Numerous organizations continue to host webinars and virtual events to provide learning and networking opportunities and to facilitate discussions on a variety of topics. Here are some of the upcoming webinars and events you can attend.

All-Candidates Electoral Forums 

The following electoral forums will be taking place on Tuesday, September 14, and Wednesday, September 15, respectively, from 6:30-7:30 PDT:

As noted on the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce website, both panel sessions will focus on "the Canadian Chamber's "What it takes to Grow - Priorities for the next parliament" as well as diving into the critical issues that impact our growing region." Learn more and register to attend through the links above or on the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce website.

Employee Retention Toolkit for Business Owners

This webinar, taking place on Wednesday, September 15, from 10-11 a.m. PDT, is the second session in a three-part series, HR Strategy Toolkit: Recruit, Retain, Manage, hosted by Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC). Sessions are open to everyone and will be hosted by Potentia HR’s Chief People Officer, Tanja Halsall. Register for this session, or learn more about the entire series, on the WEC website.

Funding & Support: How to Hire a Co-Op Student

Accelerate Okanagan's next Funding & Support series' webinar, which will take place on Thursday, September 16, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. PDT, will provide a wealth of information related to hiring co-op students. Join presenters from Okanagan College, University of Northern British Columbia, University of British Columbia Okanagan, and Thompson Rivers University to learn more about how your business can effectively tap into the student talent pool and find the right fit for your team. Visit Eventbrite to learn more and to register

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 or view additional upcoming webinars.

In recognition of Accessibility Month, SBBC is offering all webinars in September free of charge and each session "will show the ASL interpretation and on-screen live captioning alongside the webinar speaker."

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

Elements of Truth: Before Reconciliation

The second session in kinSHIFT and Purppl's four-part Elements of Truth series, Air: Expanding Perspectives, takes place on Thursday, September 16.  Each workshop in the is 2.5 hours long, taking place every Thursday, from 3-5:30 p.m. PDT. The rest of the September workshops are as follows:

  • Fire: Awareness of Power and Privilege, September 23
  • Water: Shared Responsibilities, September 30

For more information on each workshop, and to view future dates/times, visit the kinSHIFT website.

Introduction to Grants

The Black Business Association of BC (BBABC) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, September 16, from 4-5 p.m. PDT with guest speaker, Stephanie Sang, CEO of Granted Consulting. The session will provide attendees with useful information so they can "get the most out of government grants." Visit the BBABC website to learn more and to register

Marketing Methodology with Crew Marketing Partners

On Tuesday, September 21, from 12-1:30 p.m. PDT, one of Accelerate Okanagan's Executive in Residence, Crew Marketing's Josh Cairns, will present Crew's CORE 8-step Marketing Process "that will create value and drive demand for your business." The session is free for Accelerate Okanagan members; non-member tickets are $23.34 each, including taxes and fees. Find out more and register for the session through Eventbrite.

Boost Your Business With Happiness!

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce's next Business Smarts Webinar, sponsored by Associa British Columbia, takes place on Tuesday, September 21, from 9-10 a.m. PDT. The interactive session, presented by Tia Graham, Founder of Arrive At Happy, will offer "a leadership framework on exactly how to grow your revenues by creating a thriving culture." The webinar is free for Chamber members and $20 for non-members. Visit the Chamber website for more information and to register

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.