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.

August

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


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, they 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 below 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.


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

Thursday, 3 Oct: Governance Bites
Topic: How do Non-Profit Boards add value?
Presenter: Garth Nowland-Foreman, director of LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Governance and Leadership www.lead.org.nz 
In Association With: Ōtautahi Partnership for Strengthening Community Organisations (OPSCO) (More information available here)
What’s the secret to governance that really makes a difference for non-profit organisations? In this interactive session you will learn how your board can be less boring, and achieve much more than just go through the motions or check up on what others are doing. Two important tools are offered to help make this possible, which provide the foundation for all the following Governance Bites sessions. Believe it or not, this doesn’t involve a call to greater commitment or doing more and more work as board members.
Time: 5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue:
Meeting Room 1, Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost:
free event
RSVP: registration via Eventbrite

Tuesday, 8 Oct: Tautoko Network Meeting
Topic: Reviewing Volunteer Agreements
Presenter: Community Law
This workshop is an opportunity for you to check your volunteer agreements from a legal perspective. We’ll look at what should – and shouldn’t – be included and discuss any related questions that might crop up. We’ll take a hands-on approach so you’re welcome to bring a copy of your current agreement to the workshop so you can review it as part of the session.
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: 
Community Law, 198 Montreal Street, Christchurch
Cost:
free event
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz

Thursday, 10 Oct: Christchurch City Council and Hagley Community College Workshop
Topic: Capacity Building: Working Alongside Former Refugees and their Families
Presenters: Key speakers come from NZ Red Cross, Canterbury Refugee Resettlement and Resource Centre, PEETO- Inter -Cultural Development Trust, and representatives from former refugee communities.
The Workshop is designed to share best practices, promote knowledge and help organizations and individuals to work successfully with former refugees. You will have a chance to learn who are refugees, how they come to NZ, what are their cultures and what barriers they face in their resettlement in NZ. Representatives from social agencies and organisations working with former refugees will also attend the workshop to share their experiences. View the Agenda for more information.
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm (Lunch provided)
Venue:
Hagley Community College Cafeteria
Cost:
free event
RSVP: via email to thi.phan@staff.hagley.school.nz before 27 September 2019

Wednesday, 23 Oct: Tautoko Network Meeting
Topic: Funding Applications
Presenter: 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

Thursday, 7 Nov: Governance Bites
Topic: Boards and Managers – Getting the Balance Right
Presenter: Garth Nowland-Foreman, director of LEAD Centre for Not for Profit Governance and Leadership www.lead.org.nz 
In Association With: Ōtautahi Partnership for Strengthening Community Organisations (OPSCO) (More information available here)
This sessions gets down to the nitty-gritty of good governance, dealing with the most common question and concern that non-profit leaders have about boards. How can boards and managers work constructively together? Is there a clear dividing line between governing and day-to-day management? If not, how do we sort it out in practice? Does that change over time, and is it effected by the life-cycle stage of the non-profit organisation?
Time: 5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue:
Meeting Room 1, Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost:
free event
RSVP: registration via Eventbrite

December

Thursday, 5 Dec: International Volunteer Day