Education Forum: Presentations! How to get and hold their attention

Presentations! How to get and hold their attention

Being passionate and knowledgeable about your program is good, but not enough to give high impact presentations. In this workshop, our dynamic instructor, Bryan Bissell from Dale Carnegie Training, will lead you through exercises that will help you plan presentations and then deliver them in ways that both grab and keep the attention of your audience. Whether you present to inform, persuade or sell, you will leave this session with techniques that will make a difference.

Presented by: Brian Bissell, Dale Carnegie

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Dale Carnegie Training sharpens skills and improves performance of people and organizations through leadership, sales, communication and employee engagement programs. Bryan Bissell holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Now a Vermont resident, Bryan sells and delivers Dale Carnegie programs in both the United States and South Africa.

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Education Forum: Communicating with impact philanthropists

Communicating with impact philanthropists

Presentation (PDF)
Communicating with Impact Philanthropists

What is impact philanthropy and what does it mean for my organizations? Increasingly philanthropists and funders and focused on impact and measurement, yet it can be difficult to understand or react to their desire to be more impact focused.  This workshop will examine what it means to be impact focused and how your organization can embrace some of the concepts of impact philanthropy so your organization can be more aligned with these funders and ultimately more focused on the impact it is trying to achieve.

Presented by
Christine Kendall, Founding Partner, SmarterGive

Christine Kendall
Christine Kendall

Christine Kendall is the Founding Partner of SmarterGive where she provides strategic advice on high-impact philanthropy to individuals, families and businesses.  At SmarterGive, she helps donors to be more effective grantmakers and ultimately to drive greater impact on the lives of others. Prior to SmarterGive, Christine spent much of her career in strategy consulting, at both LEK and FSG. While at FSG, a consulting firm focused exclusively on the social sector, she gained a deep knowledge and understanding social impact. She has not only worked with funders but has experience working with many non-profits, large collaboratives, and government organizations. She has extensive global development experience having worked on projects across the world. Prior to entering consulting, she worked for Dana-Farber Cancer Center, and several research think-tanks in Boston and Washington DC. She has also taught public health at an elementary school in Achaise, Ghana.  Christine has a master’s in healthcare management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a B.A. with honors in economics and history from Colby College. She lives with her family in Weston and, in her free time, she enjoys distance running, yoga, and travelling with her family.

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Education Forum: Fireside Chat with the experts

Fireside Chat with the Experts – open and honest answers about funding: planning, asking, receiving, and making/keeping funder relationships

If you’ve ever had a fundraising-related question, but no one to ask, this is your chance to get some honest answers from the experts. Who should pay for lunch? Is it OK to admit you Googled a prospective funder? No question is too awkward for our panelists to tackle and our panelists have experience as funders, people who advise funders, nonprofit executives and fundraising strategists/coaches. This is your chance to hear instructive stories about fundraising successes and failures from a funder’s point of view. You will come away from this session with both answers to your questions and some specific plans of action to bring back to your development team.

Presented by
Kate Neubauer
Christine Kendall

Kate Neubauer
Kate Neubauer

 

Kate Neubauer is the Principle of Intertidal Ventures, a consulting and management firm, working collaboratively with clients to design innovative strategies that increase organizational capacity and leverage philanthropy for impact.  With over 15 years of professional experience in fundraising and non-profit management, Kate has served as the Executive Director of the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center and as a Program Manager for the Schmidt Family Foundation.  She currently resides in Newport, RI and serves on several Board of Directors including Rozalia Project.

Christine Kendall
Christine Kendall

 

Christine Kendall is the Founding Partner of SmarterGive where she provides strategic advice on high-impact philanthropy to individuals, families and businesses.  At SmarterGive, she helps donors to be more effective grantmakers and ultimately to drive greater impact on the lives of others. Prior to SmarterGive, Christine spent much of her career in strategy consulting, at both LEK and FSG. While at FSG, a consulting firm focused exclusively on the social sector, she gained a deep knowledge and understanding social impact. She has not only worked with funders but has experience working with many non-profits, large collaboratives, and government organizations. She has extensive global development experience having worked on projects across the world. Prior to entering consulting, she worked for Dana-Farber Cancer Center, and several research think-tanks in Boston and Washington DC. She has also taught public health at an elementary school in Achaise, Ghana.  Christine has a master’s in healthcare management from the Harvard School of Public Health and a B.A. with honors in economics and history from Colby College. She lives with her family in Weston and, in her free time, she enjoys distance running, yoga, and travelling with her family.

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Education Forum: Strategies for Individual Fundraising

Strategies for Individual Fundraising

A realistic, diversified, and well-executed fundraising strategy is the foundation on which any successful nonprofit is built.  Drew McMullen, President of the Sultana Education Foundation, will examine how private donor support fits into an overall fundraising portfolio and share detailed strategies for building and maintaining an individual donor base.  Particular focus will be devoted to exploring specific, proven practices for creating a network of high-net-worth supporters that provide predictable, annual financial support.

Presented by
Drew McMullen, President,  Sultana Education Foundation

Drew McMullen
Drew McMullen

Drew McMullen is the President and co-founder of the Sultana Education Foundation, a nonprofit based in Chestertown, Maryland that provides award-winning field programs in history and environmental science to more than 12,000 students each year.   During his tenure with the Foundation, McMullen helped oversee the construction of the 1768 replica schooner SULTANA, organized a 2,100-mile reenactment of John Smith’s 1608 Chesapeake expedition to inaugurate America’s first National Water Trail, managed construction of the Foundation’s new LEED Platinum Education Center, and spearheaded fundraising efforts securing more than $25 million in support.

Prior to founding Sultana, McMullen worked in the International Investment Advisory division of Deutsche Bank and for H.G. Wellington Capital Management, both in New York City.  McMullen was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as a member of the National Park Service’s Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail Advisory Council and sits on the Board of the Chesapeake Bank and Trust Company.   McMullen is a graduate of Amherst College and St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, and lives in Chestertown with his wife Claire and their two children.

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Education Forum: Coping with Stress and Depression

Coping with Stress and Depression: How Program Leaders Can Help Themselves and Their Students

Presentation
Coping with Stress and Depression

Stress is a fact of life and is even essential in some situations to keep safe, but too much stress can lead to anxiety and depression. Nearly all teens experience stress and 1 in 5 teens on average will experience depression. For adults, at any given time, nearly 10% are grappling with depression. In this workshop, program leaders learn techniques for managing stress; how to recognize signs of depression; how to talk with others about depression; and how to help themselves or others. This workshop, presented by a licensed social worker and a mental health advocate, teaches attendees how to help the themselves, their crew, and their students who are affected by stress and depression.

Workshop leaders
Julie McGrath, North Shore Medical Center
Susan Weinstein, Families for Depression Awareness

Julie McGrath
Julie McGrath

Julie McGrath, LICSW, has nearly two decades of experience in the mental health field. Ms. McGrath has social work experience in direct-line staff and upper management positions in various settings, including diagnostic assessment units for adolescent treatment and as case manager in a partial hospital program. She currently is the director of the North Shore Medical Center hospital emergency department psychiatric triage unit, which provides assessment and response services. She manages a busy department of crisis clinicians, arranges for the care and placement of mental health and/or substance-abusing patients, and advocates for patients’ needs within the larger systems throughout the state. Ms. McGrath also founded The Joy Source and Julie McGrath Seminars, through which she trains people to manage stress and practice self-care, keep the workplace positive and productive, and live each day with passion and purpose.

Susan Weinstein
Susan Weinstein

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Susan Weinstein, JD, has been with Families for Depression Awareness since 2013, first as director of programs and currently as co-executive director. Although trained and licensed as an attorney, Ms. Weinstein has found greater fulfillment in non-traditional legal – and non-legal – roles. As a person with lived experience, she brings an important perspective to FFDA’s work, helping to narrow the gap between the sometimes-conflicting interests of people living with mood disorders and their families. Ms. Weinstein presents webinars and workshops on teen depression and adult depression and bipolar disorder and is editor-in-chief of the mental health advocacy blog CareForYourMind.org.

 

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2017 Annual Conference Sessions: A Guide

44th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships 2017
February 8-10, 2017
Boston, MA – Boston Seaport Hotel

Final Attendee List 2 14 2017

Presentations are available where indicated (if not indicated, no slides were used during the discussion) and are located once you click through to the session post

Tuesday, February 7
1600 – 1800   Registration
1700 – 1800   Meet and Greet Reception – Sponsored by the Boston Seaport Hotel
1800 – 2100   Dinner on your own
2100 –             Mariner’s Pub Trivia

Wednesday, February 8: Forums
0700 – 1615  Educators and Administrators Forum
0700 – 0745 Breakfast and Registration
0745 – 0800 Welcome and Introductions
0800 – 0930 Session 1: Coping with Stress and Depression: How Program Leaders Can Help Themselves and Their Students [presentation available]
0930 – 1000 Refreshment Break
1000 – 1130  Session 2: “Mirror, Mirror on the wall”: Understanding and developing the role of facilitated self-reflection in sail-training programs
1130 – 1230 Lunch
1230 – 1400 Session 3: Strategies for Individual Fundraising: Drew McMullen
1400 – 1415 Break
1415 – 1500 Session 4: Communicating with impact philanthropists [presentation available]
1500 – 1545 Session 5: Fireside Chat with the Experts – open and honest answers about funding
1545 –  1615 Refreshment Break
1615 – 1730 Session 6: Presentations! How to get and hold their attention: Bryan Bissell
1730 – 1800 Closing Comments
1900 – 2100 Welcome Reception sponsored by Sail Boston® and the Greater Boston CVB

0700 – 1615  Safety Under Sail Forum
0700 – 0745 Breakfast and Registration
0745 – 0800 Welcome and Introductions
0800 – 0930 Session 1: Revisiting Ship Stability
0930 – 1000 Refreshment Break
1000 – 1130 Session 2: Risk Management – Developing Policies and Identifying Gaps in Sail Training Operations 

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1130 – 1230 Lunch
1230 – 1400 Session 3: Fatigue aboard Sail Training Vessels: Sea Education Association’s Case Study
1400 – 1415 Break
1415 – 1500 Session 4: Examining the Impact of Fatigue beyond Watchstanding
1500 1545 Session 5: Moderated Open Forum
1545 – 1615 Refreshment Break
1830 – 2030 Welcome Reception sponsored by Sail Boston® and the Greater Boston CVB

1230 – 1615 Ports Seminar sponsored by Pearsco Solutions, Inc. – by invitation only
1230 -1300 
Welcome and General Updates
1300 – 1400  Session 1: Beyond the Table Top: Security discussion in today’s fragile world – Steve Sutch, Pearsco Solutions
1400 – 1415 Break
1415 – 1500 Session 2: Strategic Philanthropy Workshop/Corporate Sponsorship fireside chat: Honest questions, honest answers
1500 – 1600 Session 3: Lessons Learned: New and old ports share key learnings
1600-1615 Refreshment break

1615 – 1800 RDV 2017 Ships and Ports Session – Open to all interested in participating in the Rendez – Vous 2017 Tall Ships® Regatta
a. Port Presentations – Charleston, Boston, Halifax, Quebec City and outports
b. Races – Charleston to Bermuda; Bermuda to Boston; Boston to Canada
c. Presentation from Boston Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection
d. Update on new security regulations for Canada
1830 – 2030 Welcome Reception sponsored by Sail Boston® and the Greater Boston CVB

Thursday, February 9: Conference
0700 – 1715 Focus Sessions
0700 – 0800 Breakfast and Registration
0800 – 0815 Opening Remarks
0815 – 0830 Mayor’s Welcome
0830 – 0900 Keynote Address: Tim Runyan 

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0900 -0905 Housekeeping
0905 – 0915 Break
0915 – 1045 General Session: New Developments at Tall Ships America
1045 – 1115 Refreshment Break

1115 – 1230      FOCUS SESSION 1
F1A Dock Visits – Is your ship ready to visit, and is your port ready to receive them? 

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F1B HR for Marine Operators
F1C Limitless: How today’s disabled and veteran communities can become inspiring  participants in sail training
F1D Maritime Heritage Showcase A: Constitution, Ernestina, Adventure

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1230 – 1415
Lunch – sponsored by G. H. Laco & Associates

1415 – 1530     FOCUS SESSIONS 2
F2A  A Look to the Future: Emerging Tech-Driven Trends and their Coming Impact on your Events 

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F2B Bound for Cuba: Challenges and opportunities for sail training programs voyaging to the Pearl of the Antilles 

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F2C Implementing Coast Guard Navigation and Inspection Circular 02-16: “Inspection Guidance for Sail Rigging and Masts on Inspected Sail Vessels

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F2D Material Aquisition for Vessel Construction and Restoration
1530 – 1600 Refreshment Break

1600 – 1715      FOCUS SESSIONS 3
F3A Bringing the Experience Aboard to the World via Video 

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F3B Keep Your Coverage: Ways you might be exposed/uncovered without even knowing it 

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F3C Navigating the Regulatory Seas
F3D Working with Gold Star Teens: Honoring Heroes and Healing Hearts
1715 –  Free Time
1730-2030: SEA (Sea Education Association) Reception

Friday, February 10: Conference
0700 – 1700 Focus Sessions
0700 – 0800 Registration
0700 – 0800 Breakfast sponsored by Ships Coy Forge
0800 – 0900 General Session At Sea Training Using the Auxiliary Sail Vessel Operations Textbook – Captain Andy Chase [documents available]
0900 – 0905  Housekeeping
0905 -0930  Break

0930 – 1045        FOCUS SESSIONS 4
F4A Moderated Discussion Group: Business Planning
F4B  Weather Considerations for Transiting the Western Atlantic in the Fall and Spring – Joe Sienkiewicz

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F4C  Education Program Showcase
1. Falmouth Schools
2. Boothbay Sea and Science Center
3. U.S. Sailing
4. United States Power Squadron
F4D TBD
1045 – 1115  Refreshment Break sponsored by Ships Coy Forge

1115 – 1230         FOCUS SESSIONS 5
F5A Cognitive Bias and Decision Making
F5B No Berth Unsold!

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F5C  The Importance of Experiential Event Branding: Create Attendee Impact
F5D Maritime Heritage Showcase B: Wavertree, Elissa
1230 – 1300
Lunch Buffet
1300 – 1430  Annual Meeting
1430 – 1445 Break

1445 – 1600        FOCUS SESSIONS 6
F6A  RDV 2017
F6B  Medical Care Aboard Ship: Meeting regulatory requirements and managing risk
F6C  Hot Topics in Ocean Literacy and Marine Science [presentations available]
1. Tiffany Smyth, URI – Climate Change
2. Shelley Brown, Sailors for the Sea – Rainy Day Kits
3.  Rachael Miller, Rozalia Project – Microfiber Pollution and Solutions
F6D  Program Showcase: Oliver Hazard Perry, San Salvador, Piscataqua Maritime Commission [presentations available]
1600 – 1630   Refreshment Break sponsored by Ships Coy Forge
1630 – 1700 Closing Comments
1700 – 1800 Free time
1800 – 1900  Cocktails (cash bar)
1900 – 2400 Gala Awards Dinner sponsored by Allen Insurance & Financial
Updated 2.21.2017

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Education Forum: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

 “Mirror, Mirror on the wall”: Understanding and developing the role of facilitated self-reflection in sail-training programs.

This workshop strives to bridge the all too common gap between theory and practice. We’ll begin by establishing the philosophical and academic groundwork that encourages us to establish facilitated self-reflection. We’ll move into a combination of small and large group discussion using experiences from the room as well as pulling from other experiential education industries to establish what is currently being done. Participants will be encouraged to take part in activities that can either be used by themselves or as stepping stones for further reflection activity development. Lastly, we’ll take a look forward to better understand how we can better utilize self-reflection activities to achieve the goals we so strongly believe in and to understand what factors may be holding us back.

Presented by
Dan McKenzie, Los Angeles Maritime Institute

Captain Dan McKenzie
Captain Dan McKenzie

I am currently the captain of the Brigantine Exy Johnson of the Los Angeles Maritime Institute (LAMI). I’ve been sailing professionally for over 7 years originally engrossed by the sailing but progressively becoming more interested by the educational programs.  Due to this shift of interests (I still very much enjoy the sailing to be clear), I began my masters degree for experiential education from Minnesota State University in the fall of 2015 in order to make my teaching more intentional and productive. My time with LAMI has allowed me to explore some of my educational ideas including how to best implement reflective practices and combining holistic sail training with STEM curriculum requirements.

 

Updated 12.20.2016

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