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MCA Webinar on Creating A Value Proposition in Hiring and Retention

MCA will host an hour long, free webinar for staff involved or interested in hiring decisions and human resources management on Wednesday, November 7, at 10:00 a.m. ET.

The webinar will be led by Suzanne Lynn of SGL Consulting, who conducted a live training on the topic recently for the Michigan Nonprofit Association conference. Here’s is Suzanne’s description of the content:

People are your greatest asset, but finding them and keeping them can be challenging in the non-profit sector. It’s a competitive space that’s made even more challenging by the fact that employees are more likely than ever to make several job moves in their lifetimes. This workshop will take your talent practice to the next level by understanding and learning how to apply best practices for recruiting, selecting, and retaining great staff members. We will focus on how to identify the unique characteristics, values, and benefits of an organization and utilize that "value proposition" as a recruitment tool. Additionally, the session will talk very tactically about a strong recruitment and selection process, including how to track recruitment data, ensure that candidates have a positive experience throughout the process, how to attract diverse candidates, and what a strong hiring process looks like.
Finally, this session will focus on how to best retain staff members.

Session Objectives
To understand…
• The best practices for recruiting strong talent
• The key elements of a strong hiring process
• Why people leave and how you can keep them within your organization

To register for the webinar, please click the following link:

Summer Conference Planning Meeting

Last year we had great success in outlining the breakout session topics and speakers for the summer conference by hosting a planning meeting in November 2017. We’d like to try again this year and are requesting participants to sign up for the planning session for the 2019 Summer Conference to be held July July 23-25 at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, MI.

The session will be held on November 13 from 1-4:00 at the MCA office in Okemos. If you are a part of the Community Action network in Michigan and would like to take part in this planning session, please RSVP to Nicole Caroen at [email protected]. We hope to get 30-40 people involved in the process.

Senior Home Care Support Plummeting

According to a State of Michigan report, the availability of family-supported in home care for seniors is at dangerously low levels and will decrease by 42% by 2030. See the report here.

MCA is Hosting a Free Webinar

Building on the positive response to our summer conference breakout session on Person-Centered Language and Inclusion, MCA will host a free webinar on September 25 at 2:30 ET to help CAA staff learn more about respectfully communicating with co-workers and clients who are part of the LGBTQ community. Our presenter will be Sarah Garcia-Linz, who is a higher education professional, currently serving Lansing Community College as a Manager of the Academic Success Coach team. She earned her MA from Michigan State University in Student Affairs Administration with a concentration in Diversity in Higher Education. Additionally she is a certified Safe Zone Trainer through the Out Alliance in Rochester, NY and offers training to faculty and staff on campus. She became interested and active with LGBTQ+ issues as an undergraduate at Beloit College in Wisconsin and is passionate about making spaces more inclusive and accepting of all types of diversity.

To register for this important webinar, please click on this link: