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The Seattle University Service in Action Seminars provide public and nonprofit sector professionals with continuing education opportunities and access to current trends. Leading voices and experts from a variety of disciplines present the latest ideas and practices.
Please see below for information regarding seminar fees and cancellation policy. To register for a Service in Action Seminar, contact Danielle Potter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-296-6143.
Presenter: Erica Mills, Claxon Marketing, Adjunct Faculty, Seattle University Master of Nonprofit Leadership program and Lecturer, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington
Date: Friday, January 24, 8am to 12pm
Location: Seattle University, Casey Building, 5th Floor Commons
If you are going to raise more money, engage more volunteers, serve more clients and increase your impact, every single person involved in your organization needs to know how to talk about your organization in a way that is consistent and compelling.
Erica Mills has taught thousands of organizations how to use language to make the world a better place. She is the author of Pitchfalls: why bad pitches happen to good people. She’ll help you fix your current pitch and inspire you with her practical suggestions for increasing your impact by investing in your words.
This workshop is great for board, staff, and anyone else who currently has a bad pitch!
In this workshop, you will learn:
Instructor Bio: Erica Mills is a speaker, author and trainer who believes that those doing good deserve to get noticed. She believes this so much that she created a company, Claxon, focused exclusively on teaching do-gooders all about the art and science of using words to change the world. Erica is on faculty at the University of Washington and Seattle University, and lectures at the University of Chicago.
Over the years, Erica has worked with thousands of organizations including Bellingham Food Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Group Health Research Institute, Idaho Nonprofit Center, The Mountaineers, PATH, Powerful Schools, Splash, and WithinReach.
Erica is the author of Pitchfalls: why bad pitches happen to good people,andthe creator of the Claxon Method, a research-based approach to marketing that anyone can learn.
Presenter: Zan McColloch-Lussier, Director of Marketing & Community Engagement at Food Lifeline
Date: Friday, March 21, 8am to 12pm
Location: Seattle University, Casey Building, 5th Floor Commons
Every one of us now has the potential to be a 24/7 channel - updating our audiences via a myriad of social media channels. With this great power comes an even higher need to be more strategic and thoughtful about the content we deliver. This seminar will lead you thru all the steps to make your content more valuable, all while saving you more time. Come prepared to actively work on your organization or business' strategic communications plan and know that you'll leave with day to day tips to better engaging your audiences.
Instructor Bio: Zan McColloch-Lussier is the Director of Marketing & Community Engagement at Food Lifeline. He founded Mixtape Communications after 20+ years in the philanthropic sector. His clients included Community Voice Mail, Pride Foundation, Philanthropy Northwest and the Alzheimer's Association of Western Washington. He’s also the co-author of the Social Media Road Map.
Zan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Nonprofit Management & Civil Rights from The Evergreen State College and a Certificate in Fundraising Management from the University of Washington. He has also taught nonprofit communications at the University of Washington's Evans School.
Read his blog at www.MixtapeCommunications.com, which is full of tips, resources and ideas on social media & best practices for communicating in a digital world (along with the world famous Free Tool Friday). He has never posted about his lunch on Twitter, so you’re safe to follow him there at @zanarama.
Presenter: Lee Holmer, Associate Professor, Seattle University Master of Public Administration program
Date: Friday, May 2, 8am to 12pm
Location: Seattle University, Student Center Room 210
Effective workplace communication eliminates barriers and resolves problems. At the same time, it builds stronger relationships and increases productivity. This workshop will focus on developing skills that empower managers and team members to effectively solve problems and achieve high performance. Topics will include language and listening skills for communicating effectively about work and performance issues.
The material will be helpful to current and aspiring managers, team members, and anyone who interacts with others in the workplace
Instructor Bio: Lee Holmer holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management from Ohio State University, in addition to a Master of Public Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
Her published articles focus on the role of emotional development in leadership and organizational health, and on strategies for teaching leadership, team, and management skills. Her research concerns the implications of neuroscience for teaching and learning management and leadership skills.
Lee has over twenty years of experience in management and consulting capacities working with state, local, and nonprofit organizations. Her previous positions include Director of Budget and Finance for the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Budget Director for the Ohio Department of Development, and Manager of Planning for the City of Columbus Department of Finance. She has provided training, organization development, and strategic planning services for a diverse group of public agencies and nonprofit organizations. These services included a workshop on Descriptive Communications conducted for the Waste Management Corporation’s Women’s Professional Network, a seminar on Leading Learning presented to the University of Washington Management Program, team-building workshops conducted for the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle and the Presidential Cabinet of Macedonia. She has served as a facilitator for the Washington Governor’s Office of Head Start Collaboration, for the State of Ohio Office of Collective Bargaining, and for the Ohio Department of Education.
General Public: $75 (per seminar)
SU Student/Alumni/Employee: $50 (per seminar)
Three or more: $50 each
Price includes a light breakfast. All proceeds benefit the MPA/MNPL scholarship fund.
Check: Make checks payable to Seattle University Service in Action Seminars and mail to:
Seattle University Institute of Public Service
Attn: Danielle Potter
901 12th Avenue
PO Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090
Credit Card: We accept Visa or MasterCard payments over the phone. Please call 206.296-6143 after submitting your registration form to pay for your seminar.
Cancellation Policy: All cancellation requests must be received 72 hours prior to the start of the seminar to receive a full refund. Late cancellations will receive no refund.