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.

June

Tuesday, 11 June: Canterbury Law Workshop
Topic: 
Membership Registers
Presenter: Susan, Canterbury Law
This workshop is designed for managers or administrators of local incorporated societies. The law requires that all incorporated societies have a membership register which records information about your members. This workshop will cover what information needs to be kept, who can have access to it and what rules will apply when adding or updating that register. We will also look at the proposed new laws that will apply and how best to prepare for those.
Time: Lunchtime
Venue: Online, Skype account required
Cost: $20
RSVP: email Susan@canlaw.org.nz

Wednesday, 12 June: Tautoko Network Meeting
Topic: 
Fundraising
Presenter: Su Marshall, SPCA
This workshop is designed for managers or administrators of local incorporated societies. The law requires that all incorporated societies have a membership register which records information about your members. This workshop will cover what information needs to be kept, who can have access to it and what rules will apply when adding or updating that register. We will also look at the proposed new laws that will apply and how best to prepare for those.
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free event
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

Tuesday, 17 June: Volunteer Recognition Awards – Save the Date!
The theme for the 2019 National Volunteer Week (16-22 June) is ‘Whiria te tangata – Weaving the people together’.  During this week Volunteering Canterbury, with Te Runaka ki Otautahi o Kai Tahu, will once again present awards to volunteers in Canterbury to recognise outstanding efforts and achievements by volunteers of all ages in all sectors. Nominations are open now! If you wish to nominate a volunteer in your organisation, download the 2019 Nomination Form now. Nominations close at 4pm, on Friday 17 May 2018.
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Civic Offices, Christchurch


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.


July

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

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: 
University of Canterbury, Undercroft
RSVP: Registrations essential via outreach@volcan.org.nz

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: Registrations essential via outreach@volcan.org.nz

Tuesday, 13 Aug: Tautoko Network Workshop
Topic:
Facebook 101 (for Community Organisations)
Presenter: DIA Team
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: 
Computer Lab, South Library, Colombo Street, Christchurch
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 Bearsley, Director of 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:
Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: $50 members, $60 non-members
RSVP: Registration via Eventbrite

Wednesday 21 August: Turanga Library Tour
A resource for the community sectory – 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 Library
Cost: free event
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

September

Tuesday, 10 Sept: Tautoko Network Workshop
Topic: Public Speaking for Community Organisations
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: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost:
Members $25, Non-Members $35
RSVP: Registrations essential via Eventbrite