Nonprofit Workshop Series

Nonprofit organizations are the lifeblood of Arkansas's communities. We want to continue to support you the way that you support others by providing a series of nonprofit workshops designed to help your organization flourish and continue its good work. Have questions, contact us 501.450.3118.

Citizens Academy

The UCA Citizens Academy is a 13-week program emphasizing civic engagement at the local and regional level. Meeting one evening per week during the 2019 fall semester, sessions include presentations on many of the units and services of local and regional government with special attention on how citizens can become more involved. Unlike many other citizen academies, the UCA Citizens Academy addresses a wide array of issues. Space is limited and applications will be accepted on a competitive basis. Apply today! Questions? Contact Dr. Clay Arnold at (501) 450-3412 or carnold@uca.edu.

Regular Fee: $50

Tues, September 3 - December 3

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: UCA Campus

Instructor: Various

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For-profit / Nonprofit Collaborations through Service Learning & Social Entrepreneurship

Did you know that for-profits and nonprofits can collaborate for social causes? Did you know there’s profit for your passions as you make a difference in the lives of others? As you develop your service learning objectives for positive societal change, learn actual funding strategies that can effectively aid with 1) community engagement 2) sustainability for nonprofits and for-profits, and 3) generate certain economic growth for viable municipal initiatives.

Regular Fee: FREE

Thurs, September 26 - September 26

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Workshop is part of the UCA & Hendrix Community Partner Summit

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Productive Conflict for Organizations and Communities: Critical Thinking and Listening in Conversation about Poverty

This workshop teaches participants how to communicate effectively, listen critically, and, most importantly, create space for disagreement. Community and organizational leaders who embrace disagreement and regard differences of opinion as opportunities for growth and increased understanding will find their teams more resilient and prepared to meet challenges head-on. We will examine productive conflict in the context of conversations about poverty—an issue facing our community and at the center of many organizational missions. Participants will learn to think about this pressing social issue in new and complex ways. Using productive conflict, participants will consider methods of combating poverty that differ from those they have embraced previously; they will explore diverse perspectives and learn the value of weighing the advantages and disadvantages of various proposals. As participants truly engage, listen to, and learn from one another, they will come away with a more nuanced understanding of the issue at hand. They will also take away a flexible, repeatable process for engaging in productive conflict that they can use in their professional and personal lives.

Regular Fee: FREE

Mon, October 14 - October 14

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Connecting increases your influence in every situation. Learn how to identify with people and relate to others in a way that increases your influence with them. To be a successful leader, you need to learn to communicate in a way that connects with others. If you can connect with others—one-on-one, in groups, and with an audience—your sense of community improves, your ability to create teamwork increases, and your influence skyrockets. People who connect with others have better relationships, experience less conflict, and get more things done than those who cannot connect. Leaders who have learned the art of connection are able to communicate their ideas persuasively, establishing buy-in and attracting followers.

Regular Fee: FREE

Wed, February 5 - February 5

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Fredierick Smith

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Effective Time Prioritization

Nonprofit leaders have to wear many hats; this workshop teaches the skills necessary to improve time management, prioritization and organization of tasks, better workflow, and increase productivity.

Regular Fee: FREE

Wed, November 13 - November 13

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: UCA Downtown

Instructor: Sharon Lanier

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