Workshop

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Apr 8 :: Social Return on Investment :: Eric Plato

Instructor(s): 
Eric Plato
Plato Training and Consulting
Date: 
Fri, 2016-04-08 09:30 - 16:00

Traditional financial accounting does not reflect how well you are meeting your mission or the impact your work has on the people and community you serve. It becoming increasing more important to be able to express the impact of your work to all stakeholders. Join us in this workshop to learn:

  • Different Approaches to Impact Measurement
  • What is Social Return on Investment                                              
  • How Social Return on Investment can Help You
  • Overview on how to Implement an Social Return on Investment Analysis
About the instructor: 

Eric Plato is a Chartered Professional Accountant who has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years. He as delivered numerous workshops on budgeting and financial management to the sector. Eric is especially talented at making financial management clear and understandable for the non financial person. In recent years has also supported organizations implement social accounting and processes to measure the social impact of programs and services.

Cost: Regular fee for one day workshop: $140 plus HST.

Discounted rates:Second and subsequent workshops for the same person; or more than one participant from the same organization: $125 plus HST.

Student rate: $50 plus HST.

Location: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto (St. George subway station) --- ROOM TBA.

To register: Complete the online registration form or contact us at secworkshops@gmail.com or at  416-978-0022.

Feb 19 :: Succession Planning - Are you ready for change at the top? :: Jane Garthson & Jack Shand

Instructor(s): 
Jane Garthson & Jack Shand
Garthson Leadership Centre & The Portage Group
Date: 
Fri, 2016-02-19 09:30 - 16:00

If the $50 million lotto jackpot falls into the lap of your board chair or executive director tonight, what would happen? Do you have a succession plan that would kick in to ensure the organization’s governance, programs and revenue generation carried on effectively? At this participatory session, you will learn how to successfully plan, prepare and implement leadership succession—even in grassroots organizations with no senior staff who could step directly into the Executive Director role and perhaps no board candidate pool. The content is aimed at paid and volunteer leaders who want their organizations to build on their legacy and carry on strongly. Participants will receive a number of templates, plus an understanding how a good approach can result in plans that are reassuring to both incumbents and candidates.

About the instructor: 

As Executive Partner Leadership Consulting & Search at The Portage Group, Jack Shand draws upon his expertise and stellar reputation in pragmatic consulting and association management to provide counsel to the volunteer leaders and executive staff of associations, other not-for-profits and NGOs, and to lead talent acquisition/search projects at the executive and management levels. Jack is considered the leading provider of executive search services for Canadian industry and professional associations, and has been provided those services since 1997. Prior to that, Jack was the President (Executive Director) of the Canadian Society of Association Executives, the umbrella organization for the sector.

Jane Garthson is one of Canada’s most trusted advisers on leadership and ethics, dedicated to serving not-for-profits since 1992. She consults, presents, coaches and writes extensively on leading edge and practical thinking in governance, visioning, strategic planning, decision-making and ethics. Jane also serves in hands-on leadership roles, particularly interim executive positions. Jane is a Fellow of Creating the Future, a dynamic international movement of senior consultants working as catalysts to transform our world. She holds honours certification in voluntary sector leadership from York. Past roles include regulatory Commissioner, professional association chair, and executive director.

Cost: Regular fee for one day workshop: $140 plus HST.

Discounted rates:Second and subsequent workshops for the same person; or more than one participant from the same organization: $125 plus HST.

Student rate: $50 plus HST.

Location: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto (St. George subway station) --- ROOM TBA.

To register: Complete the online registration form or contact us at secworkshops@gmail.com or at  416-978-0022.

Mar 11 :: Evaluation for Nonprofit Organizations :: Ricardo Ramirez & Dal Brodhead

Instructor(s): 
Ricardo Ramirez & Dal Brodhead
Date: 
Fri, 2016-03-11 09:30 - 16:00

In this workshop participants will be introduced to evaluation principles and practices that help non-profits make the best use of evaluation for learning and accountability.

Participants will become familiar with foundational principles and terminology; they will experience the main planning steps in evaluation design; and they will be exposed to guiding criteria to make choices on evaluation methods.

About the instructor: 

Ricardo Ramírez is an independent researcher and consultant based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. His consulting and research work includes communication planning, participatory evaluation and capacity development, both domestically, with First Nations, and internationally. Ricardo began his career in agricultural sciences that he followed with demonstration farm projects in Latin America. He switched to the field of adult education and rural development. He has worked with the Communication for Development group at FAO, Rome, with non-governmental organizations, and with consulting firms. For two years he was professor in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph where remains as adjunct. Together with Dal Brodhead they just published the book Utilization focused evaluation: A Primer for evaluators (Southbound, Penang 2013) – based on five practical experiences.

Dal Brodhead has variously been an activist community development worker, senior manager in the Federal Government and for the last twenty five years has operated a consulting firm based in Ottawa. The focus of his work has been on community-driven approaches to marginalization and poverty alleviation working from a range of perspectives as an organizer, project manager, policy advisor, evaluator, mentor and researcher.

He has continued to balance his interest in community focused international development with active involvement in Canadian urban and rural community development work through participatory approaches to program and project evaluation, monitoring, strategic planning, policy and research. In Canada, his firm, the New Economy Development Group has learned from its experiences in both urban and rural areas, as well as from extensive involvement with First Nations, Aboriginal and Inuit communities.

Internationally, his clients have included CIDA, IDRC, CARE Canada, the Aga Khan Canada Foundation, and the International Program of the Canadian Co-operative Association. Past international experience has included management of CIDA’s largest micro-finance and HRD program located in Bangladesh. The focus of his recent international work with IDRC has been on utilization-focused evaluation, participatory and developmental evaluation, monitoring and learning.

Cost: Regular fee for one day workshop: $140 plus HST.

Discounted rates:Second and subsequent workshops for the same person; or more than one participant from the same organization: $125 plus HST.

Student rate: $50 plus HST.

Location: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto (St. George subway station) --- ROOM TBA.

To register: Complete the online registration form or contact us at secworkshops@gmail.com or at  416-978-0022.

May 6 :: Marketing in Nonprofit and Other Social Purpose Organizations :: Trish Krause & Samantha Jones

Instructor(s): 
Trish Krause & Samantha Jones
Oxygen Consulting
Date: 
Fri, 2016-05-06 09:30 - 16:00

This session will cover basic marketing and brand building principles to help you be a more effective and focused marketer, no matter what size your budget or marketing team may be.
You’ll explore concepts such as the how to better understand audience perceptions that influence your communications, the elements that are critical in shaping a powerful brand story and marketing plan essentials. At the end of the session you will walk away with a roadmap to guide you through your next marketing challenge.

The day will include presentation and small group discussion, as well as the opportunity for individual problem-solving.

About the instructor: 

Trish Krause is an award-winning marketing and communications professional who coaches not-for-profit and corporate organizations in how to find the magic to create and tell compelling stories that click with their most important audiences.  Oxygen Consulting specializes in training, teaching, coaching and cajoling executives and organizational representatives to become effective spokespersons and storytellers for their brands.  

Samantha Jones has a track record of bringing profile and support to some of Canada’s most well-known nonprofit organizations including; Breakfast for Learning, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Pathways to Education. Currently working as an independent consultant, Samantha works with mid-sized charities during periods of change on strategic marketing, fundraising and leadership initiatives.

Cost: Regular fee for one day workshop: $140 plus HST.

Discounted rates:Second and subsequent workshops for the same person; or more than one participant from the same organization: $125 plus HST.

Student rate: $50 plus HST.

Location: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto (St. George subway station) --- ROOM TBA.

To register: Complete the online registration form or contact us at secworkshops@gmail.com or at  416-978-0022.

Jan 22 :: Strategic Fundraising: Securing the Resources You Need :: Suzanne Gibson

Instructor(s): 
Suzanne Gibson
Suzanne Gibson & Associates
Date: 
Fri, 2016-01-22 09:30 - 16:00

 

This dynamic and interactive one-day session for staff and volunteers working in the non-profit sector focuses on “doing the right things right.”

By the end of the workshop, you will:

  • have a practical planning tool to determine the most successful and effective fundraising and resource development techniques for your organization
  • understand key fundraising markets and techniques
  • secure practical, hands-on tips, tools and materials as well as a resource kit to help you achieve your goals
  • be armed with ideas that you can implement quickly and cost efficiently!

Format: An interactive workshop with opportunities to ask questions and tailor information to your own organization.

About the instructor: 

Suzanne Gibson has been “awakening the potential” of Canadian non-profit organizations for more than 20 years. As a consultant, she supports organizations to “dream big” and unite around an idea, strategy or plan to turn those dreams into reality. She has been an instructor at York University’s Schulich School of Business in the Non-profit Management and Leadership Program for executive education, as well as at St. Francis Xavier University’s Coady Institute. Suzanne has taken a leadership role on seven volunteer boards, and speaks extensively on fund development, leadership and other issues of importance to the non-profit sector.

 

Cost: Regular fee for one day workshop: $140 plus HST.

Discounted rates:Second and subsequent workshops for the same person; or more than one participant from the same organization: $125 plus HST.

Student rate: $50 plus HST.

Location: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto (St. George subway station) --- ROOM TBA.

To register: Complete the online registration form or contact us at secworkshops@gmail.com or at  416-978-0022.

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