Learning Opportunities for the Seniors Sector
Intercultural Competency Training Program (ICTP)
Multicultural Health Brokers Co-op (MCHB)
Various dates, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Edmonton Intercultural Centre (9538 107 Avenue)
$300 per workshop; cohort pricing available
Four workshops are offered multiple times throughout the year:
- Foundations for Intercultural Practice
- Pre-Migration Context: Role Changes and the Influence of Culture on Refugee Families
- PTSD, Trauma and Strategies to work with affected Newcomer Individuals and Families
- From Colonialism to Interculturalism: Shifting Dynamics of Power
The workshops are based on the Multicultural Health Brokers’ collective knowledge, practice, and experience gained by working as multicultural community health workers and cultural brokers for the past 25 years. The workshops build not just on awareness, but on deepening understanding, empathy and acceptance leading towards behavioural change. This is the perfect space to ask those hard questions and evolve your skills in an environment of mutual respect, safety, constructive and collaborative problem-solving, and reciprocity of learning.
How To Get Sponsors For An Event: A Step By Step Guide
May 16, 11 a.m. or May 22, 1 p.m. (Mountain)
Knowing how to get sponsors for an event can be hard for many nonprofits because they haven’t learned to find them the right way. Event sponsorship is sales, not philanthropy. You have to know how and what to sell - and it’s not a mention in your gala program book. During this webinar you will learn:
- How to find your first or next event sponsor
- What event sponsors want and look for
- How to organize your event sponsorship materials
- How to structure event sponsorship levels and pricing
- How to deliver an event sponsorship pitch that seals the deal
No Ratings Performance Management: Lessons for Success
May 16, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Focused on leveraging performance through frequent meaningful discussion, no rating performance processes have a unique opportunity to succeed in the nonprofit world, where performance is commonly driven by a shared sense of purpose and focus on development, over monetary rewards.
But, even though managers and employees seem to agree that old school performance management doesn’t work, the journey to transform is easier said than done. How does an organization actually go about making the switch? This webinar will share case study examples, insights and lessons learned to determine if a no ratings process is right for your organization, and how to successfully shift to this new approach if it’s right for you.
Charity Culture: Five Tips to Achieve Positive Culture Change
May 23, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Does your nonprofit have the culture needed to attract top talent and volunteers? So what can you do, without huge salary offers, or swanky office spaces, and how can you continue to attract and retain the best people out there? The answer is investing in culture. Get tips to create a positive culture change in this webinar.
Google Ads for Nonprofits
May 23, 10 a.m. (Mountain)
Did you know Google Suite for Nonprofits gives you access to free advertising on Google Ads? With Google Ads, nonprofits are given $10,000 per month of free advertising to promote their organization and causes in Google search results.
This webinar will help you understand how to register, access, and use your Google Ads account to grow your nonprofit’s online presence.
"Is This Normal?" Nonprofit Website Benchmarks in 2019
Smart Cause Digital
May 23, 9 a.m. (Mountain)
What’s normal for a nonprofit website, and how does your organization website’s compare to others like it? This webinar will answer questions such as:
- What’s an average bounce rate for a nonprofit website?
- How much traffic should we be getting from Google?
- Is our social media audience more or less engaged than normal?
ABCD Healthy Neighbourhoods, Healthy Cities
City of Edmonton and Tamarack Institute Vibrant Communities
$695 for a single registration; $625 per person for two people from the same collaborative; and $555 per person when three or more colleagues from the same collaborative attend together
This workshop will gather together Canada’s premier community development leaders and neighbourhood practitioners to explore the use of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and leading neighbourhood revitalizing techniques. The workshop brings together for the first time seven of the world’s top authors and practitioners in the field.
Participants will also have the opportunity to take part in one of two Masterclasses and can earn a certificate in either Asset Based Community Development or Neighbourhood Community Development.
Be Found: The Secrets of SEO for Nonprofits
May 28, 10 a.m. (Central)
This webinar will share best practices of nonprofits that are experts at driving traffic to their websites and review the tools you should use to maximize your findability. The webinar will cover the basics of search engines, why they matter, the tools every nonprofit should use, and outline the six steps to mastering SEO: keyword research, website optimization, link building, fresh content, landing pages, and analytics.
Overcoming Power and Privilege in Community Change
May 28, 2 - 3 p.m. (Eastern)
As a community changemaker, have you ever stopped to wonder where the power lies in your project? What are you trying to achieve, and for whom? How does your place of power (as a creator and an individual) hinder your ability to relate to those you are trying to help? We often use power unknowingly in the work of change. But, when we recognize the influence of our training, politics, access, and privilege we allow ourselves to understand our clients, communities, and abilities more deeply. This webinar will help participants understand the mechanics of power and how to wield it with care as they move forward in community change efforts.
Take Back Aging: Power, Critique, Imagination
May 28 - 31, 2019
Trent University, Peterborough, Canada
This is a joint international conference of the North American and European Networks in Aging Studies hosted by the Trent Centre for Aging & Society.
The conference invites researchers, writers, and scholars from all disciplines and at every career stage to share their diverse approaches to conventional fields of gerontology and critical aging studies. Organizers wish to encourage new insights into assumed styles of life and thought, imaginative reflections on the meanings and representations of aging, challenging perspectives from cross-cultural and global experience, and activist strategies to take back aging from those powers and practices that relegate it to the margins of social existence and citizenship.
Facilitator Training with GeriActors
June 1, 8, 15, and 16, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
$155 per person
Learn GeriActors’ playful theatre and storytelling approach in Facilitator Training. Design and deliver workshops that inspire playfulness, foster community, stimulate storytelling, and develop plays that can be shared with others. Perfect for actors, educators, healthcare providers, and recreation professionals with an interest in community-based theatre. Training will have a particular reference to seniors, but the approach can be adapted for work with any community.
At the end of the program, participants will have the opportunity to facilitate their own workshop, for which they will be paid, and put into practice what they have learned.
GeriActors strives to ensure programs are accessible to all, and they have a limited number of bursaries available to assist with program fees. To be considered for a bursary, submit a letter (max 250 words) indicating your interest and experience in theatre, community arts, or senior’s recreation, and how facilitator training will benefit you and/or your community. Letters can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15. Bursaries have been made possible through the support of the University of Alberta Drama Department. Preference will be given to University of Alberta students and alumni, but bursaries are available to anyone who has demonstrated an interest and ability.
Register through Eventbrite. Contact Becca Barrington at 780-248-1556 or email@example.com for more information.
ICCER Networking Event
Institute for Continuing Care Education & Research
June 4, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Room 4-036, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (11405 87 Avenue)
Free for ICCER members; $50 non-members
Older adults living in continuing care settings may witness or personally experience negative interactions with caregivers or medical professionals about the aging process. This event will focus on an intensive, intergenerational and meaningful co-creation process of creating films to communicate how designed things can support the aging process. Dr. Megan Strickfaden (Department of Human Ecology, University of Alberta) will share information on five films co-created with older adults, caregivers, staff, and students to communicate how designed things can support the aging process.
Indigenous Seniors' Social Isolation Report Launch
Edmonton Social Planning Council
June 5, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society (11648 85 St.)
The Edmonton Social Planning Council invites you to the launch of their report on Social Isolation of Indigenous Seniors.
The purpose of the project was to create a more robust analytical understanding of strategies to address social isolation of Indigenous seniors. They explored how outreach workers, other professionals, and caregivers are responding to this challenge here in Edmonton and how Indigenous seniors themselves view the issue of social isolation.
RSVP by May 20 by contacting Justine Basilan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-423-2031 ext. 349.
Building Trust With Your Nonprofit Team
June 6, 1 p.m. (Eastern)
Studies show the best leaders, those who are effective and have a loyal following, have high levels of engagement with their team. Their team trusts them and respects them. As such, their team works well with the leader to serve the mission of the organization.
Many leaders have no idea how to develop that level of trust and respect with their team. The way is to lead with your strength of character. However, we are often not taught though, how to develop our character.
In this webinar you will:
- Understand why your character matters so much in leadership
- Learn what impacts others description of your character
- Leave with a 3-step strategy for developing your character
National Council on Aging
June 17 – 20
Age+Action is the United States’ premiere national conference focused on ensuring every person's right to age with their best possible health and economic security. Aging is changing - and the aging network must change, too. Join in a national conversation to define what it means to age well today, how to measure impact as a network, and ways to scale what works to improve the lives of millions.
The 2019 program includes:
- General sessions on Women and Aging, Public Policy, Equity and Inclusion, and a New Vision for the Aging Network
- Breakout sessions organized by tracks, including Healthy Living, Economic Security, Senior Centers, Diverse Populations, Marketing and Development, Technology, and Women and Aging
- Networking events with peers who share your passion for improving lives
Alberta Board Member Essentials
Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
3 online sessions and 2 in-person sessions on August 13 and 27, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Training Room - Bonnie Doon Professional Centre
$225 ECVO members; $295 non-members
Alberta Board Member Essentials is a multi-part training program that gives new and developing board members the tools to successfully serve on a non-profit board. The full program is five weeks and consists of three online courses and two half-day in-person sessions. Online sessions take on average three hours each and are to be completed on the student's own time.
- Part 1: Overview of the Alberta Non-profit Sector (Online Learning)
- Part 2: Board Member Fundamentals (Online Learning)
- Part 3: Working as a Sum of the Parts (In-Person Learning)
- Part 4: Understanding Financial Matters (Online Learning)
- Part 5: Strategic Board Leadership (In-Person Learning)
Registration for the program will remain open until July 23, 2019, or until filled. Students will be responsible for completing Parts 1 and 2 prior to the in-person training on August 13.
Note that ECVO is offering this session of Alberta Board Member Essentials during the day in response to requests from seniors organizations for daytime instead of evening training.
ARCHIVED or ON-DEMAND WEBINARS
Webinar Series on Combatting Ageism
In January, February, and March of this year the International Federation on Ageing hosted three webinars focusing on the topic of combatting ageism. The recordings and presentation slides are now available:
Webinar 1: Human Rights of Older Persons and Agenda 2030
Webinar 2: Combating ageism to improve access to employment
Webinar 3: Campaigning: The best way to address ageism?
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