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My Community Cares Kickoff Event

  • 03/01/2023
  • 03/03/2023
  • 3 sessions
  • 03/01/2023, 10:30 AM 5:00 PM (CST)
  • 03/02/2023, 8:30 AM 5:00 PM (CST)
  • 03/03/2023, 8:30 AM 4:00 PM (CST)
  • 4849 Essen Ln, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 - Southeastern Nursing School


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____       Hosted by the Court Improvement Program of the Louisiana Supreme Court       ____

My Community Cares Kickoff Event

This is an invitation only event.  Invitees will be notified by My Community Cares Project Staff.  Participants will learn principles of implementation of the My Community Care Model replication project. Emphasis will be placed on coalition building, community needs assessments, identifying and accessing available resources. Participants will engage in active problem-solving and action planning during the training. A review of the principles of leadership will be provided. Participants will learn about the tenets of cultural competence and cultural humility and how to apply to their work in the My Community Cares initiatives.


by Team Dynamics, LLC as authorized by the LABSWE.


  • Christina M. Holt, MA

    Christina serves as Assistant Director of the Center for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas. She directs the Community Tool Box and specializes in capacity building for community change and improvement and supporting evaluation of community-based efforts. Christina has served as a speaker and technical consultant for groups including the World Health Organization, World Bank, United Nations, Peace Corps, and the Institute of Medicine. As a volunteer, Christina has worked with a local coalition for more than a decade in various roles, including as Coalition Chair. Christina provides trainings to non-profits, coalitions, and those implementing collaborative community-based efforts. Her passion is helping people make a difference on socially important issues.


Wednesday, March 1

10:30am - 11:00am Check in

11:00am - 1:00pm Kickoff Luncheon

1:00pm - 3:00pm Module 1: Creating and Maintaining Coalitions and Partnerships

3:00pm - 3:15pm Break

3:15pm - 4:25pm Module 8: Increasing Participation and Membership

4:25pm - 4:30pm Break

4:30pm - 4:50pm Introduction to the Community Tool Box online resources

4:50pm Day 1 Reflections

5:00pm Adjourn

Thursday, March 2

8:30am - 8:45am Welcome and Debrief; Review Day 2 Agenda

8:45am - 10:30am Module 2: Assessing Community Needs and Resources

10:30am - 10:45am Break

10:45am - 11:15am Module 2: Assessing Community Needs and Resources (Continued)

11:15am – 12:00pm Module 3: Analyzing Problems and Goals

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm – 2:45pm Module 3: Analyzing Problems and Goals (Continued)

2:45pm – 3:00pm Break

3:00pm - 4:50pm Module 5: Strategic and Action Planning: Part I

4:50pm Day 2 Reflections

5:00pm Adjourn

Friday, March 3

8:30am – 8:45am Welcome and Debrief; Review Day 3 Agenda

8:45am – 10:00am Module 5: Strategic and Action Planning: Part II

10:00am – 10:30am Module 6: Building Leadership

10:30am – 10:45am Break

10:45am – 12:00pm Module 6: Building Leadership (Continued)

12:00pm – 12:20pm Break, grab lunch

12:20pm – 3:00pm Working lunch, Module 9: Enhancing Cultural Competence & Cultural Humility

3:00pm – 3:40pm Day 3 Reflections; Plan next steps; Prioritize topics for follow-on training and TA

3:40pm Complete evaluations

4:00pm Adjourn


  • Learn about the My Community Cares replication model.
  • Increase knowledge about coalition building, community needs assessments, and accessing available resources.
  • Understand the impact and importance of cultural competence and humility.

Hotel Accommodations:

A courtesy block of hotel rooms is available at the 150 Drury Inn & Suites - Baton Rouge (7939 Essen Park) for the My Community Cares Kickoff event. The deadline to make reservations is February 14, 2023 for reservations at the rate of $115.00++.

Rooms have been held for your group and to make reservations, please click on the link below.

My Community Cares Kickoff

Please make your reservations by Tuesday, February 14,2023  to receive your group rate.  Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability.   Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to your group number 10053456.

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