Time: 8:30am-9:30am PST / 10:30am-11:30pm CST / 11:30am-12:30pm EST
Description: It’s not unusual for nonprofit professionals to operate out of their depth: on the one hand, they are constantly looking for innovative ways to deal with complex social issues that resist easy solutions. On the other, however, it might simply be the case that they lack appropriate knowledge or skills - in fact, there are circumstances where despite almost complete unpreparedness, one feels compelled or pressed to get a certain job done. There’s just no one else to do it. One way of addressing these knowledge gaps is to learn by doing, to accept experience as one’s teacher. But while we agree that experience is indispensable for everyone’s professional development, it is certainly true that it is not the best teacher in every situation.
Join Pedro Branco, Brazilian filmmaker and educator, for a discussion about how organizations should be prepared to enact deeper reformulations in its systems, routines, and practices as informed by research and education in order to promote true betterment of its work.
Before the webinar, participants should read Mr. Branco's blog, "Minding the Gap - Learning on the Job," and prepare to share:
1.) What is a subject or topic that you want to learn and how do you expect it will impact your work? Alternatively, what is a clear problem you want to tackle within your organization? You don’t need to articulate your claim - we will do it together.
2.) Please provide a brief description of your organization and of your role in it, including your job description.
Pedro Branco is a Brazilian filmmaker and educator. Having previously worked as Director of International Partnerships for NYC-based nonprofit Filmmakers Without Borders, Pedro has recently stepped in as remix←→culture's Deputy Director. In addition to working in the nonprofit sector, Pedro maintains a strong presence in academia, having been a founding member of IRIS - the laboratory for visual anthropology at the University of Brasília, awarded the best laboratory of its kind across Brazil between 2010 and 2012.