Workshops and Seminars

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



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 or call Wendy Onstein at 342-8772 ext. 471.


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.

April 27, 2017

Marketing and Advertising for Small Business

91 Cornelia Street West, Entrance B, Smiths Falls

9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Featuring Jim Wright, this session for people interested in how to make the best use of their marketing and advertising budget.  The session will provide an overview of effective marketing and advertising techniques for small business.


Learn more or register online at 

For more information e-mail or call 613-283-7002 x109

May 2, 2017

From Hiring to Firing - The Basics of Employment Law

91 Cornelia Street West, Entrance B, Smiths Falls

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $15 (includes breakfast)


Featuring Brittany Hinds of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, and Irene Lis, VP, Human Resources Consulting with Stratford Managers Corporation.


The legal complexities of the employment relationship may seem daunting if you don't know where to start. Not only do employers need to worry about meeting their business needs, but they also need to be conscious of the ways that employment laws affect their operations. Human rights legislation, employment standards, and occupational health and safety rules are just a few of the many laws that apply to Canadian employers.


Once you have hired your first employee, all Human Resources (HR) responsibility falls squarely on your shoulders as the employer. Both employees and legislative bodies have expectations and hold business owners and managers accountable - regardless of organization size. It's up to you to ensure that your HR practices are supporting your business. Your actions now will establish your HR foundation and culture - for better or for worse - which will be difficult to change over time.


Register online at 

For more information e-mail or call 613-283-7002 x109

May 5, 2017


8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Centennial Road Standard Church, 3545 County Rd 27, Lyn


This live-broadcast professional and leadership development event is full of nationally-recognized authors, business leaders and inpsirational personalities.


This year's speakers include:

  • Leadership expert Andy Stanley
  • Leadership Author and Communicator, Daniel Pink Behavioral Science Expert
  • Best Selling Author & TV Commentator and Business Journalist, Suzy Welch
  • Top Sports Agent and Author, Molly Fletcher and many more.

View their website for more details.

May 11, 2017

Conflict Management Workshop

91 Cornelia Street West, Entrance B, Smiths Falls

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $15 (includes breakfast)


Conflict in the workplace can impact employee morale, lower productivity and cost businesses money. This workshop gives a general overview of conflict management.


After completing this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Define conflict
  • Learn the different types and causes of conflict
  • Understand how conflict escalates
  • Discover your preferred style of conflict resolution and learn how to adapt your style and approach to a conflict situation.
  • Explain assumptions and how they play out in a conflict situation
  • Learn communication tools that can be effectively used in conflict situations.


Register online at 

For more information e-mail or call 613-283-7002 x109

June 9-10, 2017

Business Showcase & Expo

Ingredion Centre, 4050 Dishaw Street, Cardinal

Friday, 6 pm - 9 pm; Saturday 10 am - 3 pm

Free admission, donations to the Food Bank gratefully accepted.


Enjoy colourful exhibits from Augusta Township, Edwardsburgh Cardinal and Prescott, live music and door prizes along with great products and services:

  • Business exhibitors
  • Cars and boats
  • Indoor and outdoor displays
  • Concession

For more details view the EXPO flyer, or to register visit the Showcase website or call 613-925-2812 ext. 6200.


Workshop & Seminar Event Calendars

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


CSE Consulting!events/m0a42


Employment & Education Centre


Grenville Community Futures Development Corporation (GCFDC)


KEYS Job Centre


Small Business Advisory Centre (Smiths Falls/Lanark County)


Leeds Grenville Small Business Enterprise Centre


Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation

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