Human Resources

Beyond Heroism: Nonprofit Communications Tactics for Essential Employee Advocacy

The COVID-19 pandemic launched essential employees into the spotlight. Suddenly, everyone from local nonprofits to massive corporations wanted to uplift these team members. For some, it was a PR tactic; for others, it was the perfect time to highlight the critical work of essential employees, often without the salaries or recognition they deserve.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Agility at Work

There are different ways to be emotionally intelligent, and different situations call on us to be “agile” in our emotional intelligence, i.e. adapting to the social or emotional situation to solve the problem at hand. But sometimes we reach for the same responses out of habit, even when the situation begs us to rethink our approach. This type of reaction leaves people and organizations resistant and unprepared to solve the dynamic and diverse challenges that come our way.

How to Change Your DEI Culture in One Month

While many organizations use the buzzwords diversity,’ ‘equity,’ and ‘inclusion’ as a value, employees can’t articulate actions by their leadership around this pivotal issue. If you want to ignite excitement and purpose around DEI at your workplace, this session will provide actionable steps you can take to spearhead change at any size organization, and share resources including a workplace checklist, tips on how to form a DEI working group, and statistics that help support your case for DEI. 

Recording length: 1 hour, 9 minutes

Steady and Forward Leadership in Times of Change

As President and CEO of the Raleigh Chamber, Adrienne Cole represents one of the fastest-growing regions in the U.S. by leading an 1,800 member regional business organization focused on economic development, regional mobility, government affairs, business support and community engagement. Adrienne will share an introduction to the Raleigh Chamber, her leadership philosophy, lessons learned from Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity initiatives, the impact of the global pandemic, trying new things and moving forward during times of change.

Recording length: 44 minutes

How to Have a Good Fight!

Do you know how to argue in the right way? Conflict in the workplace is natural – even necessary. Colleagues who challenge one another’s thinking tend to consider a richer range of options, which ultimately leads to better business decisions. This webinar, based on research by Kathleen M. Eisenhardt, Jean L. Kahwayjy, and L.J. Bourgeois published in Harvard Business Review, reveals the six tactics managers can use to ensure that healthy conflict doesn’t turn personal and unproductive, focusing on conflict, decision-making, leadership, and managing people.

Surviving the New Reality: 5 Keys for Nonprofits to Adapt and Thrive in a COVID World

COVID-19 is not going away quickly. Some form of social distancing will likely be with us through at least year-end. How can your organization adapt to this new reality and not only survive but thrive in 2020, emerging stronger with more capacity to act on your mission and raise the revenue you need? This training is especially appropriate for executive teams.

 

Webinar recording: $25

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Practice the ‘Human’ in Human Resources

Jeanne Tedrow, President & CEO, North Carolina Center for Nonprofits

In the best of times, organizations will identify and implement best practices for human resources and personnel management. These practices evolve and adapt to meet the needs of the nonprofit as it builds, thrives, and sustains itself over time. Following these practices helps nonprofits offer our employees and volunteers an optimal working environment.

Leveraging LinkedIn as HR Professionals

As a nonprofit organization, it's important to connect with people. Investing 30 minutes on two or three days a week, your nonprofit can substantially raise your organization's visibility, build your brand, and use LinkedIn's capabilities to leverage existing connections to reach a wider audience of not only the people you know, but also the people they know. Presented by Michelle Weathersby, CEO & Executive Leadership/Career Coach & Consultant of LENS Consulting Firm, this webinar will explore:

Artificial Intelligence to Recruit and Fundraise

Marie-Line Germain, HR Consulting Initiative

Through the HR Consulting Initiative at Western Carolina University, some of our nonprofit clients (including Center Members) have sought advice on how to recruit employees more effectively. To recruit (and to fundraise), Artificial Intelligence has proven to be effective.