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August 2018

Strategic Board Member Recruitment

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd Room TBD, Austin, TX 78752
Austin, TX 78752 US
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One of the most important responsibilities of a board is to ensure that it continuously adds qualified new members and keeps them engaged. Board building should not just happen when it is time to fill a vacancy. It should be an ongoing process with year-round activities. This workshop guides participants through a process that focuses on the different steps needed to build an effective board.  Understanding these steps can help boards avoid the common ups and downs of building and…

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Cultural Effectiveness

August 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd Room TBD, Austin, TX 78752
Austin, TX 78752 US
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Course Objectives and Description: “Diversity” has become something of a dirty word in the USA due to tokenism, quotas and some dubious training practices. This practical, interactive workshop will help both willing and skeptical participants understand what Diversity, Inclusion and Culture are all about and why they are so important in the nonprofit environment, for their organization, for their internal and external counterparts and for themselves. They will then learn why and how people work and communicate in different ways…

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Difficult Conversations During Difficult Times

August 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd Room TBD, Austin, TX 78752
Austin, TX 78752 US
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We live in fractured times in which many people have trouble even having civil conversations with others, whether it is across the political divide or work colleagues or family members or even noisy neighbors.   This practical, interactive half-day workshop, led by ACC adjunct faculty member and communications expert, Jeremy Solomons, will help participants to: Reconnect with their own deep values and their sense of what is important, fair and right  Learn some pragmatic models for having meaningful conversations and…

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Organizational Planning

August 30 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd Room 411, Austin, TX 78752
Austin, TX 78752 US
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This workshop, designed for management, board or committee members of nonprofit organizations, outlines the components of a practical and usable Organizational Plan, and the steps to devising a Plan for your nonprofit organization. What you’ll get from the workshop: The Organizational Plan: why it’s different from your Strategic Plan and why you need one Who should be involved in creating your Plan What information you need to gather to inform your Plan Outline of all the elements of the Plan,…

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September 2018

Jack Smith’s Best Tips for Saving Time in the Grant Writing Process

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd Room TBD, Austin, TX 78752
Austin, TX 78752 US
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Jack Smith, facilitator of our Grant Writing Certificate, shares his favorite timesavers and shortcuts in the grant writing process. Ranging from technology and understanding the latest trends to streamlining the entire process, this program will help you make the best use of your time in the grant writing process. Based on the instructor’s real life experiences and samples, this program concentrates on ways to work smarter and faster to produce high-quality and effective grant proposals.  Program topics include: Life as…

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