Environmental groups that are focused on water issues in Alberta have a central role in shaping community action and policy regarding this critical resource. The Alberta Water Learning Network 2009-2010 brings together water leaders for a series of retreats that build understanding between organizations and individuals, strengthen management capacity among these leading organizations and explore ways of working together.
This project is unique because the sessions offered are engaging and provide practical skills building activities and an opportunity for participants to reflect and share openly their goals, challenges and aspirations. The Learning Network is much more than a workshop or conference – it’s an opportunity to learn with peers, reflect on the work in a broader context and recharge for the work ahead.
Session One: June 2009
The theme of the gathering was resource capacity and so focused on both fundraising as well as garnering the human resources (staff, board, volunteers) needed to effect social change in the nonprofit sector.
Session Two: October 2009
Leading an NGO is a demanding role in which committed individuals face tremendous pressure to effectively respond to complex environmental and organizational issues. A crucial factor for the success of any organization is communications – whether it is communicating with your board, or with external stakeholders, or with the media.