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.
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.
What is your plan to maintain operations if your building becomes inaccessible? How will you communicate with clients, staff and public in the event of an emergency? What is your back-up donation management plan? What critical documents should be stored offsite prior to an emergency?
This panel session will provide attendees with real-world, local insights from nonprofit organizations that are developing business continuity plans. Topics include:
- Why should you develop a business continuity plan?
- How can you incorporate the shared experiences of others?
- What are some pitfalls to be aware of?
- How can you strengthen your planning process?
Who should attend? Organization leaders, decision-makers and staff who have a stake in safety planning will learn the process for developing a successful business continuity plan and how your organization can work to better prepare for a future emergency or disaster.