Welcome to the Learning Centre. This is your first stop for all ECVO professional development opportunities and resources. We have collected a wealth of information here to support the work you do in your organization, as well as your personal professional development. If you are aware of additional resources that would benefit your colleagues in the sector please contact us.

Some of the events are focused on helping you to develop the specific knowledge or skills to effectively work in the sector today, while other opportunities are focused on helping your organization build the capacity to perform optimally into the future. Events are added regularly, so please check back often.

Upcoming Events

Nov
21
Tue
2017
ECVO Leadership Series presents: High Spirits @ The Bothy
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Executive Directors, you’re invited to a night of insightful conversation, beer and delicious appetizers. This High Spirits event is your chance to connect and chat with fellow Executive Directors and learn about their experience in the nonprofit sector.

The theme of this High Spirits event is combatting burnout in non-profit leaders.

RSVP Here

Nov
24
Fri
2017
THINK TANK Conversations @ ECVO Training Room
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

TOPIC: Staff – Volunteer Relationships

How can you inspire staff engagement and enthusiasm in working with volunteers?

How do you prepare volunteers to work with other staff as their supervisors?

Managing the staff and volunteer relationship can be tricky.

Join us for this Think Tank to discuss your role in managing this important relationship. This will be an opportunity to talk with your peers about how to inspire positive staff and volunteer relationships and increase volunteer engagment at your organization.

Attend this brainstorming, problem-solving and idea sharing session with an open mind and you will come away feeling rejuvenated and ready to take action!

RSVP Here

Nov
28
Tue
2017
HR in a Box Series 2 @ Santa Maria Goretti Centre
Nov 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

HR in a Box Returns this Fall! ECVO, in partnership with the Talent Pool, is delighted to bring back last fall’s HR in a Box series. Series 2 will reinforce the foundational information shared in 2016 but with a problem solving focus. Case studies will be at the core of the 2017 sessions to help you implement practical solutions in your everyday HR practices.

HR in a Box will continue to share best practices and innovative solutions designed to help organizations of all sizes build knowledge and capacity. A new roster of HR experts, the usage of a video reference library, and highly interactive problem solving discussions, will enable you to implement solutions rapidly and effectively.

The series will include this cycle, three dynamic sessions. Register for one session or the entire series.

HR in a Box workshop #1 – September 26, 2017 – Workforce Planning: Aligning Business & People with Marcie Kiziak, CPHR & Ada Tai, CPHR

HR in a Box workshop #2 – October 24, 2017 – Retention Strategies: One size never fits all with Claudia Verburgh, CPHR & Doug Alloway, CPHR

HR in a Box workshop #3 – November 28, 2017 – Strategic Performance Management: Always an Integrated Process with Julianna Cantwell, CPHR & Barb Read

Nov
29
Wed
2017
Dysfunctional Leadership & HR’s Role in Bringing Order to Chaos @ ECVO Training Room
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Problems with internal leadership can cause irreparable harm to an organization’s talent, external perception or mission and can even lead to organizational crisis.

Strong, results-driven, mission-oriented leadership is crucial for nonprofit success and impact. However, sometimes circumstances arise that prevent nonprofit leadership from being as effective as necessary to advance an organization’s mission. How can your nonprofit avoid dysfunctional leadership or grapple with it once it has already begun to negatively affect your organization?

Join ECVO for this webinar where Lori and Alcia will share leadership challenges they’ve observed firsthand, solutions they’ve found to be successful and the impact that HR professionals and other leaders can have on their organization by addressing these issues.

Coffee will be ready!

RSVP Here

SpareSmarts

This is a calendar of monthly training events available to nonprofits in the Alberta Capital Region. The calendar includes workshops and webinars offered by different training providers. Prices vary and some are offered at no cost. Offerings change on a monthly basis.

Welcome to the Learning Centre. This is your first stop for all ECVO professional development opportunities and resources. We have collected a wealth of information here to support the work you do in your organization, as well as your personal professional development. If you are aware of additional resources that would benefit your colleagues in the sector please contact us.

Some of the events are focused on helping you to develop the specific knowledge or skills to effectively work in the sector today, while other opportunities are focused on helping your organization build the capacity to perform optimally into the future. Events are added regularly, so please check back often.

Upcoming Events

Nov
21
Tue
2017
ECVO Leadership Series presents: High Spirits @ The Bothy
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Executive Directors, you’re invited to a night of insightful conversation, beer and delicious appetizers. This High Spirits event is your chance to connect and chat with fellow Executive Directors and learn about their experience in the nonprofit sector.

The theme of this High Spirits event is combatting burnout in non-profit leaders.

RSVP Here

Nov
24
Fri
2017
THINK TANK Conversations @ ECVO Training Room
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

TOPIC: Staff – Volunteer Relationships

How can you inspire staff engagement and enthusiasm in working with volunteers?

How do you prepare volunteers to work with other staff as their supervisors?

Managing the staff and volunteer relationship can be tricky.

Join us for this Think Tank to discuss your role in managing this important relationship. This will be an opportunity to talk with your peers about how to inspire positive staff and volunteer relationships and increase volunteer engagment at your organization.

Attend this brainstorming, problem-solving and idea sharing session with an open mind and you will come away feeling rejuvenated and ready to take action!

RSVP Here

Nov
28
Tue
2017
HR in a Box Series 2 @ Santa Maria Goretti Centre
Nov 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

HR in a Box Returns this Fall! ECVO, in partnership with the Talent Pool, is delighted to bring back last fall’s HR in a Box series. Series 2 will reinforce the foundational information shared in 2016 but with a problem solving focus. Case studies will be at the core of the 2017 sessions to help you implement practical solutions in your everyday HR practices.

HR in a Box will continue to share best practices and innovative solutions designed to help organizations of all sizes build knowledge and capacity. A new roster of HR experts, the usage of a video reference library, and highly interactive problem solving discussions, will enable you to implement solutions rapidly and effectively.

The series will include this cycle, three dynamic sessions. Register for one session or the entire series.

HR in a Box workshop #1 – September 26, 2017 – Workforce Planning: Aligning Business & People with Marcie Kiziak, CPHR & Ada Tai, CPHR

HR in a Box workshop #2 – October 24, 2017 – Retention Strategies: One size never fits all with Claudia Verburgh, CPHR & Doug Alloway, CPHR

HR in a Box workshop #3 – November 28, 2017 – Strategic Performance Management: Always an Integrated Process with Julianna Cantwell, CPHR & Barb Read

Nov
29
Wed
2017
Dysfunctional Leadership & HR’s Role in Bringing Order to Chaos @ ECVO Training Room
Nov 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Problems with internal leadership can cause irreparable harm to an organization’s talent, external perception or mission and can even lead to organizational crisis.

Strong, results-driven, mission-oriented leadership is crucial for nonprofit success and impact. However, sometimes circumstances arise that prevent nonprofit leadership from being as effective as necessary to advance an organization’s mission. How can your nonprofit avoid dysfunctional leadership or grapple with it once it has already begun to negatively affect your organization?

Join ECVO for this webinar where Lori and Alcia will share leadership challenges they’ve observed firsthand, solutions they’ve found to be successful and the impact that HR professionals and other leaders can have on their organization by addressing these issues.

Coffee will be ready!

RSVP Here

SpareSmarts

This is a calendar of monthly training events available to nonprofits in the Alberta Capital Region. The calendar includes workshops and webinars offered by different training providers. Prices vary and some are offered at no cost. Offerings change on a monthly basis.