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Abbe Edgecombe

Coordinator
SCIP Lancaster County
School Community Intervention and Prevention (SCIP) is a program of Lincoln Medical Education Partnership. Since 2015, Abbe Edgecombe has coordinated SCIP for schools in Lincoln and Lancaster County. Abbe received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Relationships from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and completed her Master's Degree in Family and Community service at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to joining SCIP, Abbe worked for 13 years for another program of Lincoln Medical Education Partnership, Stepping Stones for Families, where she worked in the field of adult substance use, family support/advocacy, and community outreach. Abbe speaks on a variety of topics within our schools and community regarding youth behavioral health, including Youth Substance Use Trends, Mental Health Awareness and Digital Citizenship.

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Allison Brown-Corson

Energize Nonprofit Consulting
Allison Brown-Corson is a long-time resident of Omaha. After crisscrossing the country with her military father, Allison knew the only place she wanted to put down roots was in Nebraska. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha with a Bachelor of Science Degree and Master’s degree in Criminal Justice.
Before starting Energize Nonprofit Consulting, Allison spent over 26 years in the nonprofit world in a variety of settings and positions. Her first job in the nonprofit world was at Boys Town. Allison started at the Boys Town National Hotline but was quickly accepted into the Administrative Training Program. After 10 years, Allison continued her nonprofit journey at Youth Care & Beyond, Omaha Performing Arts, Alzheimer’s Association and Mosaic to name a few.
Allison holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She is also a graduate of the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands Nonprofit Executive Institute.
Allison has been married to Jim Corson for over 32 years. Allison and Jim love to travel to national parks, attend sporting events, and laugh together.

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Ashley Denton

School Counselor

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Brianne Schuler

Energize Nonprofit Consulting
Brianne (Kemp) Schuler is a life-long resident of Omaha. She has been active in the nonprofit sector since high school, first as a volunteer, then intern. Her experiences as a volunteer inspired her to embrace nonprofit work as a career. Brianne has 10+ years in the sector with a variety of organizations including the Salvation Army, Food Bank for the Heartland, Northstar and Omaha Outward Bound School, and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She has also served with a number of small nonprofit organizations as a board member and volunteer.
Brianne holds a Bachelors degree in Theatre and Nonprofit Administration and will graduate with a Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2019.
When she’s not working with area nonprofits, Brianne can be found on the water. In addition, to Energize Nonprofit Consulting, Brianne and her husband, Steve, own a local outdoor outfitter, Driftwood Paddle Adventures. She also coaches Special Olympics aquatics and Masters swimming.

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Camellia Watkins

Deputy Director
Inclusive Communities
Camellia “Cammy” Watkins is an Omaha native who graduated from Omaha South High School. She received a BA Degree from Cornell College in Psychology and Vocal Performance. Cammy has 15 years experience working with not-for-profit organizations ranging from environmental activism to performing arts administration. The opportunity to work with many different facets of the not-for-profit world have provided Cammy with vast insights into the business needs of organizations. She is excited to utilize this expertise to partner with Omaha businesses as they begin the journey of creating an inclusive office culture.
In her spare time Cammy sings with the Opera Omaha chorus and other local churches and theaters. Cammy is the proud aunt of 3 nephews and 1 niece. She also enjoys spending time with her Mother who is her inspiration for hard work, dedication, and mindfulness.

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Christopher Wigg

Sr. Manager Trust and Safety
LinkedIn

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DeMoine Adams

Program Director
TeamMates Mentoring Program

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Dr. Lynne Herr

ESU 6

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Eli Rigatuso

Owner "Chief Catcher"
Speaking of Happy
Eli Rigatuso, business owner, educator, and facilitator specializing in issues as they relate to folks who are transgender. For more information www.speakingofhappy.com/about

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Janae Shillito

Community Relations Director
The Kim Foundation

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JerLene Mosley

Senior Education Consultant
Gallup

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Jodi Teal

Energize Nonprofit Consulting
Jodi Teal earned her degree in Human Resources and Family Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and post-baccalaureate certificate of Paralegal Studies from College of St. Mary. She completed the Certificate in Fundraising Management through UNO, Strong Nonprofit Program through the Fremont Area Community Foundation, received a Volunteer Management Certificate from Southeast Community College, and completed Mentor Training from Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl).

Jodi began her nonprofit career at Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy and excelled in administrative and programming roles. She maintains her Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl) Instructor certification and PATH Intl Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning certification. Jodi has spoken to groups of various sizes during meetings and presented at state and regional conferences. She has served in various committee and board roles and is currently a Board of Director member for the Little Giants Foundation. 

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Julia Hebenstreit

Executive Director
The Kim Foundation

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Julie Wente

Chief Financial Officer
TeamMates Mentoring
I am responsible for Accounting Policy & Procedures, TeamMates Central Office financials as well as the TeamMates Foundation financials. In addition, I manage all tax issues, the general ledger, and oversight of the audit and 990.

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Kara Hutchison

NE State Patrol

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Lori Atkinson

The Kim Foundation
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Marcia Herring

NASB Director of Board Leadership
Nebraska Association of School Boards

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Marisa Casillas

Mentor Services Coordinator
MENTOR Nebraska
Marisa serves as the Mentor Services Coordinator for MENTOR Nebraska. In her role, Marisa partners with our Mentor Services Manager to provide on the ground support for the advancement of Youth Initiated Mentoring, Village Zone and Success Mentors. In addition, Marisa works directly with MENTOR Nebraska’s partners, Omaha Public Schools, and the African American Empowerment to match village zone youth with mentors. Prior to this role, she spent more than ten years actively engaging with youth through mentoring and education.

Marisa is passionate about seeing youth evolve into confident leaders who aim to change not just their circumstances, but also their communities. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Middle Childhood Education from Wright State University and is thrilled be a part of the MENTOR Nebraska team.

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Michael Garringer

Director of Research and Evaluation
MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
Michael Garringer serves as the Director of Research and Evaluation for MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, overseeing original research projects, as well as those related to the translation of mentoring research into program practice. Garringer has worked in the mentoring and education fields for over 17 years, primarily on training and technical assistance projects serving federally- or state-funded mentoring programs. He also leads data collection and evaluation projects in an effort to highlight the prevalence and impact of mentoring across the United States. His role also supports advocacy and policy efforts by identifying and synthesizing research to encourage public and private organizations to make more impactful investments in the youth mentoring field. Garringer has authored and edited many guidebooks and program tools to support youth mentoring in school and community settings, including the 4th edition of the Elements of Effective Practice for Mentoring, the Power of Relationships study on American’s mentoring experiences, and Examining Youth Mentoring Services Across America, the most ambitious survey of youth mentoring programs to date. Over his career, he has contributed to many leading research-to-practice events, such as the Summer Institute on Youth Mentoring and the annual conferences hosted by many of MENTOR’s Affiliates. Garringer is a proud alumnus of the University of Oregon. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two children, and eleven fish.

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Nick Zadina

Training Specialist
Project Harmony: Child Advocacy Center
In this session, we will review some key factors in your role as a mandatory reporter of child abuse in Nebraska. Trainees will work through scenarios to help uncover questions and concerns people have about mandatory reporting and how to handle suspicions and disclosures of child abuse and neglect.

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Child Abuse and Neglect 101 Handout.pdf Download Link
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Officer Chassidy Jackson-Goodwin

Lincoln Police Department
Officer Chassidy Jackson-Goodwin has been a Police Officer with Lincoln Police Department for 17 ½ years.Originally form Lincoln, she graduated from Lincoln High School and graduated from Metro Community College.She recently went back to college pursue her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and will graduate in August of 2020.

Chassidy has worked as both a Middle and High School Resource Officer at Lefler. Lux, Pound and Lincoln High School. She was selected to work in the Education and Personnel Unit last January, as a Crime Prevention Officer.She also post and reports Crime Stoppers, assists in the hiring process for new applicants, and training Police Academy recruits.

Chassidy especially loves spending time with her family. She is married to John, and has a daughter Jaida, and step-daughter Trinity, and step-son John.She also enjoys watching LivePD (of course), HGTV, and kickboxing.

Chassidy is constantly active in the community working with the youth and attending community events, with her goal of being a positive role model and resource in the community.She strives to encourage youth to aspire to be who they want to be and not anyone stand in the way of their destiny.

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Officer Jobi Drefs

Crime Prevention Unit
City of Papillion

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Rosanne Liesveld

Liesveld Strengths

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Stephanie Olson

CEO/President
Set Me Free Project

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Sue Mitchell

Educator and Learning Specialist Depicted in The Blind Side
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Sue Mitchell is a graduate of Central High School. She continued her education at the University of Mississippi where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree. Later, she received a Masters of Science from the University of Tennessee. Sue began her teaching career in Atlanta, Georgia, returning to her home of Shelby County three years later. She taught for over 35 years within elementary, middle, and high school settings.
From 2005 to 2009, she worked for the athletic department for the University of Mississippi as a learning specialist. In total, she has spent 43 years in education working with elementary through collegiate level students. Beyond the classroom, Sue actively advised her sorority, Kappa Delta, as well as the Nation Champion Bartlett Cheerleaders. Most recently, she was portrayed by Kathy Bates in the Oscar-nominated movie The Blind Side.

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Suzanne Hince

Executive Director
TeamMates Foundation

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Whitney Baker

Associate Director
MENTOR Nebraska
Whitney joined MENTOR Nebraska in 2010 and currently serves as the organization’s Associate Director. In her role, Whitney has provided training, technical assistance, and consulting support to youth service programs throughout Nebraska and across the country. Whitney leads program staff in promoting the most effective and high-quality standards in all aspects of mentoring, and the development of sound and sustainable organizations. Whitney has overseen the implementation of new and innovative mentoring models including a model called Youth Initiated Mentoring, which has garnered the attention of both the research and practitioner community across the country, and Success Mentors, a ground-breaking and evidence-based mentoring program targeted at supporting chronically absent students. She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Nebraska - Omaha. Whitney is a past mentor, and currently volunteers as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Douglas County. She is an alumna of Omaha Women's Fund Circles, a 2015 graduate of the Nonprofit Executive Institute, and a graduate of Leadership Omaha Class 39.

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Day 1 & 2 Schedules

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Board Training Webinar Offerings 2019-2020

  • Except for newly established TeamMates Board of Directors, all new TeamMates board members will be trained via an online TeamMates Board of Directors training. This will be an hour-long training experience, within offerings twice per month. Once a board member completes one of these offerings and documentation, they their Board of Directors training will be complete.  
TeamMates Board Training Webinar Offerings.pdf Download Link
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Program Coordinator and Board Member Webinars & Recordings

  • Join our TeamMates staff for opportunities to Be There on the next level for your TeamMates chapter. This year we are offering six Program Coordinator webinars, including exploring annual dashboard details, planning for the senior year, facilitating the annual mentee survey, and assistance with various required TeamMates tasks. In addition to Program Coordinator webinars, we are also offering six Board Member webinars on topics from Recruitment to Risk Management to Engaging School Districts. Use this resource to mark your calendar and join in the webinar fun!
TeamMates Board  and Program Coordinator Webinar Series.pdf Download Link
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Things to do in Lincoln

New to Lincoln?! Check out what the TeamMates Staff recommends to do in Lincoln! 
Staff Recommends.docx Download Link
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Letter from Mayor

The Mayor of Lincoln, Chris Beutler, welcomes you to Nebraska's Capital City. 
WelcomeLetter, Teammates Mentoring Program of Nebraska,3-19-2019.pdf Download Link
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Welcome from Governor

Nebraska Governor, Pete Ricketts, welcomes you to the 2019 TeamMates Conference! 
2019 Governor Welcome Letter.pdf Download Link
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Parking Information Embassy Suites

- Valet Parking is $19/ day. Valet Parking includes day in/ out privileges. 
- Self Parking (Garages) - Que Place Garage or Market Place Garage. Pay upon each departure. These two garages connect to 2nd-floor skywalks to the Embassy Suites. 
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How to Use This App

Welcome to Attendify! Please follow these simple steps to install the app on your mobile device. After that, check out this How to Guide to get step-by-step instructions on how to use the app and get the most out of it at your event!

1. Download and install the app on your iOS/Android device. If you are unsure which app you should download, please reach out to the event organizer, Taylor Carlberg with TeamMates.

2. Create your profile using a valid e-mail address. Once you have created a profile you will be able to connect it to certain social networks, allowing other users to connect with you. 

3. Enjoy the app's social features - this is a private social network for your event!
How to use this App.pdf Download Link
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TeamMates Organizational Chart

Click here to see the TeamMates Organizational Chart.
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Francie and Finch

Book Fair
At Francie & Finch, we bring the world of books to Lincoln
Lincoln is a growing, vibrant city. And as Lincoln’s newest bookstore, our unique inventory reflects both the local and international communities that call Lincoln home. Whether you are searching for a novel by a Nebraska author or you want to explore Lincoln’s diverse population through literature, we can help you find exactly what you are looking for!
Located in the heart of downtown Lincoln at 130 S. 13th, we are just a short story away from campus and hundreds of local businesses.
Francie and Finch.pdf Download Link
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Ink Alley

TeamMates Swag
Whether you're looking for 12 or 12,000 items, screen printing is a great way to bring your idea to life. We look at every idea through a printer's perspective and are here to help translate your concept into reality. We've been slinging ink for a while, so when you need to stretch a budget without sacrificing quality, we'll get you squared away.
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Awards Unlimited

TeamMates Swag
Want some cool TeamMates gear? How about some gifts for mentors? Check out the TeamMates store through our exclusive partner, Awards Unlimited!
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Frost Media Group

Chapter Marketing
Interested in having a video made for your chapter? Meet the team at Frost Media Group. They have great rates for nonprofits and made an AWESOME film for TeamMates this year!
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Firespring

Chapter Marketing
Looking to print brochures or business cards? TeamMates has a portal just for that! Visit the Firespring booth to learn all about our exclusive print portal.
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Speaking of Happy

Breakout Speaker
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MENTOR Nebraska

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The Kim Foundation

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Inclusive Communities

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Set Me Free Foundation

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Liesveld Strengths

Breakout Speaker with Book Signing
Rosanne will be signing copies of her book at 3:30 after her breakout session.
After the unexpected death of her husband, Rosanne Liesveld felt a desperate need to communicate gratitude to those who helped her through the shock that death left in its wake. The day of Curt's funeral, Rosanne wrote a Facebook post expressing how, in the midst of profound grief, she found a space in her heart for gratitude. The next day, she wrote another post; then another.

Rosanne's daily posts throughout her first year of widowhood attracted hundreds to follow along on her journey. Her words inspired those who were not only grieving in some way, but those who wanted to build stronger relationships or live life with more intention and gratitude. It was messy. It was raw. And it was healing.

Rosanne's posts have been compiled into this 366-day journey and are accompanied by beautiful photos taken by Curt.

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Papillion LaVista Police

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Energize Nonprofit Consulting

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New Leadership Lunch

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

Lunch will be a Deli Buffet. 
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New Leadership Training

01:00 PM 04:00 PM

Program Leadership:
Become well versed in TeamMates policy and procedure and receive hands-on experience with TeamMates resources. This session is mandatory for new program coordinators and open to board members. Program coordinators are required to attend in order to lead their chapter. Please contact your Regional Coordinator before attending to obtain the proper database training and online access prior to attending this session.
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Social Hour

04:30 PM 06:30 PM Memorial Stadium

Social Hour will be held at Memorial Stadium from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm! Valentino's Pizza will be catering. 

*Additional Details to follow.*
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New Leadership Breakfast

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Deluxe Continental Breakfast. This includes fresh fruit, yogurts, assorted pastries, sliced bagels, teas, fruit juices, and of course coffee!
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New Mentor Certification

09:00 AM 12:00 PM

**Details coming soon**
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Lunch

12:00 PM 12:45 PM

Gourmet Sandwiches served with chips, fresh fruit, cookies, soda, and a mint. 
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New Mentor Certification cont'd & Match Support

01:00 PM 04:00 PM

**Details coming soon**
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Seasoned Chapters

Breakout Session #1 with Dr. Tom Osborne

01:00 PM 01:45 PM Embassy Suites

Day 1 Day 2 schedule.pdf Download Link
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Chapter Networking

02:00 PM 02:45 PM Embassy Suites

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Breakout Session #2 with Fred Hoiberg

03:00 PM 03:45 PM Embassy Suites

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Social Hour

04:30 PM 06:30 PM Embassy Suites

Come relax and network with fellow TeamMates advocates, like yourself. There will be light appetizers! 
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Breakfast

07:30 AM 08:15 AM

Deluxe Continental Breakfast. This includes fresh fruit, yogurts, assorted pastries, sliced bagels, teas, fruit juices, and of course coffee!
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Welcome/Awards/ Keynote

08:15 AM 09:00 AM

Morning Awards:
1) One Year Communities 
2) 24 or More Club
3) TeamMates Foundation 
4) Strengths Champions  
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Self-Care Apps and Tools

09:15 AM 10:00 AM Chancellor 1

Okay - so you agree that you need to take better care of yourself, but how? Over the past two years, Lynne has been investigating tools, apps, and tips to support self-care for busy, active people like you. From apps to promote sleep to tips on how to say no . . .From strategies for decreasing stress and anxiety through music available on Amazon Prime to meal planning tools. This session will focus on practical tools to help you free up time for the self-care you know you need.

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Tools and Apps to Support Self-Care.pdf Download Link
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Effective Board Governance

09:15 AM 10:00 AM Chancellor 2

We communicate through our board meetings! What message does your board convey? How you manage the board meeting, the level of participation of board members, and meeting outcomes equate to the effectiveness of the design of agenda, management of the meeting, and it all circles back around to the leadership of the board. Be purposeful and impactful in the design of your next meeting agenda. Establish an environment and culture in meetings to support the role of the board. The effective agenda enables the board to carry out the mission, vision, and goals through informed discussion, purposeful decision-making and assessment of progress and success. Meetings are only productive if they lead to timely actions that achieve results!

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Effective Bd Governance 2019.pdf Download Link
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Human Trafficking - What Mentors Need to Know

09:15 AM 10:00 AM Regents D

Sex trafficking is the second growing illegal industry in our world. In the United States, it is a fast-growing problem that puts our youth at extreme risk. And in today’s world of social media and technology, our youth are vulnerable.
Stephanie Olson will discuss the real dangers surrounding human trafficking in Nebraska and share how we can keep our children safe on social media.
You will learn: What human trafficking and sex trafficking is. What sex trafficking looks like in our communities. What factors make individuals the most vulnerable to sex trafficking. What the grooming process is and how it is used by traffickers. What dangers are present on social media sites and gaming platforms. How to spot a trafficking victim. What to do when you see a trafficking victim. How we can prevent our youth from becoming victims of sex trafficking.

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PDF - Human Trafficking.pdf Download Link
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Supporting the Mental Health of our Youth through Awareness

09:15 AM 10:00 AM Regents E

School Community Intervention and Prevention (SCIP) is a student assistance program designed to bring families, schools and the community together to support student behavioral and emotional health. Prevention, early identification and intervention are key components of SCIP. Mental health conditions are the most common health issue faced by American school-aged children.1 in 5 youth live with a mental health disorder, yet less than ½ of these students receive needed supports. This presentation will provide participants with an overview of mental health issues that impact our youth. Specific topics that will be highlighted include:
  • Mental Health vs. Mental Unwellness
  • The role of stigma in treating mental health conditions
  • The influence of social media on youth mental health
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depression and Suicide
  • How to help youth who may be struggling
  • Resources for support

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Mental Health Awareness.pdf Download Link
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Diversity and Cultural Awareness

09:15 AM 10:00 AM Regents F

Who’s in Your Circle?: The goal is to illustrate how some social, work, and community circles are homogenous. The participants will be given a sheet of paper and directed to consider the identities of numerous people in their lives such as: Their friends, bosses, partners, and neighbors. This activity is the follow-up activity to “Things I Learned Growing Up” by showing that it is often the socialization we receive in our development that shape the diversity in our circles.

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Research and Data Trends

09:15 AM 10:00 AM Chancellor 3

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Transgender 101

10:15 AM 11:00 AM Regents F

Do you have questions about what it means to be transgender, non-binary or gender nonconforming? Does the language seem daunting? Do you want to do the right thing for your mentee? Well, I have answers! Bring your questions as they relate to this topic and Eli will model what an open and affirming environment might look like as he responds with humor and kindness. Through his company Speaking of Happy he has facilitated workshops and hosted panel discussions for many groups to include College of St. Mary and this is what they had to say about his approach.

“Eli brings an authentic voice and courageous spirit to his work and advocacy. He has an uncanny ability to speak to his audience in a way that makes you feel you have known him your entire life. That level of comfort allows people to lean in and open their hearts and minds.”
~Alexis Sherman, Director of Multicultural Initiatives, College of St. Mary’s

In this workshop Eli will share part of his gender journey to bring some insight and understanding to this extremely important topic! He believes visibility is important not only for himself but for the kids mentors will be interacting with as they navigate the unpredictable waters of life with mentees. 

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SOH_LGBTQIA+_2018_Revised.pdf Download Link
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Human Trafficking - What Mentors Need to Know

10:15 AM 11:00 AM Regents D

Sex trafficking is the second growing illegal industry in our world. In the United States, it is a fast-growing problem that puts our youth at extreme risk. And in today’s world of social media and technology, our youth are vulnerable.
Stephanie Olson will discuss the real dangers surrounding human trafficking in Nebraska and share how we can keep our children safe on social media.
You will learn: What human trafficking and sex trafficking is. What sex trafficking looks like in our communities. What factors make individuals the most vulnerable to sex trafficking. What the grooming process is and how it is used by traffickers. What dangers are present on social media sites and gaming platforms. How to spot a trafficking victim. What to do when you see a trafficking victim. How we can prevent our youth from becoming victims of sex trafficking.

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PDF - Human Trafficking.pdf Download Link
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TeamMates Updates

10:15 AM 11:00 AM Chancellor 3

This interactive breakout session will provide TeamMates Chapters with all of the latest TeamMates policy updates and other exciting changes made program-wide for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Supporting the Mental Health of our Youth through Awareness

10:15 AM 11:00 AM Regents E

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Abuse and Neglect and Reporting: Every Report Counts

10:15 AM 11:00 AM Chancellor 2

In this session, we will review some key factors in your role as a mandatory reporter of child abuse in Nebraska. Trainees will work through scenarios to help uncover questions and concerns people have about mandatory reporting and how to handle suspicions and disclosures of child abuse and neglect.

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Child Abuse and Neglect 101 Handout.pdf Download Link
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Rewindable Learning: Video and Screencasting Made Easy

10:15 AM 11:00 AM Chancellor 1

Explore Youtube Capture and the Screencastify Chrome extension to see how easy it is to capture and share a video from your classroom. Screencasts are great for everything from lesson plans to assessment. Bring your earbuds, phone and a computer with Chrome and leave with your first screencast ready to go!

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Part 1: Small Nonprofit Success in the "Big" Sector

11:15 AM 12:00 PM Chancellor 1

Small Nonprofit Success in the "Big" Sector will focus on helping volunteer-led and emerging or small nonprofit organizations (or chapters) feel inspired to carry out their mission in the "big" nonprofit sector landscape. The session will be a one-part presentation, one-part working session and facilitated discussion. Participants will leave energized to leverage their mission "to impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring" to increase philanthropic capacity.

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TeamMates Updates

11:15 AM 12:00 PM Chancellor 3

This interactive breakout session will provide TeamMates Chapters with all of the latest TeamMates policy updates and other exciting changes made program-wide for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Strengths, Hope, Engagement

11:15 AM 12:00 PM Regents D

Your own strengths are your best multiplier for positive outcomes. Let’s think even more intentionally about how to use your talents individually, and in partnerships and teams, to boost hope and engagement. Each of us has unique patterns that we might often overlook in terms of how they can bring illumination and insight to our student success strategies!

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Suicide Prevention

11:15 AM 12:00 PM Regents E

Suicide is a very real public health problem that continues to impact individuals from a variety of backgrounds and of all ages. Suicide takes a life every 13 minutes in the United States. By knowing what to watch for and knowing what resources are available to help, suicides can be prevented. The Kim Foundation will start the conversation about suicide prevention and encourage attendees to arm themselves with information. The topics to be covered will include: warning signs to watch for in individuals, how to have the conversation with someone who is suicidal and sharing local/national resources that can connect someone to help. We hope you will join us for this important and informative presentation.

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Targeted School Violence: Preparing Mentors

11:15 AM 12:00 PM Chancellor 2

Types of School Violence, Dynamics, Access to Weapons, Types of Threats, Threat Assessment, What Can Mentors Do?
How Can We Prepare Mentors?

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Transgender 101

11:15 AM 12:00 PM Regents F

Do you have questions about what it means to be transgender, non-binary or gender nonconforming? Does the language seem daunting? Do you want to do the right thing for your mentee? Well, I have answers! Bring your questions as they relate to this topic and Eli will model what an open and affirming environment might look like as he responds with humor and kindness. Through his company Speaking of Happy he has facilitated workshops and hosted panel discussions for many groups to include College of St. Mary and this is what they had to say about his approach.

“Eli brings an authentic voice and courageous spirit to his work and advocacy. He has an uncanny ability to speak to his audience in a way that makes you feel you have known him your entire life. That level of comfort allows people to lean in and open their hearts and minds.”
~Alexis Sherman, Director of Multicultural Initiatives, College of St. Mary’s

In this workshop Eli will share part of his gender journey to bring some insight and understanding to this extremely important topic! He believes visibility is important not only for himself but for the kids mentors will be interacting with as they navigate the unpredictable waters of life with mentees. 

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SOH_LGBTQIA+_2018_Revised.pdf Download Link
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Lunch/ Awards/ Keynote by Miss Sue

12:15 PM 01:30 PM

Miss Sue takes audiences behind-the-scenes of The Blind Side, telling the story from her perspective as an educator and learning specialist. A believer that any student can achieve academic success with the right blend of motivation and applied learning, Mitchell inspires students and teachers alike to explore new opportunities in teaching and learning. For educators, Miss Sue draws upon her work with Michael Oher and beyond, highlighting applied teaching techniques and lessons learned from four decades as an educator, from elementary school to college.

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Part 2: Small Nonprofit Success in the "Big" Sector

01:45 PM 02:30 PM Chancellor 1

Small Nonprofit Success in the "Big" Sector will focus on helping volunteer-led and emerging or small nonprofit organizations (or chapters) feel inspired to carry out their mission in the "big" nonprofit sector landscape. The session will be a one-part presentation, one-part working session and facilitated discussion. Participants will leave energized to leverage their mission "to impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring" to increase philanthropic capacity.

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Recruiting Diverse Mentors

01:45 PM 02:30 PM Chancellor 3

MENTOR Nebraska believes that young people are fully capable of thriving and reaching success in their lives. In order to effectively match youth with mentors, it’s important to consider the holistic identity of the youth. When mentoring organizations are intentional about cultivating an environment and culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion they can help create strong cultural representation not just within the walls of the organization but also the diverse mentors that are drawn to the mentoring program. During this session, we will discuss practical steps and practices that can help mentoring organizations build a strong bases for recruiting diverse mentors.

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Teens, Drugs, and Vapes: What Mentors Need to Know

01:45 PM 02:30 PM Regents D

DOPE, DEVICES, AND DATA!

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Internet Crimes Against Children

01:45 PM 02:30 PM Regents F

This presentation helps with understanding cyber safety and the big problem involving sextortion and kids on social media.

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What’s Your Connection?

01:45 PM 02:30 PM Chancellor 2

Google Doc

We all face tough times. Ongoing stress from tough times can lead to poor health and other challenges as the brain adapts to survive. Yet, science shows that caring relationships can change these outcomes. This interactive evidence-based workshop explains how stress impacts the brain and why relationships improve individual and community well-being. Attendees will leave with practical ideas for taking action in their work, faith, neighborhood and friend networks. This session will also cover Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and toxic stress in youth.

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Finding Your ACE Score.pdf Download Link
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Suicide Prevention

01:45 PM 02:30 PM Regents E

Suicide is a very real public health problem that continues to impact individuals from a variety of backgrounds and of all ages. Suicide takes a life every 13 minutes in the United States. By knowing what to watch for and knowing what resources are available to help, suicides can be prevented. The Kim Foundation will start the conversation about suicide prevention and encourage attendees to arm themselves with information. The topics to be covered will include: warning signs to watch for in individuals, how to have the conversation with someone who is suicidal and sharing local/national resources that can connect someone to help. We hope you will join us for this important and informative presentation.

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TeamMates Foundation

02:45 PM 03:30 PM Chancellor 3

Looking for a place to house excess funds or scholarship funds? Do you have a significant donor who is interested in endowment? Learn about the TeamMates Foundation and how it can benefit the long-term financial needs of your chapter.

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Grief and Gratitude

02:45 PM 03:30 PM Regents E

The journey through transition is a familiar one for Rosanne Liesveld. After losing her husband expectedly four years ago, she wrote the book, "The Collision of Grief and Gratitude" and now speaks to groups about how to navigate challenging change in one's life--especially by using one's innate strengths to process and proceed to new chapters. Her focus on gratitude, strengths, and grief can speak to most people in one way or another.

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Social Media and Gaming

02:45 PM 03:30 PM Chancellor 2

101 Internet Safety for Mentors and Mentees. 

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Conference TeamMates 2019 Final.pptx Download Link
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Teens, Drugs, and Vapes: What Mentors Need to Know

02:45 PM 03:30 PM Regents D

DOPE, DEVICES, AND DATA!

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Trafficking Awareness

02:45 PM 03:30 PM Chancellor 1

Learn from State Patrol. 
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Internet Crimes Against Children

02:45 PM 03:30 PM Regents F

This presentation helps with understanding cyber safety and the big problem involving sextortion and kids on social media.

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Closing Awards

03:45 PM 04:30 PM

Afternoon Award:
1) 10 Year Award