VOLBC + BCACG Present: Back to the Future Conference 2016

VOLBC + BCACG Present: Back to the Future Conference 2016
Event on 2016-09-28 08:00:00
The  Volunteer BC & BC Association for Charitable Gaming (BCACG) are excited to announce their combined event – Back to the Future – Looking Forward by Looking Back at the Executive Airport Plaza Hotel in Richmond, BC. The event will combine two annual conferences – Volunteer Futures (Volunteer BC) and the BCACG Symposium. Both organizations share common goals and are strong voices in British Columbia. Attendees can choose from several options: Register for Volunteer Futures only – September 29-30. Register for the Combined Conference (Volunteer Futures + BCACG Symposium) – Sept 28/29/30. About Volunteer Futures / Sept 29-30, 2016 Volunteer BC’s annual training event – VOLUNTEER FUTURES. Find out what’s happening around volunteerism across BC. Network, learn best practices, re-visit the basics and build new skills. Let’s look forward by looking back.Anyone interested in learning more about volunteerism and non-profits are welcome. Join us! About BCACG Symposium / Sept 28-29, 2016 Community based services and programs broadly representing Arts & Culture, Public Safety, Sports, Environment, Human & Social Services, PAC’s and Service Clubs are gathering for dialogue and learning at the Annual Symposium. Register today! KEYNOTES SEPTEMBER 28 / CHARITIES & NONPROFITS AS COMMUNITY INVESTMENT VEHICLES For the past 30 years, Sharka has played a leading role in guiding and inspiring hundreds of individuals and companies to successfully realize their professional and business goals. Sharka’s expertise lies in assisting business leaders to take their management capabilities and organizational results to the next level. Sharka was selected as one of the Top 40 business individuals in British Columbia; Canada by Business in Vancouver. In the 1980’s she launches the highly acclaimed Simply Accounting software to the world market, then in 1990’s Sharka helped grow Pivotal Corporation, from 12 employees and 0 revenue to 800 employees and 80 million in annual revenue in less than 5 years. During this time Sharka coined and launched a new software product category, called “Customer Relationship Management” or “CRM”. Sharka is an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University, teaches organizational behavior and leadership at UBC and has been involved in leadership development work in South America. Sharka spends her time facilitating strategy, leading change, coaching executives, and advising companies around the world. Sharka also has experience in the not for profit sector: she is Board Member of the Elements Society which develops educational programs designed to increase conservation and sustainability, she co-founded Social Venture Partners and has published an extensive research paper on the business case for technology companies in being socially responsible in addition to service on the boards of Family Services of the North Shore and the B.C. Technologies Industries Assoc. for 7 years. SEPTEMBER 29 / REFLECT ON THE PAST, VISION FOR THE FUTURE  It is by appreciating our past, we are able to establish a base in order to go forward.  By having a solid foundation, we are then able to build for the future. To strengthen your organization, you need to be unique, different and innovative.  You are no different than a thriving business in the economy. There are important factors to consider such as technology incorporation and youth engagement.  These are two factors that are imperative to help you and your organization succeed. Sam will share some important insight into creating a personal and organizational story. Added to this will be a panel to talk about youth engagement and how to incorporate technology into your organization. Finally, it is about you, your organization and the impact you bring to the community. Starting inwards, we advance outwards. Speaker Biography Sam Thiara continues to be committed to the betterment of communities. In 2012 he received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Rick Hansen Difference Maker medallion and in 2006, the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award for leadership and community involvement.  He has been affiliated with 40+ non-profit organizations at the board, advisory and volunteer level. Sam has mentored hundreds and engaged with thousands of students over the last many years and as a result, is Co-Founder and Chief Motivating Officer of GradusOne, an organization to help high school/post-secondary and recent graduates in their life and career. In 2011, Sam delivered a TEDxSFU speech about ‘Discovering the Extraordinary in the Ordinary’. Since 2004, Sam found his calling at the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. His leadership role has always been to enhance the student/alumni/young professional experience so they develop their personal brand.  Sam consistently strives to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary and his journey is documented at http://sam-thiara.com . His favourite saying and what he lives by: “Everyone’s life is an autobiography…make yours worth reading!” SCHEDULE / View PDF WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 7:30AM / Registration 9:00AM / Plenary: Good Stories Lead Success 10:00AM / Guide to Transitioning to the New BC Societies Act 1:30PM / Keynote: Charities and Non-Profits as Community Investment Vehicles 2:30PM / Workshop THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 7:30AM / Registration 9:00AM / Keynote: Reflect on the Past, Vision for the Future 10:00AM / Workshop 1:30PM / Community Gaming Grant Branch 3:15PM / Networking: Mix & Mingle 3:30PM / Volunteer Centre Huddle Invite Only FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 7:30AM / Registration 9:00AM / Plenary: Embracing Technology – Tips, Tools and Best Practices for Nonprofits 10:30AM / Workshop 1:45PM / Workshop 3:15PM / Closing Plenary TOPICS & SPEAKERS / View PDF WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 Debbie Turner Transitioning to the New BC Societies Act Justin Goodrich Good Stories Lead Success Theresa Nicholson Applying for Licensing THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 Terry Mack The Power of Questions Charlene Dishaw Where Have All the Member's Gone? Joanna White & David Pyatt Conversation with Community Gaming Grant Branch FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 Jane Zhang Embracing Technology: Tips, Tools & Best Practices for Nonprofits Charlene Dishaw Volunteer Retention & Recognition Carol Dixon Dealing With Diffcult Volunteers Grant Monck Developing Your Community-Based Fundraising Toolkit Susan Byrom Technology for Good Speaker3 Company3 SPONSORS We acknowledge the support of the Province of British Columbia. FAQs Where do I find details about the BCACG Symposium? Details about their event can be found here. Any questions about the BCACG Symposium email: executivedirector@bcacg.com. Is hotel accomodation included in the registration? No it is not. The Conference Hotel is offering conference delegates a special rate of 9/night. Please call the Executive Airport Plaza @ 1-800-663-2878 and ask for the Volunteer BC Special Room Rate and reserve your room via credit card. What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? Buy your parking pass at the front desk and you must display it on your dashboard. To make things easier you can buy your passes for both days at the same time. Exact cash is required.  Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Lorelynn Hart, Program Director – 604-379-2311 or volunteerbc@gmail.com Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Yes, You may transfer your registration to someone else from your organization by Sept 26. Email volbcdesk@gmail.com. What is the refund policy? No refunds after September 16, 2016. You may transfer your registration to someone else from your organization. Cancellations before September 16 will receive a refund, less a administration fee per registration.

at The Executive Airport Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre
7311 Westminster Highway
Richmond, Canada

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