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Community Dynamics

There is a “New Normal” in communities.

The dynamics and demographics have changed in recent years and what to expect and how to approach community support is different in many ways. Developing an understanding of current realities and exploring some approaches will help businesses and community organizations be better prepared and will help build stronger relationships and ultimately better support.

Event Date May 16, 2024 - 10:00 am
Event End Date May 16, 2024 - 11:30 am
Capacity 50
Available place 50
Cut off date May 16, 2024 - 9:00 am
Individual Price Free
Preparing Your Business for Sale

Paul Maarschalk is a seasoned Chartered Business Valuator and Chartered Professional Accountant practising through his firm Maarschalk Valuations Inc (www.mvi.ca). Paul has spent 30+ years in various financial roles, the last 10 years being focused solely on business valuations.

Clients have ranged from small “mom & pop” retail stores to large multinational corporations. A business valuation includes an analysis of both the prospects for a business as well as the associated risks. Improving the prospects of the business, and reducing the risks, inevitably boost the value of a business and are thus the key issues to be addressed in preparing a business for sale.

The webinar on Preparing your business for sale will guide participants through the various issues that should be addressed to improve your chances of a successful exit from your business.

Event Date June 06, 2024 - 10:00 am
Event End Date June 06, 2024 - 12:00 pm
Capacity 50
Available place 50
Cut off date June 06, 2024 - 9:00 am
Individual Price Free
Revenue Generation and Social Enterprise

Revenue generation is almost always a high priority for community organizations, businesses and community serving groups and agencies.

This session will explore different aspects of revenue generation and will look at social enterprise (community economic development) as an approach that has been around for a very long time, but is recently becoming a preferred vehicle to ensure sustainability.

Event Date September 26, 2024 - 10:00 am
Event End Date September 26, 2024 - 11:30 am
Capacity 50
Available place 50
Cut off date September 26, 2024 - 9:00 am
Individual Price Free
Activating Your Network: Networking for Introverts & Extroverts

Building and maintaining a strong professional network is one of the most impactful ways to grow your business. However, many professionals fail to benefit from the opportunities waiting in their networks because they don’t know how to effectively connect with and follow through with the people they meet.

In this program, you will learn how to set measurable goals for networking and learn concrete steps to plan your strategy for before, during, and after each networking opportunity to get the most out of your efforts. Whether you are a keen mover and shaker or an introvert who avoids it like the plague, this is a program that you won’t want to miss.

Event Date October 17, 2024 - 10:00 am
Event End Date October 17, 2024 - 11:00 am
Capacity 50
Available place 50
Cut off date October 17, 2024 - 9:00 am
Individual Price Free
Experience Based Tourism

It’s no surprise that the trends show people are interested in spending money on experiences over things.

How can you work together with non-profit organizations and businesses to create meaningful experiences for your visitors and tourists within your community (and surrounding area)?
In this session, we will discuss the importance of creating a local experience for tourists, one they will want to come back for every year or every time it happens. Reimagine and redesign pre-existing events to be an experience, one that will meet, and preferably exceed, the expectations of your visitors. Get inspired to draw people into the local nature, culture and history of your area.

Event Date November 21, 2024 - 10:00 am
Event End Date November 21, 2024 - 11:00 am
Capacity 50
Available place 50
Cut off date November 21, 2024 - 9:00 am
Individual Price Free
Time Management: Unlocking Success Through Elimination, Automation & Delegation

As a busy professional, your days are filled with doing the work that needs to be done for your clients. With all that you have on your plate, you may feel like you’re never getting ahead.

When we get busy, we put off the activities that will grow our business -connecting with new prospects, networking, and nurturing champions. This training program walks you through putting systems in place so you can focus on the things that are the best use of your time and that will bring results. We’ll teach you how to eliminate, automate, and delegate to truly elevate your business. If you feel like you've reached the limits of your time but want to achieve more and enjoy your time more, this is a course you won’t want to miss.

Event Date December 05, 2024 - 10:00 am
Event End Date December 05, 2024 - 11:00 am
Capacity 50
Available place 50
Cut off date December 05, 2024 - 9:00 am
Individual Price Free
Legal Responsibilities of Boards

Board members need to become familiar with the legal environment that exists for non-profit organizations.

Participants will:

  • Be aware of the legal framework within which they provide leadership;
  • Know where to find and apply the legal guidelines governing non-profit board of directors;
  • Identify the circumstances that create liability for directors; and
  • Review how boards can protect themselves against liability.
Event Date January 16, 2025 - 10:00 am
Event End Date January 16, 2025 - 11:30 am
Capacity 50
Available place 50
Cut off date January 16, 2025 - 9:00 am
Individual Price Free
Operations - Board and Staff

Board members fulfill five major leadership functions: decision maker, advisor, trustee, perpetuator and leader.

This module examines these functions and the critical principles underlying them. Participants will:

  • Distinguish between board and management authority and accountability;
  • Identify the relationship between board, management and the staff; and
  • Be aware of organization and structure of a board.
Event Date February 06, 2025 - 9:00 am
Event End Date February 06, 2025 - 12:00 pm
Capacity 50
Available place 50
Cut off date February 06, 2025 - 8:00 am
Individual Price Free
Northern Community Engagement - Operating a business in the North

Northern Canadian businesses face a wide range of both opportunities and issues that are different than those in the south.

Things such as cost/profit, transportation, goods and services, staffing, customer satisfaction and marketing are common to all, but uniquely different when northern communities engage with their communities. Together we will explore the realities of engaging community and how it impacts on operating a business in the north. *This session is interactive and will build on the experience in the group as well as the trainer’s knowledge and expertise. Your questions will be solicited before the training and will be used as a basis for the 1.5 hours.

Event Date March 27, 2025 - 10:00 am
Event End Date March 27, 2025 - 11:30 am
Capacity 50
Available place 50
Cut off date March 27, 2025 - 9:00 am
Individual Price Free
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