Workshops & Training

Workshops & Training

JobWorkshop-imgBelow is a list of the workshops and training being offered by the Community Services department. These workshops are focused for nonprofits, volunteer managers and volunteers. Click on the title of the workshop for a full description and to register.





Workshop Series: Nourishing Managers of Volunteers

Free Workshop Series: Nourishing Managers of Volunteers - Encourage one another & Expand our knowledge during these lunch hour gatherings held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Block one hour in your calendar every month and then register for one workshop at a time.

Workshop Series provided by:
United Way of the Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen - logo

Working with Volunteers to Manage Your Social Media Strategy
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
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Facilitator: Marianne Dahl, Marketing & Events Manager, United Way Central & South Okanagan Similkameen
Marianne Dahl, Marketing & Events Manager, United Way Central & South Okanagan SimilkameenMarianne Dahl is a marketing and events specialist with a deep history working with marketing agencies, real estate development, and the tech sector. She has been the Marketing and Events Manager at United Way CSO for the last 3+ years where she is very involved in volunteer recruitment and manages digital media events, volunteers, and interns along with the communications strategy. Marianne will share some hands-on findings and best practices while working with non-profit staff, volunteers and social media.


KCR Volunteer Orientation Sessions

Are you interested in volunteering for KCR, but not sure where to start? Sign up for one of our Volunteer Orientation Sessions to find out more about our organization and the various volunteer opportunities available.

Cost: Free
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Dates Available:

Fund Development Overview

This 4-day course is an overview essential for those working in, or interested in working in, the area of fund development for their non-profit organization. The course content will help you:
  • Explore strategies to attract First Time Donors and build relationships to develop Repeat and Consistent Donors
  • Learn how to foster Major Gifts, Planned Giving and Corporate Donations
  • Investigate opportunities for Earned Income and Government and/or Foundation Grants
  • Complete the funding cycle through Stewardship, Renewal and Assessment of your strategic plan
  • Content is based on Canadian research and best practices in the field

Spring Session
Dates: April 10, 17, 24 & May 1, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: BDO, #400 - 1631 Dickson Avenue (Landmark 6 - 4th Floor), Kelowna
Cost: $199
Contact us for Late Registrations

Fall Session
Dates: November 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Overview of Volunteer Management

This 4-day workshop will help you attract and retain volunteers. Content is based on Canadian research, best practices and the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement. Read more about the 8 modules

Spring Session - CANCELLED

Fall Session
Dates: October 15, 16, 22 & 23, 2018, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Grant Writing Essentials - Spring Session

Dates: TBA

Grant Writing Essentials - Fall Session

Dates: TBA


Board Boot Camp 101: Introduction

You’re standing on the sidelines of your daughter’s soccer game, completely engaged in the game. A parent approaches you and says, “hey, you’ve come to every game and practice. You must really enjoy watching her play”. You nod in the affirmative, eyes still on your daughter. The parent then says, “we’re looking for a few parents to help us out organizing the soccer club. Can you stay after the game to chat for a bit?” Still absorbed in the game, you nod your head and say “sure!” – anything for your daughter. The game ends: your daughter’s team played a great game against a worthy opposing team and you’re both excitedly breaking down the plays. The same parent beckons you over to where they, the coach, and a few other parents are standing. Uh-oh. What did you agree to?!

Often, this is how many of us start our volunteer “careers”: someone asks us to “help”, and we agree to become involved, not necessarily knowing or understanding the scope of what we’re taking on. What we do know is that we want to help and are likely passionate about the cause, club, or issue that we’ve been invited to participate in.

Do you want to make an impact in our community by becoming a member of a board of directors for a charity or not-for-profit?

Board Boot Camp 101 will help you:
  • Understand the not-for-profit sector
  • Prepare questions to ask before saying "Yes"
  • Increase your understanding of a Board member’s role and responsibilities

Spring Session
Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: $10/person
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Fall Session
Date: TBA


Board Boot Camp 201: Executive Committee

It’s 6:30 pm. You’ve been up since 6:00 am and have just put in a full day at work. Your head and stomach are telling you it’s time for dinner. And you’re still sitting in a not-for-profit board meeting that started at 4:30 … which was supposed to wrap up at 5:45 pm. Suddenly, you hear, “I nominate [your name] for Board Chair”. What?!

Maybe your appointment as Chair of your favourite not-for-profit wasn’t quite so dramatic. Maybe you were one of the lucky ones that served as Vice-Chair for a term before becoming Chair. Even so, most future Chairs of not-for-profit Boards are not prepared (read: groomed) to take over the leadership position.

Board Boot Camp 201 will give you a quick primer and overview to become the best leader you can be for your not-for-profit organization. Learn effective qualities of leaders and your personal leadership style. Understand the separation between the Board and staff, and between the senior staff and the Chair. Find how to run your meetings timely and effectively  - one of the best ways to retain current directors and attract new ones! And, when you think you or your organization might need outside help, explore the circumstances when going outside for expertise is of benefit to your organization.

Spring Session
Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 - 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: $25/person
Register Now

Fall Session
Date: TBA


  • Workshops: Board Boot Camp 101 & 201 Board Boot Camp 101: Introduction Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna Cost: $10/person Register Now Do you want to make an impact in our community by becoming a member of a board of directors for a charity or not-for-profit? Board Boot Camp ...

  • Workshop Series: Nourishing Managers of Volunteers Free Workshop Series: Nourishing Managers of Volunteers – Encourage one another & Expand our knowledge during these lunch hour gatherings held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Block one hour in your calendar every month and then register for one workshop at a time. Workshops provided by: Upcoming Workshops April: None – Enjoy ...
  • KCR Volunteer Orientation Sessions Are you interested in volunteering for KCR, but not sure where to start? Sign up for one of our Volunteer Orientation Sessions to find out more about our organization and the various volunteer opportunities available. Cost: Free Location: KCR Community Resources, #200 – 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna Dates Available: Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 10:00 ...


KCR Refund Policy
Up to 4 days prior to the workshop: non-refundable amount = $50.00 (Effective July 31, 2012)
3 days or less: non-refundable amount = $100.00 (Effective July 31, 2012)
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