Supporting Organizational Sustainability to Address Violence Against Women Institute (SOS INSTITUTE)
SOS INSTITUTE, August 20, 21 & 22, 2014
Location: San Francisco, California
Training Schedule: August 20, 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. August 21, 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. August 22, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Application Deadline: June 9, 2014.
TRAINING HAS BEEN APPROVED BY OVW 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: 1. Use your organization’s core values as the root of your organization’s sustainability and impact. 2. Strengthen competencies in diversification and financial literacy. 3. Initiate and engage in meaningful, reciprocal collaboration. 4. Motivate board members to be involved in development and sustainability. 5. Design planning processes that effectively engage members of your organization in planning. 6. Identify how healthy communication is integral to organizational sustainability. 7. Practice peer coaching as a means for support and problem-solving. 8. Explore strategies to strengthen your organizational culture to uphold the mission and core values of the organization and its people. 9. Create an action plan with concrete next steps to integrate training results into your organization’s structure and functions.
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 attend in teams of 2-3 individuals. Team members may include, but are not limited to: executive director, board member, and program staff, to obtain the maximum benefit of the institute.
Costs and additional information: The education program is provided free of charge. Please note that participants are responsible for their own meals, lodging, travel arrangements, and costs associated with attending the program. Accommodations are available at the program rate of $189 plus 16.35% tax per night. Hotel information will be provided with confirmation. Please do not make any travel arrangements until you receive a confirmation letter.
Training format: The SOS Institute is led by national experts and trainers on organizational sustainability. The training includes interactive and innovative educational sessions.