Current Trainings

Webinar Learning Objectives:

  • Increase the capacity of organizational leaders to plan, execute and secure the appropriate resources
  • Explore three tools that can enhance the capacity of organizations in the network
  • Provide practical resources for leaders to be able to do differently with less
  • Increased understanding of the barriers to success and strategies to navigate these barriers 
Doing Different With Less: Three Tools
Monday, August 11, 2014  from 10am to Noon (PDT)

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In this two hour webinar, participants will explore three useful tools to enhance organizational planning and executive in fiscally challenging times.  


1) The organizational eco-cycle provides a new way of thinking and planning work and participants will learn how to navigate traps which prevent them from moving forward.  


2) Collective impact is a useful framework for tackling complex community challenges in a collaborative context.  Participant will discover the key conditions required for the successful implementation of collective impact. 


3) The final tool focuses on community engagement. The Top 100 partners tool will help organizational leaders effectively identify and recruit community leaders.  

About the Presenter:

Liz Weaver, Vice President, Tamarack - An Institute for Community Engagement. 

Liz leads the Vibrant Communities Canada team and provides coaching, leadership and support to community partners across Canada. As lead coach, she helps place-based community roundtables develop their local poverty reduction strategies, supports and guides their work and helps connect them to Vibrant Communities Canada - Cities Reducing Poverty and other community collaborations.

Liz is one of Tamarack's popular trainers and has developed and delivered curriculum on a variety of workshop topics including collaborative governance, leadership, evaluating community impact, community innovation, influencing policy change and social media for impact and engagement.

Prior to this position, she was the Director for the Hamilton Roundtable on Poverty Reduction, which was recognized with the Canadian Urban Institute's David Crombie Leadership Award in 2009. In her career, Liz has held leadership positions with YWCA Hamilton, Volunteer Hamilton and Volunteer Canada. In 2002, Liz completed a Masters of Management through McGill University and her thesis 'Storytelling and the Voluntary Sector' was published. Liz was awarded a Queen's Jubilee Medal in 2002 for her leadership in the voluntary sector and in 2004 was awarded the Women in the Workplace award from the City of Hamilton. 
About Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance, Training & Resource Center (TC-TAT) 

For the past 17 years, Transforming Communities, has provided intensive training, technical assistance and resources to organizations working to end violence against women on a national level, with a special emphasize on prevention work and organizational development. Overall, TC-TAT works to advance new practices, skills, movement building and policies to prevent violence against women and other related forms of abuse, including domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence, and gender-based bullying. Visit our website for more information and upcoming events. 



This webinar is open to all current OVW funded organizations.

Don't miss out!

Please register for this webinar no later than Friday, August 7th at 2pm (PDT).
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This project is supported by Grant No. 2012-TA-AX-K056 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this presentation are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.