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A Volunteer Manitoba “Certified Trainer”:
- Is endorsed
by Volunteer Manitoba
- Actively promotes the services and products of Volunteer Manitoba
- Embraces and demonstrates the values of Volunteer Manitoba’s
- Meets the qualifications as outlined in this policy
Manitoba’s Training Department Values:
All workshop participants are treated with respect and assured confidentiality
with regard to discussions etc.;
- All materials are delivered in a positive and supportive environment
with respect for what each individual brings to the group;
- Training is offered to voluntary sector agencies hand-in-hand
with ongoing consultation and support from Volunteer Manitoba;
- Training is participatory, practical, and related to organizational
and individual needs.
Living in Dauphin, David
is a firm supporter of community, volunteerism, recreation and health. He brings incredibly diverse experiences to his training sessions that include topics such as fundraising, engaging volunteers, major event planning, capital campaigns, business planning and community development.
founder of Building Up in Brandon, Manitoba, Wendy believes
in stimulating others to be innovative, creative and collaborative
while embracing change. Building Up provides consultation and
training services in the areas of leadership development, strategic
planning, team building, mentoring, building community partnerships,
dealing with change, conflict resolution, succession planning.
Judith, located in Gimli, MB, has over
15 years experience as both a Human Resources Consultant and
as a Corporate trainer having delivered seminars and workshops
on a number of topics including Board Roles and Responsibilities,
Governance Methods, Team Building, Volunteer Recruitment and
Effective Meeting Strategies.
David is a Privacy lawyer and Partner
in the Winnipeg law firm of Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson LLP.
David has been practicing privacy law for over 5 years, and
has made numerous presentations (many designed
specifically for non-profit and voluntary organizations) regarding
the Federal government's Personal Information Protection and
Electronic Documents Act and other privacy law matters.
Knowing that learning is most effective when it is enjoyable, Darlis encourages participants to appreciate and increase their skills through laughter, fun exercises and a heart-centered approach. She uses her combined experiences as a community development practitioner and as the principle life coach of emPOWERment Coaching & Facilitation, to ensure insightful learning experiences.
Lois, primary advisor of Cirrus Consulting,
has experience instructing with Red River College. She has 10+
years experience in the fund development field through writing
proposals, gaining corporate sponsorships, and development and
managing special events. Lois focuses on education
and training, advising and consultation for special events and fund development.
over 20 years communications experience in both the private
and public sectors. Writer, teacher, seminar leader and communications
specialist, she's worked to develop and implement effective
communications strategies in a broad spectrum of environments:
from the arts to tele-communications, corporate to consumer
affairs and retail to lifesciences.
Tracy Douglass specializes in the development of non-profit
organizations and their human resources. Tracy has worked exclusively
with non-profits as a volunteer, staff person and change agent.
As a Human Resource Generalist, trainor, facilitator and consultant,
Tracy has developed and implemented policies and procedures
specifically focused on improving the effectiveness of the human
resource management function.
In September 2000, Barb established
Gemmell Training & Consulting and has extensive experience in
facilitating and consulting for organizations interested in
maximizing the effectiveness of their volunteers. This includes
13 years with the Volunteer Centre of Winnipeg working with
organizations of all sizes and structures within the province
as well as nationally.
Donna has over 27 years experience in Organizational Development (O.D.)
consulting, training and resource development in the public
and non-profit sectors. Her experience includes training for
MPI, MB Natural Resources and over
9 years as the Training and Resources Specialist for MB
Culture, Heritage and Recreation working with professionals,
boards, community leaders and volunteers.
Pat is an exceptional facilitator and trainer experienced in
several techniques including appreciative inquiry. She teaches
fundraising courses and workshops for boards, fundraisers and
executive directors; speaks regularly at international conferences
and has consulted with and trained fundraisers around the world. Patricia has facilitated for Volunteer Manitoba since 2006
owner and principal facilitator of a consulting firm, Centre
for Professional Excellence, Ron specializes in Soft Skills
training. He has extensive experience in the non-profit sector
as a Board Member, Executive Director and facilitator of workshops,
some of which include Strategic Planning, Effective Board Operations,
Communications, Management Styles, and Conflict Management.
and humorist, Lesley talks about ideas that matter. Her commitment
to global citizenship combined with an irreverent and engaging
sense of humour has put Lesley in demand as a speaker and facilitator
in Canada and abroad. In addition to her writing and broadcasting,
she currently teaches writing, media & communications courses
at the University of Winnipeg.
CGA, has over 16 years experience providing bookkeeping and
accounting services to a variety of organizations from large
corporations to small charitable agencies. Knowledgable and
approachable, she is eager to share her expertise through contract
work as well as instructing workshops. She has instructed over
10 workshops with Volunteer Manitoba with rave reviews.
Kirouac, owner of Spadrole
has designed, developed and delivered workshops with specific
strengths in leadership skills, teamwork building, facilitation
and training for trainers. She now adds to her repertoire a
variety of laughter services: a laughter club, laughter sessions
and presentations that can be tailored to fit the client’s
As President of Beyond Excellence Inc., a management
consulting firm, Lisa's knowledge of the challenges that
people and employees are faced with is extensive, with many
years of experience in working with government, associations
and businesses of all sizes at all levels. With these skills
and her outstanding abilities as a presenter, she is able to motivate
and delivere value to organizations.
Judy has worked in the field of volunteer
administration since 1990 and has been a Certified Administrator
of Volunteer Resources since 1999. She has coordinated volunteer
programs for five different organizations, ranging vastly in size. She has taught
courses in the Volunteer Management Certificate Program since
1998. She has been actively involved in both MAVA and CAVR.
is author of Making the News: An Essential Guide For Effective
Media Relations (Novalis). He has directed communications
for non-profit organizations for over 25 years, and has also
worked as an editor and reporter. He presently directs Communications
and Marketing for Canadian Mennonite University, and is a freelance
columnist for the Faith Page of the Winnipeg Free
Rhonda is an independent human resources consultant
specializing in helping organizations in the non-profit and
voluntary sector manage their people resources, both paid and
volunteer, more effectively. She holds a certificate in Human
Resources Management from the University of Manitoba. Currently
she is an active member of the Manitoba Association for Volunteer
MacKenzie is a Registered Parliamentarian, specializing in
running effective meetings, public consultation and bylaw
review. She has acted as a professional parliamentarian and
guest presider for provincial professional organizations as
well as providing bylaw review for many organizations. Heather
also has experience in alternative dispute resolution and
in The Pas, Manitoba, Alan also instructs for the University
College of the North and Manitoba Tourism Education Council.
Alan specializes in community involvement, volunteering, and
community problem solving. Alan has lived in various northern
communities as a former RCMP officer and used his position to
encourage and promote community events.
Joyce Odidison, M.A, is a Conflict Analyst, trained Mediator and (ADR) specialist and a certified Coach and Author. Joyce has spent the last 12 years helping organizations develop and implement Interpersonal Wellness SolutionsTM. These include a range of strategies to prevent, intervene and resolve highly positional diversity, cultural, systemic and intergenerational conflicts.
is the General Manager, Compliance Officer, and in-house expert
on charitable and planned giving at Lawton Partners. He is a
consultant and advisor on the complexities
and tremendous financial and philanthropic benefits that can
be achieved by applying tax-effective strategies for gifting
real property, cash, securities, life insurance products, wills
has over 15 years experience performing in many capacities from facilitating
staff training workshops to facilitating strategic planning
sessions. Liz has worked extensively in employment, education
and training programs throughout the north central region, specializing
in non-profit board development and proposal writing topics.
is President of Pursuit Communications, a training and development
company. She is a highly effective and engaging facilitator
with extensive knowledge and experience in proposal writing.
She uses personal examples, exercises and participant questions
to provide practical, relevant tips on writing winning proposals.
owner of Shirley Tillett Associates Inc., Shirley focuses over
20 years of corporate and non-profit senior management experience.
She instructs at Volunteer Manitoba, Red River College, and
has partnered with the Manitoba Tourism Education Council laying
the foundation for the Special Events Manager and Special Events Coordinator Certification.