DEC 03

Building Inclusive Communities: Neighborhoods to Nations


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  03 Dec 2015 through 04 Dec 2015


  Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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  School for Global Inclusion and Social Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston


  Education / Legal / Other > Social-Work

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The Building Inclusive Communities conference, hosted by UMass Boston's School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, brings together leaders across industries and disciplines to foster new strategies for increased inclusion. Our attendees and presenters are policymakers, educators, faith leaders, and entrepreneurs–as well as self-advocates who are making inclusion a reality in underserved populations. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN - How the struggle of exclusion and opportunity for inclusion are shaped by poverty, education, employment, and health and wellness. - Ways to foster an environment of inclusion in your organization, and to extend that into your community. - Strategies to maximize outcomes while understaffed and underfunded, while simultaneously growing and improving leadership. - Innovative techniques for networking with community leaders and corporations, improving the delivery of your mission and vision, and developing diverse and sustainable funding streams. WHY SHOULD YOU GO At the BIC conference, we'll challenge you to look at issues of social inclusion and exclusion in a transdisciplinary way. It's a rare chance to see your field from the perspectives of those with different backgrounds, but shared values. You'll use this inclusive lens to increase your understanding of excluded populations, and to bring back new ideas to inform your own work. People with such diverse viewpoints don't normally come to the same table, and that's why we created this conference. This is a forum where challenges can be discussed, similarities discovered and exchanged, and from this, ideas and solutions fostered. CONFERENCE THEMES Education - Explore a school's role in relation to topics including poverty, family origins, risk aversion, bullying, and student retention. - Help students cope with (and grow stronger from) instances of failure, while seeing it as a tool for school and life. - Meet others who hold your same goals for change, share ideas, problem solve, discuss implementation, and create solutions that benefit all. - Use the latest research to make your classroom and school inclusive, help struggling students overcome the causes of exclusion, and learn the latest strategies and tools for effective transition from school to adult life. Health and Wellness - Learn about the struggle of exclusion and the opportunities for inclusion that exist through improved access to care. - Improve integration in your workplace to enhance the quality of service you provide within your community. - Provide stronger service in mental, emotional, and physical health along with overall wellness. - Find a balance between patient outcomes and funding limitations. - Use research to improve quality of care and results. Research - Discover transdisciplinary research methods to address complex issues. - Tackle inequities across populations and cultures. Funding - Gain insight into securing funding and developing diverse resource streams. - Use sustainable and ethical approaches to help your organization thrive. Economic Opportunity - Provide excluded groups with control of resources and self-determination to improve quality of life. - Strengthen vulnerable groups’ participation in decision making. - Hear from traditionally excluded populations to learn how communities can be designed and coordinated to be more accessible to everyone.

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19 October 2015
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