10 Carden Spring Workshop Series – Register Today!

10 Carden is committed to building on the strengths of its member organizations, while maximizing their capacity to bring about social change.

Our second workshop series is tailored to the interests and skills that you, our members, highlighted in conversations with Katarina Vuckovic, earlier this year. We’ve also thrown in two movie screenings as a result of popular demand.

We are excited to feature some 10 Carden members as leads for this series and encourage other members to consider leading workshops for our Fall 2011 series. Learning from one another and working together, we can accelerate our collective impact.

Register below.

Food-Related Movie Screening and Discussion

Saturday, May 14th: 1 – 3:30 pm

with Shelene Douglas, our wonderful co-op student

Join us for a movie screening of FRESH.   A great opportunity to bring foodies together after the farmer’s market.  Bring your market goodies to share with others!  This movie screening is organized by our co-op student, Shelene Douglas.  You’ll get to learn more about her goals of connecting youth to local, sustainable food production and education.

Finding Balance: Managing Stress and Staying Healthy as a Small Business Owner

Monday, May 16th: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
with Lorraine Blackwell, BA, RHN

Stress is a normal and necessary part of being human. But as a small business owner, stress levels can become unmanageable and harmful to your health. With a focus on nutrition, fitness, and mental wellness, this dynamic workshop will give you practical ways to improve your health, prevent unnecessary stress, and effectively manage the stress you can’t avoid.

Lorraine Blackwell is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and seasoned workshop facilitator who understands the challenge of handling stress as she balances her emerging business Terra Verde Wellness with a part-time job and being a mom. In addition to a BA and diploma in Natural Nutrition, Lorraine has completed courses in Adult Education and Coaching.

How to Work well with others on Projects, in Business and in Life

Monday, May 30th: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
with Carly O’Brien from the Achievement Centre

Join us for this fun, interactive session where you will learn some quick-to-implement techniques to help you get projects to stay on track and the people involved to enjoy the experience. Carly O’Brien, Principal of The Achievement Centre, will share real life examples and dissect the small things that make a big difference.

Most people do the best they can with what they have at the time; people who want more and are confident that they could achieve more, choose the Achievement Centre to help them.  Our goal is to engage you and your people to become self sufficient in the skills, mindset and habits that create sustainable, predictable achievement.

Connecting high-school youth to local and sustainable food systems

Thursday, June 9th: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
with Shelene Douglas, 10 Carden co-op student

Our wonderful co-op student, Shelene Douglas, is busy planning an event to connect high-school youth to food activists, farmers, and organizations supporting local and sustainable agriculture. On June 9th she is facilitating a networking forum for local food activists, organizations, and youth. We invite all food-related groups to join the conversation. The focus will be to connect high-school youth across the city to local food initiatives. More details to follow, but in the meantime, do connect to Shelene if your organization wants to get involved. [email protected]

Social Financing Options for Not-for-Profits and Small Businesses

Monday, June 13th: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
with Meridian

We’ll bring a representative from the Meridian to discuss social financing options for not-for-profits and small businesses. Come with your questions, and learn how Meridian can help you get started, launch a new project, or support you in your business or organization.

Four Generations and Workplace Diversity

Monday, May 2nd: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
with Allisa Scott, H.B.A, M.A, M.S.W., R.S.W

The 4 generations model will help you understand how the influence of age and social commonalities or differences will enable employees to work more effectively in our diverse society. Learn about how the 4 generations impacts productivity, efficiency and team building in the workplace. You will also learn how to use the change management model to benefit your workplace. Valuable strategies and tips for recruitment, and engaging the 4 generations in your workplace will also be shared.

Inclusive Counselling, Consulting and Training (ICC&T) offers counselling, consulting and training services that specialize in the areas of gender, sexuality and diversity.  We service the Waterloo Region and Wellington areas, but are also available by telephone or online for service if you live outside the area.  ICC&T  takes pride in being accessible, compassionate, inclusive, client-centered and supportive of diverse needs.

IT for the Small Business.  Keep “IT” Simple.

Monday, May 9th: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
with Sharon Bennett, Microsoft Small Business Specialist

This workshop will introduce the Small Office Home Office business owner to basic IT knowledge to improve, maintain and secure their current IT environment. Technology can enhance and improve a small business’ productivity, but most small business owners do not move forward with technology in their offices for various reasons. These reasons could include; it’s too expensive, they lack the skills to assess their technological needs or they feel they can get by with what they have. This seminar will give you basic understanding of the key concepts when dealing with technology in your office.

Bennett Business Connections is a registered Microsoft Partner and a certified Microsoft Small Business Specialist™. We can advise and assist in developing your IT structure to meet your current and future needs. We can work together to setup a single desktop, laptop or printer for your office. Your small business may be ready to move to a Small Business Server™ solution which would enable remote access, file and calendar sharing just to name a few benefits. Maybe a few team members need to be brought up to speed on the newest version of Microsoft Word or Excel, but do not require a full class. We can tailor a program that meets your training needs.