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January WSPN Education Session - Executive Functioning for Nonprofit Professionals

  • Thursday, January 19, 2023
  • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Virtual Panel


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Program Description:
Executive Skills 101: Putting you and your team in the "driver's seat" for success!

New Moms is committed to applying an Executive Skills approach that builds the foundation of healthy brain architecture and future success for families. They partner with young moms and their kids in an “Executive Skills Coaching” approach that puts moms in the driver’s seat as they construct the foundation for their family’s well-being.

Executive skills are the cognitive abilities that make it possible for people to set goals, regulate impulses, and complete the steps necessary to achieve their objectives. Examples of these skills include time management, emotional control, and organization.

Executive-skills coaching (ESC) puts participant-driven goal setting at the center of the coaching interaction. Participants gain an understanding of their executive skills profiles and use the coaching sessions to define goals and monitor progress.

The best way to learn about Executive Skills is to practice! Join WSPN for a special Executive Skills 101 virtual workshop tailored for YOU, our members, in partnership with New Moms. Knowing our own Executive Skills is the backbone of Executive Skills coaching within programs.

During this 2-hour, engaging and active session, you will join a group of learners to:

  • Identify your own Executive Skills profile – which skills are stronger and which you want to strengthen.
  • Learn about Executive Skills – what they are, how they develop and why they matter for you and for those in your programs.
  • Understand how Executive Skills help or hinder your progression to your goals and what you can do to set good-fit, Executive Skills-informed goals.

In 2016, with support from The Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Center for Applied Behavioral Science at MDRC, New Moms’ Job Training program piloted the Executive Skills-informed coaching practices. Since 2019, New Moms has trained over 150 human service professionals across 15+ organizations on this successful, customizable coaching method that works for a variety of populations and program structures.

About our Speakers:

Our workshop leaders:

Dana Emanuel (she/her) serves as New Moms' Director of Learning and Innovation, and since 2010 has held various leadership and direct coaching roles with New Moms' job training program and employment social enterprise, Bright Endeavors. Dana is very enthusiastic about applied brain and behavioral science in human services and loves sharing that interest with peer organizations through New Moms' training initiative, The Hub @ New Moms. She previously served as a Program Officer with LISC's national Family Income & Wealth-Building team. Dana earned a B.A. from Northwestern University and will graduate with a Master's degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2023.

Karlyn Boens is a Chicago, Illinois native who works as New Moms' Learning and Innovation Project Manager and through "The Hub @ New Moms" and enjoys introducing peer human service practitioners to 2Generational, Whole Family Executive Coaching. Karlyn holds a Master of Social Work with a focus in Planning and Administration from Chicago State University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from University of Chicago at Illinois.

8:30 - 8:45 a.m. - Networking and Introductions

8:45 – 10:00 a.m. Program and Q&A Session

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