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 generally receive a discount on all training and events provided by Community Industry Group.

For a printable version of the July to December Training Calendar click here.

To book into an event click here.

 

Aboriginal Employment Recruitment and Retention Toolkit Training- September

24/09/2019
This training is for Managers and Human Resources personnel in the Community Services Industry. ATTRACT RECOGNISE VALUE is a comprehensive and practical employment toolkit for those in the community services sector seeking to increase the employment opportunities for Aboriginal people. The ATTRACT RECOGNISE VALUE toolkit includes:• A copy of the Aboriginal Employment Recruitment and Retention Pilot Report• Fact Sheets• Training Workbook• Cultural Survey• Welcome/Acknowledgement to Country Fact Sheet and wallet cards• USB with electronic copies of relevant documents Upon completion of the training participants will have a clear idea of how their organisation can develop meaningful engagement with Aboriginal Communities, improve recruitment and retention strategies for potential Aboriginal employees and create a culturally respectful, appropriate and safe working environment for Aboriginal people.  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. 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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Foundation for Trauma Informed Care and Practice

25/09/2019
This training uses current research to provide a basic understanding of trauma, trauma dynamics and the core principles of trauma-informed practice, a strengths-based approach vital for every person working in health, human and legal services. By participating in this professional development training, attendees will: Develop understanding of the types, prevalence, neurobiology and impacts of trauma Use a trauma-informed lens to reframe challenging emotions and behaviours as adaptive responses to trauma Using case studies, apply the principles of trauma-informed practice in your role to develop strategies which enhance safety, minimise re-traumatisation and support recovery of people with complex trauma Trainer:  Blue Knot Foundation - National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma REGISTRATION:  Please arrive at 8:45AM CATERING: Please advise at time of booking of any specific dietary requirements. ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Please advise 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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Dementia Awareness

26/09/2019
The presentation is in four parts with time for reflection and discussion.• The first part is an overview of dementia and its prevalence in the Australian community.• The second section looks more closely at how dementia can impact on an individual particularly how it may impact our senses.• The third section looks at getting a diagnosis, the risk factors and some strategies you can employ to minimise your chances ofdeveloping dementia, and things you may be able to do to mitigate its impact.• The final section looks at what you can do to help support someone with dementia and how to become a dementia Friend.• Questions are encouraged from participants to ensure you gain a practical understanding of the lived experience of dementia.   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.        
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Consultation workshop - A secure home for all

27/09/2019
What’s the workshop about? In the context of narrowing visions by governments at the state and federal levels, and in the absence of both a National and State (New South Wales) Housing Strategy or Policy - as well as a research and advocacy sector that continues to draw in numerous and diverse voices, we seek to develop an ambitious vision for a person-centred housing system that could deliver on our vision of “a secure home for all”.  We aim to:  challenge and change current narratives by articulating a clear vision of a sustainable, fair housing system that others will support; and build a coherent and persuasive set of messages that are informed and influenced by Shelter NSW’ members, supporters and stakeholders. This will help us influence politicians, government and industry, as well as engage new partners and build new collaborations as we work towards an improved housing system in New South Wales. To achieve this, Shelter NSW is embarking upon a series of discussions and consultations in August/ September 2019 across NSW.  A Discussion Paper will be distributed to workshop participants prior to the session and will set out a series of points for contemplation and discussion that we hope will prompt significant engagement with our team as we progress this work, and develop our vision.  Bernie Coates will be the lead facilitator. Morning tea will be provided. We look forward to engaging with you on this exciting project. 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.
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Same But Different: How to Diversify your Organisation's Income Stream- Oak Flats

15/10/2019
This training is for Not-for-Profit organisations. With increasing demand for community service organisation's must rethink funding and financial strategies. This is critical across the community services sector whilst government funding remains relatively static. It is time for us to consider a future where public investment is complemented by a diverse range of income sources. . 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 given           
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