Learning Opportunities for the Seniors Sector
Rebooting Your Board Culture
Nov 8, 12-1:30 p.m. (Mountain)
$49 early bird before Nov. 1
The best boards come from communities that take a long-term perspective and develop leadership as a sustainable resource while creating a high-performance culture that promotes effective leadership through teamwork and collaboration. This includes creating a collaborative culture and values, building organizational commitment, cultivating collective thinking, and using a team approach to build sustainable board engagement and satisfaction.
This webinar guides participants through a process that focuses on the different steps needed to build an effective board that is sustainable over the long term, including strategies for creating a collaborative board culture that delivers higher levels of productivity and satisfaction.
It’s Not Right: Neighbours, Friends and Families of Older Adults - A Preventive Approach to Dealing with Elder Abuse in Your Communities
Seniors Protection Partnership
November 8, 9:15 a.m.- 4 p.m. and November 9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Location: Suite 412, Westmount Shopping Centre (13310 111 Ave.)
At this workshop you will learn:
- Practical ideas to assist others to be better supporters of seniors experiencing elder abuse.
- How to work with your communities to create safer environments for seniors.
- Different tools to create discussion so as to challenge negative societal attitudes of older adults.
Participants will receive a USB stick with the presentation materials that will give you the tools to do Neighbours, Friends and Families workshops within your communities.
Additional directions to Suite 412: Enter on the west side of the building on 135 St. at the entrance with the tooth. The workshop is being held at the Community Geriatric Program office which is the last doorway on the right.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided, but not lunch. RSVP to Pat (email@example.com) or Amanda (firstname.lastname@example.org) by email before October 29.
Palliative & End of Life Care in Continuing Care
Institute for Continuing Care Education & Research (ICCER)
November 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, Room 2-140 (11405 87 Ave.) or via webinar
No cost to attend at the in-person location, $75/site for non-members to attend the webinar
The event features a range of knowledgeable speakers discussing competencies for end of life care, embedding a palliative approach to care, an ethical perspective to palliative and EoL care, as well as medical assistance in dying (MAID), and exploring your values around MAID. All levels of staff, faculty, students, and family members involved in continuing care are encouraged to attend.
Practitioners’ Day: A Foundation for Strength & Balance
November 14, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Do you work with seniors and want to know more about preventing seniors falls? Attend this full-day of learning and networking. Learn specific types of strength and balance exercises that are proven to reduce fall risks. To register email email@example.com, subject line: Practitioners’ Day Registration.
Wine and Wisdom
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
November 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Almanac (10351 82 Avenue)
$10 ECVO members; $15 non-members
At this edition of ED Networking, leaders are gathering around the topic of self-care for non-profit leaders. Wine & Wisdom is open to all Edmonton area non-profit Executive Directors and CEOs and will be of particular interest to leaders of human services organizations. Please share with your fellow leaders and encourage them to join in the conversation; whether they're new to the position or a seasoned leader, there's plenty to learn from the community.
Using Storytelling to Boost Your Nonprofit's Communications
November 22, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Do you struggle with storytelling? Need help getting a handle on planning, developing and sharing your nonprofit’s stories? This webinar will look at how you can approach storytelling in a focused and strategic way. You will also review steps that will help you to develop content that is compelling and that supports your organizations’ mission and goals.
Digital Storytelling: Understanding Social Media and Visual Storytelling Tools for Nonprofits
November 22, 10 – 11 a.m. (Mountain)
Every nonprofit has a wealth of stories to showcase their mission and positive impact. With limited budgets and evolving trends in social media, it can be challenging for nonprofits to find effective and creative ways of sharing their stories.
This webinar will explore how digital storytelling through visuals, videos, and live stories can amplify and better communicate your nonprofit story. It will also show how some nonprofits are using social media platforms for digital storytelling, with examples of successful campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.
Alberta Nonprofits, Politics and Thinking Differently for Large Scale Impact
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
November 28, 6 – 9 p.m.
Location: Fantasyland Hotel, West Edmonton Mall (17700 87 Ave.)
$20 ECVO members; $30 non-members
At this Board to Board Networking event join in the conversation about a stronger Alberta non-profit network heading into the next provincial election and explore the current and future political landscapes in Alberta. Attendees will learn about the work of the Alberta Nonprofit Network (ABNN) and its Elections Preparedness working group. Conversations will explore the emerging issues and the collective voice of the sector as we approach the upcoming 2019 election.
The Drivers of Greater Donor Behaviour
November 29, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Sector3Insights has recently completed a unique North American study, across hundreds of charities, to explore what drives donors to greater charitable behaviour. This webinar will present key findings from the study, which will highlight the most important characteristics for stronger donation motivation so you can strengthen your organization's donor appeal.
How to Make a Thank You Video that Delights Donors and Gets Them to Give Again
December 4, 11 a.m. (Mountain) or December 13, 1 p.m. (Mountain)
Thank you videos are a simple and powerful way to communicate appreciation to your donors and demonstrate the impact of their gifts. You don't need to be a videographer or have special storytelling skills to create a simple and powerful thank you video. Simple and authentic thank you videos are now standard practice. This webinar will show examples of other small and medium-size nonprofits who have created effective thank you videos with minimal resources and very little experience.
$25 Volunteer Alberta members; $35 non-members
The scope of volunteerism is changing. Today’s volunteers are looking for something different, and nonprofit organizations need to be prepared to adapt and respond to key trends in volunteerism. This webinar will guide you to a new understanding of how to engage volunteers.
You will learn how to recognize opportunities for mutual benefit and explore the possibility of engaging skilled volunteers in your organization’s work. Learn how to create positions and roles to maximize positive impact for your organization and volunteers.
Learning To Share Your Sandbox: Developing Effective Partnership Agreements
Dec 6, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
This webinar will focus on fundamental concepts of understanding, developing, and maintaining strategic partnerships that will ensure long-term organizational success. At the end of this session, you will be able to:
- Establish an understanding of collaborations versus partnerships
- Learn how to establish organizational needs before reaching out to potential partners
- Identify mutually beneficial partnerships versus those that consume resources
- Outline partnership agreements for community or grant writing purposes
- Learn effective methods to develop and maintain strategic partnerships
Person Centred Dementia Care Training Course
Dementia Care Matters
Edmonton dates for the 12-day course:
Block One: January 14 – 17, 2019
Block Two: April 9 – 12, 2019
Block Three: July 9 – 12, 2019
Location: Providence Renewal Centre (3005 119 Street)
$1600 per person plus GST; 15% discount if booked prior to Sept. 30, 2018
This course is designed for directors, managers, nurses and senior care workers working with people living with a dementia who wish to positively change dementia care for now and future generations. The course moves beyond understanding person-centred care to ensure you are equipped with the skills, knowledge and ability to be person-centred where ‘Feelings Matter Most®”, what is called ‘The Butterfly Approach’.
ARCHIVED or ON-DEMAND WEBINARS
Reframing the Conversation on Elder Abuse
Use the coupon code WEAAD2018 for a 100% discount (valid until June 2019)
This online course will help advocates working on the issue of elder abuse communicate more effectively. The course offers an extensive online learning experience and step-by-step guidance with video lectures, animations, quizzes, and downloadable resources--all designed to help advocates increase support for policies to address and prevent elder abuse. The course will give advocates tools to:
- Reframe elder abuse as a matter of social justice
- Explain how our current social structure fosters isolation, which allows elder abuse to go unnoticed and unchallenged
- Demonstrate how restructuring our communities, by providing access to transportation and other public services, can address and prevent elder abuse
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.
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