2018 NCCADV Membership Meeting

September 26-27, 2018 | Greensboro, NC

Calling all NCCADV members! Make your voice heard, make new contacts, and build your skills. Our yearly Membership Meeting brings together DV agency leaders, staff, and allied partners from across the state to connect with each other, provide input on NCCADV priorities, engage in collaborative problem-solving, and build capacity to address topics identified by our members as critical to their work.

Please join us on September 26-27 in Greensboro, NC for 2 days of learning, networking, and sharing ideas.

Register for 2018 Membership Meeting

This is an NCCADV MEMBERS ONLY event. For more information about becoming a member visit our Membership Page.

Day 1: Wednesday, September 26

For the second year in a row, this Membership Meeting will include the Executive Director Leadership Institute (EDLI), open to all Executive Directors and Supervisors. This 1 ½ day-long Institute is being designed by Executive Directors for agency leaders who seek to enhance and grow their leadership skills. We will host a social open to all members in the evening.

9:00 - 9:30 Registration
9:30-12:00 EDLI: Part I
12:00-1:15 Lunch (on your own)
1:15-5:00 EDLI: Part II

Evening Social - Open to All Members

Day 2: Thursday, September 27

All NCCADV members are welcome and encouraged to attend Day 2 to learn about NCCADV’s present impact and future vision, network with each other, engage in collaborative problem-solving around current issues, and learn and practice self-care strategies. The EDLI will continue in the afternoon.

8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-10:15 NCCADV Impact and Vision
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30  Collaborative Problem Solving
11:30-12:45 Lunch (on your own)
12:45-2:45 Implementing Self-Care
(Track 1: EDLI, Track 2: All Members)
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:00 Putting Self-Care Strategies into Practice


Trainer Bios

The 1 ½ day Executive Director Leadership Institute (EDLI) for agency leaders is being led by Janeen Gingrich and Antoinette Kerr.

Janeen Gingrich has worked in the social justice arena for 23+ years, starting out as an overnight shelter manager at a domestic and sexual violence program in rural SW Virginia. Her background is in clinical social work, which has given her extensive experience facilitating groups and conversations in diverse situations. Janeen has spent the past 10 years consulting with nonprofits with an emphasis on capacity building, leadership and organizational development, and grassroots fundraising. Janeen has also built non-profit development programs from the ground up for a range of organizations, with budgets from $250,000 to$20M annually, and with local, statewide, and international focuses. Janeen has a passion for equity and inclusion, strengths-based leadership and for organizational change management and was recently the interim CEO at SHIFT NC.

Antionette Kerr served as an executive director for nonprofits for more than 15 years. Her work as a nonprofit ED included raising federal, state and local dollars (and cleaning toilets). She was one of the youngest EDs honored with a Z. Smith Reynolds Sabbatical in 2012 and currently serves on the foundation's selection committee. Kerr recently co-authored Modern Media Relations for Nonprofits and provides training for the National Council of Nonprofits, The Nonprofit Marketing Guide, and The Nonprofit Academy.

The self-care workshops open to all members on Day 2 are being led by Becca Bishopric Patterson, Elizabeth Sager, and Rebecca Swofford.

Becca Bishopric Patterson is the Assistant Director for the Gender & LGBTQIA Center at Elon University in Elon, NC. She holds a B.S in Interdisciplinary Studies from NC State and a MBA from Elon. Over the last ten years Becca has served in a variety of roles in the community and university related to gender violence prevention and response work, including advocate, program manager, prevention educator and advisory board member. She has presented at state and national conferences on gender violence, survivor advocacy, Title IX, primary prevention, peer education and student activism.

Elizabeth Sager is the Healthcare Evaluation Specialist at NCCADV. Elizabeth earned a BA from Tufts University with a double major in Religion and Women’s Studies, and a Master of Public Health degree in Health Behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to working with the coalition, Elizabeth completed a Monitoring and Evaluation Fellowship in Kampala, Uganda with Soccer Without Borders. During her MPH program, she interned with the Compass Center for Women and Families in Chapel Hill, NC, on their middle school violence prevention program. Elizabeth is also a registered yoga teacher in alignment-based yoga and teaches throughout the Triangle- you can find out more at www.yogirunstrails.com.

Rebecca Swofford is the Prevention and Training Specialist at NCCADV. Rebecca earned her BA in Psychology with minors in Sociology and Dance from Appalachian State University. She also earned her Masters of Social Work with a concentration in Community, Management, and Policy Practice and the Non-profit Leadership Certificate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill. She began doing this work while at Appalachian State University as a member of the Red Flag Campaign Planning Committee and the primary Peer Educator/Trainer for the Active Bystander Training component of this program. In addition, she worked as the Crisis Response Intern at Orange County Rape Crisis Center where she engaged in direct crisis intervention, support group facilitation, coordinated community response, and volunteer training. Later, she gained a more macro perspective in this work while working as the Prevention and Evaluation Intern at North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault where she did state-level campus policy research and planned a one-day conference for student activists.


Workshop Descriptions

Day 1- EDLI
Strengths-Based Leadership: Let’s DO this! (Track 1)

Non-profit leaders can sometimes get so bogged down in putting out fires, raising money, and running from meeting to meeting that they can put off some of the most important things they need to do:

    1. Fostering the strengths of their staff in order to keep them engaged
    2. Give them the feedback they need along the way to build their success and build their trust in each other in order to go deeper into the mission
    3. Invest in learning more about the ways team members work and connect in order to better serve the community

Participants will hear stories and ideas about non-profit leadership, including the use of 360 evaluations, wisdom circles, shared leadership models, and the creation of a personal leadership philosophy. We will facilitate dialogue and activities on each of these and will also share information about the art of giving feedback and the use of “Radical Candor” to build a stronger team.

Board of Directors and Volunteer Retention: Finding the Key (Track 2)

Volunteers and boards are the backbone of non-profit organizations. How do you keep them engaged? How do you address the fact that boards are not often reflective of the community they serve? How do you keep your volunteers coming back? How do you regularly give board members and volunteers opportunities to give feedback? We will walk you through a matrix to figure out who you are missing on your board, give some advice on how to boost and sustain productivity, and provide you with tools for onboarding and retaining board members and volunteers.

Day 2- EDLI (Track 1)
InnerMisson: Nurturing a Culture of Self-Care from the Inside Out

“Self-care” seems like the new buzzword for non-profits, but what does that really look and feel like on a day-to-day basis? What are the warning signs of combat burnout or a chronic stress crisis? How is self-care reflected as a value within organizations? We will explore both the art and science of building and nourishing a daily self-care routine. A self-care toolkit fuels health and mindfulness as part of a long-term burnout prevention plan. We will share practices informed by conducting dozens of interviews and consultations with non-profit leaders. From sanctuaries, mindfulness rooms to sabbaticals, their lessons inspire genuine self-care rituals and offer soft skills that can help bring you back to your own personal InnerMission. An organizational culture of self-care, embraced by leadership, flows from the inside and out into your mission. How can you lead by example?

Day 2- All Members (Track 2)
Self-Care & Healing as Radical (Organizational) Work

As agencies that focus on the safety of others, we must facilitate environments for ourselves, our teammates, and volunteers to be safe and healthy as well. When we understand the impact of stress, trauma exposure, and the barriers that exist to self-care, we can improve the wellness and sustainability of our teams for the long-term. In this session, participants will learn about the science of stress and trauma, engage with their own life values, and examine how systems of dominance can manifest in policies, cultural norms and individual behaviors within their organizations. After this critical reflection, participants will explore leadership and communication strategies that align with their own self-care goals and will contribute to positive change in their agencies.

Day 2- All Members
Putting Self-Care Strategies into Practice
Now that you've covered the importance and science of self-care, learn how to practice it in your own life and in your work. Together we will practice basic meditation techniques, led by yoga teacher and NCCADV staff member Elizabeth Sager, and relaxation techniques led by fellow NCCADV staff member and trainer Rebecca Swofford. We will also go over self-care assessments and create plans for bringing self-care into your work. End the membership meeting feeling balanced and empowered to put self-care into practice.

Venue and Hotel Info

The Membership Meeting & Executive Director Leadership Institute will be held at:

Wyndham Garden - Greensboro
415 S Swing Rd, Greensboro, NC 27409
(336) 299-7650

The following hotels are other options recommended by NCCADV for your stay in Greensboro:

Days Inn by Wyndham - Greensboro
6102 Landmark Center Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 252-8481

Comfort Inn
1103 Lanada Rd, Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 297-1055

La Quinta Inn & Suites
1201 Lanada Rd, Greensboro, NC 27407
(336) 316-0100