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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: Ahmed Elmi (Sponsorship Services Counsellor), Belloty Kabamba-Braun (Mennonite Central Committee), Hilina Shiwaye (Refugee Sponsorship Training Program, RSTP)
This workshop is open to members of MANSO member agencies. If you are not a member of a MANSO member agency, there may be an opportunity for you to register for this event. Please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Venue is wheelchair accessible. Other accessibility accommodations available on advance request.
MANSO has a PD access fund for our Regular and Friends of MANSO members. For more details please see our Professional Development Policy