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Aspire Topic

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JANUARY 6
12:30 PM (ET)
7:30 PM (ISR)

Documentary Screening:

"Stop Filming Us"

In partnership with Glocal International Development Studies

How do prejiduces play into representation of the Congo in Western media? Do filmmakers unwittingly contribute to the 'white savior complex?' Join us for a screening of this important film and a conversation with the director.

Communications

JANUARY 26
9:00 AM (ET)
4:00 PM (ISR)

Workshop:
Ethical Codes

of Conduct

Workshop on writing an organizational Ethical Code of Conduct. Learn what to include and how to utilize it, and see practical examples.

Community Engagement

FEBRUARY 10
9:00 AM (ET)
4:00 PM (ISR)

Including Local Partners in Monitoring & Evaluation

What steps can you take to ensure that your organization's M&E in inclusive, diverse, and takes into account the community members with whom you are working?

Monitoring & Evaluation


FEBRUARY 22
12:00 PM (ET)
7:00 PM (ISR)

Environmentally- Conscious Volunteering

With climate change disproportionately affecting developing countries, what is our role in minimizing our carbon footprint on host communities when sending volunteers or students abroad? Learn and discuss practical ways to include ethical environmental impact in your programming and ways for volunteers/students to contribute positively to sustainability efforts.

Global Service

MARCH 9
9:00 AM (ET)
4:00 PM (ISR)

All About

Informed Consent

From writing a policy, to creating forms, to asking community members, to portraying them in a dignified and ethical way in your communications materials - everything you need to know about getting truly informed consent from people and communities.

Communications

MARCH 24
9:00 AM (ET)
4:00 PM (ISR)

Understanding Community Power Dynamics and How they Relate to your Programs

Learn how to understand the power dynamics at play in your community partners - who has power, why is that the case, what are their incentives, etc. so that you can operate more effectively in their system and ensure to include diverse voices and opinions in your work.

Community Engagement

APRIL 6
10:00 AM (ET)
5:00 PM (ISR)

Trauma-Informed Interviewing

Learn about what you need to know when interviewing or surveying people who have experienced trauma. How do you ensure people’s safety and security, and what tools can you use to gain information in a sensitive way that does not cause additional harm?

Monitoring & Evaluation

APRIL 28
9:00 AM (ET)
4:00 PM (ISR)

Guide to Financial Cooperation and Openness with Local Partners

Global service programs involve financial transactions between the organization and host communities or partner organizations. How do you establish expectations, act with transparency, and ensure equal decision-making power and compensation so that everyone benefits?

Global Service

MAY 10
12:00 PM (ET)
7:00 PM (ISR)

The Words We Use  and Why They Matter

Using language and terminology that is current, relevant, and aligned with international standards can help promote dignity, and can avoid perpetuating outdated and harmful narratives or power dynamics. Join a discussion on which words are in, which are out, and why.

Communications

MAY 25
9:00 AM (ET)
4:00 PM (ISR)

Guide to

Asset-Based Community Development

Learn about this approach that catalyzes change and development based on utilizing the existing gifts and capacities of people and their communities, rather than focusing on needs and gaps. This model energizes change and development from within, rather than development that is brought in from the outside.

Community Engagement

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