Attendees are given the opportunity to hear from leading entrepreneurs who will share their trials, tribulations and triumphs in creating socially responsible businesses. These personal and intimate “confessions” are instrumental learning moments around the challenges and successes of building businesses focused on a triple bottom line.
The Case Study model at SVI provides an opportunity for the entire conference to gain powerful and tangible skills to support running a successful social venture. Thriving businesses identify a specific challenge which our panel of experts and conference attendees will help provide insight on.
Setting up your Financial Systems for success
How to get useful numbers to help you build your business to match your vision.
In this session, you’ll learn how to gather, interpret, and act on the numbers from your business in order to make big decisions such as:
- How do I know if I’m ready to hire an employee?
- How do if I can pay myself more?
- How do I know if I can afford to rent a space outside of my home?
We’ll end with a Q&A, so come prepared with any questions you have around the money in your business (such as how do I know if I’m ready to hire an employee? How do if I can pay myself more? How do I know if I can afford to rent a space outside of my home?)
This session is best for solopreneurs who are full to the brim and want to grow beyond just themselves, and for business owners who are looking to bring more organization to their business finances.
You will leave this session with an understanding of what the financials in your business are supposed to be telling you about your business.
“What the heck do I post today?”
Actionable strategies to get you seen, loved, and selling online.
Let’s face it: You didn’t start your business to spend all your time trying to figure out marketing. And, writing content for social media? This can often feel like a stressful, overwhelming chore. It takes so much time week after week, day after day to create content that connects, creates relationships, and converts.
Thankfully, there’s a solution. This presentation will dive into 3 key aspects of social media to help you target your ideal customer with words and content that make them say, “OMG, it’s like you’re in my head!”
This workshop was specifically designed for business owners who want to show up and stand out on social media, but have no idea what to post, what to write, or how to engage and convert prospective customers.
You’ll learn how to:
- Identify WHO your ideal client is and HOW they like to be spoken to.
- Build a basic social strategy that helps you create content consistently without feeling overwhelmed.
- Tap into the user-friendly industry tools the pros use everyday to save them time (and stress) on social media.
After this workshop, you’ll walk away with an action plan for how you can start showing up and standing out online in a way that engages your audience, warms them up for a sale (without feeling sleazy or inauthentic), and doesn’t burn you out.
Communicating in Stressful Times:
Listening & Holding Space
Somehow everyday we are each navigating this wild period on planet Earth while doing our jobs. How we communicate and connect in the workplace has never been more important.
Stress levels are higher than ever. Covid has turned worklife on its head. Climate change is affecting our immediate reality. The world is complicated and fractured. Being able to communicate and hold space for real conversation has never been more crucial. This interactive workshop helps you listen more whole-heartedly and hold space for communication.
Who it’s For
Everyone in the workplace including:
Executives and senior managers
Team leaders & project managers
What You’ll Leave With
Personal insights into your patterns for listening and holding space at work
New awareness about what inhibits listening and holding space
Ideas and tools for whole-hearted listening
Ideas & tools for holding meetings more consciously
How it Works
You are guided through a series of awareness exercises designed to help you understand your strengths and limitations as a communicator. You are guided to look inward to understand you personal communication habits and patterns. You’ll receive pragmatic techniques for advancing your skills.
Unleash Your Presence:
Stepping into the Power of Your Voice
You’re doing the work your Soul came here to do. The world stage is calling for you to share your purpose in a bigger way. You want to awaken, energize, and move people. But when it’s time for you to speak, you get OVERWHELMED by sensations, emotions, and energy. Your voice shakes, your throat goes dry, and your words fall on deaf ears. You can’t express your vision when it matters most.
Fighting our inner demons while accessing our inner power isn’t easy — but it’s what we need to do if we want to do our part to change the world with authenticity, creativity, and courage.
During this interactive workshop author and intuitive public speaking and leadership coach Lauri Smith will show you how to use your perceived ‘flaws’ to your advantage and channel your sensations into the fire that fuels transformation.
You will leave this workshop with tools to help you…
- Touch your audience with the heart-centered power of your presence
- Be ALIVE from head to toe while deeply connected to the crowd
- Feel grounded, vibrant and in flow while evoking transformation in your audience
This workshop is for visionaries and empaths on a soul-driven mission who are feeling called to show up authentically, align their presence with their message… and BE SEEN for the sake of their purpose.
It’s time to step into your voice, unleash your presence, and connect with your audience on a deep and powerful level.
Creating Policies that Work
This 90 minute session is designed for operation managers, executive directors, and human resources professionals who are looking for strategies that will support the creation of policies that have stakeholder buy-in, are steeped in reality, and that are clear enough for people to establish realistic expectations. We will look at considerations for policy development that include identifying how to invite collaboration on a policy during its development, and decision-making processes that result in policies that give clear boundaries and can clearly guide behaviour that is aligned with the shared purpose of your work.
You will leave this session with:
- Guidance on how to create a working group for policy development
- Guidance on how to make room for the unexpected and the unplanned in policy development
- Tips for support understanding and buy-in for stakeholders
Bellyfit® – love how you feel
Energize your morning with a fabulous fusion of Bellydance, Yoga, and Fitness! Get your sweat on with easy-to-learn cardio-dance, find deep strength with a touch of core, and then top it off with a relaxing stretch and meditation. Designed specifically for femme empowerment, this uplifting class will leave you feeling connected in mind, body, and spirit.
Bring a water bottle, yoga mat, and indoor running shoes (or barefoot if not available).