The Toolkit Workshop Series

The Toolkit: A Skill-Sharpening Series

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In conjunction with the Community Research Unit, the U of R Career and Professional Development, and STOPS to Violence we are excited to offer the Toolkit Workshop Series for the fourth time. The series aims to teach students and community members skills that can help them with work in community based and non-profit organizations.

A series of half-day personal and professional development workshops, designed to teach students and community members skills that can help them work in non-profit and community-based organizations. Join us for one, or come for all four!

Registration for the 2016-2017 Toolkit Workshop Series is NOW OPEN!

Monthly workshops resume for the 2016-17 season in January. Attend one of our workshops to help gain the necessary skills to beef up your resume!

Advocacy & NGOs: Understanding the Power They Have

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 from 8:30am to 12pm

This workshop will take place in our new location, First Nations University of Canada, FNUC 3304. The FNUC is located on the University of Regina Main Campus at the North East corner. Parking is available in lot 12M. You can find the full list of current workshops HERE.



As an employee of a NGO you hold the great value of being able to provide the groundwork for authentic and meaningful change. Your efforts can transform the status quo. This workshop will set the stage for change by learning the key elements of a process that can lead to success. Educate, communicate, advocate. The objectives of the class will help participants learn how to;

* develop a strategic framework for advocacy,

* invoke creativity and innovation into change and understand which tactics might work best

* mobilize grass roots communities and decision-makers.

Donna Ziegler has been a leader in advocacy for more than 20 years. For the last 10 years she worked as the Director overseeing advocacy for a local charity, she has been an elected member of a school division for 17 years and currently sits as Board Chair. Donna has been a sessional lecturer at the University of Regina in the Continuing Education Public Relations department for the last 3 years, she has a Masters of Professional Communication with a special interest in International and Intercultural Communication from Royal Roads University and a Public Relations Certificate from the University of Regina.

Upcoming workshops – 8:30am-12:00pm, FNUC 3304, U of R:

  • TBD

Here are a list of the workshops we offered this past year:

  • Wed, Jan 13, 2016- Communicating Effectively Across Cultures in the Contemporary Workplace

Facilitator: Angeline Chia

  • Tues, Feb 09, 2016- Volunteer Recruitment & Retention

Facilitator: Melanie Metcalf

  • Wed, Mar 16, 2016- Liberation and Empowerment through Non-Violent Communication

Facilitator: Raven Sinclair

  • Tues, Apr 13, 2016- Creating a Communications Plan for Your Organization

Facilitator: Michelle Brownridge

  • Tues, Sept 13, 2016- Planning and Evaluating Programs: A Beginner’s Guide

Facilitator: Dan Holbrow

  • Wed, Oct 13, 2016- Grant & Proposal Writing

Facilitator: Bob Friedrich

  • Wed, Nov 14, 2016- Social Media Marketing

Facilitator: Michelle Brownridge

  • Wed, Dec 14, 2016- Fundraising for Board Members

Facilitator: Christina Attard

  • Wed, Jan 11, 2017- Start with Why

Facilitator: Kevan McBeth

  • Wed, Feb 8, 2017- Should I Start a Non-Profit?

Facilitators: Nikko Snyder & Amanda Kuckartz

  • Tues, Mar 14, 2017- Working & Learning Together Across Generations

Facilitators: Kerrie Strathy, Marj Thiessen, & Cam Fraser

For more info about the Workshop Series you can visit their website here.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

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