Training & Events

Community Industry Group 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.

Community Industry Group members receive a discount of all training and events provided by Community Industry Group. Click here for the Training & Events Calendar Publication.

 

Good Governance

26/07/2018
This training provides a great foundation for understanding a board's role and responsibilities. At the end of the training 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 Dana Mertens will be your facilitator. She has over 15 years’ experience in the community services sector in the Illawarra region. She has a strong background in policy, quality systems and management within not for profit organisations. Dana holds a Diploma of Community Services; Diploma of Youth Work; Diploma of Alcohol & other drug work, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and is currently studying postgraduate work in Health Management and Leadership.  Morning tea will be provided. For a printable flyer click here. CATERING: Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend the session a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. The full 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 session is cancelled, a full refund will be paid in full. DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD? Choose the PAY BY INVOICE payment option for Bank Transfer payment.           
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Discussion Group - Submission to NSW Legislative Council Inquiry: implementation of the NDIS

31/07/2018
Discussion Group for the development of our Submission to the NSW Legislative Council Inquiry into the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and the provision of disability services in New South Wales. CATERING: Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend, a substitute for your place is welcome to attend.           
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Community Care Collective

01/08/2018
Our Community Care Collective meeting on Wednesday 1st August. Sharing of information and updates from relevant organisations. Click here for the agenda
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Discussion Group - Stronger Outcomes for Families: DSS discussion paper

03/08/2018
Australian Government Deprtament of Social Services (DSS) have launched a discussion paper on ‘Stronger Outcomes for Families’. This is part of a review of some key Children and Families programs including:• Communities for Children Facilitating Partners• Family and Relationship Services• Children and Parenting Support• Intensive Family Support Service• Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters. Paper is available here  Purpose:Under the FaC Activity, the Department of Social Services (DSS) invests approximately $217 million annually in the following programs, which are in-scope for this discussion paper:- Communities for Children Facilitating Partners- Family and Relationship Services- Children and Parenting Support- Intensive Family Support Service, and- the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (Adult Specialist Support Services and Reconnect are not in-scope for this discussion paper given their focus on adults and youth homelessness).These programs deliver a range of early intervention and prevention services to improve child, youth, adult and family wellbeing, increase economic engagement and support more cohesive communities. Examples of these services include counselling, supported playgroups, relationship education, parenting programs, peer support groups, school readiness programs, home visiting, child and youth focus groups, dispute resolution and outreach.The majority of grant agreements for these programs expire on 30 June 2020. It is therefore timely for us to discuss how we can continue to work together to ensure our programs continue to achieve positive outcomes for families and children across Australia. This is not about reducing our investment in families but rather talking with the sector, academia and families to ensure that our investment is as effective as possible.We are committed to making sure that family services are designed in collaboration with service providers, academics, state and territory governments, and families and children. DSS wants to be clear that the ideas proposed in this discussion paper are ideas to test only and do not represent DSS’ final policy position. This process is the beginning of our engagement. We anticipate continuing discussions over the coming years CATERING: Please advise us at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend, a substitute for your place is welcome to attend.           
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Working from an Ethical Framework

08/08/2018
Ethics are an important part of any organisation. Ethics training helps employees identify the ethical considerations of their decisions and introduces high ethical standards in everyday business practices.  Your facilitator will be Dana Mertens. She has over 15 years’ experience in the community services sector in the Illawarra region. She has a strong background in policy, quality systems and management within not for profit organisations. Dana holds a Diploma of Community Services; Diploma of Youth Work; Diploma of Alcohol & other drug work, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and is currently studying postgraduate work in Health Management and Leadership. For a printable flyer click here. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend the session a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. The full 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 session is cancelled, a full refund will be paid in full. DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD? Choose the PAY BY INVOICE payment option for Bank Transfer payment.           
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