Supporting CommUnity is pleased to announce our inaugural webinar series! In this Choose Your Own (Learning) Adventure, there are five webinars to choose from, on a variety of topics. This is a great deal for those organizations that may not have the budget for an onsite training, but still want to hear Lori’s valuable information based on research and best practices. Have your entire department join the webinar; we’re not limiting the amount of people per organization for the prices below. (Lori also encourages small group discussion during her webinars, so make sure you have someone to chat with!) There will be no sales pitches—this is a genuine learning opportunity!
$99 for two webinars $129 for three webinars $159 for all five webinars
All webinars will start at 11 a.m. MST.
Spirit of Culture (October 8)
Since 1965 the racial and ethnic composition of the country has changed more rapidly than any other time in history. How do you define yourself? How do you define yourself culturally? The way we answer these questions say a lot about the way we approach the ever-growing diversity of our communities. The health of a community goes beyond exercise and eating right, it also includes tolerance, acceptance and seeing the value of every individual. This training will help staff define how their professional and personal behaviors emerge in relationship to others that are the same or different ethnic and cultural background than themselves.
- Discuss the similarities of cultural values and how they influence our approach with customers and staff.
- List ways embrace diversity through programs and marketing with a strength-based approach.
- Define cultural competency and how to apply it to programming and staffing decisions.
Creating Positive Practices to Reduce Unconscious Bias (October 15)
One’s age, gender, gender identity physical abilities, religion, sexual orientation, weight, and many other characteristics are subject to bias. Unconscious biases are social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. While most people understand what it means to be explicitly biased, implicit biases are often overlooked and can impact your hiring process, your programming and the overall culture of your organization. In this session, we will discuss 5 steps you can take to create positive practices and awareness and ensure that unconscious bias is recognized.
- Define unconscious bias and how it impacts a workplace culture.
- Outline intentional steps that all staff can engage in to recognize and reduce these biases.
- Describe examples of commonalities in order to create more robust environment of inclusivity.
Helping Teens Understand the Value of Leadership (October 22)
Leadership begins with personal insight, a movement toward and a commitment to continuous improvement of yourself. If your organization has teens in leadership roles through employment or advisory boards, Lori will guide participants to create teen leadership training inspiring teamwork, productivity and positive communication. Participants will be able to demonstrate how teen leadership thrives when young people know who they are, who the adults are supporting them and how to embrace what they stand for.
- Outline what teen leadership means.
- Explore current trends and ideas for teen leadership development and the strategy needed for success.
- Discuss goals and roles and the importance of having them clearly defined.
What’s on the Horizon; Everything from Y to Z (October 29)
A workplace with multiple generations continues with the incoming Generation Z. Understanding the dynamics of this younger group gives you a better opportunity for retention of members of this generation either as staff or as a consumer. Together we will learn the similarities and differences between the Gen Y/Millennials and the up-and-coming Gen Z generations. Better understand how today’s young adults, teens and youth think and behave in order to benefit your organization. We will discuss trends in education, employment and the offline experience and how it impacts the way the younger generations interact in the “real world”. You’ll learn how to create an environment of cooperation and open-mindedness that will help you communicate across these unique and powerful groups.
- Discuss the nuances of a Xennial, Millennial, and Gen Z and why understanding both the differences and similarities within those generations provides invaluable awareness for retention.
- Define personal or individualized branding and why it’s important for staffing and customers that are a part of the younger generations.
- Outline effective leadership styles and the power of mentor relationships in the workplace for both the younger Millennial and Gen Z.
Training for the Ages; Creating an Effective Multi-Generation Team (November 5)
Do you ever find yourself shaking your head in wonder at your younger employees? Are there times that you wish you could get your traditionalist staff on board with a new way of doing things? Many of the approaches that each person takes are deeply rooted in their generational experiences. This training will help everyone understand what those differences are and how we can support each other while also gaining insight on why we do what we do. Learn ways to blend the different generations into a cohesive and positive team as well as creating an environment of cooperation that meets the needs of your staff regardless of their age. You will identify ways to encourage support for the internal atmosphere that gets projected to the outside customers.
- Identify the values that define different generations.
- Discuss effective ways to create an atmosphere of respect for multi-generations co-workers and customers.
- List positive actions to engage all employees so they can support one another and creative a positive work environment.