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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

September 2023

2nd Wednesday of the Month Sep 13th-Feb 14th, 9am-11am

Fundamentals of Leadership Series

By: Jeremy Heighton
Registration now closed. 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.

December 2023

Wednesday Dec 13, 2023
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Digital Networking - Marketing in the Digital Economy Series

By: Serena Neumerschitsky, SEA45 Compliance, Consult & Creative
Back by popular demand! Join Serena to learn how to grow and utilize business relationships to establish digital sales leads, follow digital networking and marketing opportunities. Learn tips to deal with negative reviews and 'trolls'.

January 2024

Wednesday Jan 3, 2024
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Defining the Leader Within Yourself

By: John Singleton, Singleton Consulting Corporation
Defining The Leader Within Yourself provides a platform for each of us to craft the type of leader and influencer we want to be and we are meant to be.
This session challenges the ruts or 'norms' we accept for ourselves as well as points us in the direction of where the life and careers we want to live, lead and be in really are.
Thursday Jan 4, 2024
9:30 am to 11:00 am

Everyday Nutrition for Busy Entrepreneurs

By: Amanda McKeen, Inspired Eats with Amanda
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.
Saturday Jan 6, 2024
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Make a Powerful Vision Board for Your Business

By: Judy Basso, Judy Basso Programs
Learn how to make a powerful vision board to help you take control of your business success! Vision boards are a way for you to get clarity on what you want in your future - in any area of your life. There is a special way to make them more effective and powerful. This session will give you the time and space you need to intentionally define your dreams for your business and create a Vision Board that will effortlessly attract your ideal outcomes.
Tuesday Jan 9, 2024
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Millionaire Mindset

By: Emma Hull, Life Untethered Coaching
Join Emma to master the mindset skills you need to be a successful entrepreneur and avoid burnout. You will learn to manage self-doubt and build resiliency so you can successfully navigate the ups and downs of entrepreneurship.
Every Tuesday Jan 9-13

Business strategies for growth- 6 week acceleration Program

By: Angie Olson and Tayla Collings - C+C Consulting
This is a limited entry, 6-week course that you will come out of with the knowledge of your ideal client and how to sell to them successfully. The program includes workshops on marketing, testimonials, and social media. On top of the six workshops, you will have individualized support and bonus training 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 your 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 else!
Jan 10, 17 & 24

Planning Your Business Future - 3 Part Series

By: John Singleton, Singleton Consulting Corporation
When creating a strategic plan or any plans for the future, it is how we approach the task that gives us the best results as much as the plan itself.
Using your dreams, wishes, must do’s and should do’s are all part of the growth and fulfillment of our potential.
Now we have a process to allow it all to come together; for you.
Thursday Jan 11, 2024
9:30 am to 11:30 am

Sleep, Rest & Entrepreneurship

By: Amanda McKeen, Inspired Eats with Amanda
Many entrepreneurs sacrifice sleep as a way of boosting productivity, yet a restful night is an integral part of your journey to success. Shorter sleep amounts predict lower work rate and slow completion speed of basic tasks. Even moderate lack of sleep degrades mental and physical faculties far beyond what any of us realize. Learn the basics of sleep science and how to improve your sleep (and your employees') and as a result, improve your business.
Tuesday Jan 16, 2024
to Thursday Jan 18, 2024
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Business Model Canvas - Analyze and Improve any Business

By: Nicole Clark, Community Futures Okanagan
If your business is morphing, this workshop is for you! Join Nicole Clark to explore the Business Model Canvas. A tool to help transition and grow a new or existing business. Whether you are considering expanding, adding new services, changing locations or moving from bricks and mortar to online, the Business Model Canvas will take out the guess work.

This is an interactive workshop - you'll get the best experience if you're on live.
Wednesday Jan 17, 2024
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Search Engine Optimization Basics

By: Nicole Clark
SEO is the practice of increasing both the quality and quantity of website traffic and exposure to your brand through organic (non-paid) search results. If you have a website, the importance of understanding at least the basics of SEO can't be ignored. Learn tips and strategies to get your website on the top of a search page without paying for it!
Every second Wednesday Jan 17 - Mar 27

The HR Accelerator

By: Veronica Lyver, Estelle HR Solutions
The HR Accelerator is a three-month hybrid mastermind coaching program designed to help you maximize the human potential in your business!
We will help you complete a health check on your HR practices while at the same time educating you on the legislation governing employers, activities that create a motivating work environment, and ideas on how to take your organizational culture to the next level.

There are limited spaces available. Please ensure you are committed to attending before registering so you are not holding a space that someone else could use.
Thursday Jan 18, 2024
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Best Practices for Conducting Market Research

By: James Grieve, Catalyst Strategies Consulting
"Best Practices for Conducting Market Research" is a tailored workshop for business owners and entrepreneurs eager to understand their market landscape better. Through exploring both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and leveraging the latest digital tools, attendees will gain insights crucial for business growth. Post-workshop, participants will have access to valuable online resources, empowering them to make informed decisions as they navigate the entrepreneurial journey.
Monday Jan 22, 2024
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Reels that Convert to Sales

By: Tayla Collings, C & C Consulting
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.
Tuesday Jan 23, 2024
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Balance and Burnout

By: Emma Hull, Life Untethered Coaching
Did you go from employee to entrepreneur to find work-life balance... but instead, find yourself headed towards burnout? This workshop teaches you how to find a work-life balance for your unique situation.
Wednesday Jan 24, 2024
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Wix Website Building

By: Nicole Clark
What's holding you back from starting a website for your business? Join Nicole to learn firsthand that it doesn't have to be complicated or expensive to boost your online presence with a website. Nicole will walk you through how to build your website in real-time using the WIX platform! You will have the flexibility to add e-commerce, a blog, online bookings, and more! Whatever you want users to be able to do on your site, they can do using WIX.
*Recommended to take Search Engine Optimization Basics Workshop happening Thursday October 26th prior to attending.
Wednesday Jan 31, 2024
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Customer Journey Mapping - Designing Your Customer Experience with Intention

By: Nicole Clark
Customer Journey Mapping is a visual representation of the entire experience a customer goes through when interacting with a brand, their products or services. It allows businesses to identify opportunities for improvement, enhance customer experiences and align their processes and strategies with customer expectations.

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