Education & Conferences

Aug
01

2017 Nonprofit Summer Camp!

Have the best day of work…. out of the office! At our 4th annual Nonprofit Summer Camp, you will network with a diverse group of nonprofit peers, share knowledge and gain new expertise in our affordable workshops, and return to work refreshed! Do you want to empower your organization with shared leadership? Transform your meetings into efficient, productive, (and fun) gatherings? […]

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Jul
24

National Climate Economy Summit!

Cc:econ is a 3-day National Innovation Summit in Burlington, VT September 6-8 bringing together leaders from across the country who are working to build economic solutions to climate change. While we strive to engage national partners in this event and the work forward, we also know that Vermonters, with our leadership in this arena and […]

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Jul
21

Womanomics Camp

Two nationally acclaimed and award-winning authors will be leading a dialogue about a new economy that works for women (and everyone else) on August 5th and 6th in Cabot, Vermont. Riane Eisler will keynote on Saturday, she is President of the Center for Partnership Studies and internationally known as a systems scientist, attorney working for […]

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Jul
17

Socially Responsible Business Advocacy 101

The voice of socially responsible businesses in public debates is now more important than ever. But how does a company effectively advocate at the local, state, or federal level? Our panel of experts will reveal the varying roles that businesses can play in shaping legislative debates and how to build strong relationships with your elected […]

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Jul
17

Investing in a Clean Water Economy

Vermont’s reputation as a green state is threatened with continuing news of dangerous lake algae blooms, sewer overflows into our rivers, and toxic run-off from poorly planned development and agriculture. Cleaning up our vital lakes and rivers is not a burden – this is an opportunity for Vermont to invest in a clean water economy […]

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Jul
17

The Third Plumber: Hiring Independent Contractors and Creating a Portable Benefit Economy

Misclassification is a major problem in our economy – it hurts workers, businesses that are following the rules, and the sustainability of state programs. At the same time, new business models are challenging the traditional employment system as more Vermonters work as independent contractors. How can Vermont balance the need for a fair and equitable […]

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Jul
17

Work Without Poverty: Fighting Income Inequality with Good Jobs

The growing gap between the rich and the poor has disastrous consequences for our economy and communities. Can Vermont be a leader in encouraging the creation and development of jobs that have strong benefits and pay a living wage? What role does a higher minimum wage and enhanced family policies play in rebuilding the middle […]

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Jul
17

The End of the Employer Health Care System and the Business Case for Health Care Reform

Employee health insurance is a major expense for businesses – and the costs continue to rise each year. The employer-based health care system is clearly not sustainable, but what will replace it? And what role will businesses play in supporting that new system? VBSR has advocated for health care reform for 25 years – and […]

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[Free Webinar] Four Hacks for Engaging & Collaborative Meetings

Meetings can be tricky for all teams, but when done well they facilitate better teams that are on the same page about their work and strategies! Despite how important they may be, how many people actually love meetings?! When you have a organization full of inspiring leaders, tools that hack your meetings into flows and […]

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UVM Professional Certificate in Leadership and Management

Certificate UVM’s Leadership and Management Professional Certificate consists of eight individual leadership seminars that focus on developing leadership capabilities and skills in the context of today’s business and management challenges. The seminars are taught by industry experts and held in Burlington. Seminars Professionals interested in focusing on a specific area of leadership and management may […]

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