Education & Conferences

Feb
12

Basic Mediation Workshop at Champlain College

Don’t miss our upcoming Basic Mediation Workshop. This workshop is ideal for professionals who are often confronted with the challenge of managing conflict. Whether you work in legal services, human resources, education, counseling or business management, mediation experience can help you to be a stronger professional and more attractive candidate. During this three-and-a-half-day workshop, March […]

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Jan
31

Invasive Species Workshop, Non-chemical Methods

Invasive plant species present new challenges with every growing season, and farmers / growers are directly impacted by events on adjacent spaces, roadsides, riverbanks, rights-of-way, and transition zones such as woodlines. Critical to the management of non-native species such as Japanese knotweed and wild parsnip is cooperation among local farmers, growers, road crews, recreationists, landowners, […]

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Jan
30

Measure What Matters Hack-a-thon

How does your business measure up? Where do you find room to improve? Join us at the first VBSR Hack-A-Thon on February 20th in Burlington, where members can work independently on completing the B Impact Assessment, to learn how your business stacks up and what more you can do to build a business that is best for your […]

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Jan
22

UVM 2019 Industrial Hemp Conference

University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crop & Soils Program and Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is offering their 2019 Industrial Hemp Conference, “A Grower’s Tutorial” on Friday, February 8 at the Hilton in Burlington. This one-day conference will expand industrial hemp knowledge of farmers from seed to sales. Their goal is to convene […]

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Spot On: Venus Rising

Playwright Marissa Smith is a master of examining tough topics through a lens of compassion, humanity, and humor. Venus Rising may have you laughing so hard you don’t notice that divorce, mother-daughter dynamics, end-of-life choices, and opioid addiction are all tackled while loving insults, english muffins, and popsicles fly through the air. On February 3, we invite […]

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Dec
13

Effective Meeting Facilitation Training

Are you tired of aimless meetings that don’t generate energy, commitment, or clear next steps? Learn how to make your meetings more productive, inclusive, and fun. Topics covered at this training will include: • Why meetings fail • The key to effective meetings: Make decisions! • Building a great agenda • Robert’s Rules vs. consensus: […]

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Nov
05

A Community Conversation with Facebook

Click here to RSVP! Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility is pleased to invite you to a special community meeting with members of Facebook’s News Feed team on Monday, November 12, 2018. Facebook’s team has recently begun holding meetings across the country and Burlington is only the third location for this listening tour. This interactive meeting […]

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Oct
30

Taking it to the Next Level: Women Food and Beverage Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets

Join some of Vermont’s most well-poised women in the food and beverage business to learn, network and be inspired by at Sterling College’s “Taking it to the Next Level: Women Food and Beverage Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets” on January 25, 2019. This one-day seminar, offered through Sterling’s School of the New American Farmstead, is designed […]

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Oct
25

Film Screening – Burned: Are Trees the New Coal?

Vermont Integrated Architecture PC is hosting a screening of the Vermont film Burned: Are Trees the New Coal? at 7 pm in Unity Hall at the Middlebury Congregational Church, 30 North Pleasant Street, Middlebury, VT. Filmmaker Lisa Merton and Associate Producer Chris Hardee will be present for questions and a discussion following the film. Light […]

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Fundraising and Development Certificate Program

Are you frustrated by fundraising? Looking for the confidence, knowledge, and skill necessary to strengthen your organization’s development program? Join the Center for New Leadership and to grow your Fundraising Superpowers and build your nonprofit’s impact! Specially designed for small to mid-sized nonprofits, this new nine-month program will demystify and destigmatize fundraising and build your […]

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