Grit Ohio

GRIT Update Meetings

January 2024

1/4/2024 Youth & Adult Updates TOPIC – DEVELOPMENT TIME 
Professional development – various topics will be shared for discussion throughout the year. 
News-style County Updates 
1/11/2024 Adult TOPIC – DEVELOPMENT TIME 
Professional development – various topics will be shared for discussion throughout the year. 
Adult success story and/or breakout discussion  
1/18/2024  No Zoom Meeting  
1/25/2024 Youth TOPIC – DEVELOPMENT TIME 
Professional development – It’s So Stressful!  Managing Emotions, Understanding our Values and Showing Up as Our Best Selves! 
Presenter, Julie Jones, SSB Performance, Certified Mental Performance and Mindset Coach and Positive Performance Visualization Specialist 

In session one, educators will be introduced to tools to help students to dive into the details of careers and tie their careers of interest back to their assessment results in weeks 7, 8 and 9.   Gain insights on how to help students tie values to fulfillment and build tools to manage the stress of the job search and the adversity and expectations associated with on-the-job tasks and responsibilities. 
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February 2024

2/1/2024 Youth & Adult Updates TOPIC – DEVELOPMENT TIME 
Professional development – various topics will be shared for discussion throughout the year. 
News-style County Updates   
2/8/2024 Adult TOPIC – DEVELOPMENT TIME  
Professional development – Worker Voices 
Presenter: Merissa Piazza, Ph.D, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Lead Policy Analyst, Community Development, Link to bio 

Capturing the full picture of the labor market means looking beyond the numbers to consider the experience of everyday workers and job seekers. Worker Voices provides a unique view into how job seekers and workers in lower-wage roles navigated the labor market at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and through recovery—and how it changed what they expect from a job. Learning about these workers’ first-hand experiences can provide depth and breadth to our collective understanding of economic conditions and labor market dynamics. 
2/15/2024  No Zoom Meeting  
2/22/2024 Youth TOPIC – DEVELOPMENT TIME 
Professional development – Taking it To the Next Level!  Gather, Share and Communicate to Get There! 
Presenter, Julie Jones, SSB Performance, Certified Mental Performance and Mindset Coach and Positive Performance Visualization Specialist 

In session two, educators will be introduced to tools and activities to help clients understand the need to communicate their dreams and experiences with others.  Diving into the 2nd 9-weeks of the FP Career Course, we will introduce strategies to help students gather and share information to both build relationships and connect to careers.   Gain insights on how FP tools can help guide the next steps in careers and challenge students to learn the importance of managing difficult and stressful conversations as they move boldly toward their dreams.
2/29/2024Leap Forward with GRIT – 2024 – In-Person Conference 
A dynamic two-day conference-style event tailored for professionals in youth development, adult services, and business and economic development sectors. Join us for an enriching experience featuring engaging keynote speakers, specialized breakout rooms, and valuable networking opportunities. Save the date and embark on a transformative journey with the GRIT Project, where innovation and collaboration take center stage. 
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March 2024

3/7/2024 Youth & Adult Updates TOPIC – DEVELOPMENT TIME 
Professional development – various topics will be shared for discussion throughout the year. 
News-style County Updates   
3/14/2024 Adult TOPIC – DEVELOPMENT TIME  
Professional development – various topics will be shared for discussion throughout the year. 
Adult success story and/or breakout discussion  
3/21/2024  No Zoom Meeting  
3/28/2024 Youth TOPIC – DEVELOPMENT TIME 
Professional development – It Takes an Ad Campaign!  Building a Resume and Learning to Listen! 
To sell anything we must position our product appropriately and listen to what the consumer needs.  In session three, educators will be provided tools to help students build a comprehensive and professional resume.  They will also walk away with activities to help students understand the power of being a proactive listener and how this skill can separate them from the pack. 

Presenter, Julie Jones, SSB Performance, Certified Mental Performance and Mindset Coach and Positive Performance Visualization Specialist 
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April 2024

4/4/2024 Youth & Adult Updates TOPIC – DEVELOPMENT TIME 

News-style County Updates   
4/11/2024 Adult TOPIC – DEVELOPMENT TIME  
Professional development – various topics will be shared for discussion throughout the year. 
Adult success story and/or breakout discussion  
4/18/2024No Zoom Meeting
4/25/2024TOPIC – DEVELOPMENT TIME 
Professional development – Now it’s Getting Real!  What Do I Really Need To Do To Be Successful? 
It’s time to get serious about our success.  In session four, educators will be given tools to help students get a grasp of what it takes to live in the real word, to build a budget and manage a household.  Also provided in this session will be tools and ideas for providing job shadowing experiences, building interviewing skills, creating an elevator speech and completing job applications. 

Presenter, Julie Jones, SSB Performance, Certified Mental Performance and Mindset Coach and Positive Performance Visualization Specialist 
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May 2024

5/2/2024 Youth & Adult Updates TOPIC – DEVELOPMENT TIME 

News-style County Updates   
5/9/2024 Adult TOPIC – DEVELOPMENT TIME  
Professional development – various topics will be shared for discussion throughout the year. 
Adult success story and/or breakout discussion  
5/16/2024No Zoom Meeting
5/23/2024TOPIC – DEVELOPMENT TIME 
Professional development – Now it’s Getting Real!  What Do I Really Need To Do To Be Successful? 
It’s time to get serious about our success.  In session four, educators will be given tools to help students get a grasp of what it takes to live in the real word, to build a budget and manage a household.  Also provided in this session will be tools and ideas for providing job shadowing experiences, building interviewing skills, creating an elevator speech and completing job applications. 

Presenter, Julie Jones, SSB Performance, Certified Mental Performance and Mindset Coach and Positive Performance Visualization Specialist 
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June 2024

6/6/2024 Youth & Adult Updates TOPIC – DEVELOPMENT TIME 
Professional development – various topics will be shared for discussion throughout the year. 
News-style County Updates 
6/13/2024 Adult TOPIC – DEVELOPMENT TIME 
Professional development – various topics will be shared for discussion throughout the year. 
Adult success story and/or breakout discussion  
6/20/2024  No Zoom Meeting  
6/27/2024 Youth TOPIC – DEVELOPMENT TIME 
Professional development – various topics will be shared for discussion throughout the year. 
Youth success story and/or breakout discussion  
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