Lunch and Learn: Advocacy After the Election
Jun
19
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch and Learn: Advocacy After the Election

It’s important to recognize that advocacy efforts need to start well before the advent of an election campaign – and continue afterwards as well. After all, policy advocacy is a journey, not a destination. If a specific policy proposal finds its way into a political party’s election platform, it’s often the result of a lot of hard work in the months, and even years, prior to an election.

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Building a Culture of Respect
May
23
12:00 PM12:00

Building a Culture of Respect

Join us as we discuss how organizations can identify and deal with harassment in the workplace. Hear from Roger Chaffin, former Calgary Police Chief, and Pam Krause, President & CEO of the Centre for Sexuality, during a candid discussion about this global issue, moderated by CCVO’s President & CEO, David Mitchell.

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Lunch and Learn: Engagement Strategies: Engaging Media
May
15
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch and Learn: Engagement Strategies: Engaging Media

Whatever tactic or combination of tactics your organization decides to use when moving your policy agenda forward, communications will play a vital role. Media engagement can be a powerful part your approach. In this session, Ken Lima-Coelho, Vice President, Community Engagement of YMCA Calgary, will share his experiences and strategies for media engagement in advancing nonprofit policy agendas.

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Lunch and Learn: Moving Your Policy Agenda Forward
Apr
17
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch and Learn: Moving Your Policy Agenda Forward

Moving your policy agenda from ideas to action is a significant step for your organization and requires a lot of planning, coordination, and strategy. This session will explore specific tactics you can add to your toolbox and will give you the chance to learn from others while sharing your own successes and challenges.

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Connections Conference
Apr
10
7:30 AM07:30

Connections Conference

This year’s Connections Conference theme is adaptive – represented by the chameleon, one of the most adaptive creatures on Earth. Conference speakers – local, national, and international leaders and experts – will share insights for attendees and empower nonprofits to respond to changes in the economy, technology, and society, and be proactive in leading and learning from change.

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Lunch and Learn: Get Out the Vote
Mar
20
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch and Learn: Get Out the Vote

The upcoming provincial election is an opportunity to get your issues heard and show power in numbers by empowering your staff, volunteers, and the people you serve to share your priorities and vote in the election. In this session, CCVO policy experts will share tips and tools for your nonprofit to better engage in the upcoming provincial election, and empower others to bring attention to your policy priorities.

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Lunch and Learn: Policy Agendas and Election Engagement Strategies
Feb
27
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch and Learn: Policy Agendas and Election Engagement Strategies

Developing a policy agenda – a set of issues or problems aimed at getting the attention of policymakers and decisionmakers – is an important step for nonprofits seeking change in the upcoming provincial election period. In this session, CCVO policy experts will outline the steps involved in creating a policy agenda to help increase your organization’s impact.

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Stakeholder Roundtable for an Alberta Nonprofit Data Strategy
Sep
25
1:30 PM13:30

Stakeholder Roundtable for an Alberta Nonprofit Data Strategy

Enhanced collection and use of data in Alberta’s nonprofit sector is essential for the betterment of our communities. In recognition of the emerging technological opportunities for the sector to more fully utilize data, Alberta Culture & Tourism has provided funding to build a foundation for a new Nonprofit Data Strategy.

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HR in a Box: The Future of Work is the Future of Everything
Jun
6
9:00 AM09:00

HR in a Box: The Future of Work is the Future of Everything

CCVO’s research on adaptive capacity in the nonprofit sector confirmed that technology is one of the four major trends impacting our workplaces. Up to 40% of jobs could be partially or fully automated today, and that number will surpass 60% in just ten years.

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Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Changes – What you Need to Know
May
8
9:00 AM09:00

Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Changes – What you Need to Know

Changes to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation are coming into effect on June 1 to better protect employees across the province. In this 3-hour session, find out how both employers and the nonprofit sector will be significantly impacted by these changes.

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MRU World Café
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

MRU World Café

  • Mount Royal University, Bissett School of Business, 2nd Floor Atrium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The changes in our external environment - political, economic, social, and technological - are disrupting the nonprofit sector. Join us at Mount Royal University for a lively discussion about how to move beyond our current paradigms for the benefit of our communities.

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HR in a Box Workshop Series: Rolling Out the HR Strategic Plan - HR Analytics and Scorecard to the Rescue
Jan
24
9:00 AM09:00

HR in a Box Workshop Series: Rolling Out the HR Strategic Plan - HR Analytics and Scorecard to the Rescue

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HR metrics and workforce analytics help organizations identify strengths and weaknesses, areas for improvement, and opportunities for growth. With today’s workplace spanning multiple generations, and the focus on emerging required skills, HR metrics are rapidly evolving. More emphasis is also being given to the role of data collection for managerial decision making. Join Janet Salopek to navigate how to align HR analytics with your business strategies and organizational goals. You will also discuss how HR metrics and workforce analytics improve bottom line results.

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HR in a Box Workshop Series: Recruitment in a Shifting Skills Landscape - Planning Tactics
Nov
28
9:00 AM09:00

HR in a Box Workshop Series: Recruitment in a Shifting Skills Landscape - Planning Tactics

Current economic trends are creating a different sort of competition for recruitment. New ways of attracting talent are a priority for many organizations, with strategic focus and specialist knowledge crucial to success. Join Janet Salopek to explore recruitment practices in the rapidly shifting landscape of work and the impact of emerging new skills. Learn to identify different perspectives as you plan for what is expected to be increasingly challenging years ahead.

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The Unseen Threat: Protect your nonprofit from a cyber security breach
Oct
30
9:00 AM09:00

The Unseen Threat: Protect your nonprofit from a cyber security breach

A security incident that turns into a breach can lead to devastating financial or reputation loss. In a world where it isn’t a question of if, but when your organization is targeted, a cyber incident response plan may be your lifeline to weathering the storm. When developed well, it can help you demystify the what-ifs, decrease your panic about who will do what, and plan through the worst-case scenarios.

Presented in partnership with Ignitech and Integree-T Security Solutions, this session is for nonprofit leaders, board members, and those responsible for overseeing/developing effective organizational governance structures around information privacy protocols and IT systems.

If your organization distributes confidential board materials via private email without encryption, lacks information privacy policies and procedures, or is considering cyber security insurance or training, this session will provide guidance to help you manage the risks, guard your organization’s reputation, and maintain credibility both during and in the aftermath of an incident.

Session facilitators: Charles Buchanan, CEO, Ignitech; Carol Collinge, CEO and Alejandro Ibarra, CIO, Integree-T Security Solutions.

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HR in a Box Workshop Series: The Cannabis Quagmire - Accommodation 2017 & Beyond
Oct
24
9:00 AM09:00

HR in a Box Workshop Series: The Cannabis Quagmire - Accommodation 2017 & Beyond

With legal marijuana just around the corner, employers need to be aware of their rights and responsibilities. Organizations and HR professionals need to answer questions regarding acceptable level of use, required policies and procedures, and violation of rules. Using the “Workplace marijuana possession/use” case study, Adam Czarnecki will lead a discussion on the myths and realities of cannabis usage in the workplace, including types of cannabis products, medical marijuana, recreational uses, human rights vs privacy vs safety, and workplace readiness.

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2017 Mayoral Candidate Forum: Make an informed choice when you vote this fall.
Sep
27
2:00 PM14:00

2017 Mayoral Candidate Forum: Make an informed choice when you vote this fall.

As Calgarians prepare to head to the polls in October, CCVO is convening a mayoral candidate forum to talk about the opportunities and challenges facing our sector and city.

Join us for a conversation with incumbent Mayor Naheed Nenshi, along with mayoral challengers including David Lapp, Larry Heather, Bill Smith, and Andre Chabot.

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HR in a Box Workshop Series: Changing Demographics & Managing Change Within a Dynamic Workforce
Sep
13
9:00 AM09:00

HR in a Box Workshop Series: Changing Demographics & Managing Change Within a Dynamic Workforce

Change has become the norm in today’s workplace. To stay relevant, organizations need to continually evaluate, realign plans based on new information, and embrace diversity and technology. Join Janet Salopek to discuss how shifting demographics are impacting talent attraction, retention, and development. Participants will also explore perspectives on organizational people plans, and the resulting change management processes that will impact organizations.

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