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2021–2022 SEACAA
Wheel Deal Webinar Series

2020 and 2021 can, at best, be described as transformational. Our workplaces, communities, families have all been affected by global change. While we don’t know how long this new reality will last and what full recovery will look like, we do know that it is important to be ready for whatever awaits the other side.

Our strategic wheelhouse of training webinars has been developed to help equip you to proactively turn risk into opportunity. These webinars were designed to keep you connected to expert insights and lively practical content to help your organization survive today, and more importantly, thrive tomorrow.

Low-Cost Training Packages

These training packages include the live webinars and recordings listed below as well as access to additional webinars that will be scheduled throughout 2022. In particular, the Staff Development/Bundled Agency Package offers the best value as it provides access to an unlimited number of staff members to all of the informative workshops on the 2022 SEACAA Calendar listed below.

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Bundled Training Package

Individual access to complete series

 

Individual Member Rate: 

$499

Individual Non-Member Rate: $749

Staff Meeting

Staff Development
Bundled Agency Package

BEST VALUE!

Full agency access with Training Package that includes Discussion Questions as learning tool 

Agency Rate:

$1,499

Non-Member Agency Rate: $2,199

Individual Member Package

Per Webinar

 

Member Rate:

$99

Non-Member Rate:

$149

Upcoming Webinars

Vaccine Mandates and Testing: New Considerations as we build a New Normal

Wed. Dec. 8th

10 a.m. to 11 a.m., EST

So, we’re returning to ‘normal.’ Now what? What are the best practices and legal considerations of transitioning to a post-COVID workplace? Get answers to your questions about agency vaccination policies and risk mitigation around safety/vaccination from legal experts. 

Xavier Lightfoot is an employment attorney with Ward and Smith, P.A., whose practice primarily focuses on labor and employment law, serious personal injury and wrongful death, and civil litigation. As a member of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice Group, he regularly advises employers on a wide range of labor and employment law issues, including personnel policies and handbooks, employment discrimination and harassment, employee discipline and termination, drug and alcohol testing, and various wage and hour matters. He has also conducted training presentations and webinars for employers on various COVID-19 employment topics such as workforce reduction, ADA compliance, emergency paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave requirements under the FFCRA, best practices and strategies for employers to return workers to the workplace, and preparation of liability waivers.

Motivational Interviewing: Proven Practices to Better Serve Your Communities

Wed. Dec. 15th

10 a.m. to 11 a.m., EST

Front-line staff are at the heart of what we do as providers serving families and communities in need. Motivational interviewing is a powerful technique that case managers can utilize in their daily work. By learning and implementing basic motivational interviewing techniques such as asking the right questions, utilizing reflective listening, understanding empathy vs. sympathy, case managers can better inspire clients to achieve their goals.

Marie Huggins, Ph.D., LCMHCA, NCC, GCDF, Dr. Marie Huggins (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina and holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; as well as M.Ed. in Counselor Education and Supervision with a concentration in College Counseling and Student Development in Higher Education and a BA in Applied Psychology and Africana Studies Minor from North Carolina State University. She also holds the credentials of National Certified Counselor and a Global Career Development Facilitator. She currently works as an Outpatient Therapist at Creasman Counseling, PLLC servicing clients in Durham, NC and surrounding areas in North Carolina.

The Unapologetic Introvert

Wed. Jan. 19th

10 a.m. to 11 a.m., EST

Dear introvert, are you maximizing your strengths in the workplace? 

This session will explore characteristics, strengths, communication strategies and common pitfalls to avoid as an introvert. Most importantly, we’ll consider ways to push yourself out of your comfort zone to reach your full potential. Extroverts seeking to understand and support their introverted colleagues may also find this session helpful.

Krystina Dillard, MS, CCAP, Director of Training, NC Community Action Association, manages the development, implementation and assessment of capacity building activities and advocacy efforts for 34 NC Community Action network agencies. A former instructor at William Peace University, she is an adept training facilitator, leading sessions on a range of topics including strategic planning, ROMA and Board leadership. Ms. Dillard manages a tri-county reentry program, more than $1 million in state funding and leads research evaluation projects. Ms. Dillard has a master's degree in Experimental Psychology from Radford University and is a proud community action professional. 

Looking Ahead: Emerging Economic Challenges = Big Opportunities for 2022

Wed. Feb. 16th

10 a.m. to 11 a.m., EST

Although 2021 represents the first year of the economic comeback from the COVID-19 recession, it may be 2022 before we see real progress. Many businesses have been forced to change and new business models are emerging. However, in the midst of this resurgence, greater opportunities await. We are already seeing a shift in services and operations in response to the pandemic. What does this mean for the future of community action agencies? How will we meet new demands?

Dr. Teresa Hardee is President/CEO of I5O Consulting Services. Dr. Hardee brings over 20 years of accounting, auditing, budgeting, executive leadership and management experience.  Dr. Hardee holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration (and a minor in accounting) from Fayetteville State University, an MPA degree from North Carolina Central University, an EdD in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania and a certification from Harvard University’s Institute of Education Management (IEM). Dr. Hardee's leadership has produced unprecedented improvements in financial and operational performance through business-processes management, risk management and leveraging technological advancements to ensure effective and efficient processes. She has spent the last several years using data analytics to develop insights to enable organizations to achieve outcomes, including working on a major grant with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Parent Engagement

Wed. March 16th

10 a.m. to 11 a.m., EST

Parent engagement is an ongoing process, and how parents choose to become involved varies by each individual. The parent of a Head Start child may be a teenager, a single father, a recent immigrant, a grandmother, a foster parent, an aunt or a great-aunt. Today, fewer parents are at home full-time with their children. More parents are working two or more jobs, are in school or training full-time. These and many other factors mean that there is no typical parent, and no single best way to get them involved. Traditional strategies to involve parents in Head Start, such as classroom volunteering or membership on the Policy Council, may not meet the interests, needs or logistical requirements of all parents. Because of the more complex nature of parenting today, parent involvement is too big a task for any one employee. It takes creativity, teamwork and the skills of the entire staff. The contributions of family experience, perspective and participation are of tremendous value to Head Start Programs. This workshop will discuss the provisions of the standard works that relates to a parent’s required involvement, strategies to be more involved and the role of the entire staff in engaging parents.

Melvin J. Gravely, Mel Gravely currently provides specialized training for various state and county Head Start agencies providing board, staff, and policy council training. He has had the privilege of training parents, staff and board members at several National Head Start Association Annual conferences. A professional trainer and speaker, Mr. Gravely is a native of Canton, Ohio, whose interest in family and children advocacy started 40 years ago when he became a mentor, football and basketball coach, and a foster parent. 

 
 

Webinars On Demand

The Power of a Brand: Opportunities for Community Action

What comes to mind when people think about your agency? Your brand impacts not only your public image but engagement and fundraising opportunities. ​Learn more about the importance of branding for community action agencies and best practices from national experts. You’ll also deep dive into the most effective use of the Community Action toolkit just in time for National Community Action Month.

Denise Harlow, CCAP, was named the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Action Partnership in December 2014. She has been with the Partnership since 2011 and served as Senior Director of Training and Technical Assistance and Interim Chief Operating Officer. Prior to her tenure at the Partnership, she was the CEO of the New York State Community Action Association and Sr. Vice President for Capacity Building for the New York Council of Nonprofits. Ms. Harlow has more than 28 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, has served on several nonprofit boards of directors, and was an appointee to the Governor’s Early Childhood Advisory Council in New York State.

Facts not Fear: COVID Vaccine Education and Outreach

Frontline staff, practitioners, and agency leadership will be empowered to educate families and communities about the COVID vaccine with up-to-date information presented by Dr. Zanthia Wiley. Dr. Wiley will provide an overview of the vaccine research and development process, vaccine options, side effects and efficacy for each. Get answers to your questions about how the vaccine was created so quickly, the extent of testing on minority populations, how to address customer concerns, and possible side effects. Bring your questions as there will be time for Q&A.

ZANTHIA WILEY, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory Division of Infectious Diseases is an infectious disease specialist in Atlanta, Georgia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory University Hospital. She received her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years. She is an infectious diseases physician and specializes in antimicrobial stewardship. Prior to infectious diseases, she was a hospitalist at Emory Midtown for 10 years. Her research has focused on optimizing inpatient antibiotic prescribing. Most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted significant healthcare disparities and much of her focus has shifted towards addressing these disparities. She is honored to work with colleagues (too many to list) from Emory Healthcare, Grady, Kaiser, the VA, and the community to address these disparities head-on.

The Southeast, Health Equity, and Why It Matters

The current pandemic has shed light on racial and ethnic health inequities. Why does this inequity exist and why does it matter? Dr. Zanthia Wiley continues with insightful discussion about health inequity across the United States and the southeast. Join this session to explore how inequity impacts perceptions of medical care and COVID’s disproportionate impact on black and brown communities. Learn what we can do to reduce barriers to accessing the vaccine.

ZANTHIA WILEY, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory Division of Infectious Diseases is an infectious disease specialist in Atlanta, Georgia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory University Hospital. She received her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and has been in practice between 11-20 years. She is an infectious diseases physician and specializes in antimicrobial stewardship. Prior to infectious diseases, she was a hospitalist at Emory Midtown for 10 years. Her research has focused on optimizing inpatient antibiotic prescribing. Most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted significant healthcare disparities and much of her focus has shifted towards addressing these disparities. She is honored to work with colleagues (too many to list) from Emory Healthcare, Grady, Kaiser, the VA, and the community to address these disparities head-on.

Stay tuned for more!