Upcoming events

    • 28 Oct 2021
    • 23 Dec 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom Virtual Call

    IAC Members are invited to a virtual coffee break on the last Thursday of every month from 2-3pm

    What is a virtual Coffee Break?

    Just how it sounds, grab your favorite cool or hot beverage and join us virtually on Zoom for the opportunity to check in with ourselves as well our IAC family, and hear about important updates and news from IAC. This is an informal time to connect as IAC members.

    Please note that if you register, we will automatically add you to the standing calendar invitation. This means your email will be visible to other participants. If you do not want to be included in the calendar invitation for privacy reasons, please register but notify admin@iac.bm.

    This is event is for members only

    • 29 Nov 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Virtual

    IAC's Virtual Convening of Human Service Providers will provide human service professionals with an opportunity to come together to

    • increase our collective understanding of who is currently doing what across the social sector landscape, and 
    • build a more holistic understanding across the sector of the nature of the issues currently facing the community 

    This forum will allow you to share with the group any changes to the services your agency or department is currently providing and what trends you and your colleagues are seeing with your clients and the community.

    We encourage government, private and nonprofit/third sector partners to participate

    • 21 Jan 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom - Virtual

    The Multicultural Competence and the LGBTQ+ Client: Are We Ready? workshop will seek to provide social sector professionals with an opportunity to explorediscuss, and strengthen their multicultural competence, as well as increase their awareness of the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ community. The objective is to improve the effectiveness of service providers when working with members of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer + (LGBTQ+) communities and their families.

    Date/Time: Friday January 21st 9am-4pm

    Cost: $125 per person (IAC Bursaries available for IAC Members)

    Trainer: Letitia R. Washington, B.A., M.A

    Workshop Detail
    The topic of multiculturalism and the LGBTQ+ community is important since we are seeing a rapid shift in the landscape of our schools and the wider community. Now, more than ever, young people and adults are proud to identify as LGBTQ+ and it is incumbent upon helping services and professionals to understand the factors which contribute to their emotional health and mental health wellbeing. The identification of gaps in services, as well as ways in which we, as professionals and clinicians, can increase our effectiveness are important points of consideration. This workshop will alert participants to what the research suggests regarding the specific emotional and mental health consideration for LGBTQ+ persons, ways in which we can support them and their families and more.

    The workshop will cover:

    • A relevant discussion of the clinical research related to this population.
    • Discussion of the unique emotional and mental health needs of LGBTQ+ persons.
    • Understanding the sexual identity process.
    • Understanding the definition, importance, and scope of multicultural competence.
    • Consideration of the 4 Quadrants of Multicultural Competence.
    • An exploration of personal attitudes, beliefs, and biases (transference and countertransference).
    • Identification of the terms associated with the LGBTQQIP2SAA (and more) acronym.
    •  Discussion, development, and application of basic active listening skills.

    The 6-hour workshop aims to:

    • To increase knowledge about the complex components of gender and sexuality
    • To support providers examining their own assumptions and potential biases concerning LGBTQ+ people
    • To increase awareness of the impact social, cultural, and generational factors can have on the physical and mental wellbeing of members of the LGBTQ+ community
    • To increase the cultural competency of providers when engaging with members of the LGBTQ+ community
    • To increase the ability for providers to support the process of sexual and gender identity development.
    To increase the ability of providers to support the families of LGBTQ+ people

Past events

23 Nov 2021 Introduction to Nonprofit Management Certificate 2022 Information Session
17 Nov 2021 Discussion on Child Experiences within Bermuda Court Settings with Litigation Guardian Advisors
17 Nov 2021 Nonprofit Sector Wide Virtual Townhall
19 Oct 2021 Donor Engagement Webinar
14 Oct 2021 All About the Money: the Board’s role in fundraising and financial management (Part Three Only)
22 Sep 2021 Top 5 Tips for Social Media Marketing on Low Budgets
16 Sep 2021 The Best Practice Board: what good governance looks like in practice (Part Two Only)
15 Sep 2021 The Design and Facilitation of Inclusive Online Meetings
15 Jul 2021 Get On Board: Roles and Responsibilities (Part one Only)
8 Jul 2021 Understanding KPIs: how to develop, track and report on key performance indicators
26 May 2021 Creating and Implementing a Diversified Fund Development Plan
20 May 2021 Virtual Project Management Tips and Tools
19 May 2021 Programme Design, Programme Evaluation, and Outcomes Measurement Workshop for Educational Nonprofits
5 May 2021 Collective Impact
15 Apr 2021 IAC Webinar: Managing Virtual Meetings Effectively
8 Apr 2021 IAC Microsoft Teams Webinar
31 Mar 2021 Healing Centered Engagement Certification
25 Feb 2021 IAC Coffee Break
4 Feb 2021 Developing Emotional Intelligence and Compassionate Leadership in Human Services
3 Dec 2020 IAC Member's Webinar: Addiction and Substance Abuse: What to do when clients are addicted
2 Dec 2020 IAC Members' Coffee Break
19 Nov 2020 Compassionate Care Virtual Conference
18 Nov 2020 Pre-Conference Webinar: ACES and Trauma Informed Care
29 Oct 2020 IAC Member's Webinar: Programme Design, Evaluation and Data Collection: tips and examples from the local context
3 Sep 2020 Abuse in the Home: supporting children and families experiencing abuse in the home
6 Aug 2020 Advocacy 101 Certificate Course Info Session
1 Jul 2020 Third Sector Forum: Raising Your Voice - Collective Action Post-Covid 19
24 Jun 2020 IAC Virtual Convening of Human Service Providers
3 Jun 2020 Creative Fundraising Successes
2 Jun 2020 ACES & Childhood Trauma Webinar
27 May 2020 IAC Convening of Trainers For Human Service Professional Development
26 May 2020 Growth Mindset and Resilience in Human Services
22 May 2020 Mindfulness 101 For Human Service Providers
21 May 2020 Assessing Social Need: An Introduction to Needs Assessment Tools
20 May 2020 Zoom 101
19 May 2020 PIPA Act Compliance in Remote Work
14 May 2020 Webinar: Responding to Crisis: Pivoting To Stay Relevant
7 May 2020 Webinar: Stress, Secondary Trauma and Self-Care for Helping Professionals
5 May 2020 Webinar: Supporting Staff during a Crisis: What Managers Can Do?
30 Apr 2020 Webinar: How are you doing? Responding to crisis and grief from a psycho-social first aid perspective
28 Apr 2020 Webinar - Moving To An Online Service NOW FULLY BOOKED
8 Apr 2020 POSTPONED - DATE TBC Convening of Local Trainers!
31 Mar 2020 POSTPONED - DATE TBC Programme Design 1: Needs Assessment Tools and Implementation