Financial Literacy Professional Development Opportunities in December

December brings opportunities for two valuable professional development sessions for financial literacy staff and volunteers.

RI Jump$tart Coalition’s Third Annual Financial Capability Conference will be held on Saturday, December 10 at Rhode Island College.  Distinguished education, government, and industry leaders, including RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and RI Commissioner of Postsecondary Education Jim Purcell, will take part in the day, full of relevant workshops, interactive exhibits, and informative panel sessions designed to meet the unique Personal Finance educational needs of K-12 student, college students and adult populations. In addition to general-interest topic sessions, there will be free professional development opportunities with new content and activities for conference participants scheduled throughout the day.  Register

Best Practices in Designing and Delivering Financial Education Workshops with Margaret Miley, Strategic Advisor and Founding Executive Director of the Midas Collaborative is sponsored by United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley (Boston) on December 13 in Boston.  With an abundance of “off-the-shelf” financial education curricula available, how can practitioners select and tailor these products to meet the needs of their audience? How can we ensure that the information is targeted, understood, and put to use? This training will help practitioners develop financial education programming using a high-impact ‘learner-centered’ model for adult learners that is timely, relevant and effective.

This training is presented as part of the Midas Collaborative’s Annual Members Meeting, which will take place from 1:30 – 3:00 pm. All training participants are welcome to stay for the meeting.  This will be a great chance to learn more about Midas’s mission, meet members of the Collaborative and participate in a special discussion highlighting what we can do at the local, state and national level to support financial security in the context of a changing political landscape.

For those staying on for the Midas Meeting, lunch will be provided during the break from 1:00 – 1:30 pm.

Register Today!