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Monticello Holiday Wreath Workshop

Dec 1, 2011 - Dec 3, 2011 12/01: 10am; 12/02: 10am; 12/03: 9:30am & 2pm

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
These ever-popular workshops, in their 25th year, produce a gratifying and tangible end-product: a beautiful holiday wreath. Janet Miller, Lou Hatch, and Maggie Stemann Thompson will lead participants through the process in these three-hour workshops. All materials (straw wreath forms, pins, wire, etc.) will be provided, including a cornucopia of natural materials. Bring hand pruners. All workshops will be held at the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center. Reserved tickets are required and can be purchased beginning Nov. 8 through the monticello.org website or by calling (434) 984-9881.

(434) 984-9881


Making an Old House New with Energy Efficiency

Sep 21, 2011 6pm - 7:30pm

Berkmar Branch - UVA Community Credit Union
In a town dotted with historic landmarks, including Thomas Jefferson's own Monticello, living in an older home can be a source of pride. But it can also have its drawbacks: lots of cracks and leaks for air to move through, older heating and cooling equipment, single pane windows, and substandard insulation. This workshop will cover the key energy and water efficiency upgrades that will improve the comfort and affordability of your home without compromising its unique character.Hurry seating is limited! Register online at uvacreditunion.org or call 434-964-2001 today.

UVA Community Credit Union 434-964-2001


[Art Workshop] Michelangelo Magic!

Aug 13, 2011 9:45am - 10:30am

Children's Museum of Richmond
Children will learn briefly about Michelangelo and his method of painting upside down in the Sistine Chapel. Paper will be taped to the underside of the tables and we will lie on their backs and make paintings upside down ourselves! Then we will mix our glue and water and dip the tissue paper in the mixture and then apply the paper to the bottle until bottle is completely covered, and you have stained glass!



Ian Francis
804-474-7000



Build a Budget

Jul 28, 2011 6pm - 7:30pm

Berkmar Branch of UVA Community Credit Union, 3300 Berkmar Drive
Hear what no-cost and low-cost things you can do to help you save money on your energy bills. We’ll show you how energy efficiency home improvements can provide better returns than some traditional investments and free up extra money for other financial goals. Discover how current tax incentives, rebates and special financing programs can save you even more on your energy-saving home improvements. Seating is limited! Register online at uvacreditunion.org or call 434-964-2001 today!

UVA Community Credit Union, 434-962-2001


How to Crash-Proof Your Teen Drivers

Jul 12, 2011 5:30pm

Volvo of Charlottesville
Every day in the US, eleven teenagers die in car crashes. What can a parent do to ensure their kids aren’t part of that number? Albemarle County Police, Volvo of Charlottesville and Albemarle Insurance are working together to provide Parents of Teen Drivers with the tools and information that could make a difference.

Learn what you can do to prevent your teenager from being in a deadly or costly crash. We’ll cover how traffic laws have changed, what causes most crashes, proper car maintenance and the legal and financial ramifications of having a teen driver. Get the opportunity to ask local law enforcement, insurance and car experts about Teen Driving Safety. And learn what to do if your teen is involved in a crash.

Join us on Tuesday, July 12, 5:30pm at Volvo of Charlottesville. Space is limited so please call 434-295-4125 to reserve yours.


Kim Martin 434-295-4125


The Home Energy Assessment: Where Health, Comfort and Savings Start

Aug 10, 2011 5:30 - 7pm

608 Ridge Street, Charlottesville VA 22902 (ecoREMOD: The Energy House)
Learn what is involved with a comprehensive Home Energy Assessment and why you should demand one of your contractor, hear from homeowners who have gotten one, and see a demo of a blower door test and infrared camera.

E-mail Annie at annie@leap-va.org to RSVP

LEAP Office
227-4666



House, Lawn & Garden: Saving Water Inside & Out

Jul 20, 2011 5:30pm - 7pm

608 Ridge Street, Charlottesville VA 22902 (ecoREMOD: The Energy House)
At our July workshop you'll find out how you can use less water (and save energy and money) in your bathrooms and kitchens and with your plants, flowers and gutters. Also come to get the inside scoop on rebates, incentives, and the most innovative products.
E-mail Annie at annie@leap-va.org to RSVP

LEAP Office
227-4666



MSBCoaching Institute

Sep 23, 2011 Sept. 23 and 24: 9am - 5pm; Sept. 25: 10am - 3pm

Sep 24, 2011 Sept. 23 and 24: 9am - 5pm; Sept. 25: 10am - 3pm

Sep 25, 2011 Sept. 23 and 24: 9am - 5pm; Sept. 25: 10am - 3pm

MSBCoach Offices 501 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
The MSBCoaching Institute is an extended workshop where executives, managers, HR professionals and leaders learn crucial coaching skills and competencies. Individuals gain an in-depth understanding of the coaching process and how to use it as a leadership tool. MSBCI effectively trains individuals in the skills necessary for coaching within an organization. It is a fully developed model, which managers, leaders and coaches can implement immediately in their organization.

Benefits of participating in MSBCI:

Through the MSBCI, organizations and individuals can:
· Discover coaching as a powerful model of management, mentoring and leadership.
· Experience and practice “state-of-the-art” coaching tools.
· Learn the structure and skills to immediately enhance performance.
· Position the organization for rapid growth.
· Make major advances in professional and personal connections as well as apply learning within the workplace immediately.
· Learn self-awareness through Emergenetics and how to better understand those you coach.
· Gain an understanding of Situational Leadership/how and when to use coaching as an effective leadership tool.


What does the MSBCI do?
· Promote innovation and accelerate results.
· Effectively develop and retain valuable organizational members.
· Improve organizational communication and team effectiveness.
· Deepen commitment to personal, professional and organizational goals.

MSBCI challenges participants to raise their standards for their own skills and competencies.

The MSBCI Leader's Coaching Certification Program:
· Leader's Coaching Resource Binder - includes assessments, processes, coaching tools
· Written assessment
· Assessment of coaching sessions
· Emergenetics Profile
· Situational Leadership Assessment Certificate
· Coaching practice opportunities

Participants will learn:
· Taking a Coaching Approach as a Manager/leader
· The Coaching Conversation Model
· Personal Paradigm Shifts
· Context For Coaching and Roles
· Coaching Skills
· Coaching practice
· Personal Coaching Styles Inventory® (PCSI)
· Coaching in Organizations
· Action Plan to implement coaching personally
· Emergenetics
· Situational Leadership

Who should participate:
· Executives
· Managers
· Supervisors
· Human resource professionals
· Quality development professionals
·Leaders at every level who want to learn advanced communication and organizational leadership skills

Register at: http://msbci.eventbrite.com/



Michelle Braden
804.502.4319



The Art of Cultivation

Sep 21, 2011 9am -11am

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities | 145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629
Speaker(s): Keith Curtis, The Curtis Group

Fee: $30 for members; $50 for non-members

Advance Registration: Greatly Appreciated.

Event Summary: Cultivation is often the most underrated step in building donor relationships, but when done properly, it makes "the ask" much easier.

Join fundraising professional Keith Curtis for his presentation of practical tips on how to develop the best possible relationships with your donors as well as key components to cultivating a donor.

Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Agile Strategic Planning: Finding Your Path to Effective Strategy Development

Aug 17, 2011 9am - 12pm

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities | 145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629
Speaker(s): Dr. Grant Tate, the bridge, ltd

Fee: $40 for members; $65 for non-members

Advance Registration: Greatly Appreciated.

Event Summary: To be sustainable in the current economic climate, nonprofits must have a thoughtful plan for their future. What approach should your organization take to craft a plan for your strategic direction? Should you spend months developing a strategic plan? Lock yourselves in a room for a day, emerging with a roll of flip charts? Call a facilitator and do whatever she/he brings to the table?

Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Understanding the Creative Design Process

Jul 19, 2011 12pm - 1:30pm

CitySpace, Charlottesville Community Design Center 100 5th Street, N.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902
Speaker(s): David Robinson, Birch Studio

Fee: Free for members; $10 for non-members

Advance Registration: Greatly Appreciated.

Event Summary:

Everyone knows you need marketing materials to promote your organization. But not many people know what it takes to get to your vision and how to work through a highly subjective process with someone you’ve just met. Join David Robinson, Birch Studio's Creative Director, for a guided tour of the creative marketing process. You will leave prepared to build on your brand.

Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Building a Diverse Revenue Portfolio

Jul 14, 2011 9am - 12pm

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities | 145 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4629
Speaker(s): Amy Nisenson

Fee: $40 for members; $65 for non-members

Advance Registration: Greatly Appreciated.

Event Summary: Does your organization have the right mix of revenue to efficiently support your organization's achievement of mission? Does a good portfolio need to include annual appeals, major donors, corporate support, and earned revenue?

Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Nonprofit Cash Flow Management

Jun 28, 2011 9am - 12pm

Charlottesville City Hall
Speaker(s): Robert Tobey, Keiter Stephens and Steve Krohn, Carrie Gillispie and Brooke Jenkins, Virgina National Bank

Fee: $40 for members; $65 for non-members

Advance Registration: Greatly Appreciated.

Event Summary: Managing cash flow is essential for any nonprofit organization, but can be tricky if you don't have the right tools in place to project, monitor, and control your cash flow.

Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Website Best Practices

Jun 23, 2011 9am - 12pm

TBD
Speaker(s): Linda Kolker, (bio)

Fee: $40 for members; $65 for non-members

Advance Registration: Required (Seating is Limited). How to Register.

Event Summary: 30 seconds. That’s how long you have before visitors to your website decide whether to stay and get to know you, or to leave. Website best practices, developed through extensive research, can help you engage visitors so they want to stay and explore your site and increase your ability to create relationships that endure.

In this session, our focus will be on best practices for website content. We’ll look at some nonprofit websites and discuss where they succeed and where they fall flat.

Bring your laptop -- this is a hands-on workshop! After we review best practices, you’ll team up with other attendees to evaluate one another’s sites. We’ll discuss your findings, as time allows, so everyone can benefit from the insights and discoveries that emerge from this activity.

Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Nonprofit Cash Flow Management

Jun 28, 2011 9am - 12pm

Charlottesville City Hall
Managing cash flow is essential for any nonprofit organization, but can be tricky if you don't have the right tools in place to project, monitor, and control your cash flow.

Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Free Financial Education Workshop

Jun 10, 2011 1pm - 3pm

Crescent Hall, Westhaven
A financial education seminar series is being offered by ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions and Union First Market Bank. Topics to be covered include budgeting, the wise use of credit, buying a home, alternatives to foreclosure, surviving financial setbacks and financial firsts. The first presentation will focus on how these topics impact the lives of senior citizens and will be at Crescent Hall, located at 500 S First St, from 10am to 12pm. The second presentation will address families and finance and will be at Westhaven, located at 801 Hardy Dr, from 1pm to 3pm.

For more information about these workshops, contact ClearPoint at 877-877-1995 or visit www.clearpointccs.org.


ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions, 1-877-877-1995


Leading With Courage

Jul 13, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Online Webinar
We read books and watch movies about great war-time commanders, adventurers and founding fathers, and fantasize about being the same inspirational leaders.

Yet all around us every day, leaders and managers all around us are inspiring us with similar acts f courage . They command a devoted following by their teams and are followed by top performers from one company to another. Whether they know it or not these leaders are tapping into leadership skills that allow them to lead with courage.

In this all new webinar by MSBCoach, you will learn how to tap into these leadership traits.

Specifically:

How leaders can leverage True vision
What it means to have True values
Just what True connection really means
How to use True words to your advantage

Register at: http://www.msbcoach.com/newsletters/WebinarJuly13.html

Michelle Braden
804.502.4319



Build a Budget

May 19, 2011 6:30pm - 8pm

UVA Community Credit Union, Nellysford Branch, 3033 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford
We’ll help you understand the steps involved in developing a spending plan and how to identify spending leaks. We’ll also assist you in setting short- and long-term financial goals, explain how to audit your progress and revise your goals as needed. Seating is limited! Register online at uvacreditunion.org or call 434-964-2001 today!

UVA Community Credit Union 434-964-2001


Peak Performance Workshop: How to Design a Better Life

Jun 15, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Webinar
High performing people recognize that their present reality is only temporary, and they can create change for themselves.
Your life is shaped largely by your beliefs, and these beliefs can help you or prevent you from reaching your potential.

Accomplishing more and improving the quality of your life is not a matter of working harder but thinking differently.

In changing the way you think, you can change the way you act.

This presentation/workshop will explore:

how to transcend your present circumstances to reach your potential
the relationship between your beliefs, emotions, and behavior
how your beliefs are formed
strategies to help change your behavior

Register at: http://www.msbcoach.com/newsletters/WebinarJune15.html


Michelle Braden
804.502.4319



Grant Search 101: Using the Foundation Center Online Directory

Jun 14, 2011 9am - 10am

Center for Nonprofit Excellenc
GRANT SEARCH 101: USING THE FOUNDATION CENTER ONLINE DIRECTORY

Speaker(s): Kim Bassing, Membership Manager, CNE

Fee: Free and open to the public

Advance Registration: Required (Seating is Limited)

Event Summary: CNE offers public access to the Foundation Center's Online Directory and the Virginia Grants Directory. These one-hour trainings offer an introduction to both search tools so you can find the dollars you need for your organization. These sessions and use of the directories are free and open to the public.

Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Building a Culture of Philanthropy by Engaging Leadership

Jun 2, 2011 9am - 11am

Live Arts
BUILDING A CULTURE OF PHILANTHROPY BY ENGAGING LEADERSHIP

Speaker(s): Allan Burrows, Capital Development Services

Fee: $30 for members; $50 for non-members

Advance Registration: Required (Seating is Limited).

Event Summary: How engaged is your leadership in shaping its culture and enabling those who support the organization to carry out its mission to the best of their abilities? Has your leadership worked to define your case for support, and is your story being told?

Every nonprofit, determines its own culture but a shift that culture may be necessary in order to build leadership that motivates and strengthens, leading by example to sell your case.

This session gives guidance on developing strong board leadership with a particular focus on creating a culture of philanthropy.

Participants will walk away from the session with a model for board and executive staff leadership that can be employed to:

* energize leaders
* assess and make plans
* build a stronger board presence
* leverage strengths
* engage board and staff at a higher level

Executive Directors, Development Staff, Fundraising Committee members, and Board Members should attend.


Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Board Orientation Workshop

Apr 22, 2011 9am - 12pm

Westminster Canterbury
BOARD ORIENTATION WORKSHOP

Speaker(s): Cristine Nardi, Executive Director, CNE and Wendy Brown, Vice-Chair and Founder, CNE

Fee: $50 for members; $75 for non-members

Advance Registration: Required (Seating is Limited).

Event Summary: This Workshop is designed to support and enhance the annual board orientation process of area nonprofits.

The three-hour workshop will highlight the key roles and responsibilities of board members, include interactive exercises for skills development, and will provide a unique networking opportunity for community members engaged in board service. Topics covered will include:

* The role of the nonprofit sector
* Characteristics of a high-impact board
* Fiduciary duties of nonprofit boards
* The board’s role in fundraising
* Board development as a strategic tool
* Individual board member roles & responsibilities
* The board/CEO partnership

The goal of the workshop is to make practical training for new and returning board members more readily available and to give area nonprofits the flexibility to design individual board orientation sessions that focus on topics unique to the organization.

New board members of area nonprofits are encouraged to attend, as are more experienced board members who seek a refresher course to sharpen their board knowledge. Nonprofit leaders are also welcome and encouraged to attend and may consider inviting their board leadership to join them.


Beth Vanda
(434) 244-3330 ext. 45



Women's Leadership Summit

May 4, 2011 8am - 4pm

Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center
Provided by the premiere leadership organization for women — Girl Scouts May 4, 2011, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center $150 per person — Includes continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, and program materials

What can you expect to gain from participation?

Skill-building that will enhance your leadership capability
Determine your leadership objectives and create a plan for attaining your leadership goals Discussion and increased awareness of the historical and current underpinnings of women’s leadership Aspiration to new leadership opportunities Creation of network of women who can support one another in their leadership goals

Workshop Leaders and Speakers Include:

Linda Foreman, Vice President of the GSUSA National Board
Nancy Gray, President, Hollins University Val Cushman, Senior Assistant to the President, Washington and Lee University
Andrea Hilton, Director of Law School Admissions, Washington and Lee University Mimi Elrod, Mayor, City of Lexington

If interested in sponsorship opportunities or participation, please contact Marie Muddiman, Development Manager – Donor Relations, at 540-777-5107 or mmuddiman@gsvsc.org.

Marie Muddiman, 540-777-5107


Authentic Leadership Summit

Oct 17, 2011 TBA

Oct 18, 2011 TBA

Piedmont Virginia Community College
The Authentic Leadership Summit, presented by MSBCoach, is bringing the highest caliber of leadership education to Central Virginia’s executives and emerging leaders. Authentic Leadership Summit taps top leadership trainers, coaches, and educators from across the nation to guide participants in increasing and refining their leadership skills.

Join the area’s top leaders in 2011 for education, discussion, and networking. Leave with skills for greater personal success and tools to build a successful team.

Our Mission
The annual Authentic Leadership Summit brings regional leaders together for:
· cutting-edge education
· world-class leadership development
· lively collaboration
· valuable networking

The annual Summit brings ongoing development to the region’s leaders through forward-thinking speakers on relevant, break-through, leadership topics.

Register at: http://authenticleadershipsummit.com/



Michelle Braden
804.502.4319



Authentic Leadership Summit 2011

Oct 17, 2011 October 17: 1 - 5pm; October 18: 8am - 12pm

Oct 18, 2011 October 17: 1 - 5pm; October 18: 8am - 12pm

PVCC Main Building
Join us for the 2nd Annual Authentic Leadership Summit, Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Piedmont Virginia Community College, our host sponsor. The Authentic Leadership Summit, presented by MSBCoach, is bringing the highest caliber of leadership education to Central Virginia’s executives and emerging leaders. Authentic Leadership Summit taps top leadership trainers, coaches, and educators from across the nation to guide participants in increasing and refining their leadership skills. Speaker bios. Join the area’s top leaders in 2011 for education, discussion, and networking. Leave with skills for greater personal success and tools to build a successful team.

Vicki Karabinus, 434-906-7288


Stress and Laughter Workshop

Mar 22, 2011 4 - 6pm

The Senior Center, c-ville, Va.
In this workshop, we'll first watch the National Geographic film titled, "Stress: Portrait of a Killer." Group discussion will follow the film. Discussion and education will continue with Leigh about how laughter is a proven "best medicine" against stress and the benefits of practicing laughter yoga. The workshop will close with a laughter yoga session led by Leigh. NOT JUST FOR SENIORS! Open to anyone and everyone. $6/members, $7/non-members. Call 434-974-7756 to register. Limit 12 people.



The Senior Center, 434-974-7756


SPIN Farming Workshop

Mar 12, 2011 8am - 4pm

Local Food Hub Educational Farm
Put your green thumbs to work! Join Local Food Hub for a day-long crash course in SPIN Farming! Focused on growing lots of food in small plots while making money, SPIN Farming is perfect for backyard, urban, and community gardens, as well as small farms.

Emily Manley
(434) 286-2176



Organize Your Financial Records

Feb 7, 2011 6pm - 7:30pm

Berkmar Branch/UVA Community Credit Union, 3300 Berkmar Drive
Discover the benefits of getting organized, how to develop an efficient bill paying system, and how to take a home inventory. You will learn which records to keep, how long, and at what location, as well as what to do in case of natural disaster and where to go for help. Seating is limited! Register at uvacreditunion.org or call 434-964-2001 today! There is no cost to you.

UVA Community Credit Union 434 964-2001


CNE presents: The Budget Building Cycle: Tips from the field

Feb 24, 2011 9am - 11am

Live Arts
Does your nonprofit budget as effectively and efficiently as it could? Do you involve the right people in your budget-building process? At the right time? Do you ask the right questions?

Whether you seek to create, overhaul or just improve upon your budget process, join colleagues from the field to learn more about budget-building strategies that work.
$20.00 for CNE Members/$40.00 for nonmembers



Beth Vanda
434-244-3330



Grant Search 101 - Using the Foundation Library

Mar 8, 2011 9am - 10am

Center for Nonprofit Excellence
The CNE offers public access to the Foundation Center's Online Directory and the Virginia Grants Directory. These one-hour trainings offer an introduction to both search tools so you can find the dollars you need for your organization. These sessions and use of the directories are free and open to the public.

Beth Vanda
434-244-3330



CNE presents: Effective Grant Writing Seminar

Mar 24, 2011 9am - 5pm

Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
You'll learn step-by-step how to submit concise and targeted grants to obtain funding for your projects, procure new equipment, avert staff layoffs, and supplement your budgets, as well as, discover techniques to streamline the grant writing process.
complete details @
http://www.thecne.org/eventdetail.php?id=73
$75.00 for CNE members/$100 for non members

Beth Vanda
434-244-3330



Job Club Workshop - Resume Writing

Jan 26, 2011 10am - 12pm

VA Workforce Center, 2211 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesvill
Learn about the differences among the various types of resumes and find the one that's right for you. Free to public.

434-963-2960
CharlottesvilleWorkforceCenter@gmail.com
Employment Staff



Strengthening a Buy Local Movement - Workshop

Jan 25, 2011 8am - 12pm

OpenSpace, The Forum Room 455 Second Street SE Suite 100 Charlottesville, VA 22902
Join us for a presentation and workshop presented by Jeff Milchen of AMIBA (American Independent Business Alliance). This event is hosted by Locallectual at OpenSpace in Charlottesville on January 25th from 8 a.m. to noon. There is no cost to attend this workshop.

Independent business owners: come to learn how to strengthen the message you put forth regarding the economic benefits of supporting locally-owned business.

Buy Local organization members and campaign participants: come to learn about designing, executing, or strengthening an existing Buy Local campaign. Learn about the benefits of creating an IBA (Independent Business Alliance).

For more information or to hear about sponsorship opportunities please send an email to info@locallectual.com.



Karen Beauford 434-220-0747