2017 NALCAB National Training
NALCAB supports the professional and programmatic growth of its Network with a series of in-person and web-based trainings on topics ranging from leadership, policy, and communications to overviews of specific grant opportunities. Save the date for our national training event: Juntos Somos Más, this summer, June 12-15 in Dallas, TX. Be sure to check out the track descriptions below and mark your calendars– registration opens soon!
Equitable Neighborhood Development
The Equitable Neighborhood Development track is designed to assist trainees with identifying and influencing the impact of capital flow into communities. This course will contextualize how capital flows into and affects communities through analyzing real estate development patterns, catalytic investments, demographic and socioeconomic shifts, affordability, community engagement strategies, nonprofit sector capacity, economic development and public policies. The importance of local context necessitates proactive and community-driven solutions. Different and sometimes competing perspectives exist of what “equitable” development means. This training course seeks to help trainees find where different perspectives intersect, identify where decisions that affect a community are made, access to data and ensure that everyone can participate in the decision-making process.
This track is for public and private sector practitioners who seek to participate in substantive peer-to-peer discussions and workshops to explore perspectives, tools and practices related to equitable development and neighborhood change, including displacement and gentrification. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Analyzing and anticipating neighborhood change
- Fair Housing
- Accessing federal resources
- Data-driven decision making processes
Practitioners from across the country will lead and participate in sessions that incorporate strategies learned from local planning, community participation and diverse development processes.
Family Financial Capability
Financial capability is a core component of holistic asset building services. NALCAB recognizes that culturally and linguistically relevant financial capability programming is crucial for unlocking the economic potential in diverse communities of color, particularly for individuals who are new to the US financial system, and those who have limited English proficiency.
The Financial Capability track is designed to assist trainees in implementing culturally relevant curriculum; developing financial coaching skills tailoring to the needs of their community; identifying and helping clients utilize safe, affordable and proactive financial products and services; and recognizing the opportunities to influence financial capability policies on a local and national level.
This track is for practitioners in non-profit or other organizations that provide Latinos and immigrants in low-income communities with services that lead to economic sustainability and opportunity. Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Financial Coaching in Immigrant Communities
- Effective Integration of Services
- Successful Models and Tools from the Field
- Data story telling
Small Business Development
Small business is the cornerstone of economic development and U.S. job creation, and Latino small businesses are growing at rate two to three times the national average. NALCAB’s Small Business Development track will focus on unlocking the economic potential of Latino entrepreneurs, while minimizing the impact of cultural barriers they face to growing and sustaining their businesses. This track will also weave in methods for promoting sustainability for small business service providers, touching on key themes impacting program capacity, and clients alike. These themes include access to capital, linguistic and culturally relevant services, and small businesses in appreciating real estate markets.
This track is designed for practitioners in the small business development and lending community, and will feature interactive training on topics including place-based strategies like incubators and mercados; federal and local policy implications for small businesses; communicating impact and program sustainability; and the nuts and bolts of managing a CDFI. Trainers will include leading experts from across the country, and will draw on innovative strategies and lessons learned from work in diverse urban and rural Latino communities.
Be sure to check back soon– Early bird registration opens March 1st!
For over a decade, NALCAB’s National Conference has addressed the needs and interests of Latino leaders, and emerging leaders, in the community development and asset building fields. NALCAB’s National Conference is where all of NALCAB’s efforts intersect and NALCAB members have the opportunity to connect with peers from around the country. This event presents sponsors with the unique opportunity to communicate directly with a national cross section of grassroots Latino leaders engaged in community reinvestment and asset development as well as to help shape the next-generation leadership in the field.
Stay tuned for details about our next national conference slated for fall 2017.