Training Opportunities

Rob Jackson’s Guide to Effective Volunteer Management

Presented by Rob Jackson, a leader in the UK Volunteer Management field. Rob has written, spoken and trained on volunteer management internationally for over 20 years and has co-authored two books on volunteerism. Rob is an active volunteer, including serving as a member of the editorial team for the international volunteerism journal,
Click here to visit Rob Jackson’s website​.

This full day workshop will cover 3 topics to help you manage your volunteer programme:
Valuing volunteer management – this session looks at the essential role of the leader and manager of volunteers.
Measuring Volunteering – explores the development of methods for measuring the contribution volunteers make to an organisation & society.
Developing meaningful roles for volunteers – this workshop will provide a method – and outline the key issues to consider – for developing well designed and meaningful volunteer roles.

DATE: Friday 3rd November 2017
TIME: 9am – 4pm
VENUE: Millennium Hotel, Mokoia Room, 1270 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua
COST: $50 per participant – ​(Plus members receive 5% & Premium members receive 10% discounts)
$25 per subsequent participant
(includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea)
Made possible by a grant from Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust
Registrations close Monday 23rd October 2017



Good Governance has always been important for community organisations, but with increased health and safety liabilities, continual competition for funding, new reporting requirements and stricter accountability across the board, ensuring your organisation can demonstrate good Governance is now more important than ever.

In partnership with BayTrust, Exult will be running a Governance Workshop in Tauranga on Saturday 28th October, 9.30am – 4pm.

This workshop will look at:

Common Models of Governance for Non-Profit Organisations
Policeman, Partner and Pilot

What model does your Board currently use? Is this still the right model for your organisation? If not, how can you shift from where you are to where you want to be?

Board Roles and Responsibilities
What does this look like in a practical sense? Who does what?

Expectations for Trustees
What can be reasonably expected from individual trustees?
What behaviours should trustees demonstrate on a consistent basis?

Best Practice Governance
What makes a good Board, great? What are the practices that ensure Boards are working at their highest level? How do you measure up?

Succession Planning
How do you actively plan for succession within your Board? What is stopping people from moving on? What is stopping people from stepping up?

Strategic Planning
What is the difference between a Strategic Plan and an Operational Plan? How do you create a Strategic Plan that provides genuine direction for your organisation (and doesn’t just gather dust in the filing cabinet)?

The workshop will be open to a maximum of 8 organisations, and in order to be eligible, you must commit to having your Manager/CEO and at least 80% of your Board in attendance. The workshop will be delivered to 8 groups collectively, with each organisation working through the activities and tasks as a team. At no stage will you be expected to share sensitive information with participants from other organisations.

Cost: Usually this workshop costs $950 per organisation, but BOP Organisations pay just $400 thanks to a subsidy from Bay Trust.

To register or for more information: Email 

We would love to see you there.

Rosie and the team.