November 03, 2009

Upcoming learning opportunities abound!

I like identifying myself as a "life-long learner." It sounds so much humbler than "life-long knower."

And as a life-long learner, I wanted to make sure you knew about these great online training sessions coming up. Whether you're interested in best practices for municipalities or the nuts and bolts of playspace building or how to write a grant, there's something for you in the next couple of weeks. Remember, all these sessions are free! Here's what we've got:

Play Matters: A Study of Best Practices to Inform Local Policy and Process in Support of Children's Play
Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Ben Duda, senior manager of the KaBOOM! National Campaign for Play

  • The impact of local initiatives to improve opportunities for play in 12 communities across the country
  • How communities increased the quantity and quality of available play spaces and play opportunities in their communities
  • Emerging data linkages between play initiatives to positive outcomes in health, education, education environment and the economy

Introduction to Green Service Projects
Session 1: Nov. 12 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Session 2: Nov. 19 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by David Flanigan, director of operations and Kiva Wilson, coordinator of training and education
Learn to:

  • Plan a service project that positively impacts the community and environment
  • Use a resource guide for planning eco-friendly service projects
  • Connect with others organizing environmentally friendly service projects

KaBOOM! Community Build Road Map
Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Kiva Wilson, coordinator of training and education
Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Employ an eight step guide to planning a community-led project
  • Use an Asset-Based approach to community projects
  • Identify and activate committees essential to success

Grant Writing 101
Nov. 17 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Presented by Ericka Bolinger, manager of development and Kiva Wilson, coordinator of training and education

  • How to identify the three primary types of grant makers
  • How to locate grant opportunities
  • How to prepare succinct yet compelling grant proposals
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