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.

February

Saturday, 29 Feb: Family Volunteering Day
Join us for an afternoon of releasing and weeding around plants, 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. Meet in the main carpark near the coffee cart.
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue:
Halswell Quarry, Kennedy’s Bush Road, Halswell, Christchurch
Cost:
free event, but RSVPs 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.


March

Thursday, 5 Mar: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
Keeping it Legal, Incorporation, Duties and Conflict of Interest
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
While staying on the right side of the law is not the end of your work as a non-profit board member, it is a good place to start. In this session we will briefly look at how laws (written and unwritten) impact on your organisation. We will also remind ourselves what being incorporated means, why it is important, and how to avoid losing its crucial protections. Finally, we will uncover why Conflicts of Interest are not a problem, but how we deal with them can be if we don’t follow three simple rules.
Time: 5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301  Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

Tuesday, 10 Mar: Tautoko Support Network Workshop
Topic:
Facebook 101 for Community Organisations
Facilitator: DIA
Time:
9:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: Beckenham South Library Learning Centre
Cost: free, but registrations essential
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

Tuesday, 10 Mar: LEAD Workshop
Topic:
Governance Masterclass: Building the Dream Board
We join boards to make a difference in our communities. To do this well, we need to ensure they are functioning well and really adding value, as they lead the organisation into the future. This workshop is for board members who feel they have an understanding of governance, but are looking for the skills and knowledge to create a high performing leadership team – with the people and resources we have available to us. During the highly interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore their board’s roles and responsibilities, as well as work with a range of tools and processes to deepen governance practice. For more information please visit www.lead.org.nz.
Time:
9:30am – 4:30pm
Venue: Aldersgate Centre, 309 Durham Street North, Christchurch
Cost: For pricing information visit www.lead.org.nz.
RSVP: Online Registrations 

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:
Confident Oversight of Finances
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
Is giving back a priority for your family? Are you looking to start a meaningful family tradition? Why not join us for a Family Volunteering Day! Get the whole family involved – children, teenagers, even grandparents! Join us for our next family volunteering event where we’ll be working with the City Council’s graffiti removal programme, Off the Wall, to paint a mural. 
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Linwood Park, Linwood, Christchurch
Cost: free event, but RSVPs are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

Tuesday, 7 Apr:
Topic:
Recognition is Important: Sharing ideas to enhance and strengthen volunteer teams
Presenters: Lynette, Family Drug Support Aotearoa and Tracey, IHC
We will share ideas on how to best enhance and strengthen volunteer teams, including a “hands on” session and everyone will leave with some “recognition goodies”!
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free event, but RSVPs are essential
RSVP: email ucan@volcan.org.nz

Tuesday, 7 Apr: LEAD Workshop
Topic:
Strategy Masterclass: Managing Change in Complexity
How well do we understand the fundamentals of organisational change processes? What about resistance and setbacks? What tools can help us in our strategic thinking and leadership? This workshop will equip you with the confidence and ‘real world’ skills to sharpen your organisation’s strategic direction, and effectively navigate the minefields of change. In particular it will provide insights into common challenges over the life-cycle of non-profit organisations, based on the latest Aotearoa-New Zealand research.
Time: 9:o0am – 5:00pm
Venue: Aldersgate Centre, 309 Durham Street North, Christchurch
Cost: For pricing information visit www.lead.org.nz
RSVP: Online Registrations

May

Thursday, 7 May: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
The Board’s Role as a Great Employer
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:
Getting the Right People on Board
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, 9 Jun: Tautoko Support Network Workshop
Topic:
Social Media Beyond the Basics (for community organisations)
Facilitator: DIA
Time:
9:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: Beckenham South Library Learning Centre
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

July

Thursday, 2 Jul: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
Helping the Wrong People Overboard
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

Wednesday, 29 Jul: Student Volunteer Expo
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Venue: University of Canterbury

August

Thursday, 6 Aug: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
The Secret of Effective Meetings
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

Thursday, 13 Aug: Student Volunteer Expo
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: Lincoln University

September

Thursday, 3 Sept: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
Role of the Chair and Participation that Works
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:
Boards Getting Real about Strategy
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, 13 Oct: Tautoko Support Network Workshop
Topic:
Facebook 101 for Community Organisations
Facilitator: DIA
Time:
9:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: Beckenham South Library Learning Centre
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

November

Thursday, 5 Nov: Governance Bites Workshop
Topic:
Everything You Were Afraid to Ask about Boards
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