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Friday, November 8
 

2:45pm PST

Effective ways to recruit and manage volunteers
Limited Capacity seats available

Ever wonder why volunteer programs sometime seem like a revolving door of new faces? Having effective volunteer management practices and a strong volunteer engagement organizational culture are key to partnering with volunteers and keeping them! This session will provide useful tips and techniques about developing and implementing targeted recruitment strategies; crafting volunteer recruitment messages; and interviewing, screening, and matching techniques.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST
SEC Room 409 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

2:45pm PST

Fossil fuels to clean energy: Moving from a world of scarcity to a world of abundance
Limited Capacity seats available

The fossil fuel era was built on a vision of the world through the lens of scarcity, people either had fossil fuels or they didn’t. The future must be build on abundance with clean energy depending on human ingenuity working with nature. For example, we will never run out of the sun. We will look at this transformation currently underway from a values based framework, especially in values shared by many of the worlds’ faith traditions.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST
SEC Room 403 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

2:45pm PST

Nonprofit Myth Busting: Careers in the Nonprofit Sector
Limited Capacity seats available

When some people think about the nonprofit sector they think about volunteering, giving back, civic duties and donating money, however it is possible to have a career in the nonprofit sector, earn a decent wage and have a rewarding career. This session will allow you to wash away the guilt of wanting to be rich (various interpretations do apply) and have a career in the nonprofit sector. As the fastest growing sector, jobs in nonprofit organizations often offer more leadership and advancement opportunities than in business or the government. Learn about opportunities that align with your major, and discover how you can realize your career aspirations and contribute to improving lives, communities, and regions - maybe even the world.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST
Georgian Porch 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

2:45pm PST

Phoenix Rising: The Role of Truth-telling in Developing a Transformative Imagination Critical to Community Uplift
Limited Capacity seats available

Confronting power structures in community over issues related to class, gender, race and status can prove to be a daunting task when approached on the individual level. But history demonstrates that groups can be successful in bringing about transformational change. This section examines thought from a few critical thinkers like Tisby (The Color of Compromise); Diangelo (White Fragility); Kendi (Stamped From the Beginning); and, Engler & Engler (This is An Uprising) to show how transformative imagination can help change the status quo.

Speakers

Friday November 8, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST
SEC Room 406 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614
 
Saturday, November 9
 

9:00am PST

Civic Awareness - Understanding your "Why"
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will walk participants through a charrette of activities focused on discovering and reflecting on their civic identity.  These activities will also help identify and develop motivations for social responsibility so that individuals walk away with new skills, knowledge, and activities they can use to passionately affect change in the communities they are in.


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PST
SEC Room 406 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

9:00am PST

Paths to Social Change
Limited Capacity seats available

Today's college students volunteer more and are more socially engaged then previous generations.  You are a generation of change makers. This session will help you identify the kind of difference you want to make in the world.  We'll move beyond a discussion of issue areas, into an assessment of your personal social change style.  Understanding your social change style will help you make choices about how and where to share your gifts.

Speakers


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Georgian Lounge 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

9:00am PST

Philanthropy and foundations and grantmaking, oh my! What to know before you submit that grant application
Limited Capacity seats available

In 2018, philanthropic organizations gave over $75 billion to support the social and public sectors. Learn about the different types of foundations involved in philanthropic giving as well as strategies for connecting with the right foundations for your mission. Explore simple ways to increase your chances of a successful grant application and learn why strong relationships matter in philanthropy.  

Speakers
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Tiffany Tononi

Foundation Coordinator, Otto Schoitz Foundation


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PST
SEC Room 409 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614

10:15am PST

Menstrual Inequity
Limited Capacity seats available

Raise awareness about menstrual inequity. Mobilize people to put pressure on their state legislatures to make period products more accessible in schools, prisons and homeless shelters.|

Speakers
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Dechen Khangkyil

Grinnell College


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Georgian Porch 205 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614