November 9, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Register for an individual webinar or full series by Aug. 14 to save. No coupon code is needed. Discounts will be applied directly to your cart at checkout.

Early bird rates:

  • $50 for one webinar (additional webinars are $65)
  • $200 for four-part series

Regular rates:

  • $65 for individual webinars
  • $235 for four-part series

You’ve heard the adage, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It’s true. We need to acknowledge that if our organizational culture is unhealthy, we will struggle to get our work done. Intentionally building a positive staff culture that reflects the organization’s stated values and beliefs, and is aligned with our strategy, is the pathway to building a resilient and thriving organization.

Organizational culture is the shared values, beliefs, customs, and practices that are part of everyday life in an organization. It effects all operations within an organization. A resilient organization has a shared agreement with the employee that we work together to bring to life our stated values by realizing them in our norms, behaviors, customs, and practices.

This webinar, the third session in the Workforce Well-Being and Resilience learning series explores the ingredients of a positive staff culture, and the steps needed to achieve it. Learn strategies for bringing our organizational values into daily interactions, achieving clear and realistic boundaries and expectations, and aligning our culture and strategy to build resilience and success.

About the Webinar Series

As workforce challenges continue to hinder human services organizations, leaders are searching for concrete action steps to support staff who are emotionally and physically exhausted. Though staff often enter the field excited to make a difference, it can be difficult to keep them connected to the vision and mission of the organization.

This four-part webinar series will delve into core strategies and tactics for supporting staff, such as increasing accountability, managing conflict, nurturing relationships, embracing equity, and achieving excellence. Sessions in this series:

Takeaways

  • Define organizational culture
  • How to realize organizational values in daily interactions
  • How to promote boundaries and expectations that support attitudes and behaviors critical to the agency mission and staff well-being
  • Steps for aligning organizational culture and strategy

Who Should Participate

  • Executive and senior leaders
  • Middle managers
  • Human resource staff
  • Staff with responsibility for EDI

Individuals who are champions for strengthening the workforce culture, regardless of their title, will benefit. This guidance is relevant for all workforces across the human services ecosystem, including at the community, systems, government, and policy levels.

Presenters

Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson

Senior Director, Change in Mind Institute
Social Current

Kelly Martin

Director, Practice Excellence
Social Current

March 19 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

Three-part virtual learning opportunity: March 19, April 16, and May 7 from 1-4 p.m. ET.

Pricing:

  • Impact Partners (Formerly Engagement Packages) and/or Organizations that Have Achieved COA Accreditation: $600
  • Other Organizations: $700

Our brains are designed to keep us safe, constantly monitoring our surroundings and putting up “fight or flight” barriers when we experience things that are new or different. Yet, we are also social beings, craving connection and belonging. What happens in our brains and in our bodies when we experience diversity, bias, and racism? And how do we apply brain-based strategies to ensure we don’t let fear and discomfort hinder our ability to build relationships?

This learning series will explore these key concepts, which are often overlooked in our efforts to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). It will focus on the intersection of brain science and EDI and how we can apply this knowledge to our daily work to foster stronger connections, increased healing, and greater impact.

We’ll begin with foundational brain science and EDI concepts, including the history of racial trauma in the U.S. Building on this knowledge, we’ll explore how brain functions, many of which are outside our consciousness, interrupt our efforts to overcome bias. By understanding the neurobiology, as well as how our white, dominant culture is rooted in centuries of racial trauma, we can begin to heal individually and collectively.

Participants will also begin to translate knowledge into action. We’ll discuss how to truly integrate EDI and trauma-informed efforts, as well as how to build workplaces where everyone feels well and a sense of belonging. This learning series will offer concrete strategies for:

  • Understanding the impact of racial trauma
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Quieting our lower brains
  • Having difficult conversations
  • Understanding power differentials
  • Increasing felt safety in work settings

Understanding the relationship between brain science and EDI will help all participants advance their personal equity journeys and build stronger, more impactful organizations.

Instruction Methods

Participants will learn through short lectures, thought-provoking discussions, and small group work.

Takeaways

  • Foundational concepts of EDI and brain science
  • About the neurobiological activity when experiencing or perpetrating bias and racism
  • How to apply concepts to improve daily interactions, difficult conversations, and power dynamics
  • How to integrate EDI and trauma-informed efforts
  • How to apply concepts to the workplace to increase felt safety and staff wellness and belonging

Who Should Participate

  • Executives
  • Managers and directors
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion staff
  • Human resources staff

Presenters

Undraye Howard

Undraye Howard

Vice President of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement
Social Current

Romero Davis

Romero Davis

Senior Program Manager
Social Current

Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson

Senior Director, Change in Mind Institute
Social Current

Kelly Martin

Director, Practice Excellence
Social Current

October 26, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Join Social Current’s Strategic Industry Partner FlexAMS as they provide an overview of a clinical model used to treat clients through attachment-based and trauma-informed care. They will review types of interventions clinical teams can provide and share general information on client outcomes. Presenters will explain how they utilize an electronic health record to tell the client’s story, identify barriers, and demonstrate progress.

Using an electronic health record (EHR) in a residential setting allows for better integration and communication between direct staff and clinical staff, all of whom are striving for better clinical outcomes. Leadership can identify trends on adverse incidents, restraint use, and other important factors. An EHR also improves record keeping, efficiency, and demonstrating clinical outcomes through reporting capabilities.

Takeaways

  • Insight into the Developmental Trauma and Attachment Program (DTAP) clinical model, developed and used by Chaddock in Quincy, Illinois
  • Key clinical elements to include in documentation
  • How to use documentation to demonstrate client progress and improve reporting capabilities

Who Should Participate

  • Clinicians
  • Clinical supervisors
  • Information technology staff
  • Behavioral health leaders

Presenters

Amanda Becks, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor,
Chaddock

Tim White, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Therapist,
Chaddock

November 9, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Register for an individual webinar or full series by Aug. 14 to save. No coupon code is needed. Discounts will be applied directly to your cart at checkout.

Early bird rates:

  • $50 for one webinar (additional webinars are $65)
  • $200 for four-part series

Regular rates:

  • $65 for individual webinars
  • $235 for four-part series

You’ve heard the adage, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” It’s true. We need to acknowledge that if our organizational culture is unhealthy, we will struggle to get our work done. Intentionally building a positive staff culture that reflects the organization’s stated values and beliefs, and is aligned with our strategy, is the pathway to building a resilient and thriving organization.

Organizational culture is the shared values, beliefs, customs, and practices that are part of everyday life in an organization. It effects all operations within an organization. A resilient organization has a shared agreement with the employee that we work together to bring to life our stated values by realizing them in our norms, behaviors, customs, and practices.

This webinar, the third session in the Workforce Well-Being and Resilience learning series explores the ingredients of a positive staff culture, and the steps needed to achieve it. Learn strategies for bringing our organizational values into daily interactions, achieving clear and realistic boundaries and expectations, and aligning our culture and strategy to build resilience and success.

About the Webinar Series

As workforce challenges continue to hinder human services organizations, leaders are searching for concrete action steps to support staff who are emotionally and physically exhausted. Though staff often enter the field excited to make a difference, it can be difficult to keep them connected to the vision and mission of the organization.

This four-part webinar series will delve into core strategies and tactics for supporting staff, such as increasing accountability, managing conflict, nurturing relationships, embracing equity, and achieving excellence. Sessions in this series:

Takeaways

  • Define organizational culture
  • How to realize organizational values in daily interactions
  • How to promote boundaries and expectations that support attitudes and behaviors critical to the agency mission and staff well-being
  • Steps for aligning organizational culture and strategy

Who Should Participate

  • Executive and senior leaders
  • Middle managers
  • Human resource staff
  • Staff with responsibility for EDI

Individuals who are champions for strengthening the workforce culture, regardless of their title, will benefit. This guidance is relevant for all workforces across the human services ecosystem, including at the community, systems, government, and policy levels.

Presenters

Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson

Senior Director, Change in Mind Institute
Social Current

Kelly Martin

Director, Practice Excellence
Social Current

December 12, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Register for an individual webinar or full series by Aug. 14 to save. No coupon code is needed. Discounts will be applied directly to your cart at checkout.

Early bird rates:

  • $50 for one webinar (additional webinars are $65)
  • $200 for four-part series

Regular rates:

  • $65 for individual webinars
  • $235 for four-part series

Research from O.C. Tanner Institute notes that, now more than ever, employees are looking for a sense of community at work. People are social animals—we crave a sense of belonging, and to be seen, heard, and valued. An organization is 12 times more likely to thrive when employees feel connected. In essence, a strong work community holds an organization together, especially during challenging times.

Our brains are hardwired for connection. When we build healthy connections with people at work, we are more equipped to tolerate uncomfortable feelings, actively listen, demonstrate empathy, have difficult conversations, and thrive while facing complex work tasks and constant change.

This webinar, the fourth session in our Workforce Well-Being and Resilience learning series, explores the components of healthy connections in the work setting, and strategies for intentionally integrating connection and community across the range of experiences of our employees.

About the Webinar Series

As workforce challenges continue to hinder human services organizations, leaders are searching for concrete action steps to support staff who are emotionally and physically exhausted. Though staff often enter the field excited to make a difference, it can be difficult to keep them connected to the vision and mission of the organization.

This four-part webinar series will delve into core strategies and tactics for supporting staff, such as increasing accountability, managing conflict, nurturing relationships, embracing equity, and achieving excellence. Sessions in this series:

Takeaways

  • Define organizational culture
  • How to realize organizational values in daily interactions
  • How to promote boundaries and expectations that support attitudes and behaviors critical to the agency mission and staff well-being
  • Steps for aligning organizational culture and strategy

Who Should Participate

  • Executive and senior leaders
  • Middle managers
  • Human resource staff
  • Staff with responsibility for EDI

Individuals who are champions for strengthening the workforce culture, regardless of their title, will benefit. This guidance is relevant for all workforces across the human services ecosystem, including at the community, systems, government, and policy levels.

Presenters

Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson

Senior Director, Change in Mind Institute
Social Current

Kelly Martin

Director, Practice Excellence
Social Current

September 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Register for an individual webinar or full series by Aug. 14 to save. No coupon code is needed. Discounts will be applied directly to your cart at checkout.

Early bird rates:

  • $50 for one webinar (additional webinars are $65)
  • $200 for four-part series

Regular rates:

  • $65 for individual webinars
  • $235 for four-part series

The human services field has made strides in raising awareness around the urgency of building healthy brains in new babies and young children. Early childhood resilience strategies such as “serve and return” are now commonly built into trainings and practice. However, the field has been slow to translate emerging brain science into learnings and practices with adults and our workforce.

To be well at work, especially in complex and stressful settings, we need to understand basic brain concepts and embrace practices and behaviors that support optimal brain functioning.  Stress, distress, and trauma interrupt our ability to access our “thinking brain” and, without intervention, keep us in our survival or lower brain, where we struggle to think, problem solve, focus, or manage conflict.

Regulation, a basic strategy for calming our lower brain, is integral to a healthy workforce. Practicing brain-based interventions, such as Dr. Bruce Perry’s sequence of engagement – regulate, relate, reason (3 Rs), helps us achieve better outcomes. Our staff will experience increased trust, stronger relationships, candid conversations, and more accountability.

This webinar, the first session in the Workforce Well-Being and Resilience learning series, focuses on the importance of embracing brain science awareness in our work settings. We explore the neurobiology of stress, distress and trauma, the arousal continuum, and strategies for practicing daily regulation activities at work and building a brain friendly culture that leads to resilience and success.

About the Webinar Series

As workforce challenges continue to hinder human services organizations, leaders are searching for concrete action steps to support staff who are emotionally and physically exhausted. Though staff often enter the field excited to make a difference, it can be difficult to keep them connected to the vision and mission of the organization.

This four-part webinar series will delve into core strategies and tactics for supporting staff, such as increasing accountability, managing conflict, nurturing relationships, embracing equity, and achieving excellence. Sessions in this series:

Takeaways

  • Brain science concepts and strategies to increase resilience in the workplace
  • State dependent functioning and the arousal continuum, and their application to daily work
  • Practical tools and strategies for increasing regulation
  • Strategies for building a brain friendly culture that enhances our optimal functioning at work

Who Should Participate

  • Executive and senior leaders
  • Middle managers
  • Human resource staff
  • Staff with responsibility for EDI

Individuals who are champions for strengthening the workforce culture, regardless of their title, will benefit. This guidance is relevant for all workforces across the human services ecosystem, including at the community, systems, government, and policy levels.

Presenters

Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson

Senior Director, Change in Mind Institute
Social Current

Kelly Martin

Director, Practice Excellence
Social Current

June 13, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Free

CEOs of community-based organizations have always needed to be nimble, pivot quickly, and seize strategic opportunities to grow. But given the ever-shifting landscape related to the COVID-19 pandemic, changing reimbursement methodologies, transitions to integrated service delivery models, and more, chief executives are now, more than ever, facing opportunities—or the need—to scale rapidly.

Rapid growth can be the result of intentional long-term planning strategies or responses to pandemic-related or other unexpected opportunities. Regardless of the circumstance, CEOs must navigate many complex factors including acquiring capital, building infrastructure, addressing workforce needs, leveraging public policy advocacy to support efforts , navigating bureaucracy , managing boards, and developing new partnerships.

The good news is that you don’t need to figure this out alone. Join us for an intimate and engaging CEOs-only conversation about successes, failures, and lessons learned related to recent rapid scaling efforts. Social Current’s CEO SPARK Exchange invites you to be a part of this first of four CEO-only conversations in 2023.

First, we’ll hear from panelists who have recently gone through rapid growth efforts, and then we will open it up for questions, reflections, and interactive discussion among attendees.

Panelists include:

  • Will Jones, president/CEO of Thompson, will share more about the organization’s intentional, as well as unplanned rapid growth over the past few years. Thompson has seen 20% growth in revenue and numbers impacted year over year for the past 4-5 years.  When Jones came to Thompson 6 years ago, he closed out FY 16/17 with 8.5M in revenue on a 13.5M spend, putting the 130-year-old organization at risk of closing. He knew that scale was the only way forward. He will speak to quickly building capacity, accessing funding, handling workforce challenges, and developing organizational culture.
  • Margaret Holland McDuff, CEO of Family Service of Rhode Island in Providence, will share her organization’s experiences with intentional/planful and pandemic-related growth, how she built infrastructure, gained access to capital, handled workforce challenges, and brought along her board.
  • Kirsten Olson, CEO of Children & Families First in Wilmington, Delaware, who will share her organization’s experience navigating an unplanned growth opportunity, how they quickly built capacity, developed organizational culture, and brought along the board.
  • Andry Sweet, President and CEO of Children’s Home Society of Florida, will share her organization’s intentional growth plan related to the scaling of their Community Partnership Schools. She will describe how they built infrastructure, navigated public policy efforts, and pursued new partnerships critical to their growth.

This 60-minute learning opportunity will be designed to start an ongoing dialogue that carries through 2023 and beyond, via our CEO SPARK Exchange discussion board, in-person opportunity at SPARK 2023, and future CEO SPARK Exchange webinars.

Staff at organizations that have purchased Social Current Engagement Packages can join SPARK Exchanges by logging into the Social Current Hub. Learn more about the SPARK Exchanges online.

Takeaways

  • Three to five key strategies for successfully scaling rapidly
  • Through cautionary tales, learn how to identify and navigate challenges
  • Build relationships with other CEOs engaged with Social Current
  • Learn more about Social Current and opportunities to engage

Who Should Participate

  • This webinar is reserved for chief executives of organizations that have Engagement Packages

Moderator

Jody Levison-Johnson

Jody Levison-Johnson

President and CEO
Social Current

Panelists

Will Jones

CEO
Thompson

Margaret Holland McDuff

CEO
Family Service Rhode Island

Kirsten Olson

CEO
Children & Families First Delaware

Andry Sweet

President and CEO
Children’s Home Society of Florida

October 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Free

The services and supports being offered through health and human service community-based organizations (CBOs) are increasingly included in health plans (MCOs, commercial insurance). These services and supports address many factors that contribute to a person’s overall well-being—including and beyond physical health. It is important that CBOs are seen as vital partners by health plans for their ability to help design, coordinate, and deliver services, as well as ensure the individuals in their communities receive holistic care that addresses the individual’s overall health and well-being.

Today, most CBOs need to work with health plans and the designated MCOs in their areas as part of their service delivery network. This webinar is designed to provide an executive overview of the changing role of health plans in the health and human service sector, so CBOs are better equipped to understand the landscape and their own role. It also will cover the organizational competencies needed to partner and participate with managed care and in the changing health plan reimbursement models.

This session is part of Social Current and OPEN MINDS’ collaboration on organizational value-based reimbursement competency assessment and preparedness.

Takeaways

  • The changing role of health plans in the health and human service sector
  • Organizational competencies important for partnering with health plans
  • Opportunities through Social Current and OPEN MINDS to support your preparation

Who Should Participate

  • Executives
  • Program directors
  • Quality managers

Presenter

Monica E. Oss

CEO
OPEN MINDS

Kimberly Bond

Executive Vice President
OPEN MINDS

November 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

Free

This training webinar will first explore basic media engagement techniques, including responding to media inquiries, moving to a more proactive approach to media engagement, understanding media terminology, and engaging in social media platforms.

The second half will focus on crisis communications for communications strategies geared toward child welfare organizations. It will cover common types of crises, how to prepare ahead of time, and tips for activating your crisis plan.

Takeaways

  • How to effectively respond to media inquiries
  • How to engage in more proactive media engagement activities with a goal of shaping media messages
  • A strong understanding of the processes that guide media engagement
  • A set of processes for managing crisis communications
  • A set of tools that enable media engagement

Who Should Participate

  • Communications directors and executives and public information officers who are tasked with responding to media inquiries and developing and implementing media strategies for their organizations, agencies, and jurisdictions.

Presenters

Jennifer Devlin

Communications Consultant
Social Current

Kasey Iranon

Senior Account Executive
RALLY

Jared Robinson

Account Executive
RALLY

October 5, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Free

The services and supports being offered through health and human service community-based organizations (CBOs) are increasingly included in health plans (MCOs, commercial insurance). These services and supports address many factors that contribute to a person’s overall well-being—including and beyond physical health. It is important that CBOs are seen as vital partners by health plans for their ability to help design, coordinate, and deliver services, as well as ensure the individuals in their communities receive holistic care that addresses the individual’s overall health and well-being.

Today, most CBOs need to work with health plans and the designated MCOs in their areas as part of their service delivery network. This webinar is designed to provide an executive overview of the changing role of health plans in the health and human service sector, so CBOs are better equipped to understand the landscape and their own role. It also will cover the organizational competencies needed to partner and participate with managed care and in the changing health plan reimbursement models.

This session is part of Social Current and OPEN MINDS’ collaboration on organizational value-based reimbursement competency assessment and preparedness.

Takeaways

  • The changing role of health plans in the health and human service sector
  • Organizational competencies important for partnering with health plans
  • Opportunities through Social Current and OPEN MINDS to support your preparation

Who Should Participate

  • Executives
  • Program directors
  • Quality managers

Presenter

Monica E. Oss

CEO
OPEN MINDS

Kimberly Bond

Executive Vice President
OPEN MINDS