Langley Together talks recruitment and more for non-profits

A strategic recruitment and succession planning seminar is coming up.

by Alex Skerdzhev

The Langley Together Society, an organization co-ordinating local non-profits, announced its Board Basics: 105 seminar focusing on strategic recruitment and succession planning for its participating non-profits.

Open to the nearly 6,000 volunteer board members currently helping to guide and support the roughly 900 community groups and societies here, the event will detail how to strategically recruit diverse group leaders in addition to explaining how to pass along skills and knowledge to incoming board members.

Tactics and best practices around succession will be discussed with a focus on recruiting young leaders for meaningful roles at the board level, and why that is important.

Finally, organizations will be presented with the tools and tactics needed to recruit and retain the right executive director for their specific needs.

The seminar is scheduled for Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Langley School District Offices on 4875 222nd St. Ample parking is available.

The cost is $15 per person, including coffee and snacks, and those who pre-register will receive a bonus, optional 45-minute webinar on the changes to the BC Society Act directly following the conclusion of the main presentation, from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.

For pre-registration, email confirmations to support@encompass-supports.com.

Payments will be taken at the event by cash, or cheque advance payment to Encompass Support Services Society, 20618 Eastleigh Cres., Langley, BC, V3A 4C4.

Langley Together was founded by Dave Stark, with the idea that it perform the same type of role for non-profits that a chamber of commerce performs for local businesses. Visit langleytogether.wordpress.com for more information.

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