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Course Catalogue:
Community Building, Advocacy and Stakeholder Engagement

These topics are of special interest to not-for-profit organisations, charities, clubs and community groups. The courses are focused on building community connectedness and increasing member involvement. Also explore world-changing skills related to citizenship, campaigning and getting your message out.

Individual Bookings

See our calendar for all scheduled courses in this category & book a space online now.

Group bookings

If you have a team/group of people that require training, feel free to book online on any upcoming public course. However, we can also provide dedicated courses just for you - at our premises or yours - from our catalogue or bespoke. Please contact us so that we can discuss your exact needs.

Attracting and Managing Volunteers

Attracting and Managing Volunteers

Finding and keeping effective teams. Volunteers are the lifeblood of many community organisations, and managing them effectively is every bit as important and challenging as managing paid staff.

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Persuasive Psychology

Persuasive Psychology

Engage, influence and persuade. It takes more than facts to shift someone else’s thinking. Often we are more influenced by factors such as rapport, dissonance, identification with the speaker and the emotional impact of an argument.

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Empathy in Action

Empathy in Action

The transformative power of deep understanding. Empathy is a key element of Emotional Intelligence and has been hailed as a twenty-first century “superpower” for anyone dealing with human beings. Going far beyond intellectual understanding or sympathy, which might be considered “feeling for” someone, empathy is all about “feeling with”.

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Systemic Advocacy

Systemic Advocacy

How to change the world. Advocacy means speaking out on behalf of someone’s rights or best interests, especially if they are disadvantaged.

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Double Your Membership

Double Your Membership

Enhance your greatest asset. This course is for organisations who would like to establish an effective membership program or enhance and develop their existing program.

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Public Speaking for Changemakers

Public Speaking for Changemakers

This is not your average public speaking course! It is a specialist course for those who already have some speaking skills and want to hone their persuasive communication, craft a compelling message and make a difference in the world.

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Grant Writing

Grant Writing

Tools to increase your chances of funding. Any community organisation knows that reliable funding is the cornerstone to being able to deliver your services and achieve your objectives. But why do some organisations seem to write grant applications so successfully and others continually struggle?

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Succession Planning for Staff and Boards

Succession Planning for Staff and Boards

Future-proof your organisation. Succession planning is the ongoing process of preparing an organisation for the transition of key roles and the handover of information, relationships and systems.

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Community Consultation Tools

Community Consultation Tools

Engagement, education and empowerment. Community consultation is the process of getting people involved in decision making and community activities. It is all about empowering our stakeholders to play and active role, which typically facilitates better decisions, more support, higher satisfaction with outcomes and a sense of community ownership.

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Inclusive Workplaces

Inclusive Workplaces

Embracing diversity and welcoming everyone. Our world is a diverse mosaic of cultures, genders, ages, abilities and backgrounds.

Research clearly shows that those workplaces that embrace diversity and create a welcoming culture for everyone enjoy a range of benefits such as higher productivity, higher loyalty and work quality, lower absenteeism and presenteeism, better working relationships, lower staff turnover and are simply better places to work.

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