There are many ways to communicate your organizational value, purpose, and services, to stakeholders. Marketing is the art of communication, sending the right message to the right audience. This toolkit will explore creating a visual brand, how you share the many stories within your organization, from founders to participants, and unique tools to help you spread the word.
- To understand what contributes to a strong visual brand for your initiative
- To create compelling stories
- To explore available marketing tools
KEM (Knowledge Exchange Meetup)-YOF Capacity Building Meetups
YOF Capacity Building Meetups provide interactive and participatory learning and networking opportunities for YOF grantees, young leaders and allies who are interested in building knowledge of youth-led initiative development and managerial skills. Through a series of monthly Capacity Building Meetups, young leaders will be able to brainstorm, exchange/share resources, learn how to use practical tools, and expand their networks. This is an opportunity to build cross-sector alliances, skills, and knowledge for your grassroots youth-led initiative.
Team Building & Self-Care in Project Management
The first workshop in this series provided participants the opportunity to learn new techniques and tricks from past YOF Grantees in team management and self-care. Participants got the chance to outline their communication flow and to trace the structures of conflict resolution and management in their individual organizations. Understanding the significance of self care was an additional focus of this workshop. Through this toolkit you will be able to review the material and templates covered in the session. Several Project Management, Conflict Resolution and Self-Care worksheets have been included to further develop and practice these skills.
Toolkit Learning Objectives:
- Understand Team Structure & Communication Flow
- Acquire Tips & Tools for Team-based Project Management
- Craft Practical Strategies for Self-Care
Developing Board Job Descriptions
What is ‘Human Resources Policy and Procedure’?
Human resources policy and procedure guide how the employer and the employee interact, as well as how employees interact with each other and the clientele/participants; they outline the responsibilities and duties of the employer and the employees. Policies and procedures must reflect human resources legislation (the laws) as well as the culture of your organization.
Once you begin to build your staff team, you will need guidelines to ensure that all staff members are treated fairly and that both employer and employees recognize their responsibilities and duties as team members. You do this through developing and implementing human resource policies and procedures.
Toolkit Learning Objectives:
- Understand the purpose of human resources policy and procedure in your organization.
- Be able to identify the difference and understand the value of ‘policy’ and ‘procedure’
- Feel prepared to begin building your organization’s human resource policy and procedure guidebook/manual.
- Identify and mitigate (try to lessen) the challenges of interpreting and implementing human resource policy and procedure.
Have you ever thought about what HR should look like in your initiative?
Human Resources (HR) Legislation refers to the laws that guide how employers treat employees: the practices that must be followed by the employee and the way that the employee must be treated.
As your organization and your staff team grow, it is important that you understand the legal requirements of hiring and managing staff. In this toolkit, you will learn about the Employment Standards Act, Ontario Human Rights Code, and Ontario Health and Safety Act.
- To build knowledge and understanding about HR legislation in the workplace
- To demonstrate and illustrate how different legislative elements apply to workplaces
- To provide worksheets and tools that facilitate practical skill building and application of knowledge around HR legislation