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Professional Development


ENGLISH TEACHERS RESOURCES
Posted May 29, 2017

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Dates: Workshops take place on alternating Saturdays
Time: 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Cost: Free - a light breakfast and lunch are included
About: CCI-LEX offers free support and materials for volunteer English teachers and tutors! Are you a community-based English tutor/teacher supporting refugees or other recent newcomers? We would like to support you! Come to one of our free workshops and receive training, lesson plans, and a stack of ready-to-go teaching materials (aimed at Beginner learners).
About CCI-LEX: Cultural Connections Institute – The Learning Exchang is a non-profit, charitable organization offering English as a Second Language classes to refugees, permanent and temporary residents, and citizens in Canada. Our mission is to promote personal growth for adults through English language instruction and the exchange of cultural knowledge.

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Media Workshop
The Persuaders
Posted April 18, 2017

Date: April 26th, 2017
Time: 9:00am to 12:00 noon
Cost: $55.00 per-person. Light refreshments included.
Location: Edmonton Intercultural Centre, 9538 – 107 Avenue (McCauley School)
Context: Aims at offering participants a critical opportunity to identify and understand what media platforms & tools could be the most effective to convey content & story. They will also explore key aspects of communicating with clarity, emotion, focus, sharp articulation, and examine how to influence public opinion, policymakers and communities, persuasively and ethically.
About: A workshop about storytelling your cause, persuasive social marketing and increasing the visibility/impact of the good work you and your organization do.
Info & Registration:leocamposa@gmail.com
Deadline for Registration: April 25th 2017

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COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MBA
Information Session
Posted March 8, 2017

Date: Monday March 13, 2017
Venues & Times: Rm WB312, HP Centre, NAIT at 10:15 am and 12:15 pm
Rm WA112, HP Centre, NAIT at 5:15 pm and 6:15 pm
About: You are invited to attend an information session about the MBA in Community Economic Development Program, that is being delivered by Cape Breton University in Edmonton: on alternate weekends at NAIT.
Context: The program resonates with people working in the public sector, community organizations, and entrepreneurial businesses. It attracts learners who wish to make a difference in their organizations/communities. The MBA in CED program caters to working people who need flexibility to complete a post-graduate degree program in less than two years on a part-time basis. Program Highlights: Flexible delivery. Learners can take all courses in quality face-to-face classes on select weekends, at NAIT's campus.
Quality: This graduate program has received the written approval of Alberta's Minister of Advanced Education and Technology, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the Ministry. Acclaimed faculty from across Canada.
Contact: If you cannot attend one of the sessions, please do not hesitate to contact George Karaphillis, Director of MBA CED Program, Cape Breton University at 1.902.563.1467
E: mba@cbu.ca or contact Nancy Frederick at NAIT 780.471.8362 | E: nfrederi@nait.ca

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ESL Workshops
Posted February 16, 2017

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Offered by: CCI-LEX
Dates: Workshops are held on alternating Saturdays
Time: 9:00am to 2:30pm
Participants: Community-based English tutor/teacher supporting refugees or other recent newcomers
Note: If you have a larger group of people who is interested in taking our workshop, we can come to you!
Cost: Free! Includes light breakfast/lunch, support & materials
Program: Receive free training, lesson plans & materials for English teachers and tutors, and a stack of ready-to-go teaching materials (aimed at Beginner learners)
About Us: Cultural Connections Institute – The Learning Exchange Edmonton www.cci-lex.ca | is a non-profit, charitable organization offering English as a Second Language classes to refugees, permanent and temporary residents, and citizens in Canada. Our mission is to promote personal growth for adults through English language instruction and the exchange of cultural knowledge.
Information: Contact CCI-LEX for details by Email: bel@cci-lex.ca | Ph: 780.944.0792

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Fundamentals of Fundraising
December 7, 2019

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Dates: January 27 & 28, 2017
Location: St. John’s Institute, 11024-82 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.
Time: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Refreshments: Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks are included in the registration. Participants are responsible for their own lunch – lunch is not provided.
About: Created for individuals with 0 to 4 years of fundraising experience, the AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course is composed of 7 modules designed by experience fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges non-profit organizations face every day. This 16 hour program includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals, making the learning experience substantive and enjoyabl
What will I learn? This course will introduce fundraisers to the fundamental concepts and techniques involving: overview of fundraising; developing an integrated fundraising program; building & sustaining relationships; marketing for ongoing success; securing the Gift; volunteer partners in fundraising; management & accountability.
For further details, contact: Heather Manning E: info@afpedmonton.ca | Telephone: 780.960.4188

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WORKSHOPS
New Alberta Workers (NAW)
Posted August 23, 2016

Context: Improving Workplace Health and Safety for Temporary Foreign Workers and other New-to-Alberta Workers
Length: 1.5 -2 hours any day of the week (including weekends) or time of day (including evenings)
Cost: FREE
Participants: Maximum number in a session: 20
PLEASE NOTE: The NAW program fits very well within ESL/EAL, job preparation, citizenship and other existing programs supporting newcomers. We would NOT suggest marketing it as a stand alone program.
About: New Alberta Workers is a province wide program provided by the Alberta Workers’ Health Centre in partnership with the Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative and the Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary. Workshops’ content is tailored to meet each group's need. We provide FREE workshops to support New to Alberta workers (Temporary Foreign Workers, immigrants and refugees) and those who support them to know more about how to improve workplace health and safety and to better understand our rights as workers under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. We have had great success providing the workshop with learners engaged in a number of programs with immigrant serving agencies, ethno-cultural community organizations and Community Adult Learning Councils across the province. We would be VERY pleased to provide the workshop for your community members or to participants in your programs!
What will you learn? Some workers may find it difficult to speak up about workplace health and safety issues. New Alberta Workers workshop provides information and resources that help workers to better understand and exercise their rights. Topics include: Information about occupational health and safety; How to identify workplace dangers and hazards; Rights and Responsibilities – The Three Worker Rights; The Right to Refuse process; The best ways workers can protect themselves; Resources (where to get help) including Workers’ Compensation Board.
Resources: We have done our best to develop resources and to deliver the program in an accessible and interactive manner for EAL/ESL participants at the intermediate and advanced levels. For basic EAL learners, our workshop facilitators can deliver the program in a variety of languages, including Tagalog, Russian and Spanish. We will also work with you to provide translation into first language, when necessary. The workshop is interactive and includes skits, and small and large group activities.
INFO: If you would like to learn more about the New Alberta Workers program or to schedule a workshop, please contact Lori Shortreed, Program Coordinator at 780.486.9009 | Toll free at: 1.888.729.4879 or by email to: info@newalbertaworkers.org

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Workshops
New Alberta Workers (NAW)
Posted January 13, 2016

About: NAW is a province wide program provided by the Alberta Workers’ Health Centre in partnership with the Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative and the Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary. We provide FREE workshops to support new to Alberta workers (Temporary Foreign Workers, immigrants/refugees) and those who support them to know more about how to improve workplace health/safety and to better understand our rights as workers under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. We have had great success providing the workshop with learners engaged in a number of programs with immigrant serving agencies, ethno-cultural community organizations and Community Adult Learning Councils across the province. We would be VERY pleased to provide the workshop for the participants in your programs!
Overview: Some workers may find it difficult to speak up about workplace health and safety issues. New Alberta Workers workshop provides information and resources that help workers to better understand and exercise their rights. Topics include: Information about occupational health/safety; How to identify workplace dangers & hazards; Rights and Responsibilities – The Three Worker Rights; The "right to refuse" process; The best ways workers can protect themselves; Resources (where to get help) including Workers’ Compensation Board.
Workshops: Content is tailored to each group's need. We have done our best to develop resources, and to deliver the program in an accessible and interactive manner for EAL/ESL participants at the intermediate and advanced levels. Workshop facilitators can deliver the program in a variety of languages. The workshop is interactive and includes skits, small and large group activities. Length: 2 hours any day of the week (including weekends) or time of day (including evenings). Cost: Free. Maximum number of participants in a session: 20.
PLEASE NOTE: The NAW program fits very well within ESL, job preparation, citizenship and other existing programs supporting newcomers. We would not suggest marketing it as a stand-alone program.
Inquiries: If you would like further information or to schedule a workshop, contact Lori Shortreed, Program Coordinator at 1.888.729.4879 (toll free) or send an email to: info@newalbertaworkers.org

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