The Vitalize Voluntary Sector Conference is
Celebrating 25 Years of Success
Vitalize 2013 marks 25 years of go-to training and skills development for the nonprofit/voluntary sector in Alberta. With this milestone comes a new look and feel, a new logo representing diverse organizations and groups converging in one place.
Over the past 25 years, each Vitalize conference has hosted over 50 training sessions and an average of 1,000 participants. The tradition continues in 2013: Delegates can choose from a variety of vital and engaging, 90-minute speaker sessions covering topics such as fundraising, board development, leadership, stress management, volunteer management and more.
To register for the 25th Vitalize conference, June 13 to 15, go to Registration. Full Registration Guides will be available shortly
BDP At A Glance
The Board Development Program is a unique service that provides assistance to not-for-profit boards in the area of governance through:
Workshops that are either customized to meet an individual board's needs, or delivered in
a more generic format to representatives of numerous groups.
Consultations with board members seeking to clarify governance issues or looking for
appropriate referrals to other resources.
Training of Volunteer Instructors to facilitate Board Development Program workshops and
presentations in the area of board governance.
Resource Materials, both print and web-based, that focus on board governance issues of
concern and relevance to not-for-profit boards.
Special Presentations to conferences, seminars and individual organizations focusing on
topical issues related to board governance.
Community Collaborations between the Board Development Program and other organizations in the community which increase the accessibility of board development services to not-for-profit groups in Alberta.
- Not-for-profit boards recognize and incorporate good governance practices.
- Volunteers want to serve on not-for-profit boards.
- The Board Development Program and its partners are leaders in board governance training & development of resources.
- Volunteer Instructors use their leadership skills to contribute to their communities and boards on which they serve.
- The Board Development Program offers a high quality experience for both staff and volunteers, which makes the Program a good place to work.
- Promoting and encouraging not-for-profit governance and offering a unique volunteer leadership opportunity for the Volunteer Instructors whom we train and use to facilitate our workshops.