Community Industry Group is the peak body working for community services and organisations in South East NSW. It supports community organisations, promotes expertise and innovation, fosters industry development and pursues social justice in the region. Its membership consists of organisations and individuals that provide community services.

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Training Calendar – July to December 2019 Copy

August 14, 2019

Community Industry Group run a wide range of professional development opportunities especially for people who work in the community services sector. Training sessions for July to December include: Aboriginal Employment Recruitment and Retention Toolkit Training Navigating End of Life Issues The Data Exchange for Targeted Early Intervention Dementia Awareness Workshop Autism Intervention in Mainstream The Illawarra Way – Reablement Pilot Workshop Work with Diverse People Get on Board Volunteer Training Series Leadership for Not for Profits Foundations of Trauma Informed Care and Practice Same but Different Hypothetical on Older Persons Abuse Prevention for Aged Care Service Providers Aged Care Forums For a printable version of our Training Calendar July to December 2019 click here.

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Community Campus – we need your ideas!

August 14, 2019

BlueScope has partnered with The Flagstaff Group and Community Industry Group to repurpose several disused buildings and the large parcel of greenspace off Flagstaff Road in Port Kembla into new community focussed facilities. It is hoped the buildings and surrounding parkland may be revitalised as a Community Campus, which will bring benefits to local community members, and to local community service  organisations. As well as a business incubator for entrepreneurs with a disability, the Campus will bring training and meeting opportunities for community organisations, and outdoor opportunities for community activities. We are seeking input and ideas from the local community and invite you to an ideas drop in session. Join us on Monday 26 August 2019 between 1pm-3pm or 6pm-7.30pm on site at the proposed Community Campus, Flagstaff Road, Port Kembla (turn off Five Islands Road) for a cup of tea or coffee, cake and a chat. This is your […]

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Training Calendar – July to December 2019

August 14, 2019

Community Industry Group run a wide range of professional development opportunities especially for people who work in the community services sector. Training sessions for July to December include: Aboriginal Employment Recruitment and Retention Toolkit Training Navigating End of Life Issues The Data Exchange for Targeted Early Intervention Dementia Awareness Workshop Autism Intervention in Mainstream The Illawarra Way – Reablement Pilot Workshop Work with Diverse People Get on Board Volunteer Training Series Leadership for Not for Profits Foundations of Trauma Informed Care and Practice Same but Different Hypothetical on Older Persons Abuse Prevention for Aged Care Service Providers Aged Care Forums For a printable version of our Training Calendar July to December 2019 click here.

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Upcoming Training & Events

Get On Board: Building and Motivating Boards and Committees of Management -Oak Flats

29/08/2019
This training is only available to Not-for-Profit community organisations.  What a Board does is governance; what staff do is management and implementation. Effective functioning of a not for profit organisation requires the commitment of both the board and the staff members to work together in partnership. The Board is a collection of individuals that form the ‘leadership group’ of an organisation. it is critical that all board members understand what their role is, and the associated responsibilities, ensuring that as a collective they are able to make decisions for the organisation.   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 seminar a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. NO REFUND if less than 3 working days notice           
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Volunteer Training Series - 3 sessions

09/09/2019
This training takes place over three Mondays 9th, 16th & 23rd  September 9:30am - 12 noon Tailored training for volunteers working in the Aged and Community Services sector. All participants will be provided with both legislative and practical understanding of: Confidentiality & Privacy Working within Boundaries & an Ethical Framework Safe Home Visiting Person Centred Approach Prevention of Elder Abuse COST is per Organisation for up to five participants. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Please advise us at time of booking if you have any specific needs e.g. for visual, hearing or mobility impairments. PAYMENT: Payment is by credit card  OR you can request an invoice but you will not be able to attend until the invoice is paid. CAN’T MAKE IT? If you are unable to attend the seminar a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. NO REFUND  if less than 3 working days notice given.           
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Leadership for Non Profit Providers

18/09/2019
Community Industry Group is proud to offer expert leadership training at an affordable price.   As a sector it is important that our organisations are prepared for the future and that our future leaders are identified and invested in. Community Industry Group have an opportunity for emerging leaders to attend a workshop where participants can begin to develop their leadership skills and leadership styles.   ‘’The Future of Leadership in the NFP Sector’’   This workshop will be led by Nicki Bowman. Nicki is a facilitator, keynote speaker and leadership expert, working with clients to improve the quality of leadership in their organisations. Nicki has more than two decades of leadership experience across numerous industries in the commercial sector at Executive and Board level. She has extensive experience in the NFP sector. Nicki co-founded Football South Coast and was a Board member for 8 years as well as Acting CEO in its formative stages. Nicki is also a Board member of Dress for Success Sydney and founded its Illawarra Branch.   In this workshop you will learn:   How the emerging issues and challenges for the NFP sector are changing the requirements for effective leadership;   Why now, more than ever, keeping employees psychologically safe is the key to attracting and retaining the best employees in order for your organisation to thrive; The 7 elements of Nicki's proprietary "Lead with Safe" framework which allow leaders to create the conditions for teams to do their best work; and Practical leadership tools which you can immediately implement to deliver outstanding outcomes in an increasingly volatile and uncertain environment.     Community Industry Group has heavily subsidised this workshop and we only have 12 placed to offer to future leaders.   Contact details - Melissa Breuker mbreuker@cigroup.org.au or 4256 4333   Details: Wednesday 18 September 9:00 - 4:30 Community Industry Group Training Room - 106B Industrial Road, Oak Flats Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea provided
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