Workshops

Monday, December 2, 2019

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.

Policies and procedures are a principle, plan or course of action. It serves as a guide that contains useful information that will assist you and your volunteers in their roles.Policies answer the questions “why” and “what” must be done to meet the needs of the organization and “how” will this be conducted.To achieve this you must create manageable task by keeping it simple and doing it over a period of time. Clear policy statements guide the volunteer administrator’s planning process.

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

  • Discover the basic framework
  • Define policies and procedures
  • Define board policy versus management policy
  • Create a policy checklist
  • Introduce new policies and procedures to volunteers
  • Monitor and Evaluate the progress

Workshop Information

Date: February 1, 2020
Time: 9am - 3pm
Where: Border Paving Athletic Centre
Cost: $50 +GST
Instructor: Milena Santoro

Registration will open December 16th

Events are critical to the success of many non-profit organizations. Whether it’s a fundraiser, volunteer appreciation, bottle drive or information session… it’s an event! Volunteer managers, need to be able to create successful, relevant events that achieve the goals and objective of the organization.Whilst utilizing resources, time and money effectively. 

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

  • Research types of events
  • Create the event plan
  • Manage the planning process
  • Coordinate all elements and details involved for successful execution of the event
  • Create an evaluation report

Workshop Information

Date: March 14, 2020
Time: 9am - 3pm
Where: Border Paving Athletic Centre
Cost: $50 +GST
Instructor: Milena Santoro

Registration will open December 16th

Social media has proven to be so powerful that many businesses and non-profit organizations have implemented it in their communications and marketing strategies. Having a strong online presence is especially important for non-profit organizations, whose causes rely heavily on their supporters.This one-day session provides an overview of social media which will help you initiate, improve and increase your community engagement. Topics covered will include:

  • Define Social Media
  • Effective online presence
  • Identify risks using social media
  • Create a social media strategy
  • Discuss best practices of social media for non profits

Workshop Information

Date: April 18, 2020
Time: 9am - 3pm
Where: Border Paving Athletic Centre
Cost: $50 +GST
Instructor: Milena Santoro

Registration will open December 16th

Marketing for nonprofits teaches the strategies and tactics used to identify, create and maintain satisfying relationships with customers that result in value for both the customer and market.

  • Learn the process of connecting the right products or services to the consumer at the right place, the right time, and the right price!
  • Apply general marketing principles
  • Build a marketing strategy
  • Understand best practices for non-profits, creative media and effective messaging

Workshop Information

Date: May 23, 2020
Time: 9am - 3pm
Where: Border Paving Athletic Centre
Cost: $50 +GST
Instructor: Milena Santoro

Registration will open December 16th

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.

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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.