Community Governance Program

Brimbank Community Governance Training

We are committed to supporting community groups and small organisations located in our area. Are you an active member of one of these groups? Take this opportunity to participate in a range of training sessions.

These sessions can support your group with planning, operations and decision-making. There are:

  • No costs to attend these workshops
  • Refreshments provided.

The 2017 Community Governance Training Calendar

Planning and Running Effective Annual General Meetings (AGMs)

Facilitated by Non Profit Training 

This workshop will assist community groups to plan and run effective AGMs and will cover:

  • All the important steps in planning an AGM
  • How to prepare an AGM checklist
  • Effective ways to attract members to attend the meeting
  • Important steps after an AGM
  • Book your place now!

When and Where
Tuesday 4 April, 5.30-8pm
Westvale Community Centre
45 Kings Road, St Albans

 

How to Run Effective Committee Meetings

Facilitated by Non Profit Training

This session will assist you to have productive meetings where everyone feels like they have contributed, achieved the tasks required, want to return again and importantly, are willing also to recommend people they know to join. 

Topics include:

  • Managing the 10 most common bad meeting habits
  • Template for agendas, minutes, actions and committee papers
  • Decision making in meetings 
  • What happens between meetings?

When and Where
Tuesday 18 April, 9.30am-12noon
Westvale Community Centre
45 Kings Road, St Albans

Bookings open two weeks prior to the session date.

 

Recruiting, Retaining and Supporting Volunteers

Facilitated by Volunteer West

This workshop will provide practical tips and strategies to attract and support volunteers and will focus on: 

  • How to best attract and recruit volunteers 
  • Volunteers roles – position descriptions, rights and responsibilities
  • How to retain and support volunteers 

When and Where
Monday 15 May, 5.30-8.30pm
Sydenham Neighbourhood House
Level 1
1 Station Street, Watergardens Town Centre 
Taylors Lakes

Bookings open two weeks prior to the session date.

 

Social Enterprise: Is it the Most Suitable Option?

Facilitated by Non Profit Training 

This workshop will assist community groups who have never established a social enterprise before to ascertain if it is the most suitable option to achieve their goals. The workshop will cover: 

  • What is a social enterprise and why establish one?
  • Questions to ask your organisation before considering a social enterprise
  • The difference between a not for profit, for profit and a social enterprise
  • A template for building a social enterprise

When and Where
Tuesday 30 May, 9.30am-12noon
Visy Cares Hub
80B Harvester Road, Sunshine

Bookings open two weeks prior to the session date.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Council on 9249 4418 or email CGPrograms@brimbank.vic.gov.au.