Workshops & Training

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Check out our upcoming workshops and events below! Click on the title of the workshop/event for a full description and to register. Please note, your registration is not complete until payment has been received.

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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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Diversity & Inclusion Workshop
Nourishing Volunteer Managers
Board Boot Camp 101
Board Boot Camp 201
Fund Development Overview
Overview of Volunteer Management
Grant Writing Essentials
Legal 101

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop

KCR Community Resources - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop
Dates: January 26 & February 2, 2022, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna
Cost: $20
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*PHO will be followed and Vaccine Passports are required


Our communities and organizations are increasingly diverse. Ensuring these spaces are safe, just and welcoming for all is everyone’s responsibility and is also an opportunity. Participating in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training as a team, organization or workplace allows you to learn, connect and reflect together and also personally on these important issues. Diversity and Inclusion are critical for organizations and for us as individuals.

This course introduces and explores the topics of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion and why they matter in 2022. The curriculum is relevant to those both new to and familiar with, diversity and inclusion work. For everyone, there is sure to be an “Aha” moment. Participants will gain personal growth by sharing different perspectives, gaining tools and building new understanding. The DEI workshop is offered in two, 3-hour workshops either virtually or in person. We are available for private, in-service workshops for your organization or team.



Nourishing Volunteer Managers

KCR Community Resources - Nourishing Volunteer Managers
Dates: See Dates & Topics below, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Online Education – Computer, internet & speakers/headphones required
Cost: Free
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We are excited to invite you to KCR’s Nourishing Volunteer Managers series. These monthly meetings are for Volunteer Managers to gather, connect, and support each other while learning about topics relevant to managing volunteers, self-care, and professional development.

Sessions will run from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm via Zoom. Please join us before and after for informal networking and connecting with your peers. We will go online at 11:30 am.

Dates:
  • December 7
  • January 18
  • February 15
  • March 15
  • April 5
  • April 19
  • May 17


List of topics:
  • Value of Volunteers: Measuring Volunteer Impact
  • Superpowers of the VolunteerConnector & Tips for an Effective Position Description
  • Developing Volunteer Mentoring or Coaching Programs
  • Inclusive Volunteer Programs
  • Harnessing the Power of Social Media to Engage Volunteers + A Little Self-Care Party
  • Telling Volunteer Stories
  • Boundaries, Ethics, and Conflict


Board Boot Camp 101: Introduction (Virtual)

KCR Community Resources - Board Boot Camp 101 - Introduction
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Online Education – Computer, internet & speakers/headphones required
Cost: $25 pp – payment required prior to workshop
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Are you a volunteer Director on a non-profit Board? Are you a staff member and want to better understand the role of the Board? Then Board Boot Camp is for you! We offer both community sessions, open to everyone, and private, in-service workshops that are also a great team-building opportunity. Taking part in Board Boot Camps will give you the confidence and knowledge to be strong and knowledgeable directors or staff.

Board Boot Camp 101
Someone has asked you to join their Board, but you are not sure what is involved and how you can help. You know you want to help but aren’t sure how and what is expected of you. BBC 101 will help you understand the non-profit sector, increase your understanding of a director’s role and responsibilities and helps you ask some critical questions before committing.

**In-Service – Get your whole Board on Board! Learn together how Boards need to function, the difference between working and governance boards and how to move from one to the other. Help your Board move forward together. Date: Flexible. Contact: ac.rcknull@arze.


Board Boot Camp 201: Executive Committee (Virtual)

KCR Community Resources: Board Boot Camp 201 - Executive Committee
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Online Education – Computer, internet & speakers/headphones required
Cost: $25 pp – payment required prior to workshop
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Are you a volunteer Director on a non-profit Board? Are you a staff member and want to better understand the role of the Board? Then Board Boot Camp is for you! We offer both community sessions, open to everyone, and private, in-service workshops that are also a great team-building opportunity. Taking part in Board Boot Camps will give you the confidence and knowledge to be strong and knowledgeable directors or staff.

Board Boot Camp 201
Gain a deeper understanding of Boards and especially the Executive Committee. Be the best for your organization by learning about effective qualities of leaders and your personal leadership style. Understand the separation between the Board and staff and the relationship between the senior staff and the Chair of the Board. Learn how to run timely and effective meetings, one of the best ways to retain and attract directors.

**In-Service – Get your whole Board on Board! Learn together how Boards need to function, the difference between working and governance boards and how to move from one to the other. Help your Board move forward together. Date: Flexible. Contact: ac.rcknull@arze.


Fund Development Overview (Virtual)

KCR Workshop: Fund Development Overview
Dates: Weekly on Thursdays, from March 10, 2022 – April 28, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Online Education – Computer, internet & speakers/headphones required
Cost: Individual Modules $65 each; Package Price (8 modules) $349
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Thanks to funding from the Central Okanagan Foundation, KCR Community Resources is offering a completely updated eight-module Fund Development Overview. Starting March 10, this workshop will be critical for individuals that are responsible for creating the Fund Development Plan for their organizations, especially in these turbulent times.

The curriculum is updated to reflect emerging trends and new information, including comprehensive, diversified, and focused fundraising plans for non-profits. It also highlights information on moving events to virtual formats, as well as information on special events and grants. The workshop will be delivered virtually, and is intended for adult learners and professionals in charge of their organization’s fundraising activities. The curriculum offers conceptual learning and experiential activities and participants will work on their organization’s fund development plan during the program.Read more about the modules here.


Overview of Volunteer Management (Virtual)

KCR Community Resources - Overview of Volunteer Management
Dates: Weekly on Thursdays, from May 5, 2022 – June 23, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Online Education – Computer, internet & speakers/headphones required
Cost: $349
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Volunteers are vital to the success of many organizations. It is no surprise that these challenging times create an urgent need for volunteers and effective volunteer managers. Join us in this eight-week session workshop that is specifically designed to help you achieve your organization’s mission as well as the personal goals of your volunteers. Content is based on Canadian research and best practices, as well as the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement. Re-charge your Volunteer Program and get back to engaging and retaining volunteers today.Read more about the modules here.


You will:
  • Master the volunteer retention cycle
  • Understand current and emerging issues
  • Harness the complexities of leadership
  • Market successful volunteer programs
Special Features:
  • Learn in a variety of ways including hands-on practice
  • Learn from talented specialists who have worked, or are working, in the field
  • Learn with a network of peers faced with the same challenges
  • Learn from valuable reference materials and sample forms that you can use back on the job the very next day


Grant Writing Essentials (Virtual)

KCR Community Resources - Grant Writing Essentials
Dates: TBA
Location: Online Education – Computer, internet & speakers/headphones required
Cost: Individual Modules $65 each; Package Price $299

Limited resources are the norm for non-profit organizations. During the pandemic, many organizations have had even less to work with to meet increased needs in the community. KCR and our team of local fund development specialists can help you during this six-module course. Come build your skills and write your next grant during the course!

From Logic Models to Telling a Compelling Story, to Making Sense of the Dollars and Packaging a Professional Submission, this course will help you bring in the dollars for your organization.

All participants should have an idea for a new or existing project or program that:
  • Their organization is seeking grant funding for; and
  • They have a reasonable understanding of the operation of the project or program.

Legal 101 for Non-Profit Organizations

KCR Community Resources - Legal 101 for Non-Profit Organizations
Cost: Free
Learn about your legal obligations and how to minimize your risks as a Not for Profit in this new series funded by the Law Foundation of BC.


View our past recorded Legal 101 Workshops on our YouTube channel:
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