Workshop will help plan for the future
Toronto-based business writer Rick Spencer will deliver the workshop
Over the years you recruit talented individuals to become part of your staff or board of directors for their skills and experience. The hard work and dedication these individuals contribute to your business or agency is what makes you successful at doing what you do. The task all businesses or agencies face is ensuring continuity of the services that these individuals provide when they retire or chose to pursue other opportunities.
This can be a challenge or an opportunity and is not unique to one organization or business.
Meta Employment Services, together with Volunteer & Information Quinte and a number of community sponsors are hosting a Succession Planning Workshop on Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Travelodge in Belleville from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Individuals can register for $30 per person with breakfast and lunch provided. The workshop is for board of directors, executive directors, business leaders and key management positions.
Join us as Rick Spence, a Torontobased business writer, speaker and consultant dedicated to helping businesses grow, delivers a workshop. He is the former editor and publisher of PROFIT, the magazine for Canadian Entrepreneurs, where he was responsible for all the business operations, strategy, planning and marketing plus circulation, sales, promotion and administration. He currently writes regular columns on entrepreneurship and growth for PROFIT, MoneySense magazine and the National Post.
He wrote the first Canadian book on growth business (Secrets of Success from Canada’s FastestGrowing Companies, 1997). Spence has taught “New Venture Startup” at Ryerson University.
He sits on the board of a Torontobased geophysical software, which gives him hands-on experience in leadership, strategic planning, sales, marketing, finance, IT, recruiting and talent management, and R&D.
In addition, as a consultant for a number of small businesses, (a client has appeared on the Rachael Ray show); he has a deep background in the varying challenges facing small business owners today.
Spence believes entrepreneurship is the most important force in society today for innovation, economic growth and individual achievement. To register call 613966-9069 or www.metaemploymentservices.com Volunteer opportunities to choose from this week include: • Central Hastings Support Network is seeking volunteers to assist at the Helping Hands Food Bank in Madoc. Volunteers will assist with a variety of tasks throughout the week Monday to Thursday. • The Regent Theatre is seeking volunteers who can sell tickets using a computerized system, answer phones, provide information and to work in the concession stand selling popcorn, drinks and other goodies. Ushering and taking tickets at shows, greeting patrons and showing them to their seat. • Frankford Youth Centre is currently seeking volunteers to assist in providing a variety of programming activities. Minimum commitment is one shift per week and shifts are on Tuesdays through Fridays between 3:30 p.m to 6 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. • Pathways to Independence is seeking volunteers to provide socialization and friendship to group-home residents who have acquired brain injuries and some degrees of physical limitations. Friendly visitors who can talk about sports, current events, play a game of cards, read and share a cup of coffee.
Volunteer & Information Quinte refers volunteers to over 260 agencies throughout Hastings & Prince Edward Counties. We are currently recruiting volunteers to fulfill the needs of our community. Please contact 613-969-8862 or visit our website at www.viq.ca for more information volunteer opportunities and “Help Us Help Others.” VIQ is a United Way Member Agency.