20 days ago

Leading Community Organisations workshop series

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

It is the aim of this series of workshops to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to lead your organisations and communities effectively. This programme of learning will build your confidence and enable you to lead your groups, teams and organisations into the “new normal”. All workshops are fully interactive (no boring lectures) and very practical. We guarantee you will come away with ideas, knowledge and tools you will want to share with others in your organisation.

$100 pp Full programme (includes10 x workshops).

Location: Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, Auckland
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Dates: Wed 25 Nov, Wed 9 Dec, Wed 10 Feb, Wed 24 Feb, Wed 10 Mar,
Wed 24 Mar, Wed 7 Apr, Wed 21 Apr, Wed 5 May, Wed 19 May

The lead facilitator for this programme is Sandy Thompson from LEAD (www.lead.org.nz). A belief in the power of strong communities has led Sandy to pursue a career as a trainer, consultant and coach in the community and not for profit sector. She has been working and volunteering in the Not for Profit Sector since she was a volunteer youth leader in Whangarei in the 1970’s. Prior to becoming part of LEAD, Sandy was one of the team delivering the Unitec Graduate Diploma in Not for Profit Management, a role she took on after 10 years as the founding leader of the National Association for OSCAR.
Sandy’s experience as a leader in the not for profit sector, and her experience facilitating and mentoring other leaders, has led to her work providing values-based management and leadership support, organisation development based on strengths-based approaches (including appreciative inquiry), and the training of community facilitators and trainers.
Sandy works with boards and leaders from a wide range of organisations, both large and small, including those from the social services, faith-based, environment, arts, and migrant sectors. Knowing well the answer to every question is “it depends”, she helps leaders and boards to navigate through the complexity that is community leadership. Sandy has extensive experience working in the Pacific Islands and has a depth of experience working in cross cultural environments; and teaching others how to succeed when leading in cross cultural contexts.
Sandy’s current core voluntary roles are as a Trustee for ChildAlert an organisation that fights commercial sexual exploitation of children, and she is also the Pacific representative on ECPAT International who do the same work at an international level. Sandy is also co-chair of the Trust
Board of Hui E! – New Zealand’s national organisation promoting, strengthening and connecting the Community Sector

Please email admin@mecoss.org.nz for an enrolment form.

Attend 8 or more sessions and receive a certificate of participation.

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