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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Beyond the savings we experience, we are so grateful for the truly supportive environment both our clients and staff experience on the campus. The collegial nature of our organizations fosters a spirit of health and wellness.
As a small organization with a staff of two, employee safety was a big consideration when we were looking for office space. We did not want our employees to be in a place where they were alone. Being on the GSHSC campus has been great because there is a whole community of like-minded professionals.
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