Connecting – Volunteer event organiser training and support program

Are you an event organiser or community volunteer working with events? Register for some fantastic workshops below!

'Connecting' is a training and support program for Byron Shire event organisers who work with and support volunteers in managing events.

The series of events, workshops and a training program supports skill development in:

  • Volunteer and event management.
  • Building relationships across community.
  • Evaluating their events and activities.  

Find out more and register for the upcoming workshops below.

Workshops

A free series of workshops will be held over June for local event organisers, volunteer managers and community groups:

Workshop

When

Disability Confidence

Thursday 13 June, 1pm - 2:30pm

Community Capacity Building

Friday 14 June, 3pm - 4:30pm

Accessible Festival and Events

Monday 17 June 2024, 10am - 11:30pm

Volunteer Management

Tuesday 18 June, 2pm - 3:30pm

Anti-Racism

Monday 24 June, 9:30am - 12:30pm

See below for detail on each workshop.

Registration is essential as spaces are limited, so book now via the links below per workshop.

Bookings will close 2 days prior to each workshop.

All training sessions will have an option to join online or in person at a Mullumbimby venue.

Disability Confidence Training

Thursday 13 June, 1pm - 2:30pm

Designed for arts, culture and events workers, this introductory workshop is all about helping you and your team improve how you connect with and support people with disability or who are d/Deaf.

Discover practical solutions for making your organisation disability confident with this disability-led training course delivered by arts experts.

It is suggested, though not required, to complete this training prior to the Accessible Festivals and Events workshop.

Facilitator: Accessible Arts

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Community Capacity Building

Friday 14 June, 3pm - 4:30pm

This workshop is aimed at Community Groups as they work towards increasingly sustainable, liveable and prosperous communities.

It includes suggestions for effective ways to work with communities, links to extra resources, funding sources, tips on helpful contacts, and stories from people who have worked together to improve their community in both large and small ways.

Facilitator: The Grants Guy

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Accessible Festival and Events

Monday 17 June 2024, 10am - 12:30pm

Designed for Festival and Event Organisers, this course outlines achievable and effective ways to help ensure your team is prepared and confident to cater for everyone.

Covering everything from planning and programming to ticketing and inclusive recruitment, this workshop has been designed by arts experts and festival-goers with lived experience of disability.

It is suggested, though not required, to complete the Disability Confidence training prior to this workshop.

Facilitator: Accessible Arts

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Volunteer Management: ‘Volunteering Through a Different Lens’

Tuesday 18 June, 2pm - 3:30pm

The ‘Volunteering through a new lens’ workshop offers insights and pragmatic approaches to Review, Revise and Rethink volunteering and your volunteer programs, including the below topics as well as providing tools and resources to support volunteer leaders.

  • Identifying and addressing volunteer motivations and barriers.
  • Recognising and rewarding your volunteers.
  • Reviewing and revising volunteer roles to attract more volunteers.
  • Adapting volunteer programs to be more inclusive.
  • Supporting and developing volunteers.

Facilitator: The Centre for Volunteering

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Anti-Racism

Monday 24 June, 9:30am - 12:30pm

This workshop is created by experts with the aim to raise anti-racism awareness and enhance understanding of the different forms of racism and discrimination and their impacts on the workplace. 

It uses evidence-based methodologies to help participants unpack racist issues, behaviours, barriers and casualised ideas and narratives, to build safer, more inclusive, equitable and productive space for everyone. 

Facilitator: All Together Now

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Funding

Connecting - building social cohesion through training and support for events - is being funded under the NSW Social Cohesion Grants Round 2- Unsung Heroes – Innovation in Volunteering

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