Leap

Have you ever wondered what the Leap program is all about? Are you looking for information on the recruitment and retention of employees?

In response to numerous requests, we are pleased to announce that we have scheduled the Leap Recruitment and Retention session in both Prince Albert and Moose Jaw. While this session is part of the full Leap program, and not normally available as a ‘stand-alone’ session, this is your opportunity to learn more about Leap, recruitment, and retention.

For program details and dates, please refer to the 'Dates/Registration' tab.

COMPASS eligible organizations are able to send employees to this session at no cost.

Limited seating available – two (2) employees per organization. If more space opens, organizations will be contacted and may be able to send additional staff. Registration is now open.

Not a COMPASS eligible organization? You can still register up to two employees at a discounted SARC Member rate.

 

Leap - Management Skills Development

  • Professional development

Further your career development and become well-trained to lead a sustainable and successful organization. 

  • Network with peers

Learn in a small group environment with other up-and-coming leaders in the nonprofit sector.

  • Enhance management skills

Leap is a management skills development program that provides practical information, principles, best practices and tips in a variety of management areas.

Leap to Organizational Success!

Through a wide range of topics, Leap builds well-rounded nonprofit Managers with a diverse set of management skills and abilities. Leap consists of nine modules (sessions), click on the "Leap Sessions" Tab for more details on each module.

 


As a requirement of CLSD COMPASS funding, SARC must report on training satisfaction rates. As a result, we ask that all Learners complete individual program evaluations immediately upon finishing any training, as well as within 3-4 months of completion. Your feedback will also be used to ensure that SARC continues to provide the best training possible.

What are the benefits of Leap?

For learners:

  • Presents practical information, principles, best practices, and tips in a variety of management areas, and provides the tools to implement these principles into their leadership and daily management style.
  • Gives the opportunity to increase their leadership and management skills in a variety of areas (i.e. communication, branding and promotions, human resources, etc.).
  • Provides valuable resource material and handbooks to take with them and reference throughout their career.
  • Networking opportunities – Networking that comes from working and learning with the same group of learners at each Leap session. Who better to learn from than those going through the same experiences?  Past graduates have stated their appreciation for peer-based learning, saying that it was advantageous to be in a group for networking purposes, to listen and ask questions of others in the group, and to hear ideas on how to handle situations in the workplace that others have been through.
  • Encourages continuous learning and further career development.
  • Opens doors for career advancement within the organization.

For the organization:

  • Results in a well-trained Manager, leading to a successful organization and increasing organizational capacity and sustainability.
  • Provides an immediate return on investment as Managers implement the skills and principles learned in all sessions.
  • Increases the likelihood of achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence within the organization and the supports provided to clients.
  • Promotes further organizational awareness and knowledge of current management principles and best practices.
  • Can be considered an integral part of an organization’s internal succession and leadership development plan.
  • Translates to a healthy organization and successful client and service outcomes.

Learners also receive: 

  • Certificate of Completion – Upon completion of all Leap sessions, in their entirety, Leap Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion and be recognized for their commitment to leadership.
  • SARC training discount – All Leap Graduates will receive 10% off future in-person training events attended through SARC (some restrictions apply).

Leap Sessions

All Leap sessions are instructed by knowledgeable Facilitators and will include valuable resource material, interactive discussions, and learning exercises aimed at increasing competencies in essential skills of nonprofit management.

There are nine modules (sessions) in Leap:

Please note that to become a Leap Graduate you must attend all sessions in their entirety. 

Leap Facilitators

If you are interested in learning more about our Leap Facilitators, click here

Pricing for the 2019-2020 Leap year is as follows:

Full Leap program:

  • SARC Member Agency $2,700

  • Other Organization $2,940 + GST

Individual sessions:

 

  • SARC Member Agency $325
  • Other Organization $355 + GST

Costs also include the Learner Handbook provided at each session, as well as lunch and refreshments.

COMPASS eligible organizations: You may send one person from your organization under COMPASS per year - Full Leap program only. 

 

Please see the COMPASS Training Package Terms and Conditions Agreement. By using your COMPASS Promo/Coupon code, you agree to these terms.

 

 

Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant

Leap is eligible for the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant (CSJG).

For more information, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leap Recruitment & Retention session:

  • March 24, 2020 in Moose Jaw
    • Moose Jaw Diversified Services - 11 Woodlilly Drive, Moose Jaw
    • This session will run from 9:30 - 3:30.

COMPASS eligible organizations are able to attend this session at no cost (limited to two employees per organization).

Limited seating available – two (2) employees per organization. If more space opens, organizations will be contacted and may be able to send additional staff. Registration is now open.

Not a COMPASS eligible organization? You can still register up to two employees at a discounted SARC Member rate.

 

Regina (all sessions full)

  • Branding, Promotions, and Engagement - February 13, 2020
  • Financial Responsibilities - March 5, 2020
  • Legislation Impacting the Employment Relationship - April 2, 2020
  • Fostering an Effective Team - May 7, 2020

Saskatoon (all sessions full)

  • Branding, Promotions, and Engagement - February 11, 2020
  • Financial Responsibilities - March 3, 2020
  • Legislation Impacting the Employment Relationship - March 31, 2020
  • Fostering an Effective Team - May 5, 2020

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  • "I definitely found the Leap program a valuable opportunity for professional development. I created a binder for future use that I plan to use and review in the future as I progress in the future of building my career!"

    Ryan Cupid, 2019 Leap Graduate
  • “There was value in all the sessions and definitely can take information from all of it back to my position.”

    2018 Leap Graduate
  • "Having worked at [organization] for almost 15 years, you often think to yourself 'I know my job and I do it well, what more is there?' I am happy to tell you there is much more to learn and Leap is the perfect place to learn it."

    Ronda Johnson, 2019 Leap Graduate