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There's always something going on in the Innovation Works community! Check out all of the upcoming events below.

June 27 - 1:30 to 2:30
$20.00

Ongoing sedentary work and computer activities can cause debilitating problems resulting in costly time off work. This means educating yourself so you don’t get pain now or in the future.

- Learn comfortable alternatives to slouching and stiff body positioning while working at the computer.
- Experience how to release tension/stress while moving about the workplace.

June 28 - 9:30 to 4:00

This workshop will help you comply to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and to meet standards outside of Canada too, such as Section 508 in the US and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) internationally. Meet theses standards quickly, extend the reach of your organization, and demonstrate a value for inclusiveness and diversity by completing this workshop!

June 28 - 1:00 to 2:30
Free

This is a repeat of our April 19 and May 23 workshop.

NOTE: Time has been changed

Here are some of the comments from participants in that first workshop, through our online survey:

"It gave very specific information about how I (as a new graduate) can get into the tech industry. I really liked the part about creating your own myth; I've never heard anyone refer to personal branding that way before -- I really liked it!"

June 29 - 1:00 to 5:00

 

This workshop will provide you with an overview of the five AODA Standards and will focus on the how this information can be delivered in an interactive and fun training session to your staff and volunteers. The AODA Train-the-Trainer workshop qualifies as mandated training and will equip you to meet your organization’s AODA training requirements. Areas covered will include:

July 06 - 4:00 to 5:30
Free

Rather than teach you how to program PHP, this workshop shows you how to do common and less common, but always useful, tasks using just PHP. Example: encrypting and decrypting a document. Bring your laptop, if you have one, so you can try out what we teach you, on the spot. Those who attend will receive a certificate of completion. To RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hands-on-php-recipes-tickets-35521476693

July 11 - 4:00 to 5:00
Free

Attendees of the previous editions said these things:

"Presentation was clear and concise; Water was easily available; Links shared to resources on vulnerabilities"

"I learned useful tips for protecting myself against online security threats."

"As always, very good quality"

July 17 - 8:30 to July 24 - 4:30
Pillar Members Only: $495.00

Please note that this is a 2 day workshop taking place on July 17th and July 24th from 8:30-4:30.  Course costs includes materials and lunch.

 

Crucial Conversations® Training

Tools for Talking When Stakes are High. 

Crucial Conversations Training teaches skills for communicating when the stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong. 

 

IMPROVE DIALOGUE & ENGAGEMENT

July 19 - 4:00 to 5:00
Free

Here are some SurveyMonkey comments from attendees of the previous editions:

"I did learn some new information about the ways to market my business and technology that would be helpful" - Lauren

"The workshop provided a solid foundation for building a digitally savvy business without having to read a thick book" - unidentified attendee

"I learned a bunch of stuff I didn't know about" - Rachel

July 20 - 10:00 to 12:00
Pillar Members: Free / Non-member: $15.00

Have you always wanted to collaborate with Western, but never found the right door? This is your chance to access the keys of information!

You already know that Western is a great educational institution. But did you know that it can also be a valuable resource for your nonprofit? It is a hub for nonprofit resources, such as hiring students for work integrated learning opportunities, finding volunteers and/or staff, accessing researchers and providing learning opportunities.

 

Why should you attend?

July 26 - 4:00 to 5:30
Free

Rather than teach you how to program Laravel, this workshop shows you how to do common and less common, but always useful, tasks using that framework. Example: Creating a user and logging in a user. Bring your laptop, if you have one, so you can try out what we teach you, on the spot. Those who attend will receive a certificate of completion.

rsvp: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hands-on-laravel-recipes-tickets-35575791149

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