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Finders Keepers: Hiring and Retaining Bilingual Staff Download as iCal file
Thursday 19 September 2013, 10:00 - 11:30

Having bilingual staff in your organization is critical to being able to deliver French Language services. But it's not always easy to find, hire and keep bilingual staff. In this webinar, we'll cover several basic principles in recruiting and retaining bilingual staff, including how to avoid common pitfalls. We'll explore the relationship between having bilingual staff, creating a bilingual organizational culture and delivering French Language Services, including why this will benefit your organization and ultimately, the health of your clients.

This webinar is the third of the FLS Capacity Building series offered in English and in French. The series is designed to build the capacity of anglophone and bilingual organizations to deliver French Language Services.

The English series FLS Capacity Building also includes:
1. How to Engage Francophones-When You Don't Speak French! (PowerPoint Presentation)
2. How to Develop a Bilingual Organizational Culture (Webinar Recording)

The French series Bâtir la capacité à offrir des services en français includes:
1. Collaborer avec les francophones en Ontario (présentation-diaporama)
2. Créer une culture organisationnelle bilingue (enregistrement)
3. « French an asset » : Recruter et retenir son personnel bilingue will be presented on October 10th. Invite your collegues to register.



Andrea Bodkin

Andrea has been with HC Link since its inception in 2009 and is currently HC Link Coordinator. Andrea has an extensive background in physical activity and health promotion and has worked in local recreation centres and public health units as well as provincial NGOs and agencies. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, program development, healthy schools and coaching topics such as organizational skills, developing and monitoring program plans, meeting planning and facilitation.

Andrea is passionate about engaging Francophones and the delivery French Language Services, whether you speak French or not! Andrea is known for her love of planning, excel spreadsheets, active icebreakers and her humorous facilitation style.

Estelle Duchon

Estelle has worked with HC Link since 2011 as a Bilingual Health Promotion Consultant. She speaks French and holds Masters Degrees in project management and territorial development. She worked in various fields such as local economic development, transport and sustainable development. More recently, she worked with William Osler Health System to engage the Francophone community and develop its French Language Services plan.

Estelle's passions include francophone community engagement and supporting organizations to develop their French language services.