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.

Member Spotlight

Pasadena Village

Pasadena Village is not a place to live but a way to live. Our members build strong, supportive relationships through a rich array of member-led programs and activities that help us remain engaged and productive, while making  new friends. We are committed to reflecting the richness and diversity of our neighborhoods. We share a mutual goal to have fun, learn and help each other.