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.

Partners that Prosper: Partner Portal Overview & Training

Tourism Kelowna stakeholders are invited to join this webinar to learn more about the Simpleview Extranet, or Partner Portal—the following topics will be covered:

  • How to access, create, and manage a business listing profile
  • How to understand reports of successes in the Benefits Summary
  • ​How to respond to RFPs and opportunities

Join this complimentary session on November 16 at 10 a.m. PST—click here to learn more and to register.

Board Bootcamp 201: Executive Committee

Further your understanding of an organization's Board of Directors, in particular its Executive Committee, in this virtual bootcamp session hosted by KCR on Tuesday, November 16, from 4 – 6 p.m. PST. Attendees will leave with "the confidence and knowledge to be strong and knowledgeable directors or staff." More information and a link to register can be accessed on the KCR website

Uncovering the Power of LinkedIn

Join the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, November 16, from 1 – 2 p.m. PST, for its next Business Smarts Webinar. The session, presented by Shari Pash, Founder of Strategic Solutions for Growth, will focus on how to strategically use LinkedIn as part of your sales strategy. Learn more about the session and register on the Chamber website

Scaling for Success Workshop Series

The third and fourth sessions of the Scaling for Success workshop series take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PST on the following dates:

The interactive sessions, presented by Women's Enterprise Centre (WEC), are open to everyone and offer pay-what-you-can options. Find out more about the entire series, including future session dates, on the WEC 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.

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

Intro to Work Permits under the International Mobility Program (IMP)

Join Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on Wednesday, November 17, at 9 a.m. PST for this 30-minute webinar that will provide employers with information "about hiring temporary workers without a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA)." Click here to learn more and to register. 

Trials and Triumphs: A Toast to Women Entrepreneurs in BC

In celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, Women’s Enterprise Centre and The Forum are presenting this virtual event on Friday, November 19, from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PST. In addition to the celebration, the event will include a panel discussion and networking opportunity. Learn more and register through Eventbrite.

Student Work Placement Program Info Sessions

Organizations in the arts and culture sector are invited to join the Cultural Human Resources Council to learn more about their Student Wage Subsidy Program, which will support organizations in the sector to hire student talent. The free info session will take place virtually on Tuesday, November 23, at 1 p.m. PST. Registration can be completed through Zoom

A similar session will be held on Monday, November 15, at 2 p.m. PST, to provide information on the Propel Student Work Placement Program, which is another wage subsidy program designed specifically for the tourism and hospitality sector. Information about that session can be found here.

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.