Get back on track with the 2021 Festival of Community Directors

Posted on 02 Mar 2021

By Lachlan Pollock

The Institute of Community Directors Australia are hosting the third Festival of Community Directors in 2021 with an all-new training calendar to help your organisation’s board to flourish.

Our Community group managing director Denis Moriarty said the festival will help not-for-profit leaders to refocus on their most important work.

Denis Moriarty
Our Community's group managing director Denis Moriarty

“2020 has been all about survival for so many community organisations. In 2021, it’s time to think about how we can get back on track,” said Mr Moriarty.

“One of the best ways to do this is by joining us for the Festival of Community Directors.”

He said amid the challenges of 2020, more than 8000 board directors had sought professional guidance and training from the Institute in every aspect of not-for-profit leadership, including finance, insurance, cyber-security, fundraising and fraud prevention, to help them weather the storm of the pandemic.

The 2021 program has just been released, and features an extensive line-up of online training and other opportunities to re-engage, refocus and reconnect:

  • More than 20 training webinars, including free events and discounts for ICDA members
  • Expertise from ICDA’s partners across insurance, banking, regulation, good governance, leadership and ethics
  • Timely themes based on the seasonal needs of Australian not-for-profits
  • Courses underpinned by the strategic guidance of the Community Directors Council, ICDA’s advisory body, comprising Australia’s leading not-for-profit thinkers
  • Opportunities to earn a scholarship towards the renowned Diploma of Governance.

Mr Moriarty said the Festival will build on the success of the 2020 program by reaching directors readily online and by targeting their biggest needs.

Festival of Community Directors

A year-long celebration of community governance

“The online nature of the Festival of Community Directors meant that even in 2020, despite being forced to cancel some events, we were able to continue offering the vast majority of the training and resources the community sector so badly wanted and needed.”

“Even as uncertainty lingers globally as we head into 2021, one thing you can bank on is that the Festival of Community Directors will continue, with online training still the focus.”

Catch up on the webinars you missed in 2020

Now is the perfect time to catch up on some of the highlights of the 2020 Festival, with free and affordable webinars still available.

LGBTIQA+ Inclusion Week free webinar Presented in partnership with Transgender Victoria, this webinar looks at the barriers preventing workplace inclusion and what can be done to break them down. Watch for free here.

Not-for-Profit Finance Week free webinars Sponsored by Commbank, this series of five webinars drew thousands of live viewers keen to boost their finance know-how. Catch up on these and all the events of NFP Finance Week for free here.

Impact Evaluation Week Two webinars, Getting Started with Data Science and Think Impact – Measuring your social impact, headlined the calendar during the popular Impact Evaluation Week. These two recordings are available to ICDA members at $70 each (non-members $80).

Even more webinars you may have missed

Register to watch these great webinars on replay ($70 for members, unless marked):
Preparing for Giving Tuesday (free) | Charity fraud awareness | Measure your social impact | Get started with data science | Take control - manage your campaign (free) | The secretary's relationship with the board | Donation Dollar - get involved (free) | Winding up your NFP or charity (free) | Setting an effective course for your organisation | Managing child-to-child abuse | Privacy and child safety | Understanding your constitution | Termination and redundancy (free) | Engaging with your community | Diversify your fundraising (free) | Engaging with funders in a crisis (free) | How to drive innovation | Sustainable income streams | Perfect your financial reporting


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