Alberta Women Entrepreneurs Performance Learning Series Workshops

Performance Learning Series Workshops

A Map to Innovation (Calgary)

This workshop is for entrepreneurs who are starting a new business, or looking to grow their existing business.

Imagine navigating a new city without your GPS. You would be lost! The Map to Innovation is your guide to building or growing your business. This 1.5 hour session includes several steps that will make innovation easy. You’ll learn about how important mindset is, how discipline and practice can help, and apply some creative ideas that are suited to your business.

At the end of this course, you will have several practical ways to help you to build an innovation, market it, and commercialize it. You will also feel more confident about getting started and be motivated to keep going.

This workshop is presented by Meeja Jalandoni, a Business Coach with a passion for innovation. She retired in 2014 as Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Banking and was also Chair of a strategic committee to build a culture of innovation. Since then, she has been working with entrepreneurs and business owners to become confident about building innovations and entrepreneurship! She is an engineer by education, a banker by profession and has spent her life finding “ways to make things better”.

Date: October 24th, 2019

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Location: District Ventures

2540 Kensington Rd NW (Main Floor), Calgary

Price: $39 + taxes and fees

Employee vs. Contractor: What is the Difference?

This workshop will be presented by JUNA Consulting.

Many small business owners would prefer to treat their workers as independent contractors, and the worker would also prefer this type of relationship. It is important to look at the nature of the work relationship in order to determine a worker's status and to ensure you understand if your worker is an employee or contractor….

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

  1. Understand common myths and perceptions

  2. Apply best practices to position your business for growth

  3. Know the pros and cons of hiring employees vs. independent contractors (risk management)


Date: November 15, 2019

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Location: AWE Edmonton Office

#308, 10310 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB

Price: $39 + taxes and fees


Date: November 18, 2019

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: District Ventures

2540 Kensington Rd NW (Main Floor), Calgary

Price: $39 + taxes and fees

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Building Resources

AWE has created a guide to help you assess financial risk and perform a detailed market analysis. You can download the guide here.