Wendy has 40+ years experience as a trainer, consultant, evaluator, and mediator. She has worked with over 300 non-profits in areas ranging from governance and strategic planning to training, human resource management, and evaluation. Wendy is also a certified mediator and trainer in Interest-based Negotiation and Facilitation. She spent 10 years as a senior faculty member of UPEI’s Centre for Life-Long Learning where she specialized in conflict resolution for the not-for-profit sector.
Wendy’s other key areas of expertise include:
• Governance – providing training and consultation on a wide range of issues related to the roles, responsibilities and best practices of Boards of Directors including policy development, member relations, fiduciary duties, democratic decision-making, and human resource and volunteer management.
• Evaluation and organizational reviews: designing and carrying out participatory evaluations on programs, operations and governance; conducting reviews or audits to assess and make recommendations about the organization’s structure, governance, human and financial management, policies and procedures, programs and services.
• Strategic Planning and Organizational Development – designing and facilitating strategic planning sessions, developing and assessing social enterprise ideas, conducting feasibility studies, preparing business plans, structural analysis and development, operations and human resource management.
• Conflict Management - using interest-based processes (i.e. mediation/facilitation) to help group’s resolve conflicts between staff, board, volunteers or clients; working with groups to develop policies and procedures that minimize conflict; providing training to groups that help build skills and knowledge to resolve and prevent conflict.
Non profits must have a clear Vision and Mission to effectively develop strategies, programs and services that achieve their goals and to monitor and measure their progress. This interactive course is designed for Boards and staff of non profits who will learn:
Times are changing for nonprofits in Canada.
Funding through grants and donations is going the way of the dodo bird and being used less and less by government and foundations. Today, organizations are being expected to use social innovation and new tools under the social finance umbrella such as impact investing, outcomes-based funding, social procurement, and even investor tax credits to fund many of their programs and services.
Learn more about these new tools and about the federal government's Investment Readiness and Social Finance Funds that are rolling out across the country. This workshop is geared to anyone who wants to learn more about the new way forward in financing co-ops, social enterprise, and community initiatives.
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