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

Screening: "Stop Filming Us"

(In partnership with Glocal International Development Studies)

How do prejudices 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 22
12:00 PM (ET)
7:00 PM (ISR)

Minimizing Environmental Impact in the Field

With climate change disproportionately affecting developing countries, what is our role in minimizing damage on host communities when sending staff, volunteers, or students abroad? Learn and discuss practical ways to include ethical environmental impact in your programming, and ways for  staff/ 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 30
9:00 AM (ET)
4:00 PM (ISR)

Involving 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

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

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 25
9:00 AM (ET)
4:00 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is current, relevant, and aligned with international standards can help promote dignity, and can avoid perpetuating outdated and harmful narratives or power dynamics.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

SEPT 22
9:00 AM (ET)

2:00 PM (UK)

4:00 PM (ISR)

Introduction to Asset-Based Community Development

When designing an international development program, we often identify the needs of our community partners and then work to address or fix them. The results of this approach, however, may not leave a sustainable impact. Learn about the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) approach that mobilizes community members to build upon assets that already exist in their community, and how this approach can fit into your own community engagement work.

Community Engagement

Nov 30
10:00 AM (ET)

3:00 PM (UK)

5:00 PM (ISR)

Feedback Loop: Two-Way Communication for Genuine Impact

Is your project evaluation limited to collecting data about local partners or asking for feedback only at the end of your project? Then you may not be achieving genuine impact! Join us to learn why it's important to incorporate a "feedback loop" that will make your interventions more adaptive and effective. An expert trainer will also share practical tools so that you involve local partners throughout the entire project; have deliberate, compassionate, and safe conversations with partners; learn how to act on feedback and report it back to relevant stakeholders; and use that feedback in ways that do not harm those who offer their perspectives. 

Monitoring & Evaluation

Dec 7
9:00 AM (ET)

2:00 PM (UK)

4:00 PM (ISR)

Engaging Your Funders and Board in Ethical Practices

While your organization may have already thought about how to improve its ethical practices, and perhaps has even begun to implement changes, you may still have board members or funders who do not yet understand the importance of prioritizing these changes. Join a discussion on effective ways to ensure that organizations and funders can learn about ethical practices together, and can align on adapting practices in order to ensure the highest ethical standards in your work.

Jan 11, 2023
9:00 AM (ET)

2:00 PM (UK)

4:00 PM (ISR)

Safeguarding and Preventing Harm

Abuse, harm, and exploitation is widespread in the aid community, and unfortunately, the Jewish and Israeli development sector is no exception. How does your organization take responsibility to make sure your staff, operations, and programs do not harm children and at-risk adults? How do you ensure the duty of care towards partner staff members, contractors, volunteers, and beneficiaries? Learn effective tools to ensure that your organization is considering everyone's safety during all stages of your work.

Community Engagement

Feb 9, 2023
9:00 AM (ET)

2:00 PM (UK)

4:00 PM (ISR)

Making Communications Accessible

Even the most well-written communications are only useful if they actually reach your target audiences. So how can you ensure that your written and recorded materials are not only engaging, but also accessible for all audiences, including local partners, community members, and people with disabilities? Join us to learn best practices and tips so that your website, social media channels, and other communications materials meet the highest accessibility standards, and no one is left behind.

Communications

Schedule is tentative and subject to change.