1. SOS Institute

September 5-7, 2013
Location: San Francisco, California
Training Schedule:
Thursday, September 5, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, September 6, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 7, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Application Deadline: July 26, 2013.

Space is limited. Please apply ASAP if you are interested.

The SOS Institute is an interactive 2.5-days training with six months follow up support on action plans to enhance organizational infrastructure and provide institutional sustainability support for community based organizations working with underrepresented and underserved populations.

Presented by: U. S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women in partnership with Futures Without Violence.

Learning Objectives:
As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:
• Utilize individual and organizational resiliency as a framework to build organizational sustainability.
• Empower staff to participate in organizational development and sustainability.
• Clarify and incorporate core values to your mission, short, and long term goals.
• Resolve organizational infrastructure challenges to align with your mission and core values.
• Create planning processes that connect daily workloads with long term goals.
• Prepare organizational protocols for constructive communication and conflict resolution.
• Initiate and engage in meaningful, reciprocal collaboration.
• Promote better partnership between executive director and board of directors.
• Build organizational culture that supports organizational sustainability.
• Create a development plan and budget for organizational sustainability.
• Produce an action plan to apply lessons learned and enhanse your organization's sustainability.

Who may attend?
Community-based organizations (CBOs) that work with specific underrepresented and underserved populations. The communities may include, but not limited to: tribal communities, LGBT communities, newly arrived communities, rural communities, and other underrepresented communities.

OVW grantees and their partners must receive prior approval from their OVW Program Specialist if they will be requesting to use their OVW travel funds to participate in this training.

Participants must come in teams of 2-3 individuals, which may include, but not limited to: executive director, board member, and program staff. This is to obtain the maximum benefit of the SOS Institute.

* 1. Please fill in information form.

We value access for all participants and strive to make our meetings as accessible as possible. We urge you to share your requests with us so that we can provide you with the environment you need to fully participate in our meeting. Please note any accessibility accommodation you require for the meeting in the online Registration Form. Please be as specific as possible. Please note that every effort will be made to accommodate advance requests; on-site requests cannot be guaranteed. All meeting materials are provided in single language format.

Select any accessibility accommodations you require for the meeting sessions below. Please be as specific as possible. Please note that every effort will be made to accommodate advance requests; on-site requests cannot be guaranteed.

I need accessibility accommodations.

* 3. Interpreting Needs

* 4. Materials for Accessibility Accommodations
*Please note that hard copies of all materials will be distributed at the meeting.

* 5. Alternative Formats for Accessibility Accommodations

* 6. Please inform us of any additional accommodations you require for the meeting sessions, including physical accommodations during the training. Be as specific as possible.

* 7. Community your Organization Serves:

* 8. Number of years the organization has been providing services:

* 9. Number of Staff:

* 10. Please provide a brief detail of your organization’s history, as well as its current structure, including information on the population that you serve. Please feel free to send additional information, limited to 2 pages.

* 11. How would your organization's infrastructure benefit from this training? Please provide at least 2 concrete examples.

* 12. Please list 3 top organizational infrastructure issues that are most challenging for your organization to become sustainable.
Please provide a brief description, be specific and give an example. Please feel free to send/e-mail additional information, limited to 1 page. E-mail: marenas@futureswithoutviolence.org Fax: 415-529-2931.

* 13. My project receives funding from the following Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grant program:

* 14. I am an OVW Grant partner (please list grant and partner):

* 15. Please list your team members who will be registering to attend the training, include name and position for each team member. (Each person must fill out a separate application form).


* 17. I agree to attend the entire 2.5-day training, if accepted to participate. My team also commits to participate in follow-up action plans and conference calls.

* 18. If accepted, I agree to report progress on organizational action plan after the training.

Due to space limitations, your application is not confirmed until you receive an acceptance letter. Please do not make any travel arrangements at this point.
For additional information please contact Monica Arenas at 415-678-5519, E-mail: marenas@futureswithoutviolence.org.

Note: Accommodations are available at the program rate of $159/night + 16.10% local tax. The program is provided free of charge. Participants are responsible for their own lodging, travel arrangements, and costs associated with attending the program.

On your own.
This project is supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K066, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.