14 July 2016
UN Sustainable Development Goals and you!
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will set the direction for much of what we do for the next 15 years. Governments, private sector and civil society will all have the opportunity to collaborate on the most ambitious UN programme ever. Globetrotting social entrepreneur John Stansfield has been studying with other community development specialists in India and will present a lively half day workshop hosted by Volunteering Auckland on the Goals and what they might mean for your organisation.
John is former head of Unitec’s department of Social Practice and chairs the International Association of Community Development’s Education committee, he is a founder of the Graduate Diploma in Not for Profit Management and has had a life sentence in the voluntary sector with no time off for good behaviour and precious little evidence of it. Registration open until 3:30pm, Friday 8 July 2016. Register here.
13-16 September 2016
Partnership Brokers Training
As partnerships and collaborations multiple, we need to get better at brokering the relationships, agreeing common goals and achieving added value from working across organisations. Partnering is easier said than done! The Partnership Brokers Association, a global not-for-profit, is dedicated to enhancing the professionalism and integrity of those who do the work to make partnerships between organisations effective. This new programme provides those working in partnerships with in-depth development on how to partner effectively. For more information check out the brochure and application form or go to their website. There is a subsidy available for NGO and community organisations, from the Working Together More Fund.
16 July 2016
Wellington Multicultural Community and Mayoral Forum
This Multicultural Council of Wellington Forum will address the question, ‘Can the increasingly diverse population of Wellington add real value to the city’s social and economic success?’ Featuring Mayoral candidates, government and diplomatic speakers, community sector people, and creative performances.
Session runs from 9:00am–3:00pm at the Johnsonville Community Centre Hall, 3 Frankmoore Ave, Johnsonville, Wellington. Lunch and morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Entry is free, but only by registering online with Eventfinder.
3-5 November 2016
Dementia Today: Diverse Communities, Collective Action Conference
Speakers from New Zealand and overseas will share the latest research, evidence, learnings and insights, and discuss how we can address this challenge. With real life case studies, and an emphasis on what works, this conference has practical relevance to the real world of people affected by dementia, policy makers, service providers, health and care professionals, researchers and NGOs. People living with dementia and their care partners can attend the conference free of charge after registering. This is a dementia-friendly conference with facilities for people with dementia at the venue. Find out more.
24-25 November 2016
Australia New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference
Social Justice, social enterprise and the market: Challenge or Opportunity? In dynamic and uncertain environments a group of interdisciplinary researcher academics and practitioners seek to know more about how communities can overcome resource pressures and think creatively about addressing social and environmental problems. A call for papers, presentations, workshops and panels is now open. Find out more about the conference and how to submit a proposal.