Training

A course of action that’s right for you

Frank has designed and delivered presentations, workshops and courses for many organizations, including PrairieView School of Photography, Massage Therapy College of Manitoba, City of Winnipeg, St. James School Division Department of Continuing Education and the YMCA/YWCA.

Here is an idea of what Frank has offered, but please check the events page for a current list and the details.

Bridging The Gap Series – Developing Lasting Win/Win Relationships for the Benefit of Your Organization

Developing a solid strategy for growth is essential in today’s non-profit landscape. In order to be successful in meeting their mandates, organizations in the non-profit sector increasingly draw inspiration from the business world.

So what could this look like for your organization?

In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to reach out to stakeholders in a way that will get you speaking to the right person, better understand their needs and offer solutions that will make a difference – for your stakeholder, you and your organization!

Learning how to gain better insight into the stakeholders perspective, their reality and what they are trying to achieve for their organization is critical to creating win-win scenarios.

You’ll get an introduction to some of the tools that are available to help you create more and better opportunities for your organization, satisfy more stakeholders and create sustainable working relationships.

Attendees will learn the following:

  1. The ‘secret’ that establishing and sustaining great stakeholder relationships is about working together for mutual benefit
  2. How to uncover the true needs of your audience
  3. The top ten rules for successfully sharing your idea, product, service or social impact

“Frank has a genuine knack for listening and then helping people think about and discover their own ‘right’ answers. His teaching style was comfortable and concise. Frank’s experience as an entrepreneur and his easy going coaching style were extremely helpful to me as I transitioned from the corporate world to the entrepreneurial world.”

Scott Donald, Scott Donald SALES Consulting

Bridging the Gap Series – Reach the Right People: Strategic Prospecting and Target Marketing

How does your organization know which stakeholders you should be communicating with for your funding needs, social impact, service or product delivery? How do you find partnerships that lead to sustainable impact and long-term relationships? And how do you and your staff find the time, energy and resources to achieve the outcomes that you want?

Developing a solid strategy for growth is essential in today’s non-profit landscape. In order to be successful in meeting their mandates, organizations in the non-profit sector increasingly draw inspiration from the business world.

So what could this look like for your organization?

In this interactive workshop you will learn some of the tools used in the business sector that translate to your non-profit organization.

  • Where can you find the best ‘opportunities’?
  • How do you segment the market in order to best manage your efforts?
  • Is everyone a good prospect?

Attendees will learn the following:

  1. The ability to find and use (research) demographic, psychographic and firmographic information to their advantage
  2. Determine where are the best opportunities and manage their time and resources accordingly
  3. Create a template and have the ability to create a 12-month action plan that guides activity and can be easily sustained

“Both existing small businesses and those people who are considering starting their own business will surely benefit from this course. The course is fun, it will help them get started on the right foot and they’ll get practical information that they can put to work right away.”

Wanda Taylor, St. James-Assiniboia Continuing Education

How to Start Your Own Business

Are you interested in learning the procedures necessary to set up your own business? Wondering if you should take your ideas to the next level? This course provides an overview of the following: the business planning process, legal structures of businesses, financial requirements, accounting and bookkeeping, government regulations, marketing and more.

“A good teacher, like a good entertainer first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson”. This is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about Frank. I was particularly impressed by Frank’s abilities to keep the class interested throughout the presentations and provide professional and knowledgeable information about types of organizations, business licensing and registration and other business start-up wisdom. And, of course, his sense of humor, patience and positive approach helped me through the difficult phase of establishing my business and making tough decisions to make it successful. Frank’s experience and his enthusiasm to make a real difference in your life, would be a true asset for your business.”

Tali Litvac-Kor, www.careermind.ca