Workshop Registration Descriptions


Workshop Descriptions

Common Ground presented by Church Community Services

Drawing on more than 40 years working with our impoverished neighbors, CCS has created Common Ground, an interactive, intensive workshop designed to explore the causes of poverty

This training seeks to promote understanding and build relationships among people from all economic backgrounds so we can work together for a stronger community.
Building on years of experience with CCS' former 'Poverty Immersion Experience,' the Common Ground workshop also strengthens connections with our faith-based and community-based roots. The training includes:
  •  a brief study of the facts about poverty both locally and nationally
  •  a role-playing experience stepping into the shoes of a family trying to pay its bills for a taste of life in poverty
  •  sharing from the perspective of those who have experienced poverty
  •  an exploration of the causes and effects of poverty, including racism, using interactive models
  •  an assessment of the personal and community resources needed for all families to have security
  •  brainstorming about opportunities and solutions in our community
In the midst of daunting community challenges, Common Ground welcomes the diverse perspectives we all bring, creating a space to come together to brainstorm opportunities and solutions in our community!

Join us in exploring Common Ground!  

Space is limited to the first 25 applicants.
May 26 at Elkhart County United Way
Second floor of the LaSalle Bristol Building
601 Co Rd 17, Elkhart, IN 46516
Presented by Church Community Services
Time: 8:30AM—3:30PM
$60 includes lunch and all materials

Get 'em Talking!  Helping Your Team Break Through Communication Barriers (Breakfast Series)

According to the Harvard Business Review, 73% believe that effective communication ranks as one of the most important factors in determining organizational success

The only problem is that communication isn’t easy!  Join uLEAD as we jump into several exciting and practical challenges that will help you better understand the value of healthier communication in your organization.  Not only that, but you will also leave with quick, powerful communication tools and activities to start implementing right away with your team.

June 16 at Logan Center
2505 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, IN 46615
Presenter Ben Rheinheimer
Time:  8AM--10PM
$25 includes breakfast and two training sessions 

Own It!  Strategies for Your Organization to Foster Team Buy-In (Breakfast Series)

“Ownership means saying, "You will" is unnecessary because the employee has already said, "I will"

How involved is your team in not only the day to day operations of your organization, but rather in the overall vision and mission of your organization? uLEAD will walk you through several activities that will help you start to nurture the ownership of your team in order to strengthen their leadership gifts while improving the success of your organization.  Through utilizing a Full Value Covenant, you will experience and learn a toll that prepares team members to fell that they have a stake in the direction of your organization.

June 30 at Logan Center
2505 E. Jefferson Blvd., South Bend, IN 46615
Presenter Ben Rheinheimer
Time:  8AM--10PM
$25 includes breakfast and two training sessions

Here Comes the "BOOM" Mini-Conference:  Boomer Engagement in  Nonprofit Strategy

If you were thinking Boomers are of no use to your organization, you may need a “BAMF” on the forehead

The Boomer generation is equipped to help in a variety of ways. Over the next 40 years Boomers represent an enormous wealth transfer, a potential $20.6 trillion in charitable giving alone “KAPOW!” The generation has also “SMASHED” the concept of the “encore career,’ with retirees “SOCK”-ing their experience and skills into volunteer roles or paid “second act” jobs which have a positive social impact. Come prepare your nonprofit to benefit from Boomer engagement! The day will be filled with “BANG” interactive presenters and training culminating in a keynote luncheon with Vicki Floyd-Clark.

September 8th at Sugar Grove Church
58512 Old County Road 17, Goshen, IN 46528
Keynote Vicki Floyd-Clark
Time:  8:30AM - 2:00PM
8:30 - 9:00AM Registration
9:00 - 10:30AM Boomer Giving & Strategy
10:30 - 10:45AM BREAK
10:45AM - 12:15PM Boomer staff & Boomer Wellness
12:15 PM Luncheon Keynote
$65 includes luncheon keynote and all materials

Outputs, Outcomes - What's the Logic?

Competition for funding is fierce!  Your outcomes should exceed the competition's

Outcomes tell us “what happened” the “change” as a result of using resources and engaging in activities to improve the lives of people. Outcomes are the “change everyone wants to see.” Keith Sarber will present an interactive learning experience on the outcome management process. Keith is the North Regional Director for the Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network and has spent the last 9 years helping United Ways and regional nonprofits with funding evaluation, Board development, strategic planning, fundraising campaigns and impact.

Participants will learn:

  • How to write clear and measurable outcomes, particularly hard to measure outcomes
  • An understanding of outcomes and how they differ from outputs
  • Key terms
  • The benefit of outcome measurement
September 22 at the Steininger Center for the Community
700 S. Main St. Auburn, IN
Presenter Keith Sarber
Time:  10AM--3PM
$25 includes lunch and all materials