Presentation Options & Ideas
Al Condeluci has amazing presentation options to offer you, your agency, or your organization. What follows is a listing of Al's current listing of presentation options & ideas to consider. You can download the below list here.
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1. Cultural Shifting: Understanding Community and Social Capital
This presentation, taken from work on Al's book, explores the elements of culture and community in thinking about change and leadership. Designed for all levels of staff, family members and advocates this presentation introduces the element of culture, focuses the potency for change within these elements, and then offers strategies to implement “cultural shifting” in your own organization or life.
2. Why We Do What We Do: Bringing Back the Passion in Our Lives
The work done in human services and community building is often routine and repetitive. If we focus on just the work, energy can give way to mediocrity. This animated presentation will re-examine the roots and background of our work. The history of how people with disabilities have been treated will be explored and ways we can rekindle our passions for inclusion and community will be offered.
3.Communications: The Problem and the Answer
Regardless of where we find ourselves in the scheme of things one thing is certain; we will be more successful (or unsuccessful) based on how well we communicate with others around us. This interactive presentation will explore the basics of communications and then offer ways we can communicate more effectively.
4. Building Community from the Inside Out
The challenge of inclusion rests with not only understanding culture and community, but also finding ways within the culture for meaningful participation. Historically, people with disabilities have been kept apart from community. This exclusion has set a tone for the greater community that people with disabilities are better off in their own space. This presentation takes an active look and community and relationships with an effort toward building a community where each belongs.
5. Interdependence: The Route to Community
The key to life (or community) success is found not in specific strategies, but in building strong natural relationships. This session looks at the elements of Interdependence, how relationships grow and develop and how we all can get better at making them happen in our lives.
6. Beyond Difference
Often the differences we have from one another can be huge barriers to life or community success. These differences can range from physical to cultural to cognitive. In some ways, the step stone to achieving the goals we have set for our organizations or ourselves are found in getting beyond the differences that can push us apart. This session examines the sociological elements of difference and how we can find our commonality to bond us in action.
7. Change, Challenge and Opportunity
Change is a paradoxical issue that can keep us confused. Although our instincts are to resist, the one thing we can count on is that change will occur. This interactive session looks at the elements of change, why resistances occur and how we can get in front of the change process.
8. Advocacy and Change
Pulled from my book “Advocacy for Change” this presentation explores the aspects of advocacy. For self-advocates, people advocating for another or professional advocates the key aspects of power, change and strategies are explored.
9. Together is Better
Taken from my book of the same title, this presentation explores relationship building, the gatekeeper concept, basic elements of human relations and the notions of bridging and bonding social capital.
10. How Organizations Behave
This session builds from my 10 years of teaching organizational theory at the undergraduate and graduate level. Organizations, like people have unique characteristics and this session looks at how organizations can be successfully influenced.
All people have a natural penchant for creativity. Unfortunately, the demands of life and routines that we fall into can stunt us into mediocrity. This interactive session looks at the stages of creativity and offers strategies for building our creative abilities.
12. Power through Groups and Teams
All research on outcome success is convincing that groups and teams are much more potent than individuals alone. This session explores the elements of teambuilding and ways that groups and teams can be more functional.
13. Human Relations
All success in life comes back to our basic ability to relate to people in our world. This session takes a close look at the human relations process using Stephen Covey’s model. Interactive exercises are used to help not only understand who we are, but get a clearer sense of others.
14. Social Capital
For the past 40 years, researchers have been exploring the power and potency of social capital. This interactive session looks closely at research on social capital and identifies ways and means to building more viable relationships in our lives.
15. Measuring Social Capital
This advanced session is an interactive look at the Saguaro Seminar Survey and other ways and means to measure and chronicle civic engagement and social capital.
16. Human Sexuality
One of the biggest areas of challenge in human services is dealing with human sexuality issues. All of us are sexual beings and there is a natural drive to this area. This presentation looks at human sexuality, clearing up myths and making suggestions for supporting clients in this area.
17. Ethics and Social Capital
All of us are interested in seeing a more ethical culture. In these settings, there is greater tolerance, honesty, and respect. This session shows how social capital impacts ethics.
18. Culture Change
Historically, systems have been driven from an institutional model that is often patronizing and mechanical. New thinking has looked closely at how the culture might shift in services and change into a more home-like and community perspective. This presentation explores the aspects and elements of culture change.
19. The Power and Potency of Social Capital
Relationships are more critical to a person's life than we often realize. This session defines and explores social capital, its benefits and component parts. Participants will also come to understand the key steps and stages to building social capital.
20. Organizing for Social Change
Taken from the works of the great organizers, this session focuses on organizational steps and stages in identifying issues, mobilizing people, forging a position, and then tactics for making change happen.
21. Transition from School to Community
Students who have disabilities are entitled to experience school up to age 21. At this point, it is expected that these students can leave the school and enter the greater community. Unfortunately, for many students, in spite of active transition efforts, these students never full assimilate and are often stuck at home. This session will explore the important community elements and offer families, teachers and advocates tangible ideas for building community opportunities.
22. Seminar for Leaders and Supervisors
Often when an organization makes a commitment to shift its approach from micro (focus on individual) to macro (focus) on the community, unique challenges unfold for leaders and supervisors. We are often so used to management from a micro perspective that clear mistakes are made in leading the shift. This session will look closely at supervisory challenges and suggest ways and means to be more of a "coach" in organizational transformation.
23. Why We Do What We Do
Most of our programs and services were developed from very powerful values and beliefs. Families and advocates have started agencies so that vulnerable people could lead valued, dignified lives. As time has marched on, many of the new folks in our field have no real "feel" for this original purpose. This session looks closely at why our organizations were formed in the first place. With videos and stories, folks are reminded of not only why, but begin to think about how we can achieve the goals and objectives in a new day.
24. Community Engagement
This session is designed for generic community members and leaders. It focuses on how a more inclusive community is better for all members. Participants develop a “blueprint” of what they should, could, and will do to build a community for all.
25. Macro Change
There are 2 major tracks to promoting community change. One is formal, the other, informal. This session explores both tracks and introduces strategies and tactics for both.