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Whistler Business Academy: Empowering Success Through Education

Unlock the full potential of your business with the Whistler Business Academy—a dynamic hub of training workshops, online skill development courses, and engaging in-person events tailored to propel your venture to new heights. Designed for Chamber Members, this is where you’ll find support to nurture talent and build the foundation of successful business operations.

Spanning essential areas such as management, operations, customer service, marketing, and beyond. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or a budding startup, our comprehensive programs cater to all skill levels and business needs, fostering an environment of continuous learning and innovation.

In-person Training & Workshops

FoodSafe Level 1

Did you know that we hold bi-monthly, in-person Foodsafe Level 1 training throughout the year?

This one-day course gets food handlers up to speed on hygiene and food safety and covers:

✅ basic microbiology
✅ food contamination
✅ potentially hazardous foods
✅ dish-washing
✅ receiving and storing techniques

Thank you to our training partner Connect Hospitality

Emergency First Aid

Held bi-monthly, this one-day course combines first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED) content, along with other important emergency skills including:

✅ Preventing & preparing to respond to emergencies
✅ Airway and breathing emergencies
✅ Respiratory and cardiac arrest
✅ Wound care
✅ Workplace documentation & how to complete a first aid record

Thank you to our training partner Whistler First Aid

Board Governance Training

This three-part live webinar training is held annualy, and comprises 90-minute sessions on consecutive weeks.  These sessions cover the fundamentals of good governance practices including

✅ The Rules
✅ The Strategy
✅ The Players

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the boardroom, these sessions are your golden ticket to mastering the art of effective governance.

Thank you to our training partner OnBoard Training

Social Media Skills

One of the challenges of owning a business is to know how to market effectively and build your online presenece.

Great news! We have partnered with Catherine Aird Social Media to bring you four different workshops throughout the year to elevate your social media game and grow your business:

✅ Social Media Strategy
✅ Videos for Social Media
✅ Six Proven Steps for Social Media Success
✅ Facebook & Instagram Advertising

Thank you to our training partner Catherine Aird Social Media

Foreign Worker Programs Explained

Level-up your understanding of Canadian immigration and learn tangible ways to leverage international talent to fill labour and skills shortages with this interactive workshop!

Learn tangible skills including how to:

✅ Evaluate and select work permit programs
✅ Utilize the NOC system and select the correct code
✅ Understand types of job offers & employer obligations
✅ and more!

Thank you to our training partner Navio Immigration

The Chamber Collaboratory

Revitalize your creativity and well-being at the Chamber Collaboratory co-working sessions. Share ideas, combat isolation, foster mental health, build meaningful connections with fellow entrepreneurs, and escape home distractions to focus on your business growth!

When you reserve your seat the desk is yours so, feel free to drop in or stay day and enjoy:

✅ Unlimited tea & coffee
✅ Wilder cookies & lunch from Naked Sprout
✅ Facilitated group lunch discussion & networking
✅ One-on-one professional coaching sessions with The Business Creatrix & Community Futures 
✅ and more!

Thank you to our partners The Business Creatrix and Community Futures Howe Sound

Human Resources Skills

Effectively recruiting, managing and retaining your team is essential to maintaining a healthy work environment, and crucial skill for business success.

We’re excited to partner with Peninsula HR Canada to bring you three different sessions to help you with the heavy work of HR and workplace safety compliance.  

✅ Mastering Tough Talks: HR Strategies
✅ Health & Safety Management Made Easy*
✅ Understanding Discrimination: How to Manage a Diverse Workforce & Improve Productivity*

*Some topics subject to change

Thank you to our training partner Peninsula HR Canada 

Partner With Us: The Whistler Business Academy

Unlock the full potential of your business with the Whistler Business Academy—a dynamic hub offering training workshops, online webinars, and engaging in-person events tailored to propel your venture to new heights.

By aligning with the Whistler Business Academy, you’ll join an esteemed network committed to fostering a thriving economy and community success. As a valued partner, your organization will enjoy unparalleled visibility and recognition within Whistler’s vibrant business ecosystem.

Through strategic collaborations, we offer unique opportunities to showcase your brand’s commitment to education, talent development, and corporate social responsibility.

Sponsorship opportunities Include:

  • Presenting Partner
  • Workshop Series Partners  

Do you have a training or workshop idea? 

If you have a new idea or offering you think would be a good fit for the Whistler Business Academy please let us know! We are always looking for new and exciting ways to support talent development and successful business operations for our community.

Connect with our team

For further information about any of the opportunities you’ve seen, or if you have a new partnership idea please connect with Jacquie McLean, Marketing & Communications Manager; jacquie@whistlerchamber.com or 604.932.5922, ext 961