Workshops

Community Development Workshops

The Tri-Municipal Region Community Development Committee strives to offer informative and educational workshops to residents, and community/non-profit groups in the region. These programs are offered throughout the Tri-Municipal Region and are hosted in partnership with the City of Spruce Grove, Town of Stony Plain, and Parkland County. 

We get so involved with the work that must be completed, we are often not aware of our leadership or management approach. Have you ever asked yourself ‘what type of leader am I and what is my leadership style? How would your volunteers, clients, staff and vendors answer that question?

In this 1-day workshop, you will discover how to:

• Define leadership versus management - leadership 
• Define the difference between effective and ineffective leadership
• Discover how your leadership style contributes to your success. 
• Discover how to motivate, provide direction and implement plans. 
• Discover your leadership style
• Implement your leadership style

Workshop Information

Date: April 27, 2019
Time: 9am - 3pm
Where: Border Paving Athletic Centre
Cost: $50
Instructors: Milena Santoro

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The purpose of a Risk Management Plan is to protect your organization, staff, volunteers, and clients. The more you can make risk management a part of your organization’s culture, the more it puts your organization, rather than the potential risks,
in charge.

It makes no difference whether staff or volunteers provide a service, if something goes wrong, your organization could be exposed to liability.

Managing risk doesn’t have to be an intimidating or overwhelming task! A successful risk management strategy is one that is tailored to your organization. 

In this 1-day workshop, you will discover how to:
 
• Discover what is risk and risk management
• Define the in-depth process of risk management
• Create and Implement a risk management plan
• Evaluate the outcomes

Workshop Information

Date: May 11, 2019
Time: 9am - 3pm
Where: Border Paving Athletic Centre
Cost: $50 +GST
Instructor: Milena Santoro

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Whether the role of a volunteer is basic or more complex, the same level of orientation, training and supervision must be provided in order to help your volunteers perform their tasks to the best of their ability.

Increase your ability to engage volunteers, run dynamic orientations, effective training, and provide support and supervision. As a result, you will also increase the capacity of your volunteer program – helping volunteers gain skills, expand their responsibilities, move into leadership roles or shift
their placements within your organization.

In this 1-day workshop, you will discover how to:

  • Define the importance of orientation, training and supervision
  • Discover how to organize and deliver effective orientations and training session
  • Discover best practices on evaluating training
  • Identify effective strategies for the supervisor

Workshop Information

Date: May 25, 2019
Time: 9am - 3pm
Where: Border Paving Athletic Centre
Cost: $50 +GST
Instructor: Milena Santoro

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Milena Santoro

The Volunteer Management Institute was developed, and will be delivered by Milena Santoro, CMM CMP PIDP. She is an author, international professional speaker, educator, award winning certified meeting and special events professional who has earned many accolades managing events for corporations, international associations, social clients and non-profit agencies.  Milena is President and CEO of MS Productions Inc. She is an active member of the volunteer community, serving in various leadership roles: facilitator for the Alberta Culture Board Development Program, President of Volunteer Management Group Edmonton Chapter and Committee, and Professional Development for CAVR.  Education is a passion and focus for Milena. Since 2000, she has been instrumental in the development of many industry programs and has spoken and delivered hundreds of seminars and workshops at various local and international industry events.

 

 

If you have a topic or theme you would like to see brought to your community in a workshop format, please email us.

Interested in receiving e-mails about upcoming workshops? If so, please visit sprucegrove.org/onlinereg and click on Create an Account. Under step 2 of creating your account, please make sure that you keep the check mark in the box next to, "Yes! Please e-mail me the latest news and information about the City of Spruce Grove."

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and refund requests must be received 8 days prior to the workshop. Written notification can be sent to recreation@sprucegrove.org, or dropped off in person at the Recreation Services Office. Following written cancellation notice, the full registration fee will be refunded. Failure to provide the required 8 day notice will result in the City retaining the entire registration fee.