Training for the Non-profit Sector offers the following workshops

To view the list or register for currently available workshops, please visit our Eventbrite or Facebook events pages. 

  • Communications

    • Build an organic Facebook Strategy that drives sales

      Most businesses are using Facebook, but their efforts are not paying off because just posting about what you sell is a turn-off that doesn't translate into sales. Learn how to create a Facebook strategy unique to your business that will help you get more engagement and more sales for your efforts.

      • Create a strategy that encourages connection and loyalty, and makes it easier to come up with ideas.
      • Sell on Facebook without being sale-sy and turning off your fans.
      • Boost engagement and conversion just by changing how you post.
      Online Workshop - 3 hour (3 * 1 hour)

      Facilitators (English)
      Hayley Bohan (Marketing On Purpose)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Crisis Communication: Developing a plan for when the unexpected happens

      In a year where the uncertainty has become the new normal, it is more important than ever to be ready for whatever is thrown at you. In these situations, communication is crucial, and transparency is key. The best way to handle a crisis is to be prepared. Now is the time to take a step back and develop a crisis communication plan so your organization can be prepared when the unexpected happens.

      In this engaging and interactive two-part online workshop you will learn to:

      • Identify what a crisis is
      • Understand what a crisis communication plan is
      • Know and understand the key components of a crisis communication plan
      • Identify to whom—and what—you should be communicating
      • Identify the right communication tools and channels you should be using
      • Build your own crisis communication plan using templates and other key communication pieces
      Online Workshop - 3 hour (2 * 1.5 hour)

      Facilitators (English)
      Tanya Chapman (The Chapman Group)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Making the Perfect Pitch: Effective Business Presentation Skills

      In business, the ability to deliver effective presentations that captivate, motivate or persuade lenders, prospective clients or potential investors is a critical skill. And how you say it is often as important as what you say.

      In part 1 of this workshop, you will learn:

      • The four types of audience
      • How to determine your key messages
      • Secrets of effective organization and delivery


      Part 2 will include:

      • Techniques for persuasion
      • How to handle a Q&A
      • How to use – and not use – PowerPoint
      Online Workshop - 3 hours (2 * 1.5 hours)

      Facilitators (English)
      Carl Duivenvoorden (Change Your Corner)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Measuring and Evaluating Impact

      In today’s not-for-profit and social enterprise world, everyone from government to foundations, angel investors, consumers, and volunteers want to know what kind of a difference is being made by our organizations. It is important to be able to demonstrate the value and impact of the work we are doing, and this goes beyond anecdotal stories, to the measurement of impact and social return on investment.

      Included in this interactive workshop are topics such as:

      • What do You Want to Know and Show?
      • Mapping Your Information Needs
      • Measuring Impact and Demonstrating Value
      • Social Return on Investment (SROI)
      • How to use Performance Indicators
      • Collecting and Analysing Data
      • Using and Sharing Results
      Online Workshop - 4 hours (2 * 2 hours)

      Facilitators (English)
      Wendy Keats (Co-operative Enterprise Council)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
  • Governance and Board Development

    • Board responsibilities after a pandemic

      Concerned about your responsibilities as Director of a non-profit? What should your Not-for-Profit Boards be doing Next?


      Eventually, the COVID crisis will be over. What lessons have we learned? What can we do better? What proactive steps can a Not-for-Profit Board take? This interactive online workshop we will examine strategies for a Not-for-Profit Board to learn from this crisis. Topics will include:


      • Assessing risk
      • Business continuity planning
      • Communicable disease policy
      • Human Resources Policies
      • Communications with staff
      • Leading after upheaval
      • A renewed commitment to governance excellence
      Online Workshop - 1 hour

      Facilitators (English)
      Alyson Townsend (Resonance Inc.)


      Facilitators (French)
      Danie Roy (danie roy avocats lawyers)


      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Board responsibilities during a pandemic

      Concerned about your responsibilities as Director of a non-profit? What Not-for-Profit Boards Should be Doing Now?

      As the world responds to COVID-19, many non-profits are struggling to achieve their mission while supporting the community and surviving the crisis themselves. What is the role of the Board in a crisis? This interactive online workshop will address key issues facing Not for Profit Board Members today such as:

       

      • The impact of new laws, regulations and support
      • CEO oversight · Risk assessment and management
      • Organizational events and fundraising
      • Finances and Investments
      • Staff safety
      • Decision making, Board meetings, AGMs
      • Crisis communications planning.
      Online Workshop - 1 hour

      Facilitators (English)
      Alyson Townsend (Resonance Inc.)


      Facilitators (French)
      Danie Roy (danie roy avocats lawyers)


      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Good Governance in Non Profits, Co-ops and Social Enterprise

      This interactive course is designed for boards, directors and senior staff of non profits and aimed at building their knowledge and skills for good governance.  Topics include:

      • The Role and Legal Responsibilities of a Board and Directors

      • Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest

      • Efficient Board and Committee meetings

      • Priority Results Agendas and Minutes

      • Decision-Making Processes

      • Monitoring and Measuring Performance

      Online Workshop - 6 hours (2 * 3 hours)

      Facilitators (English)
      Wendy Keats (Co-operative Enterprise Council)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Governing Non-Profit Organizations Effectively

      Facilitated by Jean-Guy Vienneau, these interactive online workshops aims to equip the members of the boards of directors of non-profit organizations. Specifically, this course will allow learners to:

      • Identify the principles and roles of a board and members 
      • Differentiate between governance and management of the organization
      • Illustrate the complexity of governance and its importance on the results of the organization
      • Understand the CA / general management dynamic
      • Apply concepts related to governance
      • Evaluate the organization's effectiveness in terms of governance.
      Online Workshop - 4 hours (2 * 2 hours)

      Facilitators (English)
      Jean-Guy Vienneau (JGV Consultants Inc.)


      Facilitators (French)
      Jean-Guy Vienneau (JGV Consultants Inc.)


      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Roles, Responsibilities and Cooperative Governance

      Participants will learn to recognize the distinctive features of cooperative enterprises, as well as the general conditions needed for their effective operation.

      The training will address the following topics:

      • Roles and responsibilities of board members
      • Tools to promote a board’s efficiency
      • Responsible administrative practices
      Online Workshop - 3hours

      Facilitators (English)
      Marc Henrie (Coopérative de développement régional-Acadie)


      Facilitators (French)
      Marc Henrie (Coopérative de développement régional-Acadie)


      Upcoming Workshops (0)
  • Strategic Planning, Productivity and Process Improvement

    • Are we Improving? Implementing Daily Management for Teams

      Daily Management is one of the most engaging tools for any team. These two days will train the team on how to run efficient daily huddles (5-7 mins) in order to keep them working efficiently without lengthy meetings. It also includes the implementation of a visual management board which allows the team to always know the plan for the day/week and how they are doing (the score) while at the same time facilitating the reduction of interruptions and increasing time spent on value added work. In this session, you and you team will:

      • learn how to motivate employees without cake & pizza parties
      • be introduced to daily management techniques that drive team performance
      • learn how to create a visual management board for the team to know the score
      Online Workshop - 2 hours

      Facilitators (English)
      Jennifer Kikkert (Visualiiz Management Consulting)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Busy is the New Stupid: Productivity & Optimizing Time

      Professionals are technical experts in their fields, they know how to do surgery, how to teach, how to weld, how to draft legal briefs. It’s what they are good at. Most professionals are not however trained in the field of operational efficiency & improvement and therefore they are wasting precious hours each day and each week on non-value added work. We have created a society that judges people based on how busy they are versus how productive they are, and this is driving the wrong behaviors in our workplaces. In this workshop your team will:

      • be introduced to what productivity truly is and is not, and why you should care
      • learn how to identify what is the true priority work you need to focus on
      • find the minutes & even hours you are unknowingly losing each day
      • learn how to maximize and optimize the time you have at work
      Online Workshop - 2 hours

      Facilitators (English)
      Jennifer Kikkert (Visualiiz Management Consulting)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Finding the Hidden Waste in your Organization

      25-50% of time at work is not actually spent doing something of value. Most organizations evolve over time into vertical silos or functional groupings of tasks: HR, finance, manufacturing, operations, shipping, sales. All of these functional areas have their own priorities and deadlines. But, the value being created by the work done flows horizontally and not vertically. This is where the waste hides.

      The waste, or non-value added work, is what makes the day hard, frustrating, and often demotivating. Eliminating the waste in your day-to-day processes isn’t nearly as difficult as first being able to see it and recognize it as waste. In this workshop, your team will:

      • learn the differences between functional and process focused organizations
      • be able to identify what value added work is, versus value enabling & pure waste
      • learn why simply adding more people or more capital never works to improve things
      • be introduced to all the forms of process waste and how to identify them
      • learn solutions to minimizing & even eliminating waste in your processes
      Online Workshop - 2 hours

      Facilitators (English)
      Jennifer Kikkert (Visualiiz Management Consulting)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Preparing Your Non-profit for the New Normal

      Need help getting back to business at your Non-Profit?

      Preparing your organization or workplace for the return of on-site teams and clients can be daunting. As we consider new ways of working together, including mixed at-home and on-site team members, we need to build a transition plan that addresses safety concerns, anxieties over returning to work, redistribution of responsibilities and building new ways to engage teams and clients.  

      This two-hour online workshop will provide you with the tools and skill set to get you started!

      Online Workshop - 2 hours

      Facilitators (English)
      Tanya Chapman (The Chapman Group)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Re-Imagining Long-Term Care Homes

      Re-imagining long-term care homes – the new normal.

      Long-term care homes are vulnerable as a result of a global pandemic. The restrictions required to mitigate COVID-19 will continue for the foreseeable future.

      Facilitated by Tanya Chapman, this series of three 90-minute free online workshops will assist your team to develop an action plan for the new normal; and to think through the design, structure and access to long-term care.

      Your new plan will help you to:

      • Define the new normal: how you will deliver service in a different way, understand the gaps between “now" and the “new normal”
      • Transition to the new normal: develop a detailed action plan, determine how to manage the change
      • Monitor the new normal: know what and how to monitor, when to adjust again, and who is involved

      You will leave with a toolkit and an actionable plan to address your individualized needs.

      Online Workshop - 4.5 hours (3 * 1.5 hour)

      Facilitators (English)
      Tanya Chapman (The Chapman Group)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Strategic Planning

      The workshop enables participants to gain knowledge about the strategic and operational planning process while focusing on the sequences and steps necessary to develop, update and measure the results and outcomes of the planning exercise.

      Participants will be engaged by sharing and exchanging with others to better understand the challenges and issues faced by board members and managers in planning for the future.

      Learning objectives: 

      • Understand the process, requirements and conditions for developing a strategic plan. 
      • Engage board members in a participatory process in developing a strategic and operational plan.
      • Recognize the limits of strategic planning due to their dependence on resources (financial and human) and the choices to be made.
      • Translate concepts into real-life situations that organizations face today and in the future.
      • Develop an evaluation mechanism to assess the process and ultimate outcomes of the strategic planning exercise
      Online Workshop - 3 hour

      Facilitators (English)
      Jean-Guy Vienneau (JGV Consultants Inc.)


      Facilitators (French)
      Jean-Guy Vienneau (JGV Consultants Inc.)


      Upcoming Workshops (0)