OCIC Principles of Financial Management Workshop with Eric Plato Jan 25-26 in Toronto

December 13, 2010 | By: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Mark Blumberg
Topics: News, Canadian Charity Law, Global Giving

Here is an interesting workshop taught by Eric Plato on Financial Management.

Do you have problems developing budgets for proposals? Do you find financial reports and financial statements confusing? Are you responsible for managing the finances for a project but not sure what you are supposed to do? Are you unsure what risk management really means?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, this workshop is for you!

Through case studies and small group work participants in this two-day session will gain a better understanding of financial management and financial control. Particular areas of learning will include:

• Approaches to budgeting
• Budgeting for overhead costs
• Financial reports
• Financial monitoring
• Issues related to foreign currency
• Cash flow management
• Risk management
• Social accounting

This workshop will be facilitated by Eric Plato. A Certified Management Accountant with over 18 years experience in the non-for-profit sector, Eric enjoys training non-financial people in areas of financial management. For the past five years he has been working with social accounting researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE/University of Toronto), and is a pioneer in applying social accounting concepts in the field. Eric served as Board Director and Treasurer of OCIC for six years and is Director of Finance and Administration at Frontier College.

This workshop will be held at Plan International Canada (95 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Registration fees:
OCIC Member Organization / Associate Member - $175
Non-Member - $250

Travel subsidies:
Partial travel subsidies of up to $50 are available upon request to OCIC member organizations that must travel from a distance to attend. Subsidies will help to support economy class travel by bus or rail (or the equivalent in mileage) for one delegate of each member organization in good standing, and will be paid upon submission of original receipts. Members are required to apply for this subsidy in advance of the workshop.  Click here to download the application form.  http://www.industrymailout.com/Industry/Redirect.aspx?u=340250&q=267427533&lm=25633072&r=247050&qz=aaa5acfa0855003338ff7028d6cb8cef

To register:
Complete and return the attached form with your cheque payable to OCIC to        
Ontario Council for International Cooperation
344 Bloor Street West, Suite 209
Toronto ON M5S 3A7

Note: Registration will be limited to 25 participants. Registration fees cover the costs of all materials, fair trade breaks and nutritious lunch. Refunds will not be provided to organizations or individuals that contact OCIC less that two business days prior to any training to cancel.
For more information: Contact Lisa at / 416.972.6303
>> Click here for registration form


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