A1/A2 - Personal Effectiveness
Secrets to a Strees-Free Work Life
Your career in the nonprofit sector can bring many stresses—including unrealistic expectations, constantly changing conditions, and a paycheck that is less than your friends in the for profit sector. To succeed in this arena, you need proven strategies to reduce and manage stress. Speaker Atieno Bird has over 15 years of experience helping people reduce their stress and create a career that they love. You will walk out of this session with dozens of stress-reduction suggestions and a concrete action plan with built-in accountability that will reduce the stress in your life.
B1/B2 - Career Development
Positive Psychology & Your Career
Patrick Madsen, Director of Career Services at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Jessica Glazer, former Harvard Positive Psychology teacher and current Assistant Director of Career Advising at Carey
- Teach basics of Positive Psychology: give brief introduction to this relatively new and very popular field that is on the vanguard of the science of human potential; discuss the stunning data about happiness and positivity and learn about some famous and fascinating studies
- Learn a better, more holistic approach to career development; we will focus on such topics such as how to find a calling (not just a job), how to use positive priming to your benefit, how to avoid job search procrastination, how to determine which are truly the key priorities for a job search, how to increase your luck during your job search, how to inspire teammates or employees to greater productivity while creating a noticeably happier workplace environment, how to reduce stress during the job search and throughout your career, and how to be happier, both in business school and in general
- Teach ways to apply Positive Psychology to better one’s personal, as well as professional, life
- Illustrate small and large ways to put Positive Psychology into practice: techniques to use at work, at home, in school, during and after the job search, in a year, in a month, or in two minutes!
- Create a cohesive session where people feel that they have learned more about themselves, their colleagues, and their profession: session will include presentation, group work, and individual work
C1/C2 - Networking 101
Becoming a Networking Master: Making the Most of In-Person Events and Creating Your Own Online Brand
Caitlin Fisher, Hellerman Baretz Communications
Jung Lim, YNPNdc, The Washington Center
How do you make the right contacts when networking in-person? What’s the best way to leverage the connections you make after an event has concluded? We all attend events—professionally or personally—and often walk away feeling unsatisfied with our performance. Whether we don’t make the connections we hope to, or our follow-up is subpar, it’s a common source of frustration among professionals of all ages. Covering three stages—what to do prior to a networking event, how to make the most at the event itself, and how to maximize your follow up—Caitlin Fisher and Jung Lim will empower attendees to become networking masters. Additionally, Caitlin Fisher will discuss how to develop and use your personal online and social media brand as a powerful relationship-building tool. Caitlin Fisher is an Account Executive at Hellerman Baretz Communications, a boutique PR firm that works with many of the world’s leading law firms, consulting firms, and financial services companies. At HBC, she heads the firm's marketing, advertising, and business development activities. In addition, she maintains HBC's social media presence and coordinates Cool Coaching, a social media training program for attorneys and law firm staff. Caitlin graduated with honors from the University of Chicago. She maintains the Young PR Pro blog column on HBC's Sound Bites blog (www.soundbites.com
), a career-advice column for young public relations professionals, on HBC's Sound Bites blog. Jung Ran Lim is Director of International Development & Academic Internship Programs at The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars which provides an integrated academic and work experience to prepare college students and professionals for lives of professional achievement and civic engagement. Jung oversees the Center's various internship programs and recruits international students by establishing strategic partnerships with universities and organizations. She has been with the Center for nearly seven years and has provided networking tips, resources, and sessions to program attendees.
X1/X2 - Board Service
Charting Your Path to Nonprofit Board Service
Moderator: Brian Flahaven, Director of Government Relations, CASE
Emily Gibbs-Davis, Manager, Corporate and Agency Services, Volunteer Fairfax
Patric Sanders, Board Leadership Program Coordinator, Greater DC Cares
Alexis Terry, Director, Diversity and Inclusion, ASAE
Would you like to have a significant impact on a nonprofit that is advocating on behalf of issues that are important to you? Serving on a nonprofit board will advance your career and grow your ability to make a difference in the nonprofit sector as you guide the strategic vision of an organization, fundraise on its behalf, and hold the executive director accountable for his/her work. Join panelists Alexis Terry of ASAE, who has done extensive work about age diversity on nonprofit boards; Patrick Sanders of Greater DC Cares, who can offer extensive insight into what boards are looking for in prospective candidates; and Emily Gibbs Davis, current member of 3 nonprofit boards. The discussion will give you insight into the requirements and benefits of serving on a nonprofit board and offer tangible advice on how to get started!
Y1/Y2 - Cross Sector Partnerships
Maximizing your Mission through Cross Sector Partnerships
More than ever, nonprofits are looking for innovative ways to meet the needs of the community with less resources and competing priorities. Changes in the sector have challenged us to think outside of the traditional partner model and create partnerships with business, other nonprofits and the government. How can you be prepared and change the way you do your work to become smarter and more efficient? Join us for this engaging dialogue with perspectives from June Kress, Executive Director of Council for Court Excellence and Mike Curtin, Chief Executive Officer of DC Central Kitchen.
Z1 - Tech 3.0/Entrepreneurship
Amplify your Impact: Identifying and Influencing your Stakeholders Through Social Media
Casey Golden, CEO, Small Act
Creating a community online is about more than just attracting a large number of fans on social media - it’s about having a strategy that will influence people and keep them engaged (and volunteering, and donating!). Once you've built a community of fans online, how do you keep them excited about your mission and programs? Casey Golden, CEO of Small Act, will share his pro-active solutions and innovative ideas for maintaining and growing your social media base.
Z2 - Tech 3.0/Entrepreneurship
Nonprofits, Technology, and Social Change
Dahna Goldstein, Founder, PhilanTech (online fundraising/grants management) - Moderator
Casey Golden, CEO, Small Act (social media expert) - Panelist
Alex Budak, Co-Founder, StartSome Good (crowdfunding; social innovation) - Panelist
Richard Jaeggi, Executive Director (youth engagement/digital media) - Panelist
Changes in technology over the past five years has resulted in new forms of collaboration, fundraising, and capacity-building. The nonprofit sector and mission-oriented organizations are striving to achieve deeper impact by capitalizing on many of these trends and innovations. Join us for a lively panel discussion to explore topics related to nonprofits, technology, and social media, such as crowdfunding, online fundraising, and grants management. Our expert panel features cutting edge social entrepreneurs, all uniquely working towards social good efforts.
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