We would like, along with BL Lethbridge and BL SouthEast AB, to invite you to 3 exciting free webinars on the 16th, 23rd of Sept. & 4th of Oct. More info at https://www.boardleadershipalberta.ca

Board Leadership Alberta will host three Lunch & Learn sessions during fall 2021. The schedule and the information of our sessions is now on our website at https://www.boardleadershipalberta.ca/. The sessions feature a great lineup of well-known presenters that present and discuss on various topics in governance and leadership in the new world. The sessions are at noon on September 16th, September 23rd and October 4th, 2021 and you can register for free on http://BLAlberta.eventbrite.com

These 1-hour lunch and learn sessions will provide you with valuable information on various aspects of board governance and leadership in the new reality and will give you the chance to ask questions, see what other nonprofit organizations are dealing with, test your knowledge and receive additional informative resources in different relevant areas. The topic of the sessions are:

            Online Meetings: Successes and Discoveries Over the Past Year

            Communicating Virtually: Laying the Foundation for a Successful Brand

            Governing in Changing Times  

Participation is online through Zoom and registration is available via Eventbrite at http://BLAlberta.eventbrite.com.

Please share this offer with your fellow board members, community members or whomever you think would be interested in nonprofit organizations. Session description can be found on the Board Leadership Alberta website and the registration page, and below this email. You can also go to our website at https://www.boardleadershipalberta.ca/ for more information.

Join us for our webinars featuring a great lineup of topics that discusses how nonprofit organizations can improve their knowledge and skills in this new world.

For more information, a complete schedule, and to register, please visit http://BLAlberta.eventbrite.com. Attached is also a poster for you to share with your fellow board members, community members or whomever you think would be interested.

If you have any questions, we would be happy to hear from you at info@boardleadershipalberta.ca.

Online Meetings: Successes and Discoveries Over the Past Year

September 16, 2021

Community Leagues have been hosting AGM’s for 100 years in Edmonton- locally in the neighbourhood. Come and have lunch with a few Community League Presidents as they reflect on the past 18 months of virtual meetings and AGMs and the impact it’s had on their boards and how it has affected their engagement within the community. You’ll hear about the bumps and the joys as well as their thoughts on how they plan to go forward!


Ryan Barber – President, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

Ricardo Casanova  – President, Laurel Community League

Anita Lunden – President, Avonmore Community League


Laura Cunningham-Shpeley – Executive Director, Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues

Communicating Virtually: Laying the Foundation for a Successful Brand

September 23, 2021

Who are you? Why should people care? If you don’t fully understand who you are as an organization, you can’t expect others to follow. While the idea of cultivating lasting relationships with clients sounds easy, it can be very difficult to do. People are inundated with marketing messages, and it is harder for brands to stand out. Understanding the fundamentals of marketing is an important step in the process. This session will help participants lay the foundation for future success. We will review some of the basic elements of a successful brand, discuss how to tell your brand story, and look at some of the many tools available to help streamline your marketing efforts. 


Brian Siddle – Director of Community and Content, Strong Coffee Marketing

Governing in Changing Times

October 4, 2021

This session offers perspectives on leading in a changed and changing not-for-profit environment. Governing in uncertain times requires board members to shift how they lead, work together, and make decisions. Building awareness of and understanding trends in the not-for-profit, social, political, and economic environments can help leaders navigate change. As well as inviting participates to learn and share their perspectives, Mike offers practical tips and tools for governing in changing times.


Mike Grogan – Executive Director, IntegralOrg