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    • August 24, 2022
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Victoria Golf Course - 12130 River Valley Road, Edmonton, Alberta
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    Re-connect and Re-energize with other sector leaders.

    Calling all Executive Directors and NPO CEOs (and equivalent) enjoy an afternoon of drinks, snacks, and good company at the Victoria Golf Course with ECVO for an afternoon of (re)connecting!

    As summer begins to set and after two years of isolation, we have heard from many of you that  you would like to reconnect, meet new faces, and have a chance to engage in conversations.

    Don’t miss this chance to connect with your fellow leaders, celebrate the sectors successes and hard work, and re-energize as we enter the fall.

    Join ECVO and your peers for snacks, beverages, and casual conversation in our end-of-summer ED mixer.

    While enjoying your afternoon, we hope you will take a few minutes to explore material on our work on ECVO’s Strategic Framework 2023 - 2026 and learn about the ED mentoring program.

    This event is for Executive Directors and Equivalent.

    ABOUT THE PRESENTER

    There are no speakers or presentations during this event however there will be information displays around the room to allow you to learn about and provide feedback on the New Strategic Framework as well as an opportunity to learn about and sign up for the ED Mentorship Program.

    REFUND POLICY

    Cancellation by Registrant 

    Full refunds will be offered for cancellations made by August 17, 2022. Afterwards, no refunds will be offered. To request a refund, please email crystal@ecvo.ca.

    Cancellation by Organizer

    ECVO reserves the right to cancel the event or registration. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified and a refund will be issued.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at crystal@ecvo.ca.

    • September 29, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Microsoft Teams
    • 19

    Now is your chance to have your questions answered on all things legal from guest experts!



    Please note we are in the process of rescheduling the date at this time


    Join Miller Thomson's Social Impact Group partner Natasha Smith and associate Kristina Roberts for Answering Your Questions: Legal Edition. Over this 60-minute session, they will shed light on your legal-related challenges and questions. Expect to ask your questions live, engage in conversation and learn from the queries of others.  

    Whether advising on tax compliance strategies and structures for charities and non-profits operating across multiple jurisdictions, helping to secure and structure mission-related investments, or restructuring charities and non-profits to generate revenue from innovative sources, they have the specialized knowledge and experience needed to help you achieve a sustainable long-term advantage. They advise on a full range of non-profit matters.

    Answering Your Questions is a live Q&A series, there are no predetermined topics, and they will not be recorded. Please come with your questions. We do our best to get to everyone. Watch for further dates on our Ask Your Questions events page.

    Space is limited.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

    Natasha Smith is a partner in the Social Impact Group, with a practice dedicated to providing practical legal advice to charities and non-profits, exclusively. In an effort to ensure that these organizations achieve their missions and mandates successfully, Natasha assists these entities with a variety of matters including corporate governance and tax compliance.

    Natasha's practice focuses on helping her clients to determine the best structure for their organization and to navigate the complex regulatory environment in which they operate. Specifically, she provides tailored advice on various issues including incorporation and charitable registration, operating in foreign jurisdictions, structuring complex gift agreements, reporting, and general compliance under legislation governing the voluntary sector. Natasha has experience structuring merger and asset-transfer transactions between non-share capital corporations, advising on social enterprise and social finance ventures, and facilitating corporate re-organizations.

    Kristina Roberts is passionate about helping build impactful and sustainable social purpose organizations. She works to understand the needs of her clients from a holistic perspective. Kristina strives to provide valuable legal advice that is practical and accessible.

    Kristina is a member of the Social Impact group at Miller Thomson. She provides general advice to charities, non-profits, and social enterprises. She has a particular interest in developing innovative structures for social enterprises.

    This session was made possible with the support of:


    ECVO reserves the right to cancel the event or registration. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified and a refund will be issued.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at governance@ecvo.ca.

    • October 11, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Microsoft Teams
    • 40
    Register

    Sometimes you just want to ask an expert directly. Pull up a chair and we'll answer your questions on all things governance.

    Join ECVO's Director of Learning and Development, David Feldman for Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition. Over this 60-minute session, David will shed light on your governance-related challenges and questions. Expect to ask your questions live, engage in conversation and learn from the queries of others.

    Answering Your Questions is a live series and will not be recorded. Watch for further dates on our events page.

    If you would like to arrange for an offline payment, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    David Feldman is the Director of Learning and Development at the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations. His expertise focuses on progressive governance and leadership development in the non-profit sector in Edmonton and Alberta. David holds a B.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, with PMP (Project Management Professional) and Q. Med (Qualified Mediator) designations. His Master's Thesis explored collective cognition of interdisciplinary teams.

    REFUND POLICY

    To request a refund, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ECVO reserves the right to cancel the event or registration. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified and a refund will be issued.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at governance@ecvo.ca.

    • October 21, 2022
    • November 25, 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Virtual (Oct) & In-Person (Nov) Delivery
    • 18

    Designed to support the growth of new and developing board members, the Alberta Board Member Essentials (ABME) program was built by Albertans for Albertans.

    Alberta Board Member Essentials is a multi-part training program that combines online learning with live workshops to give new and developing board members the tools to successfully serve on a non-profit board.

    For new board members, ABME helps build the foundational layer of learning in order to be an effective board member.

    For developing board members, ABME supports your growth in understanding non-profits – not just from the lens of your organization but how you and your organization play a role in the larger social sector ecosystem.

    The full program consists of three on-demand courses and five live virtual sessions. On-demand sessions take, on average, three hours each and are to be completed on the participant’s own time leading up to the live sessions. Access to the on-demand sessions will be available immediately upon registration.

    The registration deadline is October 18, 2022.

    Live Virtual session takes place:

    • October 21, 2022 - 9:00 - 10:00 am (Welcome and Introduction to the Program, What to Expect, and How to Get the Most From your Learning)
    In-person sessions take place:
    • November 18, 2022 - 9:00 - 12:30 am (Working as a Sum of the Parts)
    • November 25, 2022 - 9:00 - 12:30 pm (Strategic Board Leadership)

     Register Here

    Please note, the live sessions are group-based and interactive, therefore they will not be recorded.

    View program details check out the bundled courses or the ABME Program Guide for details on each module.

    Though it is possible to attend with a phone and or a tablet it is strongly recommended that participants registering for ABME have access to login through a computer.

    If you would like to arrange for offline payment or you are paying on behalf of someone else, email us at governance@ecvo.ca.


    REFUND POLICY

    Full refunds will be offered for cancellations made within 72 hours. A partial refund (50%) will be issued for cancellations made 14 days prior to the first live session. To request a refund, please email director@ecvo.ca. 

    ECVO reserves the right to cancel the event or registration. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified and a full or partial refund will be issued.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at director@ecvo.ca. 


    Alberta Board Member Essentials was made possible with support from:



    • November 24, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Microsoft Teams
    • 40
    Register

    Sometimes you just want to ask an expert directly. Pull up a chair and we'll answer your questions on all things governance.

    Join ECVO's Director of Learning and Development, David Feldman for Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition. Over this 60-minute session, David will shed light on your governance-related challenges and questions. Expect to ask your questions live, engage in conversation and learn from the queries of others.

    Answering Your Questions is a live series and will not be recorded. Watch for further dates on our events page.

    If you would like to arrange for an offline payment, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    David Feldman is the Director of Learning and Development at the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations. His expertise focuses on progressive governance and leadership development in the non-profit sector in Edmonton and Alberta. David holds a B.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, with PMP (Project Management Professional) and Q. Med (Qualified Mediator) designations. His Master's Thesis explored collective cognition of interdisciplinary teams.

    REFUND POLICY

    To request a refund, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ECVO reserves the right to cancel the event or registration. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified and a refund will be issued.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at governance@ecvo.ca.

    • January 26, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Microsoft Teams
    • 40
    Register

    Sometimes you just want to ask an expert directly. Pull up a chair and we'll answer your questions on all things governance.

    Join ECVO's Director of Learning and Development, David Feldman for Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition. Over this 60-minute session, David will shed light on your governance-related challenges and questions. Expect to ask your questions live, engage in conversation and learn from the queries of others.

    Answering Your Questions is a live series and will not be recorded. Watch for further dates on our events page.

    If you would like to arrange for an offline payment, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    David Feldman is the Director of Learning and Development at the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations. His expertise focuses on progressive governance and leadership development in the non-profit sector in Edmonton and Alberta. David holds a B.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, with PMP (Project Management Professional) and Q. Med (Qualified Mediator) designations. His Master's Thesis explored collective cognition of interdisciplinary teams.

    REFUND POLICY

    To request a refund, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ECVO reserves the right to cancel the event or registration. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified and a refund will be issued.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at governance@ecvo.ca.

    • March 15, 2023
    • March 17, 2023
    • 3 sessions
    • TBD
    • 17

    Collaboration expert Nelli Noakes returns to Edmonton to support you in becoming a strong facilitator!

    As a global civil society, we’re learning how to tackle entrenched social problems collaboratively – that is, by bringing together individuals from deeply different backgrounds, whose perspectives and interests are widely divergent, to wrestle with their competing needs, find common ground over time, and co-develop fresh, new, practical solutions that do indeed produce positive results. Yet, it’s also true that bringing people together requires great skill and intentionality. Far too many facilitations are poorly organized, with fuzzy goals, awkward communication dynamics and sparse accountability.

    Join Community at Work's Nelli Noakes for a three-day intensive workshop focused on building strong facilitators who are able to inspire fruitful collaborations, inclusive solutions, and mutual understanding between diverse participants. 

    Day 1: Encouraging Full Participation

    • Core Values of Collaboration
    • Facilitator’s Job Description
    • Facilitative Listening Skills
    • Chart-Writing Technique
    • Suspended Judgment
    • Facilitating a Brainstorm Session
    • Facilitator Stand-up Skills
    • Receiving Feedback Non-Defensively 
    • Tools for Evaluating Meetings

    Day 2: Skills for Process Management

    • Dynamics of Group Decision-Making
    • Tools for Organizing Long Lists
    • Facilitating an Open Discussion
    • Promoting Mutual Understanding
    • Helping a Group Stay Focused
    • Handling Conflict
    • Building Group Momentum
    • Managing Group Energy
    • Dealing With Difficult Dynamics

    Day 3: Building Sustainable Agreements

    • Facilitation and Leadership
    • Effective Goal-Setting
    • Designing Realistic Agendas, Part 1: Turning Topics into Outcomes 
    • Designing Realistic Agendas, Part 2: Creating Engaging Processes
    • Decision-Making: Rules for Reaching Closure
    • Building Unanimous Agreement
    • Polling Tools
    • Consensus Decision-Making in Hierarchical Organizations

     Each participant will receive a copy of Sam Kaner's world-renowned Facilitator’s Guide to Participatory Decision-Making.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Nelli Noakes is a partner in the consulting firm Community At Work. Before joining the firm in 2013, Nelli was the director of the consulting unit in the Australian federal government that provided policy and development consulting to more than 180 federal public service agencies. As a workshop leader, Nelli has taught Community At Work programs on five continents, across a wide spectrum of organizations, including Genentech, Wikimedia Foundation, Singapore Civil Service College, Google, Los Angeles County Department of Health, University of Tokyo, U.C. Office of the President, SCAN Foundation, University of Oregon School of Law and many more. She is well-known in the field for her time as a board member of the International Association of Facilitators, and as the regional director of IAF Oceania.

    LOCATION

    If COVID-19 conditions permit, the workshop will be held in person, at a location arranged by ECVO (and meeting health safety requirements as prescribed by the Alberta government.)

    SAVE YOUR SEAT NOW, PAY LATER

    If you wish to be invoiced for this event to pay at a later date, please fill out the registration form by clicking REGISTER to the left. During checkout, choose the INVOICE ME option. Kerry-Ann Sitcheron, Strategic Initiatives Specialist at ECVO, will follow up with details about the next steps, including payment arrangements. Please note that, in order to maintain your place in this program, we require payment in full no later than June 15, 2022.

    THIS PROGRAM IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE CANADA-ALBERTA JOB GRANT!

    This program is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, which can cover as much as 2/3 of your registration fee. In order to be eligible to receive a CAJG grant for this program, we recommend you submit your CAJG application to the Government of Alberta no later than January 11, 2023, which is about three months prior to the start of the program, as the CAJG program is experiencing high volumes and an increase in processing times.

    Please note, you will need to include a quote from the training provider in your CAJG application. Click here to view and download a PDF with all of the necessary information for your application. If you need any information or support for your CAJG application, feel free to reach out info@ecvo.ca.

    REFUND POLICY

    Cancellation by Registrant

    A partial refund (50%) will be issued for cancellations made by August 20, 2022. After August 20, 2022, no refunds will be offered. To request a cancellation, please email programs@ecvo.ca.

    Cancellation by Organizer
    In the event of a cancellation of the event by the ECVO, registrants will be notified immediately via email and a full refund will be issued.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at programs@ecvo.ca.

    • March 23, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Microsoft Teams
    • 40
    Register

    Sometimes you just want to ask an expert directly. Pull up a chair and we'll answer your questions on all things governance.

    Join ECVO's Director of Learning and Development, David Feldman for Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition. Over this 60-minute session, David will shed light on your governance-related challenges and questions. Expect to ask your questions live, engage in conversation and learn from the queries of others.

    Answering Your Questions is a live series and will not be recorded. Watch for further dates on our events page.

    If you would like to arrange for an offline payment, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    David Feldman is the Director of Learning and Development at the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations. His expertise focuses on progressive governance and leadership development in the non-profit sector in Edmonton and Alberta. David holds a B.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, with PMP (Project Management Professional) and Q. Med (Qualified Mediator) designations. His Master's Thesis explored collective cognition of interdisciplinary teams.

    REFUND POLICY

    To request a refund, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ECVO reserves the right to cancel the event or registration. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified and a refund will be issued.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at governance@ecvo.ca.

    • May 25, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Microsoft Teams
    • 40
    Register

    Sometimes you just want to ask an expert directly. Pull up a chair and we'll answer your questions on all things governance.

    Join ECVO's Director of Learning and Development, David Feldman for Answering Your Questions: Governance Edition. Over this 60-minute session, David will shed light on your governance-related challenges and questions. Expect to ask your questions live, engage in conversation and learn from the queries of others.

    Answering Your Questions is a live series and will not be recorded. Watch for further dates on our events page.

    If you would like to arrange for an offline payment, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    David Feldman is the Director of Learning and Development at the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations. His expertise focuses on progressive governance and leadership development in the non-profit sector in Edmonton and Alberta. David holds a B.Sc. in Mathematical Sciences and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, with PMP (Project Management Professional) and Q. Med (Qualified Mediator) designations. His Master's Thesis explored collective cognition of interdisciplinary teams.

    REFUND POLICY

    To request a refund, please email governance@ecvo.ca.

    ECVO reserves the right to cancel the event or registration. In the event of a cancellation, registrants will be notified and a refund will be issued.

    CONTACT US

    If you have any questions regarding this program, please email us at governance@ecvo.ca.

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