Not-for-Profit Management

Our ‘Managing to Make a Difference’ series will dramatically improve your skills in leading, managing or relating to organisations in the not-for-profit sector.

These Short Courses will:

  • Update you in the latest not-for-profit management thinking and practice
  • Provide tools and frameworks that will make a difference in your organisation tomorrow
  • Provide valuable opportunities to network and share practice with others.

Who are they for?

  • Managers, Board members, paid staff and volunteers of not-for-profit organisations
  • Local and central government officials
  • Iwi, business and community leaders
  • Social Service and Health based organisations
  • Those interested in working within or with the not-for-profit sector

You will receive a Unitec certificate after completion of the course.

Short Courses

Train the Trainers
Governance in Not-for-profit organisations
Community Funding
Understanding your Organisation’s finances
Developing and Managing Staff Performance
Conflict Management
Legal Issues
Working for Effective Employment Relations – Workplace Wellbeing
Understanding the Media
The Power of Story

 

Train the Trainers

On this course you will find out what makes learning happen and how to design and deliver interactive training sessions that make even the most boring subjects interesting!

Bring along an idea for a training workshop and we will take you through the steps to take it from a good idea to a successful training event that fully involves learners in the process.

Content:

  • What makes learning happen - determinants of learning
  • Training essentials - writing aims and learning objectives
  • Designing training that works
  • Creative training techniques
  • Making boring subjects interesting
  • Creating involvement
  • Dealing with sensitive topics
  • Dealing with difficult participants
  • Up front delivery skills
  • Evaluating effectiveness

Indicative Cost:

$95 per attendee

2014 Dates

Please contact your local host organisation to express interest in attending this course.

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Governance in Not-for-profit organisations

Increase your understanding of 'good governance' for not-for-profit organisations and evaluate the effectiveness of your Board.

Topics include:

  • Governance and management defined
  • How Boards can add value
  • How to avoid the common pitfalls
  • Key functions of the Board
  • Inherent dilemmas for Boards
  • Board members – roles, rights and responsibilities
  • Board – staff relations
  • Effective meetings.

Indicative Cost:

$95 per attendee.

2014 Dates

Monday 19 May, Lower Hutt (Volunteer Wellington)
Saturday 4 October, Auckland (Volunteering Auckland)

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Community Funding

This course will improve your skills in developing funding strategies for your organisation that focus on long-term survival and success.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss ways to develop effective and healthy relationships with funders
  • Identify sources of funds for community based organisations
  • Discuss strategies for funding community organisations and projects
  • Identify ways to develop funding strategies appropriate for their own organisation.

2014 Dates

Please contact your local host organisation to express interest in attending this course.

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Understanding your Organisation's Finances

Increase your understanding of basic financial concepts and processes necessary for good governance and management of not-for-profit organisations.

Topics include:

  • Financial stewardship – the roles and responsibilities
  • How are we doing? A financial health check for your organisation
  • Reading financial statements and drawing conclusions
  • Beyond figure phobias – understanding the language
  • Checks and balances for a sound financial system
  • Planning, budgeting and reporting cycles.

2014 Dates

Please contact your local host organisation to express interest in attending this course.

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Developing and Managing Staff Performance

This course will improve your abilities to motivate, manage and evaluate the performance of others in ways that work in your not-for-profit organisation.

Topics include:

  • What is performance management?
  • The seven habits of effective performance management
  • Ensuring expectations are set and met in work teams
  • Dealing with non-performance
  • Performance appraisal
  • The art of feedback – having constructive conversations about performance
  • Coaching and mentoring in the workplace.

Indicative Cost:

$75 per person.

2014 Dates

Tuesday 24 June, Hamilton
Wednesday 16 July, Auckland (Volunteering Auckland)

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Conflict Management

Dealing with conflict is a common part of life in not for profit organisations.

This course explores what conflict looks like, the impact it can have on an organisation and equips participants with the tools to create an environment to minimise the negative impact of conflict. Mediation skills are looked at and practised for those times when conflict occurs.

Topics include the nature of conflict, creating a positive environment to minimise and manage conflict, personal conflict management styles, getting to a win-win and mediation skills.

2014 Dates

Please contact your local host organisation to express interest in attending this course.

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Legal Issues: Hot Topics for Not-for-Profit Organisations

Are you familiar with legal issues that may impact on your organisation? This course is run by a not-for-profit law expert and introduces you to what you need to know if you are establishing or working in a not-for-profit organisation.

Topics include

  • How the law works and how it affects organisations and not for profit management, organisational structures and founding documents
  • Legal duties of governing bodies, staff and volunteers
  • The effects of The Charities Act 2005.

2014 Dates

Please contact your local host organisation to express interest in attending this course.

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Working for Effective Employment Relations – Workplace Wellbeing

This workshop aims to

  • Increase participants' awareness and understanding of employment relations law, employment issues and practices in the community and voluntary sector
  • Provide tools to support participants to be active in promoting and maintaining good faith relationships in the workplace
  • Provide managers and employers with information and resources that will support community sector employers to think more strategically about ways they can work collectively to enhance employment relationships.

2014 Dates

Please contact your local host organisation to express interest in attending this course.

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Understanding the Media

It is the aim of this course to provide managers of not for profit organisations with the skills and knowledge to effectively manage their organisation's relationship with the news media.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding of the news media processes
  • Identify strategies for developing effective media relations
  • Analyse the concept of news values
  • Demonstrate use of key messages in a media interview
  • Identify the main components of a news release.

2014 Dates

Please contact your local host organisation to express interest in attending this course.

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The Power of Story

Using stories to win hearts, change minds and show outcomes.

Every organisation has great stories to tell. This inspirational workshop looks at the power of story to win hearts, change minds and strengthen connections in teams and organisations. It will help build story competence, develop story cultures, show you how to gather and use stories effectively plus increase your ability to tell your stories so that people watch or listen right to the end.

On this interactive workshop you will learn:

  • The importance of stories to organisations
  • The difference between a case study, a testimonial and a story
  • How to tell a good story
  • How to gather stories within organisations or communities
  • How to use stories for evaluation, engagement and development
  • How to manage ethical issues when working with stories.

Participants will use a story circle process to craft a story for themselves over the course of the workshop and will get to see and hear examples of stories that worked. Case studies and examples of how not for profit organisations have used stories to demonstrate outcomes will be shared. Participants will also experience how stories can strengthen identity and connections in teams and organisations by listening and working with the stories that others tell.

Content includes:

  • Stories – the powers and the perils
  • Using stories for engagement, evaluation and learning
  • Differences between testimonials, stories and case studies
  • The elements of a good story
  • How to tell a good story
  • Listening deeply
  • Examples of stories that have changed hearts and minds
  • Story triggers that get great stories
  • The story circle process
  • Recording the stories that others tell
  • The ethics of story gathering

The workshop can be customised for teams and organisations to achieve specific strategic objectives. The story circle process is a versatile tool that brings out the stories that need to be heard for groups to do their best thinking, strengthen connections or support the holistic functioning of the organisation.

2014 Dates

June 25 Auckland.

Cost

$90.

Enrol online at Volunteering Auckland and tick member rate, or email admin@volunteeringauckland.org.nz with the names of those attending and invoicing details.

For more details, please contact aly@coachingmentoring.co.nz.

 

How to Enrol

Please contact the local host organisation in the city where the course will be held. The host organisation will advise you of the cost and venue of the workshops.

Location Organisation Phone Email
Auckland Unitec Institute of Technology

09 815 4321 ext 5069

hstarfoged@unitec.ac.nz
Dunedin Dunedin COSS 03 4716177  sue@dcoss.org.nz
Christchurch Volunteering Canterbury 03 366 2442 mgr@volcan.org.nz
Blenheim Volunteer Marlborough 03 577 9388 vm@volunteermarlborough.org.nz
Wellington Volunteer Wellington 04 499 4570 julie@volunteerwellington.org.nz
New Plymouth Action Foundation 06 759 1178 ceo@bishopsactionfoundation.org.nz
Hawkes Bay  Volunteering HB 06 833 6691 manager@volunteeringhb.org.nz
Gisborne Volunteer Centre 06 868 4522 gisvolunteercentre@xtra.co.nz
Rotorua ROSSCO 07 349 4440 rossco@callplus.net.nz
Hamilton Community Waikato 07 838 1583 sally@communitywaikato.org.nz
Manukau Manukau CC 09 262 5441 hazel.hodgkin@manukau.govt.nz
North Shore NSCSS 09 486 4820 yvonne@nscss.org.nz

 


Last edited: 16 April 2014  

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