School’s back: apply now for PPI

The graduating class of United Way’s 2017 Public Policy Institute.

Are you a change maker who works in the non-profit sector and wants to advance social change? Registration is now open for the 2018 United Way Public Policy Institute, a professional development program designed to help non-profit leaders and their organizations increase their understanding of the public policy process in BC and their capacity to influence it. Enrollment is open to organizations involved in social or health related services from across the province. Applicants must be from the non-profit sector, have several years of experience in their field, and be actively involved in the area they would like to see policy change. The program runs between January and June, 2018 in monthly two-day sessions. Topics explored include evidence, policy options, engagement as well as implementation & evaluation. The calibre of the Public Policy Institute is beyond compare. Our very dedicated faculty are returning in 2018:  Mike Harcourt, former premier of British Columbia; Brenda Eaton; Elizabeth Cull; Ida Goodreau; and Liz Whynot. They bring a wealth of real-life public policy experience to the program, complemented by an impressive and diverse array of panelists and guest speakers. The United Way Public Policy Institute is modeled on similar successful training programs offered by the Maytree Foundation in Ontario and the Max Bell Foundation in Alberta. For more information or to obtain an application form for the 2018 United Way Public Policy Institute, please contact Mr. Yves Trudel at United Way of the Lower Mainland at  ppi@uwlm.ca. The deadline to submit an application is October 13, 2017.