Directing the Work: Resources for Executive Directors
Leadership is a journey, not a destination. At TCFV, we are committed to providing the tools and resources necessary to make your journey successful. Directing the Work, is a multi-tiered approach to leadership (or executive) development opportunity designed to support and advance the work of the emerging or seasoned executive charged with overseeing violence prevention organizations. Our goal is to ensure all family violence agencies across Texas receive personalized technical assistance and support.
For more information regarding Directing the Work, please contact Rita Flores at email@example.com
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This session offers organizations the tools needed to develop and implement a comprehensive Cost Allocation Plan.
This session provides tools needed to operate a successful thrift store. Participants will receive guidance on analyzing the market, donor and volunteer recruitment, and policy and procedures development.
This session explores key aspects of building and sustaining a high performance organization through strategic planning.
This session offers a more in-depth review and on how your organization can raise money to make a difference for your cause. Participants will develop fundraising plans, learn how to cultivate and sustain donor relations, and strengthen proposal development skills.
This session provides strategies to identify, cultivate, and solicit key donors.
This session introduces board members to the fundamentals of effective governance by defining the basic roles and responsibilities of the board and examining strategies for building effective board structures.
This session provides strategies to increase and/or bolster existing fundraising plans while defining the board’s role in fundraising.
This session offers strategies to recruit committed individuals to serve on your board who are not only qualified but share the perspectives that align with your organization’s goals and needs. Participants will also receive personalized assistance for building an effective training and orientation plan.
This training offers an overview of the state and federal confidentiality guidelines to ensure board members have the information required to safeguard the organization they serve.
This training equips advocates with the information they need to support survivors and their children involved in the child welfare system. It focuses on facilitating stronger working relationships between DFPS and family violence programs, reviews resources to support advocates working with survivor clients and highlights the changes within DFPS that aim to produce better outcomes for children and families.
Technology is everywhere and it is important to understand how it may be misused within the context of intimate partner violence. This training will focus on various technologies with an emphasis on strategies to promote survivor’s safer use of social media, phones, and other modalities.
This training explores the advocacy framework that staff at family violence programs employ to provide services and how to support survivor-centered, advocacy services. It will also provide an overview of the philosophy behind reducing rules for service provision and participants will spend time analyzing specific rules with an aim of reducing them.
This session explores the link between trauma and domestic violence as well as providing participants with tools for creating safer spaces that enhance the advocacy relationship.
This training, created by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, is an interactive activity designed to give participants the opportunity to better understand the circumstances of family violence survivors and the choices they make about their relationships. This training encourages powerful conversation and brings to surface issues of safety, resources, personal choices, barriers, and a myriad of social service systems.
This training, created by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, is an interactive activity designed to give participants the opportunity to better understand the dynamics of teen dating abuse.
This training explores ways to communicate the untold stories of women and girls' contributions to the movement to end domestic, sexual, and dating violence and abuse—alongside ways to encourage women and girls' leadership locally. Participants will review examples of best practices for promoting and supporting women and girls' leadership and strategize ways to adapt those practices for use in their own communities.
This training highlights activities, resources and strategies that have been used by prevention advocates as they engage men and boys in violence prevention.
This training explores the role of media in normalizing gender-based violence through music and film. Participants will examine contemporary media messaging and understand how to use media literacy as a tool to counter dominant narratives of violence.
This coached session focuses on a holistic approach to program planning, setting an overall purpose, assessing program capacity, naming clear goals and benchmarks for success, and identifying evaluation methods.
This session will briefly cover the theory behind primary prevention and will focus on how to transform prevention efforts into impactful, long-term, community-driven efforts to prevent violence.
The New Executive Director Development Program plan utilizes various innovative methods to engage new executive directors and develop directors’ skills and foundational knowledge of operating a family violence program. The program will support new executive directors to successfully lead their organizations in various capacities.
TCFV offers several Executive-level, members-only resources. You can find them by logging into the Member Center with your organizational account. Can’t find your organizational account? Contact Danielle Ohlemacher for support.
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Texas Council on Family Violence is launching a program for new and tenured executive directors and chief executive officers. The Thought Leaders Cohort (TLC) is a year-long program designed to offer Texas leadership an opportunity to expand and enhance leadership skills in a high-impact, transformational experience.
Application is now closed.
Eligibility Requirements: Program Details: Program Benefits: Whether you are a new or tenured leader, join us as we lead the movement in a bold new direction.
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Candidates must be an existing executive director or chief executive officer of a family violence organization and a TCFV Category 1 or 2 member. The program is open to 15 candidates.
TLC will provide an interactive, comprehensive leadership program for new and tenured executive directors and chief executive officers. Selected participants will receive the following over a 12-month period (January – December 2017):
Advocacy in Action: Tuesday, February 14, 2017; Austin, TX
TLC Happy Hour: Wednesday, February 15, 2017; Austin, TX
April 3-5, 2017 – Ft. Worth, TX
June 12-14, 2017 – San Antonio, TX
November 2017 – Location to be announced
There is no registration fee to participate. We solely ask that applicants agree to commit to the full term. In order to facilitate participation, TCFV will reimburse participants for reasonable expenses as outlined in TCFV’s guest travel policy.
Whether you are a new or tenured leader, join us as we lead the movement in a bold new direction.
TCFV’s Executive Directors’ Listserv is a members-only benefit available to Category I and Category II Family Violence Programs. Executives have the opportunity to network with peers, share resources and ideas, and get priority access to resource development information.