South Central Region

The Leadership

2020 Area Workday Mother's Agenda

Time Name Description
Saturday, October 17, 2020
7:00 AM - 8:00 AMWARM UP: Namaste Stretch
Let’s join together to awaken our body and senses.  Yoga invites openness, patience, communication, and balance into your life and relationships.  Also, yoga helps break through physical and energetic blockages, boost cardiovascular strength, and dynamically enhance your range of motion.
Target Audience:  All Members
Guest Facilitators:  Kandice Doley & Kimberly Doley, Kindred Mind Body  Wellness
8:30 AM - 9:50 AMRECRUITMENT: General Assembly
Get ready to hear from our Regional and National Officers.  The general session will provide updates pertinent for all Jack and Jill members about the South Central Region and Jack and Jill of America, Inc.
Target Audience:  All Members
Facilitators:  Regional and National Leaders
The Road Map for Success: Re-boot, Re-align, Restore and Reign! An interactive session of both reminder and renewal in order to show up as our best selves to do the important work of Jack & Jill and with each other. Pamela Benson Owens, Professional and Life Coach, will teach us how to get the most of Jack and Jill and how to show up with intentionality for ALL children.  This session is for ALL MEMBERS.
Target Audience:  All Members
Guest Facilitator:  Pamela Benson Owens, President, Edge of Your Seat Consulting, Inc.
11:00 AM - 12:19 PMTRAINING CAMP: Learning Institute Sessions 
11:00 AM - 12:20 PMMembership Immersion
Become an engaged and informed member.  This workshop will provide an intense immersion in Jack and Jill.  This is the opportunity to grow in knowledge and become astute in matters such as chapter operations, governance, financial matters and protocol. 
Target Audience:  All Members
Facilitated by:  Regional Officers
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM Leadership Series
Are you a rising star in Jack and Jill Leadership?  This workshop will provide an advanced training opportunity in Jack and Jill leadership.  This class will build on future leadership training opportunities and will become prerequisites for Regional and National leadership academies. The workshop is for members interested in Jack and Jill Chapter, Region, or National leadership.
Target Audience:  Members Interested in Leadership
Facilitated by:  Regional Officers
11:00 AM - 12:20 PMNew Member 101
Welcome to Membership in Jack & Jill.  This is the opportunity to learn about the premier African American organization.  This workshop will review the structure and governance of the organization as well as the members' responsibilities.  You will find the keys to getting the most of your Jack & Jill experience.  The workshop is for new members.
Target Audience:  New Members Only
Facilitated by:  Regional Officers
12:30 PM - 1:49 PMBASIC TRAINING: Session I 
12:30 PM - 1:50 PMOur Service Matters
What are the elements of a winning foundation proposal?  Increase your skills and winning opportunities for a foundation grant.  Learn what what the evaluators are looking for and what winning grantees are doing. Join the conversation on how to position your chapter to become a foundation grant awardee.
Target Audience:  Chapter Foundation / Fundraising Chairs
Facilitated by:  Erica Gentry, MD Regional Member at Large
12:30 PM - 1:50 PMOur Sisterhood Matters
Sisterly relations describe the positive experience between Jack and Jill sisters that fosters and maintains sisterly bonds, effective communication and the management of conflicts, perceptions and emotions.  Sisterly relations are essential to effective chapter operations.  Forming sisterly connectedness helps to build lifelong relationships build on love, trust, respect and shared goals and interests.  This session will equip mothers with skills and technique to foster sisterly relations.
Target Audience:  All Members
Facilitated by:  Mellannise Henderson Love, Regional Sisterly Relations /Mediation Chair
12:30 PM - 1:50 PMOur Spirituality Matters
In current times, the role of the Chaplain has increased and is ever important.  Preparing inspiration with intention, purpose and focus helps to develop chapter members spiritually, personally and professionally.  In this session, topics will include the role of the chaplain, support to the Executive Board, being a servant leader in the chapter, and spiritual preparedness. 
Target Audience:  Chapter Chaplains
Facilitated by:  Lisa Gardner, Regional Chaplain
12:30 PM - 1:50 PMOur Messages Matters
Give your chapters the “SPOTLIGHT” it deserves.  In this session, Editors and Public Relations officers will learn best practices to highlight chapter news, publicize chapter events, get media coverage, craft stories and press releases.  Make sure your members and chapter are making the headlines!   
Target Audience:  Chapter Editors / Public Relations Chairs
Facilitated by:  ReShonda Tate Billingsley, Regional Editor
12:30 PM - 1:50 PMOur Technology Matters

This session will truly be a TECH TALK.  In a virtual world, our technology matters more than ever.  In this session the technology experts will discuss chapter best practices regarding technology tools and resources for virtual meeting platforms, chapter websites and much more.

Facilitatetd by:  Amber Slaughter, Regional Technology Chair

Target Audience:  Chapter Technology Chairs

12:30 PM - 1:50 PMOur Money Matters
Learn all the financial tools of the trade to become Five Star Financially Fit!  This workshop will review the functions and features of QuickBooks and Right Networks including standardized chart of accounts, invoicing, and monthly reporting requirements.  In addition, the workshop will focus the Five Star financial requirements and what financial officers need to do to get their chapter members Five Star ready.  This workshop is for financial officers.
Target Audience:  Chapter Treasurers/Financial Secretaries
Facilitated by:  LaKenya Collins, Regional Treasurer
12:30 PM - 1:50 PMOur Teens Matter (part 1)
The Lead Teen Sponsors (LTS) have many roles and responsibilities in our organization.  This workshop will provide members with insight on the roles and responsibilities of the Lead Teen Sponsor and their work throughout the program year and at regional conferences.  Topics include programming, financial and leadership modules, teen chapter meetings, foundation projects and more.
Target Audience:  Chapter Lead Teen Sponsors
Facilitated by:  Ilene Fraser & Dione Breckenridge, Regional Teen Advisors
12:30 PM - 1:50 PMOur Health Matters
Our health matters and as African American women, we must take it seriously.  From physical fitness to mental wellness, our bodies, minds and souls may need a tune up, from time to time.  Learn how to incorporate a holistic health approach and lifestyle.  This session will offer tips and resources to become “whole” mind, body and soul. 
Target Audience:  All Members
Facilitated by:  Alana Valentine, CEO, Your Noruished Soul
12:30 PM - 1:50 PMOur Voices Matters
Election 2020 is fast approaching!  We MUST ensure that our chapters, members and teens are ready!  Learn valuable tips and resources to get everyone engaged.  This session will discuss upcoming legislative priorities as well as the 2020-2022 national legislative initiatives.   
Target Audience:  Chapter Legislative Chairs
Facilitated by:  LaTonya Woodson, Immediate Past Legislative Chair
2:00 PM - 3:19 PMBASIC TRAINING: Session II 
2:00 PM - 3:20 PMOur Teens Matter (part 2)
Be the first to complete Chaperone Training for the 2021 South Central Regional Teen Conference in Houston!  The Regional Teen Advisors will review all the necessary guidelines and protocols required to be certified as a chaperone.  To receive certification, attendees will need to successfully pass the chaperone training quiz which will be issued at that end of the training.  This certification is good for TWO YEARS!  Who should attend?  All mothers and fathers who may have the privilege of chaperoning our beautiful, brown, brilliant teens at Teen Conference 2021!
Target Audience:  Chapter Lead Teen Sponsors
Facilitated by:  Ilene Fraser & Dione Breckenridge, Regional Teen Advisors
2:00 PM - 3:20 PMOur Children Matter
Now more than ever, children need resilience.  Resilience is the ability to bounce back from stress, adversity, failure, challenges, or even trauma. It's not something that kids either have or don't have; it's a skill that kids develop as they grow.  Learn how you can help develop and instill resilience in children.
Target Audience:  All Members
Facilitated by:  Demetrice Smith, CEO, Creeping Vines Online
2:00 PM - 3:20 PMOur Communication Matters
Managing communication and correspondence is essential.  In this session, chapter secretaries will understand the importance of their roles as the “master of communication”.  Learn best practices for all things related to communication – minutes, chapter contact databases, timely correspondence and other duties as assigned. 
Target Audience:  Chapter Recording Secretaries / Corresponding Secretaries
Facilitated by:  Vanessa LaFleur, Regional Secretary
2:00 PM - 3:20 PMOur Governance Matters
Learn how to operate within governance. This workshop will review Jack and Jill governing documents and templates, highlighting the accepted bylaw amendments that passed in 2020, along with the updated bylaws and policies/procedures templates.
Target Audience:  Chapter Parliamentarians / Bylaws Chairs
Facilitated by:  Tonya Tarpeh, Immediate Past National Bylaws Chair
2:00 PM - 3:20 PMOur Emotional Intelligence Matters
Emotional Intelligence isn’t just a new professional buzz word, it’s the new way to lead!  Emotional intelligence (EI), emotional leadership (EL), emotional quotient (EQ) and emotional intelligence quotient (EIQ), is the capability of leaders to recognize their own emotions and use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt to environments or achieve one's goal(s).  Learn how you can increase your EQ in this session.
Target Audience:  All Members
Facilitated by:  LaShonda Reed Larry, Immediate Past Regional Strategic Partnerships Chair
2:00 PM - 3:20 PMOur Protocol Matters
Jack and Jill values proper etiquette and always seeks to operate within protocol.  Learn how to be Protocol Perfect, the Jack and Jill way.  This workshop provides and overview of the basic protocol practices, principles and procedures of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated.  Protocol is easy to follow when you understand the basics and why it matters. 
Target Audience:  Chapter Protocol Chairs
Facilitated by:  Andrea McHenry, Immediate Past Regional Protocol Chair
2:00 PM - 3:20 PMOur Membership Matters
Membership is our Magic!  This workshop will review the Member Manual and the New Member Intake Process.  In addition, the workshop will provide information on member retention and sustainment to ensure chapter success.  
Target Audience:  Chapter Vice Presidents / Membership Chairs
Facilitated by:  Lisa Davis, Immediate Past Regional Membership Chair
2:00 PM - 3:20 PMOur Programming Matters
Programming is the "heart" of Jack and Jill.  This workshop focuses on the National and Regional programming thrusts.  In addition, the 2020-2021 Programming Calendar will be reviewed and preparation towards program handbook submissions.  Chapter Program Directors will not want to miss this informative workshop!  
Target Audience:  Chapter Program Directors
Facilitated by:  Tanisa Jeffers Bernard, Immediate Past Regional Program Chair
4:00 PM - 4:30 PMLEVEL UP: New Associate Groups Virtual Ceremony