Missouri Community Betterment
2020 Virtual Annual Conference and Recognition Event
New Perspectives: What’s Next in our Community Story?
Sunday, October 25, 2020
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1:00-1:15pm: Welcome to MCB’s Virtual Conference – introduction of MCB and logistics for the event
1:15-2:45pm: Interactive Keynote – “Everything is new and that’s terrifying! But what are the possibilities we haven’t considered yet?”
Motivational speaker Kyle Scheele will lead participants in an interactive discussion about moving forward from unexpected setbacks, and how to find ways to thrive when our plans change, whether as individuals, organizations, or communities. Kyle’s use of storytelling to engage audiences in finding new possibilities for will help participants consider how to write the chapter in our stories.
2:45-3:00 p.m.: 15 minute break
3:00-4:30 p.m.: Community Networking Sessions!
At registration, choose a topic area and join the conversation to learn what other communities are doing around this topic! Share what you are doing, make connections with communities working on similar projects as yours, and get linked to additional resources in this project area. Each session will have a facilitator who will maximize the number of community members who get to share or ask questions. In some sessions, pertinent short community presentations will be included. Questions and resources shared during the session will be noted and summary of the session added to MCB webpage by end of November. A short discussion linking the topic area to the MAP tool being used to guide MCB community project planning and implementation will be included in each session.
- Fundraising and festivals: facilitated by Elaine Campbell, Houston, and John Gulick, Linn
- How to engage your local elected officials in your community projects: facilitated by Randy Railsback
- Tips to start a youth community betterment group in your community: facilitated by Jennifer Whitson, Steelville
- Preserving your community’s story through oral histories and art: facilitated by Lisa Overholser and GK Callahan, MU Extension Community Arts Program
- What is MCB’s new community planning tool? The MAP tool and how to use it-examples from the field: facilitated by Kat Morgan
- Youth breakout session: Learn how you lead! Facilitated by the Youth Advisory Board members, Steelville
4:30-4:45p.m.: Wrap up of afternoon session
4:45-6:00 p.m.: Break for dinner
6:00– 7:30 p.m.: Awards and Recognition Presentation: MCB board will give a short update on the changes to awards and MAP tool, then present awards to community and youth groups along with the announcement of Community of the Year and Youth Group of the Year. Youth and adult leadership nominees will be introduced. The communities and youth groups will be given 5 minutes each to provide highlight of their accomplishments and respond to questions submitted through the zoom meeting.