The Grande Prairie Regional Association of Volunteer Organizations provides opportunities for anyone to gain new skills through professional development training. Clinics are developed based on feedback from the community and emerging trends within the volunteer/non-profit and community services sectors. Currently scheduled Clinics are listed below. Please note: unless indicated otherwise all classes offered are open to anyone to attend.
We are also able to provide customized classes on a contract basis
Philosophy of Course Development and Delivery
Blending theory and practice, engaging participants through active learning, and encouraging critical thinking, we are committed to the delivery of a professional curriculum to assist participants in attaining skills and knowledge to enhance their work and/or volunteer experience and to meet the needs of our community.
For more information on programming and customized classes contact us at 780-538-2727 or email@example.com
Capacity Development through Diversity & Inclusion is a comprehensive 2-day course perfect for your staff/team of 6-12 participants.
Both days are 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Day 1 covers Core Diversity Topics, Workplace and Board Diversity
Day 2 covers Indigenous Histories & Perspectives
Cost for Members: Free
Cost for non-members: $350 per person
If your agency less than 6 participants you can partner with another organization. Maximum of 12 participants per session.
Program is available in the Northwest Peace Region at your location.
10-day cancellation notice is required
During this two-day course participants will explore their own value systems, beliefs and biases to discover how they may affect their own perception of other people and groups.
Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and interact with each other.
It is through asking questions that people learn the values, customs and beliefs that exist between their own culture and different cultures.
A Canadian focus with emphasis on our Northwest Peace Region including:
Indigenous communities and their histories
Diversity through international immigration
After completing our sessions, organizations will be better able to:
Identify and address their own biases
Model genuine sensitivity and respect
Create and utilize policies and procedures that are sensitive and inclusive
Recruit diversified Board Members
Engage with their client community in assessing needs and planning programs
Recognize and respect the needs and preferences of the individual client
Maintain a commitment to cultural competence
For more information contact our Capacity Development Coordinator at 780-538-2727 ext. 104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org