Our Nonprofit Learning Centre

We offer low-cost, quality learning opportunities for Winnipeg’s nonprofit sector, so community organizations can deliver even more effective programs.

Building up the strength of Winnipeg’s nonprofit sector

Continuous improvement? Check! Fill up your tank with inspiration, new skills & knowledge at a United Way Winnipeg learning centre class.

In partnership with subject matter experts, United Way Winnipeg’s Learning Centre offers high quality, capacity-building opportunities at low cost, to enable participants to return to their workplaces with new knowledge and skills applicable to the work they do, and to demonstrate continuous improvement against recognized sector standards for nonprofits and charities in Canada.

If cost is a barrier to participation, please email Tamara Ingrilli.
Our Learning Centre is located on the first floor of our 580 Main Street offices.

Upcoming learning opportunities

Cultivating Long-Term Relationships: Donor Stewardship 101 (Virtual)

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Workshop over Zoom

This half-day workshop will present best practices in developing long-term relationships with donors. We will share best practices in stewarding lasting relationships with donors and discuss how segmenting donors can help maximize staff efficiency.

For more information or to register, click here.

 

The Wide Range of Strange Change: Acknowledging the Powerful Impact of Q4 on our Spirits (NEW! Virtual)

Tuesday, December 6, 2022
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Virtual Workshop over Zoom

This half-day workshop will explore how processing emotions carefully and thoughtfully can decrease our own distress. Courageous and compassionate connection with ourselves and others is the meaningful path to navigate these challenges.

For more information or to register, click here.

 

Leading Change  (NEW! In Person)

Thursday, December 8 AND Thursday, December 15, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In-person workshop at United Way Winnipeg

Change is inevitable. Change management approaches and tools can help you plan, implement and sustain the work of your organization. Delivered over two days, this workshop will make space to share and learn from each other, while considering the application of change management approaches and tools. This will involve short presentations and considerable small group discussion.

For more information or to register, click here.

 

Trauma-Informed Care  (NEW! Virtual)

Thursday, January 12, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Virtual workshop over Zoom

Do you or your organization work with individuals who have experienced trauma or have a history of trauma? If so, this workshop is an excellent opportunity to learn about Trauma-Informed Practice.

For more information or to register, click here.

 

Introduction to Board Governance Part 1: Roles, Responsibilities, Liabilities, and Accountabilities (Virtual)

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Workshop over Zoom

Nonprofit and charitable organizations strongly depend on their board of directors for strong, innovative, and effective leadership to achieve their mission. This workshop is for board members, aspiring board members, councillors, chiefs, trustees, executive directors, CEOs, CAOs, COOs, financial officers, and administrative professionals of non-profit and charities.

For more information or to register, click here.

 

Effective Leadership: Performance Management (In Person)

Friday, January 20, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In-person workshop at United Way Winnipeg.

If you are a manager, supervisor, or executive director who is striving to help your staff grow and improve their effectiveness, this is the learning opportunity for you! Participants will review leadership style models to manage performance effectively. Leadership is defined as any time one attempts to influence the behaviour of an individual or group. Managers and leaders become more effective when they use a leadership style that’s appropriate for the individual or group they want to influence.

For more information or to register, click here.

 

Introduction to Board Governance Part 2: Risk Management for Boards, Understanding Legal Duties, and More (Virtual)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Workshop over Zoom

Participants in Introduction to Board Governance Part 2 will gain knowledge and understanding in key board governance areas, including self-assessment for risk management in your organization, examining, understanding, and implementing the legal duties of boards: knowledge, confidentiality, care, prudence, diligence, loyalty, delegation obedience, investment, and more.

For more information or to register, click here.

 

Organizational Antiracism in Action: Centering the Voices of Racialized and Indigenous Communities (In Person)

Thursday, February 16, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In-person workshop at United Way Winnipeg.

This workshop will examine how dominant white culture can interrupt attempts at racial justice, reconciliation, and decolonization and consider how we can mitigate those interruptions to ensure we are collectively working for change within our organizations.

For more information or to register, click here.

 

Vicarious Trauma (New! Virtual)

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Workshop over Zoom

United Way Winnipeg’s Learning Centre has partnered with Klinic Community Health to bring you Vicarious Trauma workshop. This three-hour workshop for service providers will look at the definition of trauma, and vicarious trauma, as well as the impact of trauma on our minds and bodies.

For more information or to register, click here.

 

Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Effective Leadership (In Person)

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In-person workshop at United Way Winnipeg.

Research shows that Emotional Intelligence can be twice as important as IQ and technical skills in determining who will become a top performer. Participants will review the concept of Emotional Intelligence and its application as a leader both organizationally and personally.

For more information or to register, click here.

 

Evaluation Foundations for Community Agencies (In Person)

Four-day course scheduled on May 4, May 18, June 1, and June 15, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day
In-person workshop at United Way Winnipeg.

In an age of complexity, diversity and continuous innovation, understanding evaluation is critical for community agencies. Building evaluation capacity supports community agencies’ understanding of their impact and how they act as a catalyst for change among individuals and the community. Examining evaluation theories and approaches will allow agencies to decide what best suits their work.

Each day will cover a different topic: Understanding Program Evaluation; Understanding Data and Designing an Evaluation; Collecting Data and Evidence; and Analysis, Interpretation, and Using Results.

For more information or to register, click here.

 

Workshops have limited capacity.
Register today to guarantee your spot!

Workshop Cancellation Policy

United Way Winnipeg reserves the right to cancel any workshop at any time. United Way Winnipeg will inform registrants via email of workshop cancellations at least 48 hours ahead of the workshop date. Participants registered for a workshop or session cancelled by United Way Winnipeg will receive a full refund.

Refund Policy

To request a full refund, registrants must cancel up to one week (five business days) before the workshop date (or start date for a multi-day workshop). No refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel within one week of the workshop date (or start date for a multi-day workshop). Registrants who do not show up for a workshop will be responsible for the full workshop ticket price.

Need co-working space? Rent a desk in our Innovation Centre.

The Innovation Centre offers shared work environments for both nonprofit & for-profit social purpose organizations.

Our co-working space facilitates communication, connections, and the sharing of ideas in a convenient, flexible, and affordable full or part-time workspace.

Our main floor meeting space is open to everyone, and all fees go to support our work in the community.

• Mailing address & mailbox • Tech-enabled meeting space • Full kitchen
• Free wi-fi • File storage • Free low-volume printer, copier & fax
• Access to paid bulk printing services

Current co-workers: Manitoba Organization for Victim Assistance (MOVA), and Spark

Interested in learning more? Email Tamara at tingrilli@marsworks.thedev.ca

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