Ever wonder WHY some people love WHAT they do while others don’t? This workshop will introduce attendees to the concepts of positive mindset (WHY) vs comfortable mindset (WHAT). During this training we will focus on the importance of personal purpose and how one makes that determination. The idea is to connect and really dig deep within to understand the importance of why we do what we do in our professions daily, and how that makes a positive impact in the lives of those we serve.
When we are full, we have more to offer the world and those we serve. - BMB
Presenter: Betalham Benti – Re-Entry Counselor for Goodwill-Easter Seals
Betalham Benti, Re-Entry Counselor for Goodwill – Easter Seals Minnesota holds a Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Psychology from Metropolitan State University. Ms. Benti is a mentor and advocate who believes in being part of the solution. After college, she recognized the need to serve those directly impacted by the criminal justice system. She believes for the system to change – it is extremely important to understand those who guide the justice system in various roles. Ms. Benti has been working for 6+ years’ in the social services field and another 3+ years’ serving justice involved individuals, both inside a facility and in the community. Her career has focused on both youth and adult populations within the justice system. The focus has been and continues to be, to enrich the lives of those who might not have the resources to overcome challenging barriers. Her extensive knowledge and experience working with both youth and adults has been the source to her ongoing passion towards the second chance advocacy arena. As well as, connecting with practitioners of all levels to collectively shift the justice system to see people beyond their conviction. Ms. Benti currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Professional Development Committee, Motivational Interviewing (MI) Facilitator at Goodwill – Easter Seals Minnesota, Board of Directors for Minnesota Second Chance Coalition and Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiatives (JDAI) Committee at Hennepin County – working with justice stakeholders and diverse members of the community to improve communication, education, and service delivery to clients and families.
We don’t have to have a perfect life to uplift others. We don’t have to have lots of money to feel wealthy. What we have is attainable, but what we choose to keep; will lead us to our WHY. -BMB
Trainings are free to all current Second Chance Members.
If you are currently a Second Chance member, please go to mnmcca.com to sign in and register for the training. If you are currently not a member, please sign-up at mnmcca.com for a membership, an annual fee of $35 will be owed. This annual investment pays for one year membership to Second Chance including free monthly training sessions. If you are interested in this training only, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and pay $20 at the door. Group memberships are also available, email for more info. Online registration will be given priority.
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ADDRESS: 553 Fairview Ave. Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104