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 our training calendar click here.

 

Their Futures Matter: Access System Redesign Discussion Paper: have your say

26/02/2019
Community Industry Group invites you to participate in this consultation process. Share your knowledge and experience so we are able to put forward a strong local response to the NSW Government on the Their Futures Matter: Access System Redesign. Please read the Discussion paper before attending. Further reading Evidence Profile From the Their Futures Matter website: Access System Redesign Discussion Paper: have your say Moving the system from crisis to early help: connecting children, young people and families to the right support at the right time For vulnerable children, young people and families, timely access to services and support is essential to address child wellbeing or safety concerns. The system needs to give people a pathway to early support when they need it, both early in life and early in need, and must intervene to protect children identified to be at risk of significant harm. This discussion paper is the start of a new vision for the Access System. We know the status quo is not an option; we know we can achieve better outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and families. Recognising the significant expertise and knowledge across the human services sector, we will undertake the next phases of detailed design in genuine partnership. Have your say This collaborative consultation process over the following months begins with this discussion paper. We seek comments, feedback and ideas relevant to the reform directions outlined in the paper. We’re particularly interested in hearing about successful models, innovations or practices that have been or are currently being considered or implemented in NSW or in other jurisdictions. The discussion questions are designed to encourage thoughts, perspectives and ideas about the Access System. You may wish to comment on matters of interest only or on all questions raised.
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Their Futures Matter: Access System Redesign Discussion Paper: have your say

27/02/2019
Community Industry Group invites you to participate in this consultation process. Share your knowledge and experience so we are able to put forward a strong local response to the NSW Government on the Their Futures Matter: Access System Redesign. Please read the Discussion paper before attending. Further reading Evidence Profile From the Their Futures Matter website: Access System Redesign Discussion Paper: have your say Moving the system from crisis to early help: connecting children, young people and families to the right support at the right time For vulnerable children, young people and families, timely access to services and support is essential to address child wellbeing or safety concerns. The system needs to give people a pathway to early support when they need it, both early in life and early in need, and must intervene to protect children identified to be at risk of significant harm. This discussion paper is the start of a new vision for the Access System. We know the status quo is not an option; we know we can achieve better outcomes for vulnerable children, young people and families. Recognising the significant expertise and knowledge across the human services sector, we will undertake the next phases of detailed design in genuine partnership. Have your say This collaborative consultation process over the following months begins with this discussion paper. We seek comments, feedback and ideas relevant to the reform directions outlined in the paper. We’re particularly interested in hearing about successful models, innovations or practices that have been or are currently being considered or implemented in NSW or in other jurisdictions. The discussion questions are designed to encourage thoughts, perspectives and ideas about the Access System. You may wish to comment on matters of interest only or on all questions raised.
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Dementia Friends Training - Nowra

05/03/2019
An estimated 436,000 Australians are living with dementia. It impacts the individual living with the condition as well as their loved ones who often provide the support and care.  People living with dementia can find it challenging to participate actively in the community due, in part, to a lack knowledge or understanding of the condition and how it can impact people. Join Chris Racar, Policy & Project Officer, Aged Services from Community Industry Group as she delivers Dementia Australia 'Dementia Friends' program, and in doing so, outlines individual actions you can undertake to support people with dementia to remain included, accepted and connected with their community. We will also discuss how organisations can become 'Dementia Friendly' and what resources are available in developing a 'Dementia Friendly Action Plan' for organisations. 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 a $25.00 fee will be charged if you or someone in your place does not attend the session and we have not been given 24 hrs notice.
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Outcomes Measurement Workshop with FAMS - Nowra

06/03/2019
This workshop provides the opportunity to examine how to develop, implement and evaluate community-based activities through using evidence and measuring outcomes. The workshop will provide opportunities to engage in ‘hands on’ activities to help you follow processes to identify the evidence base for and impact of your activities/programs, develop outcomes and tools to measure them, and reflect on programs that are relevant to the reformed TEI funding programs and/or an outcomes measurement framework. Learning Outcomes Improved knowledge of what evidence informed, outcomes focused means for your work Increased confidence to engage in program planning and development Better understanding of performance accountability and how to engage in continuous improvement of your program Increased awareness of the value of data and evidence in program design, delivery and reflection Activities during the workshop include turning your existing survey questions into outcome measures and using a FACS template to develop a program logic for one of the activities you currently deliver. It is assumed that participants will have a basic knowledge of Outcomes Measurement. Please bring to the workshop an activity/program or service survey that your organisation currently uses.
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Outcomes Measurement Workshop with FAMS - Wollongong

07/03/2019
This workshop provides the opportunity to examine how to develop, implement and evaluate community-based activities through using evidence and measuring outcomes. The workshop will provide opportunities to engage in ‘hands on’ activities to help you follow processes to identify the evidence base for and impact of your activities/programs, develop outcomes and tools to measure them, and reflect on programs that are relevant to the reformed TEI funding programs and/or an outcomes measurement framework.  Learning Outcomes Improved knowledge of what evidence informed, outcomes focused means for your work Increased confidence to engage in program planning and development Better understanding of performance accountability and how to engage in continuous improvement of your program Increased awareness of the value of data and evidence in program design, delivery and reflection Activities during the workshop include turning your existing survey questions into outcome measures and using a FACS template to develop a program logic for one of the activities you currently deliver. It is assumed that participants will have a basic knowledge of Outcomes Measurement.  Please bring to the workshop an activity/program or service survey that your organisation currently uses.
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