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Wednesday, April 24 • 10:00am - 11:15am
Beautiful Roses Have Thorns Too: How to Help Partnerships Continue to Bloom

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There are many types of partnerships in this field of work; partnerships range from broad collective impact efforts with many players to those that focus on smaller community services networks with fewer members. All have ebbs and flows in the level of participation and ownership of the work. Distributive responsibility for implementation is difficult to develop and maintain. Commitment to the common agenda can waver. This workshop will focus on concrete strategies to create strong partnerships and to sustain them over time. Leaders from Palm Beach County’s Birth to 22 Coalition will engage participants in a discussion of successful strategies and ongoing challenges.

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Merita Irby

Co-Founder & Executive Vice President, The Forum for Youth Investment

Dana Zorovich Godek

Administrative Director, The School District of Palm Beach County

Marsha Guthrie

Community Planning and Partnership Lead, Children’s Services of Palm Beach County
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Tammy Fields

Director, Palm Beach County Youth Services Department
Tammy Fields is the first Director of the Youth Services Department (YSD) for Palm Beach County, which opened its doors January, 2015. YSD consolidates various youth programs and services under the Board of County Commissioners. Prior to assuming this position, Ms. Fields served in... Read More →

Wednesday April 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:15am PDT