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Community Connections

The Community Connections track will focus on engaging diverse populations, effectively implementing and improving community programming and connecting your community to resources.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Breakout Session I
9:00am - 10:15am

Climate Change: Creating a Culture of Inclusion

Katrina Seastrunk and Tiffany Wardlaw, SC Thrive
SC Thrive is a statewide nonprofit offering solutions to South Carolinians in needs of resources but facing a multitude of barriers. Come to this session to learn the holistic approach to creating a culture of inclusion that helps diverse populations connect to the right resources at the right time.

 
   Katrina Seastrunk    Regional Manager, SC Thrive    Bio

Katrina Seastrunk
Regional Manager, SC Thrive
Bio

   Tiffany Wardlaw   Development Coordinator,    SC Thrive    Bio

Tiffany Wardlaw
Development Coordinator, SC Thrive
Bio

 

Breakout Session II
10:30am - 11:45am

Giving Voice: Representing Families in Today’s One Dimensional Homeless Conversation

  Lila Anna Sauls   President/CEO, Homeless No More    Bio

Lila Anna Sauls
President/CEO, Homeless No More
Bio

HUD’s sole focus on chronically homeless men and women is impacting communities across the country, where the very real result is dismissal of the issues affecting homeless families. Homeless No More and its primary program, St. Lawrence Place, made the important decision to stand for these families in the Midlands of South Carolina, becoming their voice in the conversation. Learn how Homeless No More went about this important—and organization-changing—work. First Homeless No More’s board, leadership team and staff came to the difficult conclusion that their future—and that of homeless families across the Midlands of South Carolina—required that they step up and out, representing their interests the changed, one-sided homelessness conversation. Second, How they leveraged the changed environment to create a new “mini-continuum of care” that functions effectively within four strategic initiatives: emergency shelter, transitional housing, affordable housing and community bridging.

Breakout Session III
1:45pm - 3:00pm

communication and marketing basics

   Nikki Seibert Kelley    Owner, Wit Meets Grit   Bio

Nikki Seibert Kelley
Owner, Wit Meets Grit

Bio

Looking for low-cost tools to increase the efficiency and efficacy of your organization’s communications? Learn how to use free and simple tools to improve both internal and external communications including: tips and tricks using Google drive, simple graphic design with Canva, and leveraging Facebook marketing tools. This session will also include basic strategies for clear and effective communication when crafting emails, flyers, and networking introductions. Participants are encouraged to bring a computer and gain hands-on experience during this session. 

Breakout Session IV
3:30pm -4:45pm

Developing a Workforce Development Program Focused Solely on Soft Skills

   David Bolton    Executive Director, Foothills Family Resources    Bio

David Bolton
Executive Director, Foothills Family Resources
Bio

In this session David will describe the journey Foothills Family Resources, a small rural non-profit, underwent in developing their Workforce Development program. The discussion will include beginning with outcomes in mind, when and why changes were made to programming, ways to include local industry in your decision-making process, and the science behind the final product.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Breakout Session V
9:00am - 10:15am

Cultural Competency-PASOs & South Carolina Latino COmmunities 

   Mike Young, MA    Director of Capacity Building, PASOs   Bio

Mike Young, MA
Director of Capacity Building, PASOs
Bio

As a culturally tailored, South Carolina-grown organization that bridges the gaps between communities and resources, PASOs, which means steps in Spanish, plays a crucial role in supporting Latino families. PASOs is a community based organization that works with South Carolina’s Latino population to promote health, advocacy, and leadership development – all of which are steps to create a strong, healthy South Carolina. This presentation will introduce attendees to the PASOs organization, its mission, and relevant information related to lasting impacts. This presentation will combine general cultural competency with a focus on the experiences specific to SC’s Latino communities. As a preview for the full-day training being offered through SCACED in December this presentation will provide examples of what to expect along with valuable takeaways. 

Breakout Session VI
10:45am - 12:00pm

Removing Barriers and building bridges: IMPORTANCE of Sustainable Land Use for COmmunity Development 

Participants will learn the basics and importance of clearing title to heirs' property and using sustainable forestry technical assistance to generate income from their real property.

 
   Steve Patterson    Interim Director of Forestry - Leadership Team, Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation    Bio

Steve Patterson
Interim Director of Forestry - Leadership Team, Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation
Bio

  Rick Callison  Attorney - Orangeburg Office,  Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation

Rick Callison
Attorney - Orangeburg Office, Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation