Front Line to Home Front 2018: Transforming Trauma

Transforming Trauma

Join us for a full-day transformative laboratory for achieving optimal performance, resilience, and wellness. This free event is for veterans and their families as well as firefighters, police officers, therapists, and anyone who works in or with active trauma situations.

Featured Speakers

MAJ (Ret.) Josh Manta

Best-selling author and CEO of Darker Souls, is a West Point graduate and recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Valor. He was killed and miraculously revived after sustaining a fatal gunshot wound in Baghdad in 2007, but came to learn that his greatest battle would be an internal one. The paradoxes of trauma emerged in unimaginable ways as he fought through the shadows of shame, guilt, and betrayal. He’s since been on a decade long quest to uncover the truth behind trauma and is here to share his powerful insights with you.

Greg Amundson

Best-selling author and CrossFit’s “original Firebreather” Athlete, is among the nation’s forefront authorities on self-leadership and integrated wellness practices. As a former DEA Special Agent, SWAT Operator, Army Captain, Kokoro Yoga Instructor, and Krav Maga Instructor, Greg will help you internalize disciplined practices that are central to the warrior professions. His integration of the Mind, Body, and Spirit offers an irreplaceable perspective to keep you thriving in all aspects of your life.

Front Line to Home Front is the annual summit hosted by the VALOR Center at John F. Kennedy University.  This day-long workshop is designed to provide resources to service members, their families and the community at large.

Agenda

8:30am
Check in and breakfast available
9:30am
Introduction and Thanks to Sponsors
Thomas Gallinatti- CEO of Police and Fire: The Fallen Heroes
Daniel Rodriguez, Retired NYPD, 9/11 Survivor and Famed Tenor Singing
Overview of learning objectives
Overview of topics of the day
10:00am
Josh Mantz
CEO of Darker Souls
The truth behind trauma
The Body: From trauma to transformation
Overview of physiological responses to life-threatening situations
Leveraging cultural competence to reduce stigma and enhance the therapeutic relationship
10:55am
5 minute stretch for guests
11:00am
Greg Admundson
Best-Selling Author and CrossFit’s “Original Firebreather”
Optimal Performance and overcoming adversity
Use of Crossfit and fitness in recovery of PTSD
12:00pm
Lunch served
1:00pm
Josh Mantz-CEO of Darker Souls
The Mind: From Trauma to Transformation
Overview of paradoxical challenges within the Modern Operating Environment
Overview of guilt determinants, factors that increase magnitude and guilt cognitions
2:00pm
Greg Admundson-Best Selling Author and CrossFit’s “Original Firebreather”
The Spirit: From Trauma to Transformation
Overview of spiritual implications of traumatic experiences
Self-leadership as it pertains to trauma, transformation and wellness
3:00pm
Break
3:15pm
Panel of Experts in Trauma Recovery
Noelle Morra, VALOR Center Coordinator at JFK University and Air Force veteran
Josh Mantz, CEO of Darker Souls
Greg Admundson, Original "Firebreather"
Dr. Shauna Springer, Originator of "Warrior Code"
Mike Wells, Current PsyD student and Army veteran
Daniel Rodriguez, America's Beloved Tenor
4:45pm
The Transformation and Conclusion
Daniel Rodriguez, “God Bless America”
Resources for participants
Follow up information
5:00pm
End
** Guests will be given a 3X5 card on each table. Participants can write down questions and a runner will pick them at the 3:00pm break.
** Please include survey in program to get feedback on event
Agenda is subject to change.

International Pronouns Day

International Pronouns Day is October 17, 2018. This international commemorative day seeks to make asking, sharing, and respecting personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. To fully understand why pronouns are important we must be more conscious of language, concepts and queer cultures.

To support our community develop a foundation of knowledge, support non gender conforming members of our academic community, and celebrate people’s multiple, intersecting identities JFKU will be holding awareness activities during the time leading up to International Pronouns Day, and on October 17, 2018. Presentations will be held for faculty and staff in the September Staff and Faculty senate meetings. A brown bag lunch seminar will be held for faculty, staff and students on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. More information will be shared about planned activities in the coming weeks.

Webinar: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Philanthropy

Registration is not open for this event. Please check back soon.

You will hear real-world experiences and scenarios so that you can put concepts into action right away. The format will be conversational with the opportunity for questions and answers.

Major Gifts, What’s on the Horizon?

“What is new in major gifts? What’s shifting? What’s exciting?” asks Solomon Belette, Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University. At the moment, the air is abuzz with talk of blended gifts, the convergence of major gifts and planned giving. Join us to get abreast of changes such as this and to get inspired toward new fundraising strategies.

At this session of the Lunch and Learn series, hosted by the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at JFK University, we will hear from a panel of local nonprofit organizations, particularly those that are doing exemplary or innovative work with major gifts. The conversation will be moderated by Jack Alotto, fundraising consultant at the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership and expert in building major gifts programs. Join us for a bite and to hear what tricks your nonprofit peers have up their sleeves, as well as what new fundraising concepts they are exploring. You’ll leave inspired, informed, and more well-connected to your local fundraising community.

Lunch and Learn with the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy’s Lunch and Learn series at John F. Kennedy University invites you to come get on a first-name basis with your nonprofit peers while hearing from an expert on a pertinent issue in the field. A light lunch will also be provided!

Each installment of the Lunch and Learn series begins with a half hour of networking followed by an hour-long lecture-style presentation, and finally, Q&A. “The purpose of the series is to help address an issue that nonprofits are challenged with, including fundraising and other issues that have a bearing on overall organizational sustainability,” explains Solomon Belette, Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy. “It’s also designed to create and build community among folks working in the social sector.”

Donor Cultivation

How much do you really know about your donor’s interests and about what they are hoping will come of their gifts? Such information is crucial to your ability to engage your donor in a personal way and to further cultivate the relationship. This talk will look at how working with community foundations can help nonprofits build meaningful knowledge of their donors.

In this Lunch and Learn session, hosted by the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University, we will hear from Jeri Boomgaarden, Director of Donor Services with the East Bay Community Foundation. Jeri will discuss her work in an ever-growing facet of fundraising—the donor-advised fund. The exchange of information that occurs between donor and foundation in this unique relationship is crucial for nonprofits aiming to better understand how to work with and cultivate donors.

“Working with community foundations is coming to be more and more critical,” explains Solomon Belette, Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at JFK University. “It is a way for the foundations to learn more about organizations and what they’re doing, but also for the organizations to learn more about how to work with donors.” Join us for some lunch and to explore this exciting new avenue toward donor cultivation.

Lunch and Learn with the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy’s Lunch and Learn series at John F. Kennedy University invites you to come get on a first-name basis with your nonprofit peers while hearing from an expert on a pertinent issue in the field. A light lunch will also be provided!

Each installment of the Lunch and Learn series begins with a half hour of networking followed by an hour-long lecture-style presentation, and finally, Q&A. “The purpose of the series is to help address an issue that nonprofits are challenged with, including fundraising and other issues that have a bearing on overall organizational sustainability,” explains Solomon Belette, Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy. “It’s also designed to create and build community among folks working in the social sector.”

Developing an Effective Stewardship Campaign

The more the donor marketplace continues to shift and change, the more effective stewardship must come to the forefront as an indispensable practice worth taking the time to develop and hone.

“We need to begin thinking of stewardship in a more systematic way, as a well thought-out strategy,” urges Solomon Belette, Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University. Effective stewardship is essential for new donor acquisition but also for existing donor retention, which is absolutely key in an unpredictable donor landscape.

In this seminar, hosted by the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at JFK University, we will explore what it looks like to go beyond the casual followup and identify the components of a strategic stewardship campaign, including discerning the difference between stewarding the donor and stewarding the gift. Join us to gain critical insights and techniques for developing, or strengthening, your stewardship efforts.

AFP Webinar: Welcome to the C-Suite: Leadership Transitions from the Trenches to the Top

“The C-Suite.” This is the land of the “Chiefs”: the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operational Officer, and, of course, the Chief Executive Officer. The opportunity to be on the executive leadership team is the goal for many development professionals, but what happens when you actually make it there, and how should you invest in your own leadership development to make the transition? In this panel discussion, we will address the challenges and rewards of moving to an executive leadership role, the leadership skill gaps that can prevent you from being a good candidate, and advice on evaluating your own career progression to see where you should invest in professional development.

AFP Webinar: Navigating Negotiations: More Money & More Vision

Do you want to have more to do more? Join in and learn how to best navigate negotiations. Poor negotiation skills and a lack of confidence can cripple a charitable fundraiser’s ability to obtain the necessary financial resources to fuel its organizational mission. These practical tips will help you secure larger major gifts, obtain more multi-year financial commitments and deliver more value. We will share evidence-based solutions that can assist in the creation of a win-win partnership with prospective and current donors.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Create and introduce negotiation standards aligned with AFP Code of Ethical Standards
  • Frame and rank order organizational priorities to achieve better solicitation success
  • Establish criteria for counter offers and prepare solicitors to cope with discomfort
  • Achieve and celebrate donor-centered negotiation outcomes

2018 Philanthropy Summit – Opportunities for Expanding Philanthropy

The Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University invites you to attend the 2018 Philanthropy Summit.

This year’s theme is Opportunities for Expanding Philanthropy–Community, CSR, and Advocacy. Specific topics to be determined.

This event is open to all organizational leaders, board members, and staff at no cost. Reservations are required.

AFP Webinar: So You Want to Be a Campaign Consultant

Based on the popular conference session! If you’re a nonprofit consultant or thinking about making the leap into consulting, and would love to consult on capital campaigns, this session is for you. Learn what you need to do to become an expert in capital campaign consulting. We will take you step-by-step through the process of consulting on campaigns from marketing yourself, to proposal submission, working with board members, setting up gift charts, creating campaign plans, and much more.