Current Course Offerings
Board Members and their Roles
Have you been asked to sit on a non-profit board and you lack a job description? Whether you are an experienced board member or a first-timer, come and find out what being a board member means and how to best fill the role.
(80265 BISC BSU13 H5A) Gerry Dyble, 1 session, Thu, 6–9 pm, $70.
Starts Nov 6
Introduction to Business of Non-Profit
The business of non-profits can be challenging to define. There is a need to demystify the non-profit world. This course will provide a history of and examine the need for non-profits in today’s society and look toward what the future has for non-profits in this everchanging political climate. Topics in clude identifying the nonprofit’s core competency and leveraging this asset to help compete for scarce resource dollars in an ever-changing economic climate; and how having the right board members, the commitment, and a vision for success will help lead your non-profit into the future.
(80267 BISC BSU12 H5A) Gerry Dyble, 1 session, Sat, 9 am–4 pm, $110.
Starts Oct 25
Proposal writing: A necessary evil or a vicious circle? This course will provide an overview of the pros and cons of seeking funding. The course will examine the who, what, when, where, and why of proposal writing before demonstrating how to write a successful proposal.
(80268 BISC FR02 H5A) Darla Dickinson, 1 session, Sat, 10 am–4 pm, $85.
Starts Nov 1
Discipline and Terminations
This 15-hour course will provide students who are supervising or managing work teams with basic knowledge and strategies to prevent difficult employee discipline situations from spiralling out of control and into legal trouble.
Addressing disciplinary issues is a reality for most managers, yet it is also a stressful process that many managers address minimally or avoid altogether. But, if disciplinary issues are avoided or handled poorly, they often lead to serious legal problems for the individuals involved and the organization.
While we often hear about the dangers of knee-jerk firing, we seldom hear about the fallout from doing too little, too late. Leaving problems to worsen can poison entire work groups and permanently damage the team’s cohesiveness and collaborative spirit. Ultimately the situation reflects poorly on the manager because you did not stand up for the overall effectiveness and productivity of their employees. In fact, if trust and confidence within the work group is severely damaged, it might take considerable time for the wounds to heal and the group to return to full function.
To avoid these problems this course will assist you to understand how to handle both the discipline and termination process in order to minimize legal problems and keep work teams functioning smoothly.
CHILLIWACK — Five Corners Plaza
(80309 BISC HRM16 F5A) Marilyn Lawrie, 5 sessions, Thu, 6:30–9:30pm, $235.
Starts Oct 16
Last updated Oct 6, 2014