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Help non-profits run more effective meetings, work smarter and not harder

This fall, Volunteer Campbell River, in partnership with the Campbell River Community Foundation and Volunteer BC, will offer a series of four workshops for non-profit organizations.

The North Island Board Institute workshops’ content aim to help non-profits run more effective meetings, work smarter and not harder, unveil volunteer recognition and make tough conversations great.


Oct. 16

  • 9 a.m. to noon: Effective Meetings for Not-for-profits, facilitated by Garland Coulson, will touch on keeping meetings on track and time, dealing with “negative Nellies”, effective brainstorming and making sure the right people are at the meetings.
  • 1 to 4 pm: Work Smarter, Not Harder, facilitated by Garland Coulson, will address unproductive tasks, delegating more effectively, time management and handling larger projects easily.


Oct. 23

  • 9 a.m. to noon: Making Tough Conversations Great, facilitated by Julia Menard, will cover the risks and benefits of bringing up a tough conversation, the power of leading with intent and using clear language and clear agreements.
  • 1 to 4 p.m.: Volunteer Recognition Unveiled, facilitated by Beth Cougler Blom, will discuss volunteer motivation and how it is linked to recognition, and how it might look different depending on who your volunteers are.


Each workshop is available for $35 per person for Volunteer Campbell River member agencies, and $50 per person for non-members. They will be held at the Maritime Heritage Museum on Oct. 16 and 23, starting at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. each day.

To register, contact Louise Howes at louise@volunteercr.ca or call 250-287-8111. Seats are limited so register early to avoid disappointment.