Support for Community Groups and Organisations

On Track 2023

Capacity Building Training series for Community Groups and NGO’s

  • Ensure your organisations future success
  • Improve your governance skills and knowledge
  • Ideal for volunteer boards and committees, managers
  • Six session programme
  • Monthly workshops, new dates June-November
  • Friday morning and Thursday evening options

On-Track is a six-part programme of training sessions. These workshops will cover key information to help your community group or not for profit organisation ensure it is on track to success. This training will be ideal for board or committee members, managers or sole employees who may have taken on a new role and others who would simply like to be re-energised and refresh their knowledge.

You can choose either an evening or the daytime option, the content will be the same for both sessions.

Workshop topic

Thursday evening


Friday morning


Communication plans

17 August

18 August

Funding Requests and Reporting

21 September

22 September

Team dynamics and volunteer management

19 October

20 October

Funding plans and future proofing

9 November

10 November

The sessions are planned as an overall suite of learning and groups are encouraged to participate in all six. The fee of $100 includes up to three people per organisation for all six workshops. Support to cover the cost may be available, please enquire.

The workshops will be held in the Woodend Community Centre.

Contact or call 021 432 028 to register.

Here’s what people who attended previous workshops thought:

"We found the workshops very useful as we worked through the process of setting up a new charitable trust. We’ve previously been involved in community organisations but at each workshop we learned new things or easier ways of doing things." - Rhonda and Ronel, Waiora Links Community Trust.

"On Track highlighted a number of things we could improve on including our social media profile and the programme was a great help." - Ian, The Person to Person Help Trust.

“I am pleased to see you are running On Track again. Having attended the last time, I think they were very interesting and contained a wealth of information and sound practical advice for volunteers running community groups and clubs.”  - David Gambold. Secretary, Ashley RFC.

“I highly recommend this course for those involved in the voluntary sector. As members of the governing board of a relatively new Trust, we found it very useful. It gave us tools to set up governance, financial and administrative structures. It was a great opportunity to meet managers, staff and volunteers, and learn from their experiences”  - Judith, Waimakariri Biodiversity Trust.

“For me, one of the most important takeaways from the On-Track seminars is the fantastic opportunity to learn and interact with other community leaders.”  - Padi Nistala GLOW Global Locals of Waimakariri/Timebank Waimakariri.

Last reviewed date: 06 Aug 2023