Results Based Accountability – Workshop Resources

First slide of RBA presentation

Here is the presentation as delivered on 10 December 2014 at Community Link.

On the day online resources were mentioned, these are available at They are being updated – we’ll share the revised info through the DCOSS meeting list when it’s available.

Have you made use of RBA? And are you willing to share your experience – if so get in touch – DCOSS email.

We’ll be running more session in 2015 – make sure you’ve signed up to our mailing list so you don’t miss out. Just add your name and email address to the form on the right.

Unitec Graduate Diploma in Not For Profit Management

The South Island Unitec programme kicks off this year with a Governance, Strategy and Stewardship course in Christchurch in February and a really practical course on Leading and Facilitating Teams in Dunedin in March – a core skill set for anyone working in the community sector. Attached is more information and see It is essential that you get enrolled really soon. Scholarship funds are in high demand so be in promptly if you need financial support. If you are keen to join a vibrant learning community for people managing and leading in the community sector, contact Margy-Jean Malcolm directly.

If you are looking for a shorter bite of learning, Unitec has partnered with NGO Health & Disability Network to deliver free ‘Good Governance workshops for small/medium non-profits in Dunedin on February 26th. Places are limited, so book soon. Find out more  at

Dunedin workshop for Inspiring Communities: book now

Logo LargeCouncil of Social Services Dunedin and Dunedin Community Builders are extremely pleased to be able to host Inspiring Communities delivering their workshop Communities Leading Change.

It is running from 9am-3pm on Friday 21 February 2014 at Guthrie Pavilion, Bayfield High School, Musselburgh, Dunedin.

  • $50 Community leaders/NGOs
  • $100 Local/Central Govt
  • Unwaged Koha (inc. lunch)

Registration is essential, places are limited. Email to book your slot.

This one day workshop will:

  • build understanding of CLD – what works and why
  • share tools and tips you can use in your work
  • share inspiration from other Kiwi communities
  • Build connections across Dunedin’s communities

Tips and tools :

  • growing community leadership & ownership
  • starting & sustaining local change efforts
  • neighbourhood-led development
  • collaborative governance
  • reflective practice

Download the pdf flier for more details or check out the event page to add this to your calendar and more.


Free Introduction to Spreadsheets for Treasurers

Do you want to learn how to use spreadsheets but have been too nervous to take your first steps?

If so, help is a t hand. Dunedin Community Accounting is offering a free 2 hour workshop for absolute beginners. You’ll be taken through creating a cashbook. From opening up the programme to adding in formulas to do the adding up for you.

The 2 hour hands on workshop is in Room D202 of Block D of Otago Polytechnic, Harbour Terrace, Dunedin at 7pm on Tuesday 8 October.

The workshop will use Microsoft Excel but what you learn will set you in good stead with free alternatives like LibreOffice, or Google Drive and paid alternatives like Apple’s Numbers.

To book a place just call Rob on 03 471 6177 or email him at

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Addictions counselling course is open for registrations

Te Taketake two year NZQA Level 6 Diploma in Applied Addictions Counselling has opened registrations for 2014.

The course is offered by Moana House Training Institute and is DAPAANZ recognised.

This diploma combines Te Aka (Year 1) and Te Rea (Year 2) with the addition of Te Hauhakenga, practical work and Competencies – the bicultural training takes place on seven Friday to Sunday wānanga through the year. There’s a further wānanga for assessment.

The South Island course starts on 21 February 2014.

A training programme in working with Pacific peoples will also available in Dunedin in 2014.

Full details and enrollment forms are on the Moana House website