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Welcome to MNN’s Nonprofit Trainings and Events Calendar! Here you’ll find trainings and events across the state to help you network, learn & give back. Browse the full calendar below or use the categories and tags to filter by region or event type.

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Constructive Troublemaking: a Leadership Practice of Everyday Activism @ Cambridge Innovation Center
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Constructive Troublemaking: a Leadership Practice of Everyday Activism @ Cambridge Innovation Center

Social change is HARD. You’re a Nonprofiteer, a Warrior, a Do-Gooder…yet this work can be exhausting, frustrating, and even dis-heartening at times. So join leadership Daniel Doucette (co-founder of Troublemakers and founder of BraveShift) for an introductory workshop on CONSTRUCTIVE TROUBLEMAKING. Learn about the Everyday Activism of Authenticity, driven by Radical Empathy, and typified by channeling Artistry into Courageous Conversations. Come if you’re committed to adopting a new discipline for how you approach the good work of social change!


Power Lunch: Organizational Climate Assessment @ Nonprofit Center
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Is unnecessary conflict eating up your time? Are your employees stressed? Is morale low? Do you wish you could get everyone rowing in the same direction? At this 2 hour, interactive workshop you will learn how to take the pulse of your organization so you can begin to understand the source of these challenges. You’ll take away some easy tips to help employees feel valued, listened to, and respected – the first step in shifting your organizational climate.

Power Lunch: Negotiation @ Nonprofit Center
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Description: Do you avoid negotiation? Do you always think you could have gotten a better deal? Do you feel like other people just “know” how to do it? The good news is that negotiation skill can be learned. In this two hour, interactive workshop you will learn how to identify the underlying drivers, find common ground, and tap into an underused source of negotiating power.

Presenters: Loraine Della Porta, JD and Amy Rebecca Gay, PhD are senior consultants and mediators with The Mediation Group. They bring years of experience helping municipalities, non-profits and government agencies work through conflict, they have taught negotiation, conflict resolution and mediation to a wide audience, and bring a sense of fun and engagement to their work together.

Disrupting the Disruptor @ Bay Path University's Philip H. Ryan Center
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm

People can be difficult, even dangerous. Covering the spectrum from rudeness to active threats, disruptive behaviors can become crises that impact the people you serve, lead and with whom you work. These behaviors can hurt business and leave you feeling powerless. Participants will explore how to identify, avoid, and address these challenges, consider the response of leadership and discuss what outcomes constitute success.
Individual Outcomes
Better insight into identifying, avoiding, and responding to disruptive behaviors.
Clearer understanding of how to lead others during a crisis, such as an active threat situations.
Improved interpersonal and conflict management skills.
Explore their roles during a crisis on the ground level.
Stronger alignment of tactics, strategies, and objectives.
Organizational Outcomes
Improved customer relation skills.
More enjoyable customer experiences.
Stronger, more confident leaders.
Better protected company reputation.
Managers, sales personnel, customer service, call centers. office staff, and more.
This two-day interactive learning experience is 12 PDCs.
Strategic Alliances at Bay Path University is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM

Battle for Hearts and Minds @ The NonProfit Center
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Nonprofit professionals often find themselves frustrated by the way the public thinks and talks about the issues they care about. That broad public conversation — also called the public narrative — shapes the way our audiences consider the problems we seek to solve, and the solutions we propose to solve them. Shifting that narrative to one that is more complete, productive, or just plain accurate can be a bewildering prospect for any advocate. This workshop will break through the mystique of the public narrative, present clear strategies to identify the current state of hearts and minds around your cause, and offer specific ways you can begin to shift the way people think and talk about your mission. Along the way, we will examine how our own messaging may actually be making our problems worse, and strategies we can employ to make sure we are attracting more people, resources, and attention to your cause, not driving them away.

Presented by Shaun Adamec