Last week we held our first ever Agency ADEPT Conference and we had it located in Volusia County at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, we had about 30 people in attendance.
I thought I would give my perspective of the day. There were 9 different classes offered by the staff at Second Harvest. The classes I had taught were Perfect Pantry and Non Profit Ethics.
I had about a dozen people in each class and we talked about how to run a pantry and what we look for when we are monitoring and when we accept new agencies. In the ethics class we talked about general ethics and then I went over our Memorandum of Agreement (which is our contract for our partner agencies) to help them understand it and helped relate it to the topic of ethics.
In addition to my classes we offered two nutrition courses and even a class on how our agencies can start their own blogs and Twitter accounts.
The entire day was a lot of fun and filled of so much energy with the staff members from Second Harvest and from the volunteers and staff from our Partner Agencies. From talking to the different agencies and staff it seemed like it was a huge success and we look forward to bringing this concept to the different agencies that we work with in the different Counties in the future. I was happy to be a part of the very first one that we had.
Agency Relations Manager