Professional Development for the Senior-Serving Sector

 
SEPTEMBER
Financial Management for Nonprofits and Charities
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
Sept. 20, Sept. 27 & Oct. 4, 8:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
St. John's Institute (11024 82 Avenue)
$220-$350
Nonprofit organizations that exercise strong financial management skills can better fulfill their mission and deliver high-quality services. ECVO along with experts from KPMG and Hilary Rose, CPA, CA have created a valuable financial management course to get you and your nonprofit organization fiscally fit. This 3-day program is tailored to the nonprofit sector and will strengthen the financial skills of nonprofit professionals, executives and board members. This course qualifies for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant which will cover up to two thirds of the training cost if your organization is eligible.
Practical Ways You Can Improve Care for Dementia Clients
Home Instead Senior Care
September 21, 2 p.m. (Mountain)
Free
During this Alzheimer’s Learning Day webinar for senior care professionals, learn from experts in the field who can offer evidence-based recommendations and guidance regarding a variety of topics including the diagnosis process, care and treatment options, and communication with family caregivers. If you have questions, contact Shawn Turcotte at 780-439-9990 or shawn.turcotte@homeinstead.com.
How Can We Achieve Program Sustainability?
CharityVillage
September 21, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Free
You have a successful program or pilot project and you've been actively working to make it stronger. Now, how will you sustain it over time? New research into the area of program sustainability has shown that there are concrete steps you can take to increase the longevity of your programs. Although many organizations diligently develop a strategic plan, few seem to draft a formal sustainability plan. In this webinar you will learn what factors can increase the sustainability odds of your program and the benefits of developing a formal sustainability plan.
HR in a Box Series 2
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and Talent Pool
September 26, October 24, and November 28, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Santa Maria Goretti Centre (11050 90 Street)
$55-$200
Series 2 builds on the foundations of Series 1 with a problem-solving focus. Case studies will be at the core of these sessions to help you implement practical solutions in your everyday HR practices. This series will include three dynamic sessions. Register for one or for the entire series for a special price.
1. Aligning Business and People
2. Retention Strategies: One Size Never Fits All
3. Strategic Performance Management: Always an Integrated Process
ECVO Leadership Series Presents: Beer and Bullshit!
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
September 28, 6- 9 p.m.
Location: CRAFT Beer Market (10013 101 A Avenue)
$10 ECVO member / $15 non-member
Executive Directors, this is your chance to connect with fellow EDs, take part in insightful conversation all while drinking a pint and enjoying delicious appetizers. The theme of this event is Networked Fueled Insights. Network with peers and discuss the challenges and opportunities EDs face while working in the nonprofit sector.
 
 
 
OCTOBER
Community Mental Health Action Plan Update
The Community Mental Health Action Plan Steering Committee
October 4, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Santa Maria Goretti Centre (11050 90 Street)
In October 2016, the Community Mental Health Action Plan: Edmonton and Area was released. It is currently in the implementation phase and stakeholders are working to make the goals and actions in the plan a reality. Help further this work by participating in a day of updates, sharing and creating action to ensure individuals and their families have access to a better coordinated mental health system. RSVP to Kahn Lam, along with any dietary needs, to info@mentalhealthactionplan.ca or 780-443-8321 by September 25. Breakfast and lunch are provided.
Networking Event - Enhancing Mealtimes in Long-Term Care
Institute for Continuing Care Education and Research
October 6, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Room 4-036, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (11405 87 Avenue)
Free for ICCER members; $25 for non-members
Dr. Susan Slaughter (Associate Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta), will be speaking about the Making the Most of Mealtimes (M3) study. Susan will draw upon the health care literature, findings and knowledge and experience of participants to discuss how the mealtime experience, meal quality and meal access all support food and fluid intake of long-term care residents as well as enhance their quality of life. An opportunity to network is included at this event.
How to Build Innovation Capacity at Nonprofits
Stanford Social Innovation Review
October 11, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. (Pacific)
$55
In a recent study, The Rockefeller Foundation’s innovation team and The Bridgespan Group conducted extensive primary and secondary research on what it takes to develop innovation capacity in nonprofits. It was found that 80 per cent of nonprofit leaders aspire to innovate, but only 40 per cent say their organizations are well set up to do so. This webinar will explore:
-The key elements shared by innovative nonprofits
-A diagnostic tool that nonprofits can use to determine their innovation capacity
-A set of resources nonprofits can access to build their innovation capacity
-A case study on a nonprofit that successfully used innovation to scale and increase their impact
Upside Down Thinking for Collaboration
The Tamarack Institute and Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
October 12, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Location: Santa Maria Goretti Centre (110560 90 Street)
$149-199
Are you trying to collaborate with other agencies, businesses, and/or governments around complex issues and challenges but feeling stuck or frustrated by the lack of traction, how long things are taking, or resistance to collaborating to the extent that you know is needed? 
All of us face the challenge of how to break through conventional thinking or habits and how to overcome status quo mindsets. This workshop will explore how to think differently, challenge basic assumptions and foster collaborative visions. Participants will learn practical tools for Upside Down thought, the impact of organization and group dynamics, how to approach problems and solutions and addressing resistance. 
A Self-Care Starter Kit: An Essential Survival Tool for Helping Professionals
REACH
October 16, 12:30 - 4 p.m.
Location: Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre, 11000 Stadium Rd.
$35 for REACH members; $45 for non-members
Working with individuals, families and communities in any capacity is rewarding work for all types of service providers, however, supporting survivors of trauma, violence and abuse comes with a host of challenges that can deplete internal resources of those in the front-line caring professions. This is increasingly evident as we are asked to do "more and more with less and less," which may threaten to overwhelm coping abilities. The most important part of coping with the intensity of the work is to acknowledge its impact on mind, body and spirit. This workshop will provide an overview of compassion satisfaction and fatigue and vicarious trauma and burnout. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and share self-care strategies within a holistic framework.
Creating a Content Strategy for Your Nonprofit Website
CharityVillage
October 19, 10 a.m. (Pacific)
Free
Are you preparing for a website build or redesign for your nonprofit organization? Not sure where to begin? You should start with a website content strategy. A website content strategy will serve as a guide for many of the decisions you’ll make. You'll know what content you need to develop, what you can reuse or repurpose, and what content is most important. Because it creates clarity about your site’s purpose, audience and the outcomes you’re seeking, a content strategy will also guide specific decisions about website design and development. This webinar will explore the benefits of creating a clearly defined and documented website content strategy.
Navigator for Professionals and Health Providers
Caregivers Alberta
Oct. 19 (one-day workshop)
Fulton Place School (10310 56 Street)
Free
Caregivers Alberta has published the dates of their Fall 2017 Navigator workshops. Navigator trains health professionals, service providers and community agency staff to better support caregivers by showing how to identify caregivers early in their journey, support caregivers to adopt self-care practices and facilitate caregivers' access to programs/resources and referrals. Review the brochure for more information. To register, contact 780-453-5088 or navigator@caregiversalberta.ca.
From Audit to Redesign: The Complete Nonprofit Website Toolkit
Idealware
Thursdays, October 19 – November 16, 1 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)
$215
This 5-session webinar series will help you think through how to develop a more useful and engaging website. You’ll walk through website basics, how to lead a redesign project, best practices for accessibility, mobile optimization, content management systems, technical details, and online branding. The webinars will also talk about how website content works alongside email, direct mail, and social media efforts to create an organization’s communications mix.
 
 
 
NOVEMBER
Navigator for Professionals and Health Providers
Caregivers Alberta
Nov. 16 (one-day workshop)
Fulton Place School (10310 56 Street)
Free
Caregivers Alberta has published the dates of their Fall 2017 Navigator workshops. Navigator trains health professionals, service providers and community agency staff to better support caregivers by showing how to identify caregivers early in their journey, support caregivers to adopt self-care practices and facilitate caregivers' access to programs/resources and referrals. Review the brochure for more information. To register, contact 780-453-5088 or navigator@caregiversalberta.ca.
Envisioning Ageing in Place
National Institute on Ageing
November 23
Location: Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
$79
The conference features expert panel discussions addressing a variety of issues that affect ageing in place, including transportation, age-friendly communities, housing design and more. Review the program agenda and register online.
 
 
 
DECEMBER
Navigator for Professionals and Health Providers
Caregivers Alberta
Dec. 4 (one-day workshop)
Fulton Place School (10310 56 Street)
Free
Caregivers Alberta has published the dates of their Fall 2017 Navigator workshops. Navigator trains health professionals, service providers and community agency staff to better support caregivers by showing how to identify caregivers early in their journey, support caregivers to adopt self-care practices and facilitate caregivers' access to programs/resources and referrals. Review the brochure for more information. To register, contact 780-453-5088 or navigator@caregiversalberta.ca.