9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Practicum 1: Advocacy and Strategic Communications
Willamette Ballroom A
Polish your advocacy, coalition building, and strategic communication skills in preparation for the 2019 Legislative session and all of the other work you're doing in your community. National and local experts will share some of the communications tools we rely on. You’ll get advice, hear about new research, and we'll have lots of real-life examples from work in Oregon and elsewhere.. You’ll learn about the power of unusual partners, and cross-sector coalitions. You’ll hear from experts about working with the media. We’ll practice using key tools, and you'll leave feeling ready for building relationships with your legislators and local officials
Anika Fassia, Project Manager for the Race Class Narrative Project at Demos, will share the results of their recent research that shows how combining talk about race with talk about economic issues helps build support across a wide swath of listeners. This work offers a powerful tool to advance equity in Oregon.
Mike Koprowski, the National Campaign Director for Opportunity Starts at Home will share the work behind a broad, cross-sector national coalition forming around housing opportunity. You’ll learn about the power of unusual messengers and new partners in working to sway policy makers about an issue.
Tim Collier of Home Forward, who has worked for many years with Oregon media to place stories and respond to inquiries, will share tips, tricks, and strategies for you to apply today.
Jerry Cohen, of AARP Oregon, will share a framework for evaluating issue campaigns, developing strategy, and building power.
You'll leave this session feeling ready to communicate, build relationships, and advocate for change!
Anika Fassia, Project Manager, Race Class Narrative Project, Demos
Mike Koprowski, National Campaign Director, Opportunity Starts at Home
Tim Collier, Director of Communications, Home Forward
Jerry Cohen, AARP Oregon State Director (outgoing)
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Practicum 2: Prosperity Agenda: Family Coaching Model
Croisan Creek Room A/B
Prosperity Agenda's Family Coaching Model will help you support families as they set and reach goals for financial stability, new opportunities, and a stronger future. This session is limited to 60 participants, so be sure you've signed up.Participants will learn how family-centered coaching differentiates from case management, and other approaches to coaching and whole-family approaches, and observe first-hand how the approach shifts the dynamic of service delivery.
What to expect:
► Participants will learn how family-centered coaching differentiates from case management, and other approaches to coaching and whole-family approaches, and observe first-hand how the approach shifts the dynamic of service delivery.
► Participants will learn about the coaching mindset, practice in triads how to build skills for coaching, and pull it all together using the six steps of family-centered coaching to implement a holistic approach to engaging families to accomplish their goals.
► Participants will work in groups to assess how ready their organization is for coaching and whole-family work and steps to take to shift towards the approach.
► Participants will learn how family-centered coaching was developed and applies integrated lessons from trauma-informed care, executive skill functioning, and behavioral economics.
Niela Hampton, The Prosperity Agenda
Devin Stubblefield, The Prosperity Agenda
Diana Dollar, The Prosperity Agenda
Rachel Brooks, The Prosperity Agenda
Practicum 3: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI) and Walidah Imarisha
Willamette Ballroom B
The morning will be spent with the Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI). CEI aims to transform personal and professional communities by raising consciousness and building tools that equip individuals, schools and organizations to build more inclusive environments. This workshop will assist attendees to:
- Understand why equity, diversity, inclusion (EDI) work is important and your role moving EDI work forward
- Establish agreements and protocols that promote equity and create safer spaces for productive conversations about EDI
- Establish a common language that empowers participants to engage in productive equity and inclusion-centered conversations
The afternoon will be spent thinking about our roles as leaders in equity work. We’ll begin with some stories from Oregon partners about what this work has meant for them. Then, Walidah Imarisha will guide us into a discussion about what transformational leadership is, how to do it, how to recognize it, how to get out of its way, and how to be a good ally to the transformational leaders you work with.
Stephanie Ghoston Paul, Center for Equity and Inclusion
Tobias Sherwood, Center for Equity and Inclusion
Arielle Reid, NeighborWorks Umpqua
Joni Hartmann, Housing Development Center
Michael Parkhurst, Meyer Memorial Trust
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