The Executive Leadership Summit Planning Committee is excited to announce that this year’s summit is moving west this year. Please mark October 24 – 26, 2012 in your calendars. Destination: Kelowna, British Columbia. Location: still to be determined. More details coming soon. Please note that the 2012 Annual General Meeting for Family Service Canada will take place during the summit.
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On December 6, 2011, Family Service Canada held its first webinar. The topic? “Onboarding – Successful Orientation for New Hires” presented by Lorraine Watson, co-founder of Essential Learning based in California. This event was strongly supported by its membership. Family Service Canada looks forward to providing members with access to another webinar in the Spring of 2012. Watch for more details.
Essential Learning partners with Family Service Canada to provide online staff training solutions to member organizationsWednesday, November 30th, 2011
Cost-effective eLearning solutions include interactive online courses, flexible reporting/tracking and accreditations through CEQuick and Elevate LMS.
Essential Learning, the leading provider of eLearning services to the health and human service industry, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Family Service Canada (FSC) to provide flexible and customizable training solutions for FSC member organizations.
Family Service Canada is the first full Canadian partner of Essential Learning and we anticipate that online learning will become the preferred professional development option for FSC member organizations after reviewing the online training site and catalogue. In 2009, Family Service Canada went through a rebranding process that included a new vision and mission that is focused on supporting the learning of Executive Directors/CEOs in the family serving not for profit organizations across Canada. This new vision focused on the sharing of expertise and the transfer of knowledge. So it is timely that FSC partners with Essential Learning to create a well researched knowledge based online learning center. The catalogue of online courses that has been built for FSC members, addresses the training needs of the membership in a convenient and affordable manner.
Essential Learning offers online learning, staff compliance training and continuing education for behavioral health, mental health, addiction treatment, community health, developmental disability, community action and child welfare organizations. Courses are offered through an individual course-by course purchase option through CEQuick and through the state-of-the-art Learning Management System – ElevateTM LMS – which includes a comprehensive course library, enrollment, tracking, and reporting features that will help members save money and deliver training more efficiently.
- Access to a catalogue of 800+ of courses in wide ranging topics
- Individual professionals can select and purchase courses with CE Credits
- Completion certificates for continuing education
- Develop career paths for employees to prepare them for a new position or promotion
- Automate annual training – saves staff time
“FSC is pleased to partner with Essential Learning to offer affordable quality training to our members. I feel confident that with such a superior product like EL online training our members will benefit from this added value to their membership” said Heather Underhill, Operations Manager of Family Service Canada.
FSC members get a 10% discount on any course accessed through the http://fsc.CEQuick.com and 10% discount on ElevateTM LMS licensing fees. Contact 800-729-9198 x266 for more information.
About Essential Learning
Essential Learning, based in San Diego, California, was founded in 2002 by Susan Erskine and Lorraine Watson, PhD. both former healthcare executives with extensive clinical and administrative experience in the behavioral health industry. Essential Learning has grown to become the largest provider of e-learning services to behavioral health, substance abuse, community health, corrections, developmental disability and child welfare service organizations throughout the United States and Canada. We provide flexible E-Learning solutions to meet your needs: CEQuick for individuals, Elevate Learning Management System for organizations, Enterprise solutions for large organizations and partnerships.
Family Service Canada has just released the 20010/2011 Annual Report. Click here to view FSC Annual Report 2011.
A committee has been established to put together an Executive Leadership Coaching Program to support new executive directors in the network in their roles. The first in a series of webinars will begin in November, 2011 on topics relevant to leadership in the not-for-profit sector. Watch for more details to follow.
Family Services Canada is moving the Executive Leadership Summit to October, rather than the usual February. The change of the event timing will make travel easier, reducing delays often caused by severe winter storms as well as allow the organization to incorporate the Annual General Meeting into the event. The change in timing also brings a bit of a change in format, with an afternoon added to be dedicated to fseap presentations and discussions.
The format will be more interactive and provide an opportunity for members to present their programs or other topics that would be of interest to the network. Plenty of opportunities for informal discussions around the challenges leadership face daily in the nonprofit sector will also be provided.
This year’s event will be held on October 19 – 21, 2011 at the Kingbridge Conference Centre in King City, ON (30 Minutes north of Toronto). The Kingbridge Conference Centre is located on acres of land, with many amenities in a beautiful setting. You can learn more about Kingbridge Conference Centre by visiting their website at www.kingbridgecentre.com.
Registration and other details to follow shortly.
Family Service Canada welcomes Sue Mallon of Family Service Canada to the role of Interim Board Chair. Sue replaces Teri Nicholas who relinquished the role due to a career change that saw her moving to the health care sector.
We thank Teri for her outstanding drive and commitment to Family Service Canada. Teri was instrumental in establishing our strategic objectives and redefining our mandate and purpose—all with a view to revitalizing the Family Service Canada network. Teri spent the past 30 years of her career in the social service sector. Her contributions are many and she will be missed. We wish her well in her new endeavour.
Family Service Canada has just released the 2009/2010 Annual Report. Click here to view FSC Annual Report 2010
The Board of Directors for Family Service Canada invites you to attend the 2009/2010 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm EST. Due to the vast geographical diversity of the membership, the AGM will be conducted through a conference call by calling 1-866-491-6600 and using pass code 9949973#. To ensure we reach quorum and to ensure we can accommodate all interested participants on the conference call, please RSVP to Heather Parker at email@example.com or 1-877-451-1055 by Monday, September 13, 2010. We hope you can join us!
We have recently added a toll-free number: 1-877-451-1055
To reach Family Services Canada:
Heather Underhill, Operations Manager
Family Service Canada
c/o 312 Parkdale Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4X5
NEW! Toll-Free number: 1-877-451-1055