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Upcoming series of webinars hosted by BCC

Upcoming webinars scheduled

Berkshire Community College's Division of Business and Outreach are hosting a series of webinars for free for people interested in learning more about COVID-19 and how to support children and families with local experts or on how to stay engaged in volunteering in the Berkshires with partners like Berkshire United Way, 18 Degrees and Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity.

 Register below for a series of upcoming webinars:
  • Thursday, May 14, 2020, 11:00 am: COVID-19: Supporting Families and Children 

     

    Berkshire Community College presents a webinar-based panel discussion with guest speaker Dr. Stephen Cozza and Berkshire County practitioners who work directly with children and families. Webinar participants will hear about how crisis affects the well-being of children and families. The panel will discuss resources and services available in Berkshire County as COVID-19 pandemic impacts on our community.

    Stephen J. Cozza, MD is Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University where he serves as Associate Director, Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress. Dr. Cozza's professional interests have been in the areas of clinical and community response to trauma and the impact of deployment and combat injury, illness and death on military service members, their families and their children. He was instrumental in organizing and executing the initial mental health response to the September 11th, 2001 attack on the Pentagon. Dr. Cozza serves as a scientific advisor to several national organizations that focus on the needs of military children and families.

    Berkshire County panelists include:

    • Kari Dupuis, PhD, Associate Professor of Human Services at Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield MA
    • Ann Monti, Healthy Families, Child Care of the Berkshires, North Adams, MA
    • Cynthia Segui, LICSW, Family Support Coordinator, Community Health Programs Family Services, Great Barrington, MA
    • Moderator: Elena V. Nuciforo, PhD; Director of Workforce Development: Health Care, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA

    The panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer session with the panel participants. Please e-mail your questions in advance to Heather Seely at hseely@berkshirecc.edu. You will also have an opportunity to ask your question using a chat option during the webinar.
    Please follow the link below to register for the panel.

    Zoom Webinar Registration - BCC COVID-19 Supporting Families

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 3:00 pm: Volunteering 101

    “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Join Sarah Offenbach, Coordinator of BCC’s Office of Career Development, as she explores the value and benefits of volunteerism. Learn to navigate the volunteer site search process, strategies to find the right fit. Uncover the models of volunteering, from on-site to off-site, and temporary to long-term. Discover how volunteering can enhance your personal growth and career exploration. Find out why employers are so impressed by community engagement, and how to highlight it in resumes, cover letters and interviews. Whether you have volunteered for decades, or just starting your volunteer journey, you will leave this presentation understanding the deep personal and professional impact of your service. This is a speaker presentation with an opportunity to ask questions.

    Please register at the link: Volunteering 101 Registration

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm: Joy of Volunteering

    “If you become a helper of hearts, springs of wisdom will flow from your heart.” – Rumi

    Join BCC staff, faculty, students, and area residents as they discuss their volunteering experiences in the Berkshires and beyond. This virtual roundtable encourages all to share their joys and challenges of volunteering. This is a roundtable chat with an opportunity to ask questions.

    Please register at the link: Joy of Volunteering Registration

  • Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm: Engaging and Managing Volunteers

    “If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever.” — Kofi Annan

    Connect with volunteer coordinators from Berkshire County-based non-profits as they discuss best practices in their respective fields. Panelists share ways to work with volunteers of various competencies, and how to leverage their available time with the needs of their organizations. Panelists include Brenda Petell, Director of Volunteer Engagement at Berkshire United Way, Erin Sullivan, Vice President of Community and Donor Relations at 18 Degrees, and Carolyn Valli, Executive Director of Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. This is a webinar-based panel discussion where participants will be able to ask questions through a chat feature.

    Please register at the link: Engaging and Managing Volunteers Registration

 

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Contact Us

Heather Seely
Administrative Assistant - Business and Outreach
hseely@berkshirecc.edu 
413-236-2115