Benefits beyond a paycheck
June 7, 2018, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
You’ve heard of tech companies that keep stocked refrigerators for employees or allow pets in the office to attract and keep staff. But are these the benefits that really matter? In this webinar, find out what benefits are most desirable to employees, and hear firsthand of how one nonprofit reduced employee turnover by getting to understand their workforce better and by assessing what daily instability really cost in the lives of its employees. You’ll come away from this webinar knowing more about the impact of economic class and daily instability on your organization’s workforce. You can use this knowledge to support your employees, create a fantastic culture, and improve the lives of those you support through innovative programs.
Make a power move! Hidden rules at the table
June 21, 2018, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
Professionals from every sector build business and social relationships around a meal, be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Gain insight on how to present your best self and positively influence potential business partners, funding opportunities, volunteers, and friends. Being familiar with acceptable dining practices can often seal the deal or sever it. Whether you’re just entering the professional arena or you’re an experienced professional, your personal brand is always in the spotlight. Make a power move! Stop second-guessing where and how to begin the dining process. Following the person beside you could be a costly mistake. Learn how to navigate a formal place setting with ease and style. Decide for yourself which cutting style (American or Continental) works best for you. Confidence is power. Knowing the hidden rules is success.
Leaders lead even at the dinner table. Join this webinar to understand how knowing your dining etiquette can impact your professional success. Bring your cutlery to the webinar for this interactive presentation.
Bridges Across Every Divide
Phil DeVol and Gene Krebs
July 19, 2018, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
The authors of Bridges Across Every Divide interviewed people in Bridges communities and found that conservatives and liberals alike care about people in poverty and want to do something about it. The political divide is just one of many divides, but once again, in Bridges communities, people from all classes, races, and sectors are working together to overcome the barriers that Getting Ahead graduates encounter. In this webinar the authors discuss how Bridges communities are uniquely positioned to make policy changes at the city, county, and state level. Policy work requires an understanding of how to navigate the political environment and how to develop policy solutions that are consistent with the Bridges and Getting Ahead philosophy. Twenty years into Bridges work we are ready to make changes at the policy level. Join Phil and Gene to learn more about how to do this in our communities and our local, state, and national governments.
Bridges Out of Poverty, an introduction
August 2, 2018, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
Do you have clients who get arrested because they lose their cool with law enforcement? Or individuals who cannot negotiate with school administrators or supervisors at work? Do you have clients who go from agency to agency to get their basic needs met? This workshop will introduce the core strategies and constructs behind Bridges Out of Poverty. Bridges uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete tools and strategies for a community to alleviate poverty. Participants will review poverty research, examine a theory of change, and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, and language. Join Chuck to better understand how the environment of poverty creates barriers for your clients and how your organization can work shoulder to shoulder with those living in daily instability to provide different solutions to create more stability for your clients, organizations, and communities.
Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D.
September 6, 2018, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
Are you increasingly dealing with angry students? Students who are anxious and need constant reassurance? Do you have parents who are angry when they walk in the door? Are you having less time for instruction because of the emotional climate of the classroom? This introductory webinar will provide some basic understandings and tools to begin addressing and reducing anger, anxiety, and violence in the classroom.