Amp Vancouver Fall Workshop Series: Amp Up Your Impact!
Amp Vancouver Fall Workshop Series: Amp Up Your Impact!

Amp Vancouver Fall Workshop Series: Amp Up Your Impact!

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90-425 Carrall St

Vancouver, BC V6B 6E3


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The Amp Vancouver invites you to join our fall workshop series! The Amp is a coworking space for mission driven organizations and businesses. We have a great community in our office space working to make a positive social and environmental impact in Vancouver and beyond.

Through this five part workshop series our Amp members will provide their expertise on a range of capacity building topics for your organization. Find out more about each workshop below!

Intrigued? Register soon, spaces fill at 20 seats!

Societies Act Transition Tips & Toolkit

Tuesday October 25  5-7pm

Hosted by: Rachel Forbes & Miranda Maslany, Sharp Six

Do you need a plan for your non profit's transition to the new Societies Act? Join Sharp Six's lawyer Rachel Forbes for a focused overview of the most efficient way to transition your non profit to the Societies Act, a new act that all non profits incorporated in BC must transition to between November 28 2016 and November 28 2018. Participants will receive and go through simple checklists to ensure you're going through the transition steps in sequence, identifying and resolving any problematic bylaw or constitutional issues, and ensuring that your transition goes smoothly and correctly the first time. We'll also talk about how to work with modified bylaws, ensure your organization's policies are up to date, and how to do your filings and reports to the Registrar under the Societies Act once you're transitioned. Both board members and staff are welcome. Questions? Contact or call 604.345.9129

Public Speaking: Leadership, Advocacy and Effective Persuasion

Thursday October 27  5-7pm

Hosted by: Joanna Kyriazis, Zizzo Strategy

Does public speaking make your knees buckle? Do you pass up opportunities to share your ideas and reach a broader audience due to stage fright? Come work with us to confront your fears and step up your leadership skills by becoming a better public speaker! In the Public Speaking: Leadership, Advocacy and Effective Persuasion workshop, we'll cover the basics of public speaking and create a safe space for you to hone your skills. Participants will learn how to frame content and adjust delivery to effectively engage their audience and achieve their goals—whether it’s advocating for a policy position, pitching a new business idea or warmly introducing a keynote speaker. In addition to discussing how to approach prepared speeches, we’ll also touch on techniques for impromptu public speaking. There will be many opportunities to practice new skills and get feedback from peers throughout the workshop. Beginners, intermediate and advanced public speakers are welcome. Contact for further information.

Core Coaching & Communication Skills for Sustainability Leaders: How to Mentor Talent and Inspire Growth

Tuesday November 1  5-7pm

Hosted by: Isabel Budke Leadership Coaching & Consulting

Are you an existing or aspiring leader who is passionate about sharing your expertise and helping others grow? But you’d like to add some strategies and skills to your toolbox to lead and communicate with more confidence, clarity and impact? Then you might want to check out this highly interactive workshop to:

  • explore the difference between coaching and mentoring, and how to blend both approaches as an inspiring leader and mentor
  • expand your coaching and mentorship toolbox to empower team members to take flight
  • discover the top three leadership coaching skills that will motivate action
  • find out how to communicate your needs and goals with impact and understand those of others, using a simple formula
  • learn how to initiate challenging conversations with confidence, improve relationships and elevate your leadership!
  • Contact Isabel for more information at

Isabel Budke (MRM, MA) is a highly engaging Leadership Coach, Facilitator and Trainer with over 15 years of senior experience in sustainability, aboriginal health, treaty negotiations and education. A passionate mountaineer and back-country skier, she helps organizations and professionals elevate their leadership and well-being by tapping into the power of nature and adventure. Isabel has led teams, advised executives and trained professionals with a range of organizations. She holds graduate degrees in Resource Management and Education and a Certificate in Leadership & Conflict Resolution. She is a Search and Rescue Trainer and Professional Co-Active® Coach.

Designing for health in the changing work environment

Tuesday November 8  5-7pm

Hosted by: Light House Sustainable Building Centre

Co-working, remote working, hot desking and the traditional office space represent some of the office environments that most people work in every day. This is a big change from years ago, when the traditional office environment, with its rows of cubicles, closed door offices and each individual organization style ruled. While that model still exits, the work environment is dynamically changing, with many people and organizations opting for other types of office environments. Companies are finding creative ways to attract and retain staff and more are looking at newer ways of creating happier, healthier, inclusive work environments that afford for diverse human needs. Join Light House Sustainable Building Centre as we do a deep dive into the tools that can help you create your healthiest work environment. We will look at ways to create healthy, inclusive, and creative work environments for co-working, remote working, and the traditional office space. Questions? Contact or call 604.677.3126 x 309.

Intro to ‘social labs’: a multi-stakeholder, experimental approach to solving complex social problems

Tuesday November 22  5-7pm

Hosted by: Mali Bain – Provincial Lead, WellAhead, Paul McArthur – Knowledge Manager, WellAhead, Suresh Fernando – Principal, .commUNITY

An introduction to the theory and practice of social labs: an applied approach to advance collaborative system change

In our personal and professional lives, we are confronted everyday with problems such as poverty, racism, and climate change that require comprehensive, complex solutions to address them. Social labs are an emerging approach that aim to tap our collective wisdom, creativity, and resources to develop and test ambitious solutions to these seemingly intractable social challenges. Mali, Paul, and Suresh all work in the area of system change which carries with it the specific challenge of bringing together multiple stakeholders with differing visions, priorities, values and agendas. Drawing on our learnings in applying the approach, this workshop will give an introduction to the social lab model, and guide participants through practical exercises and tools that can be directly applied to challenges that you might be facing in relation to the complex social issue you or your organization are facing.

If any of these questions below spark your interest, this workshop is for you!

What work needs to be done as a precondition to setting up a multi-stakeholder approach? How do I effectively scope a strategic direction to address complex social problem? What factors should I consider when assembling a multi-stakeholder collaboration team?

Introduction to B2B Sales 

Hosted by: Chin Hing Chang, Spring

Looking to build more partnerships and get more customers? Come out and learn more about different sales tactics and processes that will help drive the growth of your organization. Topics covered include

  • The sales mindset
  • Building a sales funnel
  • Hiring & motivating salespeople
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