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Volunteering! Getting Started

Volunteering! Getting Started

Volunteering is a very rewarding experience and this free information session will help set you up to have a great experience. Whether you are new to volunteering (or not) the information in this session will boost your confidence in getting started and continuing to volunteer.

Information covered in the free session will include:

  • Your Rights & Responsibilities as a volunteer
  • Protections when volunteering (Insurance and Legislation)
  • Questions to ask the organisation before starting
  • Expectations of Volunteers and Organisations

What:     Information Session

When:    Thursday, 5th December 2019

                 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Where:   Volunteering North Queensland Training Room

Presenter

Shane Harris

Manager

Volunteering North Queensland

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2019 Training & Networking Calendar

Networking Events

Volunteer Managers - VM Cafe's, Training & Networking

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Not-for-profit Volunteer Management and Board Ready Program

Not-for-profit Volunteer Management and Board Ready Program

It is fair to say that good governance has never been more important for Not for Profits. Good Governance can help Not for Profits to:

  • Attract and win grants and funding
  • Protect individual directors through a greater understanding of roles and responsibilities 
  • Support organisational efficiency and sustainability

In recent times Not for Profits have experienced significant regulatory reform and disruption. Greater attention has been focused on how Not for Profits maintain community trust and prevent misconduct.

Learning Partnerships Not For Profit Volunteer Management and Board Ready Program is a 3-day comprehensive program designed to enable a board or committee to work on their governance together for real benefits and outcomes.

The program includes: Three days of workshops and four quarterly follow up coaching and mentoring sessions.

Course Overview

Volunteer Management (Day 1)

On Day One the directors will immerse themselves in understanding various elements of the Volunteer Management Process. The course will focus on the particular Not For Profit with the outcome being an action plan for improved operations and efficiency.

  • Value-Driven Culture
  • Recruitment and Selection of members
  • Lead and Manage Team Effectiveness
  • Recognition and Performance Management
  • Cyber Security and Social Media
  • Understanding and getting the skills mix right
  • Knowledge Management
  •  Effective Communication
  • Pride Building

Board Ready  (Day 2 and Three)

Role of the Board 

  • The importance of governance in funding and grant applications
  • The role and responsibilities of the board
  • Effective board structure and processes
  • Personality types, group dynamics, and board composition and the influence on board effectiveness
  • Working with management and distinguishing between accountabilities and roles
  • Legal framework and responsibilities
  • Balancing compliance and performance roles

Director Mindset and Duties 

  • Director vs Executive thinking
  • The importance of changing mindsets
  • General duties under the Corporations Act
  • Exercising due care and responsibility
  • Responsibilities for maintaining a reasonably informed opinion
  • Conflicts of Interest and Ethics
  • The role, responsibilities, and liabilities of the Chairman Secretary, Executive Directors, Non-Executive Directors, and Offices

Effective Board Meetings 

  • Board Meeting Procedures and implementing board meeting protocols
  • Preparing for successful board meetings
  • Participate effectively in the boardroom

Reporting and Communication 

  • Requirements for communication of notifications, agendas, minutes and board papers
  • Agenda and minutes requirements and risks
  • Boardrooms in the digital age
  • Maintaining individual director records

Trainers

Gerard Byrne

Governance and Project Management Specialist

Miranda Hamilton

Governance and Leadership Specialist

Accreditation

For no additional charge Participants in the program can undertake to complete workbooks on their training to work towards nationally-recognised qualifications in Governance, Business or Leadership and Management.

Upon successful completion of these workbooks, participants can receive a Statement of Attainment for :

  • BSWOR502 Lead and Manage Effective Teams
  • BSBGOV405 Undertake the Roles and Responsibilities of a Board or Committee Member
  • BSBADM502 Manage Meetings

SPONSOR A BOARD

The not-for-profit sector makes an enormous contribution to Australia’s social and economic welfare. Not-for-Profits protect our environment, educate our students, enable us to practice our faith, celebrate our cultural heritage, and protect the most vulnerable in our community.

Organisations can provide and demonstrate good social responsibility by sponsoring a Not for Profit to the Volunteer Management and Board Ready Program.

Supporting Organisations will receive:

  • A Certificate of contribution
  • Marketing and promotional opportunities
  • A digital badge and email skin for inclusion in their Public Relations
  • Provision of 12 months free volunteer referral services with Volunteering North Queensland on new applications for membership to participating organisations

Get in Touch

Office Hours     8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tel:                     1300 596 885
Brisbane:           07 3708 3294
Townsville:        07 4728 1555

Email:                 info@learningpartnerships.com.au

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2019 Training & Networking Calendar

Networking Events

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Announcing the second Better Together Breakfast on 18th July and three Community Training Sessions

Announcing the second Better Together Breakfast on 18th July and three Community Training Sessions

Better Together Networking Breakfast – The Future of Volunteering + Launch of new Corporate & Group Platform

We are pleased to announce that Andy Fryer, a significant contributor to the Australian Volunteerism community for over 30 years will be our keynote speaker at the second networking breakfast speaking on The Future of Volunteering.  This is a networking event like no other for building value adding relationships between the corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors to have a positive impact in our community.

In addition, we are excited that we will be officially launching a new web-based platform for connecting Corporates, Groups of Volunteers and NFP’s. This platform will help you connect with organisations with similar values and goals.  Referrals can be facilitated in any direction between Corporates, Groups of Volunteers and NFP’s.

Register now and share with your colleagues so you and your team don’t miss out.

Training Workshops – 16-18 July 2019

Professional and local trainers will be leading three workshops, all with a choice of morning or evening session. Workshops include: Videography & Social Media // Grant Stats & Outcomes // Volunteer Management: Good Grief! 

Andy Fryer
National Operations Manager for Better Impact in Australia and New Zealand & Founder of OzVPM. 

Keynote Speaker:
Better Together Breakfast
18th July 2019

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Dania Douglas
Lauren & Douglas 

Trainer:
Videography & Social Media
16th July 2019

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Renee Madsen
Director, Create and Evaluate 

Trainer:
Grants Stats & Outcomes
17th July 2019

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Andy Fryer
National Operations Manager for Better Impact in Australia and New Zealand & Founder of OzVPM.

Trainer:
Volunteer Management: Good Grief!
18th July 2019

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National Volunteer Week Celebrations

National Volunteer Week Celebrations

Volunteering organisations are gearing up for the annual National Volunteer Week (NVW) celebrations, an opportunity to acknowledge the contribution of the many volunteers who make a world of difference in the North Queensland community. The North Queensland celebrations, to be held at the Brothers League Club on the 20th May 2019, will include the announcement of four new Volunteer Awards. With live entertainment, finger food, volunteer stories, ‘Shout-Outs’ to some awesome teams, a keynote speaker and more, this evening of celebrating volunteering is not to be missed! Register for the event, nominate a volunteer and reserve a Volunteer ‘Shout Out’ at https://www.vnq.org.au/nvw/
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Announcing Speakers for Community Training & Networking Sessions on 28th March

Announcing Speakers for Community Training & Networking Sessions on 28th March

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Better Together Networking Breakfast

It’s with great pleasure we announce that Aaron Newman, CEO of the Queensland Country Centre will be our keynote speaker at the networking breakfast speaking on Corporate Social Responsibility.  This is a networking event like no other for building value adding relationships between the corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors to have a positive impact in our community.

Training Workshops

Professional and local trainers will be leading the training sessions following breakfast to equip you, your staff and your volunteers. These sessions will be repeated in the evening also to suit everyone’s availability.  Workshops include: Photography  //  Event & Volunteer Management //  Successful Grant Writing

Register now and share with your colleagues so your team doesn’t miss out.

Aaron Newman

CEO, Queensland Country Centre

Keynote Speaker: Better Together Breakfast 

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Shane Harris

Manager, Volunteering North Queensland

Trainer: Event & Volunteer Management

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Dania Douglas

Photographer, Lauren+Douglas

Trainer: Photography Workshop

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Renee Madsen

Director, Create and Evaluate

Trainer: Successful Grant Writing

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21 Training Sessions for Upskilling Yourself, Your Staff and Your Volunteers this Year

21 Training Sessions for Upskilling Yourself, Your Staff and Your Volunteers this Year

Here it is!  The 2019 Training Calendar

It’s our passion to provide training events that strengthen not-for-profit organisations, staff and volunteers to be equipped to achieve your vision and provide services in our community.

This year we will be hosting three training days at which there will be three different sessions in the morning and repeated in the evening.  These will include:

More Photography & Video Skills

Event and Volunteer Management

Grant Writing

Media Release Writing

Team Building and Delegation

And more… 

Check-out the ‘calendar’ of sessions and register below.

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6 Not-for-profit Networking Events in 2019 That Will be Worth Your Time

6 Not-for-profit Networking Events in 2019 That Will be Worth Your Time

Throughout 2019, we are hosting six networking events that will provide an opportunity for you to connect with the right people to help you achieve your goals this year.

For Volunteer Managers we are meeting regularly throughout the year for coffee networking before you start working. This is great way to meet other volunteer managers, share ideas, challenges and successes with people how get you! If you are responsible for coordinating the volunteers in your organisation, whether paid or volunteer, full-time or on the side, then this networking event is for you!

The Better Together Breakfast is a unique networking breakfast for connecting the NFP, Corporate and Government sectors interested in building value adding relationships for the good of our community. Whether it be corporate volunteering, in-kind services, sponsorships or collaborative partnerships, I believe that together, we can make a significant and lasting contribution to our community.

Check-out the ‘calendar’ of networking events below and we look forward to meeting you.

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