Register now for the 7th Annual Board Voice Conference

workshops_147488846We have talked a great deal about our main presentation this year, Understanding the Village, which we are very excited to bring to you. We also have a great line up of workshops to round out Friday:

What are the Challenges Facing Families in BC

What are the challenges facing families throughout the province of BC? The BC Council for Families conducted a survey entitled: “Let’s talk Families.” Over 3000 BC Families responded! Learn what is important to the families that your agency serves.

Governance Vs. Management – Understanding Roles and Dynamics

This is a question that many non-profit executives and directors ask most often. The traditional answer – that the board makes policy and management carries it out – is too simplistic. It offers little practical guidance when the board and Executive Director are trying to work together and make difficult decisions. An impactful board can move beyond fiduciary check-lists and tap into the collective insights, experience and creativity of your board through generative and strategic conversations.
Learn to shift the focus of your board conversations toward the issues that really matter. This session will review the areas that have the highest impact when it comes to board governance, how to incorporate generative and strategic conversations into your board culture, and gain tools to work towards consensus decision making. Join Vantage Point for another great workshop!

Integrated Services for Youth – Testing a New Approach  

Dr. Steve Mathias will present this unique and coordinated pilot project delivering services to youth. The BC-IYSI involves over 70 partnerships across the province with the goal of improving the health and wellness outcomes for youth in BC. There are currently pilots in Kelowna, Abbotsford, Vancouver, North Shore, Campbell River and Prince George. Come and learn about this new dynamic, coordinated service delivery model.

Getting Heard: Tips for Telling Stories That Matter

With a provincial election on its way and tight funding an ongoing problem for BC community social service providers even as the population grows, this is an ideal time to be telling the stories of the impact of social services on the health and well-being of B.C. families – and the importance of a social-policy framework to guide future priorities. But how do we identify the stories we want to tell? Who should the stories be about? Who needs to hear them, where should we publish them, and how do we write stories that everyone wants to read? This practical workshop will give audience members strategic guidance in writing influential, people-centred stories that make the case for a provincial policy framework and strong funding support for community social services through the individual stories of the people and families who are benefiting.
After a full day of programming on Friday, spend the evening with other board members from across the province on the 35th floor of the Coast Plaza Hotel for a no-host bar reception and a buffet dinner.

Accommodation Booking – We respectfully request that attendees book their accommodation at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites. We were able to secure reduced room rates and meeting costs based on a minimum guest room block guarantee. It would be great if we could fill these rooms – Thank you!

Register soon before Early-bird prices end at the end of October!