Join fellow community innovators & activists for a day of skills-sharpening, designed especially for the grassroots! Come celebrate community action, share stories, learn and reflect on different skills that make us successful. The RootSkills Networking & Training retreat is intended to re-invigorate us all, gives us a chance to reflect on our work, and work on the skills we need to be successful. It is also a great chance to connect with other community leaders, share ideas, and relax.
WHO: You and up to 4 other members of your group (not required, but bring extra people if they want to join).
COST: NEGEF heavily subsidizes this event to make it affordable for grassroots volunteer groups. The registration fee is $95 per person, which includes all of the events (Saturday lunch, reception, dinner, lodging, Sunday breakfast, lunch & all workshops) OR $50 per person for Saturday lunch, workshop & dinner. Limited scholarships will be available. Stay tuned for more information.
TRAVEL: We want to work with you to make it as easy as possible for you to get to RootSkills. We will set up a carpool list to help you find a ride if you need one and are exploring options to bring people in from Boston (MA), Providence (RI) and New Haven (CT).
CHILDCARE: We get that it isn't easy to free up a Saturday, let alone an overnight. However, we think this is a unique opportunity and really want as diverse an audience as we can get. Please indicate on the registration form whether you need assistance with childcare. We have a limited pool of funds available to give our childcare stipends to help people find coverage at home. Final amounts will depend on the need/demand. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.