work to assist our “Partner Families” in real-life application of their resources for barrier removal and achievement of their goals. Discussion will include the reality of program development (the good, the bad, and the ugly), as well as examples of the multiyear progress of clients in the Staying Ahead program.

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Removing the Mask: Identifying and Serving Gifted Students from Poverty

Ruby Payne

September 7, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

Is there equity in your school’s gifted program? Do the demographics reflect the demographics of your campus as a whole? Gifted programs often serve wealthy and middle class students and exclude students from poverty. This webinar will outline a complete process for identifying gifted students from poverty using easy-to-implement instruments and detailed procedures.

Dr. Payne will share strategies and supports to retain students and foster success in gifted programs, suggestions for behavioral interventions in gifted programs, and techniques for working with parents of gifted students. Payne will discuss briefly how to use the Teacher Perception Inventory and Environmental Opportunities Profile instruments.

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Developing Student Expertise

Ruby Payne

September 21, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

This webinar will provide tools and processes to use at the secondary level for greater student achievement. Dr. Payne will focus on content comprehension, expertise models that move away from fragmented content, getting students involved in their own self-assessment, relational learning, calibrated student work, and integrating grades, assignments, state assessment, and standards into a seamless approach.

Additionally, the webinar will provide a simple process to work through emotional issues with the staff and parents on campus. Approaches and tools to work more effectively with adolescent males on campus will also be addressed. Finally, the webinar will cover research on habit formation and habit change.

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All aha! Process webinars are recorded and archived for your convenience. See the list of past webinar recordings here.