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Board Leadership Calgary

Virtual Learning Event

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

2020 has brought some interesting challenges to the Board Leadership Calgary planning team, but we are committed to providing high-quality learnings for your non-profit organizations. Like previous years, the intention is to provide basic level learnings for the board of directors, staff, and those looking to be involved in non-profit organizations.

This year’s learning event will have a different format. We are spreading the learning to three different days of online webinars and three optional Follow Up Friday’s for networking and an extended question and answer period, following the topic of the week.

Cost: Free as a thank you for your continued support of Board Leadership Calgary.

Please note that you will need to register for individual webinars and Follow-Up Friday’s to attend.

Introduction to the Essentials of Effective Partnerships

Topic Area: Board Governance Basics
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2020, 10:00 – 11:30am
Presenter: Jocelyne Daw

Jocelyne Daw is a recognized leader and change-maker in building authentic multiple- sector partnerships. She has built a career spanning four decades bringing diverse stakeholders and organizations into partnerships and keeping them productive and progressive. She is committed to helping people and organizations build the capacity to make their partnerships more effective and impactful. Jocelyne is an internationally published author and speaker in innovation and partnerships and is an accredited partnership broker and an authorized partnership practitioner trainer for the global non-profit Partnership Brokers Association (PBA).

Description: Demand for community services is rising and the complexity of the challenges is greater than anyone single entity. At the same time, funding is in decline and the COVID-19 pandemic layered on creates an entirely uncertain future that requires new thinking and approaches. One thing that feels certain is that a collaborative future will be essential for sustainable, just, and inclusive communities. But partnerships are hard work and success is not guaranteed. This 90-minute webinar introduces you to some of the essentials of effective partnerships to help you and your partners successfully achieve “more than the sum of the parts” results.

Follow Up Friday: Friday, November 13, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00pm

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Cash Flow Management in Times of Uncertainty

Topic Area: Funding and Financial Management Basics
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020, 10:00 – 11:30am
Presenter: Dustin Paisley

Dustin comes from a strong entrepreneurial background having started companies of his own. This knowledge and first-hand business experience equip him with the tools and resources to provide advice and strategy to ATB’s business customers. As a business owner himself, Dustin brings his passion for entrepreneurship and small business each and every day in hopes of helping other business owners succeed.”

Description: In today’s challenging and constantly shifting business landscape, many nonprofits are feeling overwhelmed and left wondering what more they could be doing to elevate and protect their organizations during a deeply impacted economic time. To increase your chances of successfully pulling through the storm, it is paramount to have a full understanding of your current cash flow situation and how you could apply best practices that not only mitigate cash flow loss but also provide room for opportunity.

Follow up Friday: Friday, November 27, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00pm

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Anti-Racism and Equity is for Everyone

Topic Area: People / Human Work
Date: December 5, 2020, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Presenters: Jaqs Gallos Aquines, forEquity Consulting, Thulasy Lettner, CommunityWise Resource Centre

Description: We’re living in a moment of racial reckoning. Since the murder of George Floyd, the scale of Black Lives Matter protests, from grassroots organizations to registered charities, individuals and community organizers must consider what this cultural revolution is asking of us. Many nonprofits are wondering how they can best respond to this moment and how they can hold themselves accountable to their Black, Indigenous, and racialized community members. But taking action is not easy, and many may be paralyzed into inaction. In this session, we will talk about why taking action to address racism is critical for nonprofits to do, and how to overcome the barriers and challenges they may encounter as they begin this work.

In this two-hour session we will discuss:

  • Anti-racism and accountability to community can develop as emergent strategy.
  • How prioritizing equity, accessibility and intersectionality serves all of us.

Important Note: In this session, we will be talking about race, racism, racialization, and white supremacy directly and openly. This may be uncomfortable for some attendees, and that’s okay. The purpose of this session is to walk into our discomfort around racism and learn how we can better understand it together. The facilitators ask that all attendees adhere to their Accountable Spaces Guidelines (which will be introduced in the session). Sincere questions that seek to build understanding are welcome, but discrimination of any form will not be tolerated within the session. By signing up for this webinar you are adhering to the information presented here.

Follow Up Friday: Friday, December 11, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

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