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 Available
Professional Mentoring and Supervision Skills
Train the Trainers
Understanding your Organisation’s finances
Developing and Managing Staff Performance
Working for Effective Employment Relations – Workplace Wellbeing
Understanding the Media
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.
- 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
$95 per attendee
Christchurch - 9 May 2013
Increase your understanding of 'good governance' for not-for-profit organisations and evaluate the effectiveness of your Board.
- 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.
$95 per attendee
|Christchurch||2 February||Volunteering Canterbury|
|Hamilton||6 March||Community Waikato|
|Hamilton||2 October||Community Waikato|
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.
Increase your understanding of basic financial concepts and processes necessary for good governance and management of not-for-profit organisations.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
$95 per attendee
Auckland Volunteer Centre
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
|Auckland||Unitec Institute of Technology
09 815 4321 ext 5069
|Dunedin||Dunedin COSS||03 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Christchurch||Volunteering Canterbury||03 366 email@example.com|
|Blenheim||Volunteer Marlborough||03 577 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wellington||Volunteer Wellington||04 499 email@example.com|
|New Plymouth||Action Foundation||06 759 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hawkes Bay||Volunteering HB||06 833 email@example.com|
|Gisborne||Volunteer Centre||06 868 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rotorua||ROSSCO||07 349 email@example.com|
|Tauranga||Volunteer WBOP||07 571 3714||mgr@firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hamilton||Community Waikato||07 838 email@example.com|
|Manukau||Manukau CC||09 262 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|North Shore||NSCSS||09 486 email@example.com|
Last edited: 22 April 2013