Training, Events & Conferences

Village Movement California provides a variety of training opportunities based on member interest.


A recording of our recent web based workshop entitled “Maximizing Village Movement California Marketing Materials” and “Village Branding Update: The Transition to Relational Messages and Programs” are now available online for members. We reviewed the brand concepts and tools unveiled in May and learned how villages are utilizing them.

Three workshops delivered by Mission Minded staff are also available online to members.


Wednesday, October 23, 10:00 – 11:00 amSustainability and Fund Development. This web based workshop will cover the elements of sustainability, how fund development is an on-ongoing process, diversity of funding sources, potential funding sources, Giving Tuesday (scheduled for November 27) and end-of-year appeals. Lisa Brinkmann, Executive Director of Marin Villages and Cele Garrette, Executive Director of At Home in Alexandria will share their stratefies. Register here.


Our Executive Director spoke at the following events:

  • September 29, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sistahs Aging with Grace and Elegance in LA (SAGE), Veteran’s Memorial Complex, Culver City (SAGE serves African American women). Charlotte will share the podium with Jo Moore-Yeargin, Pasadena Village member.
  • October 3, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, SLO Village Convening “Revolutionizing Aging – Help Create What’s Next”, French Hospital, 1911 Johnson Ave, San Luis Obispo.
  • Tuesday, Oct 9, 9:00 – 10:30 am – Village to Village Network Conference General Session featuring Kate Hoepke and Charlotte Dickson: Village Movement California: Building A Social Movement.
Mt. Diablo

Member Spotlight

Diablo Valley Villages

Three villages located in Central Costa County – Clayton Valley Village, Lamorinda Village and Walnut Creek Village –  have banded together to bring practical help and neighborly community to seniors in their region. The three community-based villages together serve seniors who may need “a little help from their friends” as well as professional resource referrals to remain safely and comfortably in their homes as they age.