SEMINAR INFORMATON & REGISTRATION
If you are looking for resources on the theory and principles behind facilitation and facilitation techniques, I would recommend the following references:
Hogan, Christine. 2002. Understanding Facilitation. Theory & Principles. London, UK: Kogan Page Ltd. ISBN: 0 7494 3826 6.
Hogan, Christine. 2003. Practical Facilitation. A Toolkit of Techniques. London, UK: Kogan Page Ltd. ISBN: 0 7494 3827 4.
International Association of Facilitators: www.iaf-world.org.
If you are looking for resources on the theory and principles behind public participation and public participation techniques, I would recommend the following references:
Gastil, John and Levine, Peter. Editors. 2005. The Deliberative Democracy Handbook. Strategies for Effective Civic Engagement in the 21st Century. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN-13: 978-0-7879-7661.
British Columbia, Office of the Auditor General, Public Participation: Principles and Best Practices for British Columbia, November 2008: http://www.bcauditor.com.
British Columbia Ferry Corporation, Public Consultation Program: http://www.bcferries.com/about/publicconsultation/.
City of Prince George, British Columbia, Public Consultation Opportunity, Community Gaming Centre: http://www.city.pg.bc.ca/pages/media2005/2005_07_14.html.
Province of British Columbia, Environmental Assessment Office, Public Consultation Strategy/Framework for Lower Mainland Infrastructure Projects: http://www.eao.gov.bc.ca/pub/2003/consult_strat_apr03.pdf.
Vancouver Parks Board, Vancouver, British Columbia: http://www.city.vancouver.bc.ca/parks/info/meetings/index.htm.
International Association of Faciliators: www.iaf-world.org.
International Association for Public Participation: www.iap2.org.
National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation: www.thataway.org.
Database systems: http://www.sustainet.com.
A review of public participation and consultation methods: http://www.vcn.bc.ca/citizens-handbook/compareparticipation.pdf.
Techsoup is an NPO based in the United States that provides technology information and software for not-for-profits. Registered charities and incorporated societies in the United States and Canada are eligible to purchase computer software at very reasonable prices: http://www.techsoup.org/ .
How to Books
Chief Executive Transitions: How to Hire and Support a Nonprofit CEO. Tebbe, Don. 2008. Available from boardsource.org at: http://www.boardsource.org/Bookstore.asp?Item=1086.
When a nonprofit finds itself in need of a new chief executive, managing the transition effectively is crucial to the organizationís future impact and continued success. Properly handled, the process can be an opportunity to enhance the organization and add to its effectiveness. Chief Executive Transitions will not only help boards navigate the hiring process but also oversee a successful leadership transition. It includes checklists, key questions board members will need to answer as they go through the process, and practical real-life examples. The accompanying CD-ROM includes 13 helpful documents, including a resume scoring sheet, sample timeline, sample interview questions, and a sample 90-day entry plan to help ensure the success of the newly hired chief executive.
Society Guide for British Columbia. Mossop, David W., Q.C., assisted by Renee Matthews. 2006. Available for download from the Community Legal Assistance Society at: http://www.clasbc.net/publications/details.php?ID=6.
This publication explains the process of registering a non-profit society in BC, as well as how to keep non-profit societies in good standing once they are registered.