Mission

AVCC will provide member-driven, relevant professional development that will improve business performance.

Vision

The PD Committee meets at least twice a year to plan Professional Development sessions through the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education. They also attend the openings, mid-points and closings of these sessions. 

The committee is also working on a program of workshops or lunch time info sessions on subjects of interest to businesses in the Annapolis Valley. 


Join the AVCC Professional Development committee! For more information contact: Kirk Longmire


Upcoming Workplace Education Programs

These programs are brought to you at no cost. All Workplace Education programs are funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education. They have been a valuable partner for AVCC in offering these programs. The full cost for paricipants is funded under this program. In return, we expect a commitment to attend at least 80% of sessions. You do not need to be a member of the Chamber of Commerce to participate and all employees are welcome. Please fill out the form below to register for any of these programs.

 

Online Marketing Strategies - Social Media

Online marketing is no longer thought of separately from what was commonly identified as 'traditional'. As audiences move to technology to communicate, online marketing has just added to those traditional channels as choices for an organization to participate in. This program address more than just Social Media, as it also explores not just what is available, but how to select and integrate myriad choices into manageable strategy.
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We will be offering two different time slots for this program:
Slot 1: Thursdays 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Slot 2: Thursdays 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Start Date: Both starting September 21, 2017
Location: Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce, Suite 210 Town Square Mall
Instructor: Rick McMullen
Cost: Your time and commitment
Program Length: 10 weeks

 

Project Management

Every business has goals and no matter how big or small you are, your projects and your business are more likely to succeed if you have a plan. Project management is simply an approach to planning and completing projects to help you reach your goals within a fixed budget and a given time frame. It does not need to be a complex, time-consuming and expensive endeavour, but it does require a certain level of structure. Some business owners like to think of it as the method to their madness!
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Time & Day: Mondays 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Start Date: September 25, 2017
Location: Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce, Suite 210 Town Square Mall
Instructor: Sylvie Thibeau
Cost: Your time and commitment
Program Length: 10 weeks

 

Growth & Profitability

All businesses vary in size, industry, organizational structures and management styles, but their goals are ultimately the sameGrowth and Profit! Whether your business is at the start-up stage or well established, this program has been developed to help you make the most out of every opportunity and create a strong and profitable business.
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Time & Day: Mondays 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Start Date: September 25, 2017
Location: Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce, Suite 210 Town Square Mall
Instructor: Sylvie Thibeau
Cost: Your time and commitment
Program Length: 10 weeks

 

Excel Level 1


As one of the most used professional computer software programs today, learning to use Microsoft Excel is an important skill that all businesses can benefit from. Excel is highly customizable and multi-functional, whether its bookkeeping, organizing client lists, or planning events, Excel is a key tool that has become integral to business processes and management.
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We will be offering two different time slots for this program:
Slot 1: Tuesdays 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Slot 2: Tuesdays 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Start Date: Both starting September 26, 2017
Location: Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce, Suite 210 Town Square Mall
Instructor: Mike Cleaves
Cost: Your time and commitment
Program Length: 10 weeks

 

Quickbooks

Would you like to learn to use Quickbooks more effectively in your business? Over 10 weeks, while reinforcing bookkeeping terminology, concepts, and best practices, we'll explore all areas of the desktop program.
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Time & Day: Wednesdays 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Start Date: October 4, 2017
Location: Annapolis Valley Chamber of Commerce, Suite 210 Town Square Mall
Instructor: Robin Hill
Cost: Your time and commitment
Program Length: 10 weeks

 

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