Each year, Texas CASA provides a training for local CASA program board members to meet the required board training. This year’s will be broken into three trainings.LBOD #1: The Future of Work
by Lauren Paver, Higher Order Consulting
The future of work is not really in the future, it is here, now. The implications for CEOs and Board of Directors reach far and wide. Learn more about what the future of work is, how employers are adapting, and practical strategies to evolve the work of the Board to best support the organization amidst significant strategic and cultural shifts.
LBOD #2: Guiding Principles & CFE
This training meets the requirement for board members in Standard 2. Guiding Principles provides best-interest advocacy for children as reflected in these guiding principles, which recognize the importance of child safety, family preservation and reunification, equity, diversity, inclusion and collaboration.
Collaborative Family Engagement (CFE) is a team-based approach between local CASA programs and CPS, as well as SSCCs, to engage, find and work with family members and fictive kin in the creation and development of a lifetime network for young people in the foster care system. One of the goals of CFE is to help children achieve strong connectivity and permanency faster, preferably with relatives or other trusted loved ones. In collaboration with the Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS), local CASA programs and community partners, we are working to ensure that every child in foster care has the opportunity for lifelong connections.
LBOD #3: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Setting the Tone at the Top
Recent events, including protests for social justice, are a glaring reminder that inequity is present today in our communities, institutions, and even in nonprofit boardrooms across the social sector. To course correct, nonprofit boards have a responsibility to set the tone at the top!
In this training we will lay a foundation for advancing your DEI work, by exploring:
- How unconscious bias shows up on boards and in nonprofit organizations
- Challenging internal assumptions
- Developing action steps that are specific to your work
- Creating an authorizing environment
- Applying an equity lens to your work