Training Opportunities

Governance Essentials for Not for Profits
Facilitated by Ron Scott, Stellaris
This is the first of two half-day workshops on the Essential aspects of running a successful Not for Profit organisation.

Most Not for Profits employ a manager or CEO who reports to a board or committee, and while many work well, problems sometimes occur when expectations of roles differ. This is a half day introductory course for members of the governing board and senior managers.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding what governance is and how it adds value for management and the organisation
  • Understanding the roles of members of the board or committee both as individuals and as a group and the skills required around the table
  • Why the Chair is important to the smooth running of the board or committee
  • An overview of what the financials tell you
  • Insights into what funders consider in terms of governance
  • Building a strategic plan and using it to achieve goals

If you are a CEO or Manager, Board Member or Chair of a committee you should attend this course.

Thursday 31 August 8:30am to 12:30pm
Click here for more information or to register.


Growing Great Volunteer Teams

Do you wish you had more people helping out, more often?
Do you attract a steady stream of volunteers but find they never stick around for long?

Learn what drives people to volunteer and discover simple strategies for ensuring your volunteers get what they need to stay involved. What makes a good volunteer experience, great? See more >>>

Rotorua: Wednesday 23rd August, 9.30am – 4pm
Whakatane: Thursday 21st September, 9.30am – 4pm

Cost: BOP Organisations pay just $50 / person thanks to a subsidy from Bay Trust. (Usually $120 / person)

Click here for more information or email to register.

“Excellent ideas that can be used in every volunteer group. Sensible, practical practices to put in place.”
Liz Shea, Mid and South Canterbury Community Trust







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