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Feb
10

Leadership Skills: At The Heart of All Non-profit/Voluntary Organizations

Posted by: in Central East, Global News, Uncategorized

The Central Alberta Regional Network is committed, hard-working and passionate about the conservation and preservation of historical artifacts throughout Alberta. The organization contains over 50 museum members that are located throughout Central Alberta. These museums range from ones such as the Millet and District Museum, Archives and Visitor Information Centre to the large Calgary Glenbow Museum.

As a voluntary sector organization, CARMN faces common challenges that many organizations face. Members are always on the look-out for more volunteers, funding opportunities, board governance skills and succession planning education. That being said, they are also very proactive at facing those challenges. For example, last week they booked an A.S.K. Leadership Assessment for the afternoon portion of their bi-monthly meeting.

I discovered at the workshop that CARMN regularly works on enhancing their professional development. In fact, they regularly utilize AMA – the Alberta Museum Association, for professional development opportunities. You might not have guessed this, but the AMA offers a wide range of professional development opportunities ranging from workshops in board development and grant writing skills to certificates programs in Museum Studies. To view these great learning opportunities visit their site here.

AMA and CARMN also offer a great leadership program called NextGen.  If you visit their site you will read that “NextGen: Canada has proven to fill a need in the Canadian museum sector by providing learning opportunities for emerging and mid-career professionals. This immersive program offers an exceptional development opportunity for participants as they explore their leadership abilities and gain the knowledge, skills, and wisdom they need to become even more effective leaders.”

Leadership development is clearly a strategy recognized within many sub sectors within the nonprofit/voluntary sector of Alberta to enhance organizational capacity. Within the identified non-profit/voluntary subsectors such as Culture and Recreation, Education and Research, Social Services and so on, many great communities have grown to work together to support their own. If you belong to a community such as CARMN, that offers leadership development opportunities, I encourage you to share the excellent marketing strategy available through KnowledgeConnector. If you are looking for other leadership development opportunities visit our site often for new opportunities that are being posted weekly.

Victoria Poschadel | 780.945.6134 | victoria.poschadel@knowledgeconnector.ca

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