> Oct. 5-- National Energy Efficiency Day: Four Hawai'i mayors have committed to proclaiming Oct. 5 as Energy Efficiency Day in their respective counties. Follow along on social media using the hashtag #EEDay2017.

> Oct. 5-- Communicating More Effectively In Challenging Situations: A Workshop for Caregivers of Adults (age 60+) from 8:30am to 12:30pm at Ku'ikahi Mediation Center. "How can you talk with your siblings about mom’s finances?" asks workshop instructor Elizabeth Kent. "Or ask your grandfather if it may be time for him to stop driving? Or tell your family doctor that you don't like talking about your spouse as if he's not in the room? Knowing when to bring up uncomfortable topics--and how to express your thoughts and feelings--is a challenge." In this interactive workshop, learn some useful communication tools to enable you to share your concerns so people will hear you. This four-part process includes how to: ready yourself to have a productive conversation; explore the other person's readiness and willingness to listen; plan your logistics and approach; and have the conversation using powerful and effective "I" statements. Elizabeth Kent, J.D., has helped people and institutions find solutions to sticky problems for over 25 years. A trained facilitator and mediator, she teaches graduate classes in conflict system design and negotiation at UH-Manoa and a variety of conflict resolution skills classes around the state. Pre-registration required. The suggested contribution for this caregiver workshop is $20 (no one turned away for lack of funds). To register for the Hilo workshop, contact Al-Qawi Majidah at Ku'ikahi Mediation Center at (808) 935-7844 x3 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

> Oct. 6-- Līhu'e Modern Architecture Presentation & Talk Story presented by Historic Hawai‘i Foundation & Docomomo US Hawai'i Chapter on Oct. 6 from 5:00-7:00pm at Līhu'e Civic Center, Moikeha Conference Room 2A/2B. Interactive discussion will look at Līhu‘e’s past and reflect on the historic events and social changes that influenced its built environment. Free and open to the public. Registration required. Public parking is available at the Civic Center parking lot; street parking is also available.

> Oct. 9-11-- Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity at The Modern Honolulu and Hilton Hawaii Village and Resorts.. Considered one of the most diverse gatherings in the world, the conference encourages and respects voices from perspective across numerous areas, including: voices from persons representing all disability areas; experiences of family members and supporters across all disability and diversity areas; responsiveness to diverse cultural and language differences; evidence of researchers and academics studying diversity and disability; stories of persons providing powerful lessons; examples of program providers, and; action plans to meet human and social needs in a globalized world. Click here to learn more.

> Oct. 10-- Webinar Series: The Spectrum of Financing Options. Starts Oct. 10 and continues through Nov. 14; learn from the convenience of your desk. HANO has partnered with the Nonprofit Finance Fund to offer a 6-part webinar series on The Spectrum of Financing Options. These webinars will explore options for enhancing your nonprofit's sustainability through topics including: An Introduction to Debt and Financing for Nonprofits; A Guide to Program- & Mission-Related Investments; Using Capital for Growth or Change; Understanding New Markets Tax Credits; The Emergence of Pay for Success Funding; Impact Investing: From Conventional to Cutting Edge. HANO members are eligible for a 10% discount on the purchase of individual webinars. Contact Jennifer Cornish Creed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the discount code. When registering, under "Other Information" be sure to indicate that you were referred by HANO. Click here for additional details + to register.

> Oct. 11-- Aging With Dignity Forum: The Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity is pleased to announce an all-day Aging with Dignity Forum will take place on Oct. 11 from 8:15am to 5pm at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Resort. Onsite registration is open to the public. Entry fee is $15 for a full day of activities that are designed to educate and illuminate on issues of aging that are key to the well-being of Hawai'i senior citizens and to all of Hawaii nei. Forum workshops and discussions will focus on everything from prevention of elder abuse, to advocacy for older adults with disabilities, the construction of age-friendly communities, and tips on mind-body healing tailored to older people. Click here to learn more.

> Oct. 11-- Honolulu Modern Architecture Presentation & Talk Story, presented by Historic Hawai'i Foundation & Docomomo US Hawai'i Chapter on Oct. 11 from 5:00-7:00pm at the Ward Village Courtyard (formerly IBM Building). Interactive discussion will look at Modern architecture's development in the Islands and the historic events and social changes that influenced its outcome. Free and open to the public. Registration required. Free Parking is available in the parking structure near Nordstrom Rack and T.J. Maxx at Ward Centre. Enter the parking structure via Auahi or Queen Street only. Go to this link for a visual map.

> Oct. 12-- How to Protect Against a Cybersecurity Breach: In light of the recent Equifax security breach, HANO has invited experts in this area to share how to prevent a security breach and what to do if your data has been compromised. Free event; participants encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy during the presentation. Join us from Noon to 1:00 p.m. at ES&A, Inc., A Law Corporation, 1003 Bishop Street, Pauahi Tower Suite 2750. Seating is limited; registration will close by 10/9 or when seats are filled. Click here to register.

> Oct. 13-- HANO Talk Story + Listening Session in Hilo: Please join and share your voice, ideas, and perspective at our Hawaii Island convening from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hawai'i Innovation Center. Free + light refreshments served. Click here to register.

> Oct. 13-- Children And Youth Summit: The Hawaii State Legislature's Keiki Caucus invites students, advocates, parents, policymakers and all others interested in improving the well-being of Hawaii's children and youth to participate in the 24th Annual Children and Youth Summit from 8:30am to 3:00pm at the State Capitol Auditorium. The event will assist the Legislature in identifying critical issues that affect the lives of youth, their families and the broader community. It is also an opportunity to help identify viable solutions that can be brought before the Legislature during the 2018 Legislative Session and also to help mobilize the community to take action. Summit attendees will experience rich and diverse panel discussions led by community leaders, business professionals and youth, on such various topics such as substance abuse, disabilities, social/emotional learning, mental health, sexual abuse prevention, and more. The summit is free of charge and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Click here to register.

> Oct. 13-- Working Effectively with Court Ordered or Resistant Clients: hosted by P.A.R.E.N.T.S. from Noon to 4pm in Hilo. Are you looking for ways to engage the cooperation of your clients? Please join this workshop presented by Kathi Kreinik who has been in social work for over 50 years. She will discuss resistance in therapy, learn the basics of engaging clients, identify the reasons why there is resistance to change and much more. Contact P.A.R.E.N.T.S. at (808) 235-0255 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

> Oct. 14-- FREE Marketing workshops for NonProfits: AdUp Hawaii is bringing the best marketing professionals in Hawaii together to share the inside secrets of marketing a nonprofit organization. Learn about the basics of marketing and branding, social media and getting the word out through traditional media outlets. Lunch will also be provided along with networking and admission to the team presentations and the after party. Admission is FREE for nonprofit organizations. For more information and to register, click here and use the code "FreeAdmission" (with capital F and A).

> Oct. 20-- HANO Talk Story + Listening Session on Molokai: Please join and share your voice, ideas, and perspective at our Molokai convening from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lili'uokalani Trust - Kipuka Moloka'I 602 Maunaloa Hwy., Kaunakakai. Free + light refreshments served. Click here to register.

> Oct. 21-- Save the Date: 2017 Honolulu Pride™ Parade + Festival

> Oct. 26-- Opioid Use & Abuse: Hawaii's Coordinated Response: Hawaii Youth Services Network's next quarterly networking and membership meeting featuring: Heather Lusk, MSW, Executive Director of The CHOW Project and Ramon Ibarra, Hawaii Pathways Project Coordinator for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Branch, Hawaii Dept. of Health. Cost (includes lunch): HYSN member agencies - $30.00; other organizations and individuals - $45.00. Application pending for CEUs for Social Workers and Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Counselor. Click here to register.Online credit card payments accepted. If you cannot pay via credit card, or have difficulty with registration, please call Regina Jacobs at 808-489-9549 Ext. 2. Registration deadline: Oct 19, 2017.

 

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