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Big-city business models don't always work in rural communities. That's why we put together a continuous supply of engaging workshops to help you develop competitive business strategies, improve your leadership and HR tactics, boost your digital presence, and so much more. 

All you need to do is create an account and apply to become an eligible organization. Then you can start registering for workshops that suit your goals. 

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  1. Create an account.
  2. Choose a workshop.
  3. Register yourself and your team.

Workshop prices vary. You'll see a regular rate (non-DREAI funded). And if you want an even better rate (including free), you can apply for eligible grants and funding (DREAI). 

  1. Log into your account dashboard.
  2. Apply as an eligible organization for grants and funding.


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are workshops recorded?

Yes. After a workshop has concluded you can view it again through your Dashboard under "My Signups." Recordings are only available if you have registered for the workshop.

2. Can I register my employees for a workshop?


3. How many workshops can I take?

There is no limit. You can register for as many workshops as you like. 

4. How long is a workshop recording available?

Recordings are available for 30 days after the workshop has concluded.

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Upcoming Workshops

August 2023

Business strategies for growth- 6 week acceleration Program

Every Tuesday - Aug. 29th to Oct 3rd - 1pm to 2pm
Registration now full - stay tuned for the next intake. This is a limited entry, 6-week course that participants will come out of with the knowledge of their ideal client and dial in an offer to sell to them successfully. This also includes a workshop on marketing, testimonials, and social media. On top of the six workshops, business owners will have individualized support through an online group chat with Angie and Tayla and an invitation-only Facebook group for the 10 participants for collaboration and questions while we go through the program. There will also be bonus training available here to support their entrepreneurial journeys.
*Only 10 spots are available - please ensure you will attend if you register so you're not holding a spot away from someone!

September 2023

Fundamentals of Leadership Series

2nd Wednesday of the Month Sep 13th-Feb 14th, 9am-11am
What is your leadership style? Find out how your style impacts your business, your staff, and your community. Learn new ways to make leadership part of your lifestyle.

For those located in Kamloops, you will have the option to join Jeremy in-person at the Community Futures Thompson Country Office for these sessions.

The Performance Management & Accountability Accelerator

Every second Wednesday Sep 20 - Nov 29, 9am-11am
This 3-month accelerator is a mastermind coaching program focusing on employee performance, talent management and accountability. This comprehensive, engaging program will cover all areas of feedback/responsiveness/coaching habits; talent management/succession planning; progressive discipline/performance improvement; and when and how to terminate employment.
Note there are only 8 spaces available - please ensure you are committed to attending the series when registering so you don't end up holding a spot from another member. Thank you for your consideration.

Developing a Vision and Setting Business Goals

9:30 am to 11:30 am
Monday Sep 25, 2023
A compelling vision and unique value proposition are crucial to the success of your business. Learn how to create a business strategy that exceeds expectations for you, your customers, employees, and suppliers.

Stress to Success

9:30 am to 10:30 am
Tuesday Sep 26, 2023
Your business matters, but so do you. Certified Life & Success Coach Amanda Hess will help you uncover the real reasons for stress and anxiety when it comes to your business. This workshop will cover how to manage stress and anxiety to help fuel the work that you do. It's time to put overworking and overstressing to bed.

Intro to Co-operatives as Business Enterprises

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Wednesday Sep 27, 2023
What are Co-operatives, how do they work, and are they the right fit for you? Join Daphane to learn about the Co-Operative Business Model, inspiring, success stories, and how Co-operatives benefit the business, employees and customers.

Being All I Want to Be... Not Self-Sabotaging

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Thursday Sep 28, 2023
Back by popular demand! Join John Singleton to discover how you can be the very best you can be! When we understand what we want, how to get it and feel the “why” behind it, we can commit to ourselves and become the person we want to be.

CRA Tax Information Session for Corporations

9:30 am to 10:30 am
Thursday Sep 28, 2023
Get answers to your tax-related questions, find out what tax deductions you can claim, and learn to avoid costly mistakes!

PLEASE NOTE: This meeting will be held in Teams - not the usual Zoom platform so you may need to download a new app to join. This meeting WILL NOT BE RECORDED. Ensure to join live to get the information.

October 2023

The Confident Entrepreneur

10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Tuesday Oct 3, 2023
Learn to manage self doubt, act confidently in any situation and create your unique mindset plan.

Leadership Today

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Wednesday Oct 4, 2023
What does being a leader mean if you have few or no staff, if you work in a family business, in the non-profit sector or if you are part of a team? This session will allow you to define what being a leader is in your own context.
It will help you see what you are currently and potentially capable of in supporting, being supported and leading others in your world.
Being a leader is not about being in front, it's about being aware.

Indigenous Cultural Advocacy & Allyship

9:00 am to 10:30 am
Thursday Oct 5, 2023
Being an ally is not a static identity, it is not a badge of honor, it is a sign of privilege. Allyship is also not declared but based on the context in which you ACT. This course unpacks the similarities and differences for being an ally to Indigenous peoples in relationship to other ally contexts.

Self Care is a Strategy for Your Business

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Thursday Oct 5, 2023
"Put your mask on first before assisting others". Easier said than done when starting or running a business, but SO important. In this workshop you will learn why this is so important and practical application to start putting this in practice.

Why Your Intellectual Property Matters

10:00 am to 11:00 am
Tuesday Oct 10, 2023
Innovation starts with an idea—your idea. Are you developing your idea into something tangible such as building a brand for your business or creating a product to sell? If so, then you need to know about intellectual property (IP). This seminar will introduce you to trademarks, patents, trade secrets, industrial designs and copyright, and explain how protecting your creations through IP rights can give you an advantage over your competition.

Hire with Heart

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Wednesday Oct 11, 2023
Hiring candidates with the HEART method can help you prevent the loss of time and potential cost in turnover. Building an award winning candidate experience through a well trained team can increase satisfaction and directly increase engagement. Happy candidates can give you the power to grow as an employer of choice through word of mouth.

Innovating Your Business to Grow at Scale

9:30 am to 11:30 am
Thursday Oct 12, 2023
This workshop focuses on creating innovative ways to market, distribute, and sell your products and services. Innovation is the catalyst of business, and we will explore how the many benefits and attributes of innovation can benefit your business now, and in the future.

Reels that Convert to Sales

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Thursday Oct 12, 2023
Learn how to make reels that convert into sales for your business. Get a basic understanding of how reels work and how to use the tools in Instagram to create them. Learn the formula for making great content that engages, educates and converts your followers into customers.
Expanded material! Tayla has added new content to this amazing workshop. Sign up again if you've previously taken this workshop.

Everyday Nutrition for Busy Entrepreneurs

10:00 am to 11:30 am
Tuesday Oct 17, 2023
It's easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of running our business at the expense of our personal health. However poor nutrition habits can lead to more sick days, lower mental clarity, and less energy, all of which harm our business growth. Prioritizing our own nourishment is key to ensuring our highest business success and our own enjoyment of our career and life.

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