Leduc Workshop Series

IntegralOrg and the City of Leduc have partnered to present this series of workshops for Leduc and area nonprofits. All workshops in the series are virtual.


Occupational Health and Safety with Yvonne Chenier

Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 6-7pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has continually created urgency for nonprofit organizations to understand and comply with Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation. Furthermore, OHS legislation was overhauled in 2018 and revised again in following years, including most recently in late 2021, setting new standards that all employers – including those in the nonprofit sector – must comply with. This workshop provides an overview of the recent legislation changes to facilitate getting your organization on the right track with OHS processes, policies, and a safer workplace.

Yvonne is a lawyer and philanthropy consultant – and co-founder of IntegralOrg. Yvonne brings more than 35 years of experience helping those in the philanthropic, nonprofit, and social enterprise sectors as general legal counsel and as an advisor on planning, organizational, regulatory and governance matters.  

Yvonne speaks frequently on behalf of IntegralOrg to various groups on topics ranging from legal and financial matters to Occupational Health and Safety. Yvonne is an active member of the executive of the Charities and Nonprofit Section of the Canadian Bar Association and is past Chair of the both the Alberta and National Sections. She is named in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory* for excellence in Charity Law and has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada for her work in Charities/Nonprofit Law.


Past Webinars

Introduction to Risk Management with Leslie Tamagi
Thursday, January 27, 2022, 6-7pm

The landscape that nonprofit organizations operate within is changing dramatically and rapidly. As leaders, how can we identify, prepare for, manage, and leverage the risks that we are facing that are interfering with our ability to fulfill our mission? How do you engage staff and board in meaningful discussions around risk; both the threats facing your organization and the exciting opportunities that require bold but risk-informed decision-making? What does a risk-aware organizational culture look like?

Join us in this session for a high-level overview of risk management for nonprofits, and a brief demonstration of IntegralOrg’s new Risk Management Toolkit, a free, interactive online tool to help organizations track and monitor progress in the development of best practices and proactive risk management strategies.   

Trainer Leslie Tamagi has more than 25 years experience as CEO of diverse organizations and understands firsthand the complex challenges facing management, staff, and boards in the nonprofit sector. In 2007, she received a Muttart Foundation Fellowship to study risk management in the sector. For more than a decade she has worked with nonprofit organizations, providing training and supporting them through their risk management journeys. She is passionate about supporting leaders to be successful and is currently consulting in the nonprofit sector in many aspects of leadership, including risk management.   


Principles of Governance with Mike Grogan
Wednesday, February 23, 2022, 6-7pm

Nonprofit boards play a vital role in guiding their organizations to deliver on mission and creating a better future for communities.

Good board governance begins with the basics. Ensuring each board director has a strong understanding of the foundational principles of governance is crucial to a well-functioning collective. No matter the size or scope of your organization, taking the time to make sure the board is engaged and aligned is critical. Board governance, when done poorly, can lead to a host of dysfunctions such as micromanagement, inefficient processes, rogue decision-making, reduced community impact, and more.   

Our Principles of Governance workshop incorporates three interconnected areas of responsibility – fiduciary, strategic, and generative – and the board’s role in focusing the entire organization and working together as a whole. This workshop will be of value to new board members and offers fresh perspective for experienced board directors.  

Participants will come away from this workshop with:

  • A strong understanding of the principles of good governance and the foundations of working together effectively as a board.
  • Clarity on the roles and responsibilities of individual board members and the board as a collective.
  • A firm grasp on the relationship and authority between board and staff, the role of the senior executive, and how they work with each other.
  • Strategies for how to move beyond fiduciary governance into strategic thinking for future opportunities.

IntegralOrg CEO, Mike Grogan, has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years and is recognized for his ability to inspire nonprofit organizations to tackle complex issues and create sustainable solutions to organizational and community issues. His skills and experience stem from a diverse background that encompasses leading backcountry wilderness trips, building organizations from the ground up, and developing leading-edge collaborative and capacity-building initiatives.     

Mike’s passion is helping organizations understand the ever-evolving ecosystem and working with organizational teams to build capacities to respond and adapt to a changing environment. From program lifecycle analysis, to change management, and sector network development, Mike has worked with diverse stakeholders to design programs and systems to meet the changing needs of nonprofit organizations and of the nonprofit sector. 


Introduction to Fundraising with Derek Bechthold
Thursday, March 24, 2022, 6-7pm

For many nonprofits, fundraising is not only hard work, but it can be overwhelming – and the resources required to fundraise successfully can take away from your core business. But this does not have to be the case.

For organizations large and small, raising needed funds through donor support can – and must – be a powerful part of any nonprofit’s financing model.  For “fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving.” (Hank Rosso)   This session will introduce the basics of fundraising, with an emphasis on PRACTICAL tools, tactics, and strategies that smaller organizations can utilize to build capacity and sustainability for their organization.  

  • Participants will come away from this workshop with:  
  • An understanding of the current giving trends in Canada and how this can impact your organization.
  • A greater appreciation for the cost benefit analysis and return on investment in fundraising (or “Fundraising from the corner of your desk”.)
  • Strategies on ‘The Ask’ – who to ask, when to ask, how to ask.
  • A firm grasp on stewardship – the science and art of thanking.
  • Essential tools that will enhance your fundraising efforts.

Derek Bechthold has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising for major nonprofit organizations in Alberta and Ontario. He is the Manager, Fund Development at the Brenda Strafford Foundation.


Challenges of Governance with Mike Grogan
Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 6-7pm

As demands on our organizations grow and the community issues we work to solve become increasingly complex, the strength of our governance structures must increase as well. The pandemic has brought on further pressures, challenging the ways nonprofit leaders work together and calling for strong decision-making in the face of perpetual uncertainty.  

Now more than ever, community stakeholders are relying on engaged, competent leadership to ensure the continuity and vitality of our sector. This workshop builds upon the concepts in our foundational Principles of Governance workshop to address some of the more advanced challenges of nonprofit governance.  

Participants will come away from this workshop with: 

  • Ideas for building a board culture that creates space for strategic and generative thinking.
  • Awareness of common issues in nonprofit boards and strategies for addressing them.
  • Strategies for how to build resiliency with plans for board and senior executive succession.
  • An understanding of the board’s role as agents of change within and outside of the organization.