Tautoko Network

The former Volunteer Coordinator’s Network and Not-for-Profit Managers Network have been merged to form the new Tautoko Network. “Tautoko” relates to support and advocacy, and we believe that combining the two previous forums will allow more accessible information sharing within the community sector. We are also putting together a programme of events in the Hurunui, Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts; those meetings will also be included in the Tautoko Network listings.

January 2020

Thursday, 30 Jan: Tautoko Network Workshop
Topic: Volunteering Agreements – What do we include in the ‘substance’ section?
Presenter: Susan, Community Law
In October of 2019, we had the opportunity to look at “Reviewing Volunteer Agreements”.  It was noted that a volunteer agreement should include:
1. Name/contact details of volunteer
2. Substance of the volunteer agreement
3. Sign off and dates, including signatures of the volunteer and a representative of the organisation.
This session will look at what could/should be included in the ‘substance’ section/body of a volunteer agreement.  The workshop will build on the material covered in the October workshop but attendance is not restricted to those who attended that session.
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: 
Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost:
free event
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

Thursday, 30 Jan: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
Better Group Decision-Making for Boards
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
Non-profit boards only have authority as a group. What’s the different dynamics between individual and group decision-making? And what key difference in approach is required when making routine decisions, and when looking to innovate to at least ensure we know what all the options are (beyond the same old-same old)? How can understanding the three key ‘mindsets’ that people can bring to governance decision-making help us make better decisions, and help us ensure we are asking the right questions. This session will provide participants with two useful tools that will help you in making better group decisions.
Time:
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite


Governance Bites – in association with Otautahi Partnership for Strenthening Community Organisations (OPSCO)

The purpose of Ōtautahi Partnership for Strengthening Community Organisations is to strengthen the not-for-profit sector of Greater Christchurch. The Partnership was formed to ensure that the actions to build capacity and capability across the sector are cohesive and effective. Read more information here.

Governance Bites is a series of 12 free events offering practical development opportunities in bite-sized pieces for ’time poor’ and cash-strapped community leaders involved in non-profit boards in Canterbury. Served with pizza, the events will be held in the evening on the first Thursday of the month at Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch. Limited numbers, bookings required. See monthly event listings for details.


Certificate in Managing Volunteers

With the support of Careerforce, VNZ is now able to offer the New Zealand Certificate in First Line Management to its membership network. This means leaders and managers of volunteers can now gain a Certificate in Managing Volunteers. This is a New Zealand qualification that is flexible, offers affordable learning, and provides the opportunity for recognition of workplace based learning. This certificate is perfect for anyone who is an experienced or aspiring team leader, supervisor or coordinator.

For more information visit: Volunteering New Zealand


 

Business and Computing Short Courses

Looking for flexible and affordable Short Courses? Check out the up and coming bite size courses from Ara Institute of Canterbury.


February

Thursday, 20 Feb: Tautoko Network Workshop
Topic: Social Media for Not-for-Profits – why we should and how we could
Presenter: Clive Antony, Mates Social Media
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: 
Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost:
free event
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

Saturday, 22 Feb: Culture Galore Festival
Hosted by the City council, Culture Galore is an outdoor multicultural festival, celebrating our city’s diversity with food, art, crafts, music and dance performances from more than 30 cultures who call Christchurch home. Volunteering Canterbury will have a stand at the Festival, so drop in to say hello. We’d love to see you!
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Venue:
Ray Blank Park, Ilam, Christchurch
Cost:
free event

Saturday, 29 Feb: Family Volunteering Day
Join us for an afternoon of weeding and mulching, in conjunction with Conservation Volunteers NZ. Suitable for all ages, so bring the whole family along! Equipment and tools provided, bring your own gardening gloves and water bottle.
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue:
Halswell Quarry, Kennedy’s Bush Road, Halswell, Christchurch
Cost:
free event, but RSVPs are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite from 1 February 2020

March

Thursday, 5 Mar: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
To be confirmed
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
Time:
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

Tuesday, 17 Mar: Seminar
Topic:
How to Partner with PACE (UC Professional and Community Engagement)
Presenter: Clare Murray, Partnerships Manager, UC PACE
Time:
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free event
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

April

Thursday, 2 Apr: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
To be confirmed
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
Time:
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

Saturday, 4 Apr: Family Volunteering Day
Time:
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Linwood Park, Linwood, Christchurch
Cost: free event, but RSVPs are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite, from 15 February

May

Thursday, 7 May: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
To be confirmed
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
Time:
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

June

Thursday, 4 Jun: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
To be confirmed
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
Time:
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

July

Thursday, 2 Jul: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
To be confirmed
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
Time:
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

August

Thursday, 6 Aug: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
To be confirmed
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
Time:
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

September

Thursday, 3 Sept: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
To be confirmed
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
Time:
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

October

Thursday, 1 Oct: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
To be confirmed
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
Time:
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

November

Thursday, 5 Nov: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
To be confirmed
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
Time:
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite