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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

WEBINARS, WORKSHOPS & INFO SESSIONS

Take advantage of learning resources and tools to amplify your marketing efforts, enrich your visitor experiences and generate tangible business results.


OCTOBER 4, 2022 – GET RECOGNIZED FOR YOUR SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY – FREE WEBINAR

Kootenay Rockies Tourism has achieved the Responsible Tourism Institute’s Biosphere certification for the region and we invite tourism businesses and communities to collaborate with us on the sustainability journey. At the previous free webinar, held on June 23, 2022, participants learnt more about Biosphere Sustainability – a revolutionary system that tells us the real sustainability level of your company and connects with your customers.

It is a user-friendly digital platform that helps you develop and execute your sustainability plan directly from the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, it recognizes your commitment and demonstration of implementation through Biosphere, the seal that links you to the United Nations 2030 Agenda and its 169 goals.


FREE BUSINESS EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES


AUG 23 – SURVEYS AND FOCUS GROUPS

AUG 25 – GOING DIGITAL SERIES: PAYMENT SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

SEPT 7 – SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SMALL BUSINESS

SEPT 13 – CREATING A WEBSITE FOR YOUR BUSINESS

SEPT 27 – MARKETING STRATEGY FOR SMALL BUSINESS

Destination BC has partnered with Small Business BC to offer free access for tourism business stakeholders across the province to online education supporting COVID-19 recovery.


SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER 2022 – 10 week online program

KOOTENAY INVESTMENT CHALLENGE – POWER THE INNOVATION THE WORLD NEEDS.

What is the Challenge?

A program that brings two intersecting cohort streams together: one geared towards investors looking to make early-stage investments into local tech companies and one designed for local startups looking to fundraise.

What do you get?

The investor cohort will award $50,000 – $100,000 in investment funds to one Kootenay-based startup.


ECOBASE CARBON SOFTWARE & CARBON TRAINING WORKSHOP

One of the main actions in the Kootenay Rockies Tourism Sustainability Action Plan is to help businesses calculate their carbon emissions and offer tools in offsetting and reducing those emissions.  Therefore, we are offering GreenStep’s carbon training program. This program provides participants with the key steps to measuring the carbon footprint of your business and then uncovering the opportunities to both reduce emissions and save money.

KOOTENAY ROCKIES TOURISM IS OFFERING THE ECOBASE CARBON SOFTWARE ANNUAL LICENSE, FREE OF CHARGE (valued at $99 plus tax) FOR THE FIRST 30 TOURISM STAKEHOLDERS WHO REACH OUT TO US.
In order to be eligible for this software, you must review the recording of the Greenstep introduction workshop ‘The Carbon Challenge’.

Learn more about how you can register for the EcoBase Carbon Software and gain access to the workshop recording by emailing Sylvia or Rhiannon

Carbon Workshop #2: Measure, Manage, Report
(Took place April 21, 2021)

This second workshop comprised of the following:

  • An in-depth demonstration of the EcoBase Software
  • Activity data for common Scope 3 emission sources
  • Reporting, analyzing and reducing your carbon footprint
  • Communicating your results
    In order to participate in the Carbon Workshop Part 2,
    you must review the recording of the Greenstep introduction
    workshop ‘The Carbon Challenge’.

go2HR – BC’s TOURISM & HOSPITALITY RESOURCE

go2HR empowers and equips employers with complete human resources and health & safety management programs such as:

Occupational Health & Safety Fundamentals
Refresh your knowledge of OH&S this summer. This program is free, flexible, interactive and fully-online and is designed for employers, supervisors and managers in Tourism, Hospitality and Food Services.
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Safer Spaces Course
Creating Sexual Harassment Free Workplaces.
This free online course has been extremely well-received by industry as it addresses one of today’s concerning topics and supports employers and supervisors in creating workplaces that are free from sexual harassment.
START THE COURSE HERE

B Safe is a new 90-minute online course oriented toward staff in BC’s tourism and hospitality industry. The training aims to provide staff with a strong foundation in COVID-19 health and safety protocols, and to assist them in understanding ever-evolving best practices.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2022

COR INTERNAL AUDITOR TRAINING


Certificate of Recognition Internal Auditor Training

Become a health & safety champion at your workplace and get a Certificate of Recognition (COR). These interactive sessions will help you learn what it takes to be a COR Employer.
LEARN MORE & REGISTER


TOURISM WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

A strong and resilient workforce is at the heart of a sustainable and competitive tourism destination. Kootenay Rockies Tourism offers a variety of resources to support employers including research & insights and labour attraction, training and retention information and tools.