Topic:“Rebuilding our lives after COVID-19 and its massive economic and societal impact”
In short building the economics of happiness in concrete, real terms, and where do cooperatives (such as ours) fit on the journey. Join us in conversation May 13, 2020 at 1:00pm.
About: Mark Anielski is President and Chief Well-being Officer of Anielski Management Inc. an economic-consultancy specializing in the economics of happiness and well-being. He is also the Chief Well-being Economist with the Indigenomics Institute founded by Carol Anne Hilton. We are working on helping to create functional economies of well-being for First Nations across Canada and the world. I have been advising communities and countries since 2000 on integrating well-being analytics into conventional economic cost-benefit analysis, strategic planning, budgeting, and impact investment decision making.
Mark has authored two books: of An Economy of Well-being: Common Sense Tools for Building Genuine Wealth and Happiness (2018) and the award-winning book The Economics of Happiness (2007). I believe that most people aspire to live a life that brings them joy; a life full of well-being. Mark has developed an economic development agenda and practical tools to create a frame for life and work that starts with human experience and perception well-being and makes flourishing well-being at the heart of every decision and every culture. What are the expected well-being impacts of every decision we/you make today?
WBC Cafe at 1:00pm. with Beth Sanders on Building Healthy & Authentic Communities. About Beth Sanders: The purpose of her work is to shepherd community, organizational conversations and decision making into a new era where the following are front and centre: pragmatic purpose, community health, fiscal and economic responsibility, environmental responsibility, cultural responsibility and public conversation. She is also the author of Nest City, and runs a consulting endeavour known as Populus Community Planning Inc.
Note: to participate in this WBC Café please get in touch and I will be happy to provide you with the details, thanks. 🙂
Edmonton, Friday, September 13 – Sunday, September 15
While the promise of love and joy belongs to you, much can bar the way to your promised land. All of the obstacles, challenges and adversity that we face in life, are rooted in the loveless, unconscious beliefs that we hold to be true about ourselves. If you would enter your promised land … you must unearth your loveless beliefs and bring them to the light of awareness where they can be forgiven and let go.
This workshop extends a powerful opportunity to forgive the error and remember … that love is who you are. If you would invite this remembrance for yourself, this workshop, is for you.
Michael relies upon Spirit to work through him for the welfare of those he serves. His workshops support participants to face their fears, overcome their adversity and embrace the happiness they are truly meant for. His delightful sense of humor brings levity and flow to the process, all of which combine to extend a profound opportunity for participants to effect healing in their lives. In a great many cases his workshops are reported to be, life changing.
When one person chooses to step through their fears to the promise of their heart, they truly light the way for us all. One person does make a difference. I invite you to become that person. Your presence, your choice and your contribution are vital to the lives of others and the promise of who we are. This workshop is about fulfilling that promise together.
TALK SERIES | “Promotions & Networking for Small & Medium Size Enterprises” with Glen Ronald
Friday May 24, 2019 | 10:00am to 12:00 noon @ The Business Link, Suite #500, 10150-100 St.
Suggested donation: $10.00 (thanks!).
About: A visual artist and sharp business entrepreneur, Glen Ronald operates Spark: The Branding Shop, a business branding & promotional product company he pioneered 20 years ago. We are thrilled to have him sharing his expertise around brand awareness, promoting particular products|services + techniques he has successfully developed over the years. ||| PS. Parking downtown can be challenging; if you can manage park & ride, we recommend it.
I am happy to report that Darryl and I gave a good presentation to the people at the BetaCity YEG meetup last night at Startup Edmonton. We told our Wayfinders story to an audience of mainly information technology people who are interested in civil applications. We gave a tour of our websites up on the big screen and made a bit of a pitch for members. We were not there to recruit members, however, so much as to attract IT people who can help us further develop our websites. And we were able to get three people interested in talking with us afterward. We will meet with them again and see what we can work out.
In case you’re interested, BetaCity YEG is a Meetup that runs the last Wednesday evening of each regular-season month (not summers or December). You can follow them on Meetup. It is a group of citizens who are interested in developing technology applications that serve a public purpose, usually at the municipal level. Of course Wayfinders fits into this as we’re promoting local economic development.
||| About: Evelinne is the president of Caliber Insurance Brokers Ltd., a local firm that offers a range of insurance products in both English & Spanish. A woman of strong ethics and entrepreneurial spirit, Evelinne has succeeded in launching her own enterprise after graduating from the Anderson Career Training Institute. This provincially funded program provides aspiring entrepreneurs with the essential tools required to start their own business. We’re delighted to have her expertise available to us.
We’ll quickly tell you about Wayfinders Business Co-operative and its benefits for the self-employed, entrepreneurs and freelancers — and we’ll ask you how we can serve you. We are an early stage small business community that will operate like an ecosystem. Owned and operated by its members, Wayfinders is building a web platform of software services using excellent open-source software, as well as a live local club. We are aiming to be a one-stop-shop turn-key-system for small businesses to help you plug into the emerging gig economy. Gig economy? Statistics show that more people are going to be working independently from contract to contract, or gigs. They will work without the benefits of a home bureaucracy. Wayfinders is going to fill that role. But, instead of you working for a bureaucracy, our bureaucracy will work for you. We’ll help you with digital transformation too. As individuals we can spend a lot of time doing administrative chores and chasing after customers. Together, however, we can help each other get things done more economically and have more buying power. As a community we can take advantage of larger economies of scale.
Ricky’s All Day Grill
6 PM to 8 PM Monday, January 21
10140 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB
If you want to spend more time focusing on generating value and billable hours, we may have a solution for you. Let’s talk!
LITZY BAEZA Ethno-Cultural Diversity & Inclusion: What is it?
Friday January 18, 2019
Location: Orange Room at The Business Link, Suite #500, 10150 – 100 St.
Time: 10:00am to 12:00 noon
Admission: a $10.00 donation is welcomed. | RSVP by January 17, to: email@example.com or 780.474.6058. |
About: Litzy Baeza has over 15 years of experience in international education and development. She has worked at various post-secondary institutions in Canada and has lived/ and worked overseas for a number of years in different capacities. She has extensive experience in the field of intercultural diversity/inclusion and has done consulting for various organizations and institutions helping them increase their practices in intercultural competency. We are delighted to have her illuminate our own journey of diversity and inclusion.