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Community Building on the Avalon Conference -"Workshops/Presentations"
(Click here to view and print Planning Schedule)
 

Workshops: Conference delegates can choose from a varied menu of workshop sessions. Some provide information on existing support programs, some review models and processes used in community/economic development and others provide hands on training in the use of tools and resources. The sessions also vary in length and seating capacity.

Read over the options and use the Planning Schedule to help you make a first, second and third selection for both the morning and afternoon options. Record this information on the registration form.
 

Title/schedule

Description

The Potentials and Challenges of Community Economic Development (CED) in Nova Scotia

Time slots:
9:00 - 10:30a.m
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Mr. Juan Tellez, Director
Atlantic Community Economic Development Institute

Participants in this workshop will learn about the CED landscape in Nova Scotia and, in particular about the relevance of community based investment experiences. The workshop will cover the basis for success in key examples and explore the challenging aspects of community investment funds and community development funds in Nova Scotia

Cathy Leslie, Coordinator for Community Health Boards, Capital District Health Authority 
 

Business Retention and Development Program

Time slots:
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 - 12:00 a.m.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Derek Staubitzer, Manager, Business Retention & Development Program. Dept. of Industry, Trade and Rural Development

By the date of this workshop, three BR&E projects will be underway on the Avalon. This workshop will focus on exploring the elements of each project, the partnering that has taken place, the challenges involved, and, most importantly, how the results of the projects will be implemented.

Investing in Your Community. Report on a pilot to raise local venture capital in a rural community

Time slots:
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 - 12:00 a.m.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Charlie Ennis, Executive Director,
Emerald Business Development Corporation.

This presentation covers the background, rationale, supports, and legal requirements for establishing a local venture capital fund. Participants will also gain an understanding of the cultural and financial barriers to be faced.

Ideas, Innovation & Instincts: The Entrepreneurship Pathway from Good ideas to Good Businesses

sponsored by PJ Gardiner Institute for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship:

Time Slots:
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
 

Ms. Sheri Costello, Associate Director, The PJG Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Gateway

Ms. Bonnie Simmons, Associate Director, The PJG Outreach Centre

Dr. Bob Richards, Director, The PJG Institute Memorial University Student Entrepreneurs

Good ideas are plentiful but ideas do not change the world until they become operational. Someone has to do something. This workshop examines the processes whereby ideas become action, concepts become businesses and intentions become behaviours. Find out under what conditions potential entrepreneurs become active ones, what they require for success and when do bright ideas become engines of economic development.

Community Capacity Building: What is it in practical terms?.

Time slots: (Morning Session)
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 - 12:00 a.m.
 

Ms. Susan Green, Executive Director, Kids Eat Smart Foundation

This workshop examines the efforts of the Kids Eat Smart Foundation to develop community capacity to deliver school breakfast programs. Participants will review the Foundationís work, define "what is community capacity", examine what resources are needed and discuss the challenges encountered by community capacity builders today.

Micro Business Development Service. Itís More than Just a Loan!

Time slots:
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 - 12:00 a.m.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Ms. Beverley Rose, Provincial Coordinator, N&L Federation of Co-operatives

Ms. Cathy Hurdle, Program Coordinator, Trinity Conception Community Development Corporation

Micro Business Development Service client

This three part workshop provides participants with a full analysis of the provincial program, itís implementation in a rural site, and a clientís perspective on its effectiveness.

Community Challenges - Creating Solutions

Time slots:
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 - 12:00 a.m.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Ms. Simone Kielley, Provincial Executive Director, FINALY

This workshop introduces participants to the successes of the Youth Councils of Eastern Newfoundland and provides an opportunity to discuss both the challenges confronting this organization and the steps they are taking to encourage youth to stay in the province and take part in shaping the future of their communities.

Community Accounts

Time Slots:
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Mr. Peter Benoite, Statistician

Mr. Robert Reid, Research Analyst

This workshop provides hands-on training in use of the Community Accounts - an on-line data base of information on health, education, income and employment within our communities. Specifically, participants will learn how to navigate the site, what types of information can be accessed, how the concept of well-being is being measured and how to "profile" a community or region from Community Accounts data

Orientation to enVision.ca

A Virtual Resource Centre for voluntary,community-based organizations

Time Slots:
9:00a.m. - 11:30.p.m.
2:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sandy Woolfrey, Marketing/ Communications Specialist

Curtis Delaney, Webmaster

Community Services Council

This workshop showcases the provinceís only virtual resource centre for voluntary organizations. See what the Internet can do for your group. Find funding sources, create volunteer job descriptions, post volunteer opportunities, find out whatís happening across the province, create your own website, gain tips on managing your organization, and lots more.

Recruiting Volunteers: issues, Challenges & Strategies for Voluntary Organizations

Time Slots:
9:00a.m. - 11:30.p.m.
2:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Peggy Matchim, Volunteer Centre Coordinator

Community Services Council

In addition to providing useful tips and recruitment strategies for voluntary groups, this workshop will overview the sate of volunteerism in the province, and explore interesting trends, recent research and current initiatives.

Flexible Learning Opportunities at Memorial University

Time slots
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
 

Ann Marie Vaughan, Director, Distance Education and Learning Technologies

Doreen Whalen, Director Lifelong Learning

Bill Morrisey, Manager, Centre for Management Development

Memorial University has been offering distance and continuing education opportunities for over thirty-five years and is considered a national leader in many of these areas. This session will provide participants with an overview of flexible learning opportunities provided by Memorial University and how individuals and communities can access the resources of the university.

Understanding the Early Years in Southwestern Newfoundland. Turning Research into Action

Time Slots:
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Sharon Park, Coordinator, Understanding the Early Years Southwestern NL

Research has shown that the community can have an important impact on how well children do when they begin school. Communities participating in Understanding the Early Years Initiative use research about their communities to develop informed action plans to improve their community resources for early childhood development. This workshop looks at how research can and does inform action taken at the community level.

Canadian CED. What do we have in common?

Time Slots:
9:00 - 11:00a.m.
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Natasha Jackson, Communications Advisor, Metro Housing Authority

Colin Macinnes, Senior Consultant, Groupe de development Consortia Development Group

The Canadian Economic Development Network is pleased to share the results of the 2002 Canadian CED Census. This workshop will explore Canadian perspectives on development and the results of the first Census of CED initiatives in Canada. Participants are invited to discuss the research and identify potential areas for national collaboration

Seniors. An Asset Not a Liability

Time Slots:
9:00 - 10:30
11:00 a.m. - 12:30
2:00 - 3:30p.m.

Rosemary Lester, Executive Director, Seniors Resource Centre

Mary Woodruff, Information Line, Peer Advocate

Yvonne Jacobs, Peer Advocate Program Manager
Peer Advocate

This workshop focuses on the Seniors Resource Centre, itís history and the range of programs and services delivered throughout the province. The session will demonstrate how the Centre uses the talents of seniors across the province through its Peer Advocate Program; provide ideas on how seniors can enrich their own lives and serve the community; and present survival tips on where to find funding.

Community Youth Network, St. Johnís: Building Community Capacity

Time slots:
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
11:00 - 12:00 a.m.
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Angela Crockwell, Program Coordinator, Community Youth Network - St. Johnís

Participants in this session will learn about the model CYN-St. Johnís is using to build capacity among service providers and youth. Key youth issues relating to employment, education and engagement will be explored and strategies and solutions will be examined.

Regional Economic Development Zonal Process

Time slots:
9:00 - 10:30a.m
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

George Parsons, Executive Director
Mariner Resources Opportunities Network, Inc.

This workshop covers the concept of regional development as it relates to the zonal movement, stakeholder organizations and core functions such as consultations, strategic planning and possible industry growth sectors in the province.

From the Ground Up

Time Slots:
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Alison Earle, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Social Plan

The Strategic Social Plan, introduced by government in 1998, emphasizes community partnerships, linking social and economic development, coordinated use of resources and evidence based decision making. The SSP also committed to completing a Social Audit by 2003. In April, the landscape report of the Social Audit, From the Ground Up, was released. This document provides baseline information on a number of key social and economic indicators. In this workshop, participants will work with SSP staff to review the concepts behind the Social Audit, evidence based decision making, selection of indicators, and how to use From the Ground Up to influence planning and decisions.

Local Action For Developing Regions

Time Slots
9:00 - 12:30 p.m.
2:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Craig Pollett, Executive Director, Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Municipalities

Shirley Dawe, Rural Policy Analyst, Atlantic Canada Opportunties Agency

Participants will get an overview of three years of research and workshops on best practices in building municipal leadersí capacity in regional development. The overview will highlight best practices learned from five international study tours. The participants will also take part in small group case studies that lead them through the complex process facing local governments in regional development and allow them to apply best practices learned earlier in the session.

Regaining Our Health: The Physical Activity Strategy

Time slots:
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
(only)

Krystal Pardy, Program Marketing Coordinator
Newfoundland and Labrador Coalition for Active Living

The Newfoundland and Labrador Coalition for Active Living recognizes the immediate need to address the levels of inactivity among children and youth, women and lower income populations. The workshop will consist of a presentation outlining;

  • the benefits of physical activity and healthy lifestyles,

  • current statistics on our health status, high risk groups and the costs of inactivity,

  • a video on reducing inactivity by 10% in 2003, and ways to work together to promote activity in the community.

  • National Certificate in Fund Raising Management



















    The Community Studies Program: Training Professionals for Community Development

    Time slots:
    9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
    11:00 - 12:00 a.m.
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    Joanne OíLeary, Community Relations Officer for Continuing Education Programs, College of the North Atlantic

    Sue Baird, Director of Marketing for Waterford Foundation and Instructor for Fundraising Management Program
    This workshop will give an overview of the program including entrance requirements, duration of courses and provide information on the new curriculum targeted for the Fall 2003 semester. The Fundraising Management Program instructor, Sue Baird, will provide an overview of the Fundraising Management courses, information on the distance education component and what to expect, overall from the program. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to discuss the program and ask questions.


    Terry Murphy, Instructor, Community Studies Program, College of the North Atlantic
    This innovative and dynamic program emphasizes experiential learning and personal contact as a means of training for careers in community development. Participants will learn about the curriculum, partnerships with outside agencies/organizations and the unique skill set acquired by our graduates. The presenter will profile graduates from the Program and examine how their career paths are representative of professions within the field of community development.

    Bridging the Gap: from education to Employment - Partnerships are the Key to Success

    Time slots:
    9:00 - 10:30a.m
    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

    Vickie Stead, Community Relations Officer, College of the North Atlantic, Bonavista Campus

    Michele Brown, Lead Team Leader for Bridging the Gap, Random North Development Association.

    Participants will be introduced to the Bridging the Gap: From Education to Employment Concept, how this concept evolved, the partners involved, and where we are today. Also, an online learning and communications tool using WebCT has been designed introducing Community Learning Network Teams in different regions of Newfoundland and Labrador to Bridging the Gap. This online tool is currently being used to implement Bridging the Gap, Pilot Phase II. This workshop will highlight the Bridging the Gap WebCT and show how technology can be an essential tool to assist in enhancing social and economic development at the community level.

    Centre for Community and Corporate Leadership- College of the North Atlantic

    Time Slots:
    9:00 - 11:00a.m.
    2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Blake Cryderman, Chair of Community, Corporate and International Services, College of the North Atlantic

    Deborah Newhook, Associate District Administrator, Prince Phillip Dr. Campus

    Brian Foley, Instructional Coordinator for the Applied Arts Program

    The Division of Community, Corporate and International Services addresses education and training that pertain to community development, continuing education, customized corporate training, international development and student recruitment. This two part session will provide an overview of some of the programs and services that have contributed to social and economic development within the region and engage participants in identifying current training needs and opportunities .

    The session will also highlight a dynamic and proactive initiative - the Centre for Community and Corporate Leadership. Participants will learn about the Collegeís historic and current role in community/economic development, discuss and evaluate the Centre as a strategy for allowing CONA to play a more significant role in the future, and develop specific options for the College to effectively assist communities and organizations.

     

    The Centre for Career Development: Employment Programs & Services

    Time Slot: Morning only
    9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

     

    Jennifer Brown, Manager, Centre for Career Development & the Career Planning Centre Memorial University

    Lisa Russell, Arts Career Development & Experiential Learning Officer

    This session provides an overview of the student and graduate employment programs and services facilitated at these Centres. Participants will learn about the supports available to employers MUN students, community groups and high schools. Session includes a tour of the Centreís new high tech facilities.

    Youth Ventures Program: Itís Your Business.. So Start It!

    Time slots:
    9:00 - 10:30a.m
    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

    Gwen Mahaney

    Provincial Coordinator, Youth Ventures Program

    This workshop provides an overview of the Youth Ventures Program and what students can hope to gain from it. The session will profile some of these participants and the contributions they have made to their local economies and utilize interactive games to illustrate the points being made.

    Local Market Development Agreement: Employment Benefits and Support Measures

    Time slots:
    9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
    11:00 - 12:00 a.m.
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    John Slade,

    Local Market Development Agreement Coordinator, Avalon District

    The LMDA incorporates a number of EBSM programs (e.g. Job Creation, Youth Employment Strategy, Student Employment, Local Labour Market Partnerships) that fuel many community programs & services. This process has been described by people on both sides of the table as being akin to forcing a square peg into a round hole. This workshop looks at the administration of the LMDA and how LMDA programs may be utilized by community development organizations by referencing successful projects from the Avalon Region

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