Jan
25
Thu
Decoding the Gen Z Factor @ Online
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

For the first time, Gen Z students, the generation following Millennials, are looking for their first internships or co-op positions or will be graduating from university. Are you ready to welcome them into your organization?

Every year, TalentEgg conducts a nationwide survey of student opinions, goals and preferences for their future careers and employers of choice and presents the results in a published report to an audience of employers and career educators at the TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference.

Over the past year, TalentEgg has been conducting additional informal outreach via social media and online surveys to obtain detailed feedback specifically from the Gen Z cohort in our community of students in university and college, as well as high school. The results reveal a startling departure from the stereotypical “Millennial” that provides a new framework for attracting young talent.

Having grown up as the first native digital generation in history and in the shadow of a global recession, Gen Z young people demonstrate characteristics unique from their millennial predecessors that will influence the way employers attract, engage and recruit top young talent in 2018 and beyond.

Mary Barroll, president of TalentEgg, will provide insights that will help you decode and attract Gen Z and communicate your employer brand most effectively to build your talent pipeline for the future.

Key learning objectives for this webinar include:

  • Understand the characteristics of Gen Z and how they differ from Millennials
  • Discover what Gen Z are looking for in their careers and employers
  • Learn how Gen Z search for job opportunities in the digital landscape
  • Identify the optimum media platforms to attract and engage Gen Z candidates
  • Strategize how to build an effective and economical pipeline for young talent

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

Feb
3
Sat
Niagara Social Justice Forum @ Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
Feb 3 all-day

A day-long program of workshops, information tables and performances exploring local and global issues of social justice.

Workshops are organized by community groups, activists and graduate students. Topics include:

  • AccessAbility
  • Workers’ Rights
  • What the Fish?: An In-Depth Look Into Our Global Fish Crisis
  • Activist-ing in Niagara
  • Wages and Work – Niagara Poverty Reduction Network
  • Humane Jobs: Linking Human & Animal Well-Being in Niagara
  • Activism Through Silence
  • Palestine/Israel: From Zionism to BDS: Challenging the Rhetoric; Dispelling the Myths
  • Let’s Make Multinationals Work for Everybody
  • Gender Sexuality and Disability Forum
  • Cultural Sensitivity and Inclusion
  • Applying Social Justice on Campus: A Panel Discussion

Free childcare is provided and lunch served at the Marilyn Walker School, downtown St. Catharines. Registration required.

This event is hosted by the MA in Social Justice and Equity Studies at Brock University.

May
17
Thu
The Importance of Self-Care: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals @ Online
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

It’s easy to burn out in the nonprofit sector. To accomplish our missions, we need to care a lot about people and the world itself. We need to be passionate about our causes in order to get up every morning and do a job that we may not be paid well for but gives us meaning. That caring and passion requires energy.

But sometimes we run out of energy because we fail to look after ourselves first. We work long hours, don’t take our holidays or develop habits that give us comfort but may not be healthy. And, this is not just happening for individuals. We have created a culture of personal and employee neglect in the sector that is now the new ‘normal’. We are expected to give more than we have, do more than we are paid for and care more for others than we do for ourselves.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. And in fact, we can’t sustain it. As a sector, we cannot continually run on empty and still have the energy to create social change.

This session will focus on individual and organizational self care in the nonprofit sector. It will include tips and tricks for building a healthier organization and investing time and effort in a healthier YOU.

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

May
31
Thu
The Whys and Ways of Assertiveness at Work: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals @ Online
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Do you find it challenging to promote yourself, your views, and your opinions? Do you feel uncomfortable and/or hesitate to speak up, especially on issues that you perceive might involve differences of opinion and maybe conflict? Do you find yourself frequently saying yes when you’d rather say no?

If these questions resonate, then this free webinar can help. Whether you have an outgoing or a shy disposition, there are skills you can develop to help you more effectively and authentically express yourself in a variety of work and life situations.

Learn healthy communications skills and be authentic in the process. Learning objectives for this webinar include:

  • Why this is a crucial ability to have for your success.
  • Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy assertiveness communications approaches.
  • How to navigate both your internal conversations (you with you) and external (with others) to ensure greater communications efficacy, and confidence.
  • How to recognize when it’s time to stand up and when it’s okay to step back.
  • Helpful tips and even phrases to help you present your best self when taking a stand.

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jan
25
Thu
Decoding the Gen Z Factor @ Online
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

For the first time, Gen Z students, the generation following Millennials, are looking for their first internships or co-op positions or will be graduating from university. Are you ready to welcome them into your organization?

Every year, TalentEgg conducts a nationwide survey of student opinions, goals and preferences for their future careers and employers of choice and presents the results in a published report to an audience of employers and career educators at the TalentEgg National Campus Recruitment Excellence Awards and Conference.

Over the past year, TalentEgg has been conducting additional informal outreach via social media and online surveys to obtain detailed feedback specifically from the Gen Z cohort in our community of students in university and college, as well as high school. The results reveal a startling departure from the stereotypical “Millennial” that provides a new framework for attracting young talent.

Having grown up as the first native digital generation in history and in the shadow of a global recession, Gen Z young people demonstrate characteristics unique from their millennial predecessors that will influence the way employers attract, engage and recruit top young talent in 2018 and beyond.

Mary Barroll, president of TalentEgg, will provide insights that will help you decode and attract Gen Z and communicate your employer brand most effectively to build your talent pipeline for the future.

Key learning objectives for this webinar include:

  • Understand the characteristics of Gen Z and how they differ from Millennials
  • Discover what Gen Z are looking for in their careers and employers
  • Learn how Gen Z search for job opportunities in the digital landscape
  • Identify the optimum media platforms to attract and engage Gen Z candidates
  • Strategize how to build an effective and economical pipeline for young talent

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

Feb
3
Sat
Niagara Social Justice Forum @ Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts
Feb 3 all-day

A day-long program of workshops, information tables and performances exploring local and global issues of social justice.

Workshops are organized by community groups, activists and graduate students. Topics include:

  • AccessAbility
  • Workers’ Rights
  • What the Fish?: An In-Depth Look Into Our Global Fish Crisis
  • Activist-ing in Niagara
  • Wages and Work – Niagara Poverty Reduction Network
  • Humane Jobs: Linking Human & Animal Well-Being in Niagara
  • Activism Through Silence
  • Palestine/Israel: From Zionism to BDS: Challenging the Rhetoric; Dispelling the Myths
  • Let’s Make Multinationals Work for Everybody
  • Gender Sexuality and Disability Forum
  • Cultural Sensitivity and Inclusion
  • Applying Social Justice on Campus: A Panel Discussion

Free childcare is provided and lunch served at the Marilyn Walker School, downtown St. Catharines. Registration required.

This event is hosted by the MA in Social Justice and Equity Studies at Brock University.

May
17
Thu
The Importance of Self-Care: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals @ Online
May 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

It’s easy to burn out in the nonprofit sector. To accomplish our missions, we need to care a lot about people and the world itself. We need to be passionate about our causes in order to get up every morning and do a job that we may not be paid well for but gives us meaning. That caring and passion requires energy.

But sometimes we run out of energy because we fail to look after ourselves first. We work long hours, don’t take our holidays or develop habits that give us comfort but may not be healthy. And, this is not just happening for individuals. We have created a culture of personal and employee neglect in the sector that is now the new ‘normal’. We are expected to give more than we have, do more than we are paid for and care more for others than we do for ourselves.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. And in fact, we can’t sustain it. As a sector, we cannot continually run on empty and still have the energy to create social change.

This session will focus on individual and organizational self care in the nonprofit sector. It will include tips and tricks for building a healthier organization and investing time and effort in a healthier YOU.

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

May
31
Thu
The Whys and Ways of Assertiveness at Work: Webinar Series for Nonprofit Professionals @ Online
May 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Do you find it challenging to promote yourself, your views, and your opinions? Do you feel uncomfortable and/or hesitate to speak up, especially on issues that you perceive might involve differences of opinion and maybe conflict? Do you find yourself frequently saying yes when you’d rather say no?

If these questions resonate, then this free webinar can help. Whether you have an outgoing or a shy disposition, there are skills you can develop to help you more effectively and authentically express yourself in a variety of work and life situations.

Learn healthy communications skills and be authentic in the process. Learning objectives for this webinar include:

  • Why this is a crucial ability to have for your success.
  • Distinguish between healthy and unhealthy assertiveness communications approaches.
  • How to navigate both your internal conversations (you with you) and external (with others) to ensure greater communications efficacy, and confidence.
  • How to recognize when it’s time to stand up and when it’s okay to step back.
  • Helpful tips and even phrases to help you present your best self when taking a stand.

This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.

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