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We provide interactive learning that is immediately applicable, and professional development that lift organizational capacity. 

Our foundational, advanced, and custom learning focus on governance, leadership, planning, and people engagement. We equip leaders throughout the sector – welcoming new and seasoned not-for-profit leaders, board directors, and managers. 

Contact us to learn more and explore how we can work together.

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*SOLD OUT* Understanding the BC Society Act | June 4, 2015 l 9:00am - 12:30pm

The BC Society Act impacts your organization’s success - it's time to understand it.

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Facilitator: T.B.D. 
Cost: member - $95.00; non-member - $110.00
Suggested participants: Executive directors/CEOs, board members and other senior leaders
Location: 1183 Melville St., Downtown Vancouver

This workshop reviews how this Act affects the ongoing work of your board and organization.

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Scarcity to Abundance: A Road Map to Not-For-Profit Sustainability | June 9, 2015, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Focus on what is available: talented people.

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Facilitator: T.B.D.
Cost: member - $95.00; Non-member - $110.00
Suggested participants: Executive directors, board members and other senior leaders who are keen to explore a new approach to not-for-profit leadership
Location: 1183 Melville Street, Downtown Vancouver

Get ready for theory, tips, case studies and practical tools that will equip you to attract, meaningfully engage and align an abundance of talented people towards your mission.

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WEBINAR – Changes to the BC Society Act | June 9, 2015, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST

Join us for a 60 minute power presentation with Michael Blatchford, Charities and Not-for-Profit lawyer with Bull Housser, to hear the highlights of the changes anticipated with the new BC Societies Act.

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Facilitator: Michael Blatchford
Cost: $25.00
Suggested participants: Executive Directors/CEOs, Board Directors and other Senior Leaders
Location: Online

This webinar focuses on what the new Act will mean to your Society’s current corporate and governance practices.

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Board Fundamentals: Awesome Board Meetings | June 11, 2015 l 9:00am - 12:00pm

Governance happens in board meetings. It’s time to make them engaging and effective.

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Facilitator: T.B.D.
Cost: member - $95.00; non-member - $110.00
Suggested participants: Chairs or incoming chairs and senior leaders of not-for-profit organizations
Location: 1183 Melville Street, Downtown Vancouver

This workshop will provide concrete tools to focus your meetings on what matters.

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Board Fundamentals: Fund Development | June 18, 2015, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Boards have a critical role to play in fund development, yet many board members don’t feel they have the experience or confidence to be effective in promoting their organization.

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Facilitator: T.B.D.
Cost: member - $95.00; non-member - $110.00
Suggested participants: Board members, executive directors/CEOs or senior leaders (i.e. Directors, Managers, etc.) of not-for-profit organizations
Location: 1183 Melville St., Downtown Vancouver

This workshop is targeted to board members who want to learn how to develop strategic fundraising plans to focus on a diverse range of fundraising sources.

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WEBINAR - Board Fundamentals: Roles and Responsibilities | June 23, 2015, 12:00pm – 1:00pm PST

A highly effective and engaged board has clarity around roles, responsibilities and aligns their work and performance with organizational values and vision.

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Facilitator: Carol Neuman
Cost: $25.00
Suggested participants: Current and perspective board members
Location: Online

This webinar focuses on board members’ key responsibilities and moves boards out of operations and into the “big picture”.

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Change Leadership: Getting Change Done | June 24, 2015, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Shift from responding to change to leading and inspiring change.

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Facilitator: Darrel Lim
Cost: member - $95.00; non-member - $110.00
Suggested participants: Executive Directors, board members and senior leaders of organizations
Location: 1183 Melville St., Downtown Vancouver

Change affecting the not-for-profit sector is almost a constant, both internally and externally. Over the course of this three-hour workshop you will learn compentencies, skills and gain tools to plan for and lead change in your organization.

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Board Fundamentals: Not-For-Profit Financial Essentials | July 7, 2015, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Understand a wide variety of financial management strategies and discuss ways to implement financial management tools effectively.

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Facilitator: Gordon Holley
Cost: member - $95.00; non-member - $110.00
Suggested participants: Board members, executive directors/CEOs or senior leaders of not-for-profit organizations
Location: Surrey Centre Library

Learn practical perspectives as to what board should do and understand the different roles the board and the executive director (or employees) have with respect to proper financial management.

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Recruiting for Keeps - INTENSIVE | July 10, 2015, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Attracting and recruiting top talent is paramount to your organization’s success. Be confident you are making the best hiring decisions for your organization.

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Facilitator: T.B.D.
Cost: Member - $184.00; Non-member - $199.00
Suggested participants: Executive Directors/CEOS, Board Directors & other Senior Leaders
Location: 1183 Melville St., Downtown Vancouver

In Recruiting for Keeps Intensive you will explore best practices in developing job descriptions, screening resumes, developing interview questions, and conducting reference checks to proactively attract and recruit high performers to your employee and volunteer roles.

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WEBINAR - Scarcity to Abundance | July 23, 2015, 8:00am – 9:00am PST

Get ready for theory, tips, case studies and practical tools that will equip you to attract, meaningfully engage and align an abundance of talented people towards your mission.

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Facilitator: Dana Osiowy
Cost: $25.00
Suggested participants: Executive directors, board members and other senior leaders who are keen to explore a new approach to not-for-profit leadership
Location: Online

Equip yourself with a clear understanding of an abundant not-for-profit as a new road map to achieving your organization's mission.

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Board Fundamentals: Critical Role of the Chair | August 6, 2015, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Board Fundamentals: Critical role Strong Leadership is about more than running efficient meetings.

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Facilitator: T.B.D.
Cost: member - $95.00; non-member - $110.00
Suggested participants: Board Chairs and incoming board chairs of not-for-profit organizations
Location: 1183 Melville St., Downtown Vancouver

Learn key strategies to engage your board in achieving its organizational mission.

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Board Fundamentals: Roles & Responsibilities | August 11, 2015, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Engage your board and align their work with organizational values and vision.

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Facilitator: Gordon Holley
Cost: member - $95.00; non-member - $110.00
Suggested participants: Current and prospective Board members
Location: 1183 Melville St., Downtown Vancouver

This workshop focuses on board members’ key responsibilities and moves boards out of operations and into the “big picture”.

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Employee Engagement: Building a Culture of Passion and Performance | August 13, 2015, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Engaged employees stay in their roles longer, are absent from work less, perform better and contribute to more positive customer and client experiences.

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Facilitator: Justine Kowal
Cost: Member - $95.00; Non-member - $110.00
Suggested participants: Executive Directors/CEOs, Board members, and not-for-profit employees looking to strengthen their management style
Location: 1183 Melville St., Downtown Vancouver

Learn and execute concrete tactics to create a positive and supportive work environment.

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Executive Director: Leading your Board | August 18, 2015, 9:00am – 12:00pm

The relationship between the board and the executive director is critical to organizational success.

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Facilitator: Jennifer Breakspear
Cost: members - $95.00; non-members - $110.00
Suggested participants: Executive directors & CEOs
Location: 1183 Melville St., Downtown Vancouver

Learn competencies and techniques to develop better relationships with your board members and build an educated board that focuses on their role and respects yours as executive director

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Advanced Learning

Emerging Leaders: The Right Path for Developing Not-For-Profit Leaders
This three session series focuses on two leadership attributes: leads self and develops talent. You will look at your own personal leadership approach, as well as developing individuals and developing teams.[more info]

Executive Lab: Creating Strong Leadership
This seven month program focuses on executive competencies to lead change in your organization and community. [more info]

Governance Lab: Building Outstanding Boards
This five month program is a unique, interactive shared learning opportunity to advance the effectiveness and efficiency of your board by specifically targeting the board chair, executive director, and vice (incoming) chair. [more info]

 

Customized Training and Consulting


Vantage Point can design and deliver customized workshops and consulting services with your organization's specific needs in mind. Interested in designing solutions for your organization? 
Contact Mark Friesen at 604 630.5821