Community Partner Training with Kristina Scott- “Communication Strategies”

IMG_0331Community partners braved the unseasonal chilly temperatures to congregate at Auburn University’s Student Center in pursuits of obtaining communication strategies to further their organization’s development. These eager leaders of the community were attentive as the session’s speaker, Kristina Scott, gave her presentation on communication strategies. Ms. Scott is the executive director of Alabama Possible, which works to reduce poverty through education, collaboration and advocacy. Her experience as a seasoned coalition builder and attorney form a strategic combination of communications and analytical skills which contributes to her foundation of success.

Ms. Scott’s presentation was engaging and provided the right atmosphere for interaction. When asked pointed questions about their organizations goals, issues, and image, the community leaders answered with similar answers: obtaining donors, retaining volunteers, brand awareness, and community engagement, to name a few. Ms. Scott addressed these issue very directly with each community leader, tailored to the specific organization she was addressing. Overall, the the Community Partner Training was resourceful and insightful to the community partners who attended.

If these partners believe this training was beneficial in advancing their organizations, then there is no doubt that other community organizations can benefit, as well. The dedication demonstrated by these community leaders is unmatched because their passion for their work is the driving force for their success.

For any further information about the AuburnServes network and how Auburn University’s Office of Public Service can help in the development and utilization of your organization, please contact Liz Harbin at egh0004@auburn.edu.

Question of the Session: What is your story?

Join us for the next session!

We encourage old and new community partners to join us for the community partner training!

Next Training Session

When: December 4, 2014 @ 2:30pm

Location: AU Student Center Room 2326

Speaker: Shannon Ammons, CEO of Alabama Assocation of Nonprofits

Seating limited! Contact Joyce Thomas-Vinson at thomaj5@auburn.edu

Kristina Scott Full Biography

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Kristina Scott is the executive director of Alabama Possible, which works to reduce poverty through education, collaboration and advocacy.

Kristina earned her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Florida, where she was a member of Florida Blue Key, and her juris doctor with distinction from Emory University. She is a member of the California, Georgia and New York Bars.

Kristina is also an adjunct faculty member with UAB’s Global and Community Leadership Honors Program. She is a member of the Leadership Alabama Class XXI and currently serves as the board secretary of the Sidewalk Film board secretary of the Sidewalk Film Festival/Alabama Moving Image Association.

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