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

May
16
Wed
2018
NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series @ Edmonton Community Foundation
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series @ Edmonton Community Foundation | Edmonton | Alberta | Canada

Non-profit organizations create positive social, environmental and economic impacts for their communities. At the same time, they are expected to be role models whose own staff and operations “walk the talk” in terms of sustainability. This can be a challenge given limited time, support and funding.

Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and The Natural Step Canada are excited to offer the 2018 NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series to help NGOs address these needs with two key outcomes:

  • Build the capacity of staff to develop and deliver a strategic plan by applying a world-class planning framework based on the award-winning approached pioneered by The Natural Step
  • Develop a sustainability-inspired strategic plan to improve sustainability performance.

The workshop is designed for staff from Edmonton-based NGOs who:

  • Are keen to build their own knowledge and skills on strategic and sustainability planning
  • Want to improve their organization’s sustainability performance
  • Enjoy connecting with peers to engage in dialogue and shared learning

Learn More

May
17
Thu
2018
NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series @ Edmonton Community Foundation
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series @ Edmonton Community Foundation | Edmonton | Alberta | Canada

Non-profit organizations create positive social, environmental and economic impacts for their communities. At the same time, they are expected to be role models whose own staff and operations “walk the talk” in terms of sustainability. This can be a challenge given limited time, support and funding.

Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and The Natural Step Canada are excited to offer the 2018 NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series to help NGOs address these needs with two key outcomes:

  • Build the capacity of staff to develop and deliver a strategic plan by applying a world-class planning framework based on the award-winning approached pioneered by The Natural Step
  • Develop a sustainability-inspired strategic plan to improve sustainability performance.

The workshop is designed for staff from Edmonton-based NGOs who:

  • Are keen to build their own knowledge and skills on strategic and sustainability planning
  • Want to improve their organization’s sustainability performance
  • Enjoy connecting with peers to engage in dialogue and shared learning

Learn More

May
30
Wed
2018
ECVO Leadership Series: Accountability by Design @ ECVO Training Room
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
ECVO Leadership Series: Accountability by Design @ ECVO Training Room | Edmonton | Alberta | Canada

Successful leaders model personal accountability and hold others accountable for their actions and results.

Accountability by Design supports experienced leaders as they:

  • Explore heightened awareness of the importance of personal accountability.
  • Develop increased confidence in holding others accountable.
  • Practice with an accountability tool.

Learning Objectives

  • Define and explore accountability.
  • Discern your role in modeling and designing accountability.
  • Discuss strategies to support your personal accountability.
  • Design and put into action your accountability plan.

Who Should Attend

  • leaders with direct reports seeking to foster a culture of accountability
  • mid-level or senior leaders with at least 3 years of leadership experience or more

Overview of Accountability by Design program

May 30 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 7 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 13 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 21 Half Day Workshop (9:00 am – 11:30 am)
Anytime One hour of Professional Coaching on demand.

This training opportunity meets the requirements of eligibility for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations is pleased to offer this excited workshop opportunity in partnership with Accountability by Design, Inc.

RSVP Here

Jun
7
Thu
2018
ECVO Leadership Series: Accountability by Design @ ECVO Training Room
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
ECVO Leadership Series: Accountability by Design @ ECVO Training Room | Edmonton | Alberta | Canada

Successful leaders model personal accountability and hold others accountable for their actions and results.

Accountability by Design supports experienced leaders as they:

  • Explore heightened awareness of the importance of personal accountability.
  • Develop increased confidence in holding others accountable.
  • Practice with an accountability tool.

Learning Objectives

  • Define and explore accountability.
  • Discern your role in modeling and designing accountability.
  • Discuss strategies to support your personal accountability.
  • Design and put into action your accountability plan.

Who Should Attend

  • leaders with direct reports seeking to foster a culture of accountability
  • mid-level or senior leaders with at least 3 years of leadership experience or more

Overview of Accountability by Design program

May 30 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 7 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 13 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 21 Half Day Workshop (9:00 am – 11:30 am)
Anytime One hour of Professional Coaching on demand.

This training opportunity meets the requirements of eligibility for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations is pleased to offer this excited workshop opportunity in partnership with Accountability by Design, Inc.

RSVP Here

Jun
13
Wed
2018
ECVO Leadership Series: Accountability by Design @ ECVO Training Room
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
ECVO Leadership Series: Accountability by Design @ ECVO Training Room | Edmonton | Alberta | Canada

Successful leaders model personal accountability and hold others accountable for their actions and results.

Accountability by Design supports experienced leaders as they:

  • Explore heightened awareness of the importance of personal accountability.
  • Develop increased confidence in holding others accountable.
  • Practice with an accountability tool.

Learning Objectives

  • Define and explore accountability.
  • Discern your role in modeling and designing accountability.
  • Discuss strategies to support your personal accountability.
  • Design and put into action your accountability plan.

Who Should Attend

  • leaders with direct reports seeking to foster a culture of accountability
  • mid-level or senior leaders with at least 3 years of leadership experience or more

Overview of Accountability by Design program

May 30 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 7 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 13 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 21 Half Day Workshop (9:00 am – 11:30 am)
Anytime One hour of Professional Coaching on demand.

This training opportunity meets the requirements of eligibility for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations is pleased to offer this excited workshop opportunity in partnership with Accountability by Design, Inc.

RSVP Here

Jun
21
Thu
2018
ECVO Leadership Series: Accountability by Design @ ECVO Training Room
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
ECVO Leadership Series: Accountability by Design @ ECVO Training Room | Edmonton | Alberta | Canada

Successful leaders model personal accountability and hold others accountable for their actions and results.

Accountability by Design supports experienced leaders as they:

  • Explore heightened awareness of the importance of personal accountability.
  • Develop increased confidence in holding others accountable.
  • Practice with an accountability tool.

Learning Objectives

  • Define and explore accountability.
  • Discern your role in modeling and designing accountability.
  • Discuss strategies to support your personal accountability.
  • Design and put into action your accountability plan.

Who Should Attend

  • leaders with direct reports seeking to foster a culture of accountability
  • mid-level or senior leaders with at least 3 years of leadership experience or more

Overview of Accountability by Design program

May 30 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 7 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 13 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 21 Half Day Workshop (9:00 am – 11:30 am)
Anytime One hour of Professional Coaching on demand.

This training opportunity meets the requirements of eligibility for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations is pleased to offer this excited workshop opportunity in partnership with Accountability by Design, Inc.

RSVP Here

Sep
20
Thu
2018
NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series @ Edmonton Community Foundation
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series @ Edmonton Community Foundation | Edmonton | Alberta | Canada

Non-profit organizations create positive social, environmental and economic impacts for their communities. At the same time, they are expected to be role models whose own staff and operations “walk the talk” in terms of sustainability. This can be a challenge given limited time, support and funding.

Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and The Natural Step Canada are excited to offer the 2018 NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series to help NGOs address these needs with two key outcomes:

  • Build the capacity of staff to develop and deliver a strategic plan by applying a world-class planning framework based on the award-winning approached pioneered by The Natural Step
  • Develop a sustainability-inspired strategic plan to improve sustainability performance.

The workshop is designed for staff from Edmonton-based NGOs who:

  • Are keen to build their own knowledge and skills on strategic and sustainability planning
  • Want to improve their organization’s sustainability performance
  • Enjoy connecting with peers to engage in dialogue and shared learning

Learn More

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

May
16
Wed
2018
NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series @ Edmonton Community Foundation
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series @ Edmonton Community Foundation | Edmonton | Alberta | Canada

Non-profit organizations create positive social, environmental and economic impacts for their communities. At the same time, they are expected to be role models whose own staff and operations “walk the talk” in terms of sustainability. This can be a challenge given limited time, support and funding.

Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and The Natural Step Canada are excited to offer the 2018 NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series to help NGOs address these needs with two key outcomes:

  • Build the capacity of staff to develop and deliver a strategic plan by applying a world-class planning framework based on the award-winning approached pioneered by The Natural Step
  • Develop a sustainability-inspired strategic plan to improve sustainability performance.

The workshop is designed for staff from Edmonton-based NGOs who:

  • Are keen to build their own knowledge and skills on strategic and sustainability planning
  • Want to improve their organization’s sustainability performance
  • Enjoy connecting with peers to engage in dialogue and shared learning

Learn More

May
17
Thu
2018
NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series @ Edmonton Community Foundation
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series @ Edmonton Community Foundation | Edmonton | Alberta | Canada

Non-profit organizations create positive social, environmental and economic impacts for their communities. At the same time, they are expected to be role models whose own staff and operations “walk the talk” in terms of sustainability. This can be a challenge given limited time, support and funding.

Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and The Natural Step Canada are excited to offer the 2018 NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series to help NGOs address these needs with two key outcomes:

  • Build the capacity of staff to develop and deliver a strategic plan by applying a world-class planning framework based on the award-winning approached pioneered by The Natural Step
  • Develop a sustainability-inspired strategic plan to improve sustainability performance.

The workshop is designed for staff from Edmonton-based NGOs who:

  • Are keen to build their own knowledge and skills on strategic and sustainability planning
  • Want to improve their organization’s sustainability performance
  • Enjoy connecting with peers to engage in dialogue and shared learning

Learn More

May
30
Wed
2018
ECVO Leadership Series: Accountability by Design @ ECVO Training Room
May 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
ECVO Leadership Series: Accountability by Design @ ECVO Training Room | Edmonton | Alberta | Canada

Successful leaders model personal accountability and hold others accountable for their actions and results.

Accountability by Design supports experienced leaders as they:

  • Explore heightened awareness of the importance of personal accountability.
  • Develop increased confidence in holding others accountable.
  • Practice with an accountability tool.

Learning Objectives

  • Define and explore accountability.
  • Discern your role in modeling and designing accountability.
  • Discuss strategies to support your personal accountability.
  • Design and put into action your accountability plan.

Who Should Attend

  • leaders with direct reports seeking to foster a culture of accountability
  • mid-level or senior leaders with at least 3 years of leadership experience or more

Overview of Accountability by Design program

May 30 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 7 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 13 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 21 Half Day Workshop (9:00 am – 11:30 am)
Anytime One hour of Professional Coaching on demand.

This training opportunity meets the requirements of eligibility for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations is pleased to offer this excited workshop opportunity in partnership with Accountability by Design, Inc.

RSVP Here

Jun
7
Thu
2018
ECVO Leadership Series: Accountability by Design @ ECVO Training Room
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
ECVO Leadership Series: Accountability by Design @ ECVO Training Room | Edmonton | Alberta | Canada

Successful leaders model personal accountability and hold others accountable for their actions and results.

Accountability by Design supports experienced leaders as they:

  • Explore heightened awareness of the importance of personal accountability.
  • Develop increased confidence in holding others accountable.
  • Practice with an accountability tool.

Learning Objectives

  • Define and explore accountability.
  • Discern your role in modeling and designing accountability.
  • Discuss strategies to support your personal accountability.
  • Design and put into action your accountability plan.

Who Should Attend

  • leaders with direct reports seeking to foster a culture of accountability
  • mid-level or senior leaders with at least 3 years of leadership experience or more

Overview of Accountability by Design program

May 30 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 7 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 13 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 21 Half Day Workshop (9:00 am – 11:30 am)
Anytime One hour of Professional Coaching on demand.

This training opportunity meets the requirements of eligibility for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations is pleased to offer this excited workshop opportunity in partnership with Accountability by Design, Inc.

RSVP Here

Jun
13
Wed
2018
ECVO Leadership Series: Accountability by Design @ ECVO Training Room
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
ECVO Leadership Series: Accountability by Design @ ECVO Training Room | Edmonton | Alberta | Canada

Successful leaders model personal accountability and hold others accountable for their actions and results.

Accountability by Design supports experienced leaders as they:

  • Explore heightened awareness of the importance of personal accountability.
  • Develop increased confidence in holding others accountable.
  • Practice with an accountability tool.

Learning Objectives

  • Define and explore accountability.
  • Discern your role in modeling and designing accountability.
  • Discuss strategies to support your personal accountability.
  • Design and put into action your accountability plan.

Who Should Attend

  • leaders with direct reports seeking to foster a culture of accountability
  • mid-level or senior leaders with at least 3 years of leadership experience or more

Overview of Accountability by Design program

May 30 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 7 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 13 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 21 Half Day Workshop (9:00 am – 11:30 am)
Anytime One hour of Professional Coaching on demand.

This training opportunity meets the requirements of eligibility for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations is pleased to offer this excited workshop opportunity in partnership with Accountability by Design, Inc.

RSVP Here

Jun
21
Thu
2018
ECVO Leadership Series: Accountability by Design @ ECVO Training Room
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
ECVO Leadership Series: Accountability by Design @ ECVO Training Room | Edmonton | Alberta | Canada

Successful leaders model personal accountability and hold others accountable for their actions and results.

Accountability by Design supports experienced leaders as they:

  • Explore heightened awareness of the importance of personal accountability.
  • Develop increased confidence in holding others accountable.
  • Practice with an accountability tool.

Learning Objectives

  • Define and explore accountability.
  • Discern your role in modeling and designing accountability.
  • Discuss strategies to support your personal accountability.
  • Design and put into action your accountability plan.

Who Should Attend

  • leaders with direct reports seeking to foster a culture of accountability
  • mid-level or senior leaders with at least 3 years of leadership experience or more

Overview of Accountability by Design program

May 30 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 7 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 13 Full Day Workshop (9:00 am – 3:30 pm)
June 21 Half Day Workshop (9:00 am – 11:30 am)
Anytime One hour of Professional Coaching on demand.

This training opportunity meets the requirements of eligibility for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.

The Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations is pleased to offer this excited workshop opportunity in partnership with Accountability by Design, Inc.

RSVP Here

Sep
20
Thu
2018
NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series @ Edmonton Community Foundation
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series @ Edmonton Community Foundation | Edmonton | Alberta | Canada

Non-profit organizations create positive social, environmental and economic impacts for their communities. At the same time, they are expected to be role models whose own staff and operations “walk the talk” in terms of sustainability. This can be a challenge given limited time, support and funding.

Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and The Natural Step Canada are excited to offer the 2018 NGO Sustainability Champions Workshop Series to help NGOs address these needs with two key outcomes:

  • Build the capacity of staff to develop and deliver a strategic plan by applying a world-class planning framework based on the award-winning approached pioneered by The Natural Step
  • Develop a sustainability-inspired strategic plan to improve sustainability performance.

The workshop is designed for staff from Edmonton-based NGOs who:

  • Are keen to build their own knowledge and skills on strategic and sustainability planning
  • Want to improve their organization’s sustainability performance
  • Enjoy connecting with peers to engage in dialogue and shared learning

Learn More

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.