> Tuesday, Feb. 3 — Hawaii Women in Filmmaking and Hawaii People’s Fund present American Denial, a provocative look at race in America through the prism of a landmark 1944 inquiry into Jim Crow segregation. The free screening will be followed by a discussion. It begins at 6 p.m. at the ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nuuanu Ave., Honolulu. American Denial sheds a unique light on the unconscious political and moral world of modern Americans. By highlighting the social research unearthed by a Swede's research in the 1940's, the film weaves a narrative (using research footage, newsreels, home movies, and modern short films) exposing some of the potential underlying causes continuing to affect implicit racial biases inherent in America's institutions today.
> Thursday, Feb. 5 -- The American Lung Association presents "Lung Force Expo," a conference for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers. Learn the latest treatments, resources and research to help those living with lung disease lead healthier, active lives. Professional program is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the patient and caregiver program, presented by The Queen's Medical Center, is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Japanese Cultural Center, 2454 S. Beretania St., Honolulu. CEU application submitted for respiratory therapists. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Tuesday, Feb. 10 — HANO presents Nonprofit Advocacy 101 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the YWCA Laniakea, 1040 Richards St., Honolulu. The 2015 legislative session has just begun, and our elected officials will be considering thousands of measures that affect our communities. This session will help you get started in the public policy arena, providing an overview of nonprofit advocacy, an orientation to the legislative process, a tour of the Capitol and inspiring stories of how local nonprofits are making a difference in the public policy world. Topics and activities will include: why nonprofits are needed in the policy arena; how to create a public policy agenda for your organization; the legislative process and calendar; the Legislature's website; lobbying regulations for 501(c)(3) organizations and a tour of the State Capitol. A luncheon panel will offer real stories from leading nonprofit advocates. This event is designed for nonprofit staff, board members and volunteers who are new to nonprofit advocacy or who need a refresher on the basics. Cost is $55 HANO for members, $75 for non-members. Space is limited. Click HERE to register.
> Wednesday Feb. 11 -- The University of Hawaii at Manoa Public Administration Program presents Building Public Service Leadership from 5 to 6 p.m. in Room 312, at the State Capitol for those who are interested in excelling in public service and advancing their careers. Learn how you can earn: a master's degree in public administration through full-time, part-time or evening courses; a nonprofit management certificate through a concentrated one-year track; or a certificate in public administration through a concentrated one-year program. Call (808) 956-8260 for more information. Applications are due on March 31.
> Wednesday, Feb. 11 — Hawaii Employers Council presents American Red Cross First Aid from 8 a.m. to noon at the HEC Kahili Meeting Room, 2682 Waiwai Loop, Honolulu. The American Red Cross First Aid program helps participants recognize and respond appropriately to first aid emergencies. The course teaches skills that participants need to give immediate care until medical personnel arrive and take over. All instructors are currently certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, Lifeguarding and Emergency Medical Response. Meets OSHA Guidelines for First Aid. The course certification is valid for 2 years. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Thursday, Feb. 12 -- GuideStar presents a free webinar, Nonprofit Kick Start 2015: Creating Healthy & Productive Meetings, at 9 a.m. Kick start your nonprofit's 2015 meeting strategy with an exclusive GuideStar webinar featuring the sector's leading experts in social media and fundraising, Beth Kanter, author of Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media, and Andrea Kihlstedt, fundraising consultant at AndreaKihlstedt.com. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Friday, Feb. 13 -- Independent Sector presents "President Obama's FY 2016 Budget Proposal: Implications for the Nonprofit Sector," a webinar from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Speakers will look at key issues arising from the president’s budget, including tax and revenue priorities, proposals related to incentives for charitable giving, spending priorities, potential program cuts and the impact of alternative deficit reduction measures. They will also examine implications for poverty and income inequality, and learn more about the budget’s potential impact on the work of the nonprofit community. Registration fee is $75 (free for IS members). Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Thursday, Feb. 19 -- The University of Hawaii Office of Public Health Studies, School of Social Work, Center on the Family and the Public Policy Center present "The Dynamics of SNAP Participation During Periods of Macroeconomic Distress: From Stagflation and the Double Dip to the Great Recession" from 3 to 4:15 p.m. at George Hall 301 on the UH Manoa Campus, presented by Dr. Lloyd Grieger. During the Great Recession and the sluggish recovery that followed, participation in the federal food assistance program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, increased to historic levels. In the policy realm the explosion in participation is often portrayed as a symptom of increased dependency on public assistance. However, little is actually known about individuals’ lifetime participation, which is required in order to differentiate between new program participants and ‘dependent’ returners. This project relies on data spanning over 40 years to uncover the extent to which the Great Recession coaxed new versus return participation in SNAP among adults, whether the demographic profiles of new and return users differed, and whether this has changed over time. Lloyd Grieger is assistant professor of Sociology and Global Affairs in the Department of Sociology and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University.
> Monday, Feb. 23 -- The Kauai Community College Office of Continuing Education & Training presents a U.S. Census workshop, "Learning About Hawaii’s Industries: Economic & Workforce Data From the U.S. Census Bureau," at OCET, Room 105, 3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy., Lihue. Bring your own laptop or mobile device for these sessions; WIFI will be available. A first interactive workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. will provide a brief overview of the Census Bureau's data relating to the Hawaii’s economy and workforce. It will focus on the Bureau’s largest economic program, the Economic Census, and will provide an update on the information that is currently available as well as what’s coming out soon. A second workshop, from 1 to 3 p.m. will provide an overview of selected, key Census Bureau demographic and economic programs, and how the information from these programs can be used by entrepreneurs in a business plan and loan application. Presented by Andrew W. Hait, Data Product and Data User liaison in the Economy-Wide Statistics Division at the U.S. Census Bureau. For more information and registration call Kaeo Bradford, (808) 241-4950.
> Monday, Feb. 23 -- GuideStar presents a free GuideStar Impact Call with Jacob Harold and James Lum, GuideStar’s CEO and CFO, at 9 a.m. Harold will present and discuss GuideStar’s theory of change, in which the organization of nonprofit information and data can strengthen every one of the four factors that lead to social impact: more giving — the financial capital that fuels the work of nonprofits; smarter giving — a system that rewards performance; reduced waste — less redundancy, busywork and distraction; and higher performance/effectiveness — greater results per dollar. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Wednesday, Feb. 25 — Hawaii Youth Services Network presents “Fostering Youth Resiliency,” a free workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Airport Honolulu Hotel, 3401 N. Nimitz Hwy., Honolulu. Studies of adverse childhood experiences confirm what many of us know from working with young people—children raised in adverse environments are more likely to experience negative developmental outcomes, including teen pregnancy. However, many young people thrive despite the odds. What makes these young people resilient and what can youth-serving professionals do to help foster resiliency through sexual and reproductive health programs? This workshop is dedicated to answering these important questions. The trainer is Stephanie Guinosso, MPH. Click HERE to register by Wednesday, Feb. 11.
> Thursday, Feb. 26 — Hawaii Employers Council presents “Kona Fundamentals of Supervision” from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m at the Royal Kona Resort, Resolution Room, 75-5852 Alii Dr. Kailua-Kona. The Fundamental of Supervision series is made up of eight sessions designed for supervisors who have had little training in supervision and management, or for those needing a refresher course. Individuals may register for the entire series or for each session separately. Supervision 101 includes: Basic Employment Laws; Avoiding Sexual and Other Harassment Claims; Interviewing and Selecting - Want to Hire "A" Players?; Building Employee Performance; Investigating and Addressing Misconduct; Performance Appraisal I - Overview; and Performance Appraisal II - Communicating with the Employee. Click HERE for more information and to register.
> Thursday, Feb. 26 -- ThinkTech and Grassroot Institute present a panel discussion, “Hawaii, the State of Unfunded Liabilities," from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the downtown Laniakea YWCA, Honolulu. Liabilities are everywhere: the rail project, the failing state hospital system, overdue maintenance on state buildings and campuses, underfunded public worker pensions and health insurance and much more. Can we pay our bills? What happens if we don’t? Dealing with the risks of insolvency Opening remarks by: Steve Petranik - Hawaii Business Magazine and a luncheon panel: Kelii Akina, Grassroot Institute; Andrew Aoki, Three-Point Consulting; Hunter Heaivilin, Farm to School Network; Kitty Lagareta, Communications Pacific; Colin Moore, UH Manoa, Political Science; and Kalbert Young, former State budget director. Q&A by LiveSift.com; sponsor Hawaii Business Magazine. Cost is $30, student $20 and walk-ins $35. Parking is available at Alii Place. Click HERE to register.