Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance

The Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance is a partnership of PIN, The People and Information Network and the Volunteer Action Centre of Waterloo Region who provide professional development as part of their services. It is an Education and Training service for community benefit organizations in the Region of Waterloo and Wellington County offering training and consultation in board governance, organizational wellness and volunteer engagement.

We envision strong, resilient organizations that create strength and well-being in their communities and are pleased to present the following workshops in the Wellington County and Waterloo Regional areas.

The Future Is Now.

This unique hybrid event will broadcast valuable content from leaders of volunteers from all over North America and include peer-to-peer discussions that will help problem solve and examine new concepts within the voluntary sector. 

Tech trends transforming 2020 and beyond.

Leaders of volunteers presenting include:

Valuable information that you can utilize in your daily work as leaders of volunteers. 

Space is limited. Light refreshments and lunch provided. 

To register for this workshop, click here.

This workshop will shed light on how the Volunteer Action Centre’s interactive online Working with Newcomer Volunteers training modules can provide you with tangible steps to build bridges across cultural differences and strengthen a sense of belonging in your nonprofit.

By the end of this workshop, volunteer managers will:

i) Understand intercultural communication competence as a developmental process;

ii) Identify tangible steps to enhancing intercultural communication skills and understanding;

iii) Understand how intercultural competence can help make the transition from diversity to deeper inclusion in your nonprofit;

iv) Learn about intercultural competence assessments and intercultural development plans – at the individual or group level.

Friday, November 8 from 9:00 am to 12 noon in Kitchener.

Learn more about this workshop and register here.

Seeking to Recruit Board Members?

Many non-profit organizations struggle to find appropriate and qualified board members because community members with governance experience, organizational knowledge, and passion for the cause can be hard to find.

Thursday, February 13 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm in Guelph

Learn more about this workshop and register here

Mentorship programs rely on a solid volunteer engagement process and finding the right fit for your mentors and mentees. You have an opportunity to recruit great volunteers from the beginning and create relationships that will grow into the future.

Join us as we look at:

  • volunteer engagement challenges, barriers, solutions and fresh ideas for mentorship programs.
  • Identify areas of strength and areas of growth in your volunteer program
  • Establish structures for a successful and well-supervised volunteer mentoring program
  • Apply recruitment and screening techniques to find the best volunteer fit

Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 9:00 am to 12 noon in Guelph.

Learn more about this workshop and register here

Teamwork makes the dream work!

Whether you are an employee, volunteer, family member or friend, the ability of a group of people to work together is critical to achieving larger organizational or community goals.

Teamwork requires people to share their individual skills and expertise and to leverage the skills and expertise of others to achieve something greater than what would be possible by a single individual.

This course explores key characteristics of strong teams and provides practical advice on how to be an effective team member or leader.

Thursday, May 28 from 9:00 am to 12 noon in Guelph

Learn more about this workshop and register here.

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