2018 Frontline Summit Agenda

A summary of the 2018 Frontline Summit agenda showing trainers, skillsets, and training times.

Agenda at a Glance


Building Transformative Relationships with Clients

Motivational Interviewing

Interviewing Skills (OARS): Learn the core motivational interviewing skills that help your clients build the rationale and motivation to change their lives. You will learn interviewing skills such as: Open-ended questions, Affirmations, Reflective statements, and Summary statements (OARS).

Session Time
1:45 - 3:00

Stages of Change and Readiness: Do you have hard-to-reach clients that just don’t feel ready for change? Learn to match your engagement skills with your client’s motivation towards growth in order to increase client life satisfaction and prevent compassion fatigue.

Session Time
10:45 - 12:00

Effective Practices for Facilitating Groups: Groups can help clients feel supported and connected. Learn how to facilitate a group, guide effective group conversations, and create a safe space where everyone in the group can share and be heard.

Session Time
3:15 - 4:30

Coaching

Coach’s Stand: During this whole group activity you will create your coach’s stand to stay grounded in your own purpose and bring your best intentions and contributions to your work.

Trainers
Leslie Brown

Session Time
9:45 - 10:30 (Whole Group)

Three Levels of Listening & Clients Agenda: Transformational listening is the key to supporting deep change. You will learn about the three levels of listening that you can use with your clients and co-workers. You will also learn how to listen for deeply held limiting beliefs that can show up when supporting people to grow.

Trainers
Leslie Brown

Session Time
1:45 - 3:00

Empowering Questions: Asking the right questions helps clients take ownership of their change and helps move the coach out of an advice-giving role. This workshop builds your skill in asking empowering questions – a coaching skill that was developed to invite clients to think about their needs and what is most important to them.

Trainners
Leslie Brown

Session Time
3:15 - 4:30


Moving from Crisis to Healing

Healing and Self-Care

Soul Injury and Self-Care: The source of soul injury is un-mourned grief, unforgiven guilt, and shame over things we think we should or should not have done. For people who are creators or victims of violence, grief, guilt and shame can get in the way of healing and can lead to burn out for people that serve them. Learn about soul injury and how to support healing in this interactive workshop.

Trainers
Marilyn Ababio (Comfort Homesake) Wanda Ferguson

Session Time
1:45 - 3:00

Mindfulness Strategies for Deescalating During Crisis: Helping your clients manage crisis and stay alive creates stress for people working on the frontline. In this workshop you will learn strategies that you can use anywhere to gain self-awareness, calm yourself and your clients during a moment of crisis.

Trainers
Gabriel Kram
Earl Simms (Roots)   

Session Time
10:45 - 12:00

Mental Health First Aid: Like CPR For Your Mind: Like CPR For Your Mind: It can be hard to know how to support clients who are experiencing mental health or emotional challenges. In this interactive workshop, you will learn about how mental health issues might show up in your work and strategies for supporting your clients and loved ones.

Trainers
Cat Willett & Ivan Villasenor-Madriz
(Catholic Charities)

Session Time
10:45 -12:00

Family & Community

Working with Groups and Networks: The Benefits and Setbacks: Social networks (i.e. friends and families) can be a source of strength or a barrier to breaking the cycle of violence. Learn how to help your clients cultivate strength-based networks and how to eliminate negative influences in their networks.

Session Time
1:45 - 3:00

Expanding our Lens: A dialogue on family and community violence Poverty and racism create diverse expressions of violence in the families and communities we serve. Poverty often creates the conditions that lead to expressions of toxic masculinity in the form of involvement in street violence and abuse. The feminine experience of these same conditions often results in self-harm and victimization- sexual exploitation, commercial sexual exploitation, and domestic/family violence. Participate in a community dialogue on this issue.

Trainers

Holly Joshi (MISSSEY)
Macheo Payne (Lincoln Child Center) Carlos Guerrero (Chidren's Hospital Oakland) 
Leah Kimble-Price (Claire's House)

Session Time
3:15 - 4:30

Conflict Mediation: Learn how to successfully navigate and de-escalate conflict with your clients, co-workers, and peers in this interactive, skill-based workshop.

Session Time
10:45 - 12:00


Healthy & Effective Workforce

Professional Development & Supervision

Telling Your Story: Glynn Washington is the host and executive producer of Snap Judgement, a public radio podcast that lifts up the stories of people like you and I. His radio show recently profiled the stories of people in the Oakland Unite network in the episode “Counted: An Oakland Story” about all of the victims of gun violence in Oakland in 2017. Glynn will share why it’s important to tell the stories of our work and share a story of his own.

Session Time
12:45- 1:30 (Whole group)

Honing Your Craft: Whether you are a case manager, a street outreach worker, a violence interrupter, or a workforce employer, you are a valued member of Oakland Unite. You have a craft and skills that are needed to do this important work. Learn about how to hone your craft to establish yourself as part of a national network of leaders working to end community violence.

Session Time
3:15 - 4:30