Training

Training is available free-of-charge to member organizations.

Social Procurement 101
Introduction to Social Procurement

This 4-hour training session will provide an overview of the best practices, policies and tools to advance social procurement within your local government and community context.

This session will be facilitated by Larry Berglund.

Non-Member Cost: $450

September 17, 2019

10AM – 2PM

Campbell River, BC

Webinar: Developing a Social Procurement Policy

Developing a social procurement policy is a key step to implementing social procurement for local governments. This webinar will share Qualicum Beach’s experience and subsequent policy as a case study example. The session will outline the Qualicum Beach process to get the policy drafted and passed, and will discuss various aspects of what to include in a social procurement policy. Attendees will have an opportunity to consider the application to their own context, and to build a policy based on best practices.

Speakers: Daniel Sailand, Qualicum Beach, Chief Administrative Officer, and Larry Berglund 

Non Memeber Cost: $70

September 18, 2019

 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Social Procurement- An Opportunity for Non Profits and Social Enterprises

Social procurement is public and government procurement that integrates social and community well being. All levels of government are beginning to implement social procurement policies and practices. For non profits and social enterprises, this presents an opportunity for revenues— note- this is not about grants! This session will demystify social procurement, what it is and is not, how social procurement is gaining traction on Vancouver Island and the Coast, and how to prepare for upcoming social procurement opportunities. 

Facilitated by Kristi Fairholm Mader

Free for all

September 23, 2019

3:30 pm -5:00 pm

 

For non-profits and social enterprises

Victoria, BC.

Webinar: Trade Agreements and Social Procurement; What you can and cannot do.

This webinar will  discuss trade agreements and social procurement and what you can and cannot do. It will provide a deeper dive into trade agreements and the implications for social procurement implementation. 

Speakers:  Larry Berglund and Elizabeth Chick

October 2, 2019

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Social Procurement 201

For communities that have taken SP 101 or are already implementing social procurement, SP 201 is the next step. SP 201 will delve deeper into social procurement policies– development, review and best practices—, building a social value menu, aligning to strategic plans, and identifying 3 initial pilots to implement. At the end of SP 201, participants will have a plan for testing and piloting social procurement in your community. This would be an all day training event.

 

Facilitated by David LePage & Larry Berglund

Non-Member Cost: $800

October 3, 2019

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

 

Victoria, BC

Social Procurement 101
Introduction to Social Procurement

This 4-hour training session will provide an overview of the best practices, policies and tools to advance social procurement within your local government and community context.

This session will be facilitated by David LePage.

Non-Member Cost: $450

October 8, 2019

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

 

Port Alberni, BC

Social Procurement and Local Suppliers

Social procurement is a shift from ‘lowest price’ to ‘value that integrates social benefits’. This session will demystify social procurement, talk about what it is and is not, and outline different social procurement policies and processes. There will be examples shared from other communities and an opportunity for questions and answers.

Facilitated by Kristi Fairholm Mader

Free for all

October 16, 2019

3:30pm – 5:00 pm

 

For local suppliers

Victoria, BC.

Social Procurement 201

For communities that have taken SP 101 or are already implementing social procurement, SP 201 is the next step. SP 201 will delve deeper into social procurement policies– development, review and best practices—, building a social value menu, aligning to strategic plans, and identifying 3 initial pilots to implement. At the end of SP 201, participants will have a plan for testing and piloting social procurement in your community. This would be an all day training event.

Facilitated by David LePage

Non-Member Cost: $800

October 30, 2019

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

 

Nanaimo, BC

Social Procurement 201

For communities that have taken SP 101 or are already implementing social procurement, SP 201 is the next step. SP 201 will delve deeper into social procurement policies– development, review and best practices—, building a social value menu, aligning to strategic plans, and identifying 3 initial pilots to implement. At the end of SP 201, participants will have a plan for testing and piloting social procurement in your community. This would be an all day training event.

Facilitated by David LePage

Non-Member Cost: $800

November 1, 2019

9:30 AM – 4:30PM

 

Tofino, BC

Supply Training Opportunity
-For non-profits and social enterprises

Social procurement is public and government procurement that integrates social and community well being. All levels of government are beginning to implement social procurement policies and practices. For non profits and social enterprises, this presents an opportunity for revenues— note- this is not about grants! This session will demystify social procurement, what it is and is not, how social procurement is gaining traction on Vancouver Island and the Coast, and how to prepare for upcoming social procurement opportunities. 

Facilitated by Kristi Fairholm Mader

November 14, 2019

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

For non-profits and social enterprises

Nanaimo, BC

Supply Training Opportunity
-For small businesses

Social procurement is a shift from ‘lowest price’ to ‘value that integrates social benefits’. This session will demystify social procurement, talk about what it is and is not, and outline different social procurement policies and processes. There will be examples shared from other communities and an opportunity for questions and answers. 

Facilitated by Kristi Fairholm Mader

Free

November 14, 2019

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

For small businesses and local suppliers

Nanaimo, BC

Social Procurement 201

For communities that have taken SP 101 or are already implementing social procurement, SP 201 is the next step. SP 201 will delve deeper into social procurement policies– development, review and best practices—, building a social value menu, aligning to strategic plans, and identifying 3 initial pilots to implement. At the end of SP 201, participants will have a plan for testing and piloting social procurement in your community. This would be an all day training event.

Facilitated by  David LePage

Non-Member Cost: $800

November 15, 2019

9:30 AM- 4:30 AM

 

Campbell River, BC