OAN Skills Development ProgramThe Ontario AIDS Network (OAN) offers the Skills Development Program which is an important resource for professional development in the HIV/AIDS sector. Workshops are designed to include up to two participants per agency, with all travel, hotel (if applicable), meal and child minding costs to attend these workshops covered by the OAN. All travel arrangements should be made with our travel agent, Amanda Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org
The Skills Development Program is designed for OAN member agencies and affiliates (where applicable). The purpose of the program is to build capacity for the day-to-day running of AIDS Service Organizations and to support staff to better serve people infected, affected and at risk of HIV infection. By doing so, we can produce more productive, self-sufficient, professional, cohesive AIDS Service Organizations and Member Groups throughout Ontario.
This symposium, which is open to all OAN Member/Affiliate Directors, Executive Directors and HIV Resources Ontario Members, will take place from October 30th – November 1, 2019. This year, the Leadership Symposium will take place in Toronto.
In order to craft the most useful and relevant agenda for participants, we will be inviting feedback from our Membership and will let you know when registration opens.
Middle Managers Workshop
This symposium, which is open to up to two (2) participants per Regular or Affiliate Member of the Ontario AIDS Network who:
– have management responsibilities within their organization;
– may or may not have direct reports;
– is not in the role of Executive Director;
– is not a PPN director;
– is not a member of HIV Resources Ontario.
The Middle Manager’s Workshop will take place on December 2 & 3, 2019. Again this year, the Middle Manager’s Workshop will take place in Kingston.
Support Workers Workshop
The Support Workers Workshop is open to two frontline workers from each Regular or Affiliate Member of the Ontario AIDS Network and HIV Resources Ontario Member Agency. The Support will take place in Toronto over two days from January 23 – 24, 2020 and will be in partnership with Casey House.
ED/Board Chair Forum
The ED/Board Chair Forum is open to one Executive Director or one Director and one Board Chair from each Regular or Affiliate Member of the Ontario AIDS Network and HIV Resources Ontario Member Agency. The ED/Board Chair Forum will take place in Toronto over three days from February 29 – March 2nd, 2020.
OAN Skills+The OAN is proud to pilot a new online initiative of monthly topical workshops called OAN Skills+.
OAN Skills+ aims to fill the large gaps between in-person gatherings with one-hour online webinars hosted by the OAN and featuring a facilitator from within our network and a special guest presenter.
OAN Skills+ webinars will take place from 11am – 12 pm, the third Wednesday of the month.
Upcoming Skills+ sessions are listed below:
HIV Self-Testing Kits with bioLytical
|Phillip Banks, GMSH||
Rick Galli, Chief Technology Officer
|07/17/19||Microaggressions & HIV
Watch Recording of Webinar
|Maureen Owino, CAAT||Ammaar Kidwai, MA,
PhD Candidate, Clinical Psychology