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NEW ** Strategies for an Effective Board - Webinar

Strategies for an Effective Board

A highly effective and engaged board has clarity around roles, responsibilities and aligns their work and performance with organizational values and vision. Great boards are also fun - and make decisions in a way that is both inclusive and empowering.

This session focuses on board members’ key responsibilities and moves boards out of operations and into the “big picture”.

For this webinar we’ll focus on:

  • A more engaged board and stronger alignment to the organizational mission and vision
  • Tools to increase the effectiveness of your board meetings
  • Understand the three modes of governance
  • Understand practices that build effective boards
  • Learn new tools that support good governance (e.g. consent agendas, board calendars)

 

Instructor:

Mark Friesen is the Director of Capacity Development at Vantage Point, where he assists not-for-profit organizations throughout BC with strategic planning, governance, and capacity building. Mark excels at assessing governance structures and finding democratic solutions to organizational challenges. At Vantage Point, Mark can be found facilitating new and seasoned not-for-profits at various stages in their organizational life cycle. Mark received his Masters’ in Urban Studies at SFU, where he received a Graduate Fellowship in 2012, the Doug Drummond Research Fellowship in 2013, and graduated with the Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal in 2015 for his research into governance at the scale of the city-region. Mark has served as a volunteer, association founder, and an executive director, and has led fundraising, strategic planning and program development efforts in the sector for over 15 years. He currently sits on the Board of the Ripple Coast Society and Columbia College.

Mark has a unique perspective on the role that not-for-profits have in supporting a democratic society, which you can explore here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVec50fe0oM

Price: C$0.00

Date: October 2, 2019

Available Spaces: 970

Organizational Prevention of Vicarious Trauma - Webinar

This webinar provides an overview of what vicarious trauma is and its impact at an organizational level (e.g. absenteeism, high turnover etc). The session focuses on the prevention and intervention of vicarious trauma in the areas of organizational culture, work load, work environment, education, group support, supervision, and resources for self care. Participants will leave with a tailored practical and implementable strategy to take back to their organization.

Instructor:  Amanda Thiessen specializes in helping individuals and organizations manage workplace stresses and make positive changes.

As a ‘Stress Strategist,’ Amanda works with individuals through the process of inquiry to support people in gaining clarity and finding solutions to challenges. She offers a range of workshops to organizations to facilitate the creation of safe, supportive, and positive work environments.

Having worked for over 15 years in the non-profit world, she has firsthand knowledge of the kinds of experiences that exemplify working in front-line capacities. Her experience includes working in the areas of addiction, victim services, mental health and developmental disabilities.Although Amanda has a BA in Psychology, a Bachelors of Social Work and a MA in Theology, her greatest accomplishments remain being a loving partner, a devoted mother, and a good friend.

Price: C$0.00

Date: October 9, 2019

Available Spaces: 909

Managing for Improved Performance - Webinar

HSABC’s Managing for Improved Performance webinar outlines the steps managers can take to effectively manage staff to improve employee performance.  Special sections on absenteeism and problematic employee behaviour are explored with tips on documentation and ways managers can affect positive change in the workplace.  HSABC’s Managing for Improved Performance webinar is geared for those in management and supervisory positions and is suitable for both union and non-union employers.

Instructor:  Marsha Goldford is a chartered professional in Human resources, currently employed with Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA) as their Director of Training and Development. Marsha has a Master’s in Public Administration from Queen’s University, and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management from Royal Roads University.

Marsha is also an active community volunteer serving as a director on housing boards and as a mentor with the BC Human Resources Management Association and Dress for Success Professional Women’s Group

Price: C$0.00

Date: October 15, 2019

Available Spaces: 940

NEW ** Safety for Women in Co-ed Shelters - Webinar

Price: C$0.00

Date: October 17, 2019

Available Spaces: 992

Managing Hostile Interactions - Victoria

Service providers often work with upset, angry, and confused clients. HSABC’s Managing Hostile Interactions workshop helps participants gain the skills necessary to work with difficult clients. Participants learn proven strategies to decrease stressful situations and increase the possibilities of working more effectively with challenging clients. Participants learn through skill-building exercises, self-reflection, and group discussion. As a participant you will: define hostility and examine its forms and dynamics, identify factors that increase potential of hostility occurring, develop skills for managing reactions to hostility, explore techniques to effectively confront and set limits on hostile behaviours, examine methods for defusing hostility, enhance personal safety in potentially violent situations, and develop strategies for effective team responding.

Instructor: Mario Govorchin


Price: C$0.00

Date: October 18, 2019

Available Spaces: 20

Understanding Homeless Rights - Webinar

This webinar provides up to date information on the human rights of those who are experiencing homelessness, whether in a shelter or in public spaces. With this understanding, participants will be able to identify and combat the stigma of being homeless. This session outlines relevant human rights legislation and policy. It also provides an opportunity to learn about the goals and challenges of human rights within a shelter setting, especially when it comes to gender, family status and disability. An important part of this session is learning about human rights of the homeless when it comes to public spaces. This information will help empower participants to inform their clients, provide public education and advocate for those who are homeless.

Instructor: DJ Larkin is a lawyer and campaigner with the Pivot Legal Society, a human rights organization grounded in Vancouver’s Downtown East-side that works on behalf of marginalized communities to create a just, fair and equal society through litigation, law reform, research and legal education.

DJ’s work focuses on litigating and researching the criminalization of homelessness, systems of housing that infringe on the human rights of low-income renters, and housing policies and practices that put marginalized tenants at risk. She recently represented the BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors against the City of Abbotsford in Abbotsford v Shantz, the Supreme Court of B.C. trial that recognized the rights of vulnerable homeless people to take shelter in public spaces in the absence of safe alternatives.

Price: C$0.00

Date: October 23, 2019

Available Spaces: 960

Residential Tenancy Law 101 - Webinar

Residential Tenancy Law 101 webinar reviews the basic principles of residential tenancy law.  This Residential Tenancy Law 101 webinar is a learning opportunity that provides participants with specific information about residential security deposits, lease obligations and condition inspection reports.  This webinar’s question and answer period will provide participants with opportunities to ask specific questions about tenancy rights as they pertain to their clients.  Presented in partnership with TRAC.

Instructor: Andrew Sakamoto started at TRAC in 2010, ED of TRAC since 2013, on the Vancouver Renters Advisory Committee and a PovNet board of director and serves on the Residential Tenancy Branch Operational Stakeholders Committee.  Has always worked in the non-profit sector.  SFU grad with a communication degree.  Big sports fan.

Price: C$0.00

Date: October 29, 2019

Available Spaces: 984

Mental Health, Addiction and Trauma- Nanaimo

Participants in this HSABC training class explore the overlap between trauma, mental health and addiction. Schizophrenia, depression and the many faces of anxiety will be covered, as well as effective strategies for engagement and interventions.  Group participants will have an opportunity to examine common barriers to services and possible solutions.

Instructor: Katherine Aubrey

Price: C$0.00

Date: October 31, 2019

Available Spaces: 27

Mental Health, Addiction and Trauma - Vancouver

Participants in this HSABC training class explore the overlap between trauma, mental health and addiction. Schizophrenia, depression and the many faces of anxiety will be covered, as well as effective strategies for engagement and interventions.  Group participants will have an opportunity to examine common barriers to services and possible solutions.

Instructor: Katherine Aubrey

Price: C$0.00

Date: November 4, 2019

Available Spaces: 11

Trauma in the Shelter Sector - Part I - Webinar

HSABC’s Trauma in the Homeless Sector webinar offers a compelling look into the science of trauma and how service providers can effectively respond to clients and co-workers that may be affected by trauma.  Participants learn best practices for trauma-informed practices and how they can help individuals affected by trauma.  HSABC’s Trauma in the Homeless Sector webinar provides opportunities for participants to ask questions as well as contribute to surveys and discussions.

Instructor: Katherine Aubrey has over 20 years of experience working with people who have faced trauma, addictions, homelessness and/or mental illness.   Her varied, front-line work experience ranges from in-reach prison work, group therapy, parole supervision and addictions and mental health counseling.  She also has experience working with both victims and perpetrators of violence.  Some of her past and current employers include Correctional Service Canada, Long-term Inmates Now in the Community, Aurora Centre/Residential Addictions Treatment for Women, KlaHowEya, Metis Nation and numerous non-profit organizations.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Mental Health Counseling.  She also completed a Cross-Cultural Facilitation Skills Intensive for Diversity Trainers in Berkley, California

Price: C$0.00

Date: November 6, 2019

Available Spaces: 977

Trauma in the Shelter Sector, Part II - Webinar

HSABC’s Trauma in the Homeless Sector webinar offers a compelling look into the science of trauma and how service providers can effectively respond to clients and co-workers that may be affected by trauma.  Participants learn best practices for trauma-informed practices and how they can help individuals affected by trauma.  HSABC’s Trauma in the Homeless Sector webinar provides opportunities for participants to ask questions as well as contribute to surveys and discussions.

Instructor: Katherine Aubrey has over 20 years of experience working with people who have faced trauma, addictions, homelessness and/or mental illness.   Her varied, front-line work experience ranges from in-reach prison work, group therapy, parole supervision and addictions and mental health counseling.  She also has experience working with both victims and perpetrators of violence.  Some of her past and current employers include Correctional Service Canada, Long-term Inmates Now in the Community, Aurora Centre/Residential Addictions Treatment for Women, KlaHowEya, Metis Nation and numerous non-profit organizations.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Mental Health Counseling.  She also completed a Cross-Cultural Facilitation Skills Intensive for Diversity Trainers in Berkley, California

Price: C$0.00

Date: November 13, 2019

Available Spaces: 981

Self-Care and Effective Workplace Boundaries - Vancouver

The Self-Care and Effective Workplace Boundaries training covers the importance and purpose of these aspects in your current role.  Some of the challenges that influence the effectiveness or appropriateness of a given boundary will be explored.  Specific boundary issues like personal disclosure, client-staff relationships, dual relationships, gift-giving/receiving, physical contact and conflicts of interest are discussed in depth.  Participants will also have an opportunity to examine their current self-care practices.  Strategies to bolster the effectiveness of their self-care routines will also be covered.

Instructor: Katherine Aubrey

Price: C$0.00

Date: November 19, 2019

Available Spaces: 22

Self Care & Effective Workplace Boundaries - Vancouver

Participants in this HSABC training class explore the overlap between trauma, mental health and addiction. Schizophrenia, depression and the many faces of anxiety will be covered, as well as effective strategies for engagement and interventions.  Group participants will have an opportunity to examine common barriers to services and possible solutions.

Instructor: Katherine Aubrey

Price: C$0.00

Date: November 19, 2019

Available Spaces: 27

Substance Use Awareness and Safety Training - Webinar

The latest research on drug use, the effects on behaviour and skills to help as you support clients with addictions.  This HSABC webinar applies questioning and exploration to understanding, and learning about the physiological effects of certain drugs, including: hallucinogens, depressants, stimulants, anabolic steroids and cannabis.  During this webinar, participants will learn about:

  • What drugs are being used;
  • What someone looks like when they are on different types of drugs;
  • How to assess and manage someone you think is under the influence of drugs; and
  • How to manage a critical emergency.
  • The session will give an overview of harm reduction best practices, the overdose crisis and resources available to workers.

Presenters Peter & Shari Ramsey

Shari McKenzie-Ramsay graduated from UBC as a Registered Nurse in 2015. She works at Lions Gate Hospital as an emergency nurse. Prior to this she was working in Mental Health and Addictions at the Hope Centre (acute psychiatry) and Magnolia House, a mental health transition house. She recently completed a Forensic Nurse Examiner course in Trauma in Health Care through BCIT and is a Take Home Naloxown program educator.

Shari is co-owner of Spiritus Wilderness Medical Training, since 2001, and has been teaching injury prevention since 1992. Shari is passionate about trauma informed care in health care and in a community setting.

Peter Ramsay graduated from UBC as a Registered Nurse in 2009. He has dual specialties in emergency nursing and critical care nursing (BCIT – 2010 and 2015 respectively) and is at Lions Gate Hospital, previously in the Emergency Department and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).  Now he is the Patient Care Supervisor for the hospital.

Price: C$0.00

Date: November 20, 2019

Available Spaces: 977

New** Emotionally Intelligent Leaders - Webinar

Description: Emotionally Intelligent Leader

A session for leaders and managers on how emotional intelligence can be one of the greatest factors in leadership success. Knowing yourself well, understanding your team, bringing transparency and speaking truth can bring confidence in you as a leader. Learn about the differences between a manager and a leader, and how to be an inspiration and an influencer.

Presenter: Reid Johnson

Reid started his career as a certified family therapist and was the Clinical Coordinator of Social Work at Shaughnessy Hospital before moving to the BC Centre of Ability. Reid has provided leadership throughout the sector, most recently as  the President of the Health Sciences Association of BC, a union of more than 18,000 health and social services professionals.

HSA is affiliated with the National Union of Public and General Employees. With 340,000 members across the country, it is one of the largest labour organizations in Canada. In the words of NUPGE, “His leadership has transformed HSABC/NUPGE into a strong voice for health professionals across B.C. and a solid defender of public services, even under enormous pressures."

Reid earned his Masters of Social Work from UBC and continues to provide leadership within his community and businesses.

Price: C$0.00

Date: November 26, 2019

Available Spaces: 958

Managing Hostile Interactions - Langley

Service providers often work with upset, angry, and confused clients. HSABC’s Managing Hostile Interactions workshop helps participants gain the skills necessary to work with difficult clients. Participants learn proven strategies to decrease stressful situations and increase the possibilities of working more effectively with challenging clients. Participants learn through skill-building exercises, self-reflection, and group discussion. As a participant you will: define hostility and examine its forms and dynamics, identify factors that increase potential of hostility occurring, develop skills for managing reactions to hostility, explore techniques to effectively confront and set limits on hostile behaviours, examine methods for defusing hostility, enhance personal safety in potentially violent situations, and develop strategies for effective team responding.

Instructor: Mario Govorchin


Price: C$0.00

Date: November 28, 2019

Available Spaces: 19

Managing Hostile Interactions - Vancouver

Service providers often work with upset, angry, and confused clients. HSABC’s Managing Hostile Interactions workshop helps participants gain the skills necessary to work with difficult clients. Participants learn proven strategies to decrease stressful situations and increase the possibilities of working more effectively with challenging clients. Participants learn through skill-building exercises, self-reflection, and group discussion. As a participant you will: define hostility and examine its forms and dynamics, identify factors that increase potential of hostility occurring, develop skills for managing reactions to hostility, explore techniques to effectively confront and set limits on hostile behaviours, examine methods for defusing hostility, enhance personal safety in potentially violent situations, and develop strategies for effective team responding.

Instructor: Mario Govorchin

Price: C$0.00

Date: December 10, 2019

Available Spaces: 22

HSABC & TRAC Dispute Resolution - Webinar

Want to know more about how residential tenancy dispute resolution works and how to be an effective advocate in the process? Join HSABC for a one-hour, informative webinar learning experience that teaches the skills you will need to present your case more effectively.  Presented in partnership with TRAC.

Instructor: Zuzana Modrovic

Our instructor today is Zuzana Modrovic who is a Legal Advocate with TRAC, the Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre. She has been with TRAC since 2016. Zuzana is a practicing lawyer having graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Law in 2012 and she articled with CLAS, the Community Legal Assistance Society. In her current position, she represents tenants with group complaints to the Residential Tenancy Branch. Before TRAC, she did similar work advocating and representing tenants for the Kamloops and District Elizabeth Fry Society.

Price: C$0.00

Date: December 11, 2019

Available Spaces: 987

Effective Workplace Boundaries - Webinar

HSABC’s Effective Workplace Boundaries for the Homeless Sector webinar reviews the importance and purpose of workplace boundaries when providing services to homeless and at-risk populations.  The challenges of setting and maintaining effective workplace boundaries are explored and specific boundary issues such as; personal disclosure of information to clients from staff, client-staff relationships outside of work, dual relationships, gift-giving and gift-receiving, and conflicts of interest are discussed.  This webinar is an interactive learning experience where participants are encouraged to ask questions.

Instructor: Katherine Aubrey has over 20 years of experience working with people who have faced trauma, addictions, homelessness and/or mental illness.   Her varied, front-line work experience ranges from in-reach prison work, group therapy, parole supervision and addictions and mental health counseling.  She also has experience working with both victims and perpetrators of violence.  Some of her past and current employers include Correctional Service Canada, Long-term Inmates Now in the Community, Aurora Centre/Residential Addictions Treatment for Women, KlaHowEya, Metis Nation and numerous non-profit organizations.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Mental Health Counseling.  She also completed a Cross-Cultural Facilitators Skills Intensive for Diversity Trainers in Berkley, California.

Price: C$0.00

Date: January 9, 2020

Available Spaces: 983

When Caring Hurts: Vicarious Trauma - Webinar

This workshop explores the impact of working in a helping profession. Participants will learn about the symptoms and definitions of burnout, compassion fatigue, empathy fatigue and vicarious trauma and review specific tools for dealing with symptoms in order to build resiliency. This session also examines ways to manage the negative impact that come with working in the social service field in order to take care of yourself and to thrive.

Instructor: Amanda Thiessen specializes in helping individuals and organizations manage workplace stresses and make positive changes.

As a ‘Stress Strategist,’ Amanda works with individuals through the process of inquiry to support people in gaining clarity and finding solutions to challenges. She offers a range of workshops to organizations to facilitate the creation of safe, supportive, and positive work environments.

Having worked for over 15 years in the non-profit world, she has firsthand knowledge of the kinds of experiences that exemplify working in front-line capacities. Her experience includes working in the areas of addiction, victim services, mental health and developmental disabilities.

Although Amanda has a BA in Psychology, a Bachelors of Social Work and a MA in Theology, her greatest accomplishments remain being a loving partner, a devoted mother, and a good friend.

Price: C$0.00

Date: January 14, 2020

Available Spaces: 981

Helping Clients with Lost ID - Webinar

Webinar Description : HELPING CLIENTS OBTAIN ID

This webinar will cover the process of helping clients apply for government-issued identification, and strategies for dealing with common obstacles in the application process. Obtaining identification can be densely administrative and complicated, filled with contradictory forms and other barriers. It can be particularly difficult for people experiencing homelessness and other systemic forms of marginalization, many of whom lack any identification whatsoever. Obtaining identification can be an important step in pursuing many routes to housing and stability: opening a bank account, obtaining social assistance, checking into a detox program, or signing a lease, among other things. Drawing on the knowledge used in the ID Clinic operated by UBC Law students and volunteer lawyers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, this discussion will reflect the lessons learned from the clinic’s first year and a half in operation.

PRESENTER BIO: JULIA RIDDLE

Julia has been a clinician with the ID Project since May 2018. She has also helped clients navigate the challenges of identification-related barriers with the general legal clinic at UBC (the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program). A student in her final year at UBC Law, Julia is interested in combating the ways law acts to create homelessness and other forms of marginalization, and in making the legal system more accessible to non-lawyers.

Price: C$0.00

Date: January 22, 2020

Available Spaces: 980

New** Deposits, Fees & Rent Increases - Webinar

 

Deposits, Fees and Rent Increases - Webinar

For most tenants in BC, money is tight and every dollar matters. Can your landlord charge you for having a pet?  What about if you pay your rent late? Do you know about the recent legislative amendment to the annual rent increase formula? This webinar will educate you on the rules regarding deposits, fees and rent increases to ensure that you’re not paying your landlord any more money than you need to.

Instructor: Andrew Sakamoto started at TRAC in 2010, ED of TRAC since 2013, on the Vancouver Renters Advisory Committee and a PovNet board of director and serves on the Residential Tenancy Branch Operational Stakeholders Committee.  Has always worked in the non-profit sector.  SFU grad with a communication degree.  Big sports fan.

Price: C$0.00

Date: January 30, 2020

Available Spaces: 985

Suicide Prevention Checklist - Webinar

HSABC’s Suicide Risk Factor Checklist webinar discusses how to use the Suicide Risk Factors checklist for providing information to local mental health providers, hospitals, and health authorities.  This webinar teaches participants how to transfer pertinent information that mental health workers can use to engage vulnerable and at-risk populations.  The Suicide Risk Factor checklist tool is not intended to replace a qualified mental health assessment. Rather, HSABC’s Suicide Risk Factor Checklist webinar is an interactive learning experience that can help participants effectively address risk factors in a supportive environment.

Instructor: Peter Fedos has worked in co-ed emergency residential services for 35 years. He started working in the Emergency Shelter sector in 1984. He has experience working with people in emergency shelters serving infants 48 hours old, teens that were wards of the state and seniors 90+. Peter gained knowledge working front line in shelters and as a program supervisor. Peter worked emergency residential services in BC and Australia. He also managed a street youth outreach team in the St Kilda area of Melbourne, Australia.  Peter began working working with an adult homeless population  in 1993. For the past 28 years he has worked as a Emergency Shelter program manager. Peter manages two shelters (35 beds and 10 beds), 20 transitional housing units and a mobile street outreach team.  Peter has a Bachelor’s of Adult Education from the University of Fraser Valley (UFV). He is working on a combined Master’s of Adult Education and Community Development from St Francis Xavier University,(STFX) NS.

Price: C$0.00

Date: February 5, 2020

Available Spaces: 978

Work Life Balance - Webinar

Do you feel like you don’t have enough time to accomplish what is important to you? This webinar examines the work-life balance challenges facing many employees and how to recognize signs of burnout.  The intention of this webinar is to offer some practical knowledge, tips and strategies to help front-line workers to feel more empowered to begin to shift the imbalance they may be experiencing.

Instructor: Katherine Aubrey has over 20 years of experience working with people who have faced trauma, addictions, homelessness and/or mental illness.   Her varied, front-line work experience ranges from in-reach prison work, group therapy, parole supervision and addictions and mental health counseling.  She also has experience working with both victims and perpetrators of violence.  Some of her past and current employers include Correctional Service Canada, Long-term Inmates Now in the Community, Aurora Centre/Residential Addictions Treatment for Women, KlaHowEya, Metis Nation and numerous non-profit organizations.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Mental Health Counseling.  She also completed a Cross-Cultural Facilitation Skills Intensive for Diversity Trainers in Berkley, California.

Price: C$0.00

Date: February 11, 2020

Available Spaces: 986

HSABC & TRAC Repairs and Maintenance - Webinar

Most of BC’s purpose-built rental housing is aging and in need of ongoing maintenance.  According to the Residential Tenancy Act, tenants have a right to live in rental housing that is “suitable for occupation”.  How do you ask for your landlord to make repairs?  What’s the difference between routine maintenance. Learn about the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants in this informative webinar.  Presented in partnership with TRAC.

Instructor: Andrew Sakamoto started at TRAC in 2010, ED of TRAC since 2013, on the Vancouver Renters Advisory Committee and a PovNet board of director and serves on the Residential Tenancy Branch Operational Stakeholders Committee.  Has always worked in the non-profit sector.  SFU grad with a communication degree.  Big sports fan.

Price: C$0.00

Date: February 19, 2020

Available Spaces: 989

Case Planning - Webinar

Strong case planning skills can help front-line staff and outreach teams effectively break the cycle of entrenched homelessness by learning how to move their clients into a continuum of services.  HSABC’s Introduction to Case Planning webinar is a valuable training tool that introduces the basic principles of the case planning process.  The webinar explains how a front-line worker, or outreach team, can incorporate effective case planning techniques into their decision-making when working with challenging clients that seem resistant to change.

Instructor:  Katherine Aubrey has over 20 years of experience working with people who have faced trauma, addictions, homelessness and/or mental illness.   Her varied, front-line work experience ranges from in-reach prison work, group therapy, parole supervision and addictions and mental health counseling.  She also has experience working with both victims and perpetrators of violence.  Some of her past and current employers include Correctional Service Canada, Long-term Inmates Now in the Community, Aurora Centre/Residential Addictions Treatment for Women, KlaHowEya, Metis Nation and numerous non-profit organizations.  She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Mental Health Counseling.  She also completed a Cross-Cultural Facilitation Skills Intensive for Diversity Trainers in Berkley, California.

Price: C$0.00

Date: March 3, 2020

Available Spaces: 991

HSABC & TRAC Evictions - Webinar

 Evictions: What You Should Know (Webinar)

Evictions – What you Should Know webinar helps front-line staff, outreach workers and service providers prevent evictions when their clients; repeatedly pay their rent late, have a landlord that is redeveloping a property, or breach the tenancy agreement.  The Evictions – What you Should Know webinar will help participants learn the process for evictions, timelines for dispute resolution, and what can be

Instructor: Andrew Sakamoto started at TRAC in 2010, ED of TRAC since 2013, on the Vancouver Renters Advisory Committee and a PovNet board of director and serves on the Residential Tenancy Branch Operational Stakeholders Committee.  Has always worked in the non-profit sector.  SFU grad with a communication degree.  Big sports fan.

Price: C$0.00

Date: March 11, 2020

Available Spaces: 988

New** Safety for Women in Co-ed Shelters - Webinar

Price: C$0.00

Date: March 17, 2020

Available Spaces: 999

NEW** Introduction to Strategic Planning - Webinar

An effective strategic plan will inspire a diverse group of organizational supporters and team members, including funders, volunteers, donors and staff, to drive towards shared outcomes. Confirming a clear purpose, and defining priorities, are critical elements to a robust strategic plan.

This session will introduce a planning framework specific to not-for-profit organizations, and outline steps to building a plan with your team.

For this webinar we’ll focus on:

  • Evaluate the differences between a strategic plan and an operational plan
  • Outline different types of environmental scans and their role in effective preparation for strategic planning
  • Decribe the five components of a strategic plan for your organization: Vision, mission, success, strategic goals and values
  • Topics
  • Achieving organizational alignment and commitment to shared goals through a strategic plan

Instructor:

Mark Friesen is the Director of Capacity Development at Vantage Point, where he assists not-for-profit organizations throughout BC with strategic planning, governance, and capacity building. Mark excels at assessing governance structures and finding democratic solutions to organizational challenges. At Vantage Point, Mark can be found facilitating new and seasoned not-for-profits at various stages in their organizational life cycle. Mark received his Masters’ in Urban Studies at SFU, where he received a Graduate Fellowship in 2012, the Doug Drummond Research Fellowship in 2013, and graduated with the Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal in 2015 for his research into governance at the scale of the city-region. Mark has served as a volunteer, association founder, and an executive director, and has led fundraising, strategic planning and program development efforts in the sector for over 15 years. He currently sits on the Board of the Ripple Coast Society and Columbia College.

Mark has a unique perspective on the role that not-for-profits have in supporting a democratic society, which you can explore here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVec50fe0oM

Price: C$0.00

Date: March 25, 2020

Available Spaces: 988