Friday, August 17, 2007

2007-08 Social Economy Certificate/Workshop Series

The Social Economy Centre (SEC) of the University of Toronto is pleased to offer its 2007-08 workshop series. These half-day workshops (9 am to noon) can be taken individually or applied towards a Certificate (requires completion of 5 or more workshops).

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September 21, 2007: BOARD-MANAGEMENT RELATIONS: Bridge the gap between the ideal and reality in the governance of community organizations. Full description.
Workshop Leader: Vic Murray, University of Victoria

October 26: ROCK PAPER SCISSORS: Gain insights and enhance your strategies for voluntary sector/government relations. Full description.
Workshop Leader: Peter Elson, University of Toronto

November 30: GREEN YOUR ORGANIZATION SO EVERYONE WINS!: Turn your organization in a sustainable direction – environmentally, economically and socially. Full description.
Workshop Leaders: Paula Anderson, Manager, Waste Reduction Program, Peterborough Green-Up; and Sue McGregor-Hunter, Executive Director, Peterborough Green-Up

January 30, 2008: NON-PROFITS AND EMERGING INTERNET TECHNOLOGIES : Explore ways internet-mediated technology can add value to your organization. Full description.
Workshop Leader: Sherida Ryan, University of Toronto

February 29 , 2008: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN NON-PROFITS AND OTHER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS: Develop progressive human resource management practices for non-profit organizations. Full description.
Workshop Leader: Kunle Akingbola, University of Toronto

March 28: SOCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR NON-PROFITS AND CO-OPERATIVES: Learn how to account for volunteer value in your organization. Full description.
Workshop Leaders: Laurie Mook, University of Toronto; Jack Quarter, University of Toronto; B.J. Richmond, York University; and Eric Plato, Frontier College

April 25: STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR NON-PROFITS, CO-OPERATIVES AND OTHER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS: Discover how to develop a strategic plan that really works! Full description.
Workshop Leader: Jane Garthson, Garthson Leadership Centre

May 30: MENTORING IN NON-PROFITS: Learn how the Mentors Circle can add value to your organization. Full description.
Workshop Leader: Elizabeth Verwey, Small Office Mentors

June 20: COLLABORATION THROUGH CO-LOCATION: STRATEGIES FOR SHARING RESOURCES: Explore how organizations can work together to achieve greater efficiency and build a sense of community. Full description.
Workshop Leader: Eli Malinsky, Centre for Social Innovation

To register, click here.

For more information contact Lisa White at:

Please note; space is reserved in these workshops on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cost: $100 + GST for the first workshop, and $85 + GST for subsequent workshops. A Certificate is awarded for 5 or more courses.

Location: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Ontario (St. George subway station)

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