Poverty Institute

The Poverty Institute is a hands on two-day conference for educators, health, justice, social service professionals, and community members who want to better understand poverty and to gain tools for making a difference.

Participants will:

  • Learn to communicate more effectively with those living in poverty (e.g., bridging print and oral cultures).
  • Use role play, activities, modeling and dialogue to understand and practice the core concepts.
  • Come away with concrete strategies and materials that you can use right away to make a difference.

Price: $285.00 per person

Amarillo, TX November 27-28, 2018 Agenda
Portland, OR December 10-11, 2018 Agenda
Atlanta, GA January 14-15, 2019 Agenda

Coaching Institute

The Poverty Coaching Institute prepares participants to serve as poverty coaches for their organizations. A Communication Across Barriers poverty coach is trained to conduct workshops for breaking poverty barriers and improving communication and relationships for in-house staff. Coaches serve as on-site experts for educating colleagues, providing leadership for breaking poverty barriers, and developing system wide approaches for improving outcomes for families who live in the war zone of poverty. Poverty coaches will also be trained to conduct Poverty Competency Assessments and assist their organization in developing and implementing customized action plans with measurable results.

Price: $695.00 per person

Amarillo, TX November 29-30, 2018 Agenda
Portland, OR December 12-13, 2018 Agenda
Atlanta, GA January 16-17, 2018 Agenda

The Poverty Institutes can be taking for college credit or CEUs (Continuing Education). Credits are processed by Portland State University. Most institute locations run from 9am-4pm. Both institutes are worth 10 hours of seat time each and worth "1" credit each.

NOTE: Coaching Institute participants must have completed a two­-day Poverty Institute.