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.

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.

IRCC Western Canada Learning Series - Hire a Worker without a Labour Market Impact

Find out more about the International Mobility Program, which allows employers to hire a temporary worker without a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA). This session will be hosted virtually by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on Wednesday, March 2, from 9 – 9:30 a.m. PST. Click here to register

Mayor Milsom's State of the City Presentation

On Wednesday, March 2, West Kelowna Mayor, Gord Milsom, will host two presentations, one over breakfast (7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. PST) and one over lunch (11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. PST), discussing the state of the city. The event will be hosted in-person at The Cove Lakeside Resort; proof of vaccination will be required to attend. Registration can be completed through the Greater Westside Board of Trade website.

Board Boot Camp 201: Executive Committee

Learn more about Boards and the Executive Committee in the second part of KCR Community Resources' virtual event series, Board Boot Camp, taking place on Wednesday, March 2, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. PST. More information about the session and a link to register can be found on the KCR website.

How the Pandemic Accelerated Trends in the Future of Work and Leadership

Join the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) on Thursday, March 3, at Manteo at Eldorado Resort for a panel discussion about how organizations and their leadership have changed through and in response to the pandemic. The session, which takes place from 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. PST, will be facilitated by Accelerate Okanagan's Executive in Residence, Larry Smith, with panellists:

  • Stravos Demetriou, Partner and Leader of People & Change Services, KPMG
  • Jen Kilback, Chief Business Officer, Hyper Hippo
  • Shawnee Love, Founder & Lead Consultant, LoveHR

Tickets are $40 for members and $55 for non-members. Learn more and register on the ICD website

Managing HR: Building Trust Within Your Team

The final session of WeBC's 3-part series Build Your HR Strategy Toolkit will take place on Thursday, March 3, from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PST. The webinar, which costs $20 to attend, will focus on building trust within teams and strategies that employers can use to empower their employees. Registration can be completed online.

Upcoming Tourism 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.