Upcoming Training

MARCH 20–21, 2024

Leading for Transformation

Hone your leadership skills, access great tools and connect with other leaders

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Tailored training available!

Training & capacity building sessions tailored to your needs.

Self-paced online courses

Foundations of Governance Unit 1 1

Certified Community Director

Certified Community Director is a seven-unit micro-credential for community board members.

Unit 1: Governance Foundations
Unit 2: Understand and cultivate culture through recruitment
Unit 3: Strategic planning and change management
Unit 4: Managing your funds
Unit 5: Effective communication for board members
Unit 6: Conflict resolution and negotiation techniques for boards
Unit 7: Finding funds

The entire course is delivered through a learning management system, meaning you can study on your own time and at your own pace.

Complete all seven units to become a Certified Community Director.

Step in step up

Step in, Step Up

If you’ve recently joined a not-for-profit community board or committee, or you’re thinking of joining one, or if it’s your role to ensure new board members get a good induction, this is the course for you.

Wheres the funding

Where's the Funding?

A course for community fundraisers asking 'WTF?' Where's The Funding? - providing the help to identify all the many sources of income available to your organisation and give your confidence to start drawing from each of them.
Win more grants

Win More Grants

This course is designed for grassroots community groups that want to find out where to find grants and how to win them. With just a bit of know-how and some confidence you'll go from a novice to a go-getter!
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Diploma of Governance

Don't just do good. Be good at it.

Advanced Leadership for Community Chairs

Adv Leadership Comm Chairs

Specialised sector training

Women Leading Locally

The Women Leading Locally program aims to increase the representation of women councillors and mayors in Victoria by supporting 120 women from 30 target municipalities through two Community Leadership and Local Governance fellowships.

This program is an initiative of the Victorian Government delivered by the Institute of Community Directors Australia (ICDA) in partnership with Women for Election.

Social enterprise capacity building

We provide a range of training options designed specifically for social enterprises.

We understand social enterprises. We were one of the first social enterprises in Australia, with our values enshrined in our constitution, which states: "commercial imperatives are afforded equal priority to our social mission, our commitment to employees, and our responsibility to the environment in which we work".

The Victorian Cemetery Trusts

The Victorian Cemetery Trusts Governance and Operational Training Program is designed to help cemetery trusts enhance their governance practices through a program tailored specifically to their needs.

The program provides an introduction into the knowledge and skills you'll need to survive and thrive as a cemetery trust member.

NSW Crown Land Manager Governance Development Program

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment is collaborating with the Institute of Community Directors Australia to deliver a Governance Development training program for NSW Crown Land Managers (CLMs).

All CLMs involved in the management of approximately 34,000 Crown Land Reserves across NSW, those with a lease or licence on Crown land reserves, and volunteers who assist appointed CLMs manage Crown reserves are invited to participate.

Become a member of ICDA – it's free!