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.

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Community Industry Group Mentoring Program for Members Official Launch

27/02/2020
Community Industry Group is proud to present this brand new mentorship program designed specifically for our members in the Community Services Industry. Mentoring is not a new concept. It often occurs spontaneously as informal relationships, however as people recognise the tremendous power of mentoring, the process can benefit from being more structured. The program developed by Community Industry Group provides a single source of mentoring best practice including tools and support to ensure the mentor and mentee both get the most out of the experience. We invite you to help us celebrate the launch of this new initiative by Community Industry Group and find out how you can participate. Our first round of mentorships will commence in March 2020- A half day training session is provided for mentors and mentees before commencement of the program- Mentees and mentors will be matched through a questionnaire and evaluation process- Support will be provided by Community Industry Group throughout the twelve month program- There is no cost to participate for our members- Official graduation networking event for participants at the conclusion of the program 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. An ATTENDANCE GUARANTEE of $30 applies if you book but do not attend or send a replacement.
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Dementia Awareness Training with Dennis Frost

02/03/2020
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.  Dennis Frost is a member of Dementia Alliance International and also the Inaugural Chair of the Southern Dementia Advisory Group in Kiama NSW, which guides the Dementia Friendly Community pilot project between the Kiama Council, University of Wollongong and with which Alzheimer;s Australia were also involved in nationally. Many consider this to be the gold standard dementia friendly communities project globally. 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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Dementia Awareness Training with Dennis Frost

03/03/2020
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.   Dennis Frost is a member of Dementia Alliance International and also the Inaugural Chair of the Southern Dementia Advisory Group in Kiama NSW, which guides the Dementia Friendly Community pilot project between the Kiama Council, University of Wollongong and with which Alzheimer;s Australia were also involved in nationally. Many consider this to be the gold standard dementia friendly communities project globally. 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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Aboriginal Employment and Retention Toolkit Training - B.Bay

10/03/2020
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 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.  If you are unable to pay by credit card, please select 'CHANGE' next to the PAYMENT METHOD on the CHECKOUT page and select INVOICE. We will be notified and a TAX INVOICE will be sent by email within five working days. CATERING: Light refreshments will be provided. 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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Mentoring Program Training - Warilla

10/03/2020
Mentoring is an impactful strategy to develop, engage and retain employees, however running an effective mentoring program goes way beyond just matching people up. For true impact on any organisation it takes effort, resources and know-how. The Community Industry Group has developed a mentoring program that provides a single source of mentoring best practice and tools that can be implemented from the start including guidelines for running a safe and effective mentoring program for individuals, teams or organisations. The Community Industry Group Mentoring Program is structured to aid both those who are commencing a mentoring program and those who seek to improve specific elements of an existing ongoing program, either building a program and/or improving on current practice. This half day training session is provided for prospective Mentors and Mentees before the start of their twelve month mentoring partnership. Mentors and Mentees will be matched through a questionnaire and evaluation process. Community Industry Group provides support throughout the program and there is no cost to participate if you are a member.  (www.communityindustrygroup.org.au/membership/)  At the end of the program we will celebrate with a graduation networking event. 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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