Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Professional/Personal Development

Proposal Writing • XWRK 0940

Non-profits are increasingly being required to do more with less, and competition over limited resources can be challenging. Discovering new funding sources and writing strong proposals to secure those funds are vital in creating the diversified revenue bases organizations need to grow and thrive.

TRU is hosting a two-day proposal writing course that will give you a variety of skills and resources to assist in identifying potential funders and creating compelling proposals. This course is interactive, hands-on and involves working in groups on specifically-targeted case studies.

Elements covered include:

  • Different types of proposals
  • Funding sources and prospect research
  • Request for proposals
  • Preparing to write
  • Writing style and grammar
  • Major components of a proposal
  • Executive summary
  • Problem statement
  • Mission/goals/objectives
  • Technical section
  • Project team/relevant experience
  • Project budget
  • Evaluation Plan
  • Appendices – what to include and what not to include
  • Proposal writing tips
  • Staying organized

Fee: $375

Schedule: Oct 11 & 12, Thur & Fri, 8:30 am–4:30 pm


Red Cross Babysitting

Babysitting offers basic first aid and care-giving skills for youth 11–15 years old. Participants learn how to provide care to children in a variety of age groups, and how to prevent and respond to emergencies. The course offers youth the skills to promote themselves as babysitters to prospective families.

Course content includes:

  • How to be responsible and demonstrate leadership
  • How to make good decisions and manage difficult behaviours
  • Information on children’s developmental stages, and specific strategies for each step
  • How to feed, diaper, dress, and play with children and babies
  • How to recognize and prevent unsafe situations, make safe choices and promote safe behaviours
  • First aid skills
  • The business of babysitting

Prerequisite: Minimum 11 years of age (or completion of Grade 5)

Scheule: Mar 29, 30, Fri, 6:30–8:30 pm, Sat 9 am–2 pm


Red Cross Stay Safe!

Stay Safe! offers basic first aid and safety skills for youth 9–13 years old. Participants learn how to be safe when they are without the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or trusted adult—both at home and in their communities.

Course content includes:

  • The importance of responsibility and respect while being accountable for yourself
  • The importance of setting and following safety rules when on your own
  • How to stay safe at home and within the community
  • How to prepare for, recognize and respond to unexpected situations (e.g. inclement weather, strangers and unanticipated visits)
  • Basic first aid skills.

Prerequisite: minimum nine years of age (or completion of Grade 3)

Schedule: Apr 13, Sat, 8:30 am–2:30 pm


True Colours • XSLF 0770

Manage Conflict and Create Personal Success— Course 1 (foundation).

Are you blue, green, orange or gold? Use this engaging personal assessment program to fine-tune what suits you best and what will create the most success for you at work and home. Learn ways to understand others, to avoid conflict, to communicate more easily and to know that you are being heard.

Fee: $20

Please call the Barriere or Clearwater office if you are interested in this course.

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