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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 February 5th, 2018):

AURORA Workshops is pleased to partner with Volunteer Bénévoles Yukon (VBY) to offer our popular mini workshops over four weeks in March. These experiential workshops are short, focused, and practical, helping you to build productivity and positive work relationships.

Communication Styles for Collaboration
March 1, 2018

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.

TIME: 10:00-11:30 am
LOCATION: Carpenter’s Union Hall, 106 Strickland
COST: $10 per session
REGISTER: Bruno Bourdache at executivedirector@volunteeryukon.ca

Harness Your Productivity
March 8, 2018

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.

TIME: 10:00-11:30 am
LOCATION: Carpenter’s Union Hall, 106 Strickland
COST: $10 per session
REGISTER: Bruno Bourdache at executivedirector@volunteeryukon.ca

Boost Your Creative Problem-Solving
March 15, 2018

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.

TIME: 10:00-11:30 am
LOCATION: Carpenter’s Union Hall, 106 Strickland
COST: $10 per session
REGISTER: Bruno Bourdache at executivedirector@volunteeryukon.ca

Brain Aerobics
March 22, 2018

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.

TIME: 10:00-11:30 am
LOCATION: Carpenter’s Union Hall, 106 Strickland
COST: $10 per session
REGISTER: Bruno Bourdache at executivedirector@volunteeryukon.ca

 

**New** Next Workshops (Stay tuned for the synopsis for each workshop)

  1. Thursday April 5, Julie Dufesne, Funding Proposal Development: Best Practices, at Association franco-yukonnaise, 10:00 am to noon
  2. Thursday April 19, Travis Armour, Strategic Planning, at Association franco-yukonnaise, 10:00 am to noon
  3. Thursday May 3, Yukon Human Rights Commission, How to Hold an Inclusive Event, at Association franco-yukonnaise, 10:00 am to noon
  4. Thursday May 17, John Glynn-Morris, Practical Public Engagement, at Association franco-yukonnaise, 10:00 am to noon
  5. Wednesday May 30, Crystal Shimoon, Volunteer Recruitment and Retention, at Association franco-yukonnaise, 10:00 am to noon

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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

Partners

Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY)
Yukon College
YuWin

Sponsors

Yukon News
What’s Up Yukon
CJUC 92.5 FM : Community Radio

Funders

Community Services
Advanced Education