Selkirk College Holds Successful Non-Profit Management Course, to be Repeated in Fall

By Contributor
April 3rd, 2009

Over 25 individuals from the non-profit sector recently graduated from Selkirk College’s Introduction to Non-Profit Management Course at the college’s Trail Campus. Being the first of its kind offered in the region, the course was made available through the Department of Continuing Education at Selkirk and received registrants from across the West Kootenay and Boundary.

Instructor and owner of Kolbuc & Associates, Phil Kolbuc, was impressed with the caliber of students. “With over 25 people in the room from various non-profit organizations, we had access to literally hundreds of years of experience. All of the participants were fully engaged and interested in what others had to say.”

The credited course consisted of 10 modules including: leading and managing, financial management, marketing and public relations, board governance, strategic planning, evaluation and resource development. It took place on the Trail Campus in a series of 6 classes which started in January, 2009.

Fatima Faria, Executive Director of the Sunshine Valley Childcare Society in Grand Forks, said the course was extremely valuable. “It made me realize how much we rely on non-profit organizations as a society. Their scope and variety truly make up the fabric of our daily lives,” she explained. “The opportunity to network with other non-profits and learn from what they are doing was helpful beyond measure.”

Funded by the BC Centre of Non-Profit Development and co-sponsored by the BC Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Children and Family Development Community Services, the University of the Fraser Valley and Selkirk College.

The Non-Profit Management Course will be offered again this fall from Oct 23 – Nov 21 in Nelson at the Silver King Campus.

For more information, visit www.bccnpd.ca for course details, email conference@selkirk.ca or call the college toll free at 1.866.301.6601 ext 227.


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