In an effort to assist nonprofits with capacity building, the Scott County Community Foundation will be hosting quarterly lunch and learn sessions. Board members, volunteers and staff of nonprofit organizations are highly encouraged to attend.

The last session in the series, “Crucial Conversations: Learn to Successfully Navigate the Conversations You Are Avoiding” will be held Thursday, Sept. 5 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at. the Lifelong Learning Center. Learn the concepts from the best-selling book, Crucial Conversations, by Vital Smarts, on how to have the difficult conversations at work, at home, or in just about any setting, to improve your results. Whether it is a co-worker who is holding you back because he/she is not living up to commitments, a spouse who is spending beyond your budget or a boss who is sending mixed messages, you will gain the understanding and skills to successfully address these issues with candor and respect…and improve your results!

This workshop will be led by nonprofit consultant June Miller, who brings more than 20 years of experience in corporate and nonprofit training.

“We are pleased to continue our nonprofit workshops for the third year,” said Community Foundation Executive Director Jaime Toppe. “We’ve really seen a growth in local nonprofits as they implement ideas they’ve learned, and they enjoy the networking provided through the sessions.”

“I advise staff and volunteer board members to support your organization by attending,” said Toppe. “Our grants committee will look favorably upon organizations that apply for funding from the Community Foundation, and have shown a desire to build their organization’s capacity through attendance at these sessions.”

The cost for attending is $10 per person and includes lunch. Registration is due one day prior to the session, and can be made by calling the Scott County Community Foundation at 812-752-2057 or emailing info@scottcountyfoundation.org.