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Leading Through Crisis

Mentorship, resources, and wayfinding for leaders

Introduction

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.

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Adapting and Rebuilding

Three of our mentors provide perspectives on emerging human resources and financing challenges in emergency response. Download the slides Read the notes
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Leading Through Crisis mentorship

This stream is led by Kimberley Nemrava. Kimberley began her emergency response work as a first aider, lifeguard and in marine search and rescue. She worked with the Canadian Red Cross for more than three decades, recently retiring as Vice President responsible for British Columbia and the Yukon, where she supported communities during large-scale emergencies like the Asian tsunami and the recent forest fires in British Columbia and Alberta. She’ll be working with Innoweave to offer informative webinars and grow our mentorship group.

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

The Innoweave self-assessment tool is designed to help you determine your organization's readiness and whether your initiative or program model is well suited for Leading Through Crisis.

Self-
assessment

This self-assessment is in development and will be available in the near future.

Info Sessions & Webinars

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.

Introductory Session

The first 25 minutes is information followed by Qs & As.
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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. Download the slides Read the notes
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Adapting and Rebuilding

Three of our mentors provide perspectives on emerging human resources and financing challenges in emergency response. Download the slides Read the notes
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Upcoming Events

  • Webinar: Organizational Renovation on the Road to Recovery, Online August 18, 2020 As organizations shift into the recovery phase, there is an opportunity, and a need, to undertake organizational renovations. Perhaps a program no longer fits,...
    Provided in English

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Coaches

This stream offers online mentoring to connect leaders with executives who have experience in disasters and other relevant fields. These mentors are drawn from existing networks and retired leaders.

A vital role of leadership is to see the bigger picture and have an understanding of what may come next. This needs mental space and time, both of which are in short supply at times like this.

This stream provides confidential mentors to listen carefully, share relevant experience and support leadership in their decision-making.

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

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Apply for support

Emergencies are too much, too fast, overwhelming people, organizations and communities.

Mentorship is available to leaders, executives and board members of Canadian civil society organizations (charities, non-profits, social enterprises etc.)

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FAQ

These are our most frequently asked questions.

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How can I engage with this coaching stream?

Take a look at the different resources offered on this page, and review our introductory webinar. If this topic is of interest and you’d like to access a mentor, please see the ‘Apply for Support’ section above.

Does it cost money to participate?

No, this stream and the mentorship opportunities are offered free of charge.

Do you support organizations outside Canada?

We do not support organizations outside Canada or whose primary activity takes place outside of Canada.