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AGRM 2017 Annual Convention
 
AGRM 2017 Annual Convention AGRM 2017 Annual Convention AGRM 2017 Annual Convention AGRM 2017 Annual Convention AGRM 2017 Annual Convention  
     

CLIENT & CULTURE

 
    Sustainable Life-Change: Attempting to Understand Client Success
  Changing the Face of Homelessness
  The Holy Spirit’s Work in Regeneration
  International City Mission Perspectives
  Next Faith: Trends Shaping the Future
 
     
 
     

STRATEGIC THINKING

 
    Creating a Community for Young Adults to Serve the City
  Creating a Board Policy Manual
  Developing Great Teams
  Building Strategy: Getting the Right Things Done
  Building and Growing a Healthy and Sustainable Organization
 
     
 
     

RADICAL HOSPITALITY

 
    How to Create a Healing Environment
  Three Ideas to Revolutionize Your Food Service
  Help That Really Helps
  Families of the Incarcerated: Invisible Victims
  Treating Clients with Dignity and Respect
 
     
 
     

ENTERPRISE

 
    What Social Enterprise Is Right for My Mission?
  Thrift Recycling and Triple Bottom Line
  Mobile Management
  Enterprise Show-and-Tell
  Strategies for Start-up Enterprise Funding
 
     
 
     

TRANSFORMATIONAL PROGRAMMING 1

 
    What Every Girl Needs to Hear from Jesus
  Understanding Poor Choices and How to Change the Pattern
  Co-Occurring Disorders
  Planning for Christ-Centered Outcomes
  Addiction, Relapse, and Recovery
 
     
 
     

TRANSFORMATIONAL PROGRAMMING 2

 
    Essential Skills and Strategies for Counseling
  Connecting Community to Job Readiness
  Felon Reintegration
  The Person of Jesus Meets the Science of Recovery
  How to Engage and Minister to Men
 
     
 
     

OPERATIONS & ADMINISTRATION 1

 
    Four Key Tax Compliance Musts
  Seven Questions Every CEO Should Be Asking Their Finance Team
  Developing Future Volunteers
  Metrics That Matter for Rescue Missions
  Not-for-Profit Accounting and Financial Reporting Update
 
     
 
     

OPERATIONS & ADMINISTRATION 2

 
    Strategies for Employee Retention
  Volunteer Background Screening: What the Research Says
  Compensation Packages that Make Sense
  Protecting Your Mission in Its Ministry to Sex Offenders
  Addressing Fair Labor Standards
 
     
 
     

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 1

 
    Utilizing Focus Groups to Engage Partners and Meet Mission Needs
  Silent Auctions, Raucous Returns
  What’s On Your Development Dashboard?
  Building a Premier Organization
  Mid-Level Donors: Just the Right Touch
 
     
 
     

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 2

 
    Moving the Hearts and Minds of Major Donors
  Five Dangerous Trends and How to Counter Them
  More than Meals on Appeals
  Micro Campaigns: Raise $100,000 Online in Four Weeks
  Fundraising in a Digital World
 
     
 
     

PUBLIC IMAGE

 
    Becoming the Go-To in Your Community
  Performing Well Under Media Pressure
  Brand Smart! How Strong Brands Build Strong Ministries
  Case Study: Crisis Communications Failure
  Equipping Your Community to Address Homelessness
 
     
 
 

Plus: Seminars from the Association of Christian Thrift Stores

What Is AGRM’s Education Worth?

Each year, AGRM’s Annual Convention typically has scores of seminars and workshops. In the past, attendees could receive continuing education credits (CEUs) for selected classes. Starting with the 2017 Annual Convention, AGRM is launching a nanodegree program in partnership with Cairn University in Pennsylvania. Sometimes referred to as micro-credentialing, a nanodegree program is a course of study that can be completed in less than 12 months through classroom participation and online learning. The aim of the program is to teach basic skills through the most qualified instructors, using the most relevant materials. Participants who complete a nanodegree course earn a “badge” that distinguishes them as having attained core competencies in a specific vocational area (such as men’s shelter management, life skills counseling, etc.), verifying their qualifications to undertake at least entry level positions in key roles at rescue missions. The specific nanodegrees AGRM will offer, starting with the 2017 Annual Convention, will be announced in detail in early January.

AGRM 2017 Annual Convention