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Festival of Community Directors gathers pace

By Lachlan Pollock, reporter, Our Community

The 2019 Festival of Community Directors kicked-off with a bang in February, beginning a year-long celebration of learning for the not-for-profit sector.

The first month was jam-packed with inspiration and activities, including the launch of the ICDA 2019 Not-for-Profit Governance Survey, and the release of a free edition of Community Directors Intelligence.

We also celebrated Social Justice Week by taking a deep dive into eight years of the Joan Kirner Social Justice Oration to help inspire us for the year ahead.

Commonwealth Bank amps up its support

Thanks to support from Commonwealth Bank, the following training events will be available free of charge to participants:

Book now for these half-day training events - places are limited and will fill quickly.

What's coming up next?

This week's theme coincides with International Women's Day: join us in celebrating Advancing Women in Australia. Other themes later this month include Good Ethics & Good Culture, Cultural Diversity, and Human Resources.


Friday 8 March: Celebrating Women, a free networking event (Melbourne): Join us to celebrate International Women's Day at the very newly opened Our Community House. This event, open to all female ICDA members, commemorates women's contributions to the community sector. To attend this event, register your interest here.


Wednesday 20 March: Rethinking Governance for the Disability Sector (Perth): Massive changes are rolling through the disability sector, and directors and other leaders must be at the top of their game. In this half-day course, you'll gain an enhanced understanding of governance in the disability support sector and greater confidence in your ability to contribute to the development of a robust, sustainable, adaptable, mission-focused organisation.

Thanks to the support of our alliance partner, Commonwealth Bank, there is no charge for this training. Book your spot here.


Thursday 4 April: Managing CEO Performance (webinar; everywhere): Against a backdrop of a rise in the number of unfair dismissal claims brought by CEOs, directors of not-for-profit organisations need to ensure that their CEO appraisal processes are effective and true to their organisational values. In this webinar we'll be joined by Skye Rose, practice leader from Moores Legal, who will outline how you can ensure that your organisation's CEO appraisal processes are sensible, practical, and legally sound. Register for the webinar here.

To keep up to date with the Festival of Community Directors, like or follow the Institute of Community Directors on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, or check the Festival website for regular updates. The website's upcoming events page has more on what's coming up soon.


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