Vantage Point is a not-for-profit organization that supports other not-for-profits by providing professional development learning opportunities on board governance, leadership, and people management. Our unique model of delivery is founded on our ability to engage a large number of volunteer knowledge philanthropists to facilitate our courses and workshops; they have expertise in the topic areas and a passion to share with it with the community.
Our high quality learning opportunities have contributed to our strong reputation in the community, and in 2013, hundreds of leaders benefitted from our workshops, advanced learning labs, and customized services. 93% of those surveyed stated our learning opportunities improved their capacity to lead their organization.
Contact us to learn more and explore how we can work together.
Scheduled Workshops | [view complete list of workshops]
Fierce Conversations 2-Day Workshop | November 27 & 28, 2014, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Open dialogue that builds consensus and enriches your professional relationships.
Facilitator: Cheryl Beaumont
Suggested participants: executive directors/CEOs, board members and senior leaders of not-for-profit organizations
Location: 1183 Melville St., Downtown Vancouver
Fierce Conversations 2-Day workshop equips you with practical tools and techniques for handling all types of conversations, whether it is running team meetings, coaching, delegating, or confronting.
Executive Director: Leading Your Board | *SOLD OUT* December 9, 2014, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Steer your board to better performance.
Board Fundamentals: Fund Development | February 6, 2015, 9:00am – 12:00pm
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.
Board Fundamentals: Roles & Responsibilities | February 11, 2015, 9:00am – 12:00pm
A highly effective and engaged board has clarity around roles, responsibilities and aligns their work and performance with organizational values and vision.
Strategic Planning ABCs: Alignment, Buy-In, Clarity | March 24, 2015, 9:00am – 12:30pm
A strategic plan provides high-level direction and ensures effective board governance for an organization.
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]
Leaders Lab: Lead, Govern and Manage your Organization with Excellence
This four month program creates dynamic team leadership by examining six essential areas of a strong organizational foundation and the role of the executive director and the board in each area. [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]
Succession Planning | December 3, 2014, 4:00pm – 5:00pm PST
Attract top talent through effective succession planning & move from reactive to proactive management of people transitions in your organization.
Suggested participants: executive directors/CEOs, board members, and senior leaders of not-for-profit organizations
Identify (and secure!) your current and future leadership requirements to move your mission forward. Learn practical steps and gain concrete resources to support your organization to plan proactively for leadership transition.