Tautoko Network

“Tautoko” relates to support and advocacy. We believe our unique Tautoko Network enables more accessible information sharing and collaboration across the community sector. Our programme includes events within Christchurch City as well as the Hurunui, Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts.

August

Thursday, 6 Aug: Governance Bites Workshop
Following guidelines from the Ministry of Health, we request that you do not attend this event if you are unwell, if you have recently arrived in NZ, or if you have been in contact with someone confirmed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Thank you for your cooperation.
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

TBC: Student Volunteer Expo
We have exciting news! Although the parameters within which the Universities are working due to COVID-19 are more restricted than usual, both the University and Volunteering Canterbury are keen to see the valuable Student Volunteer Expos continue.  So this year’s ‘expo’ will be online and accessible to both students of University of Canterbury and Lincoln University. Stay tuned for more details soon.
Time: TBC
Venue: Online
RSVP: If your organisation wishes to take part, please contact outreach@volcan.org.nz for more information or to book a time slot.

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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.


Business and Computing Short Courses

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


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

Saturday, 24 Oct: Family Volunteering Event
Is giving back a priority for your family? Are you looking to start a meaningful family tradition? Do you just want something fun & free to do with the kids? Why not join us for a Family Volunteering Day! Bring the kids, teenagers, even grandparents! We’ll be supported by the CCC ‘Off the Wall’ Graffiti Removal programme to freshen up the park surrounds by painting a mural. There’s something for every skill level, so come prepared for some messy fun!
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Linwood Park, Linwood Ave, Christchurch
Cost: free
RSVP: TBC Via Eventbrite and Facebook event listings

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

December

Monday, 7 Dec: Volunteer Recognition Awards
Volunteering Canterbury normally celebrate National Volunteer Week (21-27 June 2020) by presenting awards to volunteers in Canterbury. These awards recognise outstanding efforts and achievements by volunteers of all ages in all sectors. This year, due to Covid-19, the Awards ceremony was postponed, and will now be celebrated in conjunction with National Volunteer Day. 
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Venue: The Function Room, Civic Offices, Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch