INSTITUTE FOR NONPROFIT PRACTICE

Ivy Child International is honored to build on our growing partnership with The Institute for Nonprofit Practice by welcoming another group of inspiring Community Fellows in 2022.

The Institute for Nonprofit Practice was founded in Boston in 2007 by Barry Dym, Ph.D. During his career as a nonprofit founder, consultant, and coach, he observed and sought to address several critical issues threatening the effectiveness of the nonprofit sector:

  • Under-investment in leadership development.
  • A succession crisis triggered by the retirement of the baby boomers.
  • The need for more diverse leadership that reflects communities served.

Ivy Child International’s Founder & CEO, Rose Felix Cratsley, will be leading ‘Best Practices in Self & Community Care‘. This training will provide students with the opportunity to learn and inform practice of self and community care, including:

  • Cultivating personal well-being, using practices for developing presence, resilience, equanimity and joy.
  • Learning trauma-informed, evidence-based tools.
  • Understanding and more skillfully working with stress and trauma in ourselves and our communities.
  • Opening and holding an equity and inclusion lens by integrating culturally responsive practices.
  • Developing a customized personal contemplative practice action plan.

January 2022

3:00-5:00 pm ET

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PEN America – Wellness Wednesdays

PEN AMERICA sessions are for about 10-20 participants, employees, and college interns. A mix of races and gender identities who are very sensitive to the needs of others.

The sessions are to promote overall wellness and self-care. The sessions include wellness and self-care topics in breathing, stretching, and guided meditation.

September 2021 – December 2021

About PEN America

PEN America stands at the intersection of literature and human rights to protect free expression in the United States and worldwide. We champion the freedom to write, recognizing the power of the word to transform the world. Our mission is to unite writers and their allies to celebrate creative expression and defend the liberties that make it possible.

Founded in 1922, PEN America is the largest of the more than 100 centers worldwide that make up the PEN International network. PEN America works to ensure that people everywhere have the freedom to create literature, to convey information and ideas, to express their views, and to access the views, ideas, and literatures of others. Our strength is our Membership—a nationwide community of more than 7,500 novelists, journalists, nonfiction writers, editors, poets, essayists, playwrights, publishers, translators, agents, and other writing professionals, as well as devoted readers and supporters who join with them to carry out PEN America’s mission. Learn More

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Wellness Initiative with SalesLabX

Considering that a healthy workforce is a productive workforce, it is important to establish a culture that encourages wellness and promotes self-care among employees. This will help boost well-being, stress management, and improve job satisfaction.

According to a study conducted by the Harvard Business Review, it shows that 79% of employees support the notion that wellness programs created a positive impact on them. Hence, wellness programs are important to form holistic development within every organization.

October 2021

This program will explore mindfulness as an effective tool to help staff cope and succeed in their work. It supports staff to have improved mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. They will learn how practicing mindfulness can enhance their productivity, focus, and preparedness at work, relationships, and daily life.

The program combines mindful activities (such as breathing exercises), guided meditation, guided movements and reflection time. Staff will learn mindful strategies and tools to:

  • Increase self-awareness and mental clarity
  • Relieve and manage stress and anxiety
  • Improve self-regulation
  • Identify helpful and positive thinking patterns
  • Enhance focus and awareness
  • Improve decision-making skills
  • Boost performance
  • Adopt sustainable and healthy habits

About SaleslabX

SalesLabX provides sales automation for startups & enterprise businesses. Based in Austin, Texas, SalesLabX is the leader in Pardot, Salesforce, and managed applications.

They are on a mission to democratize both the technology and the talent that drives automation. SalesLabX provides the framework that the world’s most progressive organizations leverage to automate and scale their message. Read More

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Mindfulness Initiative with Roxbury Latin School

This program explores mindfulness as an effective tool to help students cope and succeed as the complexities of social engagement, pressures of school/life, and distractions of technology play a significant role in their daily lives.

Students will learn how practicing mindfulness can enhance their productivity, focus, and preparedness in school, the arts, athletics, relationships, and daily life.

September – October 2021

The program combines mindful activities (such as breathing exercises), guided meditation and reflection time,group/partner work, and discussions. Students will learn mindful strategies and tools to:

  • Increase self-awareness
  • Relieve and manage stress and anxiety
  • Improve self-regulation
  • Identify helpful and positive thinking patterns
  • Enhance focus and awareness
  • Improve decision-making skills
  • Boost performance
  • Adopt sustainable and healthy habits

About Roxbury Latin School

Roxbury Latin School was founded in 1645, in the reign of King Charles I, by John Eliot. Modeled on the English grammar school, Younger boys studied preparatory subjects—reading, writing, and arithmetic—while older students moved on to Latin grammar, a prerequisite for entrance to Harvard, the Massachusetts Bay colony’s only college.

Each year, they seek to admit boys who would thrive in a challenging, rewarding, and supportive environment that emphasizes character development, academic excellence, and broad extracurricular involvement.

They actively strive for racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic diversity in their student body and admit boys of different backgrounds. The rich diversity—of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and ideas—makes for a more substantive and meaningful educational experience, for each student. Learn More

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