Webinar Series

Each year, the Center for Urban Families is visited by social service and community-based organizations from across the country that wish to replicate its program models, by policy makers and community leaders interested in learning how responsible fatherhood, family services and workforce services directly affect the lives of those that participate, and by media outlets interested in featuring the organization’s successes. With this in mind, the Practitioners Leadership Institute has developed several capacity building webinars designed to educate other practitioners on lessons learned and basic program management techniques used by CFUF over the years.

April Webinar: The Impact of The Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA)
April 28, 2016 | 2:00 pm EST | Free

This webinar highlights the impact of the WIOA on low income people. A key provision of the new WIOA is that priority access to higher-intensity career services and training must be given to public assistance recipients, other low-income individuals, and individuals who are deficient in basic workfroce readiness skills. This session is designed to educate practitioners of the new WIOA rules and their impact on the work of practitioners serving low income communities.  


Maisha Meminger, Division of Youth Services, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration
Lloyd Day, Director, Office of Workforce Development, Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation
Charlotte Harris, Workforce Analyst, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration 

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May Webinar: The Importance of Qualitative and Quantitative Program Evaluation
Date TBD | 2:00 pm EST | $30

This webinar will provide practitioners with an overview of both qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods. 


Winston Phillip, Manager, Data Analysis and Performance, Center for Urban Families
Victoria Bryan, Program Manager, PLI Academy, Center for Urban Families


June Webinar: Nonprofit Financial Management for Non-Financial People
June 22, 2016 | 2:00 pm EST | $30

Financial management errors made by a funded agency could be viewed as performance violations and could result in defunding. More importantly, these errors may damage the level of  trust between a funder and an organization. In this session, the Center for Urban Families' COO and Director of Finance will discuss several common mistakes made by nonprofits and provide tips to help managers spot these errors before an auditor or a governmental compliance officer finds them.  


Tenille Patterson, CPA, Chief Operating Officer, Center for Urban Families
Bryant Jeffers, CPA, Director of Finance, Center for Urban Families 

September Webinar: Fatherhood Outreach and Connecting to Child Support
September 13, 2016 | 2 pm EST | $30

Statistics show that a father’s involvement in a child’s life increases their chance of success in life; however, many human service organizations still struggle with engaging fathers through outreach and program delivery goals that include addressing the Office of Child Support Enforcement. This session will highlight promising practices, such as those employed by the Baltimore Responsible Fatherhood Project and will give practitioners the tools needed to develop valuable relationships with Child Support and engage fathers.


Vernon Wallace, Program Manager, Baltimore Responsible Fatherhood Project, Center for Urban Families


Joseph T. Jones, Founder and CEO, Center for Urban Families
Joseph DiPrimio, Former Executive Director, Maryland Department of Human Resources Child Support Enforcement Administration
James R. Graettinger, Director, Baltimore City Office of Child Support Enforcement


Two-Part Webinar: Case Management 101
December 6 & 7, 2016 | 2 pm EST | $50

Organizations often struggle with training case management staff who may be new to the role or have limited experience in this type of role. This two-part webinar will help organizations develop a training strategy for current and future case management staff. Part 1 of this two part webinar will provide an overview of foundational concepts in Case Management such as Comprehensive Assessment and Case Planning. Part 2 of this two part webinar will delve into proper use of case notes and highlight how case notes can impact program or project management practices. 


Part 1 | December 6, 2016 | 2 pm EST
Shajira Plummer, Program Manager, Supportive Services, Center for Urban Families
Terrance Allen, Life Coach, Center for Urban Families

Part 2 | December 7, 2016 | 2pm EST
Catherine Pitchford, Senior Manager, Economic Success, Center for Urban Families

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November Webinar: Healthy Relationships - A Human Service and Economic Development Issue
November 15, 2016 | 2:00 pm EST | $30

The Center for Urban Families has developed a six week (twelve sessions), cohort-based curriculum designed to help couples move toward healthy relationships and family-friendly employment that improves their economic circumstances and provides support for lasting family units for both parents and children. This program, Couples Advancing Together program (CAT), and is based on PLI's THE BLUEPRINT CURRICULUM: A GUIDE TO FAMILY STABILITY & ECONOMIC SUCCESS. In 2013, CFUF was instrumental in getting a pilot program signed into state law that provides healthy relationship skill building, employment assistance, and case management services, to couples with children who currently receive public benefits through the Maryland Department of Social Services.  This webinar will review the community benefits of a quality healthy relationships program.


Courtney Harris, Program Manager, Couples Advancing Together, Center for Urban Families
Chereise Bobo, Family Services Specialist, Center for Urban Families

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