• Governance Training – Bendigo

    VCOSS and Justice Connect NFP Law are partnering to provide community organisations with governance and legal training at an affordable cost.

    There are three different training courses available in 2018.

    You can opt to attend one, two or all three.

    Session 1: Governing a Community Organisation
    Wed 12 December, 10am to 1pm – tea and coffee provided

    Best for: Board/committee members and senior employees
    Topics covered:

    • The legal role of committee members as decision makers
    • The difference between governance and management
    • The legal status and structure of your organisation and what this means for governance
    • The importance of your organisation’s rules and legal purpose or objects
    • The four main legal duties of committee members
    • Other laws that you should be aware of as a committee member
    • Potential liabilities and how to protect yourself and your organisation

    Session 2:Safety, Risk and Insurance
    Wed 12 December, 2pm to 5pm – tea and coffee provided

    Best for: Board/committee members and senior employees
    Topics covered:

    • Why is safety so important?
    • Thinking about both physical and mental safety
    • Understanding occupational/work health safety and negligence laws
    • Child safety
    • How to identify and manage key risks for community organisations
    • The types of insurance and protections available

    Session 3: Privacy Law for Not-for-profit Organisations
    Thurs 13 Dec, 9.30am to 12.30pm – tea and coffee provided

    Best for: Board/committee members, employees and volunteers
    Topics covered:

    • Overview of privacy laws and how they apply to your organisation
    • An explanation of key terms and how to understand them
    • The documents, systems and checks you should put in place to protect personal information and comply with privacy laws
    • How to legally collect, use, disclose, handle and store personal information
    • Requests for personal information from courts, police and others
    • What to do if there is a privacy complaint or data breach

    Cost: Individual sessions are $50 each for VCOSS members, $150 each for non-members + Eventbrite booking fees

    Book more and save

    • VCOSS members can book 2 for $90 or 3 for $120
    • Non-members can book 3 for $400 + Eventbrite booking fees

    VCOSS Refund policy
    Refunds will be processed less a $5 administration fee until Monday 5 November. After this date, no refunds will be provided. We welcome alternative attendees and encourage you to send another person in your place if you are no longer able to attend.

    VCOSS acknolwedges the Dja Dja Wurrung and the Taungurung Peoples of the Kulin Nation as the traditional custodians of the land where these trainings will take place, and pays respect to elders past, present and emerging.


    Capital Theatre

    Bendigo Bank Theatre, Ground Floor, 50 View Street
    Bendigo, Victoria 3550 Australia

    Time & Date

    December 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 13, 2018 @ 1:30 pm

    Additional Info

    The cost of this event is: $50 - $418.69

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