Directing the Work

2019 Executive Directors' Conference

February 12 & 13, 2019 | Austin, TX

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Agenda

Tuesday, February 12th

9:00 am

Phoenix North

Registration and Membership Hubs Open

Register for the conference any time throughout the morning and afternoon. 
Stop by the TCFV and TAASA membership tables for information and give aways!

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Magnolia Room

2 CEU Hours

New Executive Directors' Roundtable

You may have heard the phrase, “it’s lonely at the top,” but does it have to be? No! The New Executive Directors’ Roundtable offers an opportunity for executive directors with less than 3 years of tenure to network, exchange ideas, and learn new skills with others who are facing similar scenarios and conditions. This even creates space to share information and build partnerships in the Anti-Violence movement.
TCFV and TAASA work together to ensure that as a new executive you have:

• An opportunity to build supportive relationships with peers
• Support for making positive change within your organization
• Tips for tackling work-day challenges

Toni Johnson-Simpson | Executive Director of Denton County Friends of the Family

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Phoenix North

.25 CEU Hours

 

Welcome | Opening Remarks

Join Gloria Terry Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Council on Family Violence and Rose Luna, Chief Exeutive Officer of the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault as they open the 2019 Executive Directors’ Conference

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Phoenix North

1 CEU Hours

Plenary | Outsmarting Stress: Strategies that Lead to Feeling more Energized, Engaged, and Effective

The daily stressors of work and life can leave us depleted and under-resourced, making it difficult to feel our best, do our best and create the kind of change our world desperately needs. This is an opportunity to learn about and apply practical researched-based strategies that offer an emotional reset and a path forward this is less stressful and more rewarding.

Michelle Kinder, M.Ed., LPC | Executive Director, Momentous Institute

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Break |

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Austin

1.25 CEU Hours

Breakout Session I | Community-Based SANE Programs: Strengths, Lessons, Learned, and Cautionary Tales from Eloise House

This session addresses how SAFE met a community need by building a forensic clinic that offered survivors comprehensive care, free of charge, in a warm and supportive enviroment, with almost no wait time, and imediate access to wraparound services. The first of its kind in the region, Eloise House has become a model for communities across the country. Based on research findings, Marks discusses the values, strengths, pitfalls, and lessons learned for other communities interested in developing this type of community-based program.

Paula Marks, BSN, RN, SANE | Forensic Nurse Manager | Eloise House, SAFE

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Dewitt

1.25 CEU Hours

Breakout Session I | Addressing Microaggressions in IPV/SA Workplaces: Building more inclusive organizations and communities for staff and survivors

This interactive workshop will take a deep dive into the research on microaggressions and its impact on staff, organizations, communities, and survivors, based on the Victim Services Occupation, Information, and Compensation Experiences (VOICE) Survey and other research studies. Microaggressions can be verbal or nonverbal stereotypical messages based on a person’s marginalized status. The presenters will facilitate a brainstorming session on possible solutions to bring about organizational and community change.

Maggy McGiffert | Project Manager & Researcher
Alex Wang | Research Associate
Anna Wasim | Project Manager
Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at the University of Texas at Austin

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Phoenix North

1.25 CEU Hours

Breakout Session I | Developing Funding to Support and Maintain Prevention Work

Prevention education and training has been highlighted as a necessary component of any work to address and eradicate domestic and sexual violence; yet, funding prevention work is a challenge for many agencies.  During this session, hear from Executive Directors about how and why they prioritize Prevention as a key part of their agencies’ mission to end violence in their communities.  Attention will be paid to funding strategies with a focus on identifying funding sources, talking to funders about Prevention, and where to start when building sustainable Prevention programming.  We will also hear from the Health and Human Services Commission, one of the state’s primary funders of prevention work.

Kathryn Jacobs | President & CEOSafe Haven 
Marla Johnson | Executive DirectorHays-Caldwell Women’s Center 
Crystal Starkey, MPA | Program Manager, HHSC 
Cody Rothschild | Family Violence Program Specialist, HHSC 
Jim Womack, CEO |  Family Support Services of Amarillo 

Moderator: Shannon Murdoch | Prevention Director Texas Council on Family Violence 

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Phoenix North

1 CEU Hours

Plenary | Lobbying & Advocacy 101: Legal Tips for Nonprofit Advocates

Lobbying is not only legal – it’s one of the most effective means for nonprofits to advance their missions! Whether it’s influencing your state’s budget or proposing legislation to protect the victims of family violence, there are many reasons that 501(c)(3) public charities choose to lobby to achieve their policy goals. Natalie will explain what lobbying iswhy it is so important, and how Federal law allows 501(c)(3) public charities to lobby within generous limits.

Natalie Roetzel Ossenfort | Director, Alliance for Justice

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Phoenix North

.50 CEU Hours

Plenary | The Road to Empowerment

Laura is a nine-year survivor of domestic violence/abuse that ultimately led to life threatening injuries. Her ex-abuser is serving a life sentence in prison while Laura’s life is amazing and full of blessings; she recovered way above what anyone thought possible.  Laura continues to move forward with her life, because she feels not to do so would be allowing her ex-abuser to have power over her.  Laura shares her story of triumph and success for the nameless victims of domestic violence who are looking for a shimmer of hope.

Laura White

Wednesday, February 13th

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Robertson

Yoga for Leaders

This mornign yoga class will offer advocacy leaders the opportunity to restore and rejuvenate using the breath and basic asana (yoga posture). No yoga experience needed. Please dress comfortably. There will be some mats and large towels for all. 

Krista Del Gallo | Certified Yoga Instructor & Policy Manger, Texas Council on Family Violence

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Phoenix North Foyer

Breakfast

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Membership Hub Open

9:30 am - 10:30 am

Phoenix North

1 CEU Hours

 

Plenary | The Psychology of Fundraising

Dr. Markman explores the nature of the key kinds of relationships that people engage in and uses that to explore how to develop the types of relationships that lead to lasting giving to an organization. Along the way, he also explores factors that affect motivation that lead people to want to support a cause. He draws insights from psychology to develop a variety of approaches to fundraising.

Dr. Art Markman | Director of the IC2 Institute and Director of the Human Dimensions of Organizations University of Texas at Austin

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Phoenix North

1.25 CEU Hours

Breakout Session II | Statewide Plan Panel, Part I: Creating a Safer Texas: A Blueprint for Access, Inclusion and Supportive Services for Survivors of Family Violence

Looking to infuse research into your service provision and community collaborations to better meet survivor’s needs? If so, join us to learn more about how recent findings from the Texas State Plan can support your efforts. We gathered information from all over the state – including your voices – to understand where we are as a state. With survivor voices at the forefront, the State Plan serves as an evidence-based blueprint to better understand the needs of survivors and identify service gaps. 

Bethany Backes, Ph.D. | Research Associate & IDVSA Director of Research and Evaluation, The University of Texas at Austin 
Maggy McGiffert, Ph.D. | Project Manager & Researcher IDVSA, The University of Texas at Austin 
Josie Serrata, Ph.D. | Independent Consultant  
Leila Wood, Ph.D. | Research Assistant Professor, IDVSA, The University of Texas at Austin 

Moderator: Molly Voyles | Policy Manager, Texas Council on Family Violence

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Austin

1.25 CEU Hours

Breakout Session II | Engaging Your Board in Fundraising

Many board members don’t want to be fundraisers- rather they want to be board members of an agency that is successful at fundraising.  How can you engage your board in fundraising so they too can be a successful part of the fundraising process?  Bonnie will discuss different aspects of fundraising, including board/staff responsibilities, key fundraising techniques and methods, and how to increase board member engagement, the ultimate key to success.

Bonnie S. Y. Escobar | Director of Strategic Development Center Against Sexual and Family Violence 

10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Dewitt

1.25 CEU Hours

Breakout Session II | More than a Woman’s Issue: Creating a Men’s Auxiliary to End Domestic Violence

As David Brown, Former Dallas Police Chief & Genesis HeRO, said, “Societies are defined by how they treat women. We cannot accept that abuse of women is normal or routine.” Violence against women is not merely a woman’s issue. Jan explores unique ways in which men can be an active and critical part of the solution while increasing awareness and accountability.  She discusses how the men in HeROs (He Respects Others), serve as mentors, grill masters, court advocates, funders, ambassadors, and community educators. 

Jan Langbein | Chief Executive Officer Genesis Women’s Shelter & Support

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Phoenix North Foyer

Lunch Buffet

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Phoenix North

1 CEU Hours

Plenary | Engaging Immigration Survivors

Working with immigrant survivors is critical to ensuring equitable services. The panelist will offer an opportunity to develop a community understanding and approach to working with immigrant survivors in their communities.  The panel will also invite dialogue around community reflections and diversity amongst immigrant communities while building knowledge and acquiring resources. Join us to explore strategies for collaborative community engagement and survivor advocacy approaches.

Mona Kafeel | Chief Philanthropy & Operating Officer  Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation 
Dr. Walter Nguyen | Executive Director  Mosaic Family Services 
Barbara Peña | Director of Education & Outreach, RAICES 
Paula Saldana, Field Coordinator, Texas RAL (Red de Abogacía de Latinas) 

Moderator: Mona Muro | Economic Justice Policy Coordinator, Texas Council on Family Violence

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Break

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Austin

1.25 CEU Hours

Breakout Session III | Employment Law for Leaders

What are the Human Resources employment law essentials that every manager and supervisor should know? Ted Smith, a Board-Certified Labor & Employment lawyer with over 20 years of experience in representing companies and executives, shares his best practices on how to handle challenging HR employment law issues, from hiring and firing, to disciplinary matters and employee complaints.

Ted Smith | Attorney, Cornell Smith Mierl Brotocao Burton, LLP 

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Dewitt

1.25 CEU Hours

Breakout Session III | Creating a Vicarious Trauma-Informed Organization

Karen walks you through the process of becoming vicarious trauma-informed organization by introducing the Vicarious Trauma Toolkit, an online repository created specifically for victim services agencies. She demonstrates how to use a validated assessment tool to identify your current strengths and gaps as a vicarious trauma-informed organization, create an action plan to reinforce strengths and address gaps, and find resources in the Toolkit to support your efforts. 

Karen Kalergis | President & Founder Mani Partners Strategic Communications

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Phoenix North

1.25 CEU Hours

Breakout Session III | Statewide Plan Panel, Part II: Creating a Safer Texas: Learning from Survivors Who Never Sought Services

Research shows that only ~10% of domestic violence survivors will seek services. Who are the other 90% of survivors in our communities, and how are their experiences and needs different? How can we as a state support every survivor in our communities?  Researchers from the Texas State Plan share what they learned from interviewing survivors who never sought services in three different areas: youth, immigrant, and survivors who interact with the healthcare system.  

Dr. Laurie Cook Heffron | Assistant Professor School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, St. Edward’s University 
Dr. Yu Lu | Postdoctoral Research Fellow Behavioral Health and Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology The University of Texas Medical Branch 
Dr. Jeff Temple | Director Behavioral Health and Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology The University of Texas Medical Branch 
Dr. Rachel Voth Schrag | Assistant Professor School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington 

Moderator: Elyssa Shroeder | Policy Coordinator, Texas Council on Family Violence

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Break

Refreshments avaliable

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Phoenix North

1.50 CEU Hours

Plenary | PERSPECTIVE: What You See Is What You Get

Is your glass half empty or half full? However you see it is how it is because…What You See Is What You Get. SaulPaul learned this through experience and his life changed when he changed his perspective. SaulPaul’s change in perspective is what empowered him to transition from tragedy to triumph. In this keynote experience, SaulPaul shares his inspiring story and a clever, comedic and thoughtful message about perspective.

SaulPaul | Musician with a Message 

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Phoenix North

.25 CEU Hours

Closing |

Closing remarks by Rose Luna, Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault  and Gloria Terry, Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Council on Family Violence.

 

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Magnolia 

Texas Council on Family Violence | Membership Reception

Music, mingling, and membership! Join TCFV at our annual member appreciation event. Stop in for some light fare and refreshments. Stay a while and network with new and familiar faces. Then stick around as singer-songwriter and women’s activist Lynzy Lab performs her social media hit “A Scary Time (for Boys).” Your membership matters, and we want you to know.

 

 

Speakers

Art Markman, PhD

Art Markman, PhD

is the Anabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin and Founding Director of the Program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations. He has written over 150 papers on topics including reasoning, decision making, and motivation. Art brings insights from cognitive science to a broader audience through his blogs at Psychology Today and Fast Company as well as his radio show/podcast Two Guys on Your Head produced by KUT. He is the author of several books including Smart Thinking, Smart Change, and Brain Briefs. His next book–Bring Your Brain to Work–will be published in June, 2019.

Michelle Kinder

Michelle Kinder

is the Executive Director of Momentous Institute in Dallas, Texas. She has worked in the field of children’s mental health for more than 20 years and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Michelle graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts and the University of Texas with a master’s degree in Educational Psychology.

Toni Johnson-Simpson

Toni Johnson-Simpson

is a native of Denton and has served as Executive Director of Denton County Friends of the Family since 2005. DCFOF Is the sole provider of emergency shelter and free counseling to victims of relationship violence and sexual assault. Prior to taking on the position of executive leadership at DCFOF, ,She became involved in this work simply, because she believes each person has the right to live in a home free of violence.

SaulPaul

SaulPaul

the “Musician with a Message,” is known throughout the world for entertaining and educating a variety of audiences. After being named 2017 Austinite of the Year, SaulPaul began 2018 with his song Rise (Remix) topping the charts and becoming one of the #1 songs on Sirius XM radio. His book Dream in 3D has influenced nearly a million audience members through his work. His universally accessible story of tragedy to triumph continues to reach many through the film Tower to Tower. He has shared his story and his music at two TEDx Talks, Google HQ, the last 5 Super Bowls and the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts. He uses his platform to promote social good and serve as a youth.

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