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2014-2015 | 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010



2014-2015

Improving the Lives of Young People Aging Out of Foster Care with Collective Impact
presented by Stan Holt, October 5th 2015

The Fostering Youth Opportunities (FYO) initiative implemented by the United Way of the Greater Triangle utilizes the principles of collective impact to help young people aging out of foster care become self-sufficient by the age of 24. Over the last two years, collaborative projects have been funded in Wake, Durham, Orange and Johnston Counties with partners including nonprofits across various systems and the public sector. This session will explore the lessons learned about the use of the collective impact principles and the need for system leaders as the project unfolds.

Stan Holt, MSPH, Ph.D. is the Vice President of Community Impact at the United Way of the Greater Triangle. He has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years, including roles as both an Executive Director and Development Director. He received his Master’s Degree from UNC-CH School of Public Health and recently completed his doctorate in Public Administration from NCSU. He is the project leader for Fostering Youth Opportunities, UWGT’s initiative to support young people aging out of foster care. Stan consistently volunteers in the community, including his service with Durham County’s Public Health Board and Department of Social Services’ Board.

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“Freedom-Fighting” – Annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture
presented by Dr. Benjamin Franklin Chavis, Jr., February 3, 2015

Each year, the Bobby Boyd lecture fund provides a forum for leaders from various fields of practice to discuss their experiences and their use of specific strategies to provide leadership aimed to promote social change interventions.  This year, lifelong activist Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.  will share his evolving perspectives on the value and urgent need for “freedom-fighting” social workers who can help lead toward a more positive and inclusive social transformation of our nation and world into a better place to live for all people.

Dr. Benjamin Franklin Chavis, Jr. is an African American civil rights leader born on January 22, 1948 in Oxford, North Carolina. As a twelve-year-old, Chavis effectively desegregated his hometown’s whites-only public library, becoming the first African American to be issued a library card in the town’s history. Later in his youth, Chavis became the Youth Coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

At the age of 24, Dr. Chavis rose to international prominence as the leader of the “Wilmington Ten.” After the conviction of the entire group that would be overturned on appeal, Dr. Chavis received a sentence of 34 years in prison. Along with the other members of the Wilmington Ten, Dr. Chavis walked to his freedom in 1980 after the Federal Appeals Court overturned the convictions and cited “prosecutorial misconduct.” Upon his release from prison, Dr. Chavis returned to the field of civil rights, and he became a Vice President of the National Council of Churches. The NAACP National Board of Directors elected Dr. Chavis as the Executive Director of America’s oldest civil rights organization.

Dr. Chavis later served as the National Director of the “Million Man March”, and the Founder and CEO of the National African American Leadership Summit (“NAALS”). Since 2001, Dr. Chavis has been CEO and Co-Chairman of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, in New York City which he co-founded with hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons. This year, Dr. Chavis became the president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, an African-American organization which focuses on supporting and advocating for publishers of the nation’s more than 200 black newspapers.

Videos:

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The Criminalization of Mental Illness in America – What is your role?
presented by Deby Dihoff, September 29, 2014

With the decrease in inpatient psychiatric beds and declines in the availability of community mental health services, people with serious mental illnesses frequently go without the treatment and services they need. More than 450,000 Americans with a recent history of mental illnesses are incarcerated in US jails and prisons. Of these, 72% have a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. Please join us as Deby Dihoff discusses YOUR ROLE in addressing criminal justice issues impacting those coping with mental illnesses.
 
Dihoff currently serves as Executive Director of the NC Chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-NC), a non-profit organization that works statewide to improve the quality of life of those living with mental illnesses through support, education and advocacy.

Videos:

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2013-2014

The Nexus of Social Work and Health Disparities
presented by Al Richmond, April 15, 2014

Al Richmond, MSW, is an experienced community health advocate and was recently named to the Board of Directors of Community-Campus Partnerships for Health. He is a national leader on developing and sustaining effective partnerships between community and academic partners when addressing health issues disproportionately impacting racial and ethnic minorities. Al is a founding member of the Community Based Public Health (CBPH) Caucus and the National Community Based Organization Network (NCBON), both of which are affiliated with the American Public Health Association (APHA). In 2012 he received the Lucille Webb Award from NCBON for community leadership in Community–Based Public Health.

His leadership includes serving as a senior advisor to University of North Carolina community boards that guide researchers engaged in community-based participatory research for the Gillings School of Global Public Health and School of Medicine. Al assumed the role as the first community co-chair of the Community Engagement Core - Key Functions Committee of the Clinical Translational Science (CTSA) Award in 2012. In this role Al works with academic and community partners to document and better understand the role of community leaders in this National Institute of Health funded initiative. His commitment to leadership prompted him to establish the North Carolina Community Health Leadership Roundtable in 2012. Mr. Richmond also serves as an active member of the national Community Engagement - Community Partners Integration Workgroup.

Al received his BSW degree from Livingstone College and MSW from The Ohio State University.

Videos:

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2012-2013

Social Work Leadership in Systems Change for Children and Families
presented by Michelle Hughes, October 29, 2012

Michelle Hughes serves as Project Director for the Partnering for Excellence Initiative – a new effort to strengthen public-private partnerships in child welfare to enhance the quality of care and significantly improve child functioning and well-being outcomes. Michelle is a graduate of the School of Social Work who has worked in the field of child maltreatment for over 15 years. Before joining Benchmarks in April 2011, Michelle served as Executive Vice-President for Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina where she oversaw the agency’s programmatic efforts including its professional education programs, evidence-based program team, community capacity-building services, and policy/systems advocacy efforts.

Videos:

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Clinical Social Work in an Ever Changing Mental Health World
presented by Drew Pledger, LCSW, ACSW, MSW, BCD, October 9, 2012

A graduate of the School of Social Work specializing in the treatment of adolescents, Drew has practiced clinical social work in public and private settings for over 30 years and provided clinical supervision for 20 years. Drew is President of the NC Society of Clinical Social Work, a past chairman of the Juvenile Justice Committee of the Governor's Crime Commission, a past board member of the national Clinical Social Work Association, and a past member of the Governor's Executive Cabinet for Children. Drew has received the Clinical Social Worker of the Year by the NC Society of Clinical Social Work as well as the Order of the Long Leaf Pine for his service to the state of North Carolina.

Videos:

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2010-2011

Achieving Racial and Social Justice: Fearless Leadership from the YWCA
presented by Crystal M. Hayes, MSW
, April 2011

Although this presentation was not filmed, Crystal M. Hayes, MSW, Director of Racial Justice and Wellness Maternal Health at the YWCA in Raleigh presented on the YWCA’s efforts to eliminate racism, empower communities and promote peace and dialogue through study circles and other innovative efforts. For more information, please view the slides and feel free to contact Crystal directly: chayes@ywcatriangle.org.

Downloads

Hayes_Leadership_Apr_2011.pdf
Who_Was_Ella_Baker.pdf

 

Asset Building across Disciplines: Current Leaders and Future Possibilities
presented by Dr. Michal Grinstein-Weiss and Andrea Taylor, February 8, 2011

In this video, Dr. Michal Grinstein-Weiss and Andrea Taylor, faculty at the UNC School have Social Work have organized a dynamic interdisciplinary panel to discuss asset building and various innovative projects to increase asset development and reduce poverty. This video includes perspectives from leaders in social work, the NC Department of Labor, UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and Forsyth County Department of Housing.

Videos:

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Strategic Fundraising in Turbulent Times
presented by Daniel Lebold, MSW, December 2010

Daniel Lebold, MSW, is a seasoned veteran of both university and nonprofit fundraising. He spent 10 years at the School of Social Work, first as director of alumni relations, then as assistant dean for administration and director of the University's Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program. He returned to UNC in 2005 as director of development for global education, a pan-university position that supports both the Office of the Provost and the Arts & Sciences Foundation. His talk focuses on fundraising and the role of social workers in leading this charge.

Videos:

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Leadership and Advocacy for Direct Practitioners Working with Latino/a clients
presented by Karla Siu, MSW, LCSW, December 2010

Karla Siu, MSW, LCSW works at El Futuro, a nationally recognized non-profit resource for Latino mental health and substance abuse  treatment. She has worked in welfare reform, community mental health, research on biculturalism, and service to Latino domestic violence offenders. Her talk focuses on advocacy and leadership in direct social work practice.

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African American Women in Social Work Leadership
presented by Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor, December 2010

Dr. Iris Carlton-LaNey, Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social work discuss African American women in social work leadership from a historical perspective. Dr.Carlton-LaNey’s research has focused on African American social welfare history and rural aging issues, especially among women.

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2009-2010

Leadership Skills in Military Social Work
presented by Dr. Griffin Lockett, November 2009

Dr. Griffin Lockett is a retired professor for Shaw University. He has had an extensive career in the Armed Forces as a social worker, taking on a number of leadership roles. His talk explores the leadership skills needed when engaged in military social work.

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Preparing for Leadership in International Social Work
presented by Gina Chowa, Ph.D., MSW

Presented by UNC School of Social Work assistant professor Gina Chowa, Ph.D., MSW.

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Social Advocacy
presented by Jack Register, October 2009

Jack Register, director of advocacy and legislation with the North Carolina chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), discusses the importance of advocacy as part of the leadership role in social work.

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Leadership and Social Justice
presented by Marisol Jimenez-Mcgee, MSW graduate, March 2009

Marisol Jimenez-Mcgee, an MSW graduate, discusses how social work leaders are helping to move beyond social service to real social change. Jimenez-McGee teaches classes in public policy and community practice at UNC-Chapel Hill and N.C. State University and works as a consultant and public speaker on immigration issues in North Carolina. She is the former advocacy director and registered lobbyist for El Pueblo Inc.

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If you know of any additional leadership resources, please e-mail them to Annie Francis.