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.

**All Tautoko events have been postponed until further notice**

Please see covid19.govt.nz for further information.

June

Thursday, 4 Jun: Governance Bites Online Workshop
Topic:
Getting the Right People on Board
Facilitator: Garth Nowland-Foreman, Director of LEAD
All you need to know about recruiting non-profit and community board members. What makes a good board member, where do you find them, and do you get them interested in your organisation? What are the three biggest traps in recruitment? And how do you get the most of new board members after they are on-board?
Time:
5:15pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Zoom
Cost: free, but registrations are essential
RSVP: Via Eventbrite

Tuesday, 9 Jun: Tautoko Support Network Workshop
**This workshop has been cancelled**
Topic: Social Media Beyond the Basics (for community organisations)

21 – 27 Jun: National Volunteer Week
Theme:
The Benefit of Working Together 
National Volunteer Week 2020 will be going ahead! Now more than ever is a time to support, recognise and celebrate volunteers. We are planning for a virtual campaign with lots of possibilities – start planning now!

Monday, 22 Jun: Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards
**Postponed until International Volunteer Day – 5 December**


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.


July

Thursday, 2 Jul: 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:
Helping the Wrong People Overboard
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

Wednesday, 29 Jul: Student Volunteer Expo
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.
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Venue: University of Canterbury

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

Thursday, 13 Aug: Student Volunteer Expo
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.
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Venue: Lincoln University

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

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

TBC: Annual 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 until National Volunteer Day. More details to follow once confirmed.