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Join us from your home or office for our upcoming Winter Conference taking place February 6-10, 2023! Watch this page and subscribe to our eNewsletter for information.

Agenda and Registration

Monday, February 6, 2023
12:00 pm1:00 pm

Presenter: Jen Davie, Jen Davie Consulting, LLC

Fundraising is often thought of as a difficult task but something we must do. What if we shifted our narrative and started viewing fundraising as an opportunity to share our mission with the community? During this session, we will discuss ways to build a diverse fundraising program at your organization. We will look at tasks we are already doing (social media, newsletters, special events, and more) and explore ways to enhance them for fundraising initiatives. Every time we talk about our mission is an opportunity for the community to join us in a philanthropic way.

Presenters: Latino Academy of Workforce Development, Literacy Services of Wisconsin, and partners

Local workforces are stronger when literacy agencies and employers work together. Learn how literacy agencies in our state have collaborated with their employer partners to successfully welcome and engage adult learners into their workplaces.

Presenter: Maria del Carmen Rodriguez, Community Relations Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Learn about the naturalization process, eligibility requirements, and the English language and Civics test. The presentation will also briefly cover the Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law (UPIL) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Recognition and Accreditation (R&A) program.

Presenter: Greg Smith, Executive Director, Florida Literacy Coalition

Are you challenged with recruiting new reliable students for your program? Join us to learn about the Florida Literacy Coalition's market research project that studied key messages, terminology, and communication methods in recruiting students and informing them about adult education opportunities.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
9:00 am10:30 am

Presenters: Carol Maria, Milwaukee Alliance for Economic Inclusion; Constance Alberts, Bank On Milwaukee; Majel Hein, Director of Financial Education, Marine Credit Union Foundation

In this session you will learn about how financial stress impacts how we use money and relate to money.  You will also be introduced to a resource that is changing lives and learn about what tools are at your finger tips digitally to help with financial empowerment.

Presenter: Erik Hanberg, Author

Erik will dive deeper into themes from his books The Little Book of Boards and The Little Book of Nonprofit Leadership.

This event is during our Winter Virtual Conference February 6-10, 2023.

Read about the series:
https://wisconsinliteracy.org/resources/resources/literacy-blog.html/article/2022/05/10/big-ideas-come-in-these-little-books-/

View the recording of The Little Book of Gold: A Conversation with Author Erik Hanberg: Recording: https://youtu.be/gqoSj3_NBf4

Presenter: Ann Kaiser, AMK Nonprofit Coaching

Strategic planning. It can conjure up images of a long painful meeting, or a 20-page document that just gets dusty. But strategic planning is vital to the health of your organization. It is an opportunity for engagement, gathering knowledge, and creating an actionable plan that will help you accomplish great things. This session will go through the basics of strategic planning, and enable you to engage your Board, staff and key volunteers in a meaningful experience.

Thursday, February 9, 2023
1:00 pm2:00 pm

Presenter: Janita Bonner, Executive Administrator, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin

Learn how trauma can affect student learning and strategies to support those students' needs.

Presenter: Jamie Kobs, Tutor Training & Digital Literacy Project Manager, Wisconsin Literacy

Fear and embarrassment are powerful barriers to developing digital skills. One way to reduce anxiety among tutors and students alike is to use a framework called digital resilience. You'll leave this session with an understanding of digital resilience and strategies for designing and delivering instruction that fosters it.