You’ve heard about self-care, but are you practicing good team care? Showing up every day and consistently putting your best face forward for your clients can sometimes be a struggle. As program leaders, balancing supportive encouragement and pushing for outcomes is equally difficult. Fortunately, there are proven strategies to help you and your team reset and continue to provide new opportunities for success.
Nathan Ross, VP of Children and Youth Programs at FosterAdopt Connect, will share his approach to “team care” – important ways to provide self-care to your program team. Nathan will also share his organization’s approach to “no eject programming” where each program participant is given as many opportunities to be successful as they want. These supportive, human-centered approaches are a lot of work, but for Nathan and his team, they’re worth it!
Then, we’ll use breakout rooms to facilitate small group discussions. You will have the opportunity to brainstorm ways to boost team morale, exchange ideas for keeping motivated during this on-going pandemic, and gain new insight from your nonprofit peers. Whether you’re working directly with clients or your leading dedicated programs teams that are ready for a boost in morale, this session is for you.
This is a program of the Let's Connect Virtual Discussion Series.
Nathan Ross is the Vice President of Children and Youth Programs at FosterAdopt Connect. As an adopted person, Nathan has spent the last 12 years sharing his story with child welfare workers and policy makers around the country, and has spent the last 8 years working with youth in foster care. In addition to being able to use his personal experiences to impact child welfare, Nathan holds a bachelor’s degree in social psychology, and is working on completing his master’s degree in social work. In his role at FosterAdopt Connect, Nathan oversees the development, implementation, and execution of programming intended to directly serve children and youth affected by the child welfare system across all of FosterAdopt Connect’s branches.
Your active participation is highly encouraged. No one has all of the solutions, but everyone has something worth contributing. Your small group discussion participation will help others share, grow, and learn.
Let's Connect: Virtual Discussion Series
What’s the best way to stay connected? Turn to your nonprofit network. Join Nonprofit Connect for facilitated discussions with your nonprofit peers every Monday morning at 10:00 AM. We will select a new topic each week, and invite you to tune in for learning and sharing. Winter 2021 Let's Connect sessions include:
Disclaimer: Discussions will be recorded and shared as a resource, so participation means you may be recorded as well.