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Nov
18

We need you…

Posted by: in North West, Uncategorized

As we move forward  with Knowledgeconnector.ca we remain vigilant in posting and updating learning opportunities on the website. This is where we need your help…

The new website continues to link learners throughout rural Alberta to various learning and training opportunities with just a click of a mouse. In addition, learners are able to go online and fill out their own ASK (attitudes, skills & knowledge) Assessment Tool which helps you identify your leadership strengths and gap areas by providing a printable “report card”. This report card will automatically link you to various listed learning opportunities and learning providers. (exert re-posted form an earlier blog).

Not only is the new website “learner friendly” but we have included a section for learning providers as well. Individual learning providers (which we like to call LP’s) can go online and register their organization/agency and post their own learning opportunities. As well each LP is provided with their own login in and password which enables them to go in and edit anytime.

Here is how it works:

What is a Learning Provider?

An agency or individual who are providing leadership development learning opportunities for leaders working in the voluntary/non-profit sector.  This includes both non-profit and for-profit organizations and individuals.

Learning Provider Categories:

Program Developers: Those organizations or individuals who design and deliver learning opportunities for their own membership base, or
general non-profit sector.

Hosts:
These are organization that may host a learning opportunity developed by another organization.   For example the Volunteer Centres who host through iCCAN the courses developed by Volunteer Alberta; libraries, and Community Learning Councils.  These most often will be regionally focused learning providers.

Facilitator’s:
This is a third category, such as a Municipal Community Services Department, who seek out and identify specific learning opportunities for their  own membership, or client base.

For-Profit Learning Providers:  Includes both organizations and private consultants.

Registering as a Learning Provider is as easy as 1-2-3 Visit www.knowledgeconnector.ca

Click on “Learning Provider Registration” in the top right hand corner. Select which category you wish to register in

  • Nonprofit Basic Free 10 Listings per year – Your organization must be a registered nonprofit
  • Nonprofit Unlimited $250 per year – Unlimited Listings Receive a public Profile including logo and bio Includes a Volunteer
    Alberta Membership (New Members Only) Your organization must be a registered nonprofit
  • For-profit Unlimited $350 per year Unlimited Listings Receive a public Profile including logo and bio

We want your feedback on the website with “all the bells and whistles” it provides. Enjoy learning…. and post a learning opportunity share your wisdom and knowledge with other deserving rural Alberta learners.

If you have any questions or comments contact KnowledgeConnector HQ 1.780.497.4780

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Sep
24

Wow what a week…

Posted by: in North West

TGIF!!

Wow what a week; once again I have put on over 1200 km to my car this week travelling the North West region of Alberta spreading the word on KnowledgeConnector. I just got home from my final KnowledgeConnector “Launch” presentation in celebration of the big event this past Monday. If you just joined us, let me catch you up to speed…

First, on September 19th, Volunteer Alberta official Launched KnowledgeConnector.ca, and what an event that was. We had 7 host sites throughout Alberta (including Edmonton and Calgary) that was broadcasted through iCCAN. I would like to take this opportunity to extend a huge thank you to the staff at the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau (GPVSB) for co-hosting the event with me. You ladies “rock”.

We had over 100 individuals in attendance at our various “launch” sites throughout Alberta. Everyone had the opportunity to be welcomed by our “fearless leader”, Karen Lynch, executive director of Volunteer Alberta, where she shared her words of wisdom and enthusiasm fo this project. Following her,  we had the opportunity to view the new website (with all the new bells and whistles) under the guidance of our trusty KnowledgeConnector Project  Manager, Toby Rabinovitz. Following that, we had the privilege of listening to Jann Beeston, chairperson of Rural Alberta Development Fund Board (RADF) share her insight and knowledge of what it means to be a leader in the nonprofit/volunteer sector.

The new website allows learners throughout rural Alberta to link to various learning and training opportunities with just a click of a mouse. In addition, learners are able to go online and fill out their own ASK (attitudes, skills & knowledge) Assessment Tool which helps you identify your leadership strengths and gap areas by providing a printable “report card”. This report card will automatically link you to various listed learning opportunities listed on the website.

Not only is the new website “learner friendly” but we have included a section for learning providers as well. Individual learning providers (which we like to call LP’s) can go online and register their organization/agency and post their own learning opportunities. As well each LP is provided with their own login in and password which inables them to go in and edit anytime.

Now “go forth my people…” (sorry Toby just could not resist it seemed fitting) and enjoy the experience. We want your feedback on the website with “all the bells and whistles” it provides. Enjoy learning….

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Aug
23

Learning Providers In Central East Alberta

Posted by: in Central East

Calling all learning providers! If you offer training, workshops, seminars or development opportunities related to leadership skills we want to hear from you.

As you are likely aware, the second phase of knowledgeconnector.ca will be launched on September 19th, 2011 and we are working hard to make sure that we populate the site with as many valuable learning opportunities as possible and that’s where you come in.

But first, what exactly is a learning provider?

A learning provider is an organization (nonprofit or for profit) that offers training in terms of workshops, seminars, webcasts, resources or education. We want to promote your learning opportunities if you specifically offer learning that relates to leadership attitudes, skills and knowledge needed in the nonprofit/voluntary sector. You will want to keep in mind though, that many leadership skills are interchangeable in various sectors. So, if your organization’s learning opportunities do not specifically target the NPVS we still want to hear about what you have to offer. To see how this is applicable read Robert’s blog from the Central West region.

Please also keep in mind, that many organizations out there are convenors of learning and know of great learning providers in their region. So, if you are a learning convener we also want to hear from you as well.

KnowledgeConnector.ca will be the one-stop-shop for learning opportunities for the nonprofit/voluntary sector and with as many as 19,000 nonprofit/voluntary organizations in Alberta we will need your input and involvement. Some great examples of learning providers that tailor to the nonprofit/voluntary sector include:

Charity Village
HR Council for the Nonprofit Sector
Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ACE Communities)

If you are a learner I encourage you to see some of the great learning opportunities that relate to your specific learning goals and if you are a learning provider contact us today to become registered on knowledgeconnector.ca.

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

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Aug
16

Grow your reach, creating and linking Learning Opportunities…

Posted by: in North West

Join  Alberta’s learning providers (public/institutional government, post secondary institutions, private sector consultants community, corporate and NP/VO – capacity organizations) in a discussion on how to increase interest and registration in courses geared towards leaders of the nonprofit/ voluntary sector. Grow your reach and draw potential registrants from across Rural Alberta.

KnowledgeConnector.ca is designed to connect rural Alberta nonprofit/voluntary organizations and individuals to targeted learning opportunities in line with their specific interests, needs and training objectives. We need to hear from you, the Learning Provider, as to what we can do to facilitate your support and involvement in the KnowledgeConnector.

Discussion Topics:

  • ASK (attitudes, skills, knowledge) Leadership Competency Assessment Tool: Where do your learning opportunities link with the framework? 6 competency areas are: Big Picture Thinking, Strategic Thinking, Planning and Organizing, Management & Governance, Relationship Building, & Self Awareness and Development)
  • What do you see as benefits of involvement for learning providers?
  • Registration procedures(online) for the learning providers.
  • What information would help you as a learning provider identify learning priorities.
  • How would you see KnowledgeConnector assisting you in promotion and marketing your learning opportunity? – expanding your reach into rural communities.
  • What opportunity do you see to be a sponsor/partner with “featured” information about the organization prominently displayed on the website?

Community sustainability and growth relies on building leadership, knowledgeable volunteers and employees, and on creating a passion for learning.

So join the discussion, I look forward to your feedback, any questions or comments please contact me at yvonne.rempel@knowledgeconnector.ca

Mark September 19th on your Calendar for our official Website launch of KnowledgeConnector.ca

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Aug
02

Are You a Leader?

Posted by: in North West

Many people are leaders but are unaware of it!

1.    Have you ever helped a person or a group to achieve a common goal?

2.   Are you open, friendly and easily connect with people?

3.   Do you donate time or money to helping others on a regular basis?

4.   Do  you recognize and acknowledge the creative and innovative ideas of others?

5.    Are you involved in the nonprofit voluntary sector?

If you have answered yes to all 5 of these questions, then the A.S.K Leadership Assessment is right for you!

Leadership training should emphasize personal development and developing character (building confidence, trustworthiness, and credibility with others).

Individuals can be brought together for common training and learning opportunities. Consider a mentorship program where leaders (Yes that is you…) who have a skill or knowledge in a specific area may be matched with someone who has identified the competency areas as a learning priority. This process can also be used by organizations to develop a common learning plan based on agreed upon areas for development.

If you are interested in hosting a workshop in your community or within your organization please let me know!  And please remember these are FREE WORKSHOPS for everyone in the nonprofit/voluntary sector. The NW Regional Capacity Coordinator is available to facilitate this workshop for FREE.

We are adding new learning opportunities all the time to the website. We are also are looking for your feedback on how user-friendly the website is. Is there something missing? Your feedback is valuable and necessary to provide a quality product to our participants.

I have to give credit to Amanda my fellow RCC from Southern Alberta for allowing me in using her idea in this weeks blog. Please checkout her blog as well. Thanks Amanda!!

To schedule a FREE ASK workshop please email me yvonne.rempel@knowledgeconnector.ca

 

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