SouthEastern Employment and Training Association Spring Conference! / by Tressa Dorsey

Join us a the SouthEastern Employment and Training Association conference March 18-20, 2018. 

Tressa Dorsey, CBSC, GCDF- President of TAD Grants will be presenting in two separate workshops. 

Partnering with Purpose

March 19, 2018 11:00am                              

No matter how strong, competent or productive your organization is you will always need to focus on building partnerships. Not partnerships that are required necessarily, but those that are built for the purpose of achieving very specific outcomes. The way we determine which partnerships we build, how we build them and why are determined through comprehensive evaluation and strategic planning. Often times we find ourselves with partnerships that aren’t moving the needle toward goal attainment or you find your organization or theirs not adhering to agreements and commitments. The workshop is intended to engage board members, leadership and key personnel in both discussion and activity based presentation in the process of building sustainable and intentional partnerships. Focus areas will include ideas for developing shared work space, promoting accountability and common communication guidelines. 

Attendees will learn:

  • How to use tools to evaluate current partnerships and identify potential new partnerships
  • To understand the key components of developing a sustainable partnership by establishing a shared purpose
  • Best practices for developing collaborative processes to build capacity

Organization Capacity Building

March 20, 2018 11:00am

Many organizations find themselves in a precarious yet very exciting position when a Funding Opportunity Announcement is released. Increasing the quality and quantity of services and serve more individuals is in alignment with the mission, but not always in alignment with where you are organizationally. Capacity building is more than having a savvy grant writer tell people what you “could” do. It requires a good hard look at your entire organization, leadership, talent, partnerships and infrastructure. It’s not a matter of desire, we all share the desire and belief that people and businesses in our community benefit from our services. Unfortunately, desire alone will not lead to meeting your outcomes and maintaining fiscal compliance. This is why it is imperative to review your current strengths and plan for the future.

This workshop will highlight key points in determining if your organization is prepared to grow; how to ensure your infrastructure will support the rigorous tasks of meeting performance and managing grants. Growth spurts are expected but can only be sustained through constant evaluation and planning.

Learning Objectives:

  • Common reason organizations are not prepared to implement and manage grant programs
  • Strategies for evaluating the organization and developing a plan for building capacity
  • Best practices for developing infrastructure and talent to support rapid organizational growth
  • Understand how to improve grants management processes to improve sustainability