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January 2019

Free

Changing the Odds: Virginia Youth Development Conference

January 24 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond has worked with nationally recognized Forum for Youth Investment to co-design an engaging agenda focused on what it will take to change the odds for children and youth in Virginia. This interactive day of shared learning combines keynotes, workshops and roundtable discussions to explore why and how youth organizations can do more to support youth success. Conference faculty includes nationally recognized speakers and facilitators from the Forum for Youth Investment: Karen Pittman, Merita…

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Free

WRIR Hosts: Women In Audio workshop & open house

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

FREE workshop! Women are rocking at WRIR, Richmond Independent Radio! Come and meet WRIR’s volunteers who are station audio engineers, show hosts and producers, board operators and technicians. You’ll rotate through hands-on workshops covering journalism, video, audio editing, field recording, live sound engineering. When: Saturday, January 26th, 10 am – 3:00 pm Where: WRIR-LP 97.3 FM, 1621 B West Broad Street, upstairs. Richmond, VA 23220 Who: Women, non-conforming folks About WRIR FM: WRIR LP 97.3 FM, a nonprofit, listener-supported radio…

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February 2019

Free

Volunteer Training / Orientation

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

An orientation open to anyone who has wanted to get involved with RJI. This is the best place to begin for those who are interested in linking arms with us in the work we do to prevent human trafficking. We will cover RJI mission and culture, and offer a variety of breakout sessions for participants to choose from. Coffee and snacks will be served.

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Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Supporting Immigrants in the Workplace”

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

As the demographics of our region continue to change, workplaces have an opportunity and responsibility to connect with growing immigrant communities. Through this interactive workshop, participants will explore local demographic trends, while also considering best practices when working with immigrant populations. Attendees will leave with practical strategies that can be utilized by organizations and individual employees to support immigrants in the workplace. Session to be facilitated by Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Staff.

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March 2019

$60

Spark Studio: Adding Staff to Your Organization Class

March 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Paid staff is one great way to expand capacity–but no one talks about how much work it is to add staff on the front end. Get it right from the beginning so your organization can do more good work. Come learn about: -How to know when it’s time to hire and how to make sure you are hiring for the right position -Hiring, on-boarding, and general management best practices -Performance issues and firing Spark Studio is a collaboration with The…

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April 2019

Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Facilitating Tough Conversations”

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Employees are increasingly calling on their workplaces to provide opportunities to grapple with difficult current events. When carefully crafted and facilitated, these dialogues have the potential to improve morale, engagement, and productivity. This workshop will help participants consider when and how to hold constructive conversations around potentially controversial topics. Session to be facilitated by Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.

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May 2019

$60

Spark Studio: Engage Your Community– Best Practices for Co-Leadership in Your Community Work Class

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Our work is always most successful when it centers the communities we are working within. Community engagement is the process of working collaboratively with a community to address issues that impact the well-being of those groups. This workshop will highlight key aspects of robust community engagement. Come learn about: -The community engagement spectrum with a focus on the equity model -Best practices for co-leadership with community transformations -The value of co-leadership in your work Spark Studio is a collaboration with…

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June 2019

Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Museum Trip with Facilitated Dialogue”

June 26

To deepen the learning and networking that takes place through the Workplace Inclusion Network, the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities will convene a special bus trip to an out-of-town museum in the coming year. VCIC staff will facilitate a conversation among WIN members on the bus to and from the museum, and participants will have the opportunity to learn together in a different setting.

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August 2019

Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Women In Leadership Navigating the Workplace”

August 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Women in Leadership are often faced with challenges that their male counterparts may not experience. During this session participants will consider how women in leadership roles in business and other sectors leverage their skills and abilities to attain and maintain success in today’s complicated workplace. Session to be facilitated by Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Staff.

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September 2019

$60

Spark Studio: Marketing on a Nonprofit Budget Class

September 11 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

So you don’t have money to hire a graphic designer and you don’t even know what a style sheet is or how to get started? This course is designed for nonprofits who need to make the most out of donated services and have little to no budget for marketing. Come learn about: -Brand strategy and audience definition and basics of marketing -Tips, tools, and tricks to edit your own images and videos -The basics of social media as a marketing…

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October 2019

Various membership levels

Workplace Inclusion Network: “Age & Generations in the Workplace”

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Research shows that there are five different generations present in the workforce. What does that mean when we think about how employees communicate or our understanding of work ethic? This session will examine ways for organizations to include age as a part of their inclusion strategy and ways to maximize efforts and potential across varying generations. Session to be facilitated by Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Staff.

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