Let's Start Your Business Plan - Workshop Series, Edmonton
Oct
22
to Oct 24

Let's Start Your Business Plan - Workshop Series, Edmonton

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: October 22, 2018

  • Marketing Plan: October 23, 2018

  • Financial Plan: October 24, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Price
$69.00 + GST and applicable fees.

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Loan Info Session Webinar
Oct
30
11:30 AM11:30

Loan Info Session Webinar

Finding financial support for your business can be difficult. Alberta Women Entrepreneurs wants to help you start, enhance, and grow your business. This includes ensuring you are connected to the people and the resources you need at all stages of business growth, which is why we offer small business loans to women-owned businesses in Alberta.

Want to learn more? Join us in our Loan Program Info Webinar! On October 30, 2018 11:30 am to 12:00 pm, we will walk you through:

  1. What is the AWE Loan Program

  2. Basic Eligibility to Apply

  3. What kind of businesses can apply for an AWE loan

  4. What expenses AWE can and cannot finance

  5. How AWE’s loan program differs from other lenders

  6. Application process

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Will it Fly? How to Determine if Clients Will Buy Before You Build, Edmonton
Nov
1
8:30 AM08:30

Will it Fly? How to Determine if Clients Will Buy Before You Build, Edmonton

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has partnered with TEC Edmonton to bring:

Will it Fly? How to Determine if Clients Will Buy Before You Build

Even before building your product or service, savvy entrepreneurs will test their ideas in as many ways possible to validate the marketplace demand. Much like designing a jet aircraft, engineers will spend a considerable amount of time testing the aerodynamics of the design before building the plane. This validation process allows them to understand the forces that will naturally lift or buffet the aircraft.

New entrepreneurs can do the same thing through simple market validation techniques. Join us for this three-hour introduction to some of the primary methods.

You will:

  • Become familiar with the major market validation techniques, including using free and paid internet tools such as:

  • Google Search

  • Google Keyword Planner

  • Amazon

  • Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn

  • Moz

  • Buzz Sumo

  • Surveys and Intercepts

  • Build a Keyword Ecosystem to Determine the Current Trends around your Product’s Place and fit

  • Learn from Case Studies of Successful Product Launches

Workshop length: 3 hours

Price
$39.00 + GST and applicable fees.

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Let's Start Your Business Plan, Calgary
Nov
6
5:15 PM17:15

Let's Start Your Business Plan, Calgary

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: November 6, 2018

  • Marketing Plan: November 7, 2018

  • Financial Plan: November 8, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

Price
$69.00 + GST and applicable fees.

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Digitally Solid, Edmonton
Nov
21
to Apr 3

Digitally Solid, Edmonton

Digitally Solid is a 6-month digital marketing program where women entrepreneurs get hands-on, learning how to become more effective and productive, using strategy and technology.

At the end of this program, you will have:

  • a clear digital brand

  • a digital marketing plan

  • a collection of tools to make digital marketing easier

  • optimized your digital platforms (website, email, landing pages)

  • refined your social profiles (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube)

  • written a content marketing strategy

  • scheduled a publishing/ editorial calendar

  • built targeted digital advertisements

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The Ultimate Product Launch, Edmonton
Nov
22
8:30 AM08:30

The Ultimate Product Launch, Edmonton

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has partnered with TEC Edmonton to bring:

The Ultimate Product Launch

What if you could harness the same power that giants like Apple, Amazon, and Nike use every day to build excitement and anticipation for their new products? You can, even if you are just starting out or an established company. Every new product or service deserves the energy and sales momentum of a scientific, structured, product launch. Do this properly, and you are more apt to build the anticipation and desire necessary to generate instant demand upon release.

Here is some of what you will learn:

  • Why the real secret to a powerful product launch is not in the actual launch itself

  • The top reasons new launches fail

  • Understanding the core motives of your target market

  • The purpose of building a lead magnet

  • How to construct a “tripwire” offer

  • How to create your value ladder

  • Creating the launch schedule: tips, tricks, and traps

  • Executing the Launch

  • Post Launch – Critical post steps to follow

Workshop length: 3 hours

Price
$39.00 + GST and applicable fees.

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Digitally Solid, Calgary
Nov
30
to Apr 12

Digitally Solid, Calgary

Digitally Solid is a 6-month digital marketing program where women entrepreneurs get hands-on, learning how to become more effective and productive, using strategy and technology.

At the end of this program, you will have:

  • a clear digital brand

  • a digital marketing plan

  • a collection of tools to make digital marketing easier

  • optimized your digital platforms (website, email, landing pages)

  • refined your social profiles (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube)

  • written a content marketing strategy

  • scheduled a publishing/ editorial calendar

  • built targeted digital advertisements

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Strategic Marketing - Making sure your marketing tactics align with your business strategy, Beaumont
Oct
18
8:30 AM08:30

Strategic Marketing - Making sure your marketing tactics align with your business strategy, Beaumont

Strategic marketing identifies and utilizes an organization’s competitive advantage in its current and future markets, to determine the best resource allocation and activities – to create mutually beneficial value for itself and its customers.

This workshop is being facilitated by AWE's Jenifer Horvath. The session uses a participative approach to learning, through a blend of marketing frameworks, case studies, and best practices – which will help produce a solid marketing strategy for business growth. 

Please note: this event is hosted by the Beaumont Chamber of Commerce. For any questions related to the event, please contact info@beaumontchamber.ca directly.

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Brunch and Brand, Edmonton
Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

Brunch and Brand, Edmonton

"Your brand is what other people say about you when you're not in the room." - Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon

Taking the time to define and differentiate your brand is crucial before moving ahead with any marketing iniatives. Your brand is more than a logo or tagline, it's who you are and what you want your company to be known for.

Join us in this two hour interactive session with Simplified Social as we cover:

  • Defining your brand;

  • Building your brand promise and personality;

  • Brand positioning; and

  • Communicating your brand and the various channels to do so.

A light breakfast will be provided. All participants will receive take home materials including workbooks, presenter's slides and follow-up support.

Please note: this event is in partnership with Simplified Social. For any questions related to the event, please contact hello@simplifiedsocial.ca directly.

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BizConnections YEG: Small Business Week | Funders for Founders, Edmonton
Oct
16
5:00 PM17:00

BizConnections YEG: Small Business Week | Funders for Founders, Edmonton

Join Business Link, Futurpreneur Canada and BDC for a facilitated panel discussion, networking reception and the opportunity to connect with other entrepreneurs and funders. AWE Board Member Angela Richardson will be participating on this panel.

Please note: this event is hosted by Business Link. For any questions related to the event, please contact AskUs@businesslink.ca directly.

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BizConnections YYC: Small Business Week | Funders for Founders, Calgary
Oct
15
5:00 PM17:00

BizConnections YYC: Small Business Week | Funders for Founders, Calgary

Join Business Link, Futurpreneur Canada and BDC for a facilitated panel discussion, networking reception and the opportunity to connect with other entrepreneurs and funders. AWE Board Member Wendy Coombs will be participating on this panel.

Please note: this event is hosted by Business Link. For any questions related to the event, please contact AskUs@businesslink.ca directly.

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Building Your Brand on LinkedIn
Oct
3
9:00 AM09:00

Building Your Brand on LinkedIn

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs has partnered with Simplified Social to bring a series of social media workshops to entrepreneurs.

LinkedIn is a powerful tool for any professional. Whether you are a job seeker, business owner or marketer, LinkedIn is for you. In this two hour workshop we will cover the following:

  • How to optimize your LinkedIn personal profile;
  • How to optimize your LinkedIn business page;
  • What content to post on LinkedIn; and
  • How to set-up and manage advertising on LinkedIn.

This is a hands-on workshop where participants will have the opportunity to get real-time advice on their own LinkedIn pages. Please bring a computer with you to get the most out of this workshop.

Price
$39.00 + GST and applicable fees. Includes two hour workshop, slide deck, follow-up support.

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AWE Connect, Calgary
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

AWE Connect, Calgary

Let’s connect! On September 27th join AWE for an evening of entrepreneurial networking in Calgary. Meet other women entrepreneurs, AWE staff, and other partner organizations who can help support you as a business owner.

Phoebe Fung, Founder and Owner at Vin Room, will be joining us to share her share her story and her experiences as a woman business owner.

There will be snacks from 6:00 - 7:30pm.

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AWE Connect, Edmonton
Sep
25
5:30 PM17:30

AWE Connect, Edmonton

Let’s connect! On September 25th join AWE for an evening of entrepreneurial networking in Edmonton. Meet other women entrepreneurs, AWE staff, and other partner organizations.

Lori Pecorilli, President of Latium Group of Companies, will be joining us to share her story and her experiences as a woman business owner.

There will be snacks from 5:30 – 7:00pm.

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Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Edmonton
Sep
17
to Sep 19

Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Edmonton

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: September 17, 2018
  • Marketing Plan: September 18, 2018
  • Financial Plan: September 19, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

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Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Calgary
Sep
11
to Sep 13

Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Calgary

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: September 11, 2018

  • Marketing Plan: September 12, 2018

  • Financial Plan: September 13, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

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Loan Info Session Webinar
Aug
29
11:30 AM11:30

Loan Info Session Webinar

Finding financial support for your business can be difficult. Alberta Women Entrepreneurs wants to help you start, enhance, and grow your business. This includes ensuring you are connected to the people and the resources you need at all stages of business growth, which is why we offer small business loans to women-owned businesses in Alberta. You may qualify with us, even if you don’t qualify with other lenders.

Want to learn more? Join us in our Loan Program Info Webinar! On August 29, 2018 11:30 am to 12:00 pm, we will walk you through:

  1. What is the AWE Loan Program

  2. Basic Eligibility to Apply

  3. What kind of businesses can apply for an AWE loan

  4. What expenses AWE can and cannot finance

  5. How AWE’s loan program different from other lenders

  6. Application process

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The Money Side of Business - Financial Session Calgary
Aug
23
9:00 AM09:00

The Money Side of Business - Financial Session Calgary

Alberta Women Entreprenuers (AWE) has partnered with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA) & Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to bring to you a two part learning session on financial information for business owners.

The Money Side of Business

This is an advanced session explaining the basic tools and techniques of financial management for a business owner, including budget creation and monitoring, cash management, product/division/customer analysis, planning/ forecasting, and trend analysis.

Getting Money: What Lenders and Investors Want

This session explains to the business owner the financial and non-financial information a bank or investor uses to evaluate a loan/investment request, and explains the steps necessary to prepare a business for presentation to a lender and/or investors.

Price: $39 (not including taxes/fees) - Includes session, networking and a continental breakfast!

 

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PeerSpark Info Session Webinar
Aug
16
10:30 AM10:30

PeerSpark Info Session Webinar

AWE's PeerSpark™ program is designed to help you learn, build, and implement business growth strategies and tactics with a cohort of like-minded entrepreneurs. The program offers business coaching in a safe and supportive environment of other women entrepreneurs who are focused on growing their ventures. 

Ready to learn more? Join us at our webinar! On August 16 from 10:30am - 11:00am, we are hosting a PeerSpark™ Info Session via webinar with AWE CEO, Marcela Mandeville, and past PeerSpark™ participant Sonia Egey-Samu. We'll walk you through: 

  1. What Is PeerSpark™?
  2. Program Benefits
  3. How does PeerSpark™ work?
  4. Past participant experience
  5. Next Steps
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Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Edmonton
Aug
14
to Aug 16

Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Edmonton

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: August 14, 2018
  • Marketing Plan: August 15, 2018
  • Financial Plan: August 16, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

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Social Media 101 for Business, Calgary
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Social Media 101 for Business, Calgary

It's no surprise that social media is important as a business owner. If you are looking to market your business for a fraction of the cost compared to traditional advertising, look no further than social media.

In this two hour interactive workshop we will cover the basics of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram, including what it takes to create a great social media strategy. We will also touch on the basics of setting up Facebook advertisements.Participants will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in group activities throughout the session.

Participants will leave with workbooks to complete that will leave them feeling more confident than ever with social media.

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Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Edmonton
Jul
10
to Jul 12

Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Edmonton

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: July 10, 2018
  • Marketing Plan: July 11, 2018
  • Financial Plan: July 12, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

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Jun
27
7:30 AM07:30

HR 201: Motivation at Work – Rewards & recognition that get results

AWE has partnered with TEC Edmonton and Juna Consulting Inc.to bring back a series of six essential Human Resource topics to small business owners as well as managers, supervisors or anyone who deals with HR capacity as a part of their organization.

Join us for breakfast and our next session in the HR 201 series focused on motivation at work!

Managers don’t tend to focus on employee motivation until it’s lost and most managers think money is the top motivator – but it’s not. Things that are most motivating to employees tend to be easy to do and cost effective. But the hardest part of rewarding performance at work doesn’t follow the Golden Rule (treat other people the way you want to be treated).

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess employee motivation vs. ability on tasks/assignments
  • Complete a motivation assessment tool
  • Apply different techniques that effectively reward and recognize team members
  • Use five strategies that provide both intrinsic and extrinsic rewards
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Social Media 101 for Business, Edmonton
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Social Media 101 for Business, Edmonton

It's no surprise that social media is important as a business owner. If you are looking to market your business for a fraction of the cost compared to traditional advertising, look no further than social media. We've partnered with Simplified Social to bring you Social Media 101 for Business in Edmonton.

In this two hour interactive workshop we will cover the basics of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram, including what it takes to create a great social media strategy. We will also touch on the basics of setting up Facebook advertisements.Participants will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in group activities throughout the session.

Participants will leave with workbooks to complete that will leave them feeling more confident than ever with social media.

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Jun
17
to Jun 21

Trade Mission to WBENC National Conference & Business Fair in Detroit

Join the AWE delegation on the Business Women in International Trade (BWIT) trade mission to WBENC's National Conference & Business Fair. This conference is taking place from June 18th-21st in 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. More details can be found on the BWIT website. There are 2 steps to register for the trade mission:

1) Review the trade mission-related events below and register for the ones that you would like to attend.

2) Email BWIT to register in the national trade mission and create a company profile.

WE Connect International Certification:

WEConnect International empowers women business owners outside the United States through training, certification and access to corporations so that they can compete successfully in the global markets.

For more information on WEConnect International certification and its global network, click here

About the Conference:

The National Conference & Business Fair is the largest conference of its kind for women business owners in the U.S. The WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is attended by Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs), Fortune 500 corporations and the U.S. Government. The conference features lectures and presentations from today’s thought leaders, engaging panel discussions, networking receptions, a Business Fair and potential 1:1 MatchMaker sessions (matchmaker is available to certified business owners who register by April 3, 2018)

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HR 201: Diversity & Inclusion – How to Hire and Leverage Uniqueness
Jun
14
7:30 AM07:30

HR 201: Diversity & Inclusion – How to Hire and Leverage Uniqueness

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has partnered with TEC Edmonton and Juna Consulting Inc. to bring a series of essential Human Resource topics to small business owners as well as managers, supervisors or anyone who deals with HR capacity as a part of their organization.

Join us for breakfast and our next session in the 201 HR series focused on Diversity & Inclusion – How to Hire and Leverage Uniqueness

Overview
Managers don’t tend to focus on employee motivation until it’s lost, and most managers think money is the top motivator; but it’s not. Things that are most motivating to employees tend to be easy to do and cost effective. But, the hardest part of rewarding performance at work doesn’t follow the Golden Rule (treat other people the way you want to be treated).

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Re-evaluate their current job descriptions and recruitment efforts to expand their reach
  • Assess their working conditions/environments to broaden opportunities – accommodate different workers that add value
  • Select different hiring tools that determine best “fit” for applicable jobs

Pricing & Location
Each session is priced at $39.00 per person, not including taxes or additional fees. Cost of workshop includes a delicious breakfast!

Location of Session 1: Unit 301 10310 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am

About the Facilitators

Julianna Cantwell, CACE, CPHR
Julianna Cantwell is the President of JUNA Consulting Inc., a strategic human resources consulting practice that helps organizations improve individual and group performance. Specializing in learning & development for 20 years and communications for more than 10 years, Julianna logs over 100 days a year speaking and facilitating learning. Julianna is a graduate from the University of Alberta, NAIT, and MacEwan University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). She is a Past President of the Human Resources Management Association of Edmonton (HRMAE) and a former Director on the Board of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, as well as Vice Chair of the Self-Regulation Policy Advisory Group for the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – Alberta (CPHR-AB). Julianna also serves as a Director on the Board for Little Warriors.

Barb Read, CPHR, RPR
Barb Read is a Human Resources Consultant with JUNA Consulting and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and a Registered Professional Recruiter with a generalist background that spans all functional areas of the human resources practice. She brings expertise in business and operational process, recruitment and selection, new employee orientation, policy and procedure development, compensation, performance management, workplace investigations and employee relations. Barb has experience across private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and has a strong operations background to complement her HR expertise.

Barb is a certified member of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – Alberta (CPHR-AB) and a member of the Institute of Professional Management (IPM). She completed a two-year term as Committee Chair for the HRIA Edmonton Chapter and served as Co-Chair for the 2014-2015 year.

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Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Calgary
Jun
12
to Jun 14

Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Calgary

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: June 12, 2018
  • Marketing Plan: June 13, 2018
  • Financial Plan: June 14, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

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HR 201: Workplace Investigations – What you need to know when a complaint is made
May
31
7:30 AM07:30

HR 201: Workplace Investigations – What you need to know when a complaint is made

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs has partnered with TEC Edmonton and Juna Consulting Inc.to bring back a series of six essential Human Resource topics to small business owners as well as managers, supervisors or anyone who deals with HR capacity as a part of their organization.

Join us for breakfast and our next session in the HR 201 series focused on workplace investigations!

Human Resources professionals and managers need to conduct workplace investigations from time-to-time, yet many have never been shown how to properly lead one based on principles of natural justice. Whether it is following up on a harassment complaint, allegations of sexual misconduct, or bullying in the workplace, it is important to follow a fair process and make decisions that are organizationally sound.

Learning Objectives:

  • Respond to complaints/allegations in a timely way and use templates to gather critical information
  • Follow a fair and transparent process, inform parties of their rights & responsibilities without violating confidentiality of privacy
  • Sequence interviews that maximize information gathering
  • Examine parties effectively, using tailored question guides
  • Ask effective questions and listen for lies, etc.
  • Explain how to write a comprehensive and defensible report
  • Make sound decisions/judgments (weigh balance of probabilities)
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May
17
5:00 PM17:00

Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series Edmonton

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. 

Session Dates

  • Market Research: July 10, 2018
  • Marketing Plan: July 11, 2018
  • Financial Plan: July 12, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

 

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HR 201: Respectful Workplace Matters – Dealing with Harassment & Bullying
May
15
7:30 AM07:30

HR 201: Respectful Workplace Matters – Dealing with Harassment & Bullying

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has partnered with TEC Edmonton and Juna Consulting Inc. to bring a series of essential Human Resource topics to small business owners as well as managers, supervisors or anyone who deals with HR capacity as a part of their organization.

Join us for breakfast and our next session in the 201 HR series focused on Respectful Workplace Matters- Dealing with Harassment and Bullying at Work

Overview
The recent groundswell of harassment allegations in the media (#ME TOO) has caused many people to take notice of human resources (HR) issues. It’s hard to know exactly what is considered acceptable behaviour in the workplace these days, especially when there has been a history of power imbalances and/or a track record of fraternizing between employees.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the spectrum of respect – from incivility to targeted bullying
  • Identify harassment and its negative workplace effects
  • Discuss impact, roles and responsibilities of bystanders
  • Explain rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under relevant legislation
  • List the protected grounds under Alberta Human Rights Act
  • Respond appropriately to allegations of bullying / harassment

Pricing & Location
Each session is priced at $39.00 per person, not including taxes or additional fees. Cost of workshop includes a delicious breakfast!

Location of Session 1: Unit 301 10310 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am

About the Facilitators

Julianna Cantwell, CACE, CPHR
Julianna Cantwell is the President of JUNA Consulting Inc., a strategic human resources consulting practice that helps organizations improve individual and group performance. Specializing in learning & development for 20 years and communications for more than 10 years, Julianna logs over 100 days a year speaking and facilitating learning. Julianna is a graduate from the University of Alberta, NAIT, and MacEwan University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). She is a Past President of the Human Resources Management Association of Edmonton (HRMAE) and a former Director on the Board of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, as well as Vice Chair of the Self-Regulation Policy Advisory Group for the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – Alberta (CPHR-AB). Julianna also serves as a Director on the Board for Little Warriors.

Barb Read, CPHR, RPR
Barb Read is a Human Resources Consultant with JUNA Consulting and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and a Registered Professional Recruiter with a generalist background that spans all functional areas of the human resources practice. She brings expertise in business and operational process, recruitment and selection, new employee orientation, policy and procedure development, compensation, performance management, workplace investigations and employee relations. Barb has experience across private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and has a strong operations background to complement her HR expertise.

Barb is a certified member of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – Alberta (CPHR-AB) and a member of the Institute of Professional Management (IPM). She completed a two-year term as Committee Chair for the HRIA Edmonton Chapter and served as Co-Chair for the 2014-2015 year.

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Maximizing Your Business Financials
May
10
9:00 AM09:00

Maximizing Your Business Financials

Alberta Women Entreprenuers (AWE) has partnered with Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA)& Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to bring to you a series of financial literacy sessions for business owners over the summer of 2018.

"Maximizing Your Business" session explains the key concepts of cash management, working capital and operational efficiency. Geared towards small and medium business, this session teaches entrepreneurs and their team how to be able to review and change their cash management practices so less cash is required to operate the business and the cash needs of the business can be projected and analyzed.

Learning outcomes for businesses:

• Sales are great, why don’t we have any cash?
• Do we have enough cash to pay expenses?
• How much cash do we need for expansion?
• Can I free up some cash from the business?
• How can I get customers to pay on time?
• Are we managing cash efficiently?

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Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Edmonton
May
7
to May 9

Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Edmonton

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business.

Session Dates

  • Market Research: May 7, 2018
  • Marketing Plan: May 8, 2018
  • Financial Plan: May 9, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

 

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HR 201: Mental Health at Work – Managing complex performance issues
May
2
7:30 AM07:30

HR 201: Mental Health at Work – Managing complex performance issues

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs has partnered with TEC Edmonton and Juna Consulting Inc.to bring back a series of six essential Human Resource topics to small business owners as well as managers, supervisors or anyone who deals with HR capacity as a part of their organization.

Join us for breakfast and our next session in the HR 201 series focused on mental health at work!

An estimated 1 in 5 Canadians will experience mental illness in their lifetime. At work, it often shows up as behavioural issues that require performance management.  Because of the stigma associated with mental illness, most managers and business owners are unsure how to have an open conversation with employees about challenges happening in the workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become aware of facts and stats about mental health issues
  • Common issues and their prevalence
  • Costs to organizations when not managed well
  • Interact effectively with individuals suffering with mental illness
  • Discuss this sensitive topic with employees, using the ALPS method to open dialogue.
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Celebration of Achievement Reception
Apr
25
4:00 PM16:00

Celebration of Achievement Reception

Extraordinary women deserve to be celebrated! Please join us in recognizing some outstanding business women in our province at this year's AWE Awards Reception on April 25, 2018.

The event will be hosted at the Sutton Place Hotel in Edmonton where we will spotlight all of the finalists’ stories and announce the winners of this year’s awards including Emerging Entrepreneur, Emerging Innovator, Upsurge Entrepreneur and Celebration of Achievement Award.

Your ticket purchase includes:

· Entry to the celebration of Alberta’s most exceptional entrepreneurs

· Networking opportunities with leaders in Alberta’s business community

· Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and signature cocktail

· Chance to win door prizes

· A gift from one of our sponsors!

Doors Open and Networking Reception begins: 4:00 p.m.

Program and Awards Presentation begins: 5:00 p.m.

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HR 201: Bill 17- Updating Company Policies to Match New Legislation Requirements
Apr
18
7:30 AM07:30

HR 201: Bill 17- Updating Company Policies to Match New Legislation Requirements

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) has partnered with TEC Edmonton and Juna Consulting Inc. to bring a series essential Human Resource topics to small business owners as well as managers, supervisors or anyone who deals with HR capacity as a part of their organization.

Join us for breakfast and our first session in the 201 HR series focused on Bill 17- Updating Company Policies to Match New Legislation Requirements

Overview
Did You Know...as of January 1st, 2018 Alberta has new legislation!

Bill 17 is the Fair and Family-Friendly Workplaces Act, and it involves changes to the Alberta Employment Standards Code. HR professionals, managers and business owners need to know which company policies are affected and need updating to comply with legislation to minimize risk of fines, complaints, etc.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • List changes to existing employee rights/benefits
  • Incorporate new provisions (to comply with law)
  • Determine the impact of these changes on their workplace

Pricing & Location
Each session is priced at $39.00 per person, not including taxes or additional fees. Cost of workshop includes a delicious breakfast!

Location of Session 1: Unit 301 10310 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB

Time: 7:30 am to 9:00 am

About the Facilitators

Julianna Cantwell, CACE, CPHR
Julianna Cantwell is the President of JUNA Consulting Inc., a strategic human resources consulting practice that helps organizations improve individual and group performance. Specializing in learning & development for 20 years and communications for more than 10 years, Julianna logs over 100 days a year speaking and facilitating learning. Julianna is a graduate from the University of Alberta, NAIT, and MacEwan University and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR). She is a Past President of the Human Resources Management Association of Edmonton (HRMAE) and a former Director on the Board of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, as well as Vice Chair of the Self-Regulation Policy Advisory Group for the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – Alberta (CPHR-AB). Julianna also serves as a Director on the Board for Little Warriors.

Barb Read, CPHR, RPR
Barb Read is a Human Resources Consultant with JUNA Consulting and is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and a Registered Professional Recruiter with a generalist background that spans all functional areas of the human resources practice. She brings expertise in business and operational process, recruitment and selection, new employee orientation, policy and procedure development, compensation, performance management, workplace investigations and employee relations. Barb has experience across private, public and not-for-profit sectors, and has a strong operations background to complement her HR expertise.

Barb is a certified member of the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources – Alberta (CPHR-AB) and a member of the Institute of Professional Management (IPM). She completed a two-year term as Committee Chair for the HRIA Edmonton Chapter and served as Co-Chair for the 2014-2015 year.

 

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Learning Day - Enhancing Opportunities
Feb
20
9:30 AM09:30

Learning Day - Enhancing Opportunities

We invite you to attend Alberta Women Entrepreneur’s (AWE) Learning Day: Enhancing Opportunities, an event to support women entrepreneurs through skills training and community networking in Edmonton on February 20, 2018.

The experience and insights you’ll gain are invaluable; here are just some of the reasons to join us: 

Hear inspiring and educational talks from industry experts on topics including HR, social media, and e-commerce, among others

  • Expand your business tool kit through a number of workshops
  • Connect with like-minded professional women and the business community
  • Learn best practices to grow your business
  • Discover our PeerSpark™ program and learn how it can help you build confidence, improve your business acumen, and accelerate your business success

Our full day event gives you access to:

  •  Workshops on various topics related to scaling your business for success including human resources, operations, marketing, sales, and technology
  • An overview of diverse financing options accessible to you to help grow your business
  • One-on-one time with specialists from the community that can help navigate resources for business owners
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Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Calgary
Feb
6
to Feb 13

Let's Start Your Business Plan- Workshop Series, Calgary

Whether you are starting or expanding your business, a business plan is essential. Join AWE for our three session series where we cover all you need to know about market research, marketing and financial planning for your business. You can register for the entire series or a single workshop.

Session Dates

  • Market Research: February 6, 2018
  • Marketing Plan: February 12, 2018
  • Financial Plan: February 13, 2018

All sessions run from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m.

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