Community Action Board of Directors April 2015 Brown Bag Discussion, co-hosted by the United Way of Skagit County and the Skagit Volunteer Center.
Time: Noon-2 p.m., Thursday, April 16
RSVP required for parking pass and lunch. RVSP by 12 noon on Monday, April 13th: Click here
Location: Northwest Career and Technical Academy, 2205 West Campus Place, Mount Vernon
Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/KX1OQ
Cost: Free. Make a donation for provided light lunch. (Please do not bring outside food or drink into the complex)
Note: Luncheon seating is limited to 50 guests. Additional seating will be available to late registrants but lunch is not guaranteed. After you RSVP, we will email you a parking pass the day before the event. Click here or copy and paste the following URL to RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1H8ArgGiQwsw6bREqvMGGLG76sHVIStuaPyQdiNeatms/viewform
Audience: Especially encouraged to attend are participants in local coalitions working on issues such as housing, community health, asset building, disaster preparedness, education and human services, and economic development. Open to the public and Community Action, United Way, and Skagit Volunteer Center partner agency staff, board and volunteers.
The 2015 Community Action Strategic Plan includes an objective to help coordinate and catalyze coalitions and ad hoc groups working on goals to stabilize families, equip them to exit poverty, and engage the community in anti-poverty work. To do that, we invite our board, staff, volunteers and partners to build skills using an innovative model of enhancing community partnerships, and to discuss how we may apply the model to strengthen existing or needed collaborations in Skagit County. J. Hope Corbin, PhD, Assistant Professor at Western Washington University’s Human Services Program, will present her “Bergen Model of Collaborative Functioning,” and walk participants through an informal assessment of one of their networks or coalitions. Elizabeth Jennings, Community Engagement Manager for Community Action of Skagit County and the Skagit Volunteer Center, will facilitate a simple exercise for assessing the functional mission and opportunities for growth along the continuum of Network > Coordinate > Cooperate > Collaborate.
Learning outcomes: 1) Participants will learn how to utilize the Bergen Model of Collaborative Functioning with their own networks and coalitions. 2) Participants will examine a recent partnership experience using the model. 3) Participants will learn how to guide a coalition in conversation around client/community mission, functional mission, and set shared goals for future coalition development.
Regional Specialist – Food Access, Nutrition and Health Promotion
WSU Extension Skagit and Whatcom County
11768 Westar Lane, Suite A; Burlington, WA 98233
Office phone: 360-428-4270 ext 235
Mobile phone: 503-754-6732