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August 2018
29
Aug

Finance Essentials for NFP’s

Karratha

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Northwest Accountancy and the WA Council of Social Service are committed to building the capacity of Pilbara Not-for-Profits and Community Sector organisations. This August we are partnering to provide a two hour finance essentials workshop that will support Board members, CEO's and Managers of non-profit organisations to develop their financial knowledge and budget development skills. This introductory workshop will show that it’s not as difficult to read and understand the figures presented in financial reports as you may think. It will equip your leaders…

$ 20.00 incl. GST

$ 20.00 incl. GST non-members

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October 2018
10
Oct

Geraldton – Working with Complex Trauma Training

9:30 am - 3:00 pm

In response to the WACOSS Regional Training Needs Survey, a Lotterywest-funded free Working with Complex Trauma workshop will be delivered in Geraldton. The one-day workshop will be delivered by WACOSS training partner SARC. Each interactive workshop provides a detailed overview of trauma information relevant to working with adult and adolescent clients who have experienced emotional trauma in their lives. It covers: The impact of emotional trauma experiences Importance of FDV concerns Working with risk and safety issues Building on trauma…

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

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17
Oct

Broome Working with Challenging Clients Training

BOOKED OUT

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop will explore strategies to help understand challenging behaviours and develop skills in communication and de-escalation techniques: Understanding challenging behaviour Definition of escalation and some causes Early warning and imminent danger signs Non-verbal & verbal communication techniques; Strategies of de-escalation; and, Self-care for workers.

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

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26
Oct

Budget Submission launch

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

  The Budget Submission is the annual strategic policy recommendations. It is the Submission to the Western Australian State Government on the priorities for social expenditure in the following State Budget. It forms a significant part of our policy and advocacy work, influencing funding decisions that impact community service organisations and the Western Australian community, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability. It reflects the culmination of sector wide conversations on key issues that are important to achieving our vision…

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

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26
Oct

Annual General Meeting 2018

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

  The Annual General Meeting is a great opportunity for members to be involved in the Council’s decision making, to hear the results of the Board election, and to share reflections about our significant achievements over the past year, and directions for the coming year. Debra Zanella, President of the WACOSS Board, and Louise Giolitto, Chief Executive Officer, look forward to welcoming members and supporters to this special annual event. Members will receive relevant voting information prior to the meeting.

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

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29
Oct

Northam Working with Complex Trauma Training

BOOKED OUT

9:30 am - 3:00 pm

In response to the WACOSS Regional Training Needs Survey, a Lotterywest-funded free Working with Complex Trauma workshop will be delivered in Northam. The one-day workshop will be delivered by WACOSS training partner SARC. Each interactive workshop provides a detailed overview of trauma information relevant to working with adult and adolescent clients who have experienced emotional trauma in their lives. It covers: The impact of emotional trauma experiences Importance of FDV concerns Working with risk and safety issues Building on trauma knowledge Vicarious trauma…

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

Register
30
Oct

Northam Working with Challenging Clients Training

BOOKED OUT

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop will explore strategies to help understand challenging behaviours and develop skills in communication and de-escalation techniques: Understanding challenging behaviour Definition of escalation and some causes Early warning and imminent danger signs Non-verbal & verbal communication techniques Strategies of de-escalation; and Self-care for workers.

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

Register
31
Oct

Budget Submission launch – Newman

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

  The Budget Submission is the annual strategic policy recommendations. It is the Submission to the Western Australian State Government on the priorities for social expenditure in the following State Budget. It forms a significant part of our policy and advocacy work, influencing funding decisions that impact community service organisations and the Western Australian community, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability. It reflects the culmination of sector wide conversations on key issues that are important to achieving our vision…

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

Register
November 2018
12
Nov

Budget Submission launch – Karratha

9:30 am - 10:30 am

  The Budget Submission is the annual strategic policy recommendations. It is the Submission to the Western Australian State Government on the priorities for social expenditure in the following State Budget. It forms a significant part of our policy and advocacy work, influencing funding decisions that impact community service organisations and the Western Australian community, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability. It reflects the culmination of sector wide conversations on key issues that are important to achieving our vision…

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

Register
14
Nov

Albany Working with Challenging Clients

BOOKED OUT

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

This workshop will explore strategies to help understand challenging behaviours and develop skills in communication and de-escalation techniques: Understanding challenging behaviour Definition of escalation and some causes Early warning and imminent danger signs Non-verbal & verbal communication techniques; Strategies of de-escalation; and, Self-care for workers.

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

Register
20
Nov

Budget Submission launch – Hedland

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

  The Budget Submission is the annual strategic policy recommendations. It is the Submission to the Western Australian State Government on the priorities for social expenditure in the following State Budget. It forms a significant part of our policy and advocacy work, influencing funding decisions that impact community service organisations and the Western Australian community, particularly those who are experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability. It reflects the culmination of sector wide conversations on key issues that are important to achieving our vision…

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

Register
21
Nov

Whole-of-Sector Outcomes Framework Conversation

WACOSS has been working in partnership with the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and with support from the Department of Finance, on a whole-of-sector Outcomes Framework. As part of a broader engagement strategy, WACOSS is inviting you to come along to a half-day interactive conversation about the Framework’s first and second prototypes.

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

WACOSS has been working in partnership with the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and with support from the Department of Finance, on a whole-of-sector Outcomes Framework. The aim of the Framework is to create scaffolding that assists in linking outcomes across different agencies and programs, and in particular to address some of the siloes in service delivery that have been evident across program, agency and departmental levels, in turn generating better service delivery outcomes for the community. As part of…

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

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December 2018
20
Dec

Cost of Living report launch and panel conversation

The Cost of Living Report investigates the year-to-year changes in basic living expenses, and models the income and expenditure of different household types to analyse relative changes to living costs.

The launch will include a presentation and panel conversation, followed by a sundowner.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

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January 2019
23
Jan

Whole-of-Sector Outcomes Framework Conversation

WACOSS has been working in partnership with the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and with support from the Department of Finance, on a whole-of-sector Outcomes Framework. As part of a broader engagement strategy, WACOSS is inviting you to come along to a half-day interactive conversation about the Framework’s first and second prototypes.

This is the second conversation, following on from the first sell-out event in November 2018.

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

WACOSS has been working in partnership with the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and with support from the Department of Finance, on a whole-of-sector Outcomes Framework. The aim of the Framework is to create scaffolding that assists in linking outcomes across different agencies and programs, and in particular to address some of the siloes in service delivery that have been evident across program, agency and departmental levels, in turn generating better service delivery outcomes for the community. As part of…

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

Register
February 2019
01
Feb

Members event: New Year Sector Breakfast

8:00 am - 10:00 am

The annual New Year Sector Breakfast is an opportunity for us to recognise the expansive work of our members, to unite us as a sector, and to celebrate our collective achievements and launch the new and exciting year ahead. Now, more than ever we need to engage and activate to harness our collective impact and tell our stories. Places are limited, book early to secure your spot.

$ Free incl. GST

$ incl. GST non-members

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06
Feb

Funding and Contract Advocacy Consultation

A joint event by WACOSS and Community Employers WA.

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

With pressure building across the sector the Western Australian Council of Social Service in partnership with Community Employers WA will be holding a consultation with community service organisations to assist with funding, contracts, and how to renegotiate the terms of your contracts. This is particularly important given the increasing impact of the Equal Remuneration Order (ERO) and changes to indexation policy. Programs and services are increasingly being squeezed, with pressure to deliver high-quality, sustainable services that achieve positive outcomes under old…

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

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07
Feb

Tailored Governance Support

Karratha & Hedland

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

We have heard your requests for governance support that reflects your unique context and varying organisational needs. As a result WACOSS are providing free, one-to-one governance workshops for local community organisations and social services as part of the Pilbara Not-For-Profit Capacity Building Project. The Tailored Governance sessions are limited to one per organisation but there can be multiple participants in the workshop. Registered organisations will need to complete a short survey prior to the workshop to ensure our facilitator meets…

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

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07
Feb

Good Governance Workshop

Karratha

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A one-hour presentation on what 'good governance' means. This workshop is suitable for current board members and local committee members working in the social services sector. Please note there is a maximum of two participants per organisation to allow for greater sector engagement.   The WACOSS Not-for-Profit Capacity Building Project is kindly supported by Lotterywest and the Pilbara Development Commission.

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

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13
Feb

Good Governance Workshop

Hedland

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A one-hour presentation on what 'good governance' means. This workshop is suitable for current board members and local committee members working in the social services sector. Please note there is a maximum of two participants per organisation to allow for greater sector engagement.   The WACOSS Not-for-Profit Capacity Building Project is kindly supported by Lotterywest and the Pilbara Development Commission.

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

Register
20
Feb

Whole-of-Sector Outcomes Framework Conversation

WACOSS has been working in partnership with the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and with support from the Department of Finance, on a whole-of-sector Outcomes Framework. As part of a broader engagement strategy, WACOSS is inviting you to come along to a half-day interactive conversation about the Framework’s first and second prototypes.

This is the third conversation, following on from the first sell-out event in November 2018, and the conversation in January 2019. To register for January instead, click here.

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

WACOSS has been working in partnership with the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and with support from the Department of Finance, on a whole-of-sector Outcomes Framework. The aim of the Framework is to create scaffolding that assists in linking outcomes across different agencies and programs, and in particular to address some of the siloes in service delivery that have been evident across program, agency and departmental levels, in turn generating better service delivery outcomes for the community. As part of…

$ Free incl. GST

$ Free incl. GST non-members

Register
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