Engaging Public-Sector Stakeholders to Prepare for Welcoming More Refugees

Hosted on April 7, 2021, this training was delivered by Christina Pope, Senior Network Director at Welcoming America; and George Zavala, Western Regional Manager at Welcoming America.

As refugee service providers prepare for an increase in arrivals, it is important to reactivate public-sector relationships and explore concrete partnerships that can help meet your local goals. This webinar gives you key strategies on this timely topic, whether you are looking to engage public schools, public health departments, or other public actors. This training accompanies Switchboard’s new information guide Engaging Public-Sector Stakeholders to Prepare for Welcoming More Refugees.

This webinar is aimed at front-line and management staff of refugee-serving organizations. This includes directors and program managers, case workers and supervisors, employment specialists, education service providers, and other direct service providers.

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Use creative virtual activities to lay the groundwork for public-sector collaboration in a community consultation or other community stakeholder setting;
  • Apply strategies for developing concrete partnerships as you prepare for an increase in refugee arrivals; and
  • Name new ideas for deepening multi-sector partnerships for longer-term collaboration.