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We provide interactive learning that is immediately applicable, and professional development that lift organizational capacity. 

Our foundational, advanced, and custom learning focus on governance, leadership, planning, and people engagement. We equip leaders throughout the sector – welcoming new and seasoned not-for-profit leaders, board directors, and managers. 

Contact us to learn more and explore how we can work together.

Scheduled Workshops | [view complete list of workshops]

Board Fundamentals: Not-For-Profit Financial Essentials | July 7, 2015, 9:30am – 12:30pm

Understand a wide variety of financial management strategies and discuss ways to implement financial management tools effectively.

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Facilitator: Gordon Holley
Cost: member - $95.00; non-member - $110.00
Suggested participants: Board members, executive directors/CEOs or senior leaders of not-for-profit organizations
Location: Surrey Centre Library

Learn practical perspectives as to what board should do and understand the different roles the board and the executive director (or employees) have with respect to proper financial management.

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Transforming Your Team | July 20, 2015, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Team building engages employees and increases the success of your organization.

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Facilitator: Robert Hershorn
Cost: Member - $95.00; Non-member - $110.00
Suggested participants: Executive Directors/CEOs, Board members, and not-for-profit employees looking to strengthen their management style
Location: 1183 Melville St., Downtown Vancouver

Learn and execute concrete tactics to create high performing teams that enable effective communication, better relationships and increases productivity.

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Recruiting for Keeps - INTENSIVE | July 22, 2015, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Attracting and recruiting top talent is paramount to your organization’s success.

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Facilitator: Tara Kemes
Cost: Member - $184.00; Non-member - $199.00
Suggested participants: Executive Directors/CEOs, Board Chairs or other responsible for hiring within your organization
Location: 1183 Melville St., Downtown Vancouver

Explore best practices in developing job descriptions, screening resumes, developing interview questions, and conducting reference checks to proactively attract and recruit high performers to your employee and volunteer roles.

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Board Fundamentals: Critical Role of the Chair | August 12, 2015, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Strong Leadership is about more than running efficient meetings.

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Facilitator: Kelly Stark-Anderson 
Cost: member - $95.00; non-member - $110.00
Suggested participants: Board Chairs and incoming board chairs of not-for-profit organizations
Location: 1183 Melville St., Downtown Vancouver

Learn key strategies to engage your board in achieving its organizational mission.

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Board Fundamentals: Roles & Responsibilities | August 11, 2015, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Engage your board and align their work with organizational values and vision.

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Facilitator: T.B.D.
Cost: member - $95.00; non-member - $110.00
Suggested participants: Current and prospective Board members
Location: 1183 Melville St., Downtown Vancouver

This workshop focuses on board members’ key responsibilities and moves boards out of operations and into the “big picture”.

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Employee Engagement: Building a Culture of Passion and Performance | August 13, 2015, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Engaged employees stay in their roles longer, are absent from work less, perform better and contribute to more positive customer and client experiences.

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Facilitator: Justine Kowal
Cost: Member - $95.00; Non-member - $110.00
Suggested participants: Executive Directors/CEOs, Board members, and not-for-profit employees looking to strengthen their management style
Location: 1183 Melville St., Downtown Vancouver

Learn and execute concrete tactics to create a positive and supportive work environment.

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Executive Director: Leading your Board | August 18, 2015, 9:00am – 12:00pm

The relationship between the board and the executive director is critical to organizational success.

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Facilitator: Jennifer Breakspear
Cost: members - $95.00; non-members - $110.00
Suggested participants: Executive directors & CEOs
Location: 1183 Melville St., Downtown Vancouver

Learn competencies and techniques to develop better relationships with your board members and build an educated board that focuses on their role and respects yours as executive director

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Strategic Planning ABCs: Alignment, Buy-In, Clarity | September 17, 2015, 9:00am – 12:00pm

A strategic plan provides high-level direction and ensures effective board governance for an organization.

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Facilitator: Randy Schaefer
Cost: members - $95.00; non-members - $110.00
Suggested participants: Executive directors/CEOs, board member and other senior leaders
Location: 1183 Melville St., Downtown Vancouver

Learn why having a strategic plan is important to your organization and how this can be achieved. This workshop focuses on the importance of a strategic plan and outlines its components.

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Board Fundamentals: Strategic Board Recruitment | October 13, 2015, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Recruiting new board members who are qualified and committed is one of a board's biggest challenges.

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Facilitator: T.B.D.
Cost: members - $95.00; non-members - $110.00
Suggested participants: Executive directors/CEOs, board member and other senior leaders
Location: 1183 Melville St., Downtown Vancouver

Move beyond recruiting the usual suspects by creating a strategic framework to identify, recruit, and engage the “right” board members.

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WEBINAR – Board Fundamentals: Awesome Board Meetings | November 6, 2015, 8:00am – 9:00am Pacific Time

Governance happens in board meetings. It’s time to make them engaging and effective.

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Facilitator: T.B.D.
Cost: $25.00
Suggested participants: chairs or incoming chairs and senior leaders of not-for-profit organizations
Location: online

Learn competencies and gain concrete tools to focus your meetings on what matters: how to build a consent agenda; tips to lead strategic and generative conversations; and techniques for effective decision-making.

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WEBINAR – Knowledge Philanthropy: How to Find and Engage Volunteer Talent | December 1, 2015, 8:00am – 9:00am Pacific Time

From project managers to human resources experts, from business analysts to information technology specialists, community members are eager to contribute their skills to your cause.

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Facilitator: T.B.D.
Cost: $25.00
Suggested participants: executive directors/CEOS, board member and other not-for-profit leaders
Location: online

Explore practices that support the successful engagement of knowledge philanthropists, or skilled volunteers, and learn how to proactively plan for, attract and engage knowledge philanthropists in your work.

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Advanced Learning

Leadership Principles: The Right Path for Developing Not-For-Profit Leaders (formerly Emerging 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]

Executive Lab: Creating Strong Leadership
This seven month program focuses on executive competencies to lead change in your organization and community. [more info]

LeaderShift: Focusing on the Practical Change to Get Shift Done 
This accelerated, interactive program focuses on high-impact, immediately-applicable learning for not-for-profit executive directors and CEOs. [more info]

 

Customized Training and Consulting


Vantage Point can design and deliver customized workshops and consulting services with your organization's specific needs in mind. Interested in designing solutions for your organization? 
Contact Mark Friesen at 604 630.5821