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:

Diversity & Inclusion
  • Active Inclusion: De-biased and Equitable Employment Processes
  • Bias Awareness and Management
  • Building Human-Centered Workplaces
  • Communication: Micro-Aggressions
  • Cultural Humility
  • Equity & Racial Justice
  • Identity & Values
  • Inclusion Beyond Compliance
  • Power & Privilege
  • RESPECT AT WORK: Preventing and Identifying Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • The Spectrum of Whiteness
  • Using WOMN and NACP ETF Criteria as Roadmaps to Women’s/Minority Empowerment
Early Childhood Education/Child Care Services
  • Activity facilitation with school age groups
  • A Team Approach to Strengthening Young Children’s Social and Emotional Skills (Pyramid Model)
  • Atypical Infant/Toddler and Child Development
  • Basics of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Practice
  • Benefits of adding early head start into your program from an employee perspective
  • Best practices in a family child care center
  • Best Practices when administering for ASQ-3/ASQ: SE-2
  • Bilingual Education for Infants/Toddlers
  • Building Relationships with Families Parents/Families
  • Caring for Mixed Ages of Children
  • CCAP Process
  • Choosing Quality Child Care
  • Cognitive development
  • Conducting Classroom Screenings and Assessments
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Creating an Active Learning Environment
  • Cultivating a Pre-K Classroom of Kindness
  • Cultural Awareness to Understand ESL Families
  • Cultural Influence on Diet
  • Culturally-relevant literacy
  • DAP for School Agers
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice (Infants/Toddlers/Twos/Preschool)
  • Enriched Learning Centers (Making the Most of your Environment)
  • Executive Function
  • Family Engagement
  • Health and Wellness: Yoga and movement for children, recipes and cookbooks to use in the classroom
  • How to write an attainable goal for a child or teacher
  • Illinois Early Learning Guidelines
  • Language and Powerful Interactions
  • Living the NAEYC Standards in your Early Childhood Program
  • Making your Outside Play Time Meaningful
  • McKinney Vento
  • Milestone Moments: Using ASQ
  • NAEYC Accreditation Process (Environments, Classroom Portfolios, Program Portfolios, Changes)
  • Non-Bias Teaching Practices “I Dream A World”
  • On-going Assessment Using Primary Language
  • Overcoming Sociocultural Challenges
  • Parental Engagement
  • PBC information, implementation, & content
  • Positive Guidance/Challenging Behaviors
  • Program for Infant Toddler Care
  • Social-emotional Development in Young Children
  • Successful Classroom Management
  • Supporting Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
  • Teaching Children with Exceptionalities (both ends of the exceptionality continuum)
  • The Power of Observation
  • Understanding Young Children’s Challenging Behaviors
  • Utilizing Child’s IFSP/IEP to Support Child’s Learning
Economic Empowerment
  • Born Rich: Exploring Your Money Personality and Mindset
  • Do I Look Like An ATM? Developing Financially Capable Children
  • Soft Skill Development
  • The African-American Civil Rights and Financial History
  • The Urgency of Financial and Entrepreneurial Education
  • Workforce Development
Human Resources
  • Motivating your Team
  • Time Management
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
  • 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
  • Supersizing our Children: Childhood Obesity
  • Active Parenting (Birth-5, 5-12, and 12-17)
  • Apps, What are Kids Using
  • Boundaries and Limitations
  • Bullying in School and Online
  • Capacity Building, Empowering Families
  • Child Development and Social Emotional Learning
  • Developing a Flexible Routine
  • Early Literacy: Parents are Teachers
  • Health, Safety & Fun
  • Managing School Systems
  • Mental Health and Trauma
  • Parent Café
  • Positive Guidance with Children
  • Positive Solutions for Families
  • Signs of Depression and Anxiety
  • Strengthening Inclusion
Public Policy
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
Social Enterprise
  • Doing Good is Everyone’s Business
  • Purchase with Purpose! Creating social impact through conscious consumerism.

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