Client List 

Donna Lockhart, The RETHINK Group


Workshops/Conferences/Webinars

  • Municipality of Clarington: Best Practices in Volunteer Engagement and Board Development workshops (2015-2016).
  • Habitat for Humanity National Conference: Workshops 2016. 
  • Ontario Presents: Webinar Series for Arts Organizations (2014-2015).
  • Selwyn Public Library: Best Practices Volunteer Engagement (2016).
  • Activate Peterborough Project: Series of Volunteer Engagement Workshops (2015-2016).
  • The Art Gallery of Peterborough: Best Practices workshop (2015).
  • Southlake Regional Health Centre, Key Note Session: "Emotional Intelligence: Making it Work for YOU", May 2013.
  • Habitat for Humanity National Conference: Taking Stock: Evaluating Volunteer Programs and Designing Great Orientation and Training, May 2013.
  • Volunteer Engagement Workshops in Peterborough (April 11); Kingston (April 16): Oshawa (May 15).
  • United Way of Ottawa: Best Practices for Leadership and Support Staff, January 2013.
  • Brantford AVA: Dealing with Difficult Volunteers, October 2012.
  • Best Practices Successful Volunteer Engagement Fall 2012: Ottawa, Belleville, & Milton.
  • Building a Recruitment & Retention Strategy for Baby Boomers Fall 2012: Barrie & Cornwall.
  • Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Conference: Best Practices workshop and Facilitated discussion on Scope of Practice for volunteers, 2012.
  • PAVR-O Annual Conference May 2012: 3 workshops - Policies & Procedures: Engaging Youth as Volunteers and Engaging Baby Boomers.
  • Best Practices Successful Volunteer Engagement: Hamilton, London, Kingston, Richmond Hill, Ottawa and Peterborough, 2012.
  • Best Practices Successful Volunteer Engagement: Orillia, Cornwall and Ajax, 2011.
  • Kingston AVA: Building a Strong Team, 2011.
  • Durham Region AVA (DRAVA) "Dealing with Difficult Volunteers", 2011.
  • Oshawa Senior Citizens Centres - Building a Strong Team/Best Practices, 2011.
  • Peterborough Community Foundation Philanthrophy Conference - Recruitment, Retention and Recognition, 2011.
  • Rotary International Cornwall Ontario Convention, 2010.
  • Cornwall Funders Forum: Recruitment and Retention 2010.
  • Volunteer Centre of Toronto – Change Ready Workshop, November 2007.
  • ROWONTARIO – Recruitment and Retention of Volunteers, session for November 2007 Conference.
  • United Way of York Region – design of Core Competencies Workshop for community agencies. Design and delivery of two professional development workshops for volunteer consultants.
  • Ross Memorial Hospital Auxiliary – Strategic Planning session June 2007; Recruitment workshop 2006.
  • Professional Administrators of Volunteer Resources Ontario – Workshop: Fundamentals of Volunteer Management, May 2007.
  • Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) – Sustaining Volunteers in the New Arena, 2007.
    Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs: VIA Conference Youth Workshop May 2007; VIA Conference Keynote on Recruitment-Retention & Youth Workshop May 2006; VIA Conference Youth Workshop May 2005.
  • Big Brothers and Sisters of Peterborough – Board Strategic Planning session 2006, 2005 and 2004.
  • Durham Region Association of Volunteers – took Certificate Program to Whitby Area, 2005-2006.
  • Sir Sandford Fleming College – course design and instructor for Fundamentals of Volunteer Management 1996- present: “Working with Older Adults” 2005-2006; “Staff and Volunteer Recruitment and Retention” 2005.
  • Peterborough Outreach Committee – Strategic Planning Workshop, 2005.
  • Activity Professionals Association – Fundamentals Workshop 2005.
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of Canada – Youth Workshop 2005.
  • PRO, Recreation Professionals – Volunteer Management Workshop 2004.
  • Big Brothers & Sisters of Ontario – Volunteer Management Workshop, 2004.
  • Lennox, Addington Addiction Services – Strategic Planning Retreat, 2004.
  • Big Sisters of Canada – Policy Development Workshop and Strategic Planning Workshop 2003
  • Hospice Peterborough – Strategic Planning, 1996.
  • Peterborough County Board of Education – Board/Staff Evaluation, 1995.

Keynotes

  • Southlake Regional Health Centre, Key Note Session: "Emotional Intelligence: Making it Work for YOU", May 2013.
  • Haliburton Volunteer Fair, September 2012. Speaker to both volunteers seeking opportunities and to Managers of Volunteers.
  • Awards of Excellence, City of Kawartha Lakes Volunteer Management Appreciation event, April 2008. Volunteered time to do this.
  • Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) “Sustaining Voluntarism in the New Volunteer Arena” 2007.
  • Rural Forum: United Way of Kawartha Lakes – “The Rural Route to Voluntarism” 2007.
  • The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs Annual Volunteer Conference - “The Dynamic Tension between Recruitment and Retention” 2007.

Projects/Research

  • City of Peterborough: Volunteer Engagement Strategy 2016. 
  • Capitol Centre, North Bay: Volunteer Engagement Strategy 2016
  • Township of Minden Hills: Volunteer Engagement Strategy 2016. 
  • Friends of Algonquin Park: Project to design and develop a Tool Kit on Recruitment & Retention for Volunteers and Members. Kit to be used by 27 Friends Groups in Ontario Parks. 2012.
  • Oshawa Senior Citizens Centre: Diversity Study, 2011-2012.
  • Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville - Volunteer Engagement Strategy 2010.
  • Scugog Council for the Arts - Volunteer Engagement Strategy 2010.
  • United Way of York Region – research on Discussion Forums and usefulness; Survey on Client Satisfaction for Community Leadership Resources Program, 2007.
  • The Canadian Institute of Cultural Affairs: Youth as Facilitative Leaders Program – assistance with Trillium application, 2007.
  • Workforce Development Board and Ontario Literacy South Network – January – June 2007: Evaluation Project: Celebrating Literacy.
  • Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs: Online resource design; Youth Toolkit January – May 2007
  • Charity Village – Development of Online Campus Course: “Building a Great Volunteer Program.” 2005-2006.
  • Northumberland Food for Thought Project – “Assessing Capacity of Volunteers” School Nutrition Programs, 2006.
  • Peterborough Community Access Centre: Senior Staff Performance Review Project 2006; Staff Development Project 2005-2006; Board – Strategic Planning and Roles, 1997
  • Toronto Scottish Country Dance Association – Board Project – Assessment; training, manuals, 2004-2005.
  • Oshawa Senior Citizens Centre - “Destination 2010 Strategy”, 2004.
  • Fairhaven Home for the Aged – “Building a Model of Volunteer Services” 2003-2004.
  • Bancroft Retirement Residence – Feasibility Study and Business Plan, 2003.
  • Family Enrichment Centre – Volunteer Resource Manual/Staffing Model, 1998.
  • Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland Haliburton Training Board – Community Development Project, 1997.
  • COPE - fund development project, 1996-97.
  • Severn Social Service Agencies, Peterborough - Co-ordination Services: Beyond the Controversy Conference, 1996.
  • United Way of Canada – “National Organizational Manual for Volunteer Leadership Development Programs,” 1992.

Municipal Projects

  • Township of Minden Hills: Volunteer Engagement Strategy 2016. 
  • City of Peterborough: Volunteer Engagement Strategy 2106. 
  • Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, Volunteer Engagement Strategy, 2010.
  • City of Peterborough – Del Crary Park Functional Review, 2007.
  • Georgetown Business Development Association – Strategic Review, May 2007.
  • Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville – Analysis of Community Forum, May 2007.
  • Welland Canal Project – Analysis of Community Forum Results, May 2007.
  • Peterborough-Lakefield Police Services Board – Strategic Business Plan 2004, 2007, 2009.
  • Regional Municipality of Peel – Research Report: Trends and Issues in Voluntarism, 2007.
  • Oshawa Parks, Recreation and Culture Study, 2005.
  • City of Peterborough, “A Strategy for Parks, Recreation and Culture” 2004-2005.
  • City of Mississauga Garden Park Study, 1996.

Government Ministries

  • Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation: co-authored “Recreation Services for Youth”, 1984.
  • Ministry of Culture and Recreation: researched and authored “Recreation Road: A Rural Route to planning”, 1983.
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