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. 

Are you new to working or managing volunteers? Is your organization just beginning to build support for a volunteer program, or in the process of implementing a new volunteer program? Then this professional development opportunity is perfect for you!

In this interactive workshop provides an overview of the volunteer management cycle, from the inception, maintenance to execution. This workshop will provide tangible tools to help you develop your skills to build a sustainable volunteer program.  You will walk away with a very clear understanding of the planning process and management functions required to successfully engage your volunteers, community and stakeholders.

In this 1-day workshop, you will discover the volunteer management cycle including:

• Introduction & Planning
• Recruit & Selection
• Training, Orientation
• Recognition & Retention

Workshop Information

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

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Are you a non-profit or Society operating in Alberta? Do you have questions about your objects, or issues around financial or legal compliance?

The topics that will be included are: Understanding your objects, Governance responsibilities, legal compliance, CRA compliance and reporting and GST compliance.

This seminar will be of interest to board members, management and volunteers as we help you to explore the requirements to meet under your legislation for successful outcomes as you carry out your missions.

Workshop Information

Date: March 13, 2019
Time: 6 - 9pm
Where: Border Paving Athletic Centre
Cost: Pre-Registration Required
Instructors: Betty Thompson & C. Yvonne Chenier

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This round table workshop will help to answer questions around how recent changes may affect your organization and how address them in your daily operations.

Workshop Information

Date: March 14, 2019
Time: 9 - 11am
Where: Border Paving Athletic Centre
Cost: Pre-Registration Required
Instructors: Betty Thompson & C. Yvonne Chenier

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This discussion workshop will provide information how to effectively communicate your financial policies and processes as a Board and staff, helping you to be on the same page as you manage your budget.

Workshop Information

Date: March 14, 2019
Time: 1 - 3pm
Where: Border Paving Athletic Centre
Cost: Pre-Registration Required
Instructors: Betty Thompson & C. Yvonne Chenier

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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.

Betty Thompson and C. Yvonne Chenier

Betty is a chartered professional accountant and President and Board member of IntegralOrg. She has over 10 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and 30 years’ experience serving the not-for-profit sector in Calgary. Betty has a practical understanding of the opportunities and difficulties that not-for-profits face in today`s economic climate. Through IntegralOrg, Betty offers consulting services in governance and policy development, and financial and management related issues.
 
Yvonne is a lawyer and philanthropy consultant. As Board Chair of IntegralOrg. Yvonne brings 35 years of experience helping those in the philanthropic, not-for-profit and social enterprise sectors, acting as general legal counsel and advising on planning, organizational, regulatory and governance matters.

 

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.