Get Better at Doing Good (Peace Corps Style)

Get Better at Doing Good (Peace Corps Style)

As members of the Peace Corps community, we share a common goal: we want to Do Good. We want to help people live good lives and leave the world a little better than how we found it. Knowing this, NPCA and RPCVs of Colorado (RPCVO) have stuffed  Peace Corps Connect full of opportunities to become even better at doing good…from breakout sessions like “Service, Educational, and Professional Development Opportunities for RPCVs” to social events where you can network with others just as passionate as you are. 

 

One of Many "Doing Good" Breakout Sessions

 

Service, Educational, and Professional Development Opportunities for RPCVs

In this breakout session, RPCVs will discover service, educational, and professional development opportunities available through their local chapter of the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) or Global Ties U.S. Community-Based Member (CBM). WACA strives to foster deeper understanding of key global issues and to provide participants with access to leaders and decision-makers so that communities can better compete, collaborate, and make informed decisions in a complex world. Global Ties U.S. builds a more peaceful, prosperous world through strengthening international exchange.

Participants will learn from several individuals involved in these initiatives:

  • Dan Wienecke, WorldDenver, Manager, Visitor and Exchange Programs
  • Katy Anderson, WorldDenver, Manager of Development
  • Kevin Amirehsani, Colorado Office of the State Auditor, Legislative Performance Auditor
  • Sierra Hutchinson, Community College of Denver, Achievement Coach
  • Gergana Kostadinova, WorldDenver, Manager, Professional and Youth Exchange Programs

 

Social Events

 

Conference Kick-Off Party!

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Getting to Denver early? Please join fellow conference attendees for a welcome event at the  Posner Center for International Development on Friday, August 4. Enjoy local food trucks, beer, and the coolest shared working spaces in the US.  

Tickets are only $10 and registration is now open!

 

Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award Reception

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm 

Join the Peace Corps community in celebrating Drew Havea of Tonga, the 2017 Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award winner. This award is given annually to a global leader who was influenced by the Peace Corps and who has gone on to significantly impact his or her host country. Light hors d'oeuvre, beer and wine will be served.

 

Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Colorado (RPCVCO) Annual Picnic

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

RPCVCO is excited to host their annual summer picnic in conjunction with Peace Corps Connect. Members of the local Peace Corps community - from RPCVs to family to friends to potential Peace Corps applicants - are welcome to join conference attendees to eat good food, catch up with old Peace Corps friends, and make new ones.

 

August 4-6 is right around the corner, so don't delay!

Now through July 19, we're offering a 15% discount for groups of 4 or more registering together (just email events@peacecorpsconnect.org for your special code)

Don't miss this chance to get better at doing good, Peace Corps style!