Managers! Mobilizers! Friends and Colleagues!
Lucky us. The Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia Cooperative is running a “travelling road show” version of our Market Manager-Leader-Staff professional development series in 2017.
What that means is that we can move our program around the province, offering a monthly networking and professional development day in various market locations or towns. We will meet 6 times in 2017. We will do a training/workshop in the mornings, and work on some projects together in the afternoons. We will cluster the work groups in small, medium, and large-sized market groups, so you are working with colleagues from similarly-sized markets.
The benefit is that more of you should be able to participate because, at least once, we’ll be meeting in a location very close to home. (In fact, we are hoping several of you will host a day at your market!) We hope this helps you say YES to being part of the program this year.
Here is our tentative schedule, 6 sessions in total:
- Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market – May 30
- Antigonish – June 27
- Hubbards Farmers’ Market – Oct 31
- Wolfville Farmers’ Market – Nov 28
- Truro Farmers’ Market – Jan 2018
- My office, Berwick, Kings County – Feb 2018
Of course, this is free to attend if your market is a member of the FMNS Cooperative, there is just a $30 supply fee required from each participant.
Based on the immense success of the 2016 Manager PD and Networking Program, we want a way for more of us to get together from various regions across the province in 2017. Please help us make this work! Building a network of colleagues is a TREMENDOUS way to build our overall movement and professionalism in Nova Scotia. Learning, thinking and problem-solving together is also a tremendous way to build our own individual capacities in our jobs.
I look forward to hearing back from you as soon as possible, and working with this group of favourite people again this coming year.
Michelle Wolf, BA, MES
Director of Training, Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia Cooperative
Certified Coach and Founder of Whole Green Heart Inc.
Web: www.wholegreenheart.com and www.farmersmarketsnovascotia.ca
Postal: RR5, Berwick, NS, B0P 1E0