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.

 

Project management essentials

This workshop will assist committees to avoid common project plan faults and maximise resources for a better chance of success. It will also help those who apply for grants to have a solid base for including in grant applications, so funders can see everything is ready to go.

Date: Wednesday 15 June, 2022      

Time: 12.30 PM – 3.00 PM

Method: Online or face-to-face (TBC)

For more information and to register go HERE

 

Building effective partnerships and networks

This session will provide clarity about what it takes to be a good partner for funders, other community organisations and their members.

Date: Thursday 14 July, 2022

Time: 9.30 AM – 12.00 PM

Method: Online or face-to-face (TBC)

For more information and to register go HERE

 

Understanding finances for community groups

Learning how to read and understand the facts and figures presented in financial reports will mean committee members become equipped with knowledge on which they can base major decisions when guiding their community group and help it to survive and thrive.

 

Date: Tuesday 23 August, 2022  

Time: 6.00 PM – 8.30 PM

Method: Online or face-to-face (TBC)

For more information and to register go HERE

 

Building a culturally competent organisation

Through a series of group exercises and discussions, this interactive and thought-provoking program will enhance the organisation’s skills to take steps towards building a culturally competent organisation.

Date: Monday 5 September, 2022   

Time: 9.30 AM – 12.00 PM

Method: Online or face-to-face (TBC)

For more information and to register go HERE

 

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 or face-to-face (TBC)

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 or face-to-face (TBC)

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)

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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.