Workshops

The Professional Development Committee coordinates professional development workshops throughout the year. Our topics are based on trends in the industry, and more importantly, input taken from participant evaluations: we do listen to you! Members may use up to two membership vouchers per year to bring a non-member colleague free of charge to qualifying workshops.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

NYAVA Annual Meeting & Free Member Workshop: The Intersection of Volunteerism and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Join us for our annual members meeting, and hear about all that NYAVA accomplished in 2019 as well as what is on the horizon for 2020.  The 2020 Board of Directors will be voted on at this meeting.  After the business portion of the meeting, members can participate in a free workshop- a benefit of NYAVA membership!

About The Workshop:

Volunteers add value to our organizations. They can help expand capacity and strengthen the delivery of services. This workshop will explore how using a DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) lens can lead to a significant shift in how your organization recruits and engages volunteers and we will discuss whether this shift is a necessary endeavor. We will also explore how using DEI lens influences the formation of new program or project.  Participants will take away practical tools, principles, and ideas that can be tailored to fit any organization. 

Workshop Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore the intersection between volunteerism and DEI practices
  2. Provide strategies and practical tools to create a new program or transform an existing program using a DEI lens
  3. Engage with colleagues to share ideas, learn from one another, discuss best practices

About The Presenter:

Caprice Jenerson is the first Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and is also the Director of the Pro Bono and Volunteer program. Caprice is the organization’s key strategist around NYLAG’s efforts to create a more diverse, inclusive, equitable workplace that reflects the communities served and focuses on client-centered service delivery.  Caprice also leads a team of volunteer management professionals who work to expand NYLAG’s capacity to serve a greater number of people with unmet civil legal needs. The team builds relationships with corporations, law firms, and law schools to advance organizational goals and meet the needs of the individual and families experiencing poverty. NYLAG currently engages more than 2,000 pro bono attorneys and other skilled volunteers who donate in excess of 100,000 hours.  Prior to joining NYLAG, Caprice was a criminal defense lawyer for 21 years and spent two years in Washington, D.C. as the senior resource counsel of Clemency Project 2014 – a collaborative effort to engage and train more than 4,000 lawyers to prepare clemency petitions for individuals incarcerated in federal prisons. Caprice was appointed by Chief Judge DiFiore to the Attorney Emeritus Advisory Council and serves as co-chair of the Law School Subcommittee of the New York City Bar Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee.

Registration for the annual meeting and free member workshop is required.  To register, click here.

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