Workshops

We also run workshops! Village PR provides workshops to not-for-profit staff and boards on the following topics.

  • Creating a communication plan
  • Social media (beginner and advanced), focusing on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Key messages
  • Working with the media
  • Crisis communication

We’ll come to you (or your location of choice). To request a workshop customised in length and content, please contact us.

Upcoming Workshops

Crisis Communications
November 16, 2017, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road (United Way building)

A staff member accused of theft, facility-wide food poisoning, the death of a client, or a flu outbreak. Every organization is vulnerable to a reputational crisis. More so when you support vulnerable people. It’s in the news every day.

When crisis occurs, people want information. Unless you are the immediate, ongoing, and honest source of information about the situation, then the information void will be filled with rumours. This will only make things worse.

This workshop will help you plan for a crisis and put in place the steps to follow. You will learn:

  • The difference between a crisis and an irritant.
  • Which information is (or will become) public.
  • Principles of crisis communication.
  • Example, and more examples!

Register here.

Past Workshops

Social Media for Non-Profit Organizations
Evening class: May 16, 2017, 6 – 9 p.m.
Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road (United Way building)

Media Training
May 29, 2017
Private training for not-for-profit client

Developing a Communications Plan
March 8, 2017 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road (United Way building)

Five Steps to a Communication Strategy
National Invasive Species Forum
March 2, 2017,  Sheraton Ottawa Hotel

Working With The Media
February 15, 2017, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road (United Way building)

Social Media
January 18, 2017 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road (United Way building)

Social Media
September 27, 2016 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road (United Way building)

Communications Planning for Not-for-profits
June 31, 2016 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road (United Way building)

Working With The Media
May 27, 2016
Private Session for not-for-profit client

Twitter Strategy
May 25, 2016
Private session for not-for-profit client

Social Media for Not-for-profits
April 6, 2016 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road (United Way building)

Key Messages That Connect
March 14, 2016
Private session for not-for-profit client

Communications Planning for Not-for-profits
Jan 21, 2016 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road (United Way building)

Media Pitching and Interviewing
Dec 8, 2015 – 9 to 11 a.m.
Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road (United Way building)

Social Media for Not-for-profits
Nov 12, 2015 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road (United Way building)

Communications Planning for Non-profits
Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road (United Way building)
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Media Pitching and Interviewing Skills for Non-profits
Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road (United Way building)
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 9 – 11 a.m.

Social Media for Not-For-Profit Organizations
Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Attracting Top Talent with LinkedIn
Private session for non-profit client
Monday, February 23, 2015, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Social Media for Not-For-Profit Organizations
Invest Ottawa, 80 Aberdeen Street, Suite 100
November 27, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Social Media for Non-Profit Organizations
Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road
Monday, September 22, 2014,  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Social Media for Non-Profit Organizations
Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road
Thursday, August 21, 2014,  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Social Media for Non-Profit Organizations
Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road
Thursday, May 29, 2014,  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Facebook and Twitter for Beginners
Volunteer Ottawa, 363 Coventry Road
Tuesday, May 6, 2014,  9 to 11 a.m.

Developing a Communications Plan
Ottawa DoulaCARE members only.
April 23, 2014

Social Media for Not-for-profits 
Alliance to End Homelessness, Ottawa
February 26, 2014

Facebook and Twitter for Beginners
Alliance to End Homelessness, Ottawa
February 18, 2014

Communications Planning for Not-for-Profit Organizations
Volunteer Ottawa
Thursday, January 16, 2014, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Social Media for Not-for-profits
Carlington Community Health Centre
November 14, 2013

Social Media for Not-for-profits
Local Agencies Serving Immigrants (LASI) partner agencies
October 16, 2013

Social Media for Not-for-profits
World Skills Employment Centre
October 9, 2013

Social Media for Not-for-profits
Immigrant Women Services Ottawa
October 1, 2013

Media Training
Not-for-profit client, Ottawa
Monday, July 9, 2013 and Monday, July 16, 2013

Non-Profit Communications Planning and Tools: Do You Really Need To Be On Social Media?
Carleton University, School of Public Policy and Administration
June 10, 2013, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Non-Profit Communications Planning and Tools: Do You Really Need To Be On Social Media?
Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs National Conference
April 24, 2013, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Hilton Lac Leamy, Gatineau QC

Communications Planning for Non-profits 
Catholic Centre for Immigrants
February 26, 2013, 5:30 – 8:30

Citizen Advocacy social media case study
Presented during full-day social media workshop
Carleton University
February 20, 2013

Communications Planning for Non-profits
Volunteer Ottawa
February 6, 2013, 1 – 4 p.m.