Social Media Workshop – December 20th

Back by popular demand is our session on social media!

Join Michelle Brownridge on December 20th – 8:30 a.m. to noon, for a session that will help you kick-start or fine tune your social media campaigns.

Social media is constantly evolving. This workshop will demonstrate ways in which social media can be used as a tool for marketing, building connections, and engaging with the public. This half-day session is for people who want to use social media to reach a larger audience. It’s designed for people who are ready to start using social media but aren’t sure where to begin, and for those who have established a social media presence but aren’t sure how to most effectively use various social media channels. The session includes an overview of the most powerful and popular social media tools, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Other topics covered include:

  • Basic graphic design for social media, and introduction to free online design tools
  • The basics of paid Facebook & Instagram advertising
  • Scheduling social media posts using built in tools as well as third party tools
  • E-newsletters
  • The basics of reporting, analytics and measuring success on social media

Michelle Brownridge has worked in communications for Sask Culture and OSAC. She owns and operates EMBEE Inc., specializing in graphic design, photography, communications, and social media management.

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Inclusive Collaboration: Working Together Regardless of Ability

Toolkit Workshop – Thursday, November 16th – 6 – 8 p.m.

– facilitated by John Loeppky.

In this workshop, attendees will learn and practice what it means to work in an inclusive environment. This workshop is open to any and all and there will be a specific focus on the work experiences of the participants. Topics covered will include, inclusion in campus workspaces, creativing inclusive spaces in the arts, and the benefits of creating a fully inclusive workspace.

Location: FNUC 3304, $25 registration, $15 student/fixed income (optional $5 parking)

Registration is required.

 

 

 

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Engaging Youth: Consistently Reworking “Plan B”

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Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
First Nations University of Canada, FNUC 3304

Engaging Youth – Consistently Reworking Plan B
Often, organizations have trouble learning to fully activate the diverse skill sets of today’s youth within the work that they do. This session will explore some tools in authentically engaging youth in organizing, and ways to retain their involvement in the future. Drawing from Mel and Leo’s experiences working as youth, and with youth, in a variety of organizational structures, we will collectively work to challenge our assumptions about genuine youth engagement – Let’s face it, your plan A is always consistently reworking plan B, right?

Mel Metcalf and Leo Keiser come with a variety of different experiences working as, and with, youth. From flexible educational programming, to bustling festival environments, they’ve waded through the joys and challenges of being seen as young workers, and in turn, working alongside youth. Leo and Mel’s professional lives collided in March of 2017 through their work at the Regina Folk Festival, and they’ve been accomplices/BFFs ever since.

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Working Well with the Media – Sept. 27th

Wondering how to connect with the media? Intimidated by media attention?

Join us to learn how to work collaboratively with the media to promote your work and highlight the issues in your community. In this workshop, J.C. Garden with CTV Regina will offer tips to create successful relationships with the media and make your message work for you.

J.C. Garden is the News Director at CTV Regina. Raised in Saskatchewan,
J.C. went on to graduate with a bachelors of arts degree in Journalism
from the University of Regina. He served an internship with CTV Regina
in 2003, and joined the news department full time in 2004. He is a
recipient of several RTNDA Awards for feature reporting. J.C. was the
Senior Weather Anchor for CTV Regina before taking over the role of News
Director.

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
First Nations University of Canada, FNUC 3304

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Advocacy & NGOs

Advocacy & NGOs

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Wednesday, April 12
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
First Nations University of Canada, FNUC 3304

As an employee of a NGO you hold the great value of being able to provide the groundwork for authentic and meaningful change. Your efforts can transform the status quo. This workshop will set the stage for change by learning the key elements of a process that can lead to success. Educate, communicate, advocate. The objectives of the class will help participants learn how to;

* develop a strategic framework for advocacy,

* invoke creativity and innovation into change and understand which tactics might work best

* mobilize grass roots communities and decision-makers.

Facilitator Donna Ziegler has been a leader in advocacy for more than 20 years. For the last 10 years she worked as the Director overseeing advocacy for a local charity, she has been an elected member of a school division for 17 years and currently sits as Board Chair. Donna has been a sessional lecturer at the University of Regina in the Continuing Education Public Relations department for the last 3 years, she has a Masters of Professional Communication with a special interest in International and Intercultural Communication from Royal Roads University and a Public Relations Certificate from the University of Regina.

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Working and Learning Together Across Generations

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Tuesday, March 14
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
First Nations University of Canada, FNUC 3304

Working and Learning Together Across Generations

If we look at who is active in many non-profit Boards/Committees, we tend to see groups that are pretty narrow in their age range. An organization that works productively across a variety of age demographics is hard to find. Often differing experiences, expectations, and perceptions  can make this sort of work challenging for individuals who feel that their insights and skills are not honoured and/or appreciated. This workshop will offer the chance to think about how organizations can constructively work to increase intergenerational understanding and be better representations of our communities. Participants will gain insight into how to work more effectively with youth and older adults to enhance the services provided by those in the non-profit sector.

Facilitors

Cam Fraser is the Minister of Knox-Metropolitan United Church in downtown Regina – having worked for the past decade with a number of United Church Congregations, Provincial and Regional Committees and with United Church Camping he has worked with a number of Boards and Committees trying to work respectfully and constructively across broad age ranges.

Kerrie Strathy, an adult educator by profession, is Division Head at the University of Regina Lifelong Learning Centre (LLC) where she works with older adults, including Aboriginal Grandmothers caring for grandchildren and the Seniors’ University Group. Kerrie spent almost seven years at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji working on environment awareness programs with traditional healers and others. She has served on many boards and is currently on the Regina Open Door Society Board. Kerrie’s interests include strategic planning, program evaluation, board development, volunteerism, and retirement planning, as well as cross-cultural, gender, and environment awareness.

Marj Thiessen, a lifelong volunteer and volunteer coordinator, has been active in board and volunteer development for many years. She has worked with the YWCA, Canadian Red Cross and Canadian Blood Services in positions where she was responsible for recruiting, training and recognizing volunteers. She has served on many boards and committees and is a long time Dallas Valley Ranch Camp Board Member. Marj’s current volunteer activities include working with young kids in school and with older adults at the Lifelong Learning Centre who are working to reduce social isolation and older adult abuse.

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Should I Start a Non-Profit?

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Wednesday, February 8
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
First Nations University of Canada, FNUC 3304

Is Starting a Non-Profit Right for Me?

Should you or your group take the leap to incorporation? Does an informal or formal organization best suit your goals? What are the ins and outs of formalizing organizational status?

This workshop will teach you:

  •        What a non-profit is
  •        How it is different from other forms of organization
  •        What its legal rights and responsibilities are
  •        What non-profit Board of Directors does
  •        Steps to incorporation
  •        Considerations about pursuing charitable status

Facilitator Nikko Snyder is Operations Manager of the Regina Farmers Market Cooperative and President of Food Regina, a local non-profit organization. Her eclectic career has seen her publish magazines, perform in symphonies, produce independent films, and farm organically. She has a rich history of involvement with community organizations, formal and informal, and has played key roles in many groups’ genesis.

Co-Facilitator Amanda Kuckartz is a masters prepared social worker and owner of Kuckartz Counselling and Consulting in Regina. Amanda has over 6 years of experience in the human service field working in domestic violence, health care, mental health, and the non-profit sector. She is passionate about working with others and providing holistic services in the private and public sector. Prior to obtaining her masters and beginning in private practice, Amanda was the Executive Director of SEARCH, a non-profit in North Central Regina that obtained charitable status under her guidance. She currently continues to mentor with SEARCH in her free time.

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Finding Your Organization’s WHY

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Wednesday, January 11
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
First Nations University of Canada, FNUC 3304

All organizations can articulate what they do, and most can even describe how they do it. But many organizations cannot define WHY they do what they do.

Join us as we explore the power of understanding organizational purpose through the Finding Organizational Why Workshop and learn how organizational purpose

can drive strategic clarity and deliver higher levels of overall organizational success.

Through a greater understanding of organizational WHY, leaders will be able to:

  • Develop greater connection between organizational purpose and strategic planning
  • Identify stronger alignment with other organizational partners
  • Create more meaningful fund development programs
  • Optomize marketing strategies through clarity of service to customers

Facilitators Kevan McBeth and Scott McBeth are partners in the leadership consulting firm Affective Consulting, an organization that is focused on helping influence the organizational practice of people-centred principles.

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Fundraising for Board Members

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Wednesday, December 14
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
First Nations University of Canada, FNUC 3304

“Fundraising” – some board members working with charities love the challenge, others dread this task! Join us for a workshop that will explore the role board members play in fundraising, different fundraising models used by charities, the question of charity overhead, and the art of making “the ask.”

Christina Attard is the Executive Director for the South Saskatchewan Community Foundation. The SSCF is a public charitable foundation that was established in 1969 and grants to over 165 charities a year with a focus on Southern Saskatchewan.

Previously, she served as the Development Director for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Regina and as a Gift Planning Officer with two large Canadian universities.

Christina has over 15 years of professional experience in fund-development leadership and a strong focus on how to integrate faith-based stewardship approaches into a comprehensive fundraising program.

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Beginner to Intermediate Social Media Marketing

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Wednesday, November 16
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
First Nations University of Canada, FNUC 3304

Social media is constantly evolving. This workshop will demonstrate ways in which social media can be used as a tool for marketing, building connections, and engaging with the public. This half-day session is for people who want to use social media to reach a larger audience. It’s designed for people who are ready to start using social media but aren’t sure where to begin, and for those who have established a social media presence but aren’t sure how to most effectively use various social media channels. The session includes an overview of the most powerful and popular social media tools, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Other topics covered include:

  • Basic graphic design for social media, and introduction to free online design tools
  • The basics of paid Facebook & Instagram advertising
  • Scheduling social media posts using built in tools as well as third party tools
  • E-newsletters
  • The basics of reporting, analytics and measuring success on social media

Michelle Brownridge has worked in communications for Sask Culture and OSAC. She owns and operates EMBEE Inc., specializing in graphic design, photography, communications, and social media management.

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