Events

Switchboard hosts live webinars, in-person conference presentations, and instructor-led certificate courses. We also share upcoming events and professional development from across the resettlement community. There’s something for everyone! Looking for archived webinars or self-paced e-learning courses? Visit Switchboard’s Resource Library.

Monthly List

June 2024

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Spotlight on Switchboard’s Communities of Practice – Peer Learning Groups for Service Providers
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As colleagues working across the resettlement community — whether we work for states, resettlement agencies, or other organizations — we bring a wealth of expertise to our work, but it can be challenging to find spaces in which we can share our knowledge and learn from one another.   Switchboard hosts ten c , ...
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Enhancing Services for LGBTQ+ Newcomer Clients – Course Deadline
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Switchboard is pleased to announce a free online certificate course, Enhancing Services for LGBTQ+ Newcomer Clients, which will meet in four 90-minute sessions every Wednesday from June 26 to July 17, 2024. Moreover, this course is among the first National Association of Social Workers-accredited Switchboard courses! U , ...
Weekly Office Hours for Legal Questions Related to OAR Parolees
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Every Thursday, beginning June 8, 2023  2:00—3:00 PM ET Who should attend? Weekly Office Hours are solely for lawyers and accredited representatives working at ORR-Funded organizations with questions about immigration cases for OAR parolees. (You will be asked to share your name, organization, and role when attending). , ...
Supporting Resettlement Workers with Lived Experience: Individual, Organizational, and Policy-Level Strategies
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Social services is one of the most common sectors in the United States where resettled refugees and newcomers often work. Resettlement staff with lived experience identify as a refugee, immigrant, or newcomer and underwent or are undergoing the resettlement process themselves.  Newcomers who begin working in the resett , ...
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Supporting Afghan Newcomers’ Mental Health Through Technological Tools and Resources–Digital Inclusion
12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Session 1: June 10, 2024, 12:30 – 12:45 PM ET  Session 2: June 17, 2024, 12:30 – 12:45 PM ET  Session 3: June 24, 2024, 12:30 – 12:45 PM ET  Session 4: July 8, 2024, 12:30 – 12:45 PM ET  Session 5: July 15, 2024, 12:30 – 12:45 PM ET  Session 6: July 22, 2024, 12:30 – 12:45 PM ET Note: Please use a time zone converter t , ...
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Organizational Approaches to Staff Care and Retention in Resettlement
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Switchboard is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar open to all refugee service providers, whether working at state agencies, resettlement agencies or affiliates, or other organizations. Please circulate this announcement widely among your colleagues! Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 2:00 – 3:15 PM ET Join the event: HERE , ...
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Weekly Office Hours for Legal Questions Related to OAR Parolees
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Every Thursday, beginning June 8, 2023  2:00—3:00 PM ET Who should attend? Weekly Office Hours are solely for lawyers and accredited representatives working at ORR-Funded organizations with questions about immigration cases for OAR parolees. (You will be asked to share your name, organization, and role when attending). , ...
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Coping with Unconfirmed Death for Forcibly Displaced Children and Families
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Center for Adjustment, Resilience, and Recovery (CARRE), alongside the NCTSN Child Traumatic Grief/Traumatic Separation Committee invite you to a webinar on the impact of Ambiguous Loss on forcibly displaced families, happening Friday June 14th, 2024, 12-1:30 pm ET. This webinar covers the background of forced disp , ...
Co-creation with Newcomers: Integrating Emerging Technology into Service Delivery – Certificate Course
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Switchboard is pleased to announce a free online instructor-led certificate course on how service providers can work together with newcomers to improve service delivery through the use of emerging technology. The course will focus on co-creation—a method that places newcomers at the center of the design process, enabli , ...
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Planning for ECBO Sustainability: Organizational Life Cycles and Strategies for Sustainability
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nonprofit organizations typically follow a predictable life cycle—beginning with the inception of an inspiring idea; followed by the establishment of a practical foundation; then, expanding operations; then, developing mechanisms for sustaining the institution’s functions; and then, ultimately, pursuing a review and re , ...
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Weekly Office Hours for Legal Questions Related to OAR Parolees
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Every Thursday, beginning June 8, 2023  2:00—3:00 PM ET Who should attend? Weekly Office Hours are solely for lawyers and accredited representatives working at ORR-Funded organizations with questions about immigration cases for OAR parolees. (You will be asked to share your name, organization, and role when attending). , ...
​​Refugee Farmer Training: Spotlight on the IRC’s MicroProducer Academy (MPA)​
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
What will this webinar cover?  ​​Many newcomers to the U.S. have agricultural backgrounds, and some are interested in farming as a source of income upon resettlement. However, newcomers who want to launch a successful agribusiness can face several challenges, such as land access, limited resources, and agricultural sup , ...
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Newcomer Health
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Audience: Health care workers across the U.S. who provide care or who want to learn more about providing care for newcomers, including refugees, immigrants and migrants Schedule: Monthly ECHO sessions held virtually Last Tuesday of the month 8:00 AM PT | 9:00 AM MT | 10:00 AM CT | 11:00 AM ET January 30 – Decembe , ...
​​Creating Inclusive Spaces for the LGBTQ+ Community in Newcomer Services​
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
“Welcoming” and “belonging” are important concepts in all resettlement contexts, but they may emerge as particularly significant for LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning) newcomers and those who serve them. Cultivating inclusive environments for newcomers in the LGBTQ+ community can serve a , ...
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Weekly Office Hours for Legal Questions Related to OAR Parolees
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Every Thursday, beginning June 8, 2023  2:00—3:00 PM ET Who should attend? Weekly Office Hours are solely for lawyers and accredited representatives working at ORR-Funded organizations with questions about immigration cases for OAR parolees. (You will be asked to share your name, organization, and role when attending). , ...
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