Professional Development for the Senior-Serving Sector

JULY 2018
Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program
July 17, 2 p.m. (Eastern)
Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you're doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.
How to Create Video on a Shoestring and Tell Your Nonprofit Story
July 19, 12 p.m. (Mountain)
$49 earlybird before July 12
Videos are a powerful—and an increasingly affordable—way to tell your story. What do you need to know to go from concept to broadcasting effective videos, without spending big bucks?  In this webinar you will learn all the basics to get started creating your own videos, or working efficiently with a professional:
-How video is useful and what kinds of stories are well suited to video.
-Who should tell your stories and some ethical considerations for story-telling.
-Technical details including DIY storyboarding, lighting and sound equipment needed, and editing tools and techniques.
-Different ways to publish and promote your videos.
5 Trends Shaping a New Reality for Nonprofits
July 26, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Advancing technology, social enterprise and shifting demographics are changing how nonprofits communicate, engage, operate and serve. While these shifts are creating unprecedented opportunities for nonprofits, they also present new challenges as we learn to navigate this new and ever-evolving landscape. This webinar will examine five major trends that are shaping a new reality for nonprofits.
How can Your Nonprofit Stand out to Corporate Funders?
Stanford Social Innovation Review
$29 (includes unlimited access to the video and downloadable slides for six months until December 15, 2018)
Most nonprofits have figured out how to raise money from individual donors, family funds, and even private foundations. But relatively few nonprofits have figured out how to attract funding from corporations. This video learning tool will take you inside the business boardroom and help you unlock the world of corporate philanthropy:
-Share a vision: How to identify a company’s philanthropic goals and understand whether its goals match your own
-Build a case: How to best position your work, your vision, and your strategy to attract corporate funding
-Sharpen communications: How to talk about your impact in a way that forges a deep connection with corporate funders
-Build relationships: How to leverage your board and leadership team to rally for you
 AUGUST 2018
IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing
International Federation on Ageing
August 8-10, 2018
Toronto, Ontario
Plan to attend this international conference held in our own country. The conference will explore four key themes aligned directly with the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan: Combating Ageism, Enabling Functional Ability, Addressing Inequalities, and Toward Healthy Ageing. In association with the conference, Master Classes are offered on August 7. Participants can learn and engage with experts about some of the key challenges in the field of ageing.
Doable Fundraising for Real-World Boards
August 9, 2 p.m. (Eastern)
Learn the board’s role in fundraising from a governance perspective and what your nonprofit can reasonably expect from individual board members. Specific, actionable ways even the most introverted board member can play a vital role in fundraising—without making an ask—will be explored. Take away engaging activities from this webinar that you can employ at your next meeting to get your board on board with fundraising.
Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement
August 14, 2 p.m. (Eastern)
We all worry about the hard risks that can have an impact on our volunteers and the work they do, but too often we don’t think about the soft risk. Soft risks are the attitudes, beliefs and actions that expose our organizations to risks. Those risks may include the actions of staff – both paid and volunteer, interactions on social media, lack of training for leaders and volunteers - leading to risky behavior, and how failing to screen for characteristics or “fit” can open volunteers and the organization up to risk. This webinar is designed to help attendees identify soft risks in their organization and give them the tools to make changes to processes and culture to minimize and address these risks.
IT Security Fundamentals
Nonprofit Technology Network
August 15, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (Pacific)
NTEN members $125/non-members $250
If you’re storing and working with data regarding members, donors, volunteers, clients, donors, credit cards, and so forth, you are a potential target—and you need to have a solid IT security strategy. Information breaches and other hacks cost organizations significant amounts of money to resolve and damage supporter confidence.
This webinar will provide a general overview of what IT security is and why it’s important. It will cover some bad practices commonly found in nonprofits and the potential security risks in those practices, and will provide some basic procedures and recommendations you can implement immediately.
Financial Management for Non-Profits and Charities
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
September 12, 19 and 26
Santa Maria Goretti Centre (11050 90 Street)
This 3-day workshop is designed to give non-profits the tools to make them fiscally-fit. This program was developed specifically for the non-profit sector and will strengthen the financial skills of non-profit professionals and board members. The course is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant which, if approved, will cover up to two-thirds of the training cost. 
Working Stronger Conference 2018: Equipping Albertans for Better Workplace Mental Health
Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division
September 17-18
$500 Early bird pricing available until July 31
The conference is two days of networking, information exchange, and dialogue that will advance efforts to support healthier workplaces across the province. With a focus on organizational culture, depression in the workplace and law, policy and practice, this conference is ideally suited to organizations and individuals interested in becoming champions of workplace mental health in Alberta. 
2018 Grey Matters Conference
Alberta Seniors and Housing and the Alberta Association of Seniors Centres
September 24-26, 2018 in Calgary
The Grey Matters Conference offers provincial service providers opportunities to network, gain knowledge and increase awareness of issues, supports and services for seniors. Conference delegates will hear from dynamic speakers and learn about best practices, emerging issues and trends that enhance seniors well-being. This year's conference theme is OUR COMMUNITY GATHERS: Listening, Learning and Leading and will focus on supporting seniors to age well.
Ignite Your Culture of Wellness Conference and Tradeshow
International Council on Active Aging
October 18-20
Long Beach, California
The wellness effect is now being felt throughout society. The ability to meet people’s shifting needs and expectations is key to the current and future plans—and success of—organizations that provide housing, hospitality, healthcare, fitness, recreation and other lifestyle opportunities for older adults. How will the wellness effect impact you and your organization? At the International Council on Active Aging Conference and Trade Show some of the best minds in health, business, wellness and longevity will come together to share best practices, trends, programming and business opportunities for all who embrace the role of wellness within their organizations. Conference tracks include:
-Cognitive & emotional health
-Employee wellness
-Leadership & management
-Physical activity
-Trends & innovations
-Wellness for health
CAG2018 Making It Matter: Mobilizing Aging Research, Practice & Policy
The Canadian Association on Gerontology
October 18-20, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia
CAG2018 is Canada’s premier multidisciplinary conference for those who work, research or have an interest in the field of aging.
Archived Webinar Series: Establishing Age-Friendly Environments
International Federation on Ageing and World Health Organization
Age-friendly environments is a global emerging trend attracting the interest of all levels of governments, industry, NGOs and academia. In 2017 and 2018 the IFA and WHO presented a series of six webinars on trends and themes relating to age-friendly communities and environments.
Webinar 1: Establishing Age-Friendly Environments
Webinar 2: WHO Core Indicators of Age-Friendliness
Webinar 3: Making communities work for the most vulnerable: What can age-friendly learn from the dementia-friendly movement?
Webinar 4: Aging2.0: Improving experiences for older people through technology and innovation
Webinar 5: Rural and Remote Age-friendly Communities
Webinar 6: Engaging Planners as Livable Community Allies