There’s no cost to attend but we would like to know who is coming for planning purposes.
“Whatever gifts you are believed to have are not yours. They were gifted to you for a finite amount of time to be passed on and used in service of others”. These are words that Center for Health Equity Executive Director, Marcus Allen Brooks repeats to himself every morning. In his role, Marcus works to envision, strategize and ultimately mobilize a multi-discipline, multi-sector experience to advance racial equity and improve the overall health of our community. Mr. Brooks is a passionate advocate for this work bringing over 15 years of experience in the non-profit world with a wide range of disciplines from racial equity facilitation, to fundraising, board development and collaborative partnership cultivation.
Marcus is a 4th generation St. Pete native who spent time between Clearwater and St. Petersburg during his formative years gaining perspective and insight into a contrasting racial experience that ultimately shaped the person who you have today. Marcus has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science with a minor in Communications from Florida State University. Marcus currently resides in St. Petersburg with his wife and two young sons.
Both of our June and July gatherings focused on Microsoft Teams. Many businesses are using Teams for both internal and external collaboration activities. Group chats with file storage reduce the volume of email and reduce the risk of leaving someone out. Meetings are a excellent alternative to other video meeting platforms/software. As a platform for collaboration, BPW made the choice to use this for many of our existing and newly forming committees.
Does it annoy you to get 5 individual emails responding to one message when you are working on a committee or with a group? Do you spend hours sifting through your email looking for the one with the attachment you need to complete a task? Do your spam filters prevent you from getting some emails or attachments? Using MS Teams browser based group chat can help you avoid all that. If you are serving on at BPW committee or in a corporate environment that uses MS Teams, this Brain Boost can help you understand it, use it and increase your groups efficiency all at the same time.