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    • November 19, 2021
    • December 10, 2021
    • Virtual Delivery
    • 18

    Designed to support the growth of new and developing board members, the Alberta Board Member Essentials (ABME) program was built by Albertans for Albertans.

    Alberta Board Member Essentials is a multi-part training program that combines online learning with live workshops to give new and developing board members the tools to successfully serve on a non-profit board.

    For new board members, ABME helps build the foundational layer of learning in order to be an effective board member.

    For developing board members, ABME supports your growth in understanding non-profits – not just from the lens of your organization but how you and your organization play a role in the larger social sector ecosystem.

    The full program consists of three on-demand courses and five live virtual sessions. On-demand sessions take, on average, three hours each and are to be completed on the participant’s own time leading up to the live sessions. Access to the on-demand sessions will be available immediately upon registration.

    Live sessions take place:

    • November 19 , 2021 - 9:00 - 10:00 am (Welcome and Introduction to the Program, What to Expect, and How to Get the Most From your Learning)
    • December 3, 2021 - 9:00 - 12:30 am (Working as a Sum of the Parts)
    • December 10, 2021 - 9:00 - 12:30 pm (Strategic Board Leadership)

     Register Here

    Please note, the live sessions are group-based and interactive, therefore they will not be recorded.

    View program details check out the bundled courses or the ABME Program Guide for details on each module.

    Though it is possible to attend with a phone and or a tablet it is strongly recommended that participants registering for ABME have access to login through a computer.

    The registration deadline is Nov 10, 2021.

    If you would like to arrange for offline payment or you are paying on behalf of someone else, email us at governance@ecvo.ca.


    REFUND POLICY

    Full refunds will be offered for cancellations made within 72 hours. A partial refund (50%) will be issued for cancellations made 14 days prior to the first live session. To request a refund, please email director@ecvo.ca. 

    ECVO reserves the right to cancel the event or registration. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified and a full or partial refund will be issued.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at director@ecvo.ca. 


    Alberta Board Member Essentials was made possible with support from:



    • December 14, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Hosted via Zoom
    • 462
    Register

    The fifth in a series of six thought-provoking discussions on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

    How do our biases (unconscious or otherwise) impact on the people we work with, the people we serve, and the decisions we make?  What does bias look like on an individual level?  How about at an organizational level?  This session will walk us through the meaning of bias, how it impacts our relationships, decisions, and our work, and help us understand how to work within a system that continually perpetuates these biases. 

    This panel discussion will be recorded and may be used for further educational purposes. Participants will receive a copy of the recording.

    PANELISTS

    Litzy Baeza, EDI Specialist, Independent Consultant

    Violet Poon, Senior HR Generalist, Tenfold HR Solutions

    More to come!

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at emma@ecvo.ca

    Hosted in partnership with:

    Centre for Race and Culture | LinkedIn

    • January 18, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Virtual via Zoom
    • 39
    Register

    A members-only opportunity to learn more and ask questions about our Reimagining Non-Profit Governance report.

    Join ECVO's Executive Director Gemma Dunn and Director of Learning and Development David Feldman for Answering Your Questions: Reimagining Non-Profit Governance. Over this 60-minute session, Gemma and David are available to answer questions related to our recently published report, Reimagining Non-Profit Governance through a Social Justice Lens.

    This edition of Answering Your Questions is open exclusively to ECVO members. If you have questions about governance outside of this report, we encourage you to join another edition of our monthly Answering Your Questions series, which are free for ECVO members!

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at governance@ecvo.ca.

    • January 19, 2022
    • March 30, 2022
    • 7 sessions
    • Hosted via Zoom
    • 11
    Register

    An opportunity to connect learning and strategy - join us for a deep dive into all things strategic learning. 

    With limited time, evaluation can become a peripheral part of service and program delivery – a check on the funding checklist – rather than a tool of significant value for making improvements in environments of complexity. In response to this struggle, concepts such as strategic learning have emerged as a way to integrate evaluative thinking into the work of nonprofits for improved learning and decision-making. But how does strategic learning work in practice, and can it provide a feasible and useful way of fostering learning in nonprofit organizations and collaboratives?

    Over 21 instructional hours, Eval Lab participants will explore strategic learning (and related concepts) within a flexible co-learning environment, with opportunities to test them in your day-to-day work. This course takes a blended learning model, with registrants participating in online, pre-recorded learning and live sessions (over Zoom). There will also be opportunity for one on one mentorship during office hours.

    This course is open to all Alberta non-profits. 

    These sessions will be recorded and may be used for further educational purposes. Participants will receive a copy of the recordings.

    CANADA ALBERTA JOBS GRANT ELIGIBLE

    SAVE AS MUCH AS TWO-THIRDS ON THE REGISTRATION FEE WITH THE CANADA-ALBERTA JOB GRANT

    Eval Lab is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which can cover as much as two-thirds of your registration fee! 

    CAJG applications must be submitted to the Government of Alberta prior to the start of the course. However, we recommend submitting your CAJG application at least 30 days prior to the start of the course to allow for any application processing clarification.

    Registration closes on January 14.  For those applying for the CAJG, please register for the course as normal, and click to pay offline.  Once you have been approved for the funding, we can schedule payment.  This will save your seat for the course, as space is limited.

    REFUND POLICY

    Refunds are subject to approval by ECVO.  To request a refund, please email emma@ecvo.ca.

    ECVO reserves the right to cancel the event or registration. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified and a refund will be issued.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at emma@ecvo.ca.

    Hosted in partnership with:


    • January 19, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Microsoft Teams
    • 39
    Register

    Sometimes you just want to ask an expert directly. Pull up a chair and we'll answer your questions on all things governance.

    Join ECVO's Director of Learning and Development, David Feldman for Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition. Over this 60-minute session, David will shed light on your governance-related challenges and questions. Expect to ask your questions live, engage in conversation and learn from the queries of others.

    Answering Your Questions is a live series and will not be recorded. Watch for further dates on our events page.

    If you would like to arrange for an offline payment, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    David Feldman is the Director of Learning and Development at the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations. His expertise focuses on progressive governance and leadership development in the non-profit sector in Edmonton and Alberta. David holds a B.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, with PMP (Project Management Professional) and Q. Med (Qualified Mediator) designations. His Master's Thesis explored collective cognition of interdisciplinary teams.

    REFUND POLICY

    To request a refund, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ECVO reserves the right to cancel the event or registration. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified and a refund will be issued.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at governance@ecvo.ca.

    • January 25, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Hosted via Zoom
    • 480
    Register

    The final session in a series of six thought-provoking discussions on equity, diversity, and inclusion.

    In this final session, we are going to pull together all of our learnings from the past 5 sessions and really think about our practices as a whole.  Having discussed diversity and inclusion, intersectionality, accessibility, allyship, and bias – how can we promote and advance these equitable practices within our organizations, and across the sector?  What does equity mean for our sector?  And how do we maintain this thinking moving forward?  These are all questions that will be addressed through conversation and resources in our final session.

    This panel discussion will be recorded and may be used for further educational purposes. Participants will receive a copy of the recording.

    PANELISTS

    Details to come!

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at emma@ecvo.ca

    Hosted in partnership with:

    Centre for Race and Culture | LinkedIn

    • January 27, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    • 96
    Register

    Is your organization asking the right questions and making the right decisions to truly realize your potential?

    Join entrepreneur and activist Dan Pallotta — the author of Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential and The Everyday Philanthropist — as he leads a conversation about how non-profits can fully realize their potential in a charitable landscape that is ripe for innovation. Dan will share with us how removing barriers on the non-profit sector will lead to a world where our most pressing social problems can be solved.

    This is the fourth in a series of speakers discussing transformative leadership in the non-profit community. The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations is committed to building the social justice muscle needed to transform the non-profit community. Our ongoing Transformative Thinkers Series explores how alternative systems of knowledge might be used to reimagine how we structure and run our organizations.

    SPEAKER

    Dan Pallotta is an activist, humanitarian, author, and builder of movements. He is a pioneer in the national effort to transform the way our culture evaluates the character and impact of nonprofit organizations. His iconic 2013 TED Talk on philanthropy has been viewed more than five million times.

    He is the author of Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential, the best-selling title in the history of Tufts University Press. The Stanford Social Innovation Review said that the book “deserves to become the nonprofit sector ’s new manifesto.” His newest book is The Everyday Philanthropist: A Better Way to Make a Better World, a field guide for the average person who wants their life to matter. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has described his approach as “An Apollo program for American philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.”

    Dan has given over four hundred talks on philanthropy and innovation in thirty-eight states and ten countries.

    PRICING

    Single Admission (ECVO Member): $35
    Group of 4 (ECVO Member): $105

    Single Admission (Non-members): $65
    Group of 4 (Non-members): $195

    Interested in supporting the non-profit sector by becoming an ECVO member? Click here for more information.

    PAYMENT

    Offline payment options are available for those wishing to pay by cheque. At the end of your registration, simply select Invoice Me and you will be issued an invoice for the event. 

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at info@ecvo.ca.

    • February 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Virtual via Zoom
    • 29
    Register

    Take part in a 2.5-hour workshop with anti-oppressive artist and consultant Rania El Muggamar.

    This workshop explores practices, strategies and evaluation frameworks to guide boards, leadership teams, and advisory bodies towards measurable, sustainable, and goal-oriented long-term planning with regards to equity, meaningful inclusion and anti-oppressive practices. Community engagement, resource development, talent and consultations are key elements of the workshop. Strategies that create alignment between systems, people, and culture are critical to the process. The workshop will also explore themes related to the language and frameworks of anti-oppression, exploring its interpersonal and institutional manifestations. A variety of reflection and planning exercises and tools are interwoven into the session. The workshop uses a variety of teaching styles and tools to engage a variety of learners.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Reflect on diagnostic tools for assessing the state of equity within an organization.
    • Work to increase competencies to develop a successful and sustainable multi-year equity strategy to advance equity and deep diversity.
    • Reflect on policy and practices that foster meaningful inclusion.
    • Critique and reflect on case studies related to equity in other organizations.
    • Develop a toolkit to assess, evaluate and plan equity measures within an organization.
    • Explore frameworks and practices to advise and guide EDIAOAR.
    • Work in small groups to reflect on practice questions and implications within the context of their organization.
    • Chart preliminary outcomes and next steps.
    • Complete diagnostic and strategic planning tools to identify goals, opportunities and priorities.

    FACILITATOR

    Rania El Mugammar is a Sudanese Artist, Liberation Educator, Abolitionist, Anti-oppression Consultant , multidisciplinary performer, speaker and published writer. Her work explores reproductive justice, transformative justice & abolition, art as liberation and digital justice. 

    As a writer, Rania's work explores themes of identity, womanhood, Blackness, flight, exile, migration, belonging, gender, sexuality and beyond. Rania's primary mediums are poetry, spoken word and oral storytelling. She is a published poet, storyteller and playwright. Rania is deeply interested in poetic form and the auditory texture of words as well as the visual/aesthetic impact of language and form. 

    Rania is an experienced anti-oppression, abolition and liberation educator and consultant who is unflinchingly committed to decolonization and freedom as the ultimate goals of her work. She has worked extensively with contemporary arts institutions, STEM based enterprises, media organizations, educational institutions and community/grassroots spaces. raniawrites.com

    PRICING

    ECVO Members: $75
    Non-members: $95

    Interested in supporting the non-profit sector by becoming an ECVO member? Click here for more information.

    PAYMENT

    Offline payment options are available for those wishing to pay by cheque. At the end of your registration, simply select Invoice Me and you will be issued an invoice for the event. 

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at info@ecvo.ca.

    • February 22, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Microsoft Teams
    • 40
    Register

    Sometimes you just want to ask an expert directly. Pull up a chair and we'll answer your questions on all things governance.

    Join ECVO's Director of Learning and Development, David Feldman for Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition. Over this 60-minute session, David will shed light on your governance-related challenges and questions. Expect to ask your questions live, engage in conversation and learn from the queries of others.

    Answering Your Questions is a live series and will not be recorded. Watch for further dates on our events page.

    If you would like to arrange for an offline payment, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    David Feldman is the Director of Learning and Development at the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations. His expertise focuses on progressive governance and leadership development in the non-profit sector in Edmonton and Alberta. David holds a B.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, with PMP (Project Management Professional) and Q. Med (Qualified Mediator) designations. His Master's Thesis explored collective cognition of interdisciplinary teams.

    REFUND POLICY

    To request a refund, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ECVO reserves the right to cancel the event or registration. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified and a refund will be issued.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at governance@ecvo.ca.

    • March 23, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Microsoft Teams
    • 40
    Register

    Sometimes you just want to ask an expert directly. Pull up a chair and we'll answer your questions on all things governance.

    Join ECVO's Director of Learning and Development, David Feldman for Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition. Over this 60-minute session, David will shed light on your governance-related challenges and questions. Expect to ask your questions live, engage in conversation and learn from the queries of others.

    Answering Your Questions is a live series and will not be recorded. Watch for further dates on our events page.

    If you would like to arrange for an offline payment, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    David Feldman is the Director of Learning and Development at the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations. His expertise focuses on progressive governance and leadership development in the non-profit sector in Edmonton and Alberta. David holds a B.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, with PMP (Project Management Professional) and Q. Med (Qualified Mediator) designations. His Master's Thesis explored collective cognition of interdisciplinary teams.

    REFUND POLICY

    To request a refund, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ECVO reserves the right to cancel the event or registration. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified and a refund will be issued.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at governance@ecvo.ca.

    • April 07, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Microsoft Teams
    • 40
    Register

    Sometimes you just want to ask an expert directly. Pull up a chair and we'll answer your questions on all things governance.

    Join ECVO's Director of Learning and Development, David Feldman for Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition. Over this 60-minute session, David will shed light on your governance-related challenges and questions. Expect to ask your questions live, engage in conversation and learn from the queries of others.

    Answering Your Questions is a live series and will not be recorded. Watch for further dates on our events page.

    If you would like to arrange for an offline payment, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    David Feldman is the Director of Learning and Development at the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations. His expertise focuses on progressive governance and leadership development in the non-profit sector in Edmonton and Alberta. David holds a B.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, with PMP (Project Management Professional) and Q. Med (Qualified Mediator) designations. His Master's Thesis explored collective cognition of interdisciplinary teams.

    REFUND POLICY

    To request a refund, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ECVO reserves the right to cancel the event or registration. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified and a refund will be issued.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at governance@ecvo.ca.

    • May 16, 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Microsoft Teams
    • 40
    Register

    Sometimes you just want to ask an expert directly. Pull up a chair and we'll answer your questions on all things governance.

    Join ECVO's Director of Learning and Development, David Feldman for Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition. Over this 60-minute session, David will shed light on your governance-related challenges and questions. Expect to ask your questions live, engage in conversation and learn from the queries of others.

    Answering Your Questions is a live series and will not be recorded. Watch for further dates on our events page.

    If you would like to arrange for an offline payment, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    David Feldman is the Director of Learning and Development at the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations. His expertise focuses on progressive governance and leadership development in the non-profit sector in Edmonton and Alberta. David holds a B.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, with PMP (Project Management Professional) and Q. Med (Qualified Mediator) designations. His Master's Thesis explored collective cognition of interdisciplinary teams.

    REFUND POLICY

    To request a refund, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ECVO reserves the right to cancel the event or registration. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified and a refund will be issued.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at governance@ecvo.ca.

    • June 14, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Microsoft Teams
    • 40
    Register

    Sometimes you just want to ask an expert directly. Pull up a chair and we'll answer your questions on all things governance.

    Join ECVO's Director of Learning and Development, David Feldman for Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition. Over this 60-minute session, David will shed light on your governance-related challenges and questions. Expect to ask your questions live, engage in conversation and learn from the queries of others.

    Answering Your Questions is a live series and will not be recorded. Watch for further dates on our events page.

    If you would like to arrange for an offline payment, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    David Feldman is the Director of Learning and Development at the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations. His expertise focuses on progressive governance and leadership development in the non-profit sector in Edmonton and Alberta. David holds a B.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, with PMP (Project Management Professional) and Q. Med (Qualified Mediator) designations. His Master's Thesis explored collective cognition of interdisciplinary teams.

    REFUND POLICY

    To request a refund, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ECVO reserves the right to cancel the event or registration. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified and a refund will be issued.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at governance@ecvo.ca.

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