Please plan to join the Association of Community Services for this conversation with the Maryland State Senate and the Maryland House of Delegates as they begin the 2018 General Assembly. Each year ACS offers its members this opportunity to ask questions about the policy discussions and potential legislation that delegates anticipate will impact the human services community and its capacity to deliver services.
Your attendance and participation will help demonstrate our commitment to advocating on behalf of those in need in Howard County.
Come prepared with questions and don't forget that members can bring promotional materials to put on our resource table.
8:45 am: Networking/Registration9:00 am: Conversation with State Delegation
Members: FreeNon-members: $20
Last year’s Pilot Mentoring Program was so well received ACS has decided to make it a recurring annual program. This program pairs new and experienced nonprofit leaders in mentor-protégé relationships. The goal is to develop trusted relationships where challenges can be discussed and opportunities explored. The new mentoring program will kick off in January 2018.
We have the data, you have the stories. Join us on January 17th at 9:00 AM for the release of the 2017 Self-Sufficiency Indicators Report. We will share the latest Howard County data on income, housing, childcare, food insecurity and health. We would like to hear your stories about the people behind the data so that we can all better advocate for our residents and the impact of our nonprofit community. Register to attend the January ACS Member Meeting. We need your stories.
Stress, anxiety, and differences of opinion can all lead to conflict. In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn proactive techniques to diffuse these emotions, and effective communication strategies to resolve conflicts that arise with clients, volunteers and staff members.
Presenters: Bunny Egerton and Lacey Tsonis, Raising Munchkin LLC
ACS invites you to our Annual Conversation with the County Executive. Join us as Mr. Kittleman recaps the past year's County challenges and accomplishments and shares his FY17 and FY18 top priorities. Bring your comments and perspectives to this conversation.
8:45 a.m. Networking/Registration9:00 a.m. Conversation with the Howard County Executive
Members are welcome to bring promotional materials to put on our resource table.
Members: FreeNon-Members: $20
Most for-profit businesses are fair to mediocre. To simply copy any for-profit business is not going to ensure success. First and foremost, nonprofits need to know what success is and identify those organizations, both for-profit and nonprofit, that are the best in the breed. Using the framework from the business classic, Good to Great and the Social Sectors, participants will learn how to define and measure “Great”, get the right people on the bus, create a culture of discipline, and build a sustainable organization.
Presenters: Nancy Hall and Deb Jung, 501(c)Solutions