Webinar Workshops

The world has changed with COVID-19. Big conferences in a hotel ballroom or all-staff meetings seem unthinkable. But does that mean that professional development needs to stop? No!

Professor Michelle Shumate offers several online workshops for clients. Having taught online for the past five years, she's an expert at getting the most out of online workshops. Her workshops feature interactive discussions and breakout activities. Here are just a few of the workshops that she offers:

One size does not fit all: Determining how (and whether) you should collaborate

There are many ways that organizations coordinate their activity including communities of practice, action learning teams, community-asset based development, collective impact, referral networks, and project-based networks. Which one should you choose? In this workshop, she demonstrates how a better understanding of the social issue and resources available should determine the right fit for communities. Leaders will leave this workshop knowing which network form is right for their context.

Bootcamp for network instigators

This session is designed to equip leaders who are considering creating a network (or who find themselves leading one) with the right questions to ask. Leaders will leave this workshop feeling equipped to take on the challenges of starting a social impact network.  

Network evaluation should result in more than an annual report

This session focuses on how networks can use data to not only convince funders of their social impact but also increase that social impact. We'll use examples from education, environmental, and human services networks to demonstrate these practices. Network leaders will leave this session with practical tools to evaluate their networks. More importantly, they'll leave inspired about evaluation can be a tool to improve their impact.