Non-Profit

Training for the nonprofit sector

Training for the Non-Profit Sector helps empower and strengthen non-profit organizations by providing affordable, accessible and practical workshops and coaching on issues that matter.

Scroll down to see our current workshop topics. 

Workshops are aimed at board members, executive directors, staff and volunteers.  

You can host a workshop or sign up for a workshop happening soon.

NOTE:  As of January 2021 and until further notice, our workshops are offered live online via Zoom.  

  • Communications
    • Build an organic Facebook Strategy that drives sales

      Most businesses are using Facebook, but their efforts are not paying off because just posting about what you sell is a turn-off that doesn't translate into sales. Learn how to create a Facebook strategy unique to your business that will help you get more engagement and more sales for your efforts.

      • Create a strategy that encourages connection and loyalty, and makes it easier to come up with ideas.
      • Sell on Facebook without being sale-sy and turning off your fans.
      • Boost engagement and conversion just by changing how you post.
      Online Workshop - 3 hour (3 * 1 hour)

      Facilitators (English)
      Hayley Bohan (Marketing On Purpose)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Crisis Communication: Developing a plan for when the unexpected happens

      In a year where the uncertainty has become the new normal, it is more important than ever to be ready for whatever is thrown at you. In these situations, communication is crucial, and transparency is key. The best way to handle a crisis is to be prepared. Now is the time to take a step back and develop a crisis communication plan so your organization can be prepared when the unexpected happens.

      In this engaging and interactive two-part online workshop you will learn to:

      • Identify what a crisis is
      • Understand what a crisis communication plan is
      • Know and understand the key components of a crisis communication plan
      • Identify to whom—and what—you should be communicating
      • Identify the right communication tools and channels you should be using
      • Build your own crisis communication plan using templates and other key communication pieces
      Online Workshop - 3 hour (2 * 1.5 hour)

      Facilitators (English)
      Tanya Chapman (The Chapman Group)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Hosting Workshops and Meetings over Zoom

      David Barnett has been teaching workshops over Zoom to audiences worldwide for years.  

      Learn how to make people feel connected and avoid distraction by implementing some of David's methods.

      Learn the tools to approximate a live workshop over Zoom.

      1. Setting up your meeting properly
      2. Setting expectations in advance of the workshop
      3. Welcoming guests and helping people feel comfortable in a virtual environment.
      4. Sharing information
      5. Retaining engagement
      6. Breakout sessions
      7. Keeping group work organized and accessible
      8. Managing feedback
      9. Managing to manage the tech while teaching the topic


      Online Workshop - 1.5 hours

      Facilitators (English)
      David Barnett (Advantage Liquidity Partners Ltd.)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Making the Perfect Pitch: Effective Business Presentation Skills

      In business, the ability to deliver effective presentations that captivate, motivate or persuade lenders, prospective clients or potential investors is a critical skill. And how you say it is often as important as what you say.

      In part 1 of this workshop, you will learn:

      • The four types of audience
      • How to determine your key messages
      • Secrets of effective organization and delivery


      Part 2 will include:

      • Techniques for persuasion
      • How to handle a Q&A
      • How to use – and not use – PowerPoint
      Online Workshop - 3 hours (2 * 1.5 hours)

      Facilitators (English)
      Carl Duivenvoorden (Change Your Corner)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Measuring and Evaluating Impact

      In today’s not-for-profit and social enterprise world, everyone from government to foundations, angel investors, consumers, and volunteers want to know what kind of a difference is being made by our organizations. It is important to be able to demonstrate the value and impact of the work we are doing, and this goes beyond anecdotal stories, to the measurement of impact and social return on investment.

      Included in this interactive workshop are topics such as:

      • What do You Want to Know and Show?
      • Mapping Your Information Needs
      • Measuring Impact and Demonstrating Value
      • Social Return on Investment (SROI)
      • How to use Performance Indicators
      • Collecting and Analysing Data
      • Using and Sharing Results
      Online Workshop - 4 hours (2 * 2 hours)

      Facilitators (English)
      Wendy Keats (Keats & Associates)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Strategic Management of Social Media

      The training will allow participants to discover current trends and issues related to social media. The second part of the workshop will consist of establishing your co-op's social media strategy by exploring the composition of the message, how to broaden its audience and programming tools.



      • Set organizational goals on social media
      • Create the persona of the organization
      • List the themes of the platforms used
      • Discover current trends on social media
      • Explain the different types of junk on social media
      • Identify programming tools
      Online Workshop - 3 hours

      Facilitators (English)
      Elaine Roussel (Coopérative de développement régional-Acadie)


      Facilitators (French)
      Elaine Roussel (Coopérative de développement régional-Acadie)


      Upcoming Workshops (0)
  • Governance and Board Development
    • Financial Literacy for Non-Profits

      Facilitated by Chartered Professional Accountant Louise Belliveau, this interactive online workshops will help you understand:

      • The difference between organizational structures with emphasis on not-for-profit entities and charities.
      • The different professional accountant reports (Compilation, Review and Audit) and what is needed in your organization.
      • How to read and retrieve basic information from financial statements and your responsibilities towards this information.  
      • Which reports are available to help non-profit organizations make better management decisions. 
      • An overview of some Canada Revenue Agency’s required reporting.
      • Directors' liabilities and how to protect yourself as directors.
      Online Workshop - 4 hour (2 * 2 hour)

      Facilitators (English)
      Louise Belliveau (Louise Belliveau, CPA, CP)


      Facilitators (French)
      Louise Belliveau (Louise Belliveau, CPA, CP)


      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Good Governance in Non Profits, Co-ops and Social Enterprise

      This interactive course is designed for boards, directors and senior staff of non profits and aimed at building their knowledge and skills for good governance.  Topics include:

      • The Role and Legal Responsibilities of a Board and Directors

      • Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest

      • Efficient Board and Committee meetings

      • Priority Results Agendas and Minutes

      • Decision-Making Processes

      • Monitoring and Measuring Performance

      Online Workshop - 6 hours (2 * 3 hours)

      Facilitators (English)
      Wendy Keats (Keats & Associates)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (1)
    • Governing Non-Profit Organizations Effectively

      Facilitated by Jean-Guy Vienneau, these interactive online workshops aims to equip the members of the boards of directors of non-profit organizations. Specifically, this course will allow learners to:

      • Identify the principles and roles of a board and members 
      • Differentiate between governance and management of the organization
      • Illustrate the complexity of governance and its importance on the results of the organization
      • Understand the CA / general management dynamic
      • Apply concepts related to governance
      • Evaluate the organization's effectiveness in terms of governance.
      Online Workshop - 4 hours (2 * 2 hours)

      Facilitators (English)
      Jean-Guy Vienneau (JGV Consultants Inc.)


      Facilitators (French)
      Jean-Guy Vienneau (JGV Consultants Inc.)


      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Making the Shift to Social Enterprise

      This course focuses on the organizational and governance changes that need to take place for a traditional non-profit to successfully move into the social enterprise arena. It is particularly relevant to the Boards and senior staff of non profits however also of interest to funders and others interested in the emerging field of social enterprise.  Through presentations, interactive group exercises, and case studies participants will learn:

      • How to determine if social enterprise is right for their organization
      • How to assess their non-profit’s readiness and capacity
      • How to assess the feasibility of their business ideas
      • The keys to launching a successful social enterprise 
      • What resources are available to help in NB
      Online Workshop - 5 hours (2 * 2.5 hours)

      Facilitators (English)
      Wendy Keats (Keats & Associates)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Thriving in Uncertain Times – How the Board Can Help?

      As the world responds to COVID-19, many non-profits are struggling to achieve their mission while supporting the community and surviving the crisis themselves. What is the role of the Board in a crisis? This interactive online workshop will address key issues facing Not for Profit Board Members today such as:

      •  The impact of new laws, regulations and support
      • CEO oversight · Risk assessment and management
      • Organizational events and fundraising
      • Finances and Investments
      • Staff safety
      • Decision making, Board meetings, AGMs
      • Crisis communications planning.
      Online Workshop - 2 hour

      Facilitators (English)
      Alyson Townsend (Resonance Inc.)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
  • Social Enterprises
    • Business Model Canvas for Social Enterprise

      In this interactive course you will be guided through the development of a Business Model Canvas that clarifies:

      • your social enterprise idea
      • your products and services
      • customer segments
      • value propositions
      • revenue streams
      • cost structure
      • other important considerations in moving your idea forward


      This course is designed for individuals and teams looking to start or grow a co-operative or social enterprise.

      Online Workshop - 6 hours (3 * 2 hours)

      Facilitators (English)
      Andy Horsnell (Co-operative Enterprise Council)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Idea Generation for Social Enterprise

      This course is designed for individuals and groups interested in identifying business ideas that will advance your social, environmental or cultural goals using social enterprise as a vehicle for change.

      • Explore a full range of social enterprise opportunities
      • Screen and assess your ideas
      • Choose the one with the most promise


      This workshop is a critical first step in ensuring your social enterprise is the right one for you and has real potential to succeed!

      Online Workshop - 2.5 hours

      Facilitators (English)
      Andy Horsnell (Co-operative Enterprise Council)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Social Finance and Social Innovation

      Times are changing for nonprofits in Canada.

      Funding through grants and donations is going the way of the dodo bird and being used less and less by government and foundations. Today, organizations are being expected to use social innovation and new tools under the social finance umbrella such as impact investing, outcomes-based funding, social procurement, and even investor tax credits to fund many of their programs and services.

      Learn more about these new tools and about the federal government's Investment Readiness and Social Finance Funds that are rolling out across the country. This workshop is geared to anyone who wants to learn more about the new way forward in financing co-ops, social enterprise, and community initiatives.

      Online Workshop - 2 hours

      Facilitators (English)
      Wendy Keats (Co-operative Enterprise Council)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
  • Strategic Planning, Productivity and Process Improvement
    • Accountability In The Workplace

      Accountability helps to ensure that every employee will take responsibility for their performance and behaviors and continue to manage this responsibility. When we implement goals and communicate with one another, we can achieve powerful results. Building an accountable workplace requires strong teamwork and collaboration. Every team member must have a strong understanding of the values of the company and recognize the importance of their dedication, in order to attain success.

      This course will provide you with informative tools and practical strategies that can be used to help empower the team to work towards achieving the benefits of accountability. Accountable employees will fuel performance and productivity and generate an enhanced workplace.


      Target audience: Leaders, supervisors, managers


      Benefits:

      • To increase employee accountability and ensure the employee takes responsibility for their performance and behaviors.


      Learning Objectives:

      1. Define accountability and personal accountability and differentiate between ownership and accountability

      2. Use feedback as a tool to enhance performance and understand the barriers of workplace accountability

      3. Focus on building accountability leadership and effectively set SMART goals

      4. Identify the components of the cycle of accountability

      5. Work towards achieving the benefits of accountability


      Online Workshop - 6 hours (3 * 2 hours)

      Facilitators (English)
      Monique Gallie (Gallie Executive Advisory Inc.)


      Facilitators (French)
      Monique Gallie (Gallie Executive Advisory Inc.)


      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Are we Improving? Implementing Daily Management for Teams

      Daily Management is one of the most engaging tools for any team. These two days will train the team on how to run efficient daily huddles (5-7 mins) in order to keep them working efficiently without lengthy meetings. It also includes the implementation of a visual management board which allows the team to always know the plan for the day/week and how they are doing (the score) while at the same time facilitating the reduction of interruptions and increasing time spent on value added work. In this session, you and you team will:

      • learn how to motivate employees without cake & pizza parties
      • be introduced to daily management techniques that drive team performance
      • learn how to create a visual management board for the team to know the score
      Online Workshop - 2 hours

      Facilitators (English)
      Jennifer Kikkert (Visualiiz Management Consulting)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Busy is the New Stupid: Productivity & Optimizing Time

      Professionals are technical experts in their fields, they know how to do surgery, how to teach, how to weld, how to draft legal briefs. It’s what they are good at. Most professionals are not however trained in the field of operational efficiency & improvement and therefore they are wasting precious hours each day and each week on non-value added work. We have created a society that judges people based on how busy they are versus how productive they are, and this is driving the wrong behaviors in our workplaces. In this workshop your team will:

      • be introduced to what productivity truly is and is not, and why you should care
      • learn how to identify what is the true priority work you need to focus on
      • find the minutes & even hours you are unknowingly losing each day
      • learn how to maximize and optimize the time you have at work
      Online Workshop - 2 hours

      Facilitators (English)
      Jennifer Kikkert (Visualiiz Management Consulting)
      Jason Sirois (Visualiiz Management Consulting)


      Facilitators (French)
      Jason Sirois (Visualiiz Management Consulting)


      Upcoming Workshops (2)
    • Developing Effective Vision and Mission Statements

      Non profits must have a clear Vision and Mission to effectively develop strategies, programs and services that achieve their goals and to monitor and measure their progress. This interactive course is designed for Boards and staff of non profits who will learn:

      • how to write an effective Vision statement and why it is important for your organization
      • how to write an effective Mission Statement and use it to garner support
      • how to use Vision and Mission Statements in monitoring and measuring your progress
      Online Workshop - 2 hours

      Facilitators (English)
      Wendy Keats (Co-operative Enterprise Council)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Finding the Hidden Waste in your Organization

      25-50% of time at work is not actually spent doing something of value. Most organizations evolve over time into vertical silos or functional groupings of tasks: HR, finance, manufacturing, operations, shipping, sales. All of these functional areas have their own priorities and deadlines. But, the value being created by the work done flows horizontally and not vertically. This is where the waste hides.

      The waste, or non-value added work, is what makes the day hard, frustrating, and often demotivating. Eliminating the waste in your day-to-day processes isn’t nearly as difficult as first being able to see it and recognize it as waste. In this workshop, your team will:

      • learn the differences between functional and process focused organizations
      • be able to identify what value added work is, versus value enabling & pure waste
      • learn why simply adding more people or more capital never works to improve things
      • be introduced to all the forms of process waste and how to identify them
      • learn solutions to minimizing & even eliminating waste in your processes
      Online Workshop - 2 hours

      Facilitators (English)
      Jennifer Kikkert (Visualiiz Management Consulting)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Introduction to Key Performance Indicators-KPI

      Facilitated by Laurie Bourque, this interactive online workshop is designed to introduce you to the concept of monitoring and measuring an organization strategic goals using KPIs. The takeaway will be a combination of improved knowledge and individual action plan.

      You will learn about:

      • The purpose of setting KPI’s 
      • The risks associates with setting KPI’s
      • The process of establishing KPI’s
      • Successful KPI implementation through monitoring and measurement
      Online Workshop - 2 hours

      Facilitators (English)
      Laurie Bourque (Kensington Associates)


      Facilitators (French)
      Laurie Bourque (Kensington Associates)


      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Leading Your Team Online and Beyond

      Virtual or not, effective teams are still relevant and important in the workplace today since they usually produce the best results. High performing teams usually exhibit accountability, purpose, cohesiveness and collaboration. Find out how you can lead your team at a distance during this workshop that will focus on the following: 


      • Identify different methods of managing team accountability
      • Review solid tactics for communicating better within a team
      • Identify strengths and opportunities for improvement
      • Develop an action plan that can be applied immediately


      Carolyn Watson, CPHR is an experienced HR professional with over 20 years of delivering tailored HR services to inspire employee performance. She has helped organizations in the private, public and the not for profit sectors.

      Online Workshop - 2 hours

      Facilitators (English)
      Carolyn Watson (Cwatson HR Consulting)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Preparing Your Non-profit for the New Normal

      Need help getting back to business at your Non-Profit?

      Preparing your organization or workplace for the return of on-site teams and clients can be daunting. As we consider new ways of working together, including mixed at-home and on-site team members, we need to build a transition plan that addresses safety concerns, anxieties over returning to work, redistribution of responsibilities and building new ways to engage teams and clients.  

      This two-hour online workshop will provide you with the tools and skill set to get you started!

      Online Workshop - 2 hours

      Facilitators (English)
      Tanya Chapman (The Chapman Group)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Re-Imagining Long-Term Care Homes

      Re-imagining long-term care homes – the new normal.

      Long-term care homes are vulnerable as a result of a global pandemic. The restrictions required to mitigate COVID-19 will continue for the foreseeable future.

      Facilitated by Tanya Chapman, this series of three 90-minute free online workshops will assist your team to develop an action plan for the new normal; and to think through the design, structure and access to long-term care.

      Your new plan will help you to:

      • Define the new normal: how you will deliver service in a different way, understand the gaps between “now" and the “new normal”
      • Transition to the new normal: develop a detailed action plan, determine how to manage the change
      • Monitor the new normal: know what and how to monitor, when to adjust again, and who is involved

      You will leave with a toolkit and an actionable plan to address your individualized needs.

      Online Workshop - 4.5 hours (3 * 1.5 hour)

      Facilitators (English)
      Tanya Chapman (The Chapman Group)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Social Enterprise

      A social enterprise is a business with social goals that sells products/services in the marketplace and reinvests its profits into social, environmental or cultural goals. This course is geared to anyone interested in learning more about how the social enterprise model can meet their goals. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of what a social enterprise is and:

      • Learn about the opportunities for social enterprise
      • Better understand the risks and challenges 
      • Gain tools to help assess if social enterprise will work for your business idea
      • Learn about the various structures of social enterprise
      • Find out about resources to support social enterprise in New Brunswick and beyond
      Online Workshop - 2.5 hours

      Facilitators (English)
      Wendy Keats (Keats & Associates)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Strategic Planning

      The workshop enables participants to gain knowledge about the strategic and operational planning process while focusing on the sequences and steps necessary to develop, update and measure the results and outcomes of the planning exercise.

      Participants will be engaged by sharing and exchanging with others to better understand the challenges and issues faced by board members and managers in planning for the future.

      Learning objectives: 

      • Understand the process, requirements and conditions for developing a strategic plan. 
      • Engage board members in a participatory process in developing a strategic and operational plan.
      • Recognize the limits of strategic planning due to their dependence on resources (financial and human) and the choices to be made.
      • Translate concepts into real-life situations that organizations face today and in the future.
      • Develop an evaluation mechanism to assess the process and ultimate outcomes of the strategic planning exercise
      Online Workshop - 3 hour

      Facilitators (English)
      Jean-Guy Vienneau (JGV Consultants Inc.)


      Facilitators (French)
      Jean-Guy Vienneau (JGV Consultants Inc.)


      Upcoming Workshops (0)
    • Team Engagement from a Distance

      You will learn to use leadership techniques that engage employees to contribute more, adapt quickly to everyday changes and stress and maintain highly productive working relationships… all while working in from a distance! 

      Being part of a productive team requires the ability to lead during these times of change while keeping employees engaged. This workshop will help participants develop their leadership skills to adapt to our changing workplace landscape. Find out how you can improve engagement within your team during this workshop that will focus on the following: 


      • Evaluate your own organizations health and resilience, plus new ways to lead
      • Use engagement strategies to effectively manage teams at a distance
      • Review ways to create trust and accountability
      • Identify opportunities to celebrate positive outcomes
      • Develop an action plan that can be applied immediately


      Carolyn Watson, CPHR is an experienced HR professional with over 20 years of delivering tailored HR services to inspire employee performance. She has helped organizations in the private, public and the not for profit sectors.

      Online Workshop - 2 hours

      Facilitators (English)
      Carolyn Watson (Cwatson HR Consulting)


      Facilitators (French)
      *Unavailable

      Upcoming Workshops (0)