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Passing the Torch

Building and Strengthening Leadership

When: Wednesday February 8, 9am to 4pm.  (Open at 8:30 for coffee; includes lunch)
Location: Langley Seniors Resource Centre, 20605 51b Ave, Langley, BC

This workshop will included topics such as:

  • Leadership
  • Effective Organizations
  • Volunteer Development
  • Resiliency in the Future

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About the Passing the Torch Workshops

The Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of BC, supported by funding from New Horizons, is remounting the Passing the Torch workshop, which aims to develop leadership skills and ensure good governance is in place in organizations where older adults volunteer. If you are a Board member or a volunteer serving in any capacity in your organizations and are struggling with how to find volunteers, this workshop is for you.  By first addressing leadership skills and your organization’s structure, you will build a strong base to support recruitment and development of volunteers.  By finding people to fill essential roles within your organization, you will enable longer-serving members to move onto new challenges. This process allows for healthy growth and development for both your organization and the persons working within it as new ideas and knowledge are brought in.

This workshop was initially offered over a two-day period in 2014, and we wish to acknowledge the contributions of Pat Brady, Garnet Grosjean, Art Kube and Sheila Pither to its initial development.  With the onset of Covid in 2020, we believe this workshop will assist seniors’ groups to adapt and adjust to new circumstances.  Thanks to a New Horizons grant awarded in 2021, a planning team revamped the workshop, by adapting the best of the original content. A new section, Building Resiliency, addresses emerging issues of Diversity and Technology.

Passing the Torch may now be offered in a virtual format over two half-day sessions or in person as one full day.  Please email to learn how you can organize or participate in a session for your group or your community.

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