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Refugee Support Training 

Take part in our comprehensive, multi-day training and are expected to attend each session.

 

Training is on Central Palmy

Tutor qualification 

Literacy Aotearoaoffer the New Zealand Certificate in Adult Tertiary Teaching, Level 4 and Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational/Workplace), Level 5 Qualifications. 

 

Free course to eligible learners.

TRAINING: Leading Teams

Tuesday 5 April | 10:30am-12pm | Online by Zoom

What is so special about teams? What type of team leader am I & what type of leadership is my team looking for? How well is my team doing?

Discover tools and processes for building a high functioning team in this 90 minute online training facilitated by LEAD Centre for Not-for-Profit Leadership. This workshop will focus on a facilitative and person-centred approach to leading teams. We explore models of effective teams and participants carry out a review of their own team which results in a short plan of action.

The cost for this workshop is $20+GST per person for Palmerston North City-based organisations and CSC member groups. $35+GST for other organisations.

To register, please send your name and the name of your non-profit organisation to tim.kendrew@pncsc.org.nz.

WORKSHOP: Successful Volunteer Retention - MAY 2022

Facilitated by Chris Atkinson, Regional Advisor, Volunteering Waikato

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will be held ONLINE in two parts:
A. Thursday, May 19, 10am-11.30am
B. Thursday, May 26, 10am-11.30am - registration is for BOTH PARTS

WORKSHOP: Retaining volunteers is more important than ever to ensure your volunteer programme remains sustainable. Do applicants disappear not long after they’ve started? Are established volunteers becoming more short term in their commitment? Retention is more than just a chocolate bar and morning tea twice a year - connecting with volunteers in other ways is more effective and viable.

This workshop has a focus on volunteer retention and will explore:

  • How status quo volunteer engagement needs to change

  • The importance of treating volunteers like customers

  • How to improve your recruitment road map

  • The difference between recognition and acknowledgement

  • How to foster and grow longer term commitment

Reading material and a printable (if you choose) workbook will be provided prior to each workshop session.

This workshop will be held via Zoom, and the link will be sent to you in due course.

Registration

Open until Friday 13 May 2022 at 4:00pm

Online Mental Health First Aid - St John

Online Mental Health First Aid training will teach you the skills and knowledge to recognise and respond to someone experiencing these mental health concerns. 

Free Courses

Literacy Aotearoa offers courses: Computer, Financial, Digital, Literacy, Language and Numeracy, Learner License, etc. 

First Aid Courses - Red Cross

See their full range of courses which meet your first aid training needs.  Browse courses for your workplace, community, outdoor event, or specialised field of work

WORKSHOP: Volunteer Recruitment Made Easy - MARCH 2022

Facilitated by Chris Atkinson, Regional Advisor, Volunteering Waikato

WORKSHOP: Recruiting volunteers is essential to enable your organisation to meet its goals. Is your recruitment strategy non-existent - or reactive and out of date? Explore a multi-paradigm model of volunteer recruitment that will enable you to attract the right volunteers using the most effective messages and platforms.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will be held ONLINE in two parts:
A. Thursday, March 17th, 10am-11.30am
B. Thursday, March 24th, 10am-11.30am - registration is for BOTH PARTS

TRAINING: Governance 101

Tuesday 19 April and Tuesday 26 April | 5:30pm-7pm | Online by Zoom

Presented by local governance consultant Lorraine (Vince) Vincent of RefreshBiz, these two 90-minute training sessions for board members will cover the basics of governance, including:

  • how to run efficient board meetings

  • board conflict and how to manage it

  • succession planning and board selection criteria

  • the role of the chair

  • organisational structures

  • positive relationship between board & manager

  • how can individual board members add value to an organisation?

  • Identifying risk and risk management

The cost is $20+GST for both sessions. There are limited places available, so maximum of 2 per organisation initially. We will run this again if there is sufficient interest. Registrations close 11 April if not filled sooner.

To register, please send your name and the name of your Palmerston North-based non-profit organisation to tim.kendrew@pncsc.org.nz.

TRAINING: Measuring Outcomes

Tuesday 3 May | 10:30am-12pm | Online by Zoom

Know what difference your organisation is making in the community, and have confidence that you're putting resources into the right activities.

This workshop, presented by LEAD Centre for Not-for-Profit Leadership, will help you understand what the 'outcomes' of your work are, why you should measure them, and will give you tools and processes for measuring the outcomes of your organisation's mahi.
 
This session focuses on the principle that what is important should be measured, not just what funders and stakeholders ask you to measure. It is a practical session where participants will put together logic models and identify indicators of success that they can measure.

The cost for this workshop is $20+GST per person for Palmerston North City-based organisations and CSC member groups. $35+GST for other organisations.

To register, please send your name and the name of your non-profit organisation to tim.kendrew@pncsc.org.nz.

Micro Moments for Macro Change - A Virtual Microvolunteering Conference

Thu 14th Apr 2022, 10:00 am - 8:30 pmm - 8:30 pm GMT+12

Event description

New Zealand’s first-ever microvolunteering conference is here!

Do you want to:

  • Make a meaningful difference in your community?

  • Put kindness into action?

  • Meet and connect with like-minded others?

  • Nurture and nourish your wellbeing?

What is microvolunteering?

Microvolunteering is based on a simple idea - that huge impact can collectively be created when a small group of people unite together to do a little good … and it turns this into a new approach to community action. It’s all about bite-sized volunteer tasks that allow you to make a difference to your community in small chunks of time.

Why join?

Aside from the warm and fuzzy glow that you'll get from doing something kind for someone else, it is also an epic way to develop your skills, meet lots of new people and have a positive social impact on your community.

Have questions, or want to chat about getting your workplace, team, or community group involved?

Email Chantelle at waikatomicrovolunteering@gmail.com

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