Community Change Institute

In just a little more than 2 weeks, you could be visiting the eastern destination of Toronto ... IF ... you are attending Tamarack's Community Change Institute, September 26 - 30, 2016. This is a brand new offering from the Tamarack Institute - one you will want to take a close look at if:

  • You work for a non-profit, government, social services organization, or any other agency that is tackling the big challenges in your community head on
  • You want to explore new and emerging ideas and consider how they can be put into action
  • You want to reflect on your leadership style, assess your strengths, and uncover the ways you and your team can collaborate most effectively
  • You are excited to engage ... Read more

HR in a Box … is coming to Edmonton this fall

ECVO in partnership with the Talent Pool, JUNA Consulting, Salopek & Associates and sponsors HRIA and the Ministry of Labour is proud to bring "HR in a Box" to Edmonton. If only HR was a simple as having everything you need in a box! This series of six HR workshops is for HR professionals, executive directors and managers who oversee their organization's most important asset: its' people! Organizations of all sizes will build their HR capacity through the best practices and innovations solutions as part of HR in a Box. Starting on September 20, 2016 HR in a Box  Read more

Energy Efficiency – Implications for Nonprofits

On August 31, 2016 the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and The Pembina Institute will host a half-day session focused on the implications of energy efficiency options and their implications for the nonprofit sector. As community leaders, the nonprofit sector has the opportunity to be a role model in curbing energy consumption and lowering emissions. At the same time, there is concern within the sector about the potential impact Alberta's Carbon Levy may have on operating expenses. This session will provide information about energy efficiency initiatives and programs implemented in other centres in North America. You will also learn about the latest developments from the Alberta Climate Change Office; specifically its' plan... Read more

Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, commonly known as ECVO, consists of a small group of dedicated professionals who support and advocate for the nonprofit and charitable sector in the Alberta Capital Region. You can look to us for advisory services; training and professional development opportunities; news and resources from local, national and international nonprofit organizations; networking events and consultation on public policy matters relevant to the sector.

Community Change Institute

In just a little more than 2 weeks, you could be visiting the eastern destination of Toronto ... IF ... you are attending Tamarack's Community Change Institute, September 26 - 30, 2016. This is a brand new offering from the Tamarack Institute - one you will want to take a close look at if:

  • You work for a non-profit, government, social services organization, or any other agency that is tackling the big challenges in your community head on
  • You want to explore new and emerging ideas and consider how they can be put into action
  • You want to reflect on your leadership style, assess your strengths, and uncover the ways you and your team can collaborate most effectively
  • You are excited to engage ... Read more

HR in a Box … is coming to Edmonton this fall

ECVO in partnership with the Talent Pool, JUNA Consulting, Salopek & Associates and sponsors HRIA and the Ministry of Labour is proud to bring "HR in a Box" to Edmonton. If only HR was a simple as having everything you need in a box! This series of six HR workshops is for HR professionals, executive directors and managers who oversee their organization's most important asset: its' people! Organizations of all sizes will build their HR capacity through the best practices and innovations solutions as part of HR in a Box. Starting on September 20, 2016 HR in a Box  Read more

Energy Efficiency – Implications for Nonprofits

On August 31, 2016 the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and The Pembina Institute will host a half-day session focused on the implications of energy efficiency options and their implications for the nonprofit sector. As community leaders, the nonprofit sector has the opportunity to be a role model in curbing energy consumption and lowering emissions. At the same time, there is concern within the sector about the potential impact Alberta's Carbon Levy may have on operating expenses. This session will provide information about energy efficiency initiatives and programs implemented in other centres in North America. You will also learn about the latest developments from the Alberta Climate Change Office; specifically its' plan... Read more

Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations, commonly known as ECVO, consists of a small group of dedicated professionals who support and advocate for the nonprofit and charitable sector in the Alberta Capital Region. You can look to us for advisory services; training and professional development opportunities; news and resources from local, national and international nonprofit organizations; networking events and consultation on public policy matters relevant to the sector.

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Policies are policies, are policies (or are they?)

Not all policies are created equal. The rules we live, work, and play under impact our behaviours and our organization’s state of health. When I talk about policy manuals and policy writing, I almost always return to my training in appreciative inqui... Read more