The following Posner Center programs occur on a recurring monthly basis. For a full list of programming, including events hosted by our Tenant and Member organizations, see our event calendar.
Open To the Public
Meet the Tenant and Member organizations that comprise the Posner Center community. Block Parties provide an opportunity for new organizations to introduce themselves to the broader community, keep Tenants and Members apprised of the great work their colleagues are doing, and serve as a platform for future knowledge-sharing or partnership. Current Tenants or Members can also present on new programs or endeavors.
The Posner Center Speaker Series consists of evening events that typically occur once per month. Attendants have the opportunity to hear from a speaker or panel of speakers on international development topics and current events. All speakers are experts in their field, and are drawn from in and outside the state of Colorado. Attendants have the chance to learn, ask questions, and network with people from both within and outside of the Posner community.
Recent Speaker Series have featured Eric G. Postel, Associate Administrator for United States Agency for International Development; Steve Radelet, author of The Great Surge; and, Dr. Jennifer House, an epidemiologist from the CO Department of Public Health & the Environment.
For Tenants & Members
ToolBoxes are in-depth trainings on a specific topic within international development or organizational management. These trainings support individual and organizational-level capacity building to improve the work that the Posner Center community does in the field.
Past topics have ranged from Developing an Evaluation Plan or Subcontracting with USAID to Using Linked in to Broaden Your Donor Network. Posner works with skilled trainers to conceptualize, develop, and deliver these trainings and provides these trainings free-of-charge to Tenants and Members as a core benefit of membership in this community.
All ToolBoxes are grounded in the expressed needs of the Posner network.
Development Dialogues bring together Tenants and Members for in depth conversation on a topic of interest within international development. It is a semi-structured discussion that is led by one or several ‘lead discussants,’ typically Tenants or Members, who have a depth of expertise in the topic at hand. (Each dialogue is unique and can have several different outcomes, including: increased knowledge in the topic area, identification of resources to be shared, or creation of peer-learning groups to pursue further learning.) Past topics have included Impact Investing, Responding to a Crisis in the Field, Utilizing Volunteers Abroad and Learning from the Field.
Connect directly with other Tenants and Members over lunch, provided by Posner. Meet new people, check in with colleagues, and enjoy time away from your desk!
Craft Beer Club
“Because Bad Beer is a Global Issue.” The Craft Beer Club meets once a month in the Commons. Just bring a six-pack or a bomber of beer to share. Wine drinkers are welcome too. Chat about your work, the beer, or anything else under the sun.
Executive Director/Org. Leader Meet-Up
Connect with other Executive Directors or individuals in leadership positions within their organizations.
Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Lunch
This lunchtime meet-up provides an opportunity for M&E professionals in international development to get together and exchange ideas and resources, share information about projects they are working on, and to serve as a local professional network. The group meets in the Commons and then identifies a nearby spot for lunch.
Held quarterly, the Town Hall is a way for all Tenants to gather to stay up-to-date on all things at the Posner Center. This includes ways to support the community and steward the shared space, learning about upcoming events and providing feedback to the Posner Center team on key issues. Tenants also have the opportunity to share successes, events, and new community initiatives with one another.