Filter the events calendar with the categories and tags tabs below! We understand the importance of supporting community residents and leaders in gaining the skills to be well-informed and successful advocates for systemic change. To encourage diverse representation at workshops and trainings, we offer scholarships and daily stipends to our resident members. To learn more, please go to Scholarships & Grants

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Feb
20
Tue
Grassroots Speaker Series: Black & Pink
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

In the midst of today’s hostile political climate, grassroots organizers remind us that the struggles of oppressed people are not new. TSNE MissionWorks, with our long history of the nonprofit capacity building, seeks to use our platform to lift up the voices of grassroots community organizers working on some of our society’s most pressing issues. The series highlights the creativity, resourcefulness, and resilience of local community organizers. Our speakers will share how their lived experiences shape their organizing and the difficulties they face leading grassroots organizations. Our speakers will explain how audience members can get involved in supporting their work, and may include a facilitated action step during their talks. We hope that attendees will leave with ideas about how to continue to support these important organizations and causes in their own lives—as nonprofit workers, funders, students, or community members.

Mar
1
Thu
Online Training: Community Building Through a Health Equity Framework
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Description: Effective community health work applies an equity lens, with an emphasis on building individual and coalition capacity to engage diverse communities through empowering and competing approaches. There are numerous barriers to such engagement; some conscious, and some unconscious. Race, class, and cultural communication styles all influence the ways in which diverse communities relate to the work. This online training will introduce participants to health equity, culturally competent approaches, and how to think collaboratively about ways to effectively engage diverse populations/communities in their efforts.

Audience: Individuals or teams working towards community health who may be new to health equity work, or those seeking a refresher.

Learning Objectives: Participants completing this online training will be able to:

  1. Describe health equity and diversity in a community context.
  2. Describe aspects of a culturally competent approach to community work.
  3. Identify strategies for collaborative work when working across differences.
Mar
15
Thu
Power and Privilege in Health Equity
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Topics: Defining privilege; identifying power influences; leveraging power positively in community work

Description: This training will provide participants with an opportunity to examine critical questions about their personal relationship with power and privilege. What is privilege? How does it manifest in relational and professional dynamics? How do we leverage power, knowingly or unknowingly, to influence conflict or negotiate situations? This training will help facilitate an exploration of self-identity and how to build on that self-awareness to help set the tone for positive professional relationships and work in the broader community. This training will also discuss how to recognize the privilege that some of us hold and use that understanding to empower others and make connections across difference.

Audience: Individuals or teams working towards community health who may be new to discussing power and cultural dynamics in the context of their community work, or those seeking a refresher.

Learning Objectives: Participants completing this training will be able to:

  1. Define power and privilege and how they play a role in their everyday experiences and interactions.
  2. Identify ways in which power influences their relationships and experiences within the community.
  3. Identify at least two strategies for leveraging their power positively in their community work.

Trainer: Mo Barbosa (HRiA)

This training addresses the following MA DPH Coalition Criteria:

  1. Consistency with MA DPH’s goals and priorities
  2. Participation from key stakeholders (individuals and organizations that have a vested stake or interest in a program or policy initiative, e.g. it will impact them directly)
  3. Membership that is reflective of the community
  4. Shared vision including a focus on reducing health disparities and promoting health equity

We hope you’ll join us for a networking brown bag lunch from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm before the afternoon session, Racial Equity, begins. 

Location TBD, Worcester, MA
Mar
20
Tue
Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar
Mar 20 – Mar 22 all-day
Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar @ Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

SECS is our most popular training opportunity for foundational information about sexuality education. SECS is designed for educators, youth-serving professional, and individuals interested in entering sexuality education who are seeking a basic foundation of knowledge in sexuality and sexual health information that they can share with their populations. Participants receive up-to-date information about protection methods, anatomy, puberty, sexual and gender identity, communication, and sexually transmitted infections; they also develop the knowledge, skills, and practice needed to deliver information and answer questions related to sexuality. Each session of this lively, interactive, 3-day seminar combines discussion and hands-on practical experience in specific subject areas.

At the conclusion of the seminar, participants of this course are able to:
–Discuss key sexual health topics.
–Utilize interactive lessons for a variety of topics in sexuality education.
–Implement teaching strategies that address diverse learning styles and experiences.
–Answer questions related to sexuality in a non-judgmental, inclusive, and comprehensive manner.
–List 3 vetted resources for information on sexual health topics.
–Identify key elements of effective sexuality education.
–Define harm reduction theory as it relates to imparting information related to sexuality education.
–Describe the role of facts versus values, attitudes, and beliefs in teaching and learning about sexuality.

May
1
Tue
Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar
May 1 – May 3 all-day
Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar @ Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

SECS is our most popular training opportunity for foundational information about sexuality education. SECS is designed for educators, youth-serving professionals, and individuals interested in entering sexuality education who are seeking a basic foundation of knowledge in sexuality and sexual health information that they can share with their populations. Participants receive up-to-date information about protection methods, anatomy, puberty, sexual and gender identity, communication, and sexually transmitted infections; they also develop the knowledge, skills, and practice needed to deliver information and answer questions related to sexuality. Each session of this lively, interactive, 3-day seminar combines discussion and hands-on practical experience in specific subject areas.

At the conclusion of the seminar, participants of this course are able to:
–Discuss key sexual health topics.
–Utilize interactive lessons for a variety of topics in sexuality education.
–Implement teaching strategies that address diverse learning styles and experiences.
–Answer questions related to sexuality in a non-judgmental, inclusive, and comprehensive manner.
–List 3 vetted resources for information on sexual health topics.
–Identify key elements of effective sexuality education.
–Define harm reduction theory as it relates to imparting information related to sexuality education.
–Describe the role of facts versus values, attitudes, and beliefs in teaching and learning about sexuality.

Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar
May 1 – May 3 all-day
Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar @ Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

SECS is our most popular training opportunity for foundational information about sexuality education. SECS is designed for educators, youth-serving professionals, and individuals interested in entering sexuality education who are seeking a basic foundation of knowledge in sexuality and sexual health information that they can share with their populations. Participants receive up-to-date information about protection methods, anatomy, puberty, sexual and gender identity, communication, and sexually transmitted infections; they also develop the knowledge, skills, and practice needed to deliver information and answer questions related to sexuality. Each session of this lively, interactive, 3-day seminar combines discussion and hands-on practical experience in specific subject areas.

At the conclusion of the seminar, participants of this course are able to:
–Discuss key sexual health topics.
–Utilize interactive lessons for a variety of topics in sexuality education.
–Implement teaching strategies that address diverse learning styles and experiences.
–Answer questions related to sexuality in a non-judgmental, inclusive, and comprehensive manner.
–List 3 vetted resources for information on sexual health topics.
–Identify key elements of effective sexuality education.
–Define harm reduction theory as it relates to imparting information related to sexuality education.
–Describe the role of facts versus values, attitudes, and beliefs in teaching and learning about sexuality.

Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar
May 1 – May 3 all-day
Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar @ Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

SECS is our most popular training opportunity for foundational information about sexuality education. SECS is designed for educators, youth-serving professionals, and individuals interested in entering sexuality education who are seeking a basic foundation of knowledge in sexuality and sexual health information that they can share with their populations. Participants receive up-to-date information about protection methods, anatomy, puberty, sexual and gender identity, communication, and sexually transmitted infections; they also develop the knowledge, skills, and practice needed to deliver information and answer questions related to sexuality. Each session of this lively, interactive, 3-day seminar combines discussion and hands-on practical experience in specific subject areas.

At the conclusion of the seminar, participants of this course are able to:
–Discuss key sexual health topics.
–Utilize interactive lessons for a variety of topics in sexuality education.
–Implement teaching strategies that address diverse learning styles and experiences.
–Answer questions related to sexuality in a non-judgmental, inclusive, and comprehensive manner.
–List 3 vetted resources for information on sexual health topics.
–Identify key elements of effective sexuality education.
–Define harm reduction theory as it relates to imparting information related to sexuality education.
–Describe the role of facts versus values, attitudes, and beliefs in teaching and learning about sexuality.

Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar
May 1 – May 3 all-day
Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar @ Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

SECS is our most popular training opportunity for foundational information about sexuality education. SECS is designed for educators, youth-serving professionals, and individuals interested in entering sexuality education who are seeking a basic foundation of knowledge in sexuality and sexual health information that they can share with their populations. Participants receive up-to-date information about protection methods, anatomy, puberty, sexual and gender identity, communication, and sexually transmitted infections; they also develop the knowledge, skills, and practice needed to deliver information and answer questions related to sexuality. Each session of this lively, interactive, 3-day seminar combines discussion and hands-on practical experience in specific subject areas.

At the conclusion of the seminar, participants of this course are able to:
–Discuss key sexual health topics.
–Utilize interactive lessons for a variety of topics in sexuality education.
–Implement teaching strategies that address diverse learning styles and experiences.
–Answer questions related to sexuality in a non-judgmental, inclusive, and comprehensive manner.
–List 3 vetted resources for information on sexual health topics.
–Identify key elements of effective sexuality education.
–Define harm reduction theory as it relates to imparting information related to sexuality education.
–Describe the role of facts versus values, attitudes, and beliefs in teaching and learning about sexuality.

Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar
May 1 – May 3 all-day
Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar @ Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

SECS is our most popular training opportunity for foundational information about sexuality education. SECS is designed for educators, youth-serving professionals, and individuals interested in entering sexuality education who are seeking a basic foundation of knowledge in sexuality and sexual health information that they can share with their populations. Participants receive up-to-date information about protection methods, anatomy, puberty, sexual and gender identity, communication, and sexually transmitted infections; they also develop the knowledge, skills, and practice needed to deliver information and answer questions related to sexuality. Each session of this lively, interactive, 3-day seminar combines discussion and hands-on practical experience in specific subject areas.

At the conclusion of the seminar, participants of this course are able to:
–Discuss key sexual health topics.
–Utilize interactive lessons for a variety of topics in sexuality education.
–Implement teaching strategies that address diverse learning styles and experiences.
–Answer questions related to sexuality in a non-judgmental, inclusive, and comprehensive manner.
–List 3 vetted resources for information on sexual health topics.
–Identify key elements of effective sexuality education.
–Define harm reduction theory as it relates to imparting information related to sexuality education.
–Describe the role of facts versus values, attitudes, and beliefs in teaching and learning about sexuality.

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