The Canadian CED Network hosts a number of "Strengthening Non-Profits" workshops throughout the year on a variety of topics identified through engagement and consultation with our members and partners. Check out the following offerings in 2018.
For more information or to let us know about a customized Build-Your-Own workshop you'd like to see, contact Dunja Kovačević at d.kovacevic at ccednet-rcdec.ca.
Unless otherwise noted, all of the events will take place at:
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9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Price: CCEDNet Members $25 Non-members $75
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Ready, Set, Engage: Tools for Facilitation
Group Facilitation takes place in many different community-based settings: educational, peer support, community and organizational planning, community-based research or focus groups and post-conflict restorative/recovery dialogue. So, what makes group facilitation work? How do you, as a facilitator, activate a room?
Regardless of setting, having high awareness of, and utilizing, facilitation fundamentals and basics, can increase participation and engagement, increase comfort, and build an atmosphere of respect, inclusion, safety, trust and productivity. This workshop is appropriate for both emerging and seasoned facilitators.
Facilitator: Sue Hemphill
Build and Grow Your Social Enterprise
Non-profits and social entrepreneurs are increasingly considering social enterprise – a blended value model where business methods are put to work achieving social impacts. This workshop will explain what social enterprise is and what it’s not, then lead participants through an overview of the typical steps in an enterprise’s early development. The facilitator(s) will introduce participants to tools for deciding if you’re ready to take on an enterprise, how to clarify your idea, test its feasibility, plan the business model including legal and financial considerations, start-up and then evaluate and strengthen.
Anyone curious about social enterprise will benefit from this half-day session. Non-profit organizations considering the model and economic or business developers wanting to expand their knowledge are particularly welcome. All participants will receive a copy of Using The Business Model Canvas for Social Enterprise Development, a great tool to help you think about your enterprise idea.
Facilitator: Frank Atnikov
The Power of Story: Storytelling for Advocacy
Are you passionate about a cause that you want to raise awareness about? Do you want to move others to act with you?
We all have valuable lived experience that drives us to speak up for change. This workshop is for advocates and for staff of organizations who support advocates with lived experience, and who want to share their story. In this workshop, Cate Friesen will introduce you to tools and practices that you can use to tell your personal story in a way that is heartfelt and focussed, and inspires others to work with you for change.
Facilitator: Cate Friesen
The 4 E's of Evaluation
How can we tell if our organizational programming is effective & impacting those who receive it?
This workshop will provide simple tools and strategies to monitor and evaluate programs. Participants will be given templates for gathering and analyzing program data, as well as engage in conversation around the difficulties of demonstrating impact.
Facilitator: Bohdanna Kinasevych
Contact d.kovacevic at ccednet-rcdec.ca
for more information on our workshops.