Technology Trends for Nonprofits

August 1, 2022

Digital transformation is a buzzword today, but what is it, and what does it mean for your organization? Learn about technology trends and how you can apply technology to help your nonprofit thrive. From user adoption, business alignment and technology implementation to change management and overall trends, we’ll focus on digital transformation and how it can help your nonprofit succeed.

With a special focus on finance—including software applications for accounting, payroll, budgeting and forecasting—data quality, governance and analytics, this webinar will provide you with actionable items to maximize your use of technology. This webinar was hosted in partnership with the Lutheran Financial Managers Association.

LTC Heroes Live Interview with Charlotte Haberaecker and Ted Goins

July 22, 2022

Charlotte Haberaecker, Lutheran Services in America president and CEO, and Ted Goins, president and CEO of Lutheran Services Carolinas, joined LTC Heroes podcast host and Experience Care marketer Peter Murphy Lewis for a live interview about overcoming long-term care industry issues, such as staffing shortages and recruitment, and pushing Congress to make the changes that long-term care needs to thrive.

Innovative Ways to Engage Technology in Your Senior Living Community

May 5, 2022

iN2L shared their innovative and timely research on the impact of COVID-19 on social isolation and quality of life of older adults. The programming includes a live demonstration of iN2L and the ways communities are enabling seniors to share conversations and experiences with each other, their caregivers and family members, regardless of cognitive or physical ability. IN2L also shared resources on federal grant funding available to bring this technology to your skilled nursing community.

This webinar is perfect for staff and organizations looking for an on-ramp to leverage technology to improve quality of life for older adults.

Speakers

  • Lydia Nguyen, Ph.D., Lead Researcher
  • Karl Schweitzer, Enterprise Sales Executive
  • Susan Tournie, Director of Program Partnerships

Mission Leaders Convenings

July 11, 2022

The Mission Leaders is a Lutheran Services in America affinity group comprised of the mission leaders in Lutheran social ministry organizations. Its purpose is to provide a forum for learning and peer support, strengthening and empowering leaders as they fulfill the mission of their organization.

The group spotlights the mission work currently being carried out across the network as we collectively live out our faith in service to others. It upholds a faith-based heritage, strengthens the connections between Lutheran social ministries and the church, and reinforces the priority of mission in their organizations.

Sessions

The Mission Leaders convenes virtually on a quarterly basis. Our next meeting will be:

  • July 26, 2022, 1:30-3:00 p.m. ET

 

Register

Contact Ashley Washington at awashington@lutheranservices.org.

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Mission Leaders Group

Results Network Year 3 Convenings

July 11, 2022

The Results Network is a three-year initiative dedicated to stabilizing families in crisis so more families can remain safe, strong and together and children across the United States can thrive and grow up to be healthy, productive adults.

The third year of this initiative will launch in September 2022 to carry forward learnings and successes from Year 2. In Year 3, organizations will build upon innovative strategies and approaches to create more opportunities for stakeholders to work together to empower families in crisis and enable children in foster care to thrive and achieve their full potential.

SESSIONS

Four virtual sessions are planned for Year 3, as well as an initial kickoff and orientation meeting:

  • September 16, 2022 – Kickoff Meeting: 2:00-4:30 p.m. ET
  • October 5-6, 2022 – Session #1: 2:00-4:30 p.m. ET
  • December 7-8, 2022 – Session #2: 2:00-4:30 p.m. ET
  • February 15-16, 2023 – Session #3: 2:00-4:30 p.m. ET
  • April 19-20, 2023 – Session #4: 2:00-4:30 p.m. ET

Register

Contact Renada Johnson at rjohnson@lutheranservices.org.

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Results Network

Cyber Ready — Is Your Organization Prepared to Combat The Next Cyber Attack?

June 14, 2022

Cyber-attacks continue to plague the health and human services industry. The board of directors and regulatory authorities expect your organization to be prepared. Join this session to learn about the latest trends in attacks, key risk management tactics, latest regulatory and insurance changes, and the playbook of incident response.

Back by popular demand, Alexandra Bretschneider, a leading expert in cybersecurity, and Rafael Haciski, Esq., an expert in risk management and insurance, will discuss what your organization needs to do NOW to defend against the inevitable cyber attacks. This webinar is designed for senior leaders, information technology and operations professionals, and any staff that want to understand how cyber attacks are impacting today’s technology, and how your organization can be better prepared to combat these crimes.

Speakers

Rafael Haciski, Esq., Vice President at Johnson, Kendall & Johnson
Alexandra Bretschneider, Vice President and Cyber Practice Leader at Johnson, Kendall & Johnson

Moving from Ally to Accomplice — Exploring What It Takes To Do Real Diversity Work

June 6, 2022

Join Monica F. Cox, Ph.D., a disruptor, trailblazer, change agent, author and leader as she challenges us to explore moving beyond allyship to accomplice, actively working together to institutionalize equity! In this 90-minute virtual session, Dr. Cox will lead an interactive workshop exploring:

  • Personal and collective approaches to engage in authentic, sustained conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Strategies to foster an organizational culture where all feel welcomed and included
  • Effective ways to retain diverse groups in your organization

Bring yourself! Bring your teams! Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding and discovery.

 

Speaker

Monica F. Cox, Ph.D., is a disruptor, trailblazer, change agent, and leader who believes in living an authentic life even if it makes people uncomfortable. She grew up an only child in rural southeast Alabama, where she was raised by her educator parents to persist in the face of personal and professional adversity. As a coach, she guides clients in areas of career development; business strategy; and diversity, equity, and inclusion. A Distinguished Professor of Engineering and an entrepreneur, Dr. Cox’s inquisitive nature contributes to her passion for educating others and sharing what she has learned via her experiences.
Follow her on social media platforms @drmonicacox, and learn more about her business offerings at www.drmonicacox.com.

 

Navigating Choppy Waters: A Leadership Discussion on Financial Pressures & Innovative Practices

June 5, 2022

Today’s economic pressures are clearly impacting senior living provider organizations, threatening long-term sustainability. From soaring workforce costs, increased expenses for supplies, capital investments, and construction costs that are growing monthly, the rising costs of doing business are forcing many organizations to rethink their business model.

Following some initial sector updates from Dan Hermann and Lisa McCracken at Ziegler, the time during this webinar will be spent in discussion among attendees with regard to strategies for cost reduction, exploring revenue diversification, and other related topics. Chad Sneed, CFO at Lutheran Senior Services, and Jim Buckman, CFO at Lutheran Life Communities, will join the Ziegler team to offer insight. While the topics will be most relevant for CFOs, VPs of Finance, and other financial professionals, other senior leaders from within the organizations are invited to participate, and multiple representatives from organizations are welcome to attend.

Presenters

  • Jim Buckman, CFO at Lutheran Life Communities
  • Dan Hermann, President & CEO of Ziegler
  • Lisa McCracken, Director of Senior Living Research & Development at Ziegler
  • Chad Sneed, CFO at Lutheran Senior Services

Webinar Series: Evidence-Based Practice

August 13, 2019

This summer, we will be featuring a series of informational webinars about a variety of Evidence-Based Practices (EBPs) that align with the outcomes outlined by the Family First Prevention Services Act. Some of the EBPs that will be featured include Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Multisystemic Therapy (MST), and Family Centered Treatment (FCT).

Webinar 1

FUNCTIONAL FAMILY THERAPY (FFT)

Time: 1-3 p.m. ET

Date: Tuesday, June 25

This webinar covered:

  • How FFT fits with the Family First Prevention Services Act;
  • Evidence that demonstrates the effectiveness of FFT;
  • Referral sources for FFT;
  • The FFT training process; and
  • The components of the FFT intervention

You can visit www.fftllc.com to learn more about Functional Family Therapy. This webinar was recorded.

Webinar 2

MULTISYSTEMIC THERAPY (MST)

Time: 1-3 p.m. ET

Date: Tuesday, July 16

Click here to add the webinar to your calendar.

As a result of this webinar, you will learn about:

  • How MST fits with the Family First Act;
  • Evidence that demonstrates the effectiveness of MST;
  • Referral sources for MST;
  • The MST training process; and
  • The components of the MST intervention

There will also be time for Q&A. Prior to this webinar, you can visit www.mstservices.com to learn more about Multisystemic Therapy. This webinar will be recorded.

Webinar 3

PARENTS AS TEACHERS

Time: 1-2:30 p.m. ET

Date: Tuesday, July 23

Click here to add the webinar to your calendar.

As a result of this webinar, you will learn about:

  • How Parents as Teachers fits with the Family First Act;
  • Evidence that demonstrates the effectiveness of the Parents as Teachers model;
  • Referral sources for Parents as Teachers;
  • The Parents as Teachers training process; and
  • The components of the Parents as Teachers intervention

There will also be time for Q&A. This webinar will be recorded.

Webinar 4

PROMOTING FIRST RELATIONSHIPS (PFR)

Time: 1-2:30 p.m. ET

Date: Tuesday, August 6

Click here to add the webinar to your calendar.

As a result of this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Evidence that demonstrates the effectiveness of PFR;
  • Referral sources for PFR;
  • The PFR training process; and
  • The components of the PFR intervention

There will also be time for Q&A. This webinar will be recorded.

Webinar 5

FAMILY-CENTERED TREATMENT (FCT)

Time: 1-3 p.m. ET

Date: Tuesday, August 13

Click here to add the webinar to your calendar.

As a result of this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Evidence that demonstrates the effectiveness of FCT;
  • Referral sources for FCT;
  • The FCT training process; and
  • The components of the FCT intervention

There will also be time for Q&A. This webinar will be recorded.

Great Plains Senior Services Collaborative 2019 Training Conference

September 30, 2019

Lutheran Services in America will convene the Great Plains Senior Services Collaborative for a training conference this fall at the Chico Hot Springs Resort in Chico, Montana. The dates for the event are September 30-October 2.

Background:  Older adults in rural communities experience poorer health, higher poverty rates and have limited access to community-based programs. The Great Plains Collaborative provides services and supports to underserved rural older adults in Minnesota, North Dakota and Montana. The Collaborative’s programs help vulnerable seniors maintain their independence, remain in their homes and communities, and live with purpose and meaning.

This goal of this conference is to provide a training, networking and teambuilding experience that equips Great Plains Collaborative program staff with new skills and tools to improve service delivery.

Potential training content includes:

  • LSA SeniorConnect, a new LSA health care product which helps seniors stay healthy and independent
  • Service coordination
  • Program marketing
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Program sustainability
  • Simply Connect, a software solution for client tracking and care coordination

For more information about this event, please contact David Zauche at dzauche@lutheranservices.org.