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Fuel Good 2019 Session Sneak Peek

You know all about what Fuel Good 2019 has to offer when it comes to the awesome networking opportunities and the new industry specific breakout sessions, but we get it, you need more details! Developing a perfect conference schedule takes time and hard work, and we’re almost ready to release sessions for registration. While you wait, here’s a sneak peek into what’s in store for Fuel Good 2019 – keep reading to learn more about the sessions and speakers you can look forward to.


Before the main conference even begins, we’ve put together three different training sessions you can choose from. These deep-dive classes are held every year and they’re so popular we’ve actually extended them to be full-day courses from the half-days they were last year. Expand your skills and understanding of either Sparkrock Workforce, Finance, or Jet Reports by attending these expert-led sessions.


We’ve built two separate tracks this year to make sure we are only talking about information that is relevant to your sector and your organization. In addition to the below highlighted sessions, you can also look forward to learning about the latest updates in the Sparkrock solution, and best practices and tips on topics like QA and testing, procurement, and employee expenses. We’re also making sure that each breakout track is loaded up with the best presenters who are truly experts in their fields.

Nonprofit/Human Services Track

The New Provincial Government: Is Your Nonprofit Ready? Attend this session to learn more about the recent developments that are going to be made to Ontario law. Led by Antonio Franco Urdaneta, a Workplace Law Coach & Investigator and Employment & Human Rights Lawyer, you’ll leave this session with the information you need to adapt to this new provincial government. Hear about employment and human rights pitfalls, as well as:
  • Public Holiday Pay Math between January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019
  • The 3-hour Rule for Dummies; new minimum standards scheduling provisions
  • What you need to know about employees’ benefits after 65.
Diversify Your Organization’s Funding with a Social Enterprise Not sure what a social enterprise is, how it works, or if it’s right for your organization? We’re here to answer your questions! A social enterprise can help you enhance your programs and services, and make you less vulnerable to the ups and downs of government funding. Don't miss hearing The Learning Enrichment Foundation's Executive Director, Peter Frampton, share how his Nonprofit organization started a Social Enterprise and got off the funding roller coaster.  

K12 School Board Track

Halton District School Board’s Digital Transformation Journey Join Debra McFadden, the Executive Officer of Human Resources at Halton District School Board, as she takes you through her school board's digital transformation journey. From their reasons for updating their systems, to best practices for undergoing an organizational change, find out how the board:
  • Uses workflows to increase efficiency in processing times
  • Modernized their business processes to create efficiencies within the new system
  • Decreased their reliance on manual recordkeeping
  • Modernized user interfaces to create more employee self-service options
  • Leveraged technology to create savings and further optimize scarce resources
The Power of K12 Reporting Back by popular demand! Want your school board to be proactive rather than reactive? See a live demonstration of the Sparkrock K12 reporting pack and Power BI dashboards. We’re taking an even closer look at the reporting functionality to slice and dice your data and produce every type of report you could need.
  • Does your board use objects as G/L accounts? How do your G/L accounts differ from Objects?
  • How do you handle departments and school groups?
  • How do you handle Project Funding reporting?


This VIP track is for senior leaders in both nonprofits and K12 school boards with expert session presenters who will help your organization grow. In addition to the two sessions highlighted below, you can expect to learn about change management strategies, women in technology and leadership, and data security for your organization. Data, Disruption, and You Change is coming – and quicker than you think! Learn how to assess your data, in-house skill sets, and available resources to make your data work for you. Led by Betty Ferreira, who is a former Executive Director of several nonprofit organizations and the founder and principal consultant of ReStructure Consulting, a niche consulting firm focusing on building the resilience of nonprofits so that they are better equipped to fulfill their mission.   Tips and Tricks to Running an Executive Steering Committee From Sparkrock’s own Executive Leadership Team, Nicola Dickinson, VP of Customer Success & Founding Partner, and Dean Carrotte, Director of Professional Services, discuss what it takes to run an effective executive steering committee and why it’s beneficial to your project. Learn top tips and tricks to being an executive sponsor and best practices around running your own committee. Using examples from real client experiences, learn how to govern a project from an executive level.   Ready to register for Fuel Good? Click the button below and get your ticket today! Learn More & Register P.S. -  Register by September 30th, 2018 to take advantage of our early bird pricing and save up to 18%

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