During this time of COVID-19 we have sourced a wide range of webinars  for  you to explore. These webinars have come from credible sources within the Municipality as well as regionally, provincially and nationally. Using the resources provided, please sign up for the help that will best fit your business needs.  Information will be updated regularly, so please check back often.  

LOCAL WORKSHOPS AND WEBINARS

5 FREE WEBINARS –  JUNE 2020
Why Adding Social Media to Your Customer Engagement Strategy is Key Right Now

Register for one or all sessions with Grace Nyman, gnyman@pecounty.on.ca

 

REGIONAL WORKSHOPS AND WEBINARS

COVID-19: How to adapt your business to thrive in the new normal
June 15th, 2020 – 12:00 pm
To register click  here
How economic conditions have changed for Canadian businesses
How to develop a clear strategic direction for your business
Tools to evaluate your current strategic situation and develop a way forward.
Stories of entrepreneurs who have successfully transformed their companies.

Finding Humanity in Remote Working Environments
June 18th, 2020 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am
To register click here
In this webinar, we will talk about your target market, pre, present and post COVID-19.  We will discuss the evolution of your customer and what that looked like before COVID-19 and what changes are necessary to re-connect with them now and in the future.

Evolution of the Consumer, Pre-Present-Post COVID-19
June 18, 10-11:30 am
Register: http://loyalisttraining.com/training/marketing/
Resiliency is more important than ever for small business owners facing significant challenges brought on by COVID-19. Consumer behaviour and priorities have shifted, forcing small business owners to re-think how they carry on their business. Analyzing your business will bring clarity on how to move forward, make the necessary changes, including thinking outside the box, a key step to stay connected with your customer using different tools and platforms. In this webinar, we will talk about your target market, pre, present and post COVID-19. We will discuss the evolution of your customer and what that looked like before COVID-19 and what changes are necessary to re-connect with them now and in the future.
You’ll discover:
•    Your target market pre-present-post COVID-19
•    Value Proposition
•    Different ways to connect your product with your customer
•    Services & Professional Service – how to protect homeowners, yourself & staff
Expert Speaker:
Birgit Wartenberg, Owner, Wartenberg Business Consulting

Business Development for the Micro Entrepreneur
June 18th, 2020 – 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
To register click here
Offering tools, tips and a plan on how to build and secure your online network, this hour-long presentation will have information on:

  • Creating networks
  • Building your image / brand using social media
  • Discover the “Google You”
  • Assessing, building, repairing (if necessary) and protecting your online image
  • Cyber security aspects of virtual networking

Mental Health in Your Business
June 25, 10-11:30 am
Register with: http://loyalisttraining.com/training/mental-health-in-your-business/
Coping with the challenges of our present-day situation brings us to a new reality of balancing home and work life in a very different way, working remotely perhaps for the first time, experiencing restlessness being home for long periods of time and wondering if you are truly being productive. Mental health will be one of the most important and long-lasting issues after the pandemic has settled down. It is vital for small business owners to have information about maintaining mental health wellness to support themselves and their teams. Building resilience and learning how to engage in healthy self-care behaviours provides a good base for well-being.

  • What is Mental Health Well-Being
  • Building resilience
  • Balancing work and home during a pandemic
  • Coping with feeling restless and unproductive
  • Self-Care to maintain Mental Health Well-Being

What happens after… entering the “New Normal”

Expert Speaker:
Julie Sweeney, RSSW, MTC Registered Social Service Worker, Master Therapeutic Counsellor

Self-Care and Working from Home and Mental Health
June 25, 1-2:30 pm
Register with: http://loyalisttraining.com/training/self-care-mental-health-for-displaced-workers/
Self-care to not only survive, but thrive in this new way of life can be daunting or exhilarating; and you get to decide! With news and directives changing daily, the ability to adapt and make empowering choices is a skill that will protect and connect you to your greatest source of power… Your SELF. Care means different things for different people and circumstances.

•    Tap the power from within to make best choices for YOU first, others second
•    Discover YOUR best physical and mental well-being options
•    Balance work & home life – great posture means more than ergonomic offices

Expert Speaker
Penny Tremblay, Founder of the Tremblay Leadership Center 

Successfully Navigating Social Media during COVID-19
July 2, 10-11:30 am
Register with: http://loyalisttraining.com/training/successfully-navigating-social-media-during-covid-19/
The financial implications of the Covid-19 pandemic have changed the traditional marketing landscape for small businesses. Luckily, with everyone in isolation, more people are online than ever before. We will explore how you can utilize the Big Four in Social media (Google, Facebook, Instagram & Twitter), without spending a penny, to expand your online presence.

•    Google – Maximizing Google My Business
•    Facebook – Tap into Facebook Live and expanding your posts to create relationships
•    Instagram – Improve your storytelling to gain Likes and find new leads
•    Twitter – Creating messages and #hashtags to keep you relevant

Expert Speaker
Jeff Stilwell is a Professor in the School of Media, Business, and Access

Understand and Leverage Your Skills
July 2, 1-2:30 pm
Register With: http://loyalisttraining.com/training/understand-and-leverage-your-skills/
Join us as we explore how to recognize, assess and showcase your unique skills through portfolio development. Portfolio development, a form of PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) offers people the chance to conduct an internal and external audit of their unique abilities and skill sets. Portfolios can be built for a variety of uses including career, education and entrepreneurship.

•    Recognize your unique skill sets
•    Develop a portfolio for multiple purposes
•    Leverage your skill sets towards the goal(s) you desire
 
Expert Speaker: Elizabeth Nicholas, CHRP/CHRL

The New Norms for Business Post COVID-19
July 9, 10-11:30 am
Register with: http://loyalisttraining.com/training/the-new-norms-for-business-post-covid-19/
The objective of The New Norms for Business Post-COVID-19 webinar is to empower business owners with knowledge about, and resources for, adoption of best practices. In the interest of public safety and to avoid further need for emergency government intervention.

  • Facts about 2019-nCoV
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Recommendations for cleaning and sanitation
  • Maintaining social distancing in your business
  • Protecting workers and customers

Predictions for the future
Expert Speaker: Andrew Lee is a Professor in the School of Health Science

Managing Money as a Micro Business
July 9, 1-2:30 pm
Register with: http://loyalisttraining.com/training/managing-money-as-a-micro-business/
Finances are important! Especially when you start a new business. Setting yourself up for success is key so you can build a business that will emotionally and financially support you and your family.

•    How to set up your financial accounts so you can manage your money effectively
•    Understanding what you can write off in your business and what you cannot
•    Setting up a system that will save you money at the end of the year

Expert Speaker
Tammatha Denyes, Owner of Quinte Business Accounting Services Inc.

 
PROVINCIAL & NATIONAL WORKSHOPS & WEBINARS

Return to the Workplace Virtual Conference
Public Services Health & Safety Association
JUNE 16, 2020 / 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM  No Charge to Attend
STAY SAFE: LEARN. INTERACT. LEAD.
The journey for returning to the workplace will be unique to every organization. How a business navigates through the recovery phase of the pandemic will depend on many factors, including its workforce, operations and resources. However, the need for preparedness, thoughtful planning and coordination will be fundamental for achieving and managing a safe and sustainable return to the workplace.

Designed for organizational leaders, PSHSA’s Return to the Workplace (RTWp) virtual conference will explore how COVID-19 has impacted the people we work with, the places we work, and the things we do at work.

Come to LEARN how the pandemic has created the next normal for businesses. INTERACT with experts who will provide guidance on how to navigate return to the workplace during COVID-19. Hear about innovations that will help you LEAD in keeping employees and customers healthy and safe.


Digital Main Street Webinars
Brought to you by: Digital Main Street
Numerous webinars to sign up for
Details and Registration: https://digitalmainstreet.ca/events/

Course options from Laurier University, Carleton University and Humber College – no charge
Details and Registration: Send request to madoc@contactnorth.ca
Laurier University: Essential Self-Care and Resilience – Approx. 10 hours
Carleton University: How to Succeed in an online course. Approx. 30 minutes
Humber College: Tips for Success  for online studies- Approx. 30 minutes

GroYourBiz Webinars
VARIOUS DATES  – no charge to attend
Brought to you by:  Groyourbiz.com
Multiple Different Webinars
Registration: https://groyourbiz.com/events-2/

Google Digital Unlocked
VARIOUS DATES  – no charge to attend
Free online courses involving topics such as: grow your business, SEO, build confidence, understand customers’ needs and online behaviors, increase productivity at work, effective networking, business communications, public speaking, Cyber security for business. And there is much more!
Registration: https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalunlocked/courses

 

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