Monthly Bulletin – Training

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Webinar: Design Thinking for Social Change

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PST
Cost: Free
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Design Thinking is a methodology used by startups and technology companies to develop new and innovative solutions to problems. As the process continues to gain traction in the business world, many nonprofits are asking how they can benefit from this approach. One clear way is to rethink how your nonprofit uses technology as a tool for social change. Technology should do more than make your nonprofit more efficient, it should unlock different approaches and enable you to deliver services in new ways that can better serve your population(s) and achieve your mission.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:
  • Methodology and phases of Design Thinking
  • Team brainstorming techniques
  • How to fail fast and often
  • Ways to test your idea without paying a developer

Join us in taking the first step in learning how to make technology a tool for social change.

-Source: Newsletter, Tech Impact, 12 December 2018

4th Annual BC Pediatric Diabetes Day

Date: Feb 1-Feb 2, 2019
Location: Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Cost: $75 – $150
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We continue to tailor the agenda to address new treatment approaches, new technology and continuing to develop a BC Pediatric Diabetes Network with the objective of standardizing pediatric diabetes care across the province.

-Source: Judy Chen, Conference Associate, UBC Faculty of Medicine, 11 December 2018

The 2019 Social Policy Forum & February General Meeting

Date: February 14-15, 2019
Location: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour, Victoria
Cost: $0-$200
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We’ve designed Social Policy Forum 2019 to continue our work towards building a stronger and more sustainable community social services sector in BC. SPF 2019 will strive to understand and address the issues identified during SPF 2018 and to inspire, empower, and prepare participants to translate their best ideas into action.

-Source: Newsletter, The Federation of Community Social Services of BC, 12 December 2018

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Tools for Thinking Differently

Date: Monday, February 25, 2019, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: TBA, Kelowna
Cost: Early $209 / Regular $235
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Many of the challenges that we experience are based on irrational and unhelpful thought patterns that impact both our feelings and our behaviour. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a time-sensitive, structured, and present-oriented form of counselling that focuses on problem solving and teaching individuals how to modify these distorted patterns of thinking. CBT is also one of the most well-known, researched, and practiced forms of therapy available to us. This workshop provides a strong foundational knowledge of the principles and strategies involved in using CBT. Participants will gain an understanding of which populations tend to benefit the most from CBT, and will be equipped with many strategies and tools that can be practically applied in their work.

-Source: Newsletter, Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute, 5 December 2018
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