Free Webinar Series


The R Rules: A guide for teens to identify and build resources

Betti Souther

May 2, 2019, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

Join author Betti Souther and our panel of R Rules practitioners for this Q&A webinar on why and how they are using The R Rules to build and engage community; develop skills and individual plans for education, career, and life; and support components of social and emotional learning (SEL), response to intervention (RTI), trauma-sensitive instruction, and trauma-informed care (TIC). Discussion will also include insights from our panel on the challenges and benefits of implementing The R Rules.


Getting Ahead in the Workplace: A field-test and evaluation

Jane Tuer, Executive Director, Project READ Literacy Network, Ontario, Canada

May 16, 2019, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

Interested in knowing the results of Getting Ahead in the Workplace and the impact on Investigators? Do you want to know more about the engagement of employers with Bridges Out of Poverty and Getting Ahead in the Workplace? Project READ Literacy Network in Ontario, Canada, did research into the interests of individuals on social assistance and manufacturing employers to try a new approach to finding and keeping entry-level staff. Jane Tuer will share their research and evaluation results and talk about their next steps.


Raising achievement by acknowledging the holistic needs of the child

Michael Curl, Principal, Cedar Bayou Junior

June 6, 2019, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

A middle school in Texas is having academic success and receiving recognition from the state education agency for demonstrating growth in student performance over multiple years. While there are many factors that play a role in these achievements, this webinar will focus how A Framework for Understanding Poverty and Emotional Poverty helped the middle school establish a system acknowledging whole-child needs to build the resource base of students and enhance positive relationships and role models on campus.


Employer Resource Networks® transform companies one employee at a time

James Vander Hulst and Stephen MacDonald

June 20, 2019, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central

ERNs (Employer Resource Networks®) transform companies one employee at a time through the support and growth of existing employer resource networks, the development of new networks, peer learning across all partners, and in-depth evaluation to demonstrate high impact for employees, employers, government, and communities. They are private-public consortia whose purpose is improved workforce retention through employee support and training. Participants will learn how aligning Bridges communities and the ERNs approach leads to outcomes in employee retention rates, contributing employer ROI, increased employee engagement, informal regional human resource networks, decreased employee reliance on public assistance, and increased family financial stability.


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