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February 2018
15
Feb

Natural Disaster Resilient Community Organisations

Perth – Medium to large organisations

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

How quickly could your organisation ‘bounce back’ after a major disaster? How would you support your vulnerable clients if your own building was damaged, electricity and communications down and roads impassable? Learn how to benchmark your organisation’s resilience and identify the actions you need to take to ensure your clients get the support they need, even after a ‘worst case scenario’. This one-day workshop will take you through the Australian Council of Social Service online Resilient Community Organisations resources, including the Bench marking…

$ 25.00 incl. GST

$ 25.00 incl. GST non-members

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22
Feb

Natural Disaster Resilient Community Organisations

Geraldton

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

How quickly could your organisation ‘bounce back’ after a major disaster? How would you support your vulnerable clients if your own building was damaged, electricity and communications down and roads impassable? Learn how to benchmark your organisation’s resilience and identify the actions you need to take to ensure your clients get the support they need, even after a ‘worst case scenario’. This one-day workshop will take you through the Australian Council of Social Service online Resilient Community Organisations resources, including…

$ 25.00 incl. GST

$ 25.00 incl. GST non-members

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March 2018
19
Mar

Natural Disaster Resilient Community Organisations

Karratha

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

How quickly could your organisation ‘bounce back’ after a major disaster? How would you support your vulnerable clients if your own building was damaged, electricity and communications down and roads impassable? Learn how to benchmark your organisation’s resilience and identify the actions you need to take to ensure your clients get the support they need, even after a ‘worst case scenario’. This one-day workshop will take you through the Australian Council of Social Service online Resilient Community Organisations resources, including…

$ 25.00 incl. GST

$ 25.00 incl. GST non-members

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20
Mar

Natural Disaster Resilient Community Organisations

South Hedland

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

How quickly could your organisation ‘bounce back’ after a major disaster? How would you support your vulnerable clients if your own building was damaged, electricity and communications down and roads impassable? Learn how to benchmark your organisation’s resilience and identify the actions you need to take to ensure your clients get the support they need, even after a ‘worst case scenario’. This one-day workshop will take you through the Australian Council of Social Service online Resilient Community Organisations resources, including…

$ 25.00 incl. GST

$ 25.00 incl. GST non-members

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22
Mar

Natural Disaster Resilient Community Organisations

Newman

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

How quickly could your organisation ‘bounce back’ after a major disaster? How would you support your vulnerable clients if your own building was damaged, electricity and communications down and roads impassable? Learn how to benchmark your organisation’s resilience and identify the actions you need to take to ensure your clients get the support they need, even after a ‘worst case scenario’. This one-day workshop will take you through the Australian Council of Social Service online Resilient Community Organisations resources, including…

$ 25.00 incl. GST

$ 25.00 incl. GST non-members

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23
Mar

Governance

Newman

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

WACOSS is the State’s leading provider of training workshops on governance for community services board and committee members. WACOSS has tailored its half-day governance workshops to meet local needs, providing an introduction to the 5 key strategic functions of Boards and management committees. It aims to give participants a foundation in governance and best practice strategies for a high functioning and effective Board.

$ 0.00 incl. GST

$ 0.00 incl. GST non-members

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23
Mar

Collaboration for Sustainability

Newman

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This half-day workshop shows how working with others with common goals and values can be the key to long term sustainability and improved outcomes for both clients and organisations. The workshop includes practical guidance as well as well-grounded, evidence-based theory on what works in creating effective collaborations.  

$ 0.00 incl. GST

$ 0.00 incl. GST non-members

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April 2018
10
Apr

Emerging Issues Forum

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

  Emerging Issues is the principal strategic forum for the Western Australian Council of Social Service. Held annually, the forum provides analysis to inform the service and strategic planning needs of the executives and Boards of community service providers into the future. Emerging Issues is an environmental scan, focusing on the future of the changing social, economic, and political contexts. It offers the sector the most current and relevant information on trends that are constantly changing, in order for them…

$ 48 incl. GST

$ 60 incl. GST non-members

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13
Apr

Governance for Boards – Kununurra

This half day workshop provides an introduction to the legal obligations and core activities of Boards and management committees. It gives participants a foundation in governance and best practice strategies for a functioning and effective Board.

Course Content

  • The roles and responsibilities of the Board
  • Legal requirements of Boards
  • Applying a Corporate Governance framework to NFP organisations
  • Key areas of effective governance
  • Common challenges facing Boards and tips for addressing them
  • Changes in governance and emerging issues that Boards need to be aware of

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

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May 2018
02
May

WACOSS Conference 2018

1 – 3 May 2018

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join us for the WACOSS Conference 2018, Making PLACE. Events include: 1 May 2018 - Sector Networking Day 2 - 3 May 2018 -  WACOSS Conference The biennial conference will feature a full and dynamic program to meet the diverse interests and professional requirements of the multitude of people working in our sector, from front line staff, to policy makers, senior managers, and board members. Rather than telling people how to live their lives, we should be providing them with the tools…

$ 690 incl. GST

$ 865 incl. GST non-members

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02
May

Community Sector Excellence Awards (CSEA) 2018

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Community Service Excellence Awards (CSEA) acknowledge the contribution made by the community services sector and provides a unique opportunity to showcase the work being undertaken by these organisations and the many individuals who work tirelessly to make a difference in the community. The Community Services Excellence Awards offer us the opportunity to take time out of our busy lives to recognise this work and to commend them for their efforts. The Awards recognise the important role the community sector and…

$ incl. GST

$ incl. GST non-members

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09
May

WA Food Relief Framework – Pilbara Consultations

Karratha

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

The aim of this workshop and the Food Relief Project is to review and make recommendations about better ways of delivering relief to those who experience food insecurity, through a process that collectively represents the voice of the sector – providers, suppliers, recipients and other stakeholders.  In other words, we are looking at ways we can work together to improve how we provide people and families with food relief. The great thing about this Project is that the drive for a…

$ 0.00 incl. GST

$ 0.00 incl. GST non-members

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11
May

WACOSS State Budget Briefing – Members Only

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The WA Treasurer will hand down the 2018-2019 State Budget on 10 May 2018. WACOSS will provide members with an analysis of the state budget to its members on 11 May, in partnership with other WA Peak bodies, who will also give an overview of the budget for their respective members and portfolio areas. The event is critical for sector stakeholders seeking to understand what the budget is going to mean for community services, and what the Government’s social policy…

$ Free incl. GST

$ N/A Member Only incl. GST non-members

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21
May

Addressing Trauma in the Workplace

Karratha

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) has a state-wide education and training unit which has an important role to increase community knowledge and skills and challenge the myths surrounding sexual assault, rape and sexual abuse. As part of the WACOSS Pilbara Project and based on Community Sector feedback, SARC have been engaged to deliver the “Addressing Trauma in the Workplace” to Social Service Managers and Team Leaders in 3 Pilbara locations; Karratha, South Hedland and Newman. Identified topics for the workshops…

$ 0.00 incl. GST

$ 0.00 incl. GST non-members

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22
May

Addressing Trauma in the Workplace

South Hedland

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) has a state-wide education and training unit which has an important role to increase community knowledge and skills and challenge the myths surrounding sexual assault, rape and sexual abuse. As part of the WACOSS Pilbara Project and based on Community Sector feedback, SARC have been engaged to deliver the “Addressing Trauma in the Workplace” to Social Service Managers and Team Leaders in 3 Pilbara locations; Karratha, South Hedland and Newman. Identified topics for the workshops…

$ 0.00 incl. GST

$ 0.00 incl. GST non-members

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24
May

Addressing Trauma in the Workplace

Newman

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) has a state-wide education and training unit which has an important role to increase community knowledge and skills and challenge the myths surrounding sexual assault, rape and sexual abuse. As part of the WACOSS Pilbara Project and based on Community Sector feedback, SARC have been engaged to deliver the “Addressing Trauma in the Workplace” to Social Service Managers and Team Leaders in 3 Pilbara locations; Karratha, South Hedland and Newman. Identified topics for the workshops…

$ 0.00 incl. GST

$ 0.00 incl. GST non-members

Register
25
May

WA Food Relief Framework – Pilbara Consultations

Newman

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

The aim of this workshop and the Food Relief Project is to review and make recommendations about better ways of delivering relief to those who experience food insecurity, through a process that collectively represents the voice of the sector – providers, suppliers, recipients and other stakeholders.  In other words, we are looking at ways we can work together to improve how we provide people and families with food relief. The great thing about this Project is that the drive for a…

$ 0.00 incl. GST

$ 0.00 incl. GST non-members

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June 2018
13
Jun

Good Governance

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A one-hour presentation on what 'Good Governance' means followed by an informal networking opportunity, connecting Pilbara-based Board and Committee Members. Contact Details: Sarah Wright WACOSS Pilbara Manager sarah@wacoss.org.au 0477 708 836

$ incl. GST

$ incl. GST non-members

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22
Jun

Community Services Disaster Planning – Perth

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

How quickly could your organisation ‘bounce back’ after a major disaster? How would you support your vulnerable clients if your own building was damaged, electricity and communications down and roads impassable? Learn how to benchmark your organisation’s resilience and identify the actions you need to take to ensure your clients get the support they need, even after a ‘worst case scenario’. This one-day workshop will take you through the Australian Council of Social Service online Resilient Community Organisations resources, including…

$ 25.00 incl. GST

$ 25.00 incl. GST non-members

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26
Jun

Forum with one of Scotland’s biggest social landlords

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Forum with Craig Sanderson - Chief Executive of Link Group Ltd. This event is co-hosted with Shelter WA, CHIA and the Department of Communities, an interactive forum to learn from the Scottish experience of community and affordable housing, and community service delivery. Link Group Ltd consists of eight social enterprise companies servicing more than 15,000 tenants and other customers.

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

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