The Community Sector Council delivers workshops, presentations and webinars on a variety of topics specific to the voluntary, community sector. We can also provide customized training to your board or staff.
Community Sector Council training programs are designed by experienced trainers to address the specific needs of voluntary, nonprofit community groups. In fact, CSC conducted thorough research to determine the training requirements of the sector. Whether your organization is run solely by volunteers or you have several paid staff members, these sessions are tailored to your needs.
BOARD DEVELOPMENT AND RISK MANAGEMENT SESSIONS
Shape up or Ship Out – Sound Governance for Strong Organizations
Effective governance and risk management is important for any voluntary, community-based organization. Boards of Directors need to effectively provide direction that permits the organization to achieve its objectives, meet legal obligations, and act in a fiscally prudent manner. Essentially, directors owe a duty to every person or group the organizations they govern deals with.
Get on board and let CSC help you build an effective and dynamic Board of Directors with a customized session full of important information – whether you are a new Board member or seasoned Board Chair. Topic covered in our Board development sessions include:
Using a Board Manual
Board Staff Relations
Roles and responsibilities of board members
Insurance for boards
Volunteer Management Series
Take part in our comprehensive Volunteer Management Certificate series! Successful management of volunteers involves several key elements. Careful planning for volunteer involvement benefits both the organization and its precious resource of volunteers. The Volunteer Centre has developed a series of 7 workshops designed to provide the practical skills and information needed to carry out a vibrant and sustainable program for volunteers. Although each workshop can be taken individually, completion of all 7 results in a certificate in Volunteer Management from the Community Sector Council.
Finders/Keepers: Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers
Looking for new volunteers? This session will help you think about new ways to engage volunteers in your community, tried and true recruitment techniques, and how to be a good ambassador for your organization. Also, learn tips to engage and motivate the volunteers you already have.
SESSIONS FOR CHARITIES
CSC offers the following skills development session for registered charities:
1- Calculate your Fundraising Ratio: A Tour of the Online Assessment Tool
2- Need Help from CRA? A Review of their Online Resources in Under 20 Minutes: Worth a Visit!
3- Effective Fundraising, 10 Best Practices to Keep you on Track
4- Ten Steps to Error-free Receipting
5- Findings on Atlantic Charity T3010s and fundraising
6- Common errors on the T3010 related to fundraising costs and how to avoid them
7- Books and Records - Moving from Fundraising Allocation to SA or Excel
8- Line by line allocation of fundraising expenses for the T3010
9- Annual Check up - Aligning Fundraising Reports with the T3010
10- Checklist on compliance - Moving the T3010 through staff, board and on to CRA
Find out more about CSC’s training for charities at our Atlantic Charities Learning Exchange website at www.atlanticcharities.ca.
Looking for a workshop that’s designed just for your community group? Our experienced trainers are available to deliver tailored sessions to fit your needs.
Whether you require a brief presentation on risk management for your next Board meeting or a three-hour intensive workshop on volunteer recruitment, CSC can provide customized sessions from any of our offerrings. Not sure if we have what you are looking for? Contact us, we’d be happy to discuss your needs and provide you with a quote.
Some comments from participants of CSC's workshops.
"This was such an informative day. I feel more confident in my ability as a board member and how to carry out my duties and obligations." - Effective Governance and Community Relations
"Your presentation was greeted with a great deal of enthusiasm, and you made the subject of Board Governance interesting and lively, which is no small feat. In the short time that you were given you managed to present a detailed overview and some useful information that our delegates can use effectively within their communities and on their boards." - Board Governance
"Many positive comments were received from delegates about the CSC Volunteer Management workshop. They mostly enjoyed the group activities, presenter's enthusiasm and the case studies. They learned tips on recruiting, volunteer needs, and got lots of ideas." - Volunteer Management
"I really enjoyed the session on volunteer management and I know I will use the information in every single organization I'm involved with. The information was very practical and the facilitator was interesting, exciting and dynamic." - Volunteer Management
“I picked up so many ideas that I can use right away in my organization to help get more volunteers and keep the ones we have.” - Recruiting Volunteers
“I had no idea that managing volunteers involved so much. Plus, it was so much fun! I recommend this to anyone who deals with even one volunteer a year.” - Recruiting Volunteers
"I attended the workshop hoping to become informed but considering the topic I fully expected the day to be a little boring. I was surprised! The presenter found a way to include us in the discussion, make the topic interesting and even almost fun." - Completeing the T3010A Information Form
"I enjoyed the workshop because I learned more about volunteering and how important it is to me and my town. It inspired me to think about becoming a volunteer and getting involved with things were I can help." - Youth Board Leadership
To make arrangements for workshop delivery or to discuss your specific needs please contact:
Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador
P.O. Box 2222
230 Airport Blvd.
1st Floor, Fraser Mall
Gander, NL A1V 2N9
Tel: 709-651-1140 Fax: 709-651-1142