Avoiding the pitfalls: Aligning practice with vision

Avoiding the pitfalls: Aligning practice with vision

Avoiding the pitfalls: Aligning practice with vision

Ensuring the moving parts of a project, team or organization are aligned is essential to successful transformation.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to ensure your policies, operations and processes are in sync with your vision and put you in a position to take advantage of opportunities.

Using the BC Asset Transfer program as a case study, our presenters will help you develop an understanding of the critical processes and procedures that will support, and not hinder, transformation.

Date: October 25, 2016

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT



stefan-baune-headshot-copyStefan Baune

Director of Operations, New Chelsea Society

Stefan has been the Director of Operations at New Chelsea Society since April 2015. Before this, he was the Operations Manager from September 2012 to March 2015. Prior to New Chelsea Society he worked at Coast Mental Health as a Program Manager in one of their housing facilities and as employment counselor. Stefan has a degree from the Protestant University Berlin (EFB) that is recognized as Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) in Canada and is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) in British Columbia. He has a Diploma in Economics from the College of Commerce Berlin and is a trained Electrician. Stefan has finished two programs at Langara College Vancouver and obtained a Social Housing Management Certificate and his Property Management Certificate. He recently became a certified member of CIH Canada.  Stefan immigrated to Vancouver from Berlin/Germany in August 2009.


john-bell-headshotJohn Bell

Chief Advisor, Strategic Planning, Governance and Sustainability, BC Housing

John Bell has worked in the housing field for over twenty years in a wide range of capacities. In the 1990s John worked for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation as a market analyst in Victoria, and later moved to the provincial government where he was a senior policy analysis for the Housing Ministry.  In early 2000 he joined BC Housing as a senior research officer, and then moved to the Homeowner Protection Office in 2003 to oversee its research and education program related to the quality of residential construction.  He returned to BC Housing in 2008 as Director of Strategic Planning.

John has a Masters degree in Environmental Studies from York University in Toronto where he studied housing and urban planning.  He most recently participated in the CIH Western Founders Program and is a chartered member.


jonathan-oldmanJonathan Oldman

Executive Director, The Bloom Group

Jonathan has worked and volunteered in social housing, public healthcare, and not-for-profit leadership roles for over 20 years in both Canada and the UK. His work has focused largely on developing community-based solutions to a variety of complex social issues, including mental illness, homelessness, and poverty. Before joining The Bloom Group in 2008, Jonathan was Executive Director of the Vancouver branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.