Workshop: Collaborating with Private Sponsors
September 27 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
This workshop will help frontline settlement staff better understand how to collaborate with private sponsors, including the roles and responsibilities of sponsoring groups/individuals and service providers. Facilitators will also explore how to respond to common sponsorship challenges and breakdowns.
Target Audience: This workshop is appropriate for frontline settlement staff (including intake and reception staff) with <5 years of experience. More senior staff who would like a refresher / update are also welcome.
Outcomes: Participants will:
- Better understand the private sponsorship system (PSRs, BVORs; Sponsorship Agreement Holders, Constituent Groups, Groups of Five, Community Sponsors)
- Understand the roles and responsibilities of sponsoring groups and individuals
- Discuss the roles of service providers, and how service providers can respond to common challenges
- Understand what to do in the case of a sponsorship breakdown
Facilitators / Presenters: Ermias Yoseph (MIIC), Gelila Hailu (Refugee Sponsorship Training Program), Belloty Kabamba-Braun (Mennonite Central Committee)
Registration: Registration will open mid-August. Priority will be given to MANSO member organizations, each organization can register up to two staff, additional staff may be registered to the waitlist, and will be offered a seat if there is space after the registration deadline. Registration deadline: September 13th, 2019.
Venue is wheelchair accessible. Other accessibility accommodations available on advance request.