Our Nonprofit Learning Centre

We offer low-cost, quality learning opportunities for Winnipeg’s nonprofit sector, so community organizations can deliver even more effective programs.

Building up the strength of Winnipeg’s nonprofit sector

Continuous improvement? Check! Fill up your tank with inspiration, new skills & knowledge at a United Way Winnipeg learning centre class.

In partnership with subject matter experts, United Way Winnipeg’s Learning Centre offers high quality, capacity-building opportunities at low cost, to enable participants to return to their workplaces with new knowledge and skills applicable to the work they do, and to demonstrate continuous improvement against recognized sector standards for nonprofits and charities in Canada.

If cost is a barrier to participation, please email Tamara at tingrilli@unitedwaywinnipeg.mb.ca
Our Learning Centre is located on the first floor of our 580 Main Street offices.

Rent the Learning Centre to host your meeting

Hosting a meeting, presenting a speaker, throwing a press conference, getting up to 60 people together downtown?

• Free wi-fi • Secure reception • Full kitchen
• Nonprofit rate: $55.00 / 4 hours; $108.00 / 8 hours
• Corporate/Government rate: $135.00 / 4 hours; $270.00 / 8 hours
• Up to 11 free parking spaces subject to availability. Other parking.

Request a booking

Questions? Call 204-924-4286.

Upcoming learning opportunities

Building Better Board Bylaws and Board Member Handbooks

Thursday, September 19, 2019
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

United Way Winnipeg is pleased to partner with Priti Shah of PRAXIS Conflict Consulting for a workshop that will contribute to your knowledge and understanding of effective board bylaws and board member handbooks.

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Legal Duties and Liabilities of Boards: What Every Board Member Should Know

Friday, 20 September 2019
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

United Way Winnipeg is pleased to partner with Priti Shah, of PRAXIS Conflict Consulting for a workshop that will contribute to your knowledge and understanding of effective board bylaws and board member handbooks.

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Coaching for Leaders: Mindset, Skills & Practice

Two-Day Workshop – Monday, September 30, 2019, and Tuesday, October 1, 2019
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day

In this practical two-day workshop, participants will experience the power of a coach-approach in conversations and in organizations.  All learners will coach and be coached several times during the workshop. To get the most out of this workshop, learners are invited to bring five personal topics or challenges that are impacting your work with your teams or with others in your workplace and to arrive willing to explore these in coaching conversations with others in the workshop.

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Working with the Next Provincial Government

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
9:00 AM to noon

This session will provide an opportunity to consider how charities and nonprofits can be best positioned for effective government relations, and how charities and nonprofits can work with the next government to have their concerns heard.  To what extent will potential political scenarios have an effect on charities and nonprofits?  How can charities and nonprofits build relationships with government actors and, in turn, influence the public policy agenda? These are just a few of the important questions that will be posed at this session.

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Understanding Manitoba’s Budget

Wednesday, 30 October 2019
9:00 AM to noon

This workshop introduces the provincial budget process, and works through the activities that take place throughout the year from planning to proposing to spending to reporting and evaluating.  Facilitators will discuss who does what, including the role of Treasury Board and staff in the Treasury Board Secretariat; the Department of Finance; line departments; and Cabinet.

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Working among Racial Difference on Colonized Land: Strengthening Cultural Competency in our Organizations

TWO-DAY Workshop – Wednesday November 13 AND Thursday November 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

United Way’s Learning Centre is pleased to partner with Jackie Hogue of J. Hogue and Associates to bring you the workshop, Working among Racial Difference on Colonized Land: Strengthening Cultural Competency in our Organizations. This interactive, two-day workshop is designed for Executive Directors, managers, and program staff of nonprofit organizations. Strengthening Organizational Cultural Competency is one way organizations can be active in dismantling racism and building cultural safety within their organizations and the broader communities.

Effective Leadership: Performance Management

Wednesday December 4, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you are a manager, supervisor, or Executive Director, who is striving to help your staff grow and improve their effectiveness, this is the learning opportunity for you! United Way’s Learning Centre is pleased to partner with Erhard Associates to bring you “Effective Leadership: Performance Management.” This workshop is designed to help you to support your staff as they reach for peak performance.

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Workshop Cancellation Policy

United Way Winnipeg reserves the right to cancel any workshop at any time. United Way Winnipeg will inform registrants via email of workshop cancellations at least 48 hours ahead of the workshop date. Participants registered for a workshop or session cancelled by United Way Winnipeg will receive a full refund.

Refund Policy

To request a full refund, registrants must cancel up to one week (five business days) before the workshop date (or start date for a multi-day workshop). No refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel within one week of the workshop date (or start date for a multi-day workshop). Registrants who do not show up for a workshop will be responsible for the full workshop ticket price.

Need co-working space? Rent a desk in our Innovation Centre.

The Innovation Centre offers shared work environments for both nonprofit & for-profit social purpose organizations.

Our co-working space facilitates communication, connections, and the sharing of ideas in a convenient, flexible, and affordable full or part-time workspace.

Our main floor meeting space is open to everyone, and all fees go to support our work in the community.

• Mailing address & mailbox • Tech-enabled meeting space • Full kitchen
• Free wi-fi • File storage • Free low-volume printer, copier & fax
• Access to paid bulk printing services

Current co-workers: ImagineAbilityManitoba Organization for Victim Assistance (MOVA), Manitoba Association for Rights & Liberties (MARL)Proactive Information ServicesSpark

Interested in learning more? Email Tamara at tingrilli@unitedwaywinnipeg.mb.ca

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