This past week CFI Executive Director Chris Hoff Presented at the Diversity IN Leadership Conference held at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, CA. Chris' presentation was titled Conflict Coaching in the Workplace: Shifting Culture Bound Conflict Through Narrative Mediation. The purpose of the conference was to provide an educational experience on the benefits of diversity and inclusion in leadership, while offering the latest tools for practical implementation. Some pictures from Chris' presentation follow:
Chris with Dr. Helen Easterling Williams. Dean of Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education & Psychology.
California Family Institute is looking for experienced non-profit board members who are willing to provide leadership for growing organization. Members should be willing to use sphere of influence to raise funds, recruit additional board members and provide goverance guidance to the executive director. Please contact Chris Hoff to discuss the Board positions further. A job description follows:
The Board will support the work of California Family Institute and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. While day-to-day operations are led by CFI’s Executive Director, the Board-CEO relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Specific Board Member responsibilities include:
Leadership, governance and oversight
California Family Institute Board Members will consider CFI a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority. So that CFI can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals, CFI expects to have 100 percent of Board Members make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their capacity.
CFI’s Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held quarterly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about CFI’s mission and who has a track record of board leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
California Family Institute is excited to announce that Golnoush Yektafar will be joining our clinical team.
Golnoush Yektafar, M.S. is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern previously working at the Behavioral Health Institute in Loma Linda, California, and Strive Holistic Campus in Ontario, California. Golnoush completed her Masters Degree at Loma Linda University and is currently working on her PhD at Loma Linda University. Golnoush has taught Solution Focused Therapy and Crisis Intervention courses to masters level students, and has clinical experience working with diverse client populations. Golnoush’s research interests include chronic illness and the systemic changes that often occur in families due to illness, acculturation and its impact on couple and family dynamics, and socio-cultural contextual factors that impact marginalized couples and families.