IT & Communications
Roll your own: open source solutions for “big budget” problems
Location: Room 101/102
In this session, the Detroit Y team will discuss 3 technology-related communication challenges (virtual YMCAs, digital in-branch displays, and parent-to-overnight camper communication) and share their budget-conscious, open source solutions.
Seth Amadei, Events Director, Y Arts Detroit & Boll Family YMCA
Jim Baksa, Director of Information Systems, YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
Elizabeth Kerner, Director of Digital Marketing, YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
Jacqueline Kippen, Executive Director of Volunteer and Virtual Services, YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
WLRN Connection and Lean in Circle Michigan Addition Launch
Location: Room 103/104
How is your work-life balance? What can you do, your Y do to support women leaders? Network with women leaders and allies from across Michigan and talk about tactics and tools to continue to move your career forward. Share WLRN Resources, sign up to participate in a LEAN in Circle and continue to strengthen the women's leadership network across Michigan.
Lynette Simmons, Vice President of Operations-Community Initiatives, YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit
Lauren Trautz, Vice President of Human Resources and Business Services, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Lydia Mitchell, Executive Director of Youth in Government, State Alliance of Michigan YMCAs
Joslyn Jamrog, Membership & Marketing Director, Dow Bay Area Family YMCA
Seismic Shake-Up -- What Have we Learned?
Location: Governor's Room
We don't want to repeat it, but we have learned a great deal about ourselves through the pandemic and other world challenges that have greatly impacted our organization and communities. Learn from and share case studies of how our organizational practices and priorities have been changed forever!
Gigi Woodruff, Founder, Gigi Woodruff & Associates, LLC
Child Care is Essential for Michigan Families
Location: Room 201
Public awareness of faults in the child care system has increased dramatically throughout the pandemic, creating an opportunity window to educate lawmakers about the importance of investing in child care to support kids and families across Michigan. Learn how you can use your voice and encourage your YMCA members to do the same. This session will include a discussion about child care and other policy areas that are important to you.
Madeline Elliott is a Policy and Programs Associate at Michigan’s Children. Her focus area is early childhood policy. She is an MSU graduate with a passion for uplifting programs and services that kids and families need to thrive.
Retirement Fund Consultations
Location: Boardroom 1
Retirement Fund consultations are by appointment. Please sign up here.
Miriam Paulin, Senior Client Relationship Manager, YMCA Retirement Fund
Location: Boardroom 2
Training consultations are drop-in.
Christina Carter, Ann Arbor YMCA