Thursday, December 12, 3PM-4PM EST: PSM Professional Interest Section Webinar: Global-Solidarity Based Partnerships, Part II. The basic thrust of Global Solidarity-Based Partnerships is the movement from a charity-based model of engagement to justice/sustainability. Join Kim Lamberty of CRS's US - Haiti Partnership in this webinar and look at how we develop partnership projects that reduce poverty through generating income and livelihoods, and bolster the capacity of communities to lead their own development efforts. Reserve your Webinar seat now.
Wednesday, January 8, 3PM-4PM EST: Racial Equality and Diversity Section Webinar: White Privilege. Privilege refers to the unearned resources, advantages, access to opportunities, normative status, and other forms of power conferred upon members belonging to a dominant group (e.g. whites, males, heterosexuals, able-bodied people, etc.) automatically have because of their identity. This webinar will provide working definitions for talking about oppression and priviliege, why it is a relevant topic, give some examples and discussion the importance of intersectionality. The workshop is focused on the work of healing and allyship, not placing blame. Reserve your webinar seat now.
Thursday, February 13, 3PM-4PM EST: PSM Professional Interest Section Webinar: PSM Advocacy and Organizing. In his last encyclical “Caritas in Veritate,” Pope Benedict XVI reminds us that every Christian is called to practice the form of charity that establishes the common good in our society. In that encyclical he referred to this aspect of charity as “the institutional path — we might also call it the political path — of charity, no less excellent and effective than the kind of charity which encounters the neighbor directly” This presentation will examine what our Church teaches us about this “institutional path” of charity and consider the issues and challenges for promoting advocacy and organizing within our parish communities. Reserve your webinar seat now.
Thursday, April 10, 3PM-4PM EST: PSM Professional Interest Section Webinar: Tomorrow’s Parish Leaders Part 1: Leadership Development. How do you draw your parish into vision? This webinar will provide direction on how to open lines of communication, how to allocate resources, provide formation opportunities, develop new leadership, and bring people together. Reserve your webinar seat now.
Wednesday, May 14, 3PM-4PM EST: Racial Equality and Diversity Section Webinar: The Impact of the Civil Rights Movement on Human Services. As we remember the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v the Board of Education, we pause to look back at the impact the Civil Rights Movement sparked by this decision has had on Human Service organizations. Reserve your webinar seat now.
Thursday, June 12, 3PM-4PM EST: PSM Professional Interest Section Webinar: Engaging Gen X and Millennial Catholics. Participants will learn the strengths and concerns of Gen X and Millennial (practicing and non-practicing) Catholic young adults have with the Church, and discover best practices in developing and maintaining ongoing relationship and collaboration with young adults, and how to work with young adults to keep the church relevant today. Reserve your webinar seat now.
Relias Learning: CCUSA has partnered with Relias Learning to provide a robust online course library and interactive training program that can be accessed by local Catholic Charities agencies. These tools help agency staff keep up with the latest developments in their field and earn continuing education credits from national accrediting bodies. Contact Troy Zeigler for more information.
The Fifty-Five Minute Training Series, developed by top volunteer experts, helps volunteer managers design effective and creative volunteer positions, recruit volunteers, and manage volunteer performance problems. Contact Matthew Price for more information.