Skill development workshops for community groups

  • Develop and strengthen skills and knowledge at these free training sessions hosted by Council and delivered by trainers from Our Community
  • Council recognises the vital role that community groups and volunteers play in strengthening our community making Cardinia Shire a great place to live, work and play. 
  • Limited spots are available and registration is required. Details for how to register online for each workshop are listed on this page. 

There are no dates left for this workshop.

  • Saturday 4 June 2022, 9am to 11am
    Koo Wee Rup Community Centre,  255 Rossiter Road, Koo Wee Rup 

This workshop explores the roles and responsibilities of board members. It covers the important fiduciary duties, and takes a dive into the Acts, Regulations, Codes and Policies that apply to organisations governed by a board or committee.

The workshop is a great refresher for the more experienced and a useful induction for new board members. We’ll cover the topics listed below, as well as answer all your questions. 

  • Responsibilities of board members
  • Governance versus management
  • Acts, Regulations, Constitutions and Policies
  • Codes of Conduct
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Where to find the information and policies required to fulfil your role. 

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  • Saturday 4 June, 12 noon to 2pm
    Koo Wee Rup Community Centre, 255 Rossiter Road, Koo Wee Rup 

This workshop will help you plan for the obvious (and not so obvious) risks to your not-for-profit or community organisation to ensure the organisation and its users stay safe. A key part of this is ensuring the board and managers of the organisation exercise care and due diligence and take all reasonable and practical steps to prevent injury or illness to themselves and others. This can be achieved proactively by identifying and managing risks that the organisation is exposed to.

Overseeing the finances is an important tasks of a board member, and organisations with financially literate boards are best placed to promote and fulfil their missions, regardless of the external environment.

This workshop will cover:

  • different types of risks: health and safety, environmental, fiscal and reputational
  • the risk management process
  • hazards to consider
  • risk assessments
  • insurance
  • legislation and compliance with legal requirements
  • the role of boards in financial responsibility and accountability
  • financial management structure, processes and systems
  • key financial reports: balance sheet, profit and loss statement,statement of cash flow, budgets
  • meeting reporting requirements of relevant corporate authorities and funding bodies

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  • Saturday 4 June 2022, 3pm to 5pm
    Koo Wee Rup Community Centre, 255 Rossiter Road, Koo Wee Rup 

Not-for-profit and community organisations need their funding to come from as many sources as possible to ensure they can survive if any of the funding streams run dry.

This workshop is an in-depth look at the many funding streams you could have at your disposal, and how to make the most of your chances of success. There are strategies for sourcing funding from grants, donations, crowdfunding, membership, events, sales or sponsorship.

This workshop will cover:

  • the 7 pillars of funding
  • how to find funding
  • creating your funding plan
  • grants
  • donations
  • crowdfunding
  • 'friends of' schemes
  • events
  • earned income
  • community-business partnerships
  • preparing and promoting a case for funding

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For more information or for help with registering to attend the workshops, contact our Connected Communities Team.

Ph: 1300 787 624

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