organizational development

March 24 Webinar: Staying in Your Lane: Managing Roles and Responsibilities as your Peer-Run Organization Grows

Join us for the next webinar in the Peer-Run Organization Learning Collaborative Series! Staying in Your Lane: Managing Roles and Responsibilities as your Peer-Run Organization Grows Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 2:00 – 3:30 ET As peer-run organizations grow, the roles and responsibilities of individuals involved in the organization evolve in complex ways. A new organization …

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Focus 46: Passing the Torch: Sustainability and Leadership Transition

One of the greatest challenges that any small nonprofit can face is maintaining its focus and momentum through times of change. The grassroots consumer mental health organizations that house the voice of so many people with lived experience often come into existence as a result of the passion and vision of a committed, motivated leader. …

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CAFE TAC News and Notes for July 27, 2016

This week marks the 26th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This landmark piece of legislation guaranteed that citizens with disabilities would have the same access to public spaces, rights in the workplace, and ability to access public transportation as their fellow Americans. And that includes Americans with psychiatric disabilities! While …

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Managing Peer Support Employees Experiencing Mental Health Crisis

For any organization, recruiting, managing and retaining qualified professional staff is an essential part of doing business. For consumer mental health organizations, taking care of their employees while providing quality services to the community is an even more complex challenge. Not only must organizations ensure that the supports and services their employees provide are of …

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CAFE TAC Presents: Conflict Resolution: Challenging Organizational Change and Growth

As consumer organizations grow and change, they can experience internal conflict about the path they will take through that growth. Advocates within organizations can share convictions about the importance of mental health, while disagreeing vehemently about how to move their organization forward. So how can organizations manage those conflicts, and find a way to turn …

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Need Help With Your Board of Directors? Check Out “Board to Death!”

The CAFE TA Center is pleased to announce its newest online training, Board to Death: Wake Up Your Board of Directors. One of the big challenges in operating a consumer-run organization is keeping a Board of Directors up and running. What are the Board’s responsibilities? What do Board members need to know? How can an organization …

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Re-Organizing the Organization: A New Online Training from The CAFE TAC

The CAFE TA Center is pleased to present its newest online training,  Re-Organizing the Organization. Many organizations start out with a strong mission, a core of committed leaders, and genuine enthusiasm for making a tangible difference in the lives of the people it serves. It can be a real challenge to get an organization up …

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Closing the Circle: Cross Disability Collaboration for Systems Change

The work of systems change can be daunting. Fortunately, behavioral health advocates are not alone in facing that challenge. There are individuals with all types of disabilities and their advocates across the country that have also been working to make the system more responsive over the years. The CAFE TA Center believes that by working …

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