Emory University COMPASS Coordinating Center is excited to announce a monthly webinar series geared towards building the organizational capacity of non-profits and service providers in the South. Each webinar will feature topical experts currently working in the Southern community and provide an opportunity to learn about strategies for improving operations in at least one of eight capacity building areas (Governance and Leadership; Mission, Vision and Strategy; Finance and Administration; Resource Development; Strategic Relationships and Coalition Building; Communications; Internal Management and Operations; and Service Delivery and Impact). Our expert facilitators will share their personal experiences working with community-based organizations in the South, answer your questions, and highlight further training opportunities available from the COMPASS Coordinating Centers at no cost to you.

For more information about free capacity building trainings provided by the COMPASS Coordinating Centers, we invite you to learn more and request a training through our website.

Upcoming Webinars

Ask The Preachers: HIV & the Faith-Based Community
Thursday, June 20th from 11-12pm EST

Presented by Rev. William Francis, B. Min. of Atlanta’s HUB; and Elder Carmarion D. Anderson, Executive Director of Black Transwomen, Inc in Dallas, TX.

This webinar will discuss the history of the church and the faith community as it relates to HIV and where we are now. Elder Carmarion D. Anderson will share her personal story with the faith community along with the dos and dont’s for people working in those spaces. Rev. William Francis will cover social justice issues in the church and tools to address them. At the end of the webinar, participants will feel better equipped to start the conversation about HIV with faith-based organizations.

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Human Resources: Recruitment Policies & Equity
Thursday, July 18th from 11-12pm EST

Presented by Chandria Harris, MS, Principal of Hire Cultures LLC, a Nashville, TN career development firm that assists individuals and companies hire, develop, and retain qualified employees; and Tatyana Moaton, MBA, Human Resources Manager – Strategic Initiatives, Diversity & Inclusion for Howard Brown Health an AIDS Service Organization in Chicago, IL.

This webinar will examine the fundamentals of human resource management such as recruitment, retention, diversity, inclusion, and equity. Chandria will discuss tools and strategies for recruiting qualified staff along with the retention and motivation of employees. Tatyana will then delve into the importance of inclusive policies and providing equity among hiring people of color and LGBTQ identified employees.

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How to Support and Address the Needs & Challenges of the Rural South

Thursday, August 22nd from 11-12pm EST

Presented by Desiree J. Dillion, MS, PMP, a Community Relations Professional in Dallas, TX that focuses on project management and strategic planning alignment; and Linda Stringfellow MSCJ, MSHCD, EDFP, Executive Director of FABRIC, Incorporated in Cleveland, MS.

This webinar will focus on the unique needs and challenges of organizations specifically working in the rural South. Linda will first share her insights into overcoming barriers to prevention and care associated with geographic isolation, stigma, and limited resources in rural areas. Desiree will then discuss successful strategies she has used to address cultural norms in the rural South and share innovative techniques to increase organizational fundraising.

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