The Community Chest's Professional Development Workshop Series will hold four workshops during the winter and spring seasons.

The following topics will be covered: communicating with adolescents, the art of "prezentation", managing the media and using social media, and human resources management.

The workshops are free and open to supervisors and middle managers working with area nonprofit organizations.  Advanced registration is required.  For information or to register, contact Karen Adler at Karen@karenadler.net.

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  • Communicating With Adolescents, Speaking Their Language. February 4 at 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vantage Health System, 2 Park Avenue in Dumont. Presenter Debbie Mann, LCSW, helps participants address how to understand how adolescents think and feel and how to get them to respond. Participants will learn strategies and techniques to engage adolescents and to help families learn how to talk to their adolescents about difficult topics and get them to talk back.  This workshop is offered in conjunction with Rutgers University, School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education. Three continuing education units will be given. 

Register online at http://ssw-web.rutgers.edu/ssw/ce/index.php?m=catalog&cid=2001.

  • The Art of Prezentation.  March 10, 2020.  9:30 to 1:00pm at Flat Rock Brook Nature Association, 443 Van Nostrand Avenue in Englewood.

During this workshop, presenter Larry Williams, MDiv offers a highly interactive session with concrete methods to design laser-focused, professional presentations and deliver more professionally, resulting in attendees remembering the information longer.  Powerful techniques for organizing and developing visually stimulating presentations will be identified.   Presenters will be empowered to provide dynamically vital knowledge with far greater clarity and impact.  They will lean to compete effectively compete in an information overload world with message clarity and visual impact.

This workshop is offered in conjunction with Rutgers University, School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education.  Three continuing education units will be given. 

Register online at http://ssw-web.rutgers.edu/ssw/ce/index.php?m=catalog&cid=1987.

  • Managing the Media/Using Social Media.  April 16 from 9:30 to 1 p.m. YW training room at the YWCA, located at 214 State Street in Hackensack.

Presenter Helen Archontou, MSW, CEO, YWCA of Northern NJ, helps participants learn ways to use the press and social media to get the word out about your work and gain awareness of some of the challenges that can occur with these outlets.  Understanding an organization's mission and work are key to engaging the community.  Archontou will share best practices, insights and strategies that evolving organizations can consider and implement around media relations.

This workshop does not provide continuing education units. No CEU’s will be given for this workshop. To register, contact Karen@karenadler.net 

  • Human Resources Management. May 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vantage Health System, located at 2 Park Avenue in Dumont. Human resource administration can be an organization’s biggest challenge.  Successful management of human resources promotes and enhances employees' skills and abilities by creating and engaging systems and procedures that maximize productivity and lifelong learning.           Presenter Linda Meisel, LCSW works with participants to identify the key components of human resource management and explore the legal and ethical issues related to it.  Strategies to recruit and retain a high-quality workforce will be addressed and ways to maintain a discrimination- and harassment-free environment will be identified.

This workshop is offered in conjunction with Rutgers University, School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education.  Three continuing education units will be given.  Register online at http://ssw-web.rutgers.edu/ssw/ce/index.php?m=catalog&cid=1986.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The Community Chest supports local nonprofit organizations serving people in need.  With the motto, “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”, The Chest’s mission is to lead initiatives and support nonprofits that make communities stronger and benefit the people of eastern Bergen County in New Jersey.  The Professional Development Training Series carries out this mission by assisting local agency staff with the tools to update their skills in management and supervision.  The series, open to representatives from local nonprofit organizations that are interested in building their capacity, provides staff with the tools to update their skills in management and supervision.  The sponsors of this series include The Rotary Club of Englewood and TD Bank.

About The Community Chest

Founded in 1933, The Community Chest, a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, has supported local not-for-profit agencies for 86 years.  The Chest leads initiatives and supports nonprofits that make our communities stronger and benefit people in need in eastern Bergen County.  Each year, The Chest raises funds and allocates them to agencies demonstrating the capacity to provide services to local citizens.  The organization also provides coordinating and planning services in its communities, serving as a bridge between agencies and organizations and investing in the stability and quality of the service network. 

The Community Chest's Board of Managers is comprised of community leaders dedicated to improving the lives of neighbors in need.  People interested in being considered for board membership may contact.

For further information about The Chest, visit www.thecommunitychestebc.org/ or call 201-568-7474. Stay updated about the organization’s activities on Facebook and Twitter.