The Manitoba Federation of
Non-Profit Organizations Inc. presents:

Collective Impact Colloquium

February 28th - March 2, 2012   Canad Inns Fort Garry   Winnipeg, Manitoba

What will happen to Manitoba’s human services non-profit sector workforce in the future? As non-profit leaders, we wonder about this through the lens of our own workplaces; however, demographic shifts and labour market changes in Manitoba will impact us all across our sector.

Our first “Collective Impact Colloquium” will be a gathering that brings together human services non-profit opinion leaders to create a deeper and shared understanding of the key drivers impacting the communities and clients we work with as well as our own organizations and workforce. As a large “industrial” sector and as organizations we face human resource challenge in recruitment, retention, staffing, compensation, benefits, policy and skills development. This learning event will assist us to explore how our workforce and our workplace practices need to change to best serve our communities given future challenges and opportunities.

Can we build on our strengths, use the innovation, creativity and the knowledge we have to plan our own future? The Manitoba Federation of Non-Profit Organizations (MFNPO), as one of Manitoba’s seventeen human resource sector councils, invites you to gather with us to map out a desirable future for our workforce. The human services non-profit sector contributes to our province being a civil and sustainable place to live for all Manitobans.


Come to the 2012 MFNPO Colloquium and learn, plan, and discuss the future of the non-profit sector. Watch Keynote speaker Wilf Falk, Chief Statistician of Manitoba, and learn about the changes unfolding in Manitoba.


Tuesday February 28th - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Wednesday February 29th

  • 8:30am - Continental Breakfast
  • 9am-12pm - Thinking from the Outside In: Dialogue and group work examining what is changing for our communities and our clients and the impact this is having on our organizations. A Facilitated Dialogue Process where the voices of the ColloquiumParticipants will be heard and Documented by Writers
  • 12pm-1pm - Lunch, Manitoba Federation of Non-Profit Organizations new collaborative Networking Tool Presentation
  • 1pm-4:30pm - Presentation on the MFNPO’s workforce and other labour market research.
    Dr. Sid Frankel (MFNPO Labour Market Information Working Group) and Wilf Falk.
    Dialogue on Workforce Research:
    What do we know and what don’t we know?
    What are the implications for the future workforce, especially given the key drivers of the future?

Thursday March 1st

  • 8:30am - Continental Breakfast
  • Group Discussion about the previous day’s themes and stories arising from dialogues and conversations.
    Group facilitation to identify the nonprofit sector’s strengths and opportunities, in areas including HR recruitment, retention, staffing, compensation, benefits, policy and employee skills development. What are we doing in our workplaces that works?
  • 12pm-1pm - Lunch, Looking Forward (Speaker TBA)
  • 1pm-4:30pm - Group facilitation process focused on aspirations and desired results for non-profit sector workforce development in the future. (telling our future stories)
    What are our highest aspirations for a non-profit sector workforce that can best serve our communities and clients and how do we get there?
    Creation of Possibility statements – next steps.

Friday March 2nd - 8:30am - 12:30pm


How to Register:

The Registration Fee of $150 will cover all sessions, event materials and indicated meals and refreshments.
Space is limited, please register early.


For more information or to register,
please contact the MFNPO office at
Phone: (204) 272-688 or 1-800-958-9640