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This summer, The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center hosted a summer “lunch and learn” series to provide professional development and self-care opportunities for the roughly 200 staff who work on the campus. The plan is to build the series into an annual campus program for Florida’s long, hot summers when the population recedes along with local traffic.

Broken down between self-care related topics on Wellness Wednesdays and professional development topics on Thirsty for Learning Thursdays, the Center hosted a total of six workshops between May and July.

Wellness Wednesdays included Mental Health & Self-Care, Sugar Detox, and Gentle Yoga & Movement. These workshops were partially funded through a mini-grant to focus on self-care from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

Bethany Reul leads her Sugar Detox workshop, part of the self-care Summer Series: Wellness Wednesdays

Thirsty for Learning Thursdays included a two-part marketing workshop on differentiating our brands and a collaboration workshop to help us open up conversations between our organizations and find out how we can help each other.

Dr. Kameron Hodgens, Executive Director and CEO of Glasser/Schoenbaum has spent much of her four-year tenure focusing on campus relations and ways in which the Center can be more of a convener and resource for its tenant partners. “As a campus housing 20 nonprofits, our responsibility to maximize its impact goes beyond subsidizing quality office space. We want to provide resources that may not always be available and convenient to the staff on our campus as a value-added benefit. It’s easy to say that professional development and self-care are important, but unless it’s free and convenient, chances are that very few of us make it a priority.”

As the summer ends, Glasser/Schoenbaum is taking the series’ momentum to begin a new monthly program called Glasser Passports. This new series will respond to tenant partners’ stated interest in learning more about the neighbors right next door to them on the Campus of Caring.

Full 2019 Summer Series Schedule:

  • 5/8/19 Wellness Wednesday - Mental Health & Self-Care with Richard Segall, licensed clinical social worker
  • 5/23/19 Thirsty for Learning Thursday - Is There Any Difference Between Your Organization and Its Competitors? With Dan Austin, Founder/President of Perspective Communications
  • 6/20/19 Thirsty for Learning Thursday - People Love Good Stories and Experiences. Are Yours Memorable? With Dan Austin, Founder/President of Perspective Communications
  • 6/26/19 Wellness Wednesday - How & Why To Do A Sugar Detox, with Bethany Reul, B Powerful Personal Training
  • 7/18/19 Thirsty for Learning Thursday - Treasures In Our Own Backyard: More Miracles on 17th Street, with Karen Eber Davis, author of 7 Nonprofit Income Streams and Let's Raise Nonprofit Millions Together
  • 7/24/19 Wellness Wednesday - Gentle Yoga & Movement, with Claudia Baeza, Owner of Pineapple Yoga Studio
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The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center empowers non-profits to closely network with other agencies and create synergistic energy towards the life changing opportunities we all want for our clients and those in our community.

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Chris Johnson Chief Executive Officer Suncoast Partnership to End Homelessness
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Real estate is one of the greatest costs in a business budget. Our partnership with the Glasser Schoenbaum Human Services Center allows more money to go towards our mission. And what better place to house our office than on a campus with nineteen other outreach agencies.

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Janet Kahn Executive Director Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County
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We are a small and young organization and having the ability to network and partner with other community organizations is key to the quality and impact of our work. In addition to the affordable space that The Glasser/Schoenbaum Human Services Center provides to all of us, it inspires us to use this collaborative model as we work to empower our students and their families.

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