Recharge 3.0: Professional Development

Recharge 3.0: Professional Development Opportunities Throughout the Month of June 

Taking place virtually throughout the month of June. All presentations/trainings are FREE! Space is limited, register today! Register for one, two, or multiple presentations/trainings.

THANK YOU to all of our sponsor(s): Corning Community College Workforce Development and Corning Incorporated Foundation.

Creating Exceptional Organizational Skills

Monday, June 6 from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm.

Instructor: Amber Cloke, Program Coordinator, Corning Community College Workforce Development & Academic Pathways

Description: This course will teach participants how to manage and organize their work by using tools that can be applied both in and out of the office. You’ll learn how to take control of your time, organize that massive to-do list, manage your email, and understand the importance of balance. Come prepared to participate in a discussion around your own personal goals with organization, and leave with real tools that you can easily implement into both your work and personal life.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Monday, June 6th from 8:30 am-1:30 pm (30 minute lunch break is included in this time).

Please note for this training there is REQUIRED pre-work. Estimated time for the pre-work is 2.5 hours. You will receive an email with more details 2 weeks prior. 

Instructor: Tawyna Hughes, Pro Action of Steuben & Yates, Inc., Resilient Children & Families

Description: Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.


Role of the Non-Profit Board

Tuesday, June 7th from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm. (Level: an already current board member or someone who is eager to learn more about the role of a board)

Supported by: Corning Incorporated Foundation

Instructor: Elizabeth Voudouris (Biz), President, Business Volunteers Unlimited

Description: Non-profit organizations play a vital role in the building of a healthy community. The heart of a healthy non-profit is the Board of Directors. Join Elizabeth Voudouris (Biz), President, Business Volunteers Unlimited, as she leads a discussion on board governance, structures, assessments, expectations and accountability. Biz has spoken on this topic in 2021 and 2020 to Southern Tier non-profits boards and has received rave reviews. This session is recommended for current board members. Presented by the Corning Incorporated Foundation.

Who has the Butter?

Wednesday, June 8th from 9:00 am-10:00 am. (level: for supervisors and managers)

Instructor: Joseph Bailey, Alfred State College of Technology State University of New York 

Description: As a manager, what is your biggest challenge at work?  Is it satisfying customer demands, is it meeting organizational goals, is it dealing with personnel issues or is it all of the above?  You ever ask yourself “how come some managers seem to be in total control while you seem to be the skipper of the Titanic?”  The answer is simple, those who appear to be in control know who has the butter. This presentation is about learning what the butter is and who has it.  We will discuss everything from getting the right hire to how to motivate your people.  There is no magic wand or secret formula to managerial success but knowing who has the butter is a great start.

Strategic Planning & Innovation 

Wednesday, June 8th from 10:00 am-11:00 am. 

Instructor: Randi Hewit, President of the Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes

Board Development 

Thursday, June 9th from 9:00 am-10:00 am. 

Instructor: David Ringwood, NYCON

Description: At the core of every nonprofit organization is the governance structure – the internal framework upon which agency functionality is built. Like a clock it is the internal mechanism coordinating the components to work collectively, assisting the agency to efficiently fulfill its mission. Though it is not obvious when the parts are working well, it may be quite noticeable when they are not running smoothly. In this session we will discuss and review basic components and practices of a board governance structure, and the keys for committee design and function that help encourage effective board members.

How Changing People Culture and Engagement can Affect your Organization

Thursday, June 9th from 10:00 am-11:00 am. 

Instructor: Kathleen Walrath, People and Culture Manager for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier 

Description: In this session, SHRM Certified Professional Kathleen Walrath will share some key concepts on how making changes to the Culture and Engagement in your Organization can help improve your working experiences.  This is about where to get started, thinking about the process and where it can take you.

Participants will explore – definition of culture; definition of engagement; why are they both important?; how culture and engagement changes can generate great results.

Learn More About Dollars for Doers and Volunteerism

Thursday, June 9th from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm. 

Instructor(s): Amy Sarno, Employee Volunteerism Specialist from the Corning Incorporated Foundation & Andrea Lynch, President of the Corning Incorporated Foundation

Description: In this session attendees will learn more about the Corning Incorporated Foundation employee programs, Employee Matching Gifts and Dollars for Doers Programs. Topics include nonprofit organization eligibility, program guidelines, and how Corning promotes these programs to employees.

Going Beyond Supportive Statements and Symbolic Gestures

Tuesday, June 14th from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm. 

Instructor: Babatunde Ayanfodun, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coordinator at Corning Community College

Description: Many businesses and organizations have treated DEI efforts as more of a checkmark, as more of a performative commitment that only last a moment. In our session together we will discuss our current efforts, what are we lacking in these efforts, and how we can take a more proactive, intentional, sustainable approach to our DEI efforts.

Strengthening Internal Collaborations: Experiences from the Food Bank of the Southern Tier

Wednesday, June 15th from 10:00 am-11:00 am. 

Instructor: Matthew Griffin, Director of Health & Nutrition at the Food Bank of the Southern Tier

Description: The Food Bank of the Southern Tier’s 2021-23 strategic priorities include team alignment around a shared purpose, values and culture to build a cohesive, high-trust and empowered organization. Now that the Food Bank is half-way into its strategic plan, what has it implemented to achieve this? What have been some of the challenges? What has the Food Bank accomplished? This presentation will chronicle how the Food Bank has been striving to leverage both staff and departmental differences plus its common mission, values and strategy to accelerate impact.

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Tuesday, June 21st from 8:30 am-12:30 pm and Wednesday, June 22nd from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Space is limited for this training! Register TODAY!

Please note: This training is a 2 day training, attendance for both days is REQUIRED. There will also be pre-work REQUIRED for this training. You will receive an email 2 weeks prior with pre-work instructions.

Instructor: Amey Rusak, Associate Executive Director for Pro Action of Steuben & Yates, Inc.

Description: Identify. Understand. Respond. Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues.

Click here to view full description (flyer).

Using your Leadership Style to “Lead from the Middle”

Thursday, June 23rd from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm.

Please note: There will also be pre-assessment REQUIRED for this training. You will receive an email 2 weeks prior with pre-work instructions.

Instructor: Jeanne Eschbach, Executive Director for Corning Community College Workforce Development

Description: Participants will need to do a brief leadership assessment (free DiSC® assessment) prior to the workshop. This two-hour workshop will review leadership styles and discuss styles of participants.  This interactive workshop will ask participants to use their styles to implement strong team-based projects with concrete examples of how to lead projects when they are not in a leadership position.