Find a Speaker for Your Event

The YWCA has a variety of staff members available to speak at your workshops and events, with a wide array of expertise, including:

Social Enterprise

  • Doing Good is Everyone’s Business
  • Purchase with Purpose! Creating social impact through conscious consumerism.

Leadership Development

Marketing & Development

  • Creating the WIN-WIN-WIN! Best practices in developing sustainable, strategic partnerships that create value for your organization, partners and those you serve!
  • Social Media 101 for Non-Profits


  • Positive Guidance with Children

Economic Empowerment

  • Workforce development
  • Soft Skill Development

Sexual Assault Prevention / Intervention

  • Sexual Violence Prevention in Schools and College Campuses
  • Title IX Compliance

Sexual Harassment Prevention / Intervention

  • Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace
  • Cultural Humility

Diversity & Inclusion

  • Cultural Humility
  • Unconscious Bias
  • Inclusion begins with you!
  • Trauma-Informed Workplace

Public Policy

Human Resources

  • Motivating your Team
  • Time Management

Nutrition / Wellness

  • Supersizing our Children: Childhood Obesity
  • Eat Right, Grow Strong: Healthy Easting
  • Moving Children to Good Health: Physical Activity for Young Children
  • Moving Towards a Healthy Lifestyle Together: Working with Families to Promote Healthy Behaviors

Early Childhood Education/Child Care Services

    • Choosing Quality Child Care
    • Executive Function
    • Living the NAEYC Standards in your Early Childhood Program
    • NAEYC Accreditation Process (Environments, Classroom Portfolios, Program Portfolios, Changes)
    • Developmentally Appropriate Practice (Infants/Toddlers/Twos/Preschool)
    • Enriched Learning Centers (Making the Most of your Environment)
    • Building Relationships with Families Parents/Families
    • Teaching Children with Exceptionalities (both ends of the exceptionality continuum)
    • Cultural Awareness to Understand ESL Families
    • Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
    • Overcoming Sociocultural Challenges
    • On-going Assessment Using Primary Language
    • Bilingual Education for Infants/Toddlers
    • DAP for school Agers
    • Activity facilitation w/ school age groups
    • PBC information, implementation, & content
    • Non-Bias Teaching Practices “I Dream A World”
    • Best Practices when administering for ASQ-3/ASQ:SE-2
    • Atypical Infant/Toddler and Child Development
    • Social-emotional Development in Young Children
    • Utilizing Child’s IFSP/IEP to Support Child’s Learning
    • Understanding Young Children’s Challenging Behaviors
    • Benefits of adding early head start into your program from an employee perspective
    • Best practices in a family child care center
    • How to write an attainable goal for a child or teacher
    • Making your Outside Play Time Meaningful
    • Illinois Early Learning Guidelines
    • Basics of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Practice
    • Caring for Mixed Ages of Children
    • The Power of Observation
    • Program for Infant Toddler Care
    • Positive Guidance/Challenging Behaviors
    • Health and Wellness- Yoga and movement for children, recipes and cookbooks to use in the classroom
    • Cultural Influence on Diet
    • Language and Powerful Interactions
    • A Team Approach to Strengthening Young Children’s Social and Emotional Skills (Pyramid Model)
    • Successful Classroom Management
    • Family Engagement
    • Conducting Classroom Screenings and Assessments
    • Milestone Moments: Using ASQ
    • Basics of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Practices
    • Creating an Active Learning Environment
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Cultivating a Pre-K Classroom of Kindness
    • Cognitive development
    • Social emotional development
    • Cultural relevant literacy
    • Parental engagement
    • McKinney Vento
    • CCAP process

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