Monthly Bulletin – Training

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Free Privacy Training in Kelowna

The Privacy, Compliance and Training branch of the Corporate Information and Records Management Office will be holding a free training session in Kelowna on the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA).

Public Bodies
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018, 10:15 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Okanagan Regional Library – Kelowna Branch, 1380 Ellis Street, Kelowna
Register Now

B.C.’s privacy law for public bodies:
  • Overview of FOIPPA
  • Personal information – definitions and examples
  • Access to information, including freedom of information rights, processes and exceptions
  • Privacy and the authorities for public bodies to collect, use and disclose personal information
  • Records retention and security requirements
  • Oversight – the role of the Information and Privacy Commissioner
  • Introduction to the Privacy, Compliance and Training branch’s tools and resources

Private Sector
Date: Friday, October 12, 2018, 10:15 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Okanagan Regional Library – Kelowna Branch, 1380 Ellis Street, Kelowna
Register Now

B.C.’s privacy law for private sector organizations:
  • What is privacy?
  • Personal information – definitions and examples
  • Privacy law for the private sector – overview of PIPA
  • The 10 privacy principles
  • Oversight – the role of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC)
  • Introduction to the Privacy, Compliance and Training Branch’s tools and resources

-Source: Chris Quon, Privacy Advisor, Ministry of Citizens’ Services, 10 September 2018

Upcoming Free Webinars for Seniors

Location: Society of Hope, 2055 Benvoulin Court, Kelowna
Register: Seniors Outreach, 250.861.6180

Dying Without a Will and Tips on Making a Will
Date: October 16, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Some people are considered not capable of making a Will due to the legal requirements. This may be someone with a disability from birth or someone who delayed making a Will and now has advanced dementia. How is their estate settled? For the majority who can make a Will, get some tips and resources.

Consent to Health Care & Facility Care
Date: October 23, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Consent underlies many of our day-to-day interactions. Consent is also fundamental to encounters with the health care and residential care systems. What are the consent rights of patients? What are the rights of representatives if authorized to give consent for health and personal care by a Representation Agreement?

The Planning Continuum: a Will is NOT Enough!
Date: October 30, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Learn about the essential legal documents in BC for those who want to plan for incapacity, for end-of-life, and for after death. We will discuss Representation Agreements, Enduring Powers of Attorney, and Wills.

-Source: Seniors Outreach, 17 September 2018

Year-End Fundraising: Maximize Revenue Through Email Campaigns & Donation Pages

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 9:00 am PST
Cost: Free
Register Now

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, billions of cards, letters, and packages will be mailed. During this same period, your donors will receive thousands of commercial emails in their already cluttered inboxes. With so much communication happening between family, friends, businesses, and organizations – we can’t rely on the same old year-end fundraising practices to grow our year-end revenue.

In order to help you cut through the clutter, Brady Josephson and his team at NextAfter have analyzed the fundraising emails of 151 nonprofit organizations over the past 4 years that will help you learn the best time to send a fundraising email, how many emails you should be sending, and how to differentiate your message from everyone else.

-Source: Newsletter, TechSoup Canada, 3 October 2018

Borderline Personality Disorder – Understanding & Supporting

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Kanata Kelowna Hotel, 2429 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna
Cost: $235
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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a clinical diagnosis that is often misunderstood. The experience associated with BPD involves intense emotional and behavioural challenges for both the individual and their relationships with the people around them. This workshop’s purpose is to increase the understanding of BPD from the perspective of all those impacted, including caregivers, family members, and those diagnosed. Participants will be given an opportunity to explore and better understand their own response as helpers when supporting individuals diagnosed with, or exhibiting behaviours associated with BPD. With this increased understanding and new strategies for offering support, participants will be better equipped in their role of supporting meaningful and manageable change in the lives of those impacted by BPD.

-Source: Newsletter, Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute Inc., 3 October 2018

October 2018 Professional Development Conference

Date: October 17-18, 2018
Location: Pacific Gateway Hotel, 3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond
Cost: $225 – $275
Register Now

This year’s professional development conference will focus on themes related to mental health in the workplace, personal wellness, cooperative sector coordination. The conference will include keynote speakers, breakout sessions, workshops and mental health activities to help participants turn their learning into action.

Who is this conference for? We’re building this conference with care and consideration and it is open to all staff from Federation member organizations as well as our sector partners and delegates from government ministries. The presentations, workshops, and sessions will be appropriate and valuable for all staff levels—from front-line service workers to Executive Directors—and will be of particular interest to organizations and staff offering mental health and addictions services.

-Source: Newsletter, The Federation of Community Social Services of BC, 25 July 2018

The Organization Workshop

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Kelowna Community Theatre, 1435 Water Street, Kelowna
Cost: Free
Register Now

The Organization Workshop is a dynamic, full-day experiential workshop where participants:
  • Focus on improving systemic conditions rather than fixing people.
  • Identify predictable, dysfunctional patterns and how to avoid them.
  • Deal with the underlying issues standing in the way of success.
  • Gain an appreciation for the difficult issues people deal with at all levels of the organization.
  • Learn strategies for building successful partnerships that make successful organizations.

At the Organization Workshop, participants are given a powerful new lens for seeing, understanding and moving past the roadblocks to success. They are dropped into roles as top executives, middle managers, workers and customers interacting in a fast-paced environment. Very quickly it becomes real—the same misunderstandings, conflicts and lost opportunities many experience all too often.

Who can attend:
Kelowna based non-profit organizations in all sectors who have paid support staff. Organizations can send up to 4 members who play various roles within their group including managers, support staff and volunteers.

-Source: Newsletter, City of Kelowna, 2 October 2018

Testimonial Accommodation Community Engagement Workshop

Date: Friday, November 2, 2018, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Okanagan Regional Library – Kelowna Branch, 1380 Ellis Street, Kelowna
Register: If your organization is interested in attending, please email with the name, title and email address of the representative(s) to ac.cb.vognull@ual.nivla

Testimonial accommodations allow victims and witnesses to testify behind a screen/other device or outside of the courtroom. The Criminal Code has enabled the use of testimonial accommodations since 2006. In 2015, the Criminal Code was amended to further expand the availability and accessibility of testimonial accommodations to allow the witness to remain in the courtroom when the witness testifies at a preliminary inquiry or trial.

The Court Services Branch (CSB) is planning to host a community engagement outreach session with justice system staff personnel and community organizations to identify and discuss opportunities, challenges, best practices and lessons learned on testimonial accommodation for vulnerable witnesses and victims.

The main objectives of this workshop will be to:
  • Educate and inform community partners and stakeholders on criminal justice programs and services (court administration and registry services, criminal justice services and victim services)
  • Engage and consult with the community to learn more about community and client needs and desires in relation to court technologies and testimonial accommodation
  • Identify and address various program, policy and service delivery gaps (if any)
  • Use information gathered from sessions to better inform CSB on policy program direction and general purchasing direction on future testimonial accommodation equipment and systems
Lunch will be provided. Space is limited. Registration is based on a first come, first served basis.

-Source: Alvin Lau, Senior Policy Analyst, Ministry of Attorney General, Province of British Columbia, 20 September 2018

Using Storytelling to Boost your Nonprofit’s Communications

Date: Thursday, November 22, 2018, 10:00 am PST
Cost: Free
Register Now

Do you struggle with storytelling? Need help getting a handle on planning, developing and sharing your nonprofit’s stories? Our upcoming free webinar can help!

Storytelling: you know it’s important and you know that it’s effective. But all of the buzz around storytelling in recent years (though it’s anything but new) can make it feel like yet another “latest thing” to pile on to your already full plate. Are you feeling the pressure?

-Source: Newsletter, moflow, 3 October 2018
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