Past Training Recordings

While professional development and training is often best done face to face, there are times when that is just not possible. So here, we plan to log recordings, hand outs, and notes so others can benefit also.

Storytelling with Dawn Picken

Storytelling session one

Download the Presentation


Climate Change and Climate Action

What’s it all about? A workshop with Tadpole.

In this two hour session Wymond Symes from Tadpole will talk about the gases that contribute to climate change and what produces them. He will discuss the various physical, social and financial impacts climate change has on people, businesses and the community. At the end of the talk we will break into groups to further investigate its impacts on the people and communities you support.

Download the presentation here.

Advocacy - 21st July

With Amy Colonna

Advocacy Presentation: download

Database of Social Services: download

MBA Assessment Tool: download


Hands On: Funding Applications - 20th July 2022

Applying for funding is not as simple as filling in a form. This workshop was designed to help you tell your story while also preparing for future interactions with funders. Held on 20 July 2022. Handouts and presentations on links below:

  • The main presentation – with Tracy Stockman: download
  • Annual Operating Budget and Projects template: download
  • Grant Summary template: download
  • Organisation Standard details: download
  • Project Summary template: download
  • TECT presentation download
  • Tauranga City Council – information on grant funding: link
  • List of possible funders download
  • Excel Workshop details. Read more here


Grant Funding Workshop at Maungatapu Marae

The Programme – download here

  • Megan Thorn – Exult – He Whakatutuki Putea – Vision, mission and telling your story – download here
  • Tracy Stockman – Admin Assist – Wāhanga tuatahi –  the presentation – download here
  • Te Tari Taiwhenua DIA Funding information – download here
  • List of possible grant funders in the Western Bay of Plenty (17 pages) – download here


Introduction to Grant Funding

Introducing the Funders:

Tracy Stockman – Admin Assist

Megan Thorn – Exult

Video of the Zoom Session

View on this link

Timing: as follows

00 – TECT – Paula Hudson

4mins 50 sec – Acorn Foundation – Margot McCool

12 mins 38 sec – Bay Trust – Lotima Vaiolet

20 mins 35 sec – DIA – Lotteries / COGS – Donna Morgan

31 mins 50 sec – Tauranga City Council – Richard Butler

36mins 31 sec – Western BOP District Council – Glenn Ayo

38mins 50 sec – Introduction to Grant Funding – Tracy Stockman – Admin Assist

1hour 12 mins – Building your profile – Megan Thorn – Exult

1 hour 48 mins 18sec – Q & A session

Negotiating Your Worth

Everything you ever needed to know about contracting in the Social Sector

Social Sector Commissioning – Liz Davies

MSD social sector commissioning update

Health Contracting – Sue Lewer

Contracting with Government – 101 tips – Rebecca Roe




De-escalation Training

Helping people to cope in times of stress

Here are the training notes and key handout – Eleven tips to de-escalate.

Download here.

Watch the video here.

Introduction to the Community Resilience Model

Learn how to restore your wellbeing and grow your resilience

One hour on Zoom.

Read more about this model.