When: October 4th, 2018 from 8:30 to 2:00 PM

Where: Boulder Jewish Community Center at 6007 Oreg Ave.

RSVP Here: https://bit.ly/2NoRE6z

The 2018 Resilience Summit is a day of learning and knowledge building around resilience sponsored by Boulder County, Foothills United Way and other community partners. This year’s summit is focused on how we get and deliver resources in different cultural, organizational, and geographic environments. Please join us for the following activities:

8:30 to 9:00 Registration and Breakfast

9:00 to 9:50 Keynote Address

10:00 to 11:00 Session #1
Workshop: Diverse Models for Accessing Resources

  • Participants will learn from local practitioners about successful methods for connecting people to safety net resources; hear how methods differ between cultures and geographies across Boulder County; and understand how and why these methods have been successful.
  • Speakers include resource navigators from Sister Carmen, OUR Center, the Association for Community Living, and EFAA’s Mountain Resource Liaison.


Workshop: Engaging and Communicating Across Divides

  • Participants will increase skills in communicating with diverse communities by reaching across geographic, linguistic, and other divides.
  • Speakers include communication experts from the Sheriff’s Office, the City of Longmont, and the Peak to Peak Housing and Human Services Alliance.

11:00-11:45 Idea Lab

  • During this session we’ll be running small consulting groups to discuss any issues you’re having, tasks you need advice on, or resources that you’re looking for. So far we have Digital Tools and Tech, Meeting Facilitation, and Organizational Capacity Building. Give us a holler if you’d like a different topic included or you would like to offer your expertise on something!

11:45 to 12:30 Networking and Lunch (provided free to you!)

12:30 to 1:00 Community Lightning Talks

1:00 to 2:00 Session #2

Workshop: Introduction to Cultural Responsiveness

  • Participants will leave with tools to assess their own organization for where it lies on the cultural competency spectrum and suggested strategies and resources for building competency skills.
  • This workshop will be facilitated by Creative Strategies for Change. It will be highly interactive and is designed to introduce participants to cultural responsiveness, build skills and tools to address the topic, and explore the connections between culture, institutions, and individual response.


Workshop: Best Practices for Identifying and Working with Cultural Brokers

  • Participants will learn about existing cultural brokers in Boulder County and discuss best practices on how to develop and support cultural brokers, including writing job descriptions, recognizing soft skills, and cultivating leaders from within.
  • This workshop will be facilitated by Guillermo Estrada-Rivera, the Cross-Cultural Network Designer at Foothills United Way.