Workshops and Seminars

Submit your workshop or seminar via email to joanne.poll at uclg.on.ca

Date

Event Name

Monthly

Launch Lab - Free Business Counselling

Presented by Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation

197 Water Street, Suite 405, Prescott

Cost: Free

 

Sessions for free business counselling with partner Launch Lab are held monthly.

Contact Rod Wallace for further information and to schedule your appointment,

 

Contact Rod Wallace at 613-925-4275 ext. 22 or via e-mail.

Visit Launch Lab on Facebook.

1st Tuesday of every month

Brockville Women in Business (BWB)

 

The meetings provide an opportunity for women to meet other business women, and to share expertise, experiences and successes in a supportive, business-oriented atmosphere.

 

Luncheon meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month, starting at 11:30 am. Pre-registration is required.

 

Contact bwbgroup@gmail.com or call Wendy Onstein at 342-8772 ext. 471.

Postponed

Entrepreneur Panel

Equinelle Golf Club

11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Cost: $50 + tax, table of 8 $350 + tax; includes lunch and dessert

 

Looking for Prosperity in your business?

Hear the successes and challenges these 4 local owner have faced:

  • Gerald Tallman, Tallman Truck Centre
  • Sharon McGarry, Hulse, Playfair & McGarry
  • April Hughes, Madison Montessori Academy
  • Corey Lockwood, Lockwood Brothers Construction

Tickets available at www.northgrenville.com/events

View event poster.  For more information call 613-258-4838

 

November 9, 2017

SEO Basics

Small Business Advisory Centre, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls

9:00 am - 11:00 am

 

Learn the basics of using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to increase awareness of your business online. This workshop is presented by Lindsay Kavanagh of SEO Plus.

 

View website for more information, or to register.

November 14, 2017

East Region HR Full-Day Legal Conference

Brockville Convention Centre, 7829 Kent Blvd, Brockville

Registration and Breakfast 7:45 - 8:45 am; Speaker 8:45 - 4:40 pm

Breakfast and lunch included.

Cost: $55 HRPA members, $75 non-HRPA members

 

  • Whirlwind tour of Key Labour and Employment Law Hot Topics:
  • New and longer EI benefits: what you need to know
  • Bill 148: changes to ESA and the LRA
  • Challenging workplace investigations
  • Cause or No Cause?
  • Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace
  • Top 10 HR Law Decisions of 2016/2017
  • Hicks Morley Panel - Open Questions & Answers Session

View conference flyer for more information and list of speakers.

November

Social Media Workshops

Leeds and the Thousand Islands Public Library, 1B Jessie Street, Lansdowne

Cost: $20/workshop

 

November 14: Facebook 101

November 21: Facebook Advertising

November 28: LinkedIn Professional Profiles

 

Please bring a laptop to all workshops if possible.

 

View event poster for more information

 

Space is limited.  RSVP by calling 613-382-2149 ext. 1125 or email businesscoordinator@gananoque.ca

November 16, 2017

Instagram Best Practices for Business

Small Business Advisory Centre, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cost: $20

Speaker: Jennifer Baker Consulting

 

This two-hour social media workshop will guide participants through Instagram demographics, and best practices for developing and managing an audience. Specifically, participants will learn how to upload a photo/video, add hashtags and locations to posts, search for accounts and locations, as well as create stories.

 

View website for more information and to register.

November 23, 2017

LinkedIn Best Practices Workshop

Small Business Advisory Centre, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cost: $20

 

This two-hour social media workshop will guide participants through LinkedIn demographics, and best practices for developing and managing their professional account. Specifically, participants will learn how to accept and send connection requests, post images and articles, interact with other users. Finally, key components of a LinkedIn professional profile will be discussed.

 

View website for more information and to register.

November 24, 2017

January 26, 2018

March 23, 2018

May 25, 2018

Breakfast & Business Workshop Series

7:30 - 10:30 am

$25 each, or all 4 for $80

  • November 24 - Maximize Your Next Online Marketing Campaign
    Includes a presentation by Workplace Safety Prevention Services
    Prescott Town Hall, 360 Dibble Street West, Prescott
  • January 26 - Facebook: Live and Marketplace
    Includes a presentation by Workplace Safety Prevention Services
    Grenville Mutual Insurance Company Room, 380 Colonnade Drive, Kemptville
  • March 23 - Finance 101 - Creating and Interpreting Reports for Profit
    Chateau Brock, 803 Chelsea Street, Brockville
  • May 25 - Google My Business & YouTube
    Includes a presentation by Workplace Safety Prevention Services
    Chateau Brock, 803 Chelsea Street, Brockville

View Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre website for more information and to register.

November 24, 2017

Ignite Inspiration Tourism Summit

Lansdowne Community Hall

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Hosted by the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands

  • Keynote speakers Guy LaFlamme, Executive Director of Ottawa 2017
  • Carol Greenwood of the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario

Inspire from within: Local businesses share successes

  • The Opinicon - sourcing locally/social media promotion
  • Red Fish Cottages - partnering and packaging
  • Frontenac Arch Biosphere - hidden treasures, amazing places
  • 1000 Islands Kayaking - professionalism and customer service
  • Royal Theatre - operating in the off-season

How to create links inside our communities: Panel Discussion

 

And more!  View Tourism Summit agenda for full details.

November 28, 2017

WSIB Supporting Return to Work Services Program

Buell Street Bistro, 27 Buell Street, Brockville

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Cost: $20 + HST for non-members / Free for HRPA members - lunch included

 

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board presents on how a return to work specialist can assist employers with their WSIB claims.  What do they do?  What can you expect?

 

The agenda will include Return to Work (RTW) Services - Supports for RTW; Review overview and roles; Guiding Principles and evaluation Framework; Questions

 

 

Speakers:

  • Demond Breault, Return to Work Specialist
  • Lorne Watters, Work Transition Manager

Register online.

November 28, 2017

 

January 23, 2018

February 27, 2018

March 27, 2018

April 24, 2018

May 22, 2018

June 19, 2018

 

 

4th Tuesday of the Month,

Business Mentorship Series

Prescott Town Hall, 360 Dibble Street West, 2nd Floor,

12 pm - 1 pm

Bring your own lunch.  Coffee and treats provided.

Cost: Free

 

Topics of discussion include:

  • Successful Alliances in Business
  • Business Foundations
  • Social Media Do's & Dont's
  • Networking 101

Visit website for more information, and additional topics added for each session.

Contact Jackie Schoemaker Holmes at Town Hall, 613-925-2812, ext. 6221 or email jschoemakerholmes@prescott.ca

November 29, 2017

Leeds & Grenville Diversity Day 2017

Brockville Country Club, 1548 King Street West, Brockville

8:30 am - 1:00 pm - snacks and lunch provided

  • Learn about interncultural communication challenges and solutions from a local perspective
  • Participate in a workshop that will enhance your ability to communicate with people from different cultures and backgrounds

View event posterRegister by November 22nd.

November 29, 2017

Starter Company Plus Information Session

Brockville Museum, 5 Henry Street, Brockville

10:00 am - 11:00 am

 

Starter Company Plus* is right for you if:

  • You are 18 and over and not a full-time student or working in another job full time
  • You are an Ontario resident with a great idea for a business
  • You are proposing a new company, buying or expanding an existing company in a full - time capacity or growing your business (in your first 5 years)
  • You are able to contribute at least 25% (in kind or cash) of the grant amount

For more information, go to the Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre website.

December 4, 2017

Starter Company Plus - Orientation (Morning)

Small Business Advisory Centre, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls

9:00 am - 10:00 am

 

Starter Company Plus is a competitive business training program designed to assist eligible entrepreneurs through business plan development.  A select number of viable business plans with be eligible to move forward for potential funding.

 

Eligibility

  • 18 + years of age, Ontario resident, Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
  • If a student or employed, cannot be more than 20 hours per week
  • Looking to start a business, grow a business or purchase an existing business in a full-time capacity
  • Able to contribute 25% in kind or cash
  • Those who demonstrate focus, commitment, dependability and vision
  • Existing Businesses must have been established in the last 5 years

For more information, go to the Small Business Advisory Centre's website.

December 4, 2017

Starter Company Plus - Orientation (Evening)

Small Business Advisory Centre, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

Starter Company Plus is a competitive business training program designed to assist eligible entrepreneurs through business plan development.  A select number of viable business plans with be eligible to move forward for potential funding.

 

Eligibility

  • 18 + years of age, Ontario resident, Canadian citizen or a permanent resident
  • If a student or employed, cannot be more than 20 hours per week
  • Looking to start a business, grow a business or purchase an existing business in a full-time capacity
  • Able to contribute 25% in kind or cash
  • Those who demonstrate focus, commitment, dependability and vision
  • Existing Businesses must have been established in the last 5 years

For more information, go to the Small Business Advisory Centre's website.

December 5, 2017

HR Essentials - What Employers Need to Know Series

Employment and Education Centre, 105 Strowger Blvd.

  • December 5, 2017 - Criminal Records: What you can and cannot do and the business case for hiring
  • January 10, 2018 - Bill 148 Fair Workplace, Better Jobs - minimum wage increase and the other new rules
  • February 7, 2018 - Occupational Health and Safety Update - how keeping your employees safe makes sense to your bottom line
  • March 14, 2018 - Succession Planning and Exit Strategy (tentative) - how to prepare for the loss of key employees...including yourself!

 

 Contact Kim Barkley, Employer Services Coordinator, to reserve your spot.  613-498-2111, ext. 245 or kim@eecentre.com

December 5, 2017

WordPress Website Design for Non-Designers

Small Business Advisory Centre, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $20 / or $25 if combined with 'WordPress - A Workshop for Beginners'

 

This session will give an overview of the process for setting up a WordPress website. For attendees with laptops, you will have access to your own WordPress test site to follow along as we go through the exercises. Topics will include:

 

  • What is WordPress
  • Things you'll need to set up your Self-Hosted WordPress Website
  • Setting up a static website vs. setting up a blog
  • WordPress Themes and Plugins
  • Design considerations
  • WordPress Security
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Analytics

For more information, go to the Small Business Advisory Centre's website.

December 5, 2017

Using WordPress - A Workshop for Beginners

Small Business Advisory Centre, 91 Cornelia Street West, Smiths Falls

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cost: $20 / or $25 if combined with 'WordPress Website Design for Non-Designers'

 

This session will introduce you to actually using and configuring WordPress. Topics will include:

- Hosting, domains, and installation of WordPress

- Installation of themes and plugins

- Website vs. Blog

- Creating pages and posts

- Creating website navigation

- Creating and adding links

- Design and usability considerations

 

For more information, go to the Small Business Advisory Centre's website.

February 28, 2018

Starter Company Plus Information Session

Brockville Museum, 5 Henry Street, Brockville

10:00 am - 11:00 am

 

Starter Company Plus* is right for you if:

  • You are 18 and over and not a full-time student or working in another job full time
  • You are an Ontario resident with a great idea for a business
  • You are proposing a new company, buying or expanding an existing company in a full - time capacity or growing your business (in your first 5 years)
  • You are able to contribute at least 25% (in kind or cash) of the grant amount

For more information, go to the Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre website.

February 28, 2018

Starter Company Plus Information Session

North Grenville Municipal Centre, 284, County Rd 44, Kemptville

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 

Starter Company Plus* is right for you if:

  • You are 18 and over and not a full-time student or working in another job full time
  • You are an Ontario resident with a great idea for a business
  • You are proposing a new company, buying or expanding an existing company in a full - time capacity or growing your business (in your first 5 years)
  • You are able to contribute at least 25% (in kind or cash) of the grant amount

For more information, go to the Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre website.

 


Workshop & Seminar Event Calendars

For topics on finding employment, job skills and training, or personal development, visit the following websites:

 

CSE Consulting

www.cseconsulting.com/#!events/m0a42

 

Employment & Education Centre

www.eventbrite.ca/o/the-employment-and-education-centre-3448385905

 

Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation (GCFDC)
www.grenvillecfdc.com/business-training-and-events

 

KEYS Job Centre

keys.ca/workshops/

 

Small Business Advisory Centre (Smiths Falls/Lanark County)

smallbizcentre.ca/events-and-seminars/

 

Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre
www.lgsbec.com/events/event/

 

Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation

valleycfdc.com/events/

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