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Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities

September 17, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


The Hall County Community Collaborative invites you to join us on Thursday, September 17, 2020 for

Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities

This training experience provides both the social service provider and the community member key lessons in dealing with individuals from poverty. Topics include increasing awareness of the differences in economic cultures and how those differences affect opportunities for success. This training is based on the book Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities, a collaboration between Ruby K. Payne, Phillip DeVol, and Terie Dreussi Smith. This workshop is designed for audiences of employers, community organizations, law enforcement, counselors, health care and social service providers.

This has been approved for 6 clock hours for childcare providers.

Date:   Thursday, September 17, 2020

Time:  8:30 am – 3:30 pm with breaks built in throughout the day

Location:  This is an online workshop, however you must pre-register in order to participate.

Cost:   $15 for workbook.  Please pre-register by September 10th to Naomi@cncaa.info  (name, organization, email and phone)

A confirmation email will be sent with online link information.  Make checks payable to CNCAA and send to CNCAA, 219 W. 2nd Street, Grand Island NE 68801.  To pay by credit card, call 308-385-5520.

Your Presenter….  Jim Ott has been a school psychologist with the Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency out of Bettendorf, Iowa, since 1984. He has served a variety of schools in rural Jackson County for his entire career. Jim is the co-founder of the City of Dubuque’s Circles Initiative, which is applying Bridges Out of Poverty Concepts at the community level through workshops, trainings, and Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World groups. Jim also presents Emotional Poverty workshops. He has been a national consultant with aha! Process since 2010.   Educational Background:  Specialist in School Psychology Services (S.Psy.S.), Central Michigan University; Master’s in Psychology, Central Michigan University; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Central Michigan University

What are people saying about Jim?

“Jim was an extremely great trainer. I like how he kept my attention. I thought he was honest and not afraid to be real. I like how he tied it in with daily life. Thanks.”

“This presentation was informative, interesting, and entertaining. I appreciated the stories he had to tell and how they were closely related to topic ideas.”

“Jim is a dynamic speaker and great at keeping the audience engaged.”

“Great workshop! Jim is an engaging and knowledgeable presenter. Lots of ‘aha’ moments today.”

“Very exciting, interesting, and motivating. I learned a great deal—hidden rules, social values. Presenter is very humorous but very knowledgeable. Great program!”

“Wonderful presenter. I enjoyed his stories and sense of humor. He talked at our level and it was easy to understand and follow along.”

Great energy! He kept this… training interesting, interactive, exciting and relevant to our job and goals with families.”


September 17, 2020
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Naomi Vogt
308-385-5520 ext. 202