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Upcoming Workshops

In an effort to meet the ongoing training needs and to best support Yukon non-profit agencies, VBY offers regular training in Whitehorse and on-line training workshops covering all topics of importance to non-profits. If you or your agency has a request for specific training needs, please contact VBY and we will do our best to offer a training session on your suggested issue or topic.

A number of local professionals, who specialize in various areas of interest to non-profit agencies’ Boards and staff, donate their time to deliver training workshops to VBY members throughout Yukon.

List of upcoming workshops/Presentations.  (updated on June 19th, 2018): Stay tune for fall 2019 upcoming workshops

Past 2017-2018 Workshops/Presentations:

  1. Second Hand Store Information Session, September 7 at Association franco-yukonnaise, 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon (VBY), Humane Society Yukon and Little Footprints Big Steps Child Protection are inviting you to an information session about a second hand store idea that could be managed by non-profit organizations. Since the Salvation Army, Raven Recycling and the City of Whitehorse have closed their thrift store and free store, we believe that a group of NGOs could work together to open a second-hand store in Whitehorse.
  2. Arctic Inspiration Prize Presentation, September 20 at Association franco-yukonnaise, 2:00 pm to 4:00pm.This year, the AIP created a new tiered model that includes an annual $1 million prize, up to five prizes of $500,000 and a category dedicated to Youth with projects valued at $100K or less. The total prize amount has been increased to up to $3 million, which will be shared annually by up to 10 winning teams, depending on the number and quality of nominations and the funds available.
  3. Agenda, Minutes and Listening Skills, Friday,December 1, 2017 at (co)Space, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. Trainer: Denise Labelle-Gelinas, PRP
  4. Procedural By-laws, Saturday December 2, 2017 at (co)Space, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Trainer: Denise Labelle-Gelinas, PRP
  5. AURORA Workshop Communication Styles for Collaboration, March 1, 2018 at Carpenter Union Hall, 106 Strikland: Every brain is unique and perceives messages differently. This experiential workshop builds your skills in learning, training, presenting, marketing, and client communication. Discover four different ways of presenting ideas and learn how to combine them to get your message across. Get specific tools and strategies to improve understanding, defuse conflict, communicate clearly, and be more persuasive.
  6. AURORA Workshop Harness Your Productivity, March 8, 2018 at Carpenter Union Hall, 106 Strikland: Feeling tired? Good news! That is the best time for creative problem solving. Surprised? In this workshop, uncover the brain science behind productivity and learn how to master your body’s natural rhythms to get more done. Discover simple ways to improve productivity and concentration throughout the day. Before the workshop is over, create a plan to apply your new skills right away and better manage your day.
  7. AURORA Workshop Boost Your Creative Problem-Solving, March 15, 2018 at Carpenter Union Hall, 106 Strikland: Problem-solving styles come in different flavours, and those different approaches can lead to conflict. In this experiential session, identify different problem-solving styles and learn how to capitalize on them. The guided activities spark creative problem-solving skills, boost collaboration, and get your creative juices flowing. The session provides concrete tips and tools you can apply immediately in your life
  8. AURORA Workshop Brain Aerobics, March 22, 2018 at Carpenter Union Hall, 106 Strikland: Have you ever thought of problem-solving as creative exercise for your brain? Your brain loves to be creative, and we’ll show you how you can exercise that ability. In this workshop, learn about the four brain functions that are essential to creative idea generation. Targeted activities help you build each function and flex your creative brain muscle, giving your brain a refreshing workout. This workshop will give you tools to spark creative thinking and jump-start problem-solving.
  9.  Funding Proposal Development: Best Practices by volunteer trainer Julie Dufresne, Thursday April 5th at the Francophone Centre, 10am to noon: During this workshop, we will review the key elements for developing a funding proposal. We will also explore the “do”s and “don’t”s, and offer a few suggestions for developing successful funding applications.  Please note that RFP, bid and tenders will not be addressed during this workshop.
  10. How to Apply to Arts Fund (It's not just for arts groups), Tuesday, June 5, Ross Burnet, Francophone Centre, ractical tips on how to prepare and write applications to fund activities, projects, and events. Avoid the pitfalls and learn to develop strong projects, address what the adjudicators are looking for, prepare project budgets, and write an application that is clear and easy to fund!
  11. Arctic Inspiration Prize Presentation, Thursday June 14,  Francophine Centre, The Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) encourages, enables, and celebrates the inspiring achievements of the people and communities of the North. Since its inception, the AIP has awarded over $8.4 million to 22 diverse teams to support innovative projects in the fields such as education, sustainable housing, health, performing arts, traditional knowledge, language, and science.This year, up to $3 million will be awarded across three categories: one $1 million prize, up to four prizes of up to $500,000, and up to seven prizes of up to $100,000 for youth teams. 

Postponed Workshops/Presentations:

  • Yukon Human Rights Commission, Sexualized Harassment in the Workplace
  • Impact-Based Strategic Planning and Governance for NGOs, Governments and First Nations: The New Model. Travis Armour.
  • Practical Public Engagement. John Glynn-Morris.


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