Friends Services Alliance’s (FSA) annual meeting was held as a series of virtual sessions beginning in April and ending in July. The focus was on the importance of fostering diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) environments, as well as recovery and finding a path forward through the pandemic. Topics covered included using neuroscience and mindfulness to enhance DEI with author and social entrepreneur Due Quach, as well as an exploration of racial literacy with Howard Stevenson, founder of Lion’s Story.
FSA’s fall calendar is filled with educational opportunities, including its annual compliance and risk management conference, plus workshops on appreciative performance reviews, collaborative decision making, unconscious bias, and teamwork strategies for success. Most sessions will be held virtually.
This year is FSA’s thirtieth anniversary of supporting organizations that serve seniors. To celebrate, FSA created a timeline of key events in its history and invited members who have worked at the organizations for 30 or more years to join the FSA 30+ Club. Through the club, FSA is telling their stories and honoring their service. The timeline can be viewed on FSA’s website.