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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An innovative model of dementia care

June 11, 2019

Dagmarsminde Care Home in Denmark May Bjerre Eiby is working at the forefront of dementia care in Denmark. Her care home, Dagmarsminde, which opened three and a half years ago is home for 10 residents with severe dementia. May is an RN with a Masters degree and a keen interest in the humanistic model of care. She bases her care on 18th century principles – use hands, skills, nature and the environment, rather than relying on medication. Staff ratios are 1:4 and are all RN’s or EN’s, and they do everything with residents including therapy, cooking, personal care and activities. The only other staff are cleaners who do all the facility’s cleaning. The facility, which is in a country area, has been designed and furnished to look like a home. It has no institutional furniture. The animals which include dogs, cats, chickens and goats are looked after by the residents with the […]

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Free event – Navigating Mental Health Services

May 27, 2019

Community Industry Group is pleased to present a forum for members and other stakeholders to hear the latest developments in the local mental health services system on Wednesday 19 June at Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club. This free event is particularly targeted to non-mental health service providers, carers/supporters, front line staff in schools, GPs, housing, neighbourhood centres, Job Network providers, multicultural & refugee services, faith communities etc. Back by popular demand – Mental Health Services participating in the marketplace will have the opportunity to present their two minute ‘Power Pitch’. The forum will be followed by a light lunch and networking. Mental Health Service Providers are encouraged to book an information table please contact Tessa on tparsons@cigroup.org.au or call our office on 02 4256 4333. Click here to book your place now.

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Training Sessions – SE NSW Region

May 22, 2019

Community Industry Group is proud to offer range of free training sessions for Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Cooma, Batemans Bay & Bega in June 2019. Leadership Matters – Facilitating groups to turn good ideas into great outcomes Marketing Matters – Promoting your organisation to clients and key stakeholders Same but Different – How to diversify your organisations income stream Change Management – Positioning your organisation in an ever-changing environment Get on Board – How to build and motivate Boards and Committees of Management Click here to book your place now! For a printable flyer click here.      

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Upcoming Training & Events

Leadership Matters, Facilitating Groups to Turn Good Ideas into Great Outcomes-Goulburn

18/06/2019
This training is for Not-for-Profit organisations, priority will be given to FACS funded services. A true leader has the ability to inspire and gain respect of people. They are able to motivate others to achieve great outcomes and to feel appreciated. We'll discuss practical ways to inspire staff and improve workplace morale as well as a number of simple ways to make meetings and working groups more constructive  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 seminar a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. An ATTENDANCE GUARANTEE of $30 applies if you book but do not attend or send a replacement.           
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Marketing Matters - Goulburn

18/06/2019
This training is for Not-for-Profit organisations, priority will be given to FACS funded services. Join us to discover the best ways to promote your organisationto clients and key stakeholders. Participants will learn about the importance of consistent branding and messaging, creating inexpensive and effective quality content including videos and social media posts. We'll also discuss reaching your target audience, the free tools available for community service organisations and ways to most effectively use your time for marketing activities.  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 seminar a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. An ATTENDANCE GUARANTEE of $30 applies if you book but do not attend or send a replacement.           
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Same But Different: How to Diversify your Organisation's Income Stream- Queanbeyan

19/06/2019
This training is for Not-for-Profit organisations, priority will be given to FACS funded services. With increasing demand, community service organisations must rethink funding and financial strategies. This is critical across the community services sector whilst government funding remains relatively static. We will discuss opportunities for a future where public investment is complemented by a diverse range of income sources.  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 seminar a substitute for your place is welcome to attend. An ATTENDANCE GUARANTEE of $30 applies if you book but do not attend or send a replacement.           
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