Lutheran Services in America is taking full and active advantage of the virtual space to help our member organizations nationwide stay in the know on new and evolving practices and resources — curating a broad line up of topics and subject matter expertise. In June 2020, we launched our continuing virtual program, the Strength & Service Series. Strength & Service is an ongoing, interactive, virtual gathering of the best minds in our space, laser-focused on examining and tackling the unintended consequences and uncertainties in today’s climate — all with the goal of helping move your organization forward.
By drawing on the expertise of external influencers and our member organizations’ own vital lessons learned, we’re able to share tailored content and facilitate deeper connections to help meet your unique needs during this historic moment. The combination of our broad array of providers and central thought leaders in our space will make for truly symbiotic, interactive dialogue in a safe and trusting space — exactly when we all need it the most. We view these timely virtual convenings as critical to your organizations, to the many people you serve and to the future of Lutheran social ministry in America as a whole.
Aug. 25, 1–2:30 p.m. EDT: Engaging in Allyship: A Needed, Authentic Relationship
By building meaningful two-way relationships imbued with empathy, allies offer and give each other support and commit to lean on and learn from each other. Allyship can strengthen and change the Lutheran Services in America network for the better across cultural lines. This interactive, 90-minute virtual session will be led by Corey Flournoy, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Groupon and founding partner of Creative Outreach Consulting in Chicago. Register here.
This insightful webinar featuring Jack Rybicki, head of CliftonLarsonAllen’s COVID-19 Response Team and Managing Principal of Industry, was interactive and responded to questions about the Paycheck Protection Program and how to make informed decisions to maximize loan forgiveness. This session was designed for CEOs, CFOs and others responsible for the PPP program in your organization. A recording of this webinar is available. More details here.
July 23, 12–1 p.m. EDT: Impact of COVID-19 on Employer Health Care Costs
In 2021 employers like you could be facing increased medical costs of between 4% and a whopping 10% for employees, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. Given this increasingly challenging climate, Jeff Thiemann, President & CEO of Portico Benefit Services, hosted a dynamic interactive session with experts from global advisory firm Willis Towers Watson who explored the challenging landscape of increasing dependent coverage, delayed elective surgeries and other key trends on short- and longer-term employer health care costs – all of which may greatly affect your bottom line. More details here.
Professional diversity coach Marion Hodges Biglan led a workshop where participants learned and reflected on their connection to some foundational concepts about racism that will be essential on their journey to become more racially aware and impactful leaders. More details here.