Virtual Workshops for Nonprofits

The Community Foundation is providing virtual workshops for local nonprofits to gather online and learn from one another as well as industry experts about ways to maximize their efforts and strengthen their work. These are FREE live virtual workshops where:

  • You can sign up for one or all available sessions by yourself or with your team;
  • you’ll participate in peer learning exercises with practical application; and
  • you’ll gain knowledge in-house from guest expert facilitators.

Look below for our current offerings!

Virtual Workshop Series for Nonprofits

Next Workshop: November 30th: 9-10:30

Title: Professional Development & Succession Planning Across Your Organization

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As the workforce landscape evolves, professional development and succession planning are critical in ensuring organizations’ sustained growth and effectiveness. New York’s Workforce Development Association, the New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP), works to bring together the workforce development sector, economic development sector, and all with a vested interest in community development and success.

This training is designed to equip organizations with the knowledge, tools, and strategies necessary to foster a culture of continuous growth and development while ensuring seamless transitions. This training empowers HR teams, leaders, and executives to proactively elevate talent, identify high-potential employees, and create effective succession plans.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding Workforce Development
  • Succession Planning
  • Developing Leaders and Key Talent
  • About the Presenter:

About the Presenter:

Joelle Monaco (she/her) is passionate about educating others from a People First Principle; an organization’s employees are their most valuable asset — each with their own experiences, assets, and purpose. Joelle’s expertise expands over thirteen years in organizational development with over eight years in the mental health field.

Joelle is the Director of LevelUp Professional Development and Training for the New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP). Joelle has extensive experience in assessment, planning, directing, and training enhancements for people and organizational success, working with more than 1,500 individuals annually through creative sessions, training and development, and consulting. These experiences have provided Joelle with professional opportunities to build the skills and abilities required to lead teams and empower individuals to achieve professional and organizational goals while fostering a people-first approach.

Joelle is a lecturer for SUNY Albany’s Professional Adult & Continuing Knowledge department and has been a trainer for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing for over seven years. Additionally, Joelle sits on the board of directors for the New York State Public Health Association. When Joelle isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring new restaurants and shops, and meeting new people!


Past Workshop Recordings & Slides



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