Workshop Learning Streams

The Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance has training opportunities that align with our three learning streams: (1) Volunteer Management, (2) Board Governance and Leadership, and (3) Organizations. Continue reading for more information.

 

(1) Volunteer Management Stream

 

    • For managers of volunteer resources
    • Learn to help volunteers affect positive change
    • Learn to help volunteers fulfill your organization’s mission.
    • Offered at the introductory and advanced levels

 

Introductory learning:

    • Designed for those who are new to the profession or new to managing volunteers
    • Learn to create and implement a volunteer engagement and management plan
    • Inspire confidence in the volunteer manager’s ability to welcome and retain volunteers.

 

Advanced learning:

    • Designed for those who have experience managing volunteers,
    • Learn to strategize and evaluate volunteer engagement
    • Build the skills and tactics to be the voice of volunteerism within your organization

 

(2) Board Governance and Leadership Stream

 

    • For board members and senior leaders
    • Offered at the introductory and advanced levels

 

Introductory learning:

    • Designed for those who are new to board governance as board members or senior-level leaders
    • Learn to understand the basics of board governance and responsibilities with respect to structure; planning and evaluation; financial and human resources stewardship; risk management; community and stakeholder relations; and accountability.

 

Advanced learning:

    • Designed for those who have experience in board or senior-level positions
    • Learn to evaluate responsibilities with respect to legislative changes, trends in governance and the sector; evaluations of a board’s health, members and relationships; apply both inward- and outward-facing approaches to determine the board’s effectiveness in leading the organization to mission achievement

 

(3) Organizations Stream

 

    • For any member of an organization responsible for one of its functions/systems as a means of mission achievement.
    • Learn about organizational health in the areas of communications, evaluation, HR, legislation, planning (strategic and operational), financial management, technology, health and safety, equality and diversity, reporting, and sector trends and research.
    • The knowledge and skills that can be applied by the organization’s stewards will result in a more welcoming, inclusive, resilient organization.