Thank you for your interest in submitting a workshop proposal for the 2018 Collaborative Conference. Deadline for submission is 11:59 PM on Sunday, June 3, 2018.
The Collaborative Conference offers nonprofit professionals from all over Pennsylvania a unique, once-a-year opportunity to connect, network, learn from each other, learn from experts, and together leverage our collective power to create change – not only within the nonprofit sector, but within our larger communities, including the for-profit and government sectors. This year, with our theme of Inclusion by Design 2.0: Our Collective Mosaic, we are building on the successes, lessons learned, and questions raised at the 2017 collaborative conference. We are rolling up our sleeves to dig deeper into our own assumptions and to embrace inclusion as an integral part of how we define and also how we achieve success in our work. The beauty of inclusion is that it is a chameleon – for some, it’s about designing services to be widely accessible to people of different ability levels, cultural, religious, or economic backgrounds, sexual orientations. For others, it’s about considering new faces to invite to the table, whether that be the board table, the funding table, the staff table or something else entirely.
No matter what inclusion means to you, we hope you’ll come prepared to challenge yourself and each other. To be vulnerable, brave, and imperfect with us. And we hope you’ll leave ready to approach inclusion with purpose – as a mindset and not a requirement.
Each year, presenters are encouraged to use a Three-Part Framework to plan and implement each 75-minute session, for the purposes of consistency and connecting to the conference theme. This helps to build trust, connections and relationship between and among conference participants, presenters, exhibitors and sponsors around the conference theme of Inclusion by Design 2.0. You can find the 3-part framework here (note: this opens in Microsoft Word).
If you have any questions, please contact Christina Spadaro, Director of Learning and Education at PANO – firstname.lastname@example.org | 717-839-6560. Click here for a Microsoft Word Version of the full RFP guidelines/submitting instructions.
Please note: the Community Action track is specifically for Community Action agencies.