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Friday, November 8 • 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Getting Beyond the Numbers: Building Strategic Work to Achieve Systems Change

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Funder expectations for particular work and high case numbers can drive and define an organization’s work if leaders do not intentionally manage program advocacy; this is true even when leaders have the desire and skills to build creative and aggressive systemic work on behalf of client communities. This session will discuss how advocacy leaders at all management levels can step back from the pressures of individual casework and strategically address client problems in innovative ways, with a goal of broad impact and long-term change for clients. Discussion will include how leaders can make time and build support for strategic advocacy, and presenters will provide examples of successful organizational efforts to build systemic change advocacy along with quality individual client service.

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Kathleen Creamer

Managing Attorney, Family Advocacy Unit, Community Legal Services
Kathleen Creamer is the managing attorney of the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services, which represents parents in all stages of dependency proceedings. She joined CLS as a staff attorney in the Family Advocacy Unit in 2006. In addition to individual representation of... Read More →
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Maria Thomas Jones

CEO, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
Maria Thomas-Jones serves as Chief Executive Officer of Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas (LANWT). LANWT provides civil legal services to low-income individuals and organizations in 114 counties in North and West Texas, with offices in both urban and rural service areas. Prior to serving... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2019 4:15pm - 5:45pm EST
Richard B 5th Floor