CCEDNet Manitoba Workshops

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CCEDNet - ManitobaThe 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:

Time & Location Cost

9:00 am to 12:00 pm 
United Way of Winnipeg Learning Centre
1st floor, 580 Main St.

Price: CCEDNet Members $25                          Non-members $75

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Build and Grow Your Social Enterprise


November 26, 2019
9:00am to 12:00pm
United Way of Winnipeg Learning Centre
1st floor, 580 Main St.

Pencil drawing of a tree branching out, with words such as "success," "plan," "Idea" and "team"

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


Social Innovation, CED, and the Social Economy: Understanding Where We Fit 

September 24, 2019

9:00am to 12:00pm
United Way of Winnipeg Learning Centre,

1st Floor, 580 Main Street

Register now for Unlocking Access: Achieving Barrier-Free Service

In Manitoba, community builders use a range of approaches, theories, and tools to do the work of creating inclusive and sustainable communities. We have a long tradition of using community economic development, social economy enterprises, and community-based organizations to create systemic social change. Over the past few years across Canada, new language and approaches for social change have been popping up, often called ‘social innovation’.

While this language is gaining ground and, in the past year or so, has been promoted by the federal government in particular, it isn't common here. What does it mean? And what can the language of social innovation offer to community economic development and social economy approaches? 

This session is an opportunity to have an open discussion about this work. Jill and Sarah will use a 'fishbowl' method to discuss their understanding of this work as well as opening it up to questions and group discussion. Following discussion, we’ll explore and practice some commonly used techniques for facilitating social innovation in groups. 

Facilitators: Jill Andres and Sarah Leeson-Klym


Purposing Our Stories: Making Marketable Content

April 23, 2019
9:00am to 12:00pm
United Way of Winnipeg Learning Centre,

1st Floor, 580 Main Street

Register now for Unlocking Access: Achieving Barrier-Free Service

communication icons arranged in a honeycomb pattern. Communication icons represent platforms like Facebook, Instagram, email, chat, and ASL, headphones etc. Securing funding or donations for your non-profit, or marketing your social enterprise to build your client list is crucial to the success of your organization, but staff capacity is limited and you may feel like you're recycling the same grant application over and over again. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to explain all the good things your organization does, or share that work with others in a meaningful way.

Are you worried you're not standing out? Fear not! In this workshop, you'll learn the skills to identify the good stories your organization already has --even if you don't know it--and you'll learn how to utilize them over multiple platforms to create a stockpile of marketable material you can draw from and add to. 

Facilitators: Sara Atnikov and Jessica Antony


Unlocking Access: Achieving Barrier-Free Service 

Register now for Unlocking Access: Achieving Barrier-Free Service

March 28, 2019
9:00am to 12:00pm
United Way of Winnipeg Learning Centre
suited hand reaching towards a lock to unlock it
1st floor, 580 Main St.

What audience do you have in mind when booking meetings, designing programming, and developing resources? Much of what restricts people from participating in meetings and events is not their disability, but, rather, an inaccessible environment. Developing accessibility literacy goes beyond simple space considerations. In this workshop, we will provide considerations for planning accessible meetings and events, provide guidelines to follow for print documents as well as develop an understanding of appropriate and inappropriate disability terminology and imagery.

Facilitator: Heather Hiscock


Build and Grow Your Social Enterprise

Register now for Build and Grow Your Social Enterprise
February 5, 2019
9:00am to 12:00pm
United Way of Winnipeg Learning Centre
1st floor, 580 Main St.

Pencil drawing of a tree branching out, with words such as "success," "plan," "Idea" and "team"

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


Understanding Your Ecosystem: Stakeholder Mapping 

Register now for Understanding Your Ecosystem: Stakeholder Mapping
January 23, 2019
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
United Way of Winnipeg Learning Centre
1st floor, 580 Main St.

graphic showing web of people connected Have you ever thought about the different kinds of people and organizations that are directly and indirectly affected by your work? By creating a visual, colour-coded stakeholder map, you can quickly see the “ecosystem” within which you work, who your main collaborators and partners are, and where you have your greatest impact. You can also use the information to develop collaborative capacity and shape social impact arguments. In this hands-on workshop, you will construct a stakeholder map for your own organization and then consider its implications for stakeholder engagement, capacity-building, Theory of Change planning, and evidence-gathering for evaluation.

Facilitator: Margarit Roger


Contact d.kovacevic at ccednet-rcdec.ca
for more information on our workshops.

Categories: 
Community Capacity Building
Educational Programs
Organizational Development
Planning and Evaluation