Volunteer Campbell River offers community workshops on effective board governance and engaging youth

Volunteer Campbell River is offering workshops to help volunteers run their organizations:

I’m on a board – Now what?

n Friday, Jan. 27; 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Board members are leaders of the organization and play an important role in the success of the organization.

Strong, knowledgeable boards help the organizations provide vision, establish community credibility, and network as effective advocates for the society.

This workshop is for board members and Executive Directors/key staff and it will address the fundamentals of effective governance by defining the basic roles and responsibilities of the board and the board’s relationship with key staff.  Topics covered will include: Board models and roles, Board structure, Legal obligations of boards, Characteristics of effective boards, Implementation of goals, Board responsibility for its own performance, Identification of expected individual board members, Organizational structure – board and staff relationships, Board in Action.

Registration for this workshop held at the Enterprise Centre is only $35 per person for Volunteer Campbell River members or $50. for other community members.

n Networking lunch and Youth Engagement Workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 22 12 – 5 p.m.

This interactive workshop explores youth engagement models and practices.  Participants will discuss Roger Hart’s Model of Youth Engagement and discuss the challenges and barriers to involving youth in community work.  Participants will identify and gain tools for engaging youth in community.

This workshop will be facilitated by PeerNetBC providing training, resources and support to peer-led initiatives across British Columbia, fostering opportunities for people to learn from each other and make connections.

The opportunity to attend this lunch and learn at the Maritime Heritage Centre is $40. pp for Volunteer Campbell River members or $60 pp for other community members.

Register by calling 250-287-8111 or email mail@volunteerbc.ca with your name and agency contact information.  Then, follow up with payment by cash or cheque to Volunteer Campbell River, 900 Alder Street, Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., beside the mural.  Limited seating.