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Positive Spaces Initiative Webinar Series

As part of a series of new offerings this year, we are excited to present two new webinar series. One will be geared for Frontline workers, while the other will be geared for Managers, Board Members, and Executive Directors.

Fostering Inclusivity for LGBTQ+ Newcomers: A Webinar Series for Executive Directors and Managers

Webinar 1: LGBTQ: The Basics you need to know for Executive Director's and Managers
Thursday, December 5th, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Jeremy Dias

This webinar is a 101 learning opportunity for ED's and Managers, exploring things you need to know to engage staff in meaningful understandings of the LGBTQ+ communities.
Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/488187963812275213

Webinar 2: Addressing Resistance to Change: Best Practices for ED's and Managers in Creating Inclusive Spaces
Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Joselynn Crosby

This webinar aims to help ED's and Managers gain tools in addressing conversations and organizational culture shifts to better serve LGBTQ+ clients, staff and stakeholders.
Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2824527027534037773

Webinar 3: Having Agency outside your Agency: The Power of Activism
Thursday, January 16th, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Naomi Levitz-Shobola

This webinar aims to discuss activism as leaders of our agencies from a new perspective, while gaining valuable tools and tips.
Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4600843037787574029

Fostering Inclusivity for LGBTQ+ Newcomers: A Webinar Series for Frontline Workers

Webinar 1: LGBTQ: The Basics You Need to Know for Frontline Workers
Thursday, December 12th, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Jeremy Dias

This webinar is a 101 learning opportunity for frontline workers, exploring things you need to know to engage in meaningful understandings of the LGBTQ+ communities.
Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8230686063331982861

Webinar 2: Be The Change: Challenging and Recreating Organizational Culture for Frontline Workers
Thursday, December 19th, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Joselynn Crosby

This webinar will explore how we, as frontline staff, can lead in organizational change, as it pertains to creating and maintaining safe and positive spaces for LGBTQ+ Newcomers .
Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3758316964236983053

Webinar 3: Out There and In Here: The Power of Community, Connection and Mental Health Supports
Thursday, January 9th, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Naomi Levitz-Shobola

This webinar will allow participants to review current knowledge around mental health and wellness for diverse communities, and to explore the power of human connection in creating lasting mental wellness for clients and workers alike. "Out there" messages about mental health and wellness abound. Terms like 'self care', 'knowing triggers', and 'practicing mindfulness' each remind us that we have the power to take control of our own perceptions and recognise our own challenges. "In here" however, it isn't that clear, and we each make sense of mainstream messages in different ways.
Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5445708872082504461

Webinar 4: A Brief Presentation about LGBTQ+ Rights and Status in the Middle East
Thursday, January 23rd, 2018 - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Ayman Menem

This webinar will look at LGBTQ+ rights in the Middle East, where homosexuality is illegal in 10 of the 18 countries that make up the region, and punishable by death in 4 of them.
Registration: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6094011714144838669

NOTE: You have to register for each webinar separately. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining each of the webinars.

Technical guidelines:

  • Please be prepared with a headset and mic for the best participation options (or you will be limited to using 'chat' for questions and comments).
  • Please test your equipment BEFORE the webinar because it is quite difficult to resolve technical issues during the presentation.
  • For optimum participation we recommend using a high speed internet cable connection (NOT Wifi) for stable access.
  • Please turn off or move hands-free communication equipment (ie. cellphone, hands-free landline, laptop with mic) away from the computer you will be using for the webinar. We have found that other equipment nearby sometimes causes audio interference.
  • For more information please contact:
    Joselynn Crosby, Coordinator, Positive Spaces Initiative
    jcrosby@ocasi.org

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