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Non-Profit Leadership Certificate Program 12:00 pm
Non-Profit Leadership Certificate Program @ Brock University
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Resulted from polling over 600 non-profit organizations on their professional development needs, and tailored to fit a leadership development gap in the non-profit sector, this program provides you with the tools and information you need to successfully lead teams and organizations. Key Benefits: Discover strategic planning Develop effective change management techniques Learn about key management skills including budgeting and human resources management Develop and use “Key Performance Indicators” (KPIs) to manage your organization’s success Use effective techniques to improve your leadership ability Program Schedule: Wednesday May 15, 2019, 12 – 7 p.m. Wednesday May 29, 2019, 12 – 7 p.m. Wednesday June 5, 2019, 4 – 7 p.m. Wednesday June 12, 2019, 12 – 7 p.m. Wednesday June 19, 2019, 4 – 7 p.m. Wednesday June 26, 2019, 12 – 7 p.m. Program cost: $3,250 + HST per participant The cost to your organization could be as low as $499 per participant with Canada-Ontario Jobs Grant funding. Instructions for applying for the grant can be provided. This program is hosted by the Goodman Group.
Better Business Outcomes Through A More Secure Workforce 1:00 pm
Better Business Outcomes Through A More Secure Workforce @ Online
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Building and maintaining an engaged and productive workforce is a challenge for employers, made more difficult by employment precarity. The impacts of precarious employment can be serious not only for workers but also for businesses. Reducing the incidence of precarious employment and mitigating its effects are essential for building workforce security and growing business value. Fortunately, there are many good practices available for adoption. Presenters: Lori Kleinsmith, Health Promoter, Bridges Community Health Centre Damin Starr, Owner, Damin Starr Commercial Enterprises During this webinar, presenters will discuss: The definition of precarious employment The impacts of precarious employment on both workers and employers Building better business outcomes with key practices to increase workforce security How one Niagara employer adapted his business model to increase workforce security and productivity This event is hosted by Niagara Connects in partnership with Poverty and Employment Precarity in Niagara (PEPiN). A follow-up resource package will be distributed after the event.
No Ratings Performance Management 1:00 pm
No Ratings Performance Management @ Online
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Focused on leveraging performance through frequent meaningful discussion, no rating performance processes have a unique opportunity to succeed in the nonprofit world, where performance is commonly driven by a shared sense of purpose and focus on development, over monetary rewards. But, even though managers and employees seem to agree that old school performance management doesn’t work, the journey to transform is easier said than done. How does an organization actually go about making the switch? In this session, Vincent Chow, Partner and Co-founder of LoganHR, will share case study examples, insights and lessons learned to determine if a no ratings process is right for your organization, and how to successfully shift to this new approach if it’s right for you. During this webinar, Vincent will cover: Why no ratings performance management is gaining in popularity What this type of performance management can look like in the real world Lessons learned from organizations who have made the switch How to get started if you think this is right for your organization This webinar is hosted by CharityVillage.

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