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Upcoming Workshops

In an effort to meet the ongoing training needs and to best support Yukon non-profit agencies, VBY offers regular training in Whitehorse and on-line training workshops covering all topics of importance to non-profits. If you or your agency has a request for specific training needs, please contact VBY and we will do our best to offer a training session on your suggested issue or topic.

A number of local professionals, who specialize in various areas of interest to non-profit agencies’ Boards and staff, donate their time to deliver training workshops to VBY members throughout Yukon.

List of upcoming workshops/Presentations.  (updated on August 29th, 2017):

  1. Agenda, Minutes and Listening Skills, Friday,December 1, 2017 at (co)Space,8:30 pm to 12:00 pm. Trainer: Denise Labelle-Gelinas, PRP
    Register for one workshop: $45 per person or $80 for non-members (NGOs will automatically become a member) For more than 3 people from the same organisations, the registration fee is $35 per person OR $60 per person for the two workshops (You save $20). For more than 3 people from the same organisation, the registration fees for the two workshops is $30 per person per workshop.
  2. Procedural By-laws, Saturday December 2, 2017 at (co)Space, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Trainer: Denise Labelle-Gelinas, PRP
    Register for one workshop: $45 per person or $80 for non-members (NGOs will automatically become a member) For more than 3 people from the same organisations, the registration fee is $35 per person OR $60 per person for the two workshops (You save $20). For more than 3 people from the same organisation, the registration fees for the two workshops is $30 per person per workshop.

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Past 2017-2018 Workshops:

  1. Second Hand Store Information Session, September 7 at Association franco-yukonnaise, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon (VBY), Humane Society Yukon and Little Footprints Big Steps Child Protection are inviting you to an information session about a second hand store idea that could be managed by non-profit organizations. Since the Salvation Army, Raven Recycling and the City of Whitehorse have closed their thrift store and free store, we believe that a group of NGOs could work together to open a second-hand store in Whitehorse.
  2. Arctic Inspiration Prize Presentation, September 20 at Association franco-yukonnaise, 2:00 pm to 4:00pm.This year, the AIP created a new tiered model that includes an annual $1 million prize, up to five prizes of $500,000 and a category dedicated to Youth with projects valued at $100K or less. The total prize amount has been increased to up to $3 million, which will be shared annually by up to 10 winning teams, depending on the number and quality of nominations and the funds available.

Past 2016-2017 Workshops:

  1. How Can I Become A Confident Leader And Guide My Team To Reduce Negative Stress And Reinforce Team Building?, September 22 at 10:00 am- Volunteer Trainer: Catherine Lamarche
  2. NGOs Recording their Own Radio Announcements & The Advantages, October 13 at 10:00 am- Volunteer Trainer: RP Singh
  3. Practical Public Engagement for Effective Decision-Making, October 24 at 10:00 am- Volunteer Trainer: John Glynn-Morris
  4. Occupational Health and Safety in the Non Profit Sector, November 7 at 2:00 pm- Volunteer Trainer: Mike Kramer
  5. Building Successful Marketing Campaigns 101, December 8 at 10:00 am- Volunteer Trainer: Jean Cameron
  6. Who is in Charge of your NGOs?, January 26 at 5:30 pm- Volunteer Trainer: Sue Meikle 
  7. Funding Proposal Development: Best Practices, February 9 at 10:00 am- Volunteer Trainer: Julie Dufresne
  8. Is your House in Order?, February 21 at 5:30 pm- Volunteer Trainer: Sue Meikle 
  9. Attracting Donations for NGO with charitable status, March 9 at 10:00 am- Volunteer Trainer: Davy Joly 
  10. Volunteer Recruitment and Retention, April 20 at 10:00 am - Volunteer Trainer: Crystal Shimoon
  11. Financial Rules for NGOs, May 4 at 10:00 am- Volunteer Trainer: Jan Mann 
  12. Organization and Program Evaluation for Nonprofits, Governments and First Nations: Accountability for Results, May 11 at 10:00 am- Volunteer Trainer: Travis Armour
  13. Impact-Based Strategic Planning and Governance for Nonprofits, Governments and First Nations: The New Model, May 25 at 10:00 am- Volunteer Trainer: Travis Armour

List of Possible Upcoming Workshops in 2017:

  1. Public Relations, TBD- Volunteer Trainer: Patti Balsillie (More information to come)
  2. Investment Opportunities for NGOs, TBD- Volunteer Trainer: Davy Joly(postponed)
  3. How to Attract and Retain Non-for-Profit Workers, TBD- Volunteer Trainer: Davy Joly(postponed)
  4. Know Your Rights: Discrimination & Harassment in Human Rights & Disabilities, TBD- Volunteer Trainer: Human Rights Commission (postponed)

Partners

Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY)
Yukon College
YuWin

Sponsors

Yukon News
What’s Up Yukon
CJUC 92.5 FM : Community Radio

Funders

Community Services
Advanced Education