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Manage your Time and your Energy: A Path to Personal Sustainability (Two-Day Workshop)

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 9:30am to Monday, October 5, 2020 - 12:30pm PDT
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As we continue to adapt to our virtual work environments, many of us feel an increased tension between getting things done and cultivating our sustainability. Often, conversations about managing our time and energy focus exclusively on “productivity,” and neglect the importance of tending to our whole selves and practicing the habits that will sustain us for the long haul.

Join Southern California Grantmakers and CompassPoint for a workshop series dedicated to deeply understanding the connection between time management, personal restoration, and long-term sustainability.  

In this online workshop, you will:

  • Start to identify obstacles — internal, interpersonal, and institutional — that are hindering personal sustainability.
  • Understand a framework for energy management that includes the four core energy needs: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.
  • Learn strategies and practices for better time management and personal organization.

Your registration admits you to both sessions. The full curriculum for the program will be covered over the course of these days. Participants must attend both sessions.  Please Note: Limited space is available.

This session has reached capacity, and registration is now closed. Unfortunately, there is no waitlist for this program. We appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any questions, please contact Monica Banks at [email protected].


Day 1

Wednesday, September 30

9:30 am – 12:30 pm


Day 2

Monday, October 5

9:30 am – 12:30 pm



Fela Thomas

Pronouns — They, Them, Theirs

Program Director, CompassPoint

Fela is a project director at CompassPoint. Outside of leading projects in the organization’s cohort leadership programs, they facilitate a variety of workshops in the public training program including time and energy management, facilitation, and supervision. They also play key program design, project management, and facilitation roles within CompassPoint's highly collaborative project teams.

Fela has been working for economic and racial justice in a range of Bay Area organizations for nearly two decades. They were one of the lead organizers for the Bay Area wide UPSET THE SETUP conference and an active organizer in the Bay Area High School Ethnic Studies Conference. Fela was the lead organizer for the Youth Force Coalition during the struggle to stop the expansion of Alameda Counties’ Juvenile Hall, which had major wins and diverted needed resources to community programs.

Through their decade long work with Youth Together, they worked with students to lead campaigns on food justice and alternatives to punitive discipline, and, with the community and school allies, won concrete changes at school sites and in district policies.  Through Youth Together’s KIDS COUNT campaign, they worked with a statewide alliance to reform California's K-12 funding system that led to the more equitable Local Control Funding Formula which continues to positively impact marginalized communities in California.

More recently, they worked at the Public Service Center of the University of California, Berkeley training and developing undergraduate student leaders supporting Bay Area communities in need. They were the director of the Alumni Scholars Program at the Cal Alumni Association where they led the design and implementation of the inaugural African American Initiative Scholarship and the management of various other scholarship programs geared towards first generation, low income and students of color. While on campus, they served on the leadership team for the Black Staff and Faculty Organization, advocating for the needs and priorities of UC Berkeley’s Black community.

Fela has been an active supporter and volunteer with Camp Akili (led by Flourish Agenda) for a number of years, supporting the healing and development of Black Youth in the Bay Area.  They continue to support youth organizing as a board member of Youth Together. Along with their family, they are an active participant in the Oakland Kajukenbo Kwoon, a martial arts school based in North Oakland. They are a proud partner and parent to four beautiful and powerful children.


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No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and SDG members and eligible non-members

SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
NCG & SDG members: Please contact [email protected] to register.
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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