Upcoming events

Forming a Community Council

When:
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online event.

In 2021, WINGS initiated a Community Council so that the communities they serve have meaningful participation in the design and evaluation of their programs.

In this webinar Eleanor Unsworth, Executive Director, Ana Lucia Gonzalez, Community Programs Coordinator, and a member of their Community Council share their experience: why they started the Community Council, what the institutional experience has been like to date, and lessons learned. In addition, a member of the Council will share his experience as a participant.

Register here!

3rd Networking Event

When:
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 9:00am to Friday, September 30, 2022 - 5:00pm

El Directorio Guatemala is planning our 3rd Networking Event for our organizations within our Network on September 29-30, 2022. Our past events have always been fully booked, so don't miss out!

Register your interest here now!

Past events

Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)

When:
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online event.

In this webinar, Guatemala Youth Initiative's Sexuality Education team will discuss how Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) can be a catalyst for positive change in the lives of young people, and how to integrate these issues into educational programs at all levels.

NETWORKING: After the presentation there will be space to connect and share among participants.

 

Female farmers

When:
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Where:
Online event

Douglas Rivera Senior Agricultural Coordinator of Friendship Bridge shares his knowledge of innovation through the use of technology to minimize risks for women farmers to minimize risks for women farmers. Focusing on:

  • Low cost technologies
  • Good agricultural practices
  • Tool to identify pests and diseases in crops

Introduction to communication strategy for NGO fundraising

When:
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 3:00pm to Friday, July 22, 2022 - 4:30pm
Where:
Online event.

This month we collaborated again with Markel Mendez from The Key Communications this time to talk specifically about communication strategy for NGO fundraising.

Across 2 meetings we will focus on the key elements of communication for fundraising for NGOs:

  1. Coherence: Alignment of institutional identity and communications.
  2. Strategic design: Who is the donor? + The donor journey and the value proposition.
  3. Strategies for RRFF: Introduction to the process of creating a RRFF campaign.

Join us for this workshop on July 20 and 22, 2022, 3pm to 4:30pm.

Inclusive Community Development Processes

When:
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online event

In this workshop Planting Seeds will provide the opportunity to discuss practices for Inclusive Community Development Processes. We delve into what it looks like to really engage the voice and leadership of the community in every element of the work. We will discuss inclusive hiring practices, community engagement in strategic planning, and how to collaborate and develop a network of organizations without taking power away from the community. This will be a participatory workshop where we will learn from each other and collectively form some best practices.

An up-to-date woman: Technological tools and facilities for the training of women in the 'new normal'

When:
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online event.

In this 2nd session of workshops focused on women's empowerment, Friendship Bridge talks to us about technological tools and facilities for the training of women in the 'new normal' post COVID, with a focus on supporting female artisans develop relevant products and new techniques for the sale of their products.

"The pandemic came to show us the need to seek new markets and communication channels, making it is increasingly important for women to seek to update themselves with basic technological tools that allow them to publicize their products, expand, train and access new markets."

Leading a culture based on radical collaboration

When:
Friday, June 17, 2022 - 9:00am to Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 5:00pm
Where:
Casa Xara, Tecpán

In this face-to-face course SERES Association will lead us in a personal and professional development training aimed at leaders who are looking for
tools, framework to create authentic collaboration between work teams, which will allow greater openness to create strategic alliances that enhance the organizational purpose.

DATE: June 17 to 18, 2022

WHERE: Casa Xara, Tecpán

COST: Q925 includes food and lodging.

Maximum 10 to 15 people.

More information and registration here

Techniques for giving clear instructions

When:
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online event.

What is the importance of giving clear instructions?

In this webinar provided by MAIA, we will address a topic of importance on how to give clear instructions, not only in the educational field but contextualized to different spaces of intervention.

The objective is to know and identify the 5 critical elements to give clear instructions and recognize the benefits and importance of applying them, in order to achieve the success of the activities.

 

Importance of women's resilience in times of crisis

When:
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online event

Women occupy an important space within their communities during times of crisis. Friendship Bridge shares experiences and practical tools on how to prepare and support women in the communities we work with to manage well in times of high pressure and crisis.

NETWORKING: After the presentation there will be space for networking and sharing among participants.

Register here now!

*This webinar is the 1st in a series of webinars focused on women's empowerment, provided by Puente de Amistad in collaboration with El Directorio Guatemala.

Improving my well-being: a series of workshops on MENTAL HEALTH

When:
Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online event

We know that mental health is extremely important to our personal and professional lives. But how can we promote healthier and safer work environments? In this series of workshops and virtual talks, mental health experts from Tu Consejería will guide us on how to delve deeper into ourselves to make better decisions, how to build resilience, and how to create our own emotional toolbox.

In this 1st session, Tu Consejería will teach us key concepts and elements to better understand mental health, and we will learn what is to come in the following sessions of this series.

¡Register here now!

Improving my well-being: a series of workshops on MENTAL HEALTH

When:
Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 3:00pm to Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 4:00pm
Where:
Online event

We know that mental health is extremely important to our personal and professional lives. But how can we promote healthier and safer work environments? In this series of workshops and virtual talks, mental health experts from Tu Consejería will guide us on how to delve deeper into ourselves to make better decisions, how to build resilience, and how to create our own emotional toolbox.

¡Register here now!

Phase 1 "Going deeper into yourself to make better decisions"

Workshop 1: How to take advantage of your personality traits in the work environment. Date: May 26, 3 to 4pm

Workshop 2: Exploring our frustrations. Date: June 8, 3 to 4pm

Phase 2 "Building resilience"

Workshop 3: How to deal with perfectionism and criticism. Date: June 21, 3 to 4pm

Workshop 4: Growing in spite of the past and pain. Date: July 5, 3 to 4pm

Phase 3 "Creating your own emotional toolbox"

Workshop 5: Being assertive reduces anxiety. Date: July 19, 3 to 4pm

Workshop 6: Discovering your inner guide. Date: August 2nd, 3 to 4pm

¡Register here now!

2022 Member Networking Event

When:
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 9:00am to Friday, April 1, 2022 - 4:00am
Where:
'El Cubo' Coworking, San Lorenzo el cubo, Ciudad Vieja

This event for El Directorio Guatemala members will be held over 2 days and includes a variety of workshops and presentations from our member organizations.

  • Date: 31st March - 1st April 2022
  • Location: El Cubo Co-working, San Lorenzo el cubo, Ciudad Vieja (just outside of Antigua)
  • Cost: Q400* per person (*scholarships available) (2 full days of activities with lunch and coffee break. Transport to the venue is not included.)

Register here now!

If your organization is interested in providing a presentation at this event please complete this presentation proposal form.

If your organization is interested in sponsoring this event please contact us to discuss options for collaboration!

If you have any further questions, please contact us.

*Directorio membership is free for all organizations working in the community and social impact sectors - join here!

Introduction to strategic communications for NGOs: Part 1 & 2

When:
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online Zoom event.

Why is it important to work on our communications as an NGO?

In this series we will learn why from Markel R. Méndez H., Director of Key Communications for Social Innovation, focusing on:

  • Elements of identity: vision, mission, theory of social change.
  • Strategic Communication Approaches: Institutional communication, project communication, communication for social and behavioral change, communication for fundraising.
  • Creation of narratives and messages.
  • Determination of key actors and of interest (Map of actors).
  • Analysis and adaptation of messages.
  • Generation of strategies and tactics.

Register here now!

Grants and joint grant writing

When:
Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 3:00am to 4:30am
Where:
Online event.

Do you want to learn how to improve your grant writing skills? Are you interested in joint grant writing? In this webinar, Maya Health | Wuqu' Kawoq Executive Director Anne Kraemer will share her experiences and learnings on the topic of grant writing and the processes involved in co-writing grants. A presentation full of practical advice and tips to help organizations in their award process and hopefully be more successful in future applications!

+ NETWORKING SPACE! An interactive session after the presentation to share experiences and connect with other organizations.

Conversation 2: #Shiftthepower direct philanthropy

When:
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Where:
Online event.

What is Direct Philanthropy and the #shiftthepower movement that is taking place internationally?

In collaboration with Asociación SERES we provide a space throughout 3 conversational sessions for non-governmental organizations (local and international) and donor foundations that are operating in Guatemala on the dynamics of the power of Philanthropy.

  • Session 1 (online): We invite NGOs to learn about and discuss direct philanthropy. Date: January 27 2:00 to 3:30 pm, FREE
  • Session 2 (online): A Panel Discussion with Rodrigo Barillas, Artemisa Castro and Travis Ning on their different experiences with foundations and philanthropy. Date: February 10 2:00 to 3:30 pm.
  • Session 3 (face-to-face): An interactive workshop to create action proposals for a new power dynamic in philanthropy. Date: February 27 2:00 to 5:00 pm, Antigua.

Be part of the first exchange between local NGOs and foundations on the power of the dynamics of philanthropy with perspectives from each context; and participate in the development of a proposal for solutions and agreements to create a new dynamic of power with a high impact!

Register your interest here now!

Or write to us with any questions: info@directorioguatemala.org

Conversation 1: #Shiftthepower direct philanthropy

When:
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 2:00am to 3:30am
Where:
Online event

What is Direct Philanthropy and the #shiftthepower movement that is taking place internationally?

In collaboration with Asociación SERES we provide a space throughout 3 conversational sessions for non-governmental organizations (local and international) and donor foundations that are operating in Guatemala on the dynamics of the power of Philanthropy.

  • Session 1 (online): We invite NGOs to learn about and discuss direct philanthropy. Date: January 27 2:00 to 3:30 pm, FREE
  • Session 2 (online): A Panel Discussion with Rodrigo Barillas, Artemisa Castro and Travis Ning on their different experiences with foundations and philanthropy. Date: February 10 2:00 to 3:30 pm.
  • Session 3 (face-to-face): An interactive workshop to create action proposals for a new power dynamic in philanthropy. Date: February 27 2:00 to 5:00 pm, Antigua.

Be part of the first exchange between local NGOs and foundations on the power of the dynamics of philanthropy with perspectives from each context; and participate in the development of a proposal for solutions and agreements to create a new dynamic of power with a high impact!

Register your interest here now!

Or write to us with any questions: info@directorioguatemala.org

Climate change: its effect on nature and on different ecosystems

When:
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online event.

In this webinar, presented by permaculturalist Gregorio Ajcot of the Mesoamerican Permaculture Institute - IMAP, we will learn how through ancestral permacultural knowledge we can work with nature and not against it. A presentation focused on agriculture, we will interpret how to improve the different actions and decisions that we make, personal and institutional, instilling responsible actions, to take care of nature and people, and in this way better a single health of the ecosystem.

+ NETWORKING SPACE after the presentation we will have a guided networking session to discuss key questions and strengthen connections between participants!

Training: 5 Pillars of Effective Teams

When:
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Evento en línea.

A special event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of EntreMundos!

What does it take to lead an effective team? How can team dynamics be improved when something is not going well? In this interactive training you will learn about the 5 key pillars to lead effective teams, with a focus on imparting key tools and processes to improve teamwork in your organization.

The program includes:

  1. Introduction and Initial Activities
  2. The 5 Pillars of Effective Teams
  3. Activity: How to Improve Your Team Dynamics
  4. Group Questions and Comments
  5. Calls to Action
  6. Reflection and Close 

See the flyer for more information.

There is a limited capacity of 20 participants so register now by writing to info@directorioguatemala.org to secure your place!

Talking about inclusion

When:
Thursday, November 11, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online event.

Irene de Salazar, founder of DOWN Guatemala, will present us with tools and share experiences with us on how to work and collaborate with people with disabilities in our communities, in addition to sharing about her services and advice to support your organization to be more inclusive.

+ NETWORKING SPACE

After the presentation we will have a guided networking session to discuss key questions and strengthen connections between participants!

Information session on the new NGO law

When:
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Where:
Online event.

Organized by Siembra Bien, this webinar will provide us with information on the reform of the law of organizations contrasted with international standards. Attorney Mayra Dinora Gil and Attorney Alejando Valverth will share with us expert legal interpretations of the new law that affects NGOs in Guatemala, including the obligations of organizations and what to expect from the associated processes. There will be an opportunity for questions with the attorneys present and discussion among attending organizations.

Staff performance - motivation and evaluation processes

When:
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Where:
Online Zoom event. Registration required.

Ewa Niewozewska, Executive Director of the Fundación para Desarrollo Integral de El Tejar FUNDIT will focus on sharing a staff performance process that takes as a starting point the importance of a job profile and annual plan of the organization. It is carried out to motivate and evaluate the staff of your organization, and accompany them in their professional and personal development. This process gives room for improvements in the organization, listening to the employee, and giving feedback on their work in a structured way.

After the presentation there will be a space for guided conversation for further discussions among participants.

**Register now here!