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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join CCVO policy experts for the first of six Policy Lunch and Learn sessions for an engaging discussion focused on nonprofits and advocacy. Whether you’re new to the sector or a seasoned veteran, this lunch session will inspire and remind you why advocacy is critical to our success as a sector.
Stimulated by expert perspectives and a collegial atmosphere, Nonprofits at Noon provides you with timely information, meaningful discussions, and actionable insights. This inaugural event featured the results, and discussion, of the 2018 Alberta Nonprofit Survey.
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.
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.
The International #MeToo movement is hitting workplaces across Canada. How can we respond in a manner that ensures our directors, employees, volunteers, and other stakeholders understand what constitutes harassment and what to do if they experience it?
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.
CCVO believes that nonprofit work requires building relationships with all levels of government. This evening with Mayor Nenshi will explore the opportunities for Calgary’s nonprofit sector to advance relationships with the City of Calgary.
The 2018 conference theme: Thinking Differently, Together was built on the foundation of CCVO’s pivotal research on adaptive capacity in the nonprofit sector.
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.
HR in a Box Workshop Series: Rolling Out the HR Strategic Plan - HR Analytics and Scorecard to the Rescue
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.
Humyra Sabir – Executive Director of Workplace Policy and Legislation, Alberta Labour
Janet Salopek – President & Senior Consultant, Salopek & Associates Ltd.
Leah Fochuk – Consulting Services Manager, Salopek & Associates Ltd.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join us, our members, and community supporters, as we reflect on the past year. Hear our new President and CEO David Mitchell speak on what’s ahead for CCVO and Calgary’s nonprofit sector, and connect with community stakeholders following the formal meeting.
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.
Addresses the question of how can nonprofits, capacity builders, and funders best work together to build a resilient nonprofit sector in Calgary.
Reconciliation Breakfast: Let’s Talk Reconciliation - How can Canadians build meaningful relationships with Indigenous people?
Reflecting on his own residential school experience, Chief Joseph will speak to the role of reconciliation in moving forward through trauma and will address the reconciliation work that is being done across Canada.
This session will provide HR legislation updates, including the impact of marijuana legalization on the workplace. Additionally, a segment on HR metrics will address new reporting requirements and use of strategic volunteers. Presented by Adam Czarnecki and Janet Salopek. Watch this session.
CCVO, along with Alberta Ecotrust and The Pembina Institute invite you to join a conversation about the nonprofit sector’s role in climate change leadership.
There is a growing awareness that the issue of climate change and the transition to a lower carbon economy has implications across the nonprofit sector. This raises several questions, including:
- How does the nonprofit sector demonstrate leadership and effect meaningful change?
- Why is it important to apply a climate change lens to your operational management and to the very issues you exist to address?
- What does your organization need to know about the transition to a lower carbon future?
We’ve assembled a panel of experts to wrestle with these questions. In this session you’ll learn how the transition to a lower carbon economy represents a ‘third industrial revolution’, and why people are talking about the concept of a ‘just transition’.
You’ll hear from nonprofit leaders who are making the connection between climate change and issues such as gender and poverty. You will have the opportunity to apply a climate change lens to your work.
Finally, you’ll hear about the opportunities that will unfold as we move to a lower carbon economy.