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.

July

Tuesday, 16 July: Tautoko Network Meeting
Topic:
Preparing Your Elevator Pitch
Guest: Rob Wolley, Academy Training
What to say and how to say it – preparing for that impromptu opportunity during an elevator ride to ‘sell’ your organisation.
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: 
Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free event
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

Tuesday, 16 July: Tautoko Network Meeting
Topic:
Good Governance – What does it look like?
Guest: Julia and Adam, DIA Community Operations Team
What to say and how to say it – preparing for that impromptu opportunity during an elevator ride to ‘sell’ your organisation.
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Venue:
Meeting Room 2, Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free event, but numbers are limited.
RSVP: to Glenda, at outreach@volcan.org.nz

Tuesday, 23 July: Tautoko Network Workshop *SOLD OUT*
Topic:
Being an Effective Chair
Presenter: EXULT
Being an effective Chair is about more than running meetings. You need to be able to lead a team, manage relationships, balance decision making processes, be a confident spokesperson and more.
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Venue: 
Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: $50 per person
RSVP: *SOLD OUT*

Wednesday, 24 July: Tautoko Network Workshop
Topic:
Sustainable Funding
Presenter: EXULT
Sustainable Funding is a workshop that helps organisations develop a sustainable funding plan. The workshop is packed with practical ideas that can be easily implemented and it is designed to help organisations develop opportunities that are ‘best fit’ for them.
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Venue: 
Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: $120 per person
RSVP: Register here

Thursday, 25 July: Tautoko Network Workshop
Topic:
Growing Great Volunteer Teams
Presenter: EXULT
When it comes to volunteering, people are spoiled for choice. There is no shortage of organisations to get involved with, so in order to attract volunteers and keep them on-board, you need to offer them the best possible experience. Learn what drives people to volunteer and discover simple strategies for ensuring your volunteers get what they need to stay involved.
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Venue: 
Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: $120 per person
RSVP: Register here

Wednesday, 31 July: Student Volunteer Expo
If you took advantage of attending last year’s Student Volunteer Expo, you will already know that this is a great place for your organisation to be if you are looking to add some students to your volunteer teams.  Last year over 600 students expressed interest in roles on offer by the 26 organisations which attended.
Time:
11:30am – 2:30pm
Venue: 
Undercroft, James Hight, University of Canterbury
RSVP: Organisations need to register for a site (limited space available) via outreach@volcan.org.nz


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.


August

Thursday, 8 Aug: Student Volunteer Expo
If you took advantage of attending last year’s Student Volunteer Expo, you will already know that this is a great place for your organisation to be if you are looking to add some students to your volunteer teams. Last year over 600 students expressed interest in roles on offer by the 26 organisations which attended. This year, we will also be co-hosting a Student Volunteer Expo at Lincoln University (please note, the students who attend Lincoln predominantly do reside in Christchurch, so this is an opportunity to recruit students regardless of whether you have roles in the Selwyn District).
Time:
11:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: 
Lincoln University
RSVP: Organisations need to register for a site (limited space available) via outreach@volcan.org.nz

Tuesday, 13 Aug: Tautoko Network Workshop
Topic:
Facebook 101
Presenter: Julia Cleland, DIA
The What, Why & How to get the most of our Facebook Pages for your community organisations. The team from DIA will share their experiences, and tips & tricks with Facebook for community engagement. You can find more information about the team at DIA on their Facebook page @communityDIA. Please remember to bring your Facebook log in details, you will need to be an administrator of a group.
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Venue: 
Learning Centre, Christchurch South Library, Colombo Street
Cost: free event
RSVP: Spaces are limited so registration is essential via Eventbrite

Thursday, 15 Aug: Tautoko Network Workshop
Topic:
Dealing with Difficult Conversations
Presenter: Chris Beardsley, Performance Matters Ltd
This workshop will help participants deal appropriately with difficult conversations and adopt an approachable, open and empathetic communication style so that issues are confronted, others are influenced positively and relationships are successfully maintained. The additional benefits are that people learn how to be more authentic, handle stress and anxiety, increase the amount of discretionary energy for the job and generate greater productivity.
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Venue:
Meeting Room 1, Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: $50 members, $60 non-members
RSVP: Registration via Eventbrite

Wednesday 21 August: Turanga Library Tour
Guests: 
Turanga Staff
A resource for the community sector – come and have a tour of this new facility and hear about what resources are available for your organisation.
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Turanga Central Library, Christchurch
Cost: free event
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

September

Thursday, 5 Sept: Strategic Grants Workshop
Topic: Grant-Seeker Workshop
This workshop provides the processes, tools and skills to implement or grow effective grant-seeking in your nonprofit.
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost:
$230 per person
RSVP: online at Strategic Grants

Tuesday, 10 Sept: Tautoko Network Workshop
Topic: Public Speaking: Being Awesome and Authentic
Presenter: Rob Wolley, Academy Training
Community organisations increasingly need to be telling their story – and that means taking those invitations to speak to groups about the impact your organisation is making! Master speaker, Rob Wolley, from Academy Training will deliver this 3 hour workshop which will introduce speech preparation (including impromptu opportunities), managing nerves and, importantly, being awesome and authentic.
Time:
9:00am – 12:30pm
Venue:
Meeting Room 1, Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost:
Members $25, Non-Members $35
RSVP: Registrations essential via Eventbrite

October

Wednesday, 23 Oct: Tautoko Network Meeting
Topic: Funding Applications
Guest: Rhodora Sages, Birthright
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: 
Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost:
free event
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

November

Tuesday, 5 Nov: International Volunteer Managers’ Day

December

Thursday, 5 Dec: International Volunteer Day