Day One - Members Only

Day one of the 2021 virtual summit has been designed to give back, uplift, and invest in the practitioners of EMPath’s coaching model. We will celebrate our members and practitioners by providing workshops and seminars that speak to their professional growth and the supports needed to continue bringing their best selves to their coaching relationships.


Day Two - Public Events

On May 13th, EMPath will host two events: a public panel and a virtual gala. The panel of Exchange members will discuss their work and its impact on the lives of real families working towards economic independence. The virtual gala will gather the staff, participants, and donors of EMPath and Exchange members to celebrate our shared work and success.


May 12, 2021 | Full Agenda

Agenda is not final. More details forthcoming.


Welcome & Introduction (10 mins)

Raysheema Rainey will introduce EMPath COO Mary Coleman, who will start off the day.

What’s An Emerging Leader? How to Recognize and Support Staff in Becoming Your Organization’s Next Leaders (50 mins)

Recognizing and nurturing future leaders provides stability to the long term efforts of an organization and creates pathways for growth opportunities. In this seminar, Dr. Mary Coleman, Senior VP of Programs and COO of EMPath will share how to identify emerging leaders, best practices for supporting their growth, and creating opportunities in your organization.


Supporting Staff Executive Functioning Skills (55 mins)

Supporting others with complex challenges can be rewarding as well as challenging at times. Vicarious trauma and workload stress can impact our ability to provide the best support to those in need. In this workshop, attendees will learn best practices in supporting staff executive functioning skills. Examining how maintaining boundaries, remaining organized, and having reflective supervision encourages and builds staff executive functioning skills. Presenters: Sarah Bellmore, Sandra Clermy

Well-being Practices for Mentors (55 mins)

Coaching mindset, Boundaries, Strength finder, Well-being habits, techniques Presenters: Natalia Mayes

[10 minute break]


What’s Next for Me? Organizational Mentoring Support for Employees (50 mins)

Sharing wisdom and institutional knowledge through mentoring, provides invaluable feedback, insight, and support for employee’s professional development. In this seminar for organizational leaders and non-leaders, Dr. Elisabeth Babcock, President & CEO of EMPath will share how mentoring employees not only benefits the organization but, how supporting staff professional growth creates an environment of shared learning and support. Presenter: Beth Babcock


Brave Communication - Creating an Inclusive Climate Within Your Team (55 mins)

An inclusive climate relates to how a team functions and performs based on the quality of social connections, openness to learning, agility, and depth of shared decision making. In this workshop, Chayna McDermott, HR Manager of EMPath and Raysheema Rainey, Director of Member Relations for the Exchange will share how team members can foster an inclusive climate by developing social norms, expectations, and building constructively on each other’s ideas. Presenters: Chayna McDermott, Raysheema Rainey

Staff Support and Skills Development – Reaching My Economic Independence While Supporting Others (55 mins)

Professional development goals, how org. can support, sustainable, seeking a mentor or organizational developed mentoring program for staff, training staff- supporting long term goals that will increase earning potential. Presenters: Lori Schumacher, Rosa Hernandez


Closing Remarks (5 mins)

May 13, 2021 | Full Agenda

Changing the Narrative: The Power of Collaboration

At 1pm on 5/13, several member organizations will reflect on their work implementing a Mobility Mentoring® informed program and the impact it has had on their work and themselves. We’ll hear from leaders from the Zepf Center, Anderson Interfaith Ministries, Creating Opportunity To Succeed, & The Family Partnership

Virtual Gala

Details To Be Announced