In-house training services

What makes us the best choice for NFP governance advice, training and resources?

We provide a range of training options designed for the staff, volunteers, board and committee members, and supporters of Australian community organisations.

  • UNDERSTANDING - We understand the NFP/community sector.
  • FLEXIBILITY - We provide affordable options for all needs and budgets.
  • CONNECTIONS - We connect and support the sector across Australia.
  • VALUES AND PRINCIPLES - We ground our work in the values and principles of NFP governance and lift the capacity of the whole sector.
  • HUMAN-CENTRED - We are human and approachable - our training is fun, accessible and meets people where they are at without being condescending or overly complicated.

Upcoming training
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Training specialities
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ICDA can provide off-the-shelf training for volunteers, staff members, board members and organisation leaders in the following areas of community practice (or any combination of these areas).

Governance

  • Boards, Governance and Leadership
  • How-to: meetings, decisions and resolving conflict
  • Governance training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations
  • Governance training for multicultural audiences
  • Ethical governance
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI Governance)

Leadership

  • Strategic planning - what’s our story?
  • Leadership styles and assessment of strength
  • Project management on a shoestring
  • Effective mentoring
  • Change management
  • Succession planning & board effectiveness

Finances, funding and risk

  • Fundraising
  • Grant writing
  • Financial literacy (beginner and intermediate)
  • Cyber Safety
  • Unlocking the potential of your NFP organisation

Communication, culture, climate and impact

  • Communication: How to tell your story to stakeholders
  • Climate Change: tools for tackling our changing environment
  • Aboriginal cultural awareness and engagement
  • Diversity and inclusion in the boardroom
  • Lived experience/community voice on non-for-profit boards
  • Impact evaluation
  • Four Day Work Week and Productivity Hacks

Delivery

Online workshops

Online workshops can be delivered to up to 200 participants.

We can bring you an information-packed series of online workshops or you can schedule just one. Hear from experts on some of the hottest topics, trends and issues facing your community.

Please note: some technical information

  • Participants will need access to a device with sound and reliable internet.
  • If you want to manage the registration process, we'll provide you with a Zoom invite link. If you would like us to manage the registration process, we'll send you a Zoom registration link instead.
  • If we register participants, a Zoom link will be sent to participants via email; just follow the prompts to join the online workshop.
  • Participants will be able to download the slides (if any) and any other documents shared during the online workshop and may be sent a copy of the recording within 24 hours of the workshop, if desired
  • Participants can always contact our team for help with any technical problems that arise.

In-person workshops

In-person training can be provided for up to 30 participants and we work with you to ensure your key priorities are achieved.

  • Face-to-face training involves a deeper dive into selected topics, incorporating opportunities for interactivity.
  • These training sessions are designed to transmit deep learning without the need for mind-numbing reading or assessments.
  • They’re interactive and practical with actions that can be put to immediate use.
  • We seek to go beyond training delivery and look for ways to ensure lessons are embedded and acted upon.
  • During our training, we encourage participants to identify specific actions that they could take to improve their own governance practices or those of their boards, and we can (if required) follow up later to help consolidate those lessons.

Get in touch

The ICDA staff are experts at creating bespoke training sessions. Please complete the form below or email [email protected] or call us on (03) 9320 6800 to talk about your needs.

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Fees

We are flexible and able to tailor our training courses to meet specific needs and budgets, so please let us know if you have any questions or would like us to arrange a quote.

FAQs

Tailored training programs can be designed and delivered to meet your needs in any area of the following areas of community practice:

  • Boards, Governance and Leadership
  • How-to: meetings, decisions and resolving conflict
  • Governance training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations
  • Governance training for multicultural audiences
  • Ethical governance
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI Governance)
  • Strategic planning - what’s our story?
  • Leadership styles and assessment of strength
  • Project management on a shoestring
  • Effective mentoring
  • Change management
  • Succession planning & board effectiveness
  • Fundraising
  • Grant writing
  • Financial literacy (beginner and intermediate)
  • Cyber Safety
  • Unlocking the potential of your NFP organisation
  • Communication: How to tell your story to stakeholders
  • Climate Change: tools for tackling our changing environment
  • Aboriginal cultural awareness and engagement
  • Diversity and inclusion in the boardroom
  • Lived experience/community voice on non-for-profit boards
  • Impact evaluation
  • Four Day Work Week and Productivity Hacks
  • Pre-workshop phone call with trainer to ensure understanding of the audience and key topics of interest
  • Live training delivered by a single trainer either face-to-face or online using our preferred platform, GoToWebinar
  • Management of bookings via online form
  • Pre- and post-training communications (via email); may include answering follow-up questions
  • Distribution of PowerPoint presentation post-training
  • Access to a recording of the training for all registrants (only applies to online training)
  • Handouts and templates (as appropriate to topic)
  • Feedback survey (standard report to be provided to client on request)
  • Venue hire and catering
  • Travel and accommodation. Most ICDA trainers are ex-Melbourne. Economy flights, mileage and 3- to 4-star accommodation are charged to the client at cost.
  • Tailoring of content. Anything other than minor changes to our off-the-shelf offering will be charged at $120 per hour
  • Additional trainers and facilitators. Fees for additional trainers, if requested by the client, will be passed on to the client at cost.

We keep costs as low as possible. These costs will be added to the final invoice along with the training fee.

Individuals, organisations, councils or peak bodies can arrange for our training to be held at a location convenient to them. We offer tailored training all over Australia in addition to our scheduled training in the main centres.

Organisations often combine forces to bring our training to their area.

Yes, we can run single or multiple training sessions of varying duration depending on your training requirements and budget.

This can be negotiated depending on your requirements but as a rough guide:

  • Face-to-face interactive - up to 30 participants
  • Online - up to 200 participants

Yes, we are flexible in terms of delivery and can deliver training during weekdays, after hours and on weekends.

We do not generally charge a booking fee, but for partnerships that require significant administration and relationship management, a management fee will be applicable per annum, depending on the type of load and complexity expected.

The venue and catering are usually arranged by the organisation requesting the training but we can do it if you need us to. An additional administration fee may need to be factored in.

We will come to you
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Individuals, organisations, councils or peak bodies may also like to arrange for our scheduled training events to be held at a location convenient to you. Our team has delivered training to organisations across a diverse range of sectors and specialities in locations throughout the country, remote and rural included.

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