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Thursday, July 11, 2019
Take-Aways from the AAFCS Conference
recently attended the 2019 American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
(AAFCS) conference in St Louis, MO. Below are five “nuggets” that I took away
from conference speaker presentations:
respect to charitable gifting and philanthropy, one speaker recommended
lifetime gifting with the following phrase: “I believe in giving while you are
living, so you are knowing where it is going.”
external locus of control (i.e., a belief that others control your destiny) was
found to be negatively associated with financial knowledge in a research study.
The presenter surmised that people do not feel a need to learn new information
if they feel they cannot change the circumstances of their lives.
not need a title to be a leader. Leadership is having a positive influence- not
an administrative job. Effective leaders are solution-oriented and are generally
more effective when they focus on one thing at a time.
people are vital to an organization because they hold everything together. They
are difficult to live without and are, therefore, least likely to be laid off.
To become a linchpin, watch current news trends and become indispensable. Try
to be “the new, the changer, the other” instead of “the next [name of
reason that organizations need to focus on diversity and inclusion
(appreciating and respecting members from a variety of backgrounds) is to
reflect communities that they serve. Once diversity related shifts are made,
organizations need to let their communities know that they have made positive