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HR & Leadership Workshops


Recruiting and Retaining Motivated Staff

Successfully hiring and keeping good staff can seem out of reach to non-profit organizations, which may offer lower wages and fewer benefits than for-profit companies can.

This workshop explores ways that non-profits can creatively and economically recruit and retain employees. Participants will assess their organization’s Human Resource (HR) needs, then learn to:

  • Write job descriptions, prepare interview questions and conduct reference checks.
  • Find new sources of potential employees.
  • Use the most important HR forms and policies.
  • Implement non-monetary rewards and benefits.
  • Foster an environment to retain staff.

Facilitator: Michèle Brideau

Cost: $70 per person (tax included), lunch provided        Duration: 1 day


Engaging and Motivating Volunteers

All non-profit organizations need committed volunteers in order to succeed. However, as volunteer participation rates decline, it’s more important than ever that non-profits know how to attract and retain volunteers.

This workshop explores what motivates people to volunteer and explains how to recruit volunteers to match an organization’s needs. To boost both recruitment and retention of volunteers, participants will learn to:

  • Develop a volunteer orientation program.
  • Understand and meet volunteer expectations.
  • Utilize recognition and rewards.
  • Foster an environment that is welcoming to both youth and retirees.

Facilitator: Michèle Brideau

Cost: $70 per person (tax included), lunch provided  Duration: 1 day



Managing the Most Valuable Resource – Time

As stakeholder and project expectations increase, human and capital resources seldom do. Managing time more effectively is one way to succeed in doing more with less.

This workshop will show participants how to make better use of their time with simple practices that can be applied to both high-tech and low-tech tools. Topics include:

  • Managing time by prioritizing.
  • Organizing one’s workspace.
  • Assessing technologies that can help.
  • Knowing what saves or wastes time.
  • Recognizing and coping with staff and volunteer stress.
  • Learning when to bow out before burning out.

Cost: $40 per person (tax included) Duration: 1/2 day


Leadership Fundamentals: From Vision to Results

Anyone in a management position, from executive director or board chair to volunteer, can benefit from honing their leadership skills.

This workshop focuses on three key leadership qualities: communication, vision, and collaboration. Participants will have the chance to evaluate their own leadership style, and learn to improve by:

  • Leading and promoting effective communication.
  • Narrowing down priorities and setting goals.
  • Securing team buy-in and keeping the team informed.
  • Fostering an inclusive culture and resolving conflicts.
  • Making changes that will last.

Facilitator: Michèle Brideau

Cost: $40 per person (tax included) Duration: 1/2 day


Effective Meetings – Effective Decisions

Non-Profit organizations are constantly being challenged to do more with fewer resources. To help them meet this challenge, leaders today must find ways to make meetings as effective as possible.

This workshop will explain adult faciliation principles and their role in meeting effectiveness. It will deliver specific strategies for:

  • Incorporating social inclusion practices.
  • Managing group dynamics and resolving conflict.
  • Generating effective decisions.
  • Assigning accountability and following up on actions.

Facilitator: Michèle Brideau

Cost: $40 per person (tax included) Duration: 1/2 day


Improved Interpersonal Communication: Personality Dimensions

Personality Dimensions is a human relations tool based on leading-edge research, which helps to explain what motivates behavior in people with different personlities or temperaments. Participants will learn:

  • The 4 different personality types
  • Discover which personality type represents them the best

Where effective training and development is essential for meeting strategic objectives – an understanding of personality theory is a very effective tool in facilitating team creation and building; improving corporate communications; enhancing customer service and satisfaction; and in providing innovative solutions to problems by tapping into the creative energy of every temperament preference.

Facilitator: Melissa Irvine

Cost: $70 per person (tax included), lunch provided        Duration: 1 day


Leading & Supporting Lasting Change

Attend this workshop to gain the knowledge and skills to effectively lead and support change initiatives. After completing the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a compelling case and articulate a vi-sion for a change initiative
  • Develop a change management plan
  • Build commitment to a change and engage and empower people to act
  • Communicate effectively and relentlessly
  • Identify and address resistance to change
  • Implement a change management plan and institutionalize the change


Facilitator: TBD

Cost: $70 per person (tax included), lunch provided        Duration: 1 day


Conflict Prevention and Resolution for Non-Profit Organizations

Conflict in any workplace can have staggering consequences. Through interactive presentations, group discussions, and case studies the workshop will help you:

  • Identify why and how conflicts arise and what you can do to prevent them.
  • Understand and use interest-based processes and skills that can turn a conflict from a negative experience into an opportunity for personal and organizational growth.
  • Discover practical resources to help you develop preventative policies and practices.

Facilitator: Wendy Keats, Co-operative Enterprise Council of NB

Cost: $70 per person (tax included), lunch provided        Duration: 1 day



  • Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
  • LearnSphere Canada
  • Province of New Brunswick
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