Learning Opportunities

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Click on the upcoming Training, Conference or Workshop below to learn more and sign up to attend

EHF Approaching Community Engagement Workshops

March 2017 | Various Locations
EHF is now offering Community Engagement workshops to equip congregations and their community partners with the skills to develop relationships and collaborate with the individuals and other organizations they serve. The Approaching Community Engagement Workshop will provide a basic introduction to the principles of community engagement and the different levels and activities to build strong community relationships.

Mental Health First Aid Trainings

January - December 2017 | Various Locations
Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour course designed to equip people to help someone who is developing a mental health need or experiencing a crisis. It is an evidence-based program that has been shown to build mental health literacy, and help people with no clinical training better understand and respond to signs of mental illness and effectively refer people to professional help.

Living Compass Workshops

2017 | Various Locations
The Living Compass program was developed with the belief that faith communities can play a powerful role in supporting individuals, couples and families in their journey towards greater wellness. The program specifically provides resources, education and support to congregations seeking to encourage whole-person wellness.

One Human Race Training

February - October 2017 | Various Locations in Austin, TX
One Human Race Training The One Human Race Initiative is a ministry of the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE), Myra McDaniel chapter based in Austin. Utilizing the PBS series Race: The Power of an Illusion, the UBE chapter offers a three-part series of workshops designed to provide a safe, open, and productive framework for learning and sharing about racism as expressed through institutions and systems and how it impacts individuals.

Addressing the Challenges of Poverty Conference

September 24 - 26, 2017 | Saint Louis, MO
Addressing the Challenges of Poverty brings together all sectors of a community in one venue for networking and learning in order to create healthier, stronger communities, colleges, and schools. This annual event focuses on bringing all parts of a community together to build sustainability in all sectors: schools, criminal justice, higher education, businesses, health care, and more. It is time for us to join forces. Learn how to move your mission forward.

Poverty Training with the East Texas Human Needs Network (ETHNN)

March and April 2017 | Tyler, TX
The East Texas Human Needs Network invites you to participate in two educational opportunities that will improve your understanding of the complex issues faced by those struggling to transition out of poverty. 1) The Bridges Out of Poverty overview aims to explore economic classes, causes of poverty, and analyze poverty through the hidden rules of class, language, resources, and Bridges Constructs and 2) The Poverty Simulation aims to bridge that gap from misconception to understanding using an interactive immersion experience. Join ETHHN and together we can help make Smith County a bright community for everyone!

Holy Currencies

2017 | Various Locations
Apply to be part of the Holy Currencies Incubation Program provided by the Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF). The program will help you incubate your idea and move it to reality, creating a new ministry that will be sustainable and more connected to the community and beneficiaries needs. The Holy Currencies model was created by the Kaleidoscope Institute (KI) and has been used internationally to strengthen the impact and sustainability of outreach ministries.




Why EHF supports these Learning Opportunities

As part of our continuing effort to support congregations interested in strengthening their impact in the community, EHF is encouraging congregation leaders to attend trainings, conferences or other events where they may gain insight or skills that would benefit the outreach work they are doing. EHF has identified a number of events listed above that will provide Episcopal Church leaders with new skills or resources to improve their congregation's service ministry. All of these events are aligned with EHF's mission to transform community health for all.

So that leaders of congregations, and in some cases their community partners, can attend these events, EHF is offering financial support for those who would like assistance to cover the registration costs to attend these events. If you plan to attend but don't need financial support, please let us know you will be attending so we can connect you to our group.

The list of trainings, workshops and conferences will continue to be updated.