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Stay At Home Conference

Thursday, May 14

10 am - 3 pm


10 am

The Meeting Leader's Playbook to Team Engagement through Productive Online Meetings

Teri Beckman

Is your team on the same page, pulling together and staying focused during this crisis time? If your answer is less than a full ‘yes’, your communication practices may need strengthening. Assess if you are communicating too much or too little and explore guidance to create the most productive intentional meetings possible.

11 am

Active Listening Strategies

Marie Huggins

Good communication is not only about expressing yourself. The skill of active listening is essential to communication and ultimately to genuinely understanding what the other person is saying. This webinar will provide an overview of the listening process and different types of listening, your personal listening style, how and why it is essential to improve or develop active listening skills for effective communication.

12 pm

Keynote Lunch Speaker

Junie Christian

Enjoy lunch at home while gleaning motivation and inspiration from our keynote speaker. Mr. Christian will speak on the topic of: Anxious Times for All - Community Action, created and time tested for a season such as this.

1 pm

Leading in Crisis—What to Say

Jim Sheegog

When situations suddenly change, we resist the notion of acceptance. As leaders, we need to understand that employees may be in various stages of adjusting their own emotions. It’s natural for every single employee to ask, “What Just Happened?”. Our session is focused on “What to Say?”. How can leaders let people know it’s alright to be in shock, angry, even rejecting the new normal that surrounds the workplace. We’ll pay close attention to themes you identify in the zoom chat room and a pre-webinar survey, building this session around practical approaches leaders can take to squelch rumors, shape new understanding of events, and regain emotional balance as they refocus on priorities.


2 pm

Implementing Ideas to Address Health Equity: Operationalizing Social Determinants of Health

Dr. Jameta Barlow

Achieving health equity in the current socio-political and economic climate requires an in-depth analysis of not only the social processes that shaped these determinants, but also the policies that have cemented structural inequities. This presentation will

a: introduce participants to social determinants of health;

b: describe strategies to address them in their communities; and

c: offer resources for participants.

Meet The Speakers


Teri Beckman

When Executive Directors are looking to boost revenue, community impact and the strategic execution of their executive team, they call Teri Beckman CEO of HIGOL.  HIGOL routinely helps nonprofits boost revenue and impact by up to 50% in twelve months.  These days she and her team are helping organizations make strong pivots and thrive in the Corona age.  Teri’s first job was as a community organizer at the Sanders B. Moon Community Action Agency.  She has been connected to the movement for over thirty years.


Marie Huggins

Ms. Marie Angelina Huggins is a 4th-year doctoral candidate at UNC Charlotte in the Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral program. She is also a two-time graduate of North Carolina State University, earning both her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters of Education in Counselor Education. She is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate (LPCA), National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). Ms. Huggin’s primary research and clinical work revolve around serving at-risk undergraduate students and individuals overcoming addiction.


Junie Christian

Junie M. Christian was born on the Island of Antigua, in the British West Indies. He requested and was granted citizenship of the United States of America in 1991. He and his best friend and wife Angela call Pawleys Island South Carolina home. Mr. Christian was the Servant Leader of the Onslow Women’s Center for over five years and is the Principle at J. Christian & Associates. Master Sergeant Christian is a leading voice for leadership and Influence, who encourages leaders to rise, and lift others. He continues to lend his voice, resources and energy against domestic violence and sexual assault. Junie is the creator of Dancing Stars of Onslow County that raises awareness and hundreds of thousands of dollars to assist survivors of interpersonal violence. His company helps hundreds of professionals Enter, Stay, Succeed and Lead in the work space. He is a retired Veteran of America’s Army serving twenty four years before retirement in 1996. Junie led the education department of the Columbus Georgia Urban League, was the first executive director of the Columbus Family Connection and hosted the television show “Columbus Connection’. Together, Junie and Angela have three daughters Shaloa, Shantae and Sherry and two granddaughters, Chloe and Bailey. His favorite quote, “Rise and lift others”.


Jim Sheegog

Prior to founding Rowhill Consulting Group, Jim served as the Vice President of the International Consortium for Executive Development Research. At ICEDR, Jim directed the Enterprise Learning System project and participated in field studies examining leadership challenges in transnational companies. In 28 years of consulting work, Jim has advised world-class corporations, including: Siemens A.G., IBM, GlaxoSmithKline, Ford Motor Company, Morgan Crucible plc, Pfizer, Philips Electronics, Deutsche Telekom, and leading medical practices. As a USCG Licensed Captain, Jim designs and leads offshore sailing programs dedicated to building leadership skills and enhancing team performance.  He dedicates significant time to non-profit leadership development, including Field Ready- a UK-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to innovative in-country talent solutions in the energy sector, and serves on the board of The North Carolina Lung Cancer Initiative.  He’s also an adjunct professor at George Mason University.  Jim holds BA and MS degrees from the University of North Carolina. He holds a post-graduate BCD certification in clinical counseling.


Dr. Jameta Barlow

Jameta Nicole Barlow, PhD, MPH, a Charlottesville, Virginia native, is a community health psychologist, assistant professor of writing in the University Writing Program, affiliate faculty member of the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, Global Women’s Institute, Africana Studies and the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University(GWU) in Washington, DC. At GWU, she teaches a writing course on science and health, focused on women’s health. Dr. Barlow utilizes decolonizing methodologies to disrupt cardiometabolic syndrome and structural policies adversely affecting Black girls' and women's health, as well as intergenerational trauma. She has spent 22 years in transdisciplinary collaborations with physicians, public health practitioners, researchers, policy administrators, activists, political appointees, and community members in diverse settings throughout the world. Dr. Barlow holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English from Spelman College, a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Maternal and Child Health from The George Washington University and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology from North Carolina State University.

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