Community Leadership Development programmes help current and future leaders learn and build on everyday, practical leadership skills with the option of NZQA unit standards. This can help pathway participants on to paid workplace opportunities and higher positions of responsibility within their organisations. The objective is to ‘learn by doing’ using a variety of interactive activities.
For those working with young people in their communities, this fun and practical programme develops decision making; problem solving; communication and leadership skills. A series of one-day workshops are delivered during the year. Workshops are modular to enable participants to build up a set of skills as they move through the programme. A Holiday Programme Training Certificate is offered to participants who attend all of the workshops in the series.
"The Holiday Programme/Leadership Training workshop reinforced concepts I was already familiar with but also gave me more confidence to lead a holiday programme I had not previously been involved in. It was fun to learn a range of games and interactive activities that I could put into practice both at the holiday programme and at school."
Jan Duthie, PUTARURU PRIMARY SCHOOL
Programmes aim to improve the resilience and robustness of organisations by developing the capabilities of the people who are leading, supporting and volunteering within them. Workshops are designed to up skill and assist volunteers who may need basic training in club administration, or support and advice in their current role.
Modules on this programme include funding and sponsorship; leadership and delegation, action planning, governance and more. These will help participants to develop a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of volunteers in clubs and community groups.
A range of tools and templates are provided to help volunteers manage the process of running organisations more efficiently and can be adapted to suit individual club needs.
Programmes are intended for the youth in our communities who are putting their hands up to help run holiday and after school programmes, or who are volunteering to get involved in community projects. Specifically designed to help young adults acquire skills to lead confidently in a variety of situations, programmes are delivered in a way that challenges and encourages individuality. Interactive modules help to develop communication skills, self-confidence, effective group management, awareness of Health and Safety, as well as risk management knowledge.
“We had an awesome time doing a variety of team building activities. We learnt to work together and made a great team!” “I learnt some awesome leadership skills and I hope to put them to good use over the year and in the future.” “I didn’t know there was so much to learn about leadership and being a good leader. It was fun.”
Students from Taupo Nui A Tua, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Programmes can be tailor made to suit groups’ needs and timeframes. Optional NZQA unit standards are also available with practical evaluation and workbook completion for theory assessment.
Healthy individuals help build healthy communities. This programme can be adapted to suit your community and covers a wide range of topics. Discover the benefits of a healthy diet and learn how to stay fit and have fun at the same time. Do you know how your money works for you? Find out some great tips on how to make your money go further. Learn about the benefits of volunteering - whether it’s to share your skills or to secure employment. All of these and more are covered in this practical and relevant programme.
Designed to help people live more sustainably in an affordable way, this programme teaches people practical ways to cut costs and simplify life while still growing healthy families. It introduces concepts of reusing and repairing rather than buying more than is needed or used. Sessions include healthy living covering reading food labels and producing tasty healthy meals, growing veggies, budgeting, communication skills, parenting and basic house and car maintenance options. Thriving on a shoestring is supported by the Norah Howell Charitable Trust.
“Thriving on a Shoestring covered a whole range of subjects and went into depth, which I enjoyed. Life is becoming more of a struggle and what I have learnt will really help to reduce that.” “I have learnt lots of new skills and have built up my confidence.” “The car maintenance module provided me with excellent information. It will definitely help me save on basic car maintenance and running costs.” “If I put what I learnt in the budgeting session into practice, my life will certainly be a lot easier.”
Participants, THRIVING ON A SHOESTRING
Parents Supporting Play (PSP) aims to empower parents with the knowledge and confidence to support their children through play. Parents are accomplished at time management, communication, planning and goal setting. These skills can be transferred from the home to the playground enabling parents to take a leading role in their child’s physical development and learning.
At PSP sessions parents will learn:
- to identify stages of growth and development in children.
- to identify personalities and the impact on physical participation.
- how to gain confidence in order to take an active role in a child’s physical development.
- to implement appropriate physical activities to support and stimulate children through play
- the distinct differences in male and female play.
- how the identified age and stage may affect a child’s participation in physical activity.
- to consider the various needs and unique perspectives of individual children.
Sessions are run in conjunction with the school.
PSP workshops will provide parents with the knowledge of where children are at, in relation to their cognitive, physical and emotional wellbeing. Parents would then be able to utilise this age specific knowledge and confidence, and with the support of the school, run lunchtime activities based around play, leading on to helping coach, manage or run sporting events or teams within the school/community.