Professional development

For nonprofit workers, managers, committees, volunteer managers, volunteers & local government

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National Standards for Volunteer Involvement

The Standards provide a sound framework for supporting the volunteer sector in Australia.

Improve the performance of your volunteer-involving organisation. This workshop will cover:

  • An overview of the 8 National Standards for Volunteer Involvement
  • Explore the benefits and barriers to implementing the Standards
  • Gap analysis against your organisation's current practice
  • Discussions and case studies to gain a broader idea on the Standards implementation
  • Practical strategies for the successful implementation of the Standards.

The workshop will include electronic copies of the Standards, workbooks and resources.

Workshop size: 12 – 24 people only

Timeframes: This is a 4 hour workshop inclusive of a break

Cost:

  • For members - $110 (inc. GST)
  • For non-members - $132 (inc. GST)

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Introduction to Volunteer Recruitment and Retention

This workshop is an introduction to good practice in recruiting, inducting, supporting and developing volunteers within your organisation. 

This workshop will cover:

  • Current trends in volunteering
  • Legal context and considerations
  • Getting a good fit for your organisation and the volunteer
  • Recruitment and induction
  • Retention and recognition practices
  • Explore case studies to assist in understanding the responsibilities around recruiting and maintaining a volunteer workforce.

The workshop will include workbooks and resources. 

Timeframes: This is a 3 hour workshop inclusive of a break

Cost:

  • For members - $55 (inc. GST)
  • For non-members - $66 (inc. GST)

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Strategic Planning for Volunteer Involving Organisations

This workshop firstly focuses on ways to look at your organisation and the environment it operates in, trends and opportunities.

It will provide tools to identify realistic goals for the future and how to make a plan to achieve them. With practical tools and templates, case studies and discussion, this workshop will enable you to learn from others in the class. You will go away with useful ideas to implement a strategic planning process in your organisation.

The workshop will include workbooks and resources. 

Timeframes: This is a 3 hour workshop inclusive of a break

Cost:

  • For members - $55 (inc. GST)
  • For non-members - $66 (inc. GST)

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Introduction to Event Management

This practical workshop covers the necessary elements for a successful event from planning to debriefing.

Based on project planning principles this workshop looks at the requirements of running an event including event planning, legal responsibilities, finances, sponsorship, promotion and publicity, engaging volunteers, event delivery and post event wrap ups.

The workshop will include workbooks and resources. 

Timeframes: This is a 3 hour workshop inclusive of a break

Cost:

  • For members - $55 (inc. GST)
  • For non-members - $66 (inc. GST)

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Introduction to Governance in Not-for-Profit

An introduction to some key principles of good governance within a not-for-profit organisation.

This session will have participants learning from each other through activities and discussion of key principles such as board structure, planning, legal and ethical compliance, stakeholder engagement, operational management and people management to name a few.

This session is an overview of each of the areas with handouts and information to enable participants to implement improvements and changes to their practices.

Timeframes: This is a 3 hour workshop inclusive of a break

Cost:

  • For members - $55 (inc. GST)
  • For non-members - $66 (inc. GST)

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Risk Management in Events and Projects

This workshop is focused specifically at the risks associated with conducting events, whether they are small internal activities, or large community based events.

The workshop will address the areas of legal compliance and responsibilities and risk management processes from identification, management, monitoring and reviewing.

The workshop will include workbooks and resources. 

Timeframes: This is a 3 hour workshop inclusive of a break

Cost:

  • For members - $55 (inc. GST)
  • For non-members - $66 (inc. GST)

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Diversity in Volunteering

This workshop will explore some of the myths and realities of working with volunteers from varying ages, ethnicity, gender and religions.

Explore how to create and promote a rich diversity within your volunteers and the positive impacts these can make to your organisation.

The workshop will include workbooks and resources. 

Timeframes: This is a 3 hour workshop inclusive of a break

Cost:

  • For members - $55 (inc. GST)
  • For non-members - $66 (inc. GST)

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Contact our team

Customised training can be developed for your organisation, workshop, or conference, please contact our training team to discuss on (07) 3002 7600 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Photo: Brisbane Volunteer Managers Network Meeting