Training & Events

 

Illawarra Forum runs a wide variety of training and events to support professional development needs of the community services industry. If you have a training requirement for you staff that you can’t see here, have a look at our tailored training page. We can tailor training session specifically for you.

Illawarra Forum members receive a discount of all training and events provided by Illawarra Forum.

Click here for the Training Calendar Publication.

 

Good Governance - Training Session @ Nowra

23/11/2017
This training provides a great foundation for understanding a board's role and responsibilities under the NSW Associations Incorpoation Act 2009. At the end of the trining you will: Understand your legal and financial responsibilities Learn about your role on the board in your organisation Explore areas of conflict Develop skills in creating a more effective and efficient board Sarah Gadd is the Policy and Projects Officer – Workforce Development at the Illawarra Forum. She comes to the forum with over 10 years’ experience in community services. The first half of her career as a youth worker with young people in a range of areas including accommodation and case management. The second half working in policy and strategic roles in education and youth accommodation. Morning tea will be provided. FPlease click here for a printable version. REFUNDS: If the registered participant is unable to attend a minimum of 3 days’ notice is required to receive a full refund. If the registered participant provides less than 3 days’ notice a refund of 50% of course cost will be refunded. If the course is cancelled, a full refund will be paid in full. CATERING: Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific training needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD? Use the Promotional Code INVOICEME for Bank Transfer payment.           
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Fabulous Finances - Finance for Board Members @ Nowra

23/11/2017
Did you know that the not-for-profit sector has the highest rate of fraud of any industry? One of the most important elements of governance is to ensure a full understanding of their financial position, and effectively manage the risks related to finance. This session will provide board members with the skills to read financial reports, assist with budgeting, and ensure key risk and fraud prevention policies are in place. Bring along examples of of your organisation's financial reports. At the end of the training you will: • Develop skills in reading financial statements. • Understand key financial ratios. • Be able to develop budgets. • Understand and reduce financial risk and fraud. Your facilitator will be Sarah Wilson - Operations Manager at the Illawarra Forum Sarah has over 14 years working in the social enterprise and community services sectors both in the UK and Australia. This work has spanned vocational training, neighbourhood centres, employment services and business support services. Sarah has also served on a number of not for profit boards. Her expertise is, in particular working in and with small to medium NGO’s to become more effective and efficient in the work they do and with the communities they serve. Sarah holds a degree in Accounting and Management and is currently undertaking the Leadership Illawarra Program. Afternoon tea will be provided. Click here for a printable version. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend your nominated course a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. The full training fee will be charged if you or someone in your place does not attend the session and we have not been given notice as specified below. REFUNDS: If the registered participant is unable to attend a minimum of 3 days’ notice is required to receive a full refund. If the registered participant provides less than 3 days’ notice a refund of 50% of course cost will be refunded. If the course is cancelled, a full refund will be paid in full. CATERING: Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific training needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD? Use the Promotional Code INVOICEME for Bank Transfer payment.           
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Towards a Culture of Wellness & Reablement - Batemans Bay

29/11/2017
A forum for CHSP & HCP providers, RAS, ACAT, government staff and allied health professionals, carers and volunteers. What is Wellness & Reablement? What are the new Service Provider requirements for Wellness & Reablement? How do we know if we are practicing Wellness & Reablement? What’s happening across Australia and overseas? What does best practice look like? How do we build a collaborative culture of Wellness & Reablement? If you would like answers to any of these questions, then this is the forum for you! Keynote Presenter & Facilitator: Ricki Smith - CEO Access Care Network Australia As CEO of Access Care Network Australia, Dr Ricki Smith believes that independent assessment with a strong focus on reablement not only results in better outcomes for clients, it also benefits funders. She has invested significant resources into testing and evaluating different assessment methodologies; resulting in an active assessment model incorporating reablement strategies that is now standard practice for all Home and Community Care clients in Western Australia. A Churchill Fellowship recipient, Ricki recently undertook a study tour of reablement policy and practice in New Zealand, London, Wales and Denmark. Her professional qualifications include a Bachelor of Business, Masters of Business Administration and a Doctor of Business Administration. For a printable flyer click here Morning tea and lunch will be provided. CATERING: Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific training needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments.           
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Good Governance - Training Session Illawarra Forum

30/11/2017
This training provides a great foundation for understanding a board's role and responsibilities under the NSW Associations Incorpoation Act 2009. At the end of the trining you will: Understand your legal and financial responsibilities Learn about your role on the board in your organisation Explore areas of conflict Develop skills in creating a more effective and efficient board Sarah Gadd is the Policy and Projects Officer – Workforce Development at the Illawarra Forum. She comes to the forum with over 10 years’ experience in community services. The first half of her career as a youth worker with young people in a range of areas including accommodation and case management. The second half working in policy and strategic roles in education and youth accommodation. Morning tea will be provided. Click here for a printable version. REFUNDS: If the registered participant is unable to attend a minimum of 3 days’ notice is required to receive a full refund. If the registered participant provides less than 3 days’ notice a refund of 50% of course cost will be refunded. If the course is cancelled, a full refund will be paid in full. CATERING: Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific training needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD? Use the Promotional Code INVOICEME for Bank Transfer payment.           
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Fabulous Finances - Finance for Board Members @ IFi

30/11/2017
Did you know that the not-for-profit sector has the highest rate of fraud of any industry? One of the most important elements of governance is to ensure a full understanding of their financial position, and effectively manage the risks related to finance. This session will provide board members with the skills to read financial reports, assist with budgeting, and ensure key risk and fraud prevention policies are in place. Bring along examples of of your organisation's financial reports. At the end of the training you will: • Develop skills in reading financial statements. • Understand key financial ratios. • Be able to develop budgets. • Understand and reduce financial risk and fraud. Your facilitator will be Sarah Wilson - Operations Manager at the Illawarra Forum Sarah has over 14 years working in the social enterprise and community services sectors both in the UK and Australia. This work has spanned vocational training, neighbourhood centres, employment services and business support services. Sarah has also served on a number of not for profit boards. Her expertise is, in particular working in and with small to medium NGO’s to become more effective and efficient in the work they do and with the communities they serve. Sarah holds a degree in Accounting and Management and is currently undertaking the Leadership Illawarra Program. Afternoon tea will be provided. Please click here for a printable version. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend your nominated course a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. The full training fee will be charged if you or someone in your place does not attend the session and we have not been given notice as specified below. REFUNDS: If the registered participant is unable to attend a minimum of 3 days’ notice is required to receive a full refund. If the registered participant provides less than 3 days’ notice a refund of 50% of course cost will be refunded. If the course is cancelled, a full refund will be paid in full. CATERING: Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific training needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD? Use the Promotional Code INVOICEME for Bank Transfer payment.           
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