Community training

Sharpen your skills by joining Yarra's free community training program.

Different sessions are run throughout the year to support not-for profit and community organisations in Yarra to help them run as effectively as possible. 

This is a great opportunity for people involved in local community organisations to seek advice and information about how to apply for grants, managing relationships, project management and media strategies.

The program is aimed at community leaders, managers, coordinators, members of management committees or people considering joining management committees of not-for profit community organisations.

All training sessions are free, however bookings are essential as places are limited. Registrations for each session opens approximately 4 weeks prior.

Please note - these workshops are not recorded due to the interactive style of delivery.


Social enterprise – is it right for us?

The session helps participants to understand what a social enterprise is, the varying ways it can be structured as well and the benefits and pitfalls of social enterprise.

Date: Wednesday 5 October, 2022  

Time: 9.30 AM – 12.00 PM

Method: Online

For more information and to register go HERE


Managing challenging member and volunteer-related situations

This session will provide the tools for mapping out a plan to engage and motivate the committee, members and volunteers now and in the foreseeable future. It will help to review the current services and decide which of them to reinvent, let go of or increase to meet the needs of relevant community or clients moving into a new year.

Date: Tuesday 22 November, 2022  

Time: 12.30 PM – 3.00 PM

Method: Online 

For more information and to register go HERE


Previous workshop topics run this year:

  • Emerging and revisioning with a plan (February)
  • Getting started with your great idea (March)   
  • Running a successful community group (March)
  • Help Wanted! (April)
  • Successful grant writing (May & June)
  • Project management essentials (July)
  • Building effective partnerships and networks (July)
  • Understanding finances for community groups (August)
  • Building a culturally competent organisation (September)

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Have a question about community training?

If you have a question about the community training program, you can ask us online, or call the Community Development - Capacity Building Officer on 9205 5437.