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Discover new skills, enhance your knowledge and network with other community focused people through South Gippsland Shire Council's community training program. 

South Gippsland community members, volunteers, community groups and non-profit organisations are encouraged to register for these exciting training opportunities.

All sessions are FREE, but places are limited. 

Events, information and booking links will be added here as they become available.

Community Training Calendar
You can view our upcoming information and training sesssions here – Community Training Calendar

Sport for All

5 March from 6.30pm to 8.30pm - Leongatha Daker Centre

Join us for a practical session about inclusivity and diversity that can transform sporting clubs environments.

Get ready to make your sporting club a more inclusive space for everyone by being a part of Sport for All!

Governance 101

13 March from 6.00pm to 7.30pm - Online

During the session, we will run through the basics of good governance, which will include an explanation of Constitutions and the requirements of Consumer Affairs Victoria, legal responsibilities, committee roles and responsibilities and tips for running effective meetings.

This session is designed for anyone involved with an Incorporated Association Committee or anyone thinking they may like to volunteer in a committee role.

Culture, Diversity and how to be Inclusive

19 March from 6.00pm to 8.00pm - Korumburra Community Hub

This in-person gathering will delve into the world of culture, diversity, and inclusivity. Discover how to foster an inclusive environment and embrace diversity in all its forms. Engage in thought-provoking discussions, gain valuable insights, and learn practical strategies to promote inclusiveness in your personal and professional life.

Save Money in the Home this Winter: How to be Energy Efficient

Tuesday 16 April from 6.00pm to 8.00pm - Foster

Join us for an informative event on how to save money and stay cozy this winter! Learn practical tips and tricks to make your home more energy efficient. From insulation to smart thermostats, we'll cover it all. Don't miss out on this opportunity to save money on your energy bills!

New Ways for Volunteer Recruitment and Retention – Part 1

Choose from either an in-person session Tuesday 14 May or an online session Wednesday 15 May

Join us for an exciting session where we'll explore innovative strategies to attract and keep volunteers. Whether you're a nonprofit organisation, a community group, or just interested in making a difference, this in-person event is for you! Discover fresh approaches, share experiences, and network with like-minded individuals. Don't miss out on this opportunity to revolutionise your volunteer program! Register now and be part of the change.

New Ways for Volunteer Recruitment and Retention – Part 2

Choose from either an in-person session Tuesday 21 May or an online session Thursday 23 May

This session is all about exploring innovative strategies to attract and keep volunteers.

During this in-person event, we will discuss various techniques and share success stories to inspire you in your volunteer recruitment and retention efforts. Whether you are a nonprofit organisation, community group, or simply a passionate individual, this event is designed to help you make a difference.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from experienced professionals and network with like-minded individuals. Together, we can find new ways to engage and empower volunteers.

Grant Writing Workshop

Tuesday 4 June from 6.00pm to 8.00pm - Council Chambers, Leongatha

Are you eager to secure funding for your projects? This workshop is the perfect opportunity to learn the ins and outs of grant writing. Our experienced presenters will guide you through the process, sharing valuable tips and strategies to help you craft compelling grant proposals.

During this interactive workshop, you'll gain practical knowledge on identifying suitable grants, understanding application requirements, and effectively communicate your project's objectives and impact. Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, this workshop will equip you with the skills to maximise your chances of success.

Community Grants Information Session

Choose from either an in-person session Monday 24 June from 11.00am to 12.30pm or an online session Monday 24 June from 7.00pm to 8.30pm

Do you have a question about Council's Community Grants Program? Not sure of what the process is for applying for grants? What is SmartyGrants?