Learning Opportunities for the Seniors Sector
Conversation Cafe: What can the Older Adults Needs Assessment 2019 tell us?
Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council
June 24, 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Location: Ital-Canadian Seniors Drop-In Centre (9111 110 Avenue)
Between October 2018 and February 2019, the City of Edmonton conducted the Older Adults Needs Assessment to understand the needs of older adults in our community. The research focused on issues specific to the needs of older adults in Edmonton, including participation in activities, volunteering, technology use, intergenerational connectedness, social isolation and loneliness, safety and financial security, aging-in-place, and ageism.
ESCC’s June conversation cafe will highlight key sections of the report and provide an opportunity for you to dig deeper into how this information can be relevant to your organization and the seniors you serve via programs, services, and organizational policies.
Parking is available in the lot west of the centre. Overflow parking is available in the Commonwealth Stadium Parking Lot.
RSVP by June 18 using the online registration page. If you are unable to register online, call Katie at 780-428-3660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closed captioning will be available.
5 Weirdly Easy Life Hacks That Will Make Your Fundraising Work MUCH Better
June 25, 1 p.m. (Mountain)
This webinar highlights five “tricks” that will make your fundraising tasks a bit easier, less time-consuming, and more effective. They’ll help you start your projects on the right foot, align your thinking and strategy with donor motivations, write stronger copy, stay on target, and raise more money.
Introduction to Corporate Giving
June 26, 12 - 1 p.m. (Mountain)
Is your organization ready to seek corporate support? Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This webinar provides a basic overview of:
- The different types of corporate giving
- What motivates corporations to give
- How to find potential corporate partners
Principles of Healthy Aging Training Certification
July 9, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre, Studio 3 (11000 Stadium Road)
$15 + GST
Principles of Healthy Aging (PHA) is a one-day training that provides insights into the unique needs of older adults when participating in recreation and leisure activities in municipal, not-for-profit and retirement communities.
PHA Training will help you:
- See increased repeat participation
- Build healthy relationships in all areas of programming for older adults with participants and staff members
- Gain knowledge, tips, and resources to enhance programs for participants of all abilities
- Apply the HIGH FIVE Principles to create environments and spaces that foster positive experiences
- Strengthen your skills and credentials with PHA certification
Lunch and refreshments are provided. For more information contact Pamela Jones at email@example.com or 780-638-2915. Register online.
Nonprofit Video Storytelling: How to Create Smartphone Videos to Engage Supporters
July 9, 3 p.m. (Eastern)
By 2020 over 80% of online shareable content will be video, is your organization ready? Thanks to today’s technology it doesn’t cost a lot to keep up with evolving trends, and with the right tools, your team can become communication pros, sharing great videos that tell your nonprofit's story. This webinar will show you nonprofit video storytelling, capturing, and sharing techniques guaranteed to achieve fundraising success.
Cyber Security 101: Practical Ways to Protect Your Nonprofit
Thursdays, July 11 – 25, 1 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Cyber Security is an increasingly important issue to the nonprofit community. Financially motivated cyber-attacks are increasing in frequency and nonprofit organizations are often targeted due to their lack of policies and security training. By educating yourself and your staff, you can mitigate your risk.
This three-part online course will explore the mechanisms of cyber-attacks and how to protect against them at the organizational level, steps individual staff members can take to help reduce threats, and how to assess and plan for improvements in your organization. Designed for small- to medium-sized organizations, this course will focus on simple, practical solutions. No prior cyber security experience is necessary.
Where Do I Go from Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways
July 30, 2 – 3 p.m. (Eastern)
Keep your volunteers interested, involved, and engaged using engagement best practices. Evolve your volunteer program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement, and leadership positions in your program. In this webinar, you will learn about the importance of recognition and its importance in retaining an engaged roster of volunteers.
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.
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.
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