Monday October 21
Tuesday October 22
The Cost of Poverty
Wednesday October 23
Ethics and Avoidance of Value Imposition
One in five children in America live at or below the poverty line.
These numbers should disturb us, yet statistics can have a numbing effect. The Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE) offers you an opportunity to walk in the shoes of families in our community who face poverty every day.
ThinkTank developed COPE with individuals who have lived experience in poverty. Their stories offer an opportunity to move beyond assumptions or stereotypes to a more holistic understanding of the causes and effects of poverty.
In this 2.5 hour hands-on training, you will experience a month in the life of families struggling to get by. The experiential nature of COPE will help you more deeply understand the complexities of poverty, paving the way for our community to be better allies and advocates for under resourced families.
You will have many ways to spend your time this month, but this experience you will never forget.
It is often our own personal values that motivate us to enter the field and keep us focused on providing quality services to the teams and clients we partner with. At times our values align with clients, co-workers and other partnering agencies and at other times they do not.
This training will focus on how to avoid imposing our values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors on others including a self-evaluation to determine areas you may be at risk.
Challenging case scenarios will be explored and available to take back into the workplace to process with peers
Rendezvous for Workforce Professionals:
Opportunities to Enhance, Train and Acknowledge
October 21-23, 2019
A comprehensive, 3-day learning event designed to Enhance, and Train and Acknowledge the partnerships of Workforce Professionals throughout the State while recognizing the accomplishments of Oregon’s finest.
$275 Early Bird July (Members Only)
$125 Rendezvous Speakers