Response to COVID-19

Innoweave Platform Adaptations

The COVID-19 crisis  rapidly and deeply impacted the ability of community sector organizations to deliver urgently needed support across the country. We supported community organizations through this time of crisis with new coaching opportunities, mentorship, and resources.

People, Change & Workplace Culture

On September 29, Matt Youens (Human Elements) and Ana Sofia Hibon (Innoweave) presented the People, Change & Workplace Culture Webinar. During this session, we discussed how to support healthy teams, promote staff engagement and empower team leadership as we continue to build back better.
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Organizational Renovation Webinar

On August 18, we hosted the Adapt & Rebuild: Organizational Renovation on the Road to Recovery Webinar, which featured Lee Herrin of Scale Collaborative and Wayne Miranda of Innoweave. We discussed the leadership challenge for adaptations and using financial modelling to inform decision-making.
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Reflect, Reimagine, Rebuild Webinar

On June 26, we hosted our Reflect, Reimagine, Rebuild Webinar, which featured three speakers Kimberley Nemrava, Lynn Fergusson, and Wayne Miranda. We discussed approaches to reflect on lessons from the crisis and how to reimagine what impact your organization will achieve, and how.
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Adapting and Rebuilding

Three of our mentors provide perspectives on emerging human resources and financing challenges in emergency response.
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Survive & Thrive Webinar

This session discusses financial strategies and scenario planning for non-profits and social enterprises, in partnership with Scale Collaborative. You can also download and use a cash flow scenario planning tool referenced in the webinar.
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Learnings from Mentors

Four of the Leading through Crisis Mentors share leadership lessons from prior disasters that apply to the pandemic.
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Introductory Session

The first 25 minutes is information followed by Qs & As.
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New Coaching Stream: Leading Through Crisis

How do we respond to extraordinary circumstances?

Innoweave is rapidly deploying a network to provide support to organizational leaders during the COVID-19 crisis. This “coffee with a colleague” format will offer online mentoring to connect leaders with executives who have experience in disasters and other relevant fields.

The stream offers webinars on topics that are important to you now, and in the days ahead, as well as curated resources and links to organizations that are providing support.

Mentors are located across Canada and can be accessed directly. No application needed.

Micro-Coaching on All Innoweave Streams

Innoweave coaching engagements normally last months, but over the next three months we want to pilot micro-coaching across our existing streams. Micro-coaching sessions would enable experts from the Innoweave network to provide strategic advice without requiring extensive applications or long engagements.

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Resource Navigation

There is a growing body of resources on different subjects (emergency response, remote working, crisis governance) being made available. It can be difficult to know which of these is right for you, and worth your scarce time. Innoweave and the McConnell Foundation are continuously scanning the field for best practices and publicly available resources. We have curated a shortlist of repositories, resources and tools to help you find the best available quickly.

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