has launched its 2022 training plan. This will directly support 150 to 200 social sector professionals to attend a range of trainings during another challenging Covid-19 pandemic year.
In 2022, IAC will offer training that falls within 3 focus areas:
- Organizational and leadership development to develop programmes, services and leaders of nonprofits and social impact initiatives.
- Human Services practitioner development to develop Compassionate Care competencies of human and helping service providers
- Systems change leadership to strengthen leadership capacity to drive advocacy, collaboration and systemic change.
Training will continue to be virtual for the first half of 2022 and will include certifications with affiliate institutions, workshops series with local experts and webinars featuring guest speakers and panellists.
IAC Executive Director Dr Nicola Paugh stated “we are continually looking at industry trends so that we can offer relevant training opportunities to Bermuda’s social sector. Adaptation and growth are the hallmarks of successful social impact organizations. Now more than ever, the social sector needs to be innovative, flexible and resilient. Our training opportunities will support professionals in adapting and evolving in alignment with best practices and global trends. As 47% of IAC’s members do not have any professional development budgets, we are fundraising to ensure that all IAC members can receive an 80% subsidy for all training events. This has been a priority to ensure the inclusivity and accessibility of our services.”
IAC offers membership to individuals for $35 per year, to small organisations for $100 per year and to large organisations (over 25 staff) for $200 per year. In addition to training subsidies, IAC’s members also have access to free networking, community building and knowledge sharing events. IAC has over 200 members. 50% of members are nonprofit professionals, 30% are public sector professionals, 17% are from the private sector helping services and 3% are from the philanthropic and donor community.