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    • January 27, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    • 25
    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
    • TBD
    • 1
    Register

    Are you a new non-profit Executive Director or CEO eager to learn from an experienced local mentor?

    Apply to the Executive Director Mentorship Program and settle into your role by exchanging insight, opening new lines of communication, and expanding your network!

    Established non-profit leaders in the non-profit sector are eager to become mentors to the next generation of leaders. The series partners newer Executive Directors or CEOs with fewer than 3 years of experience in the role with established leaders with 7+ years of experience leading organizations, offering opportunities to transfer knowledge and skills to those eager to learn. 

    There are limited mentee spots available in this program, so be sure to reserve your spot!

    WHAT TO EXPECT - At the Matching Event

    At our matching event in February 2022 (please note, date is to be determined), mentees will have a chance to connect with all the mentors in a ‘speed dating’ format. At the end of this event, all mentees and mentors will offer their preferred choices for mentorship, which ECVO will collate into final pairings.

    WHAT TO EXPECT - Beyond the Matching Event

    Mentors have committed to a minimum of three follow-up meetings in the months following the matching event.

    Once notified of their match, mentees will be required to follow-up with their assigned mentor and coordinate these additional meetings. The shape and frequency of the meetings are up to you: mentees are encouraged to guide the mentorship as they see fit, tailoring the scope and scale of their meetings to be able to meet their unique needs. Of course, the meetings needn't stop at three. We hope that these initial meetings will turn into lasting connections within the broader non-profit community.

    In June 2022, all mentees are invited to attend a wrap up lunch event where they'll have an opportunity to reflect on the process and make new connections for the future!

    TO APPLY AS A MENTEE

    Step 1

    Complete our short application form to tell us more about yourself, your role, and what you hope to gain from the mentorship.

    The 2022 ED Mentorship Program is no longer accepting mentees

    Step 2

    Once the form is completed, we'll follow up with a password to give you access to complete your registration and payment through this portal. 

    If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Kerry-Ann Sitcheron at kerry-ann@ecvo.ca.

    BECOME A MENTOR

    Eager to lend your skills and experience to building the next generation of non-profit leadership? Become a mentor!

    MENTOR APPLICATION

    • February 01, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Virtual via Zoom
    • 4
    Register

    Take part in a 2.5-hour strategic planning workshop with anti-oppression artist and activist Rania El Mugammar.

    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 17, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Hosted via Zoom
    • 93
    Register

    The first in a three- part series on creating effective and powerful partnerships.

    Session #1: Defining Your Partnership

    There is no ‘one size fits all’ partnership.  Arguably there are as many types of partnering arrangement as there are partnerships.  This hour-long session defines partnership and explores the different types in the spectrum of partnerships from transactional to transformational.  How traditional or disruptive you want your partnership to be is useful to consider as partners come together to co-create and manage your partnership.

    This is the first in a three-part series hosted by Jocelyn Daw that looks at the ins and outs of effective partnerships. Click for details on Session 2 and Session 3. Sessions can be purchased individually or you can register here for a three-session package (for the price of two!)

    ABOUT THIS SERIES

    Series: Building Effective Partnerships by Investing in the Partnering Process

    Now more than ever, the world has become increasingly complex. The world’s challenges are so interconnected that a collaborative approach is needed to tackle the various social, economic and political challenges that impact our communities.

    Signing an agreement to partner is relatively straightforward, but partnering effectively is significantly more challenging than partners often realize. Paying attention and investing quality time in the partnering process itself is critical to success. Effective collaboration requires common understanding across partners, collective leadership, and strong process and relationship-management. With these critical elements in place, partnerships can thrive and be successful. Without them, partnerships are likely to under-perform or fail altogether.

    These lunch and learns are suited for non-profit professionals who are thinking about entering the partnership space and those with partnership experience who wish to deepen their understanding of the partnership process.

    Join ECVO in for three introductory lunch 'n' learn events that will help strengthen your skills and practices in creating effective and powerful partnerships.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Jocelyne Daw is a recognized innovator and thought leader in the evolution of authentic multiple- sector partnerships to drive innovation and positive social change.   She has worked in all three sectors and has helped build dozens of meaningful community partnerships and innovations.   Jocelyne is an Accredited Partnership Broker and Authorized Practitioner Partnership trainer for the global Partnership Brokers Association. She is an internationally published author and speaker in the field of innovation and partnerships.  Through her consulting firm, JS Daw & Associates, she is committed to helping organizations and people build successful partnerships through coaching, training and facilitation.

    CONTACT US

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

    • February 18, 2022
    • March 11, 2022
    • 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:

    • February 18 , 2022 - 9:00 - 10:00 am (Welcome and Introduction to the Program, What to Expect, and How to Get the Most From your Learning)
    • March 10, 2022 - 9:00 - 12:30 am (Working as a Sum of the Parts)
    • March 11, 2022 - 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 February 17, 2022.

    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:



    • March 01, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Hosted via Zoom
    • 450
    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

    Dr. Bukola Oladunni Salami, University of Alberta

    More 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

    • March 01, 2022
    • April 05, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Hosted via Zoom
    • 25
    Register

    Five sessions focused on creating a healthy workplace fit for the new normal.

    The nature of work is changing rapidly, and fundamentals like human resources are evolving with it. COVID-19 has left our workplaces more distant and disconnected. Managing new dynamics and interpersonal relationships can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be! 

    Join human resources expert Barb Read for five 90-minute workshops that explore crucial topics in navigating human resources in an evolving work world. From diversity and inclusion principles and managing staff mental health to creating a respectful workplace and accommodating work from home, this series will help boost your human resources capacity in a time when it's vital to keep your team healthy and connected.

    This series is for you if:

    • you are managing your organization's HR functions but do not have a professional HR background (“HR off the side of their desk”)
    • you are a non-profit Executive Director, manager, supervisor who needs more knowledge around basic HR (to manage risk)
    • you are a manager or frontline supervisor who is responsible for managing employee performance
    • you are a new HR professional (0-3 years in HR) who wants to add practical skills to your education
    • you would like to learn more about how to effectively manage people resources
    Please note: registration is for the full series. Individual sessions are not available. These sessions will be recorded and made available to participants. Please indicate if you need additional accessibility support by contacting emma@ecvo.caemma@ecvo.ca.

    ECVO members enjoy exclusive member pricing.  To become a member, contact membership@ecvo.ca.

    WHAT TO EXPECT

    Session 1: Diversity & Inclusion – Tuesday, March 1 @ 11:30am - 1:00pm
    Creating an inclusive workplace involves minimizing systemic barriers. In this session, you will learn how to clear any hidden barriers to hiring “diverse employees” through new processes and tools.

    Session 2: Managing Mental Health – Tuesday, March 8 @ 11:30am - 1:00pm
    In this session, you will learn strategies to navigate mental health in the midst of a pandemic, including how to identify stress responses and recognize symptoms of burnout.

    Session 3: Motivation at Work – Tuesday, March 15 @ 11:30am - 1:00pm
    In a hybrid working environment, it is more important than ever to be able to assess your employee’s motivation (vs. ability) while also applying different techniques that reward and recognize team members….you will receive some great motivation takeaways from this session!

    Session 4: Respect in the Workplace – Tuesday, March 22 @ 11:30am - 1:00pm
    It is difficult to know exactly what is considered acceptable behaviour in the workplace these days, especially when there has been a history of power imbalances and emerging diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. Please join us to learn more about the spectrum of respect and when behaviours begin to “cross the line” into disrespectful and potentially harassing behaviours.

    Session 5: Telecommuting Expectations & Engagement – Tuesday, April 5 @ 11:30am - 1:00pm
    In this session, we will discuss three “Cs” that will support telecommuting in your workplace…but this is not just for telecommuting – it can be used for those that work from the office or on-site.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER

    Barb Read, CPHR, SHRM-SCP, RPR

    Barb Read is a Human Resources Consultant with Balanced & Restorative HR (formerly JUNA Consulting) with a generalist background that spans all functional areas of the human resources practice.  Barb has diverse experience across all industries and has extensive experience working with clients in the not-for-profit organizations as well as healthcare and regulated associations.

    Barb is a Chartered Professional of Human Resources (CPHR), a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), a member of the Association of Professional Recruiters of Canada (RPR), and is an Alberta Licensed Investigator.

    Barb is passionate about her community as she serves as a Director with Alberta Adaptabilities and supports McDougall House as a HR Committee member, she volunteers with Disrupt HR Edmonton and she is actively involved with her community hockey club, most recently being her son’s parent liaison and COVID Coordinator.

    COST

    • ECVO Members: $180
    • Non-members: $230
    • March 17, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Hosted via Zoom
    • 99
    Register

    The second in a three-part series on creating effective and powerful partnerships.

    Session #2: Co-creating Partnership Principles

    Creating a culture of collaboration, within your organization and with your partners starts with co-creating principles that will guide your partnership. Having an early conversation about what principles may be necessary for your group of partners to work together is critical.   While each group will have different priorities and context there are five core principles have emerged as fundamental to effective partnering – these will be explored in the hour long session.

    This is the second in a three-part series hosted by Jocelyn Daw that looks at the ins and outs of effective partnerships. Click for details on Session 1 and Session 3. Sessions can be purchased individually or you can register for a three-session package (for the price of two!)

    ABOUT THIS SERIES

    Series: Building Effective Partnerships by Investing in the Partnering Process

    Now more than ever, the world has become increasingly complex. The world’s challenges are so interconnected that a collaborative approach is needed to tackle the various social, economic and political challenges that impact our communities.

    Signing an agreement to partner is relatively straightforward, but partnering effectively is significantly more challenging than partners often realize. Paying attention and investing quality time in the partnering process itself is critical to success. Effective collaboration requires common understanding across partners, collective leadership, and strong process and relationship-management. With these critical elements in place, partnerships can thrive and be successful. Without them, partnerships are likely to under-perform or fail altogether.

    These lunch and learns are suited for non-profit professionals who are thinking about entering the partnership space and those with partnership experience who wish to deepen their understanding of the partnership process.

    Join ECVO in for three introductory lunch 'n' learn events that will help strengthen your skills and practices in creating effective and powerful partnerships.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Jocelyne Daw is a recognized innovator and thought leader in the evolution of authentic multiple- sector partnerships to drive innovation and positive social change.   She has worked in all three sectors and has helped build dozens of meaningful community partnerships and innovations.   Jocelyne is an Accredited Partnership Broker and Authorized Practitioner Partnership trainer for the global Partnership Brokers Association. She is an internationally published author and speaker in the field of innovation and partnerships.  Through her consulting firm, JS Daw & Associates, she is committed to helping organizations and people build successful partnerships through coaching, training and facilitation.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at kerry-ann@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 20, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Hosted via Zoom
    • 99
    Register

    The last in a three-part series on creating effective and powerful partnerships.

    Session #3: Exploring the Partnering Cycle

    Working through a project cycle as a way of building and tracking a programme of work is familiar territory, but in a partnership something more is required. Systematic attention needs to be given to the changing needs of the partners and to optimizing the potential of the partnership over time. The partnering cycle is introduced as a useful framework to navigate the partnership over time and will be explored over the hour long session.

    This is the last in a three-part series hosted by Jocelyn Daw that looks at the ins and outs of effective partnerships. Click for details on Session 1 and Session 2. Sessions can be purchased individually or you can register for a three-session package (for the price of two!)

    ABOUT THIS SERIES

    Series: Building Effective Partnerships by Investing in the Partnering Process

    Now more than ever, the world has become increasingly complex. The world’s challenges are so interconnected that a collaborative approach is needed to tackle the various social, economic and political challenges that impact our communities.

    Signing an agreement to partner is relatively straightforward, but partnering effectively is significantly more challenging than partners often realize. Paying attention and investing quality time in the partnering process itself is critical to success. Effective collaboration requires common understanding across partners, collective leadership, and strong process and relationship-management. With these critical elements in place, partnerships can thrive and be successful. Without them, partnerships are likely to under-perform or fail altogether.

    These lunch and learns are suited for non-profit professionals who are thinking about entering the partnership space and those with partnership experience who wish to deepen their understanding of the partnership process.

    Join ECVO in for three introductory lunch 'n' learn events that will help strengthen your skills and practices in creating effective and powerful partnerships.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Jocelyne Daw is a recognized innovator and thought leader in the evolution of authentic multiple- sector partnerships to drive innovation and positive social change.   She has worked in all three sectors and has helped build dozens of meaningful community partnerships and innovations.   Jocelyne is an Accredited Partnership Broker and Authorized Practitioner Partnership trainer for the global Partnership Brokers Association. She is an internationally published author and speaker in the field of innovation and partnerships.  Through her consulting firm, JS Daw & Associates, she is committed to helping organizations and people build successful partnerships through coaching, training and facilitation.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at kerry-ann@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.

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