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How to Read and Understand Financial Statements 1:00 pm
How to Read and Understand Financial Statements @ Online
Apr 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Are you a board member or nonprofit leader who is mystified when presented with your organization’s financial statements? This upcoming free webinar can help! For board members, executives and directors of small to mid-size nonprofit organizations and charities, a solid understanding of the organization’s financial statements is vital to successfully planning for the future, building capacity and preventing fraud. But many nonprofit leaders without a background in nonprofit finance may feel at a loss when it comes to reviewing their organization’s financial reports. This free webinar, presented by Gordon Holley of Humanity Financial Management, will help you gain an introductory understanding of how to better understand your organization’s financial statements. This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
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How to Deal Effectively, Productively and Positively with Change “Overload” 6:30 pm
How to Deal Effectively, Productively and Positively with Change “Overload” @ ECCDC - Conference Room
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Michael Lewis for this new seminar. With so much change going on and the increased pressure of the expectation that we can and must take it on and accept it, is there any wonder we are feeling overwhelmed? The pressure to perform and to respond to the requirements and expectations of whatever that change entails can bog us down, mentally, emotionally and physically and leave us all to wonder how to proceed. This seminar slows everything down and outlines step by step how to individually and as a group…how to take on change and make it all work out. Learning Objectives: Learn all about impact of rapid change has on people Discover real solutions to cope with change positively and effectively Learn strategies for overcoming and being overwhelmed by change This seminar is hosted by the ECCDC.
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West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session 9:30 am
West Niagara: Shared Learning Local Hub Session @ Employment Help Centre
Apr 17 @ 9:30 am
Shared Learning Local Hub sessions are being held in 5 areas across Niagara for front-line community service and outreach workers to: Connect for shared learning; Share ideas and best practice information to enable client success; and Strengthen relationships concerning clients’ access to services and benefits. Presentation:Julie Topp-Bourner, Mainstream Options Niagara Please RSVP your attendance to flowe@employmenthelp.org.
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Top Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charities and Recent Developments 1:00 pm
Top Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charities and Recent Developments @ Online
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Are you a board member, senior executive or executive director of a Canadian registered charity? Feeling confused about Canada Revenue Agency regulations? Wondering what are some new developments with registered charities? If so, you won’t want to miss this free webinar! This webinar, presented by charity lawyer Mark Blumberg, provides plain language information and resources about the compliance obligations of Canadian registered charities. It also covers the top Canada Revenue Agency concerns for Canadian registered charities. Mark will also provide participants with a checklist of the top 20 compliance concerns with links to resources that provide further information. This webinar is hosted by Charity Village.
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Evaluation 101: Learning How to Conduct Evaluation of Programs and Services 1:00 pm
Evaluation 101: Learning How to Conduct Evaluation of Programs and Services @ Online
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health is co-hosting a webinar on evaluation with the Ontario Trillium Foundation as part of the Evaluation Capacity Project. Presenter: Stacey McDonald This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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Uncertain Jobs, Certain Impacts: Employment Precarity in Niagara 2:00 pm
Uncertain Jobs, Certain Impacts: Employment Precarity in Niagara @ Brock University - Sankey Chamber
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join the United Way of Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie as they present their findings from the first-ever in-depth examination of precarious employment in Niagara region. Parking for this event is in Lot D. Please RSVP to PEPiN@unitedwayniagara.org by April 20. This event is hosted by the United Way of Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie.
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Introduction to Conversational Intelligence® 9:00 am
Introduction to Conversational Intelligence® @ Queenston Heights Restaurant
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Are you implementing a new software that requires you to deliver training that will drive change successfully? Are you in a customer service role or a marketing / promotion role and need to deliver a clear and concise message across to your clients? Are you managing a team that requires you to communicate ideas that will generate results? Are you part of an organization that depends on you to provide input that will drive a project forward? Any and all of these roles rely on individuals who are effective communicators – individuals who possess effective communication skills. Come and join ARMA SWO in Niagara on the Lake for a full day of learning and networking as we are introduced to valuable insights and skills designed to help each one of us develop personally to become the most effective communicator that we can be. ARMA SWO presents: Introduction to Conversational Intelligence® Build Trust. One Conversation at a Time. Every word, phrase, interaction, or even silence can have a profound ripple effect – for good, better, or worse. Most people are well meaning, want to do great work, and get along. But when the stakes and pressures escalate we often default to interaction styles that can be less effective or even counter‐productive. Despite good intentions we can experience or trigger unintended results such as: misunderstandings; break‐down in trust; conversation & relationship disconnect – and more. Conversational Intelligence® (C‐IQ®) Teaches Us How to Do Better. Learn how to promote healthier conversational dynamics with...

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Evaluation 101: Learning How to Conduct Evaluation of Programs and Services @ Online
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health is co-hosting a webinar on evaluation with the Ontario Trillium Foundation as part of the Evaluation Capacity Project.

Presenter: Stacey McDonald

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

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Uncertain Jobs, Certain Impacts: Employment Precarity in Niagara @ Brock University - Sankey Chamber
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the United Way of Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie as they present their findings from the first-ever in-depth examination of precarious employment in Niagara region.

Parking for this event is in Lot D. Please RSVP to PEPiN@unitedwayniagara.org by April 20.

This event is hosted by the United Way of Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie.

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Introduction to Conversational Intelligence® @ Queenston Heights Restaurant
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Are you implementing a new software that requires you to deliver training that will drive change successfully? Are you in a customer service role or a marketing / promotion role and need to deliver a clear and concise message across to your clients? Are you managing a team that requires you to communicate ideas that will generate results? Are you part of an organization that depends on you to provide input that will drive a project forward?

Any and all of these roles rely on individuals who are effective communicators – individuals who possess effective communication skills.

Come and join ARMA SWO in Niagara on the Lake for a full day of learning and networking as we are introduced to valuable insights and skills designed to help each one of us develop personally to become the most effective communicator that we can be.

ARMA SWO presents: Introduction to Conversational Intelligence®
Build Trust. One Conversation at a Time.
Every word, phrase, interaction, or even silence can have a profound ripple effect – for good, better, or worse.

Most people are well meaning, want to do great work, and get along. But when the stakes and pressures escalate we often default to interaction styles that can be less effective or even counter‐productive. Despite good intentions we can experience or trigger unintended results such as: misunderstandings; break‐down in trust; conversation & relationship disconnect – and more.

Conversational Intelligence® (C‐IQ®) Teaches Us How to Do Better.

Learn how to promote healthier conversational dynamics with yourself and others to boost potential for better relationship and performance outcomes . This introductory workshop draws from the burgeoning field of Conversational Intelligence® and is ideal for anyone who is navigating challenging work dynamics, change initiatives, or simply wants to do better with their conversations, relationships, and goals.

Myth Alert! It doesn’t matter if you are a natural conversationalist or quieter by nature. Nor is Conversational Intelligence strictly about what phrase(s) to say or quick tips. It goes deeper and brings new skills to the fore to help us all recognize some invisible forces that can either hinder or promote our abilities to communicate more effectively and with greater potential for positive outcomes.

Highlight of key learning opportunities:

  • Learn about the neuroscience of conversations and the impact trust and distrust has on our brain and our communications efficacy; learn how to better manage those influences.
  • Become aware of common blind spots and triggers that can derail the best of intentions and learn how to mitigate these pitfalls.
  • Take away useful and applicable tools and strategies to prime yourself and others for better conversations and relationship dynamics.

Prepare to engage in meaningful conversations with your peers in a safe, high-impact learning environment. And we’ll have some fun along the way too!

This workshop is hosted by ARMA Southwestern Ontario Chapter.

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Employment Contract Fundamentals: Drafting Enforceable Employment Contracts @ ECCDC - Conference Room
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Hiring your professional staff is one of the most important decisions you make in your role as a Director or Supervisor. Today’s hiring environment has become increasing complicated in trying to navigate how to comply with current hiring practices under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation.

When it comes to interviewing potential candidates most Directors and Supervisors would agree it is a challenge to ask the right questions to find the “right” one. Especially when you look at the potentially high costs of a poor hiring in terms of possible legal claims, turnover, and retention.

This half day interactive workshop will focus on:

  • Adopting an effective performance based hiring approach
  • Reviewing your hiring -practices and documentation
  • Successful Interview Practices
  • Understanding how the Integrated Accessibility Standard Regulation impacts your hiring practices
  • Asking the right questions, what questions to avoid

Participants will receive the following:

  • Template Hiring Policy
  • Pre-interview Checklist
  • Interview Documentation checklist
  • Sample Interview Questions
  • Job Interview Checklist
  • Interview Scoring Grid

This workshop is hosted by the ECCDC.

Niagara Child Care & Early Years Sector Job Fair & Career Day @ Four Points by Sheraton
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Niagara Region’s Children’s Services is coordinating a Job Fair and Career Day specifically for Niagara’s Child Care and Early Years Sector. Currently there is a province wide need for Registered Early Childhood Educators and here in Niagara there is a need to recruit more qualified staff for current and future positions in child care. The goal of this event is to provide a forum for child care and early years sector employers to recruit new staff for RECE positions but also for the many other positions available in their centres such as Resource Consultants, Child Care Workers, etc.

In addition to recruitment, Children’s Services is also seeking to educate anyone interested in working in this sector about the possible career paths and the education required to succeed. Organizers will be working with partners to bring in post-secondary students, high school students and adults interested in working in this sector. To help increase awareness of the types of career opportunities in child care, there will be an hourly moderated Career Panel to provide different perspectives from people working in the sector.

This event is hosted by Niagara Region Children’s Services.

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#Rethink Niagara Data Forum @ Heartland Forest
May 8 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

You are invited to participate in a half-day forum to begin building the Niagara Data Repository and Refinery tool; and provide input to Ontario’s Open Government Action Plan 2020.

Agenda:
8:30 Registration
9:00 Building the Niagara Data Repository and Refinery Tool

  • Data Landscape in Niagara Environmental Scan
  • Canadian Open Data Summit in Niagara, Nov. 7-9, 2018
  • Niagara Data Repository and Refinery Tool: Governance, architecture, construction steps

10:30 Break
10:45-12:30 Open Government Action Plan 2020 Workshop and Working Lunch

  • Provide input to the Open Government team of the Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat on the challenges and opportunities on public engagement, inclusive and accessible open government and access to valuable information

This event is hosted by Niagara Connects.

Financial Wellness in the Workplace @ Coppola's Ristorante & Banquet Facility
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Stress issues are the leading reason for long-term disability – even ahead of cancer. But strategies and best practices exist to achieve Financial Wellness in the Workplace. You can find out how at this upcoming workshop!

From this workshop employers will walk away:

  • Recognizing the cost value of your employees having a Fianancial Wellness Program
  • Knowing the first steps to educating your employees and proactively developing financing plans that help employees save, borrow, and plan with qualified advice
  • Understanding the steps to actively decrease the effects of financial stress in your workplace

Donations benefiting Niagara Community Foundation are being accepted at the door.

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