Join us for a mental and physical total body workout, as we journey to fitness with Victoria Thomas, trainer to some of the world’s top athletes in the NFL, WNBA and professional volleyball. Bring you positive energy and meet us on a sensational fitness journey. This session is for all attendees.
Get ready to hear from our Regional and National Officers. The general assembly will prepare us for the program year ahead and opportunities for members to stay engaged and informed. This session is for all attendees.
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
KEYNOTE SESSION THE SISTERHOOD RESET: My Sister’s Keeper
I AM MY SISTER’S KEEPER! In this session, attendees will learn how to support, encourage and empower each other to do the important work of Jack & Jill alongside one another. Back by popular demand, Life Strategist Pamela Benson Owens will share essential strategies on how to show up with intentionality, bring our best selves to the table and how to get the most out of the Jack & Jill journey. This session is for all attendees.
Welcome to Membership in Jack & Jill! This is the opportunity to learn about the premier African American family organization. The session will provide a review of the organizational structure, governance, as well as the members' responsibilities. You will find the keys to getting the most of your Jack & Jill experience. This session is targeted to new members.
This session will truly be a TECH TALK. In this new 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. This session is targeted to Technology Chairs.
Does your chapter have good chapter bylaws? This session will provide an overview of good chapter bylaw and discuss the process for changes/revisions. In addition, with the upcoming National Bylaws submission process fast approaching, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss any potential bylaw Dianne Livings National Bylaws Chair revisions. You are encouraged to bring any bylaws submissions for group discussion. This session is targeted to Parliamentarians and Bylaws Chairs.
Get ready to achieve Five Star! We want all chapters in the South Central Region to achieve this national recognition. This session will review the Five Star Chapter Excellence 2.2 submission process and requirements for the 2022 Five Star award and recognition. This session is targeted to Chapter Presidents and Five Star Chairs.
Target Audience: Chapter Presidents / Five Star Chairs
Community Service is one of the pillars of our organization and one of the ways we can impact the communities we serve. Let’s join together to explore and benchmark opportunities to strengthen our footprint in the local, regional and national communities. Come prepared to engage and get back to the basics with Community Service at the forefront of our chapter initiatives. This session is targeted to Community Service Chairs.
In current times, the role of the Chapter Chaplain has increased and is ever more important. Preparing inspiration with intention, purpose and focus helps develop chapter members spiritually, mentally, 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 overall spiritual preparedness. This session is targeted to chaplains.
The Lead Teen Sponsor role is critical to teen leadership and development. This session will provide insights on the roles and responsibilities of the Lead Teen Sponsor and their work throughout the program year. Topics include programming, financial and leadership modules, teen chapter meetings, foundation projects, teen conferences and more. This session is targeted to lead teen sponsors.
Learn all the financial tools of the trade for financial excellence and compliance. This session will provide an overview of the functions and features of QuickBooks and Right Networks, including a standardized chart of accounts, invoicing, and monthly reporting requirements. In addition, the workshop will focus on what financial officers need to do to get their chapter members’ Five Star ready. This session is targeted to chapter financial officers.
Every Member Matters! When members are engaged, members are more likely to be retained. This session will discuss best practices for member engagement, retention and sustainment to ensure chapter success. In addition, the New Member Intake Process and Digital Cheetah operations will be reviewed. This session is open to All Members.
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.
Self-care is the process of taking care of ourselves in ways that promote health and wellbeing. As African American women, we must take our health and wellbeing seriously. From physical fitness to mindfulness, our bodies, minds and souls may need a tune-up, from time to time. Learn how to incorporate self-care techniques into your lifestyle. This session will offer tips and resources to become “whole” mind, body and soul.
What’s holding you back from achieving a healthy lifestyle? Healthy eating and physical activity are the building blocks of a healthier life. The right mix can help you be healthier now and in the future. Learn to break bad habits and learn to incorporate new healthy habits - small changes can make a big difference.
What are the elements of a winning foundation proposal? Increase your skills Deidra Murphy Regional Member at Large
Fundraising Chairs and winning opportunities for a foundation grant. Learn what winning grantees are doing and what the evaluators want to see. Join the conversation on how to position your chapter to become a foundation grant awardee.
Target Audience: Foundation and Fundraising Chairs
All chapters should have a strategic plan. Chapters must assess where they are today and have a vision for where they want to be tomorrow. This session will provide the tools and templates for the chapter strategic plan and the process for developing the strategic plan. This session is targeted to Chapter Executive Board Members.
Give your chapters the "SPOTLIGHT" it deserves. Editors and Public Relations Chairs will review the public relations guidelines and discuss best practices to highlight chapter news, publicize chapter events, get media coverage, craft stories, and press releases in this session.
Make sure your members and chapter are making the headlines! This session is targeted to Chapter Editors and Public Relations Chairs.
Target Audience: Chapter Editors / Public Relations Chairs
Are you a financially astute member? Members must have knowledge and confidence in our organization’s financial health. When members understand the financial records, they can help the chapter make informed decisions. This session will provide information and resources to increase member financial awareness by reviewing and analyzing the chapter financial records. This session is open to All Members.
Programming is the "heart" of Jack and Jill. This session focuses on the National and Regional programming thrusts. In addition, the 2021-2022 programming priorities will be reviewed and preparation towards program handbook submissions. Chapter Program Directors will not want to miss this informative workshop!
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. This session is targeted to Chapter Recording Secretaries and Corresponding Secretaries.
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 session provides and overview of the basic protocol practices, principles and procedures of Jack and Jill Tracy Slaughter Holmes Regional Protocol Chair of America, Incorporated. Protocol is easy to follow when you understand the basics and why it matters.
Be the first to complete Chaperone Training for the 2022 South Central Regional Teen Conference. The Regional Teen Advisors will review all the necessary guidelines and protocols required to be a certified 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!
Facilitated by Ilene Fraser & Dione Breckenridge, Regional Teen Advisors