Tautoko Network

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

Regional Training Opportunities

For a range of training opportunities throughout New Zealand, visit the Regional Training page at Volunteering New Zealand. These include a mix of face-to-face and remote training sessions to support volunteering and the community sector right across the country.

2021

May

Tuesday, 18 May: Online Volunteer South Workshop
Topic:
Boundaries for Volunteers
Presenter: Leisa de Klerk, Volunteer South
Professional boundaries are the limits that help us to develop effective relationships in the workplace, whether this is a volunteer role or a professional role. They are established through a set of behaviours and are given meaning through personal attitude and experience. If these boundaries are not clearly defined, owned and maintained, there is likely to be confusion and damage to the relationship with either, or both, parties being put at risk.
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Online, via Zoom
Cost: free
Register: Online

Friday, 21 May: Waimakariri District’s Community Development Training
Topic:
On Track Session One – Sustainable Funding
Presenter: Rachel Thornton 
On-Track is a six part programme of training sessions. These workshops will cover key information to help your community group or not for profit organisation ensure it is on track to success. Session one will cover: Developing a funding strategy, building a sustainable income, donor documents, social enterprise.
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm. Morning Tea provided.
Venue: Woodend Community Centre
Cost: $100 per organisation for all six workshops, for up to two participants.
Register: Further information and registration is available online

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Saturday, 29 May: Seminar
Topic:
Employment for Migrants Day 1
Presenter: St Barnabas
St Barnabas is offering two free employment seminars for migrants. Topics covered will include migrant success stories, how to write a CV, employment rights, visa issues, migrant success stories, IT in the workplace and setting up a small business. Special guests Volunteering Canterbury and Dress for Success. 
Time: 1:00pm – 5:30pm.
Venue: St Barnabas, 8 Tui Street, Fendalton, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registration is essential
Register: Further information and registration is available online

June

Thursday, 3 Jun: Online Volunteering Waikato Workshop
Topic:
Volunteer Impact Reporting
Presenter: Chris Atkinson, Regional Advisor, Volunteering Waikato
Measuring and reporting impact has become an essential part of your role, however reflecting volunteer contribution is more than just hours and numbers of volunteers. Discover a variety of ways to showcase the true value and significance of the work your volunteers do, and learn the difference between inputs, outputs, outcomes and impacts.
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am.
Venue: Online, via Zoom
Cost: $25 Volunteer Centre member organisations, $40 non-members
Register: Online

Friday, 11 Jun: Waimakariri District’s Community Development Training
Topic:
On Track Session Two – Governance and Management
Presenter: Adam Hutchison and Rachel Thornton
On-Track is a six part programme of training sessions. These workshops will cover key information to help your community group or not for profit organisation ensure it is on track to success. Session two will cover: Strategic planning, Roles and Stakeholder relationships.
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm. Morning Tea provided.
Venue: Woodend Community Centre
Cost: $100 per organisation for all six workshops, for up to two participants.
Register: Further information and registration is available online

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Saturday, 12 Jun: Seminar
Topic:
Employment for Migrants Day 2
Presenter: St Barnabas
St Barnabas is offering two free employment seminars for migrants. Topics covered will include migrant success stories, how to write a CV, employment rights, visa issues, migrant success stories, IT in the workplace and setting up a small business. Special guests Volunteering Canterbury and Dress for Success. 
Time: 1:00pm – 5:30pm.
Venue: St Barnabas, 8 Tui Street, Fendalton, Christchurch
Cost: free, but registration is essential
Register: Further information and registration is available online

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Tuesday, 15 June: Governance Bites
Topic: Non-Profit Boards Adding Value
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman
GOVERNANCE BITES are a series of free after-five 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 up with pizza. What’s the secret to Governance that really makes a difference for a non-profit organisation? In this interactive session, you will learn how your Board can be less boring, and achieve more than just going through the motions or check up on what others are doing.  Two important tools are offered to make this possible, which provide the foundation for all the following Governance Bites in this series.  Believe it or not this doesn’t involve a call for greater commitment or doing more and more work as Board members.
Time: 5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: No charge thanks to generosity of Rata Foundation
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz. Please note, while the Governance Bites workshops run as a series, each session can be attended as a standalone workshop if desired. Please indicate which session/s you are interested in when registering.

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20 – 26 June: National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week  honours the collective energies and mana of volunteers in Aotearoa. They grow our people, open minds, open hearts and create joy. Across the week, organisations throughout New Zealand will celebrate and recognise the crucial role volunteers play in the fabric of our society. 
More Info: nationalvolunteerweek.nz

July

Friday, 9 Jul: Waimakariri District’s Community Development Training
Topic:
On Track Session Three – Financial and Legal
Presenter: Community Capacity Accounting and Community Law
On-Track is a six part programme of training sessions. These workshops will cover key information to help your community group or not for profit organisation ensure it is on track to success. Session three will cover: Internal financial control, fraud protection, legislation updates, Privacy & Inc. Soc. Acts. 
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm. Morning Tea provided.
Venue: Woodend Community Centre
Cost: $100 per organisation for all six workshops, for up to two participants.
Register: Further information and registration is available online

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Tuesday, 20 Jul: Tautoko Support Network Workshop
Topic:
Policies and Procedures
Facilitator: Liz Stephenson, Department of Internal Affairs
How to avoid fraud, financial mismanagement, and ending up on the ‘front page’ of the newspaper for conflict of interest!
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free event
RSVP: via email to outreach@volcan.org.nz

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Tuesday, 20 Jul: Governance Bites
Topic: Board and Management – Getting the Balance Right
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman
GOVERNANCE BITES are a series of free after-five 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 up with pizza. This session gets down to the nitty-gritty of good governance, dealing with the most common question and concern that non-profit leaders hae 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 organisations?
Time: 5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: No charge thanks to generosity of Rata Foundation
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz. Please note, while the Governance Bites workshops run as a series, each session can be attended as a standalone workshop if desired. Please indicate which session/s you are interested in when registering.

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Wednesday, 28 Jul: Expo
Topic: Student Volunteering Expo: Canterbury
Time:
To be confirmed
Venue:
University of Canterbury
Cost:
free event
Book a Site:
via email to outreach@volcan.org.nz

August

Wednesday, 4 Aug & 11 Aug: Online Volunteering Waikato Workshop
Topic:
Volunteer Recruitment Made Easy – Part 1 and 2
Presenter: Chris Atkinson, Regional Advisor, Volunteering Waikato
Recruiting volunteers is essential to enable your organisation to meet its goals. Is your recruitment strategy non-existent – or reactive and out of date? Explore a multi-paradigm model of volunteer recruitment that will enable you to attract the right volunteers using the most effective messages and platforms.
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am.
Venue: Online, via Zoom
Cost: $40 Volunteer Centre member organisations, $70 non-members. Registration is for BOTH PARTS.
Register: Online

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Thursday, 12 Aug: Expo
Topic:
Student Volunteering Expo: Lincoln
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: Lincoln University
Cost: free event
Book a Site: via email to outreach@volcan.org.nz

Friday, 13 Aug: Waimakariri District’s Community Development Training
Topic:
On Track Session Four – Communications and Marketing
Presenter: Gina McKenzie, Real Communications
On-Track is a six part programme of training sessions. These workshops will cover key information to help your community group or not for profit organisation ensure it is on track to success. Session four will cover: Developing a communication plan, websites, social media, guidance document.
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm. Morning Tea provided.
Venue: Woodend Community Centre
Cost: $100 per organisation for all six workshops, for up to two participants.
Register: Further information and registration is available online

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Tuesday, 17 Aug: Governance Bites
Topic: Better Board Decision Making
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman
GOVERNANCE BITES are a series of free after-five 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 up with pizza. Non-profit boards only have authority as a group. What’s the different dynamics between individual and group decision-making? And what key difference in approach is required when making routine decisions, and when looking to innovate to at least ensure we know what all the options are (beyond the same old-same old)? How can understanding the three key ‘mindsets’ that people can bring to governance decision-making help us make better decisions, and help us ensure we are asking the right questions. This session will provide participants with two useful tools that will help you in making better group decisions.
Time: 5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: No charge thanks to generosity of Rata Foundation
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz. Please note, while the Governance Bites workshops run as a series, each session can be attended as a standalone workshop if desired. Please indicate which session/s you are interested in when registering.

September

Friday, 10 Sept: Waimakariri District’s Community Development Training
Topic:
On Track Session Five – People Management
Presenter: Waimakariri District Council and Volunteering Canterbury
On-Track is a six part programme of training sessions. These workshops will cover key information to help your community group or not for profit organisation ensure it is on track to success. Session five will cover: NGO dynamics, Boards/Volunteer/Staff, Volunteer agreements and appreciation, Inductions. 
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm. Morning Tea provided.
Venue: Woodend Community Centre
Cost: $100 per organisation for all six workshops, for up to two participants.
Register: Further information and registration is available online

Thursday, 16 Sept & 23 Sept: Online Volunteering Waikato Workshop
Topic:
Successful Volunteer Retention – Part 1 and 2
Presenter: Chris Atkinson, Regional Advisor, Volunteering Waikato
Retaining volunteers is more important than ever to ensure your volunteer programme remains sustainable. Do applicants disappear not long after they’ve started? Are established volunteers becoming more short term in their commitment? Retention is more than just a chocolate bar and morning tea twice a year – connecting with volunteers in other ways is more effective and viable.
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am.
Venue: Online, via Zoom
Cost: $40 Volunteer Centre member organisations, $70 non-members. Registration is for BOTH PARTS.
Register: Online

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Tuesday, 21 Sept: Tautoko Support Network Workshop
Topic:
Fit for Funding
Facilitator: Liz Stephenson, Department of Internal Affairs
So you want funding — make sure you have everything in place to get through the hoops!
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: free event
RSVP: via email to outreach@volcan.org.nz

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Tuesday, 21 Sept: Governance Bites
Topic: Keeping it Legal – Incorporation, Duties and Conflict of Interest
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman
GOVERNANCE BITES are a series of free after-five 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 up with pizza. 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: No charge thanks to generosity of Rata Foundation
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz. Please note, while the Governance Bites workshops run as a series, each session can be attended as a standalone workshop if desired. Please indicate which session/s you are interested in when registering.

October

Friday, 8 Oct: Waimakariri District’s Community Development Training
Topic:
On Track Session Six – Future Proofing
Presenter: Led by WDC Community Team
On-Track is a six part programme of training sessions. These workshops will cover key information to help your community group or not for profit organisation ensure it is on track to success. Session six will cover: Health check, Succession planning, Reviews, Evaluations, Funding reports, Changes challenge/opportunity, Sustainability.
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm. Morning Tea provided.
Venue: Woodend Community Centre
Cost: $100 per organisation for all six workshops, for up to two participants.
Register: Further information and registration is available online

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Tuesday, 19 Oct: Governance Bites
Topic: Confident Oversight of Finances

Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman
GOVERNANCE BITES are a series of free after-five 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 up with pizza. 
Time: 5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: No charge thanks to generosity of Rata Foundation
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz. Please note, while the Governance Bites workshops run as a series, each session can be attended as a standalone workshop if desired. Please indicate which session/s you are interested in when registering.

Wednesday, 27 Oct & 2 Nov: Online Volunteering Waikato Workshop
Topic:
Doing the Difficult Stuff Well – Part 1 and 2
Presenter: Chris Atkinson, Regional Advisor, Volunteering Waikato
Have you ever experienced a sense of dread when you need to address volunteer behaviour or have a conversation you don’t feel comfortable having? This workshop explores a range of techniques you can use to have effective conversations with volunteers. 
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am.
Venue: Online, via Zoom
Cost: $40 Volunteer Centre member organisations, $70 non-members. Registration is for BOTH PARTS.
Register: Online

November

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Tuesday, 16 Nov: Governance Bites
Topic: The Board’s Role as a Great Employer

Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman
GOVERNANCE BITES are a series of free after-five 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 up with pizza. What can the board delegate, and what does it need to stay on top of? How do we balance our role in arms-length, independent supervision, and the need for engaged, collaborative support? How do we effectively balance a culture of checking and of cheer-leading?  What are the critical elements of a ‘good employer’, and how does it become great?  And what does that look like, when staff and volunteers are remote?
Time: 5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Christchurch Community House, 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch
Cost: No charge thanks to generosity of Rata Foundation
RSVP: outreach@volcan.org.nz. Please note, while the Governance Bites workshops run as a series, each session can be attended as a standalone workshop if desired. Please indicate which session/s you are interested in when registering.