Numerous organizations continue to host webinars and virtual events, while also starting to bring back in-person events, to provide learning and networking opportunities and facilitate discussions on a variety of topics. Here are some of the upcoming events you can attend.

Tourism Leadership Essentials

As part of its work with the BC Tourism Resiliency Network, the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) has partnered with Okanagan College to launch a complimentary, 7-week online program for tourism professionals in the region. Starting Tuesday, April 12, participants will attend a 2-hour session each Tuesday and Thursday (from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. PDT) to learn more about the leadership skills required in today's workplaces. Applications for the program are being accepted until Friday, April 8—availability is limited. Learn more and apply through TOTA's website

Human Rights and the Duty to Accommodate

Employment, labour, and human rights Lawyer, Kelsey Wheelhouse, will be the featured speaker at this online session on Wednesday, April 13, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT. The webinar, which is being hosted by Community Futures North Okanagan, will provide employers with best practices and practical tips as it relates to their duty to accommodate employees. Learn more and register on Eventbrite

How Leaders Can Influence Corporate Culture

The Women in Leadership Foundation's (WIL) Saskatchewan Chapter is inviting business leaders to attend this 1-hour webinar to learn more about the importance of corporate culture and how they can affect positively affect culture to contribute to their team's success. The online session will take place on Thursday, April 14, from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PDT. Visit Eventbrite for more information and to register. 

BC Grant Writing Workshop

On Tuesday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT, join TOTA and Indigenous Tourism BC to learn more about grants—including the types of grants available and where to find them—and how to set yourself up for success throughout the grant proposal process. Tickets for the session are $21 and can be purchased through the TOTA website

Small Business BC Live Education

Small Business BC (SBBC) has several upcoming webinars including: 

Click the links above or visit the SBBC website to register and to view additional upcoming webinars.

Visit Destination BC’s website for information on how to access these and future education webinars, along with additional SBBC resources, free of charge.

Upcoming Industry Events

Have an upcoming event or webinar that would be of interest to those in the tourism industry? Email us so we can include the information in our next roundup.