Session length : 30 minutes 14 seconds
In this session you will understand why listening with undivided attention and intentionality is key to cultivating a successful and trusting intercultural relationship that can lead to positive changes.
Erica Henderson is Global Program Manager at OneChild, a global community of Child Champions that advocates for and provides holistic care to more than 40,000 children in 16 of the world’s poorest countries. Erica was born in San Antonio, Texas, but has called five U.S. states and three countries home. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Iowa State University receiving a double major in global resource systems and environmental studies as well as a minor in nutrition. After spending time on the U.S. side of the nonprofit industry, Erica spent a year working in rural South Africa leading the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of a school gardening program that successfully planted 11 community gardens. Passionate about listening to the communities she serves, Erica joined the OneChild team as Program Research Monitoring & Evaluation Manager overseeing OneChild’s Systematic Listening implementation as well as managing OneChild's community development initiative Special Projects Aimed at Reaching Kids (SPARKs).
Elsa Miranda is OneChild’s Regional Support Program Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. She has been part of OneChild since 2017, supporting the team in the Dominican Republic, and comes with 10 years of experience working in various areas such as child and youth holistic development, educational programs, case management, and counseling. She has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in social work from Georgia State University. Elsa is married to Julio Perez, and they have one child.