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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    April 6

    Who Holds the Key to Learning Outcomes?

    They have been working on health for all, no poverty, and more equality for many years. Despite some progress, they need to do much more to create a more equitable society and a sustainable planet.

    The cause is an economic system that generates inequality and resists change. The solution is a system where the people who experience this system’s consequences can hold those who cause those consequences to account.

    This would mean change the economic system, legislation, governance, management, and practices.

    So, how can they scale their efforts?

    1) What are the systemic changes they should be supporting?
    2) At the same time, what could they do in the organizations where they work to create this accountability?
    3) What would this look like in practice, focusing on insights to generate options to increase their impact, seeking to optimize their net impact

    They are honored to welcome Jeremy Nicholls for an insightful conversation.


    Jeremy Nicholls, One of the founders of Social Value International,
    Ambassador to the Capitals Coalition, and
    Advisor to the Impact Management Project, Keystone Accountability

    Time: 9:00 AM PT / 6:00 AM EST

  • Virtual - -30 Days
    April 6

    Get Unstuck: A Shift In Corporate Partnerships Solutions For The New Age Of Social Impact

    A year ago, the shift began to hit the proverbial fan as the world experienced a global pandemic. Every industry, including the CSR and nonprofit industries, was forced to quickly accommodate a barrage of changes.

    Many CSR and nonprofit leaders have taken this opportunity to rethink and test new, safe ways of partnering together, expediting new community-based activations, and becoming biased towards action.

    How are CSR teams navigating this newish normal and what exciting trends are on the horizons in the social impact space? To help answer this question, this FREE April webinar will feature an all-star lineup of CSR leaders from top organizations: Carley Stephens, Manager of Community Affairs, Gas South, Jamila Cowan-Wideman, Director of Global Employee Empowerment, Dell Technologies and Michele Egan, Vice President, For Momentum.

    You will learn how each company used the last year to quickly evaluate, prioritize, and execute innovative strategies with employees and their nonprofit partners. You’ll hear how they created agile teams to address new world concerns to successfully navigate the new norm.

    No longer forced (or truly able) to do things the way they always did, these experienced practitioners will share more about the specific tools and strategies they deployed. Come ready to learn how your organization can similarly capitalize on the coming shift!

    You will learn:

    • How to evaluate, prioritize, and execute innovative strategies with employees and their nonprofit partners
    • New data to help level-set partner expectations
    • Employee engagement strategies to use virtually
    • Fresh activation ideas for your own cause campaigns

    Time: 1:30 PM ET

  • Virtual - 1 Day
    April 6

    Safe Spaces: Self-Care and Resiliency During COVID-19

    In the past year since COVID‑19 emerged, much has been learned about the impacts of the disease. The mental well‑being of healthcare providers is being impacted every day and there are few resources that are facilitating safe spaces for the emotional health of those charged with caring for the most at risk in our community. This program will focus on the self‑care and resiliency of healthcare providers during the COVID‑19 pandemic.

    Learning Objectives
    • Describe self-care
    • Explain the importance of self-care for healthcare professionals during the pandemic
    • Discuss the impact of secondary traumatic stress on a healthcare professional’s physical and mental health during the pandemic
    • Use self-care strategies and tools to protect and promote well-being and resilience during the pandemic
    • Demonstrate how to have difficult discussions about health care planning and end of life with those affected by COVID 19
    • Use self-care strategies to deal with the loss, grief, and bereavement of a patient, colleague or loved one due to COVID 19


    Maria Sirois, PsyD

    Maria is a master teacher, facilitator and author. She is devoted to the science of well-being and the art of crafting a life and a work that embodies health, passion and success. As a positive psychologist (Psy.D.) and consultant, she focuses on the resilience of the human spirit particularly when under chronic stress, during significant transitions or changes, and/or feeling the shock of wholesale change. Known for her wisdom, authenticity and humor, Maria brings a depth of experience in leadership development and stress management for corporate and non‐profit professionals alike. Her work in the psychology, legal, human service, financial, technology and educational sectors focuses on building capacity and engagement around chronic stressors such as conflicting goals, difficult conversations, unrealistic expectations and moments of failure — using such moments to leverage sustained positive shifts in perspective and ability. Maria is the author of two books: A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (and Other Dark, Difficult Times) and Every Day Counts (Lessons in Love, Faith in Resilience From Children Facing Illness).

    Pre-Registration Required

    Registration Fee – FREE
    Continuing Education Fee – $45
    Psychology Continuing Education Fee – $95

    Continuing Education

    Berkshire AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5585. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Berkshire AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

    Berkshire AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Berkshire AHEC is recognized as an approved provider by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Nursing Home Administrators to offer continuing education credits for nursing home administrators. Provider NH-09015-002. 1.8 Contact Hours

    CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For questions about enrolling in CE or receiving your Certificate of Attendance, visit or call 413-842-5160. For other questions about CE contact David Lukoff, PhD at​.

    Application for social work continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at 413-842-5160 for the status of social work CE accreditation.

    This course has been approved by Berkshire AHEC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.5 CE. NAADAC Provider #103559, Berkshire AHEC is responsible for all aspects of its programing.

    This activity has been certified by NEAFAST on behalf of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health & Human Services Professions, for LMFT professional continuing education. Certification #PC-041073.

    Successful Completion Requirements for Continuing Education Credits

    Participants must sign-in and out, attend the entire program, and complete a program evaluation to receive continuing education credits. Certificates will be distributed to participants after the program.

    Special Requests

    If you are hearing impaired, or are a person who is differently abled who requires accommodations, please contact Berkshire AHEC 15 days prior to the training.


    Berkshire AHEC reserves the right to cancel a program due to low registration, speaker cancellation, or other uncontrollable circumstances. Notice of cancellation will be provided to registrants by phone, email, and on the website.


    A refund of the continuing education fee, minus a $5 processing charge, is only available up until two weeks prior to a program.

    Disclosure Policy

    It is the policy of Berkshire AHEC to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individually and jointly sponsored programs. All planners and faculty participating in Berkshire AHEC programs are expected to disclose any conflicts of interest that they or their spouse/partner may have that has a direct bearing on the content of the continuing education program.

    Grievance Procedure

    It is the policy of Berkshire AHEC to provide a complaint resolution procedure that is timely and responsive to consumers of our services. Individuals wishing to register a grievance should contact the Center Director of Berkshire AHEC at 413-842-5160.

    Time: 4:30 – 6:00 PM

    Coronavirus, Webinar
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