Learn critical leadership and resilience skills

Start 2021 off right by registering for the Building Resilience to Thrive Program.

The program will help you: 

  • Communicate and connect more openly with your employees
  • Be a more productive, empathetic leader
  • Efficiently host team meetings to encourage dialogue and idea exchanges 
  • Build a better workplace culture and team mentality 
  • Strategize new approaches to servicing your clients  

While this program has been valued at $700, the cost to participate is only $35 for Chamber members and $70 for non-members. Right now, new and renewing Chamber members will be reimbursed for this program. 

Can't attend the second cohort? Mark your calendars: the third cohort runs every Wednesday from February 24th to March 31st. Registration will open soon. 

View the curriculum
Register here

Webinar looks at federal funding for virus response

0107 – Event by Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce

Online: members.nanaimochamber.bc.ca

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 10 AM PST – 11 AM PST

Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr

Public  · Anyone on or off Facebook

As we've moved through the pandemic, various federal funding programs have been developed to assist businesses and individuals. 

In this webinar, CRA Liaison Officer, Matthew Hohnsbehn, walks us through the various programs highlighting their benefits and impacts. He'll be joined by MNP Senior Manager, Cara Light, who will provide a perspective from the private sector. Our moderator, Dan Kucherka, CA and Chamber Board Treasurer, will facilitate a question and answer period. 

​Ensure you're taking full advantage of the programs available, while taking steps to avoid placing yourself or your business in a tax liability position as a result of participating in these benefits programs. 

Register Here: https://members.nanaimochamber.bc.ca/.../cra-webinar-2343

Please Note: This is a paid event. Registrants will receive an email with a link to join this webinar prior to January 26th. 

Deadline nears for Building Resilience training

0105 - Jan 8 is the deadline for registering for the Building Resilience to Thrive program which teaches businesses how to re-engage their customers, adjust their workplace cultures, and adapt their business models.

The second cohort of the  six-week online training program, developed in partnership with UVic's Gustavson School of Business, offers an opportunity for business leaders to obtain professional development from award-winning educators at a time when budgets are tight.

The program features six, one-hour weekly webinars delivered by Dr. Mark Colgate and Prof. Brian Leacock, including:

The Power of Context & Unconscious Bias – Build workplace diversity and strength

Emotional Intelligence ­– Recognize, understand and manage the emotions of yourself and others

The Power of Coaching in Business – Develop and draw on the strengths of your team

Hiring and Managing a Diverse Team – Discover diversity leading to innovation and creativity

Improving Customer & Colleague Experience – What creates a desirable and memorable experience

Adapting Service Strategies – Define perspective, position, plans and patterns

This second cohort for this program runs from Jan. 12- Feb. 16 Tuesdays from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PST

Registration fees are $35 plus tax for Chamber members, and $70 plus tax for future members.  New Chamber members, and members renewing membership, will be reimbursed upon completion of this certificate program. Contact the Chamber for details.

Start the new year off right with resilience to thrive

BUILDING RESILIENCE TO THRIVE teaches businesses how to re-engage their customers, adjust their workplace cultures, and adapt their business models. This six-week online training program, through the Chamber of Commerce was developed in partnership with UVic's Gustavson School of Business, with an opportunity for business leaders to get professional development from award-winning educators.  

The program features six, one-hour weekly webinars by Dr. Mark Colgate and Prof. Brian Leacock, including:

The Power of Context & Unconscious Bias
Build workplace diversity and strength

 Emotional Intelligence
Recognize, understand and manage the emotions of yourself and others

The Power of Coaching in Business
Develop and draw on the strengths of your team

Hiring and Managing a Diverse Team
Discover diversity leading to innovation and creativity

Improving Customer & Colleague Experience
What creates a desirable and memorable experience

Adapting Service Strategies
Define perspective, position, plans and patterns

The second cohort for this program runs from Jan. 12 - Feb. 16, Tuesdays from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Registration closes Jan. 8. Register now.