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Virtual Days Webinars

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Family Care Campaign: Bringing Paid Family and Medical Leave to Pennsylvania


This past June, bipartisan, transformational legislation was introduced in the Pennsylvania House and Senate that would establish a paid family and medical leave insurance model to all working Pennsylvanians.  The legislation is called “The Family Care Act". If passed, Pennsylvania would become the sixth state to allow workers to take time off without losing their job or their pay.  Join us to learn:

  1. What this legislation will do.
  2. What the strategy is to get it passed.
  3. And/ how you and your organization can be a part of the “Family Care Campaign".
   Speakers:  Charlie Lotz, vice president and director of Coalition Development at Denny Civic Solutions, Cassie Rusnak, social media strategist at Denny Civic Solutions, and Donna Malpezzi, strategic partner to Denny Civic Solutions.


Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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No Integration without Access: Language Accessibility in Immigrant and Refugee Populations


This webinar will include:

  • What is language access, why is it so important, and what language accessibility resources are available to you.
  • Recognizing when to engage the different types of language accessibility resources.
  • How to work with interpreters and English learners.
   Speakers:  Mary Jayne McCullough, executive director, Global Wordsmiths and Jenna Baron, executive director, Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education (ARYSE)


Monday, October 28, 2019 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Empowered By Data: Measuring Nonprofit Collective Impact (Sponsored by Bakertilly)


The purpose of the workshop is to:

  • Help practitioners reflect on their organization’s experience and interest in program evaluation, impact measurement and collective impact.
  • Help leaders develop better incentives for organizations to adopt evaluation and measurement practices, as well as help evaluators to develop better evaluation systems for collective impact.
   Speakers:   Bhavini Patel, co-founder and CEO, Beamdata and Michelle Walker, principal at Walker Philanthropic Consulting


Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Define Materiality, Forge Valuable Partnerships and Increase Regional Impact Using the UN SDG Framework 

This webinar will include:

  • Learn how the Sustainable Development Goals provide an overall framework that can help your organization focus on your material impacts and identify strategies that can help you to reach your goals while learning how to develop appropriate metrics to benchmark, track and report on your progress toward reaching your goals.
  • Learn which SDGs are most material to our region.
  • Hear several regional success stories that illustrate the ways that successful partnerships can help organizations reach their goals and make a greater impact in our region.
Speakers: Jana Lake, president of 3R Sustainability, Dr. Joylette Portlock, executive director, Sustainable Pittsburgh, Dr. Allison Robinson, director, UPMC Environmental Initiatives, Paxton Bucheral, Sustainability & Environmental compliance manager, DMI Companies, Justin Stockdale, managing director, Pennsylvania Resources Council and Dr. Matthew Mehalik, executive director, Breathe Project

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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School-Organization Partnerships for Community Transformation

This webinar will include:

  1. A culturally sustaining lens approach to exploring the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).
  2. Overview of Project Based Learning (PBL) as an educational pedagogy that allows nonprofit organizations to partner with schools for community transforming work.
  3.  Learn about the Seeds of Change Conference and The #HipHopEd Science Genius Sustainability B.A.T.T.L.E.S (Bringing Attention to Transforming Teaching, Learning, Engagement in Science).
Speakers: Dr. Tyra Good, assistant professor of Practice in Education Liaison, Equitable School District and Community Partnerships, Chatham University and Kelly Henderson, K-12 education manager for Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus


Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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The Vibrant Index: Measuring What Matters for the Pittsburgh Region

Learn about the Vibrant Index Initiative, including:

  1. The rationale behind the project.
  2. The Vibrant Index:  diagnostic, reporting, recommendations.
  3. How the Vibrant Index helps organizations move the needle on diversity, equity and inclusion.
Speaker: Lora McKnight, vice president of Programs and Services of Vibrant Pittsburgh


Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Social Labs, Design Thinking and Collaboratories: Concepts, Tools and Techniques for Creating Cultures of Creativity, Collaboration and Change in Organizations and Communities

The workshop is targeted towards organizations and leaders that work with diverse stakeholders and experts when addressing complex issues.

  • A different type of thinking, creativity and collaboration are needed to perceive and solve the multi-dimensional, systemic, multi-cultural issues we face today.
  • This workshop will explore interdisciplinary and collaborative tools - social labs, design thinking and collaboratories – that can be used proactively by organizations and communities to address these issues.
  • These tools can help to bring individuals together in new and different ways to question, discuss, share and construct new ideas and strategies for resolving complex problems and issues.
Speakers: Marsha Tongel, president of Metanoia Consulting-TCG and Linda Fisher Bruce, president and CEO of McKinley Group, Ltd.


Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Innovations for Inclusivity: Using On-Site Child Care to Attract and Retain Millennial Workers


This webinar will include:

  1. Attendees will learn about the prevalence of factors influencing millennial-workers decisions to leave a particular organization.
  2. Attendees will gain an understanding of the regulations and policies surrounding the provision of on-site child care.
  3. Attendees will learn how on-site child care may impact worker productivity and long-term retention. 
   Speakers:  Priya Amin, co-founders, Flexable


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