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 Effective Board Governance

Thursday, April 25, 2019 (9:30 AM TO 11:00 AM)
DMS-4170 (55 Laurier Ave. E) 4th floor

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“Getting the most out of your Board of Directors”
Presentation by Fiorella Jansen-Nicorescu, Board Chair of Alternative Learning Styles and Outlooks (ALSO)

The Board of Directors is responsible for providing oversight and strategic guidance. How can you equip your Board Members with the tools they need to fulfill their responsibilities? What steps can you take to create and maintain a productive environment?

Fiorella Jansen-Nicorescu
is an Independent Non-profit Professional working with nonprofits in the areas of program evaluation, evidence-based program design and organizational performance. She has over 14 years of experience in the non-profit and for-profit sectors and approaches her work with the notion that when you have researched the “why” it is easier to map out the “how.” Having served as a Board Chair for the last four years, Fiorella will be sharing her perspectives and lessons learned on board recruitment and getting the most out of a Board of Directors.

“Board of Administrators and Governance”
Presentation by Carol Jolin, President, L’Assemblée de la francophonie de l’Ontario (AFO)

In this presentation, Mr. Jolin will be discussing the roles and responsibilities of the president, general secretary, and the administrators.

Additionally, he will be discussing the selection of administrators.

Carol Jolin has been active in the Franco-Ontarian community since 1983 – first as a language monitor, and then as a teacher in the Niagara region. Active in the Association of Franco-Ontarian Teachers since 1992, he was a local president of the Center-Est catholic unit, then provincial president in 2012. He has served on numerous boards of directors, including: AEFO, the Ontario Teachers’ Federation, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, Unique FM, and the Ontarian French Assembly, of which he has been president since October 2016.


Past Events

Strategy Planning and Implementation in Non-profit Organizations & Introduction to uOttawa Community Engagement

Thursday, February 21, 2019 (9:30 AM TO 11:00 AM)
DMS-4170 (55 Laurier Ave. E) 4th floor

The NML session was gratefully sponsored by the Endowed Professorship in Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability (ERS)

Ömer Livvarçin, NML Researcher, Part-time Professor, and Consultant
presented a set of scientific tools that are specifically developed for non-profit organizations. The attendees learned how to measure and manage their strategies, including their impact at individual level, target group level, and community level.

Stéphane Cardinal,
Director, Michaëlle Jean Centre for Global and Community Engagement gave an introduction to the MJCGCE.

Daina Mazutis, Associate Professor, Endowed Professor of Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability provided information on Telfer student project opportunities.

Omer Livvarcin
Stéphane Cardinal
Daina Mazutis


Building Revenue Sources for your Non-profit

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018 (1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM)
DMS-4101 (55 Laurier Ave. E) 4th floor

How do you fill the revenue gaps not covered by core funding? Are you monetizing existing services or developing paid-for services? Is social enterprise a good option for your non-profit?

Presentations by:
Daniel BrunetteDirector, Development and Donor Services, Ottawa Community Foundation
John Bouza – Executive Director, Canadian Centre for Fundraising (CANFUND)
Michael Murr – Executive Director, Centre for Social Enterprise Development (CSED)

Moderator: Umar Ruhi, Associate Professor and Acting Director for the E-Business Technologies (EBT) Programs, University of Ottawa





   Daniel Brunette                John Bouza                       Michael Murr







Non-profit organization (NPO) impact assessment: Towards a more strategic approach


Current impact assessment practices have many limitations. More and more voices are raised to question the relevance of these practices. The purpose of this workshop was to explore these limitations, as well as new ways of doing things to add value.

This workshop was intended primarily for people concerned about the use of impact assessment as a strategic tool to help their NPOs create more social value.


Yacouba Traoré, Executive Director,
Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre




Saouré Kouamé, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Strategy,
Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa.



Moderator: Christyne Auger, manager
of Graduate Marketing and Recruitment



Workshop by Ed Bernacki, Public Service Innovation
The Idea Factory


Innovation is both a strategy for change, and an attitude to create value for people in new ways. Ed Bernacki lead this “idea factory” to help attendees better understand organizational innovation.  Mr. Bernacki provided a strategic framework for innovation and for building the capacity to innovate in your organization.




Aligning Your Operations to Your Strategic Plan


TUESDAY, JUNE 26 (9:30 AM TO 12:00 AM)


How are you prioritizing and connecting every aspect of your operations back to your strategic plan? Are evaluation and accountability incorporated in your processes?

Top performing nonprofits have figured out how to do things right, while keeping the focus on doing the right things.

Join us to explore tools to connect the dots between strategy and operations.


Michael Maidment
CEO, Ottawa Food Bank
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Marc Provost
Executive Director, The Salvation Army
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Adrian Cho
Director of Getting S**t Done at Shopify, and Artistic Director of the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra
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Ömer Livvarçin
Part-time Professor, Program Manager, Telfer Master of Business in Complex Project Leadership, Consultant and retired Turkish Naval Officer
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Looking Beyond the Buzzwords of Impact and Sustainability for Non-profits

APRIL 24, 2018
Deirdre Freiheit,
President & Chief Executive Officer.
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Omer Livvarcine,
Part-time Professor, Program Manager, Telfer Master of Business in Complex Project Leadership, Consultant, Founder & Lead Consultant, Victors Group.
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