Networking Calls for All Staff Levels

National Safe Place Network (NSPN) recognizes the importance of networking for all levels of staff within organizations. The value of connecting with peers who understand the challenges of the role and can share innovative approaches and solutions to challenges is immeasurable and contributes to ongoing professional development. As part of the NSPN CARES initiative, these calls are provided as a member benefit. Find your best fit and mark your calendar now for these informal connections which will help build your network. Your Needs. Your Network. Together we can! 

Field Notes: An Opportunity for Frontline, Direct Care Workers

Youth workers serve as direct critical linkages to youth in crisis. They conduct outreach, intakes, provide support in shelters and residential programs, support out of school time activities, and more. Voices from the youth and family services field provide relevant and essential information as resources, trainings, and capacity building activities are created. This networking opportunity will focus on trends and the support needed for youth care workers to succeed in their jobs and to see their efforts as pivotal to a growing group of professionals committed to optimal development and safety for all youth.

Click below to register for one or more of the following Field Notes call dates:

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • Tuesday, September 10, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. EST
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Clinicians' Coffee House: An Opportunity for Counselors and Clinicians

Counselors, clinical social workers, and other interventionists face multiple challenges of addressing the mental health needs of youth and families, supporting and educating other workers about symptoms and practical responses, and balancing their own self care needs. This networking opportunity will support clinicians in focusing on their personal and professional needs through support from others who also face balancing heart with policy and practice.

Click below to register for one or more of the following Clinicians' Coffee House call dates:

  • Friday, March 8, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • Friday, June 14, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • Friday, September 13, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • Friday, December 13, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. EST
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Night Shift: An Opportunity for Overnight and Weekend Staff

 

Working overnight and through the weekend is a unique challenge for workers in programs across the country. Often isolated from other staff unless participating in a staff meeting, those working overnight see youth and families in what may be their most vulnerable hours. This networking opportunity will support overnight and weekend workers in discussing the unique challenges of the role, thinking about changes that may best support their efforts, and sharing what works and what doesn’t when responding to the needs of youth and families.

Click below to register for one or more of the following Night Shift call dates:

  • Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 4:00 a.m. EDT
  • Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 4:00 a.m. EDT
  • Saturday, September 21, 2024 at 4:00 a.m. EDT
  • Saturday, December 21, 2024 at 4:00 a.m. EST
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Safe Place
® Coordinator Chat: An Opportunity for Safe Place Coordinators and Staff of Licensed Agencies

NSPN invites Safe Place coordinators and staff to participate in a monthly Safe Place coordinator chat call. This call begins with a specific topic and transitions into a general discussion about needs, challenges, and idea sharing. To be successful in efforts to connect youth in crisis to safety, Safe Place Coordinators and programs are asked to create annual goals to guide program activities. Join the NSPN team and other coordinators to discuss your 2024 program goals and to ensure these goals are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely.

Click below to register for one or more of the following Safe Place Coordinator Chat call dates:

  • Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. EDT
  • Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. EDT
  • Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. EST
  • Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. EST
  • Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. EST
  • Thursday, August 15, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. EST
  • Thursday, September 19, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. EST
  • Thursday, October 17, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. EST
  • Thursday, November 21, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. EST
  • Thursday, December 19, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. EST
Register for Safe Place Coordinator Chat


Lead Now: An Opportunity for Directors, Managers, and other Supervisors

Whether serving as a supervisor, manager, or director, these individuals are more often than not caught in the middle of staff and organizational executives. Faced with balancing policy and practice, middle managers are charged with making organizational decisions quickly while balancing multiple perspectives. This networking opportunity will support supervisors, managers, and directors in planning for ongoing professional development and thinking through solutions to shared challenges.

Click below to register for one or more of the following Lead Now call dates:

  • Monday, March 25, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. EDT
  • Monday, June 24, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. EDT
  • Monday, September 30, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. EDT
  • Monday, December 30, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. EST
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Executive Slow Down: An Opportunity for C- and V-Level Executives

Organizational executives are charged with daily decisions which impact youth and families served, employees, and communities. Whether it is creating budgets, leading strategic planning, addressing crisis communications, or directing development efforts, executives are ultimately held responsible for successes or failures in achieving outcomes. This networking opportunity will support executives in learning about trends and innovative approaches to turn vision into reality.

Click below to register for one or more of the following Executive Slow Down call dates:

  • Friday, March 15, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • Friday, June 21, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • Friday, September 20, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • Friday, December 20, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. EST
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Cost to Participate

Networking calls are included with your NSPN Membership at no additional charge. Registration is required. *As a reminder, you will need to log in to register. 

You may register staff in your organization by clicking their linked profile after you have logged in. If you need to link additional staff members to your organization’s profile to receive free access, please ensure each staff member subscribes at www.nspnetwork.org/subscribe.