Join us for an exceptional experience at the upcoming Apra Canada Think Tank Series! Discover thought-provoking topics that delve into the core of our work, offering fresh perspectives on navigating the workplace with a coaching session and exploring trauma-informed research and writing. The series will feature a lineup of interactive learning sessions, each about 90 minutes long. Join us virtually for free on September 12th and 13th.

On September 12, 2023 we have Trauma-Informed Nonprofit Marketing Training by Maria Bryan   

Develop a safe and healthy storytelling process for your beneficiaries, audiences, and storytellers. Storytelling has the power to move hearts and minds. Marketing tradition tells us that "if it bleeds, it leads," which is easy in nonprofit marketing since we're solving the world's biggest problems. Those we serve are experiencing tremendous pain and overcoming insurmountable challenges.

Can we gather and share nonprofit stories in a way that protects, dignifies, and respects those we serve? This training will explore trauma-informed storytelling, a safe and healthy process for your beneficiaries, audiences, and even storytellers. You'll be equipped with actionable insights and tools to tell trauma-informed and ethical stories that have a huge impact.

On September 13, 2023 we present Be Your Own Advocate: Promoting Yourself and Your Ideas at Work by Janice Cunning, Leadership Coach & Facilitator

Be Your Own Advocate: Promoting Yourself and Your Ideas at Work What comes up when you think about promoting yourself or your ideas? Sometimes you might feel stuck when you have to “sell” yourself. But you have goals and a vision for your career. You have great ideas you want to share.

This session will include live coaching demos to illustrate how each person can find an authentic way to advocate for themselves. You will have a chance to reflect on what ideas you could apply in your own workplace.

Learning Outcomes:

Explore ideas to advocate for yourself and / or your ideas at work

Understand how coaching can help you approach this in an authentic way

Find ideas you can apply to your own situation

About Janice Cunning:

Janice Cunning is an experienced fundraising consultant, prospect researcher, and certified coach who specializes in nonprofit leadership development. As a coach, Janice is passionate about partnering with nonprofit leaders to help them create an inspired vision that transforms lives. In addition to her coaching work, Janice loves working with teams and facilitates a number of online courses and onsite workshops. Janice combines her coaching skills with 17 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She was previously a Senior Consultant at KCI, Canada’s largest fundraising consulting firm. An active volunteer, Janice was a founding director of Apra Canada and the second international member to serve on the international Apra board. Janice lives in Toronto with her husband Manish and their rescue dog Qui Qui. She loves to read and talk about books, especially with her book club.

To sign up for either or both of these events, please visit our events page.

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