Upcoming workshops

Bill 30: What You Need To Know About Working With Volunteers - Jan. 23, 2019 (Wednesday), Genesis Place, Airdrie

Description: Occupational Health and Safety & the non-profit sector - What you should know

The purpose of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of workers – whether or not they are employees or volunteers.

The workshop will provide you with updates on:

  • What is Bill 30, OHS and the changes?
  • What is a worker?
  • Who is an employer?
  • What should you be doing and more information.

This workshop is for any not-for-profit group or organization in Airdrie that works with volunteers.

Instructor: Shawn Justus, Team Leader, Health, Safety & Security, City of Airdrie

Registration Information

This workshop is free of charge.

Time:  6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Echo Room, Genesis Place, 800 East Lake Bv NE, Airdrie

Deadline to register: Jan. 16, 2019 (registration is closed when maximum attendance is reached)

Maximum: 35 participants

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Marketing for Not for Profits - February 5, 2019 (Tuesday), Airdrie City Hall

Description: 

The workshop will begin with a 45-minute presentation on Marketing and Non-Profits. This presentation will discuss the unique challenges faced by non-profits in marketing and help attendees begin to understand how their organization (depending on size, scope, and budget) can improve or even begin marketing efforts. The presentation will provide a high-level overview on the importance of planning, setting goals and objectives along with the importance of brand. We will also discuss social media tips for non-profit organizations and the role social media plays in marketing and fundraising.

After (and during) the presentation there will be time for questions and discussion, as well as the opportunity to begin working on defining your marketing goals and objectives and some preliminary brand work, for example beginning to think about organizational Why.

Each participant will be provided with a workbook that will assist them in their planning process as they move forward and start to develop strategy and marketing for their organizations.

Presenter Overview

Erin Ryan-Walsh, Senior Strategist William Joseph Communications

Erin is a marketing and communications professional with over 15 years’ experience in strategic marketing, rebranding, copywriting, as well as developing and maintaining community-based relationships. Before moving onto the agency side, she worked in Fund Development and Communications with several Calgary-based charities. Erin‘s unique blend of work experience, marketing expertise and passion for philanthropy enable her to develop brands and marketing plans that exceed the needs of her non-profit clients.

Erin holds a Master of Arts in Communications and Technology from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from the University of Calgary. She applies her academic research skills to every project enabling her to approach marketing and communications planning and strategy through a theoretical lens.

William Joseph Communications

William Joseph is a full-service, fully-integrated Canadian marketing agency that empowers companies to achieve their boldest performance targets. With four offices in Western Canada (Calgary, Saskatoon, Red Deer and Grande Prairie), the agency’s commitment to founding all their solutions on strategy ensures that clients connect with their ideal target audiences and can compel them to act through objective-driven marketing. This positioning has, over the last 15 years, enabled William Joseph to become one of Western Canada’s leading marketing agencies.

Registration Information

Time: 7 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Location: Council Chambers, Airdrie City Hall, 400 Main Street SE, Airdrie

Deadline to register: Jan. 29, 2019 (registration is closed when maximum attendance is reached)

Fee: $50.00 per NFP group of 3-4 ($12.50-17 per person)

$25.00 per person if one or two are attending

* Snacks and beverages will be available.

*Note: A minimum of 10 participants is required to run the workshop (maximum 35).

Registered participants will be contacted if the minimum enrolment is not met.

Registration is closed when maximum attendance is reached.

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Volunteers: Beyond the Frontline; Involving Volunteers in Projects at Any Level in Your Organization - March 21, 2019 (Thursday), Town & Country Centre, Airdrie

Description:  People are smart, talented and capable - they don’t change when they enter your organization to volunteer. Engaging people in volunteer roles in 2019 means being creative and purposeful in these types of roles. This training will offer insights and ideas on how to incorporate volunteers into your organization from the board down.

Instructor: Propellus

Registration Information

Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Small Hall, Town & Country Centre, 275 Jensen Drive NE, Airdrie

Deadline to register: March 14, 2019, 4:30pm (registration is closed when maximum attendance is reached)

Fee: $50.00 per NFP group of 3-4 ($12.50-17 per person)

$25.00 per person if one or two are attending

* Snacks and beverages will be available.

*Note: A minimum of 10 participants is required to run the workshop (maximum 35).

Registered participants will be contacted if the minimum enrolment is not met.

Maximum: 35 participants

Click on this link to register

 

What to Expect When You Are Governing; Understanding Your Board Role - May 8, 2019 (Wednesday), Town &  Country Centre, Airdrie

Description: Understanding the basic functions and responsibilities of no n-profit boards. This workshop will provide participants with helpful skills to apply to their own boards. It will include topics related to structure, best practices, and practical exercises to apply governance in your non-profit.

Instructor: Propellus

Registration Information

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Small Hall, Town & Country Centre, 275 Jensen Drive NE, Airdrie

Deadline to register: May 1, 2019 (registration is closed when maximum attendance is reached)

Fee: $50.00 per NFP group of 3-4 ($16.70 per person) - maximum of 3 people per organization

$25.00 per person if one or two are attending

* Light supper and beverages will be available.

*Note: A minimum of 10 participants is required to run the workshop (maximum 35).

Registered participants will be contacted if the minimum enrolment is not met.

There is a short questionnaire on the Order Form when you register - basic questions regarding your organization/Board and what you would like to learn from this workshop. This will help our resource person and facilitators with providing a workshop that meets your interest and needs.

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Registration tips

Thank you for your interest in taking part in our workshops!

Here are some handy tips for registering for the workshops:

  • Have your credit card (Mastercard or Visa) ready.
  • Some of our workshops may require you to fill out a quick questionnaire. The information you provide will help us prepare a better workshop. We may be asking basic information about your workshop participants (such as their complete names for their certificates, their email addresses and you may want to let us know if they have any food allergies).
  • It is best to plan out how many participants your group will have (and who will be the ticket buyer and register for everyone) so you can avail of the group discount and avoid duplicate registrations.
 

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Community Development

P. 403.948.8800

F. 403.948.6567

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CHRISTMAS DAY
Dec 25, 2018:
CLOSED
BOXING DAY
Dec 26, 2018:
CLOSED