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.

How "Storytelling" Can Make or Break Your Tourism/Hospitality Business

Join the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association's (TOTA) interactive online workshop to learn more about the art of storytelling and how to use it strategically and effectively for your tourism and hospitality business. The session, which has a registration fee of $21 per person, will take place on Tuesday, February 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. PST. Enrollment can be completed on the TOTA website

KCR Community Resources Workshops

If volunteers are an important part of your organization's operations, you'll want to join in KCR Community Resources Nourishing Volunteer Managers webinar series. The next free session is taking place on Tuesday, February 15, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. PST.

On Wednesday, February 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. PST, learn more about the non-profit sector and the role of Board Directors in KCR's virtual session, Board Boot Camp 101: Introduction. Attendees will leave with "the confidence and knowledge to be strong and knowledgeable directors or staff." 

You can find more information about both sessions, and future workshops, along with links to register on the KCR website.

Workforce Recovery Panel: Navigating Recruitment Resources and Programs

Join the BC Hotel Association (BCHA) on Wednesday, February 16, at 1 p.m. PST for this free, one-hour session, where a panel of industry experts and leaders will discuss the recruitment challenges facing the hospitality sector. A number of available resources will also be discussed. Registration can be completed through Zoom.

Foundations in Systemic Anti-Racism

The Black Women Business Network is sponsoring this online session, which will be hosted by inclusion facilitator, educator, and coach, Chantelle Tye, who specializes in the areas of anti-racism and LGBTQ2SIA+ inclusion. The free event, which will "explore the realities of racism in Canada" along with other facets of diversity, equity, and inclusion, will take place on Wednesday, February 16, from 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. PST. Click here to learn more and to register. 

CHMA BC Workplace Mental Health Training: Stress and Self-Care

Canadian Mental Health Association (CHMA) BC and go2HR have partnered to deliver workplace mental health training workshops for tourism and hospitality industry members. The next free session, focused on stress and self-care, takes place on Wednesday, February 16, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. PST. Registration can be completed through Eventbrite.

Amazon Brand Registry: How to Build and Protect Your Brand

If you are selling your product on Amazon, or simply want to learn more about how you could build your brand on the virtual retailer, this session from Small Business BC (SBBC) is for you. The free webinar is taking place on Thursday, February 17, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. PST. Registration can be completed online.

For information on how to access future SBBC education webinars and additional resources free of charge, visit Destination BC’s website.

Workplace Bullying and Harassment

This free, two-day workshop, hosted by CHMA BC, is broken up into four modules that will focus on defining workplace bullying and harassment, identifying associated behaviours, discussing the effects, and outlining reporting and resolution options. The first virtual session will take place on Friday, February 18, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. PST, while the second session will take place at the same time on the following Friday, February 25. 

In Case You Missed It

  • A recording of Destination Canada's (DC) recent webinar detailing the findings of its report, Tourism's Big Shift, is now available on the DC website.

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