Community Conversations are small groups of people from your community (e.g. teams, circles or committees) that come together for a specific purpose. These can be: connecting with one another, building relationships, team building, problem solving, decision making, or addressing conflict. The goal is to learn from each other in a safe and engaging way. We lead the conversations in a circle format where everyone has a chance to share and be supported. Community conversations create a spirit of curiosity, respect and appreciation while building trust and discovering common grounds. We facilitate the conversations or we can teach your leaders how to facilitate them.
Creating A Support Team Ministry
We invite you to join us in learning the Support Team model.
A Support Team is a group of volunteers working together to offer practical, emotional, and spiritual support to individuals and families with health care concerns or other special needs.
A team's activities may include transportation to the doctor or grocery store, household or yard chores, errands, meals, social outings, visits, or phone calls. Team members simply do what they can when they can, in an organized way with a built-in support system.
This workshop is an informative and interactive program that will demonstrate the proven tools needed to develop and maintain a support team ministry in your community. Participants will explore: · A basic understanding of Support Teams · The steps to starting Support Teams within your organization · How to create a team and ways to provide team members support · How to set boundaries and expectations for your team members · How to sustain and grow a Support Teams Ministry in your organization.
Simple Steps to Engaging Meetings
In this workshop, we look at engaging meetings: from the power of the invitation to how to end a meeting with purpose and meaning--and everything in between! Running engaging and meaningful team/committee meetings is essential for the success of the team. A quality meeting will have a time for the members to come together to share the joys and concerns of their work and plan what needs to be done. We will explore the key principles for supporting each other and building community. We also share tips and tricks to holding meetings in-person, virtually and in a hybrid format.
Teams That Sizzle: Creating Effective, Efficient, and Engaging Teams That Enjoy Working Together
Building efficient and effective teams/committees helps your organization accomplish more with less effort. In this interactive workshop we explore how to build teams that sizzle. We learn the importance of creating the invitation, transparent communication, building trust and creating community. We will be discovering values and gathering insights that provide beneficial information for leaders and members.
The Art of Working with Volunteers
Volunteers are the heart and soul of our communities. A lot of time and effort goes into finding, training, communicating, and providing support for them. During this workshop, we focus on inviting volunteers to share what they love to do, when they have time available. We discuss and explore time commitments, training, setting boundaries, open communications, having valuable meetings and dealing with strong feelings.
VIVA: An Exploration of Values, Insights, and Vision, for Creating A Successful Action Plan
This workshop is a basic program overview of the full VIVA six session program and is for individuals, teams/committees, and organizations. This workshop is designed to create a roadmap for success by: looking at our ‘Whys’ exploring our values examining different insights into the work we do and identifying what we want to accomplish Then we: lay the groundwork for creating a vision and developing a clear and manageable action plan.