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Friday, March 8 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Opportunity to Impact: Social Innovation as a Tool for Community Engagement

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Amid a shifting economic and political climate, the importance of identifying and partnering with community stakeholders to seek transformational engagement has never been greater. These partnerships can be both traditional (e.g., a homeless shelter and social service agency) and non-traditional (e.g., a housing developer and a hospital). This fully interactive workshop is designed to introduce attendees to the value of a collective impact mindset to improve our communities using a social innovation framework. Attendees will come away with a shared language and basic understanding of the fundamental principles behind inclusive, effective, change-making approaches to problem-solving that work across sectors. The workshop will also develop a sense of empathy among the attendees and encourage them to explore what it means to "walk in the shoes" of various community stakeholders, and what goes into participating in, and possibly leading, a community-driven partnership to achieve equitable access to healthcare, housing, education, and employment that will contribute to optimal community health and wellbeing.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Introduce collective impact mindset
  2. Introduce social innovation framework
  3. Develop principles required for cross-sector problem-solving
  4. How empathy can help enrich community-driven partnership building

AIA Continuing Education Credit: 2 LU
Living Future Accreditation Credits: 1.5 HRS

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Marcus Smith

Senior Manager, Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes program
Marcus Smith is senior manager of the Connecticut Children’s Healthy Homes program. Marcus has over 15 years of experience working in mission-driven organizations that focus on the intersection of community development and sustainability. Prior to joining Connecticut Children’s... Read More →
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Karraine Moody

Executive Director, Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity
As the executive director of Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity, Karraine Moody oversees Habitat’s construction portfolio, ReStore and family support programs. Throughout the years, Moody has consulted with several Hartford neighborhoods to assist with community and economic development... Read More →
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Jacquelyn Rose, MPH

Program Manager, Advancing Kids Innovation Program
As program manager for the Advancing Kids Innovation Program, Jacquelyn Rose is responsible for building relationships with, and offering assistance to, individuals and organizations that create and implement innovative strategies to foster healthy development and strengthen families... Read More →

Friday March 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
KG01 Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St, New Haven, CT 06511
  Community Engagement, Health
  • AIA CEU 2 LU
  • GBCI CEU Self Report
  • LFA CEU 1.5 HRS - Self Report
  • Course Level Basic