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1 Community Futures Staff Rural Diversification Business Cluster Development Project Management (now online) Community Futures Lending Know and Grow Your Coaching Style Coaching Business Skills (Level 1) Coaching Business Skills (Level 2)

2 CF Coaching Packages **NEW** Coaching Packages *NEW* In response to feedback from CF staff, CFNA has created 2 coaching packages – Level 1 and Level 2. Both programs are certificate programs and suitable for ALL CF staff positions and delivered by Adobe webcasts. Level 1 covers a broad category of coaching scenarios, including: Business planning, start- up, purchasing a business, business expansion, purchasing a franchise and succession planning Level 2 cover the details of financial coaching scenarios, including: Bookkeeping, start-up financials, expansion financials, breakeven analysis, cash flow forecasting, financial statements and financing. Coaching Business Skills Level 1 **EXPANDED PROGRAM** This practical 8 week, interactive program includes a series of Adobe webcasts to provide participants with effective coaching strategies for working with clients on an array of topics. This Level 1 package includes: Strategies for Coaching Small Business And coaching for: Business Plan Development Business Start Up Purchasing an Existing Business Business Expansion Purchasing a Franchise (NEW) Succession Planning (NEW) Course Dates: Jan 20/14 to Mar 14/14 CF - $600 Non CF - $700 If you have completed the previous coaching program, you can add Franchise and Succession Planning for $100 to complete Level 1. Coaching Business Skills Level 2 **NEW PROGRAM** This practical 8 week, interactive program includes a series of Adobe webcasts to provide participants with effective coaching strategies for working with clients on financial management of business. This Level 2 package includes: Strategies for Coaching Small Business And coaching for: Basic Bookkeeping Start-Up financial considerations Expansion considerations Breakeven analysis Cash flow forecasting & management Financial statement analysis Financing options & strategies Course Dates: Jan 20/14 to Mar 14/14 CF - $600 Non CF - $700

3 Rural Diversification This practical 9 week, interactive on-line course (delivered via Adobe webcasts) provides participants with tools & strategies to assist their communities in the move to a diversified balanced economy, by expanding the economic base with a variety of business types & jobs. Participants will learn strategies to build upon a community’s comparative advantages & define diversification opportunities. Through the course, participants will develop a rural diversification project. Course Dates: Jan 20/14 to Mar 21/14 CF-$550 + text($35) Non CF-$650 + text($35) Business Cluster Development This practical 9 week, interactive on-line course (delivered via Adobe webcasts) provides participants with tools and strategies to assist their communities in the move to a long-term sustainable future. Business cluster development involves the growth of competitive businesses that bring wealth to their communities; a strategy that aligns with the move to diversify and broaden an economic base, while creating a balanced and stable economy. Participants will learn how to build upon a comparative advantages and define business clusters that have the potential to grow and create more jobs and generate more wealth. Through this course, participants will develop a business cluster development project. Course Dates: Jan 20/14 to Mar 21/14 CF-$550 + text ($100) Non-CF-$650 + text ($100) Project Management This practical 9 week, interactive on-line course (delivered via Adobe webcasts) provides participants with the foundational skills to manage projects. In the CF context, a loan client, a relationship with a regional committee and a CED project are examples of projects. Participants will learn effective and efficient project management strategies through this course that apply to all CF staff positions. Course Dates: Jan 20/14 to Mar 21/14 CF-$550 Non CF-$650

4 Community Futures staff members in the four core positions are often required to delivery training and/or coaching needs for communities, which could entail assisting a local group in seeking funding or facilitating a strategic planning session. This Workshop is designed to allow each participant to explore their own strengths & weaknesses as a community coach while optimizing performance. It also teaches participants the skills required to work with community groups for results. This two day workshop is delivered by a qualified Pan West Staff Development Facilitator. spanwest.ca/professional- development.phphttp://www.communityfuture spanwest.ca/professional- development.php $ (includes food, beverages, course materials) Course Date: Feb 10 and 11/14 Cochrane, AB Minimum of 10 participants Community Futures Lending This two (2) day training course targets CF staff and is well suited to CF board members; especially those board members participating on the Community Future’s Investment Review or Loan Committee. The course walks participants through the uniqueness and process of being a developmental lender. Course Dates: Feb 10 and 11/14 Cochrane, AB $ (includes food, beverages, course materials) Minimum 10 participants required. REGISTERATION DETAILS To register for any of the courses offered by CFNA in the Fall of 2013 and winter of 2014, contact Stacey at or QUESTIONS For answers to course questions, contact Judy at or e- mail Know & Grow your Coaching Style


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