CEUs: 0.7 (General Studies)

This all-day workshop is for those who are either in leadership positions in their RID Affiliate Chapters or aspire to be. It is a series of five sessions, which build upon each other.

Session 1: “Affiliate Chapter Handbook Review”

Neal Tucker, RID Director of Member Services & Government Affairs

Affiliate Chapter (AC) leadership are invited to a high-level review of the AC handbook. Participants are encouraged to BYOD, Bring Your Own Device, in order to become familiar with finding the document online and using it as a digital resource. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the contents of the AC handbook and how to use in everyday AC governance and management.

[Link to the Affiliate Chapter Handbook]

The goal of this session is to share a high-level overview of the AC handbook with AC leadership. The objectives include:

  • AC leaders will be able to identify where the handbook is and it’s nature as a living document
  • AC leaders will be able to locate the table of contents and describe the function of the handbook
  • AC leaders will be recognized resources that support “threats” of mismanaged of ACs, including liability, reporting and retreat planning.

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Session 2: “A Case Study of Small Wins and Collaboration”
Hayley Baccaire, NIC
Danielle Loughlin, LICSW

This session will review a case study of Rhode Island RID and the Rhode Island Association of the Deaf, focusing on allyship and advocacy. Fundamental concepts in nonprofit management will be highlighted including: board turnover, advocacy, nonprofit life cycle, collaboration and long-term vision.

The goal of the session is to guide volunteer leaders through a reflective discussion on affiliate chapter wellness and viability. The objectives include:

  • Identifying turning points for RI that have resulted in improved outcomes
  • Identify internal factors for RI
  • Identify external factors for RI
  • Identify choices of allyship and their impact on the community

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Session 3: “Guided SWOT Analysis for Affiliate Chapter Leaders”
Hayley Baccaire, NICDanielle Loughlin, LICSW

Affiliate chapter leaders will be guided through an organizational Strengths Weakness Opportunities and Threats analysis. Leaders will draft their own SWOT analysis of their affiliate chapter and be able to reteach the concept to their local membership.

The goal of the workshop is for participants to learn the characteristics of a SWOT analysis and create a rough SWOT for their AC. The objectives include:

  • Describe the characteristics of a SWOT analysis
  • Analyze their own AC via a SWOT analysis
  • Develop a strategy to reteach the SWOT analysis process with their local AC leadership.

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