Conferences & Training

 

Lakehead/YMCA Not-For-Profit Professional Development Certificate Program

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Launched in the fall of 2015, the YMCA/ Lakehead Not-For-Profit Leadership Development Program is unique, multi-levelled leadership experience that has helped over 191 participants grow personally and professionally with other not-for-profit leaders in Ontario. Drawing on leading- edge research, experienced facilitators and community leaders, this Program integrates conceptual knowledge, individual experiences and hands-on-supports to enable participants to have a greater impact on their organizations and the nonprofit sector as a whole. 

The program has had over 65 different organizational participants including: Hospice Orillia, North Simcoe Victim Services, Enaatig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre, Family Health Teams, Elizabeth Fry Society, Municipality of Orillia, Meaford and Thornbury to name a few. This past March 2017, 20 participants completed all three levels of the program and attained our full participant certification.

The program continues to have outstanding satisfaction results with 100% of respondents saying they would recommend this program to a peer or colleague while simultaneously giving each level of the program >90% in satisfaction and importance! 

Fast Track

Option through Level 1 as a precursor in order to enter Level 2 directly. There is an application process for this option and criteria to meet to be considered, but should someone qualify, the cost will be $350 + HST which will include review of Level 1 material, Strengths quest and a one-on- one consultation along with some pre-work assignments.

 

Level 1

June 20-22, 2018 at Lakehead University Campus, 500 University Avenue, Orillia, ON

February 6-8, 2019 at YMCA Geneva Park, 6604 Rama Road, Ramara, ON

$895+HST (includes accommodation, meals and program resources)

Contact: notforprofitleaders@ymca.ca

 

Level 2

November 21-23, 2018 at YMCA Geneva Park, 6604 Rama Road, Ramara, ON

$895+HST (includes accommodation, meals and program resources)

Contact: notforprofitleaders@ymca.ca

 

Level 3

May 9-11, 2018 at YMCA Geneva Park, 6604 Rama Road, Ramara, ON

May 8-10, 2019 at YMCA Geneva Park, 6604 Rama Road, Ramara, ON

$925+HST (includes accommodation, meals and program resources)

Contact: notforprofitleaders@ymca.ca