As a minimum your club will probably have a president, secretary and treasurer. Ideally these roles will have a cross over period with the previous person in that position (however that’s not always the case). If you’ve been appointed/thrown in the deep end and don’t have a clue as to what you’re meant to do then this course is for you. We’ll cover what committees are, the common roles within committees and how to run great meetings (including annual general meetings or “AGM’s”).
Grants can sometimes seem mysterious and technical, and it can seem if it takes some kind of majic mogo to obtain them. For this course well break everything down nice and simply for you. We’ll introduce you to the process of applying for grants (for groups/clubs or as an individual). You will learn what a grants is, which organisations you can apply to for funding from, eligibility, what organisations look for, how grants are processed, grants criteria, when to apply, making complaints, how to say thanks and a bunch of helpful hints.
Is your club looking to establish an in house, local, regional or national competition? Perhaps you’re looking to host your first ball. Either way this course for you. We’ll talk about establishing an event from the ground up including budget setting, venue hire, health and safety, volunteers, resource requirements, consents and permits, insurance, parking, security, waste management, lighting, food, first aid, contingency plans and much more.
Fundraising can sometimes seem boring, awkward or in some cases not worth the time but it needn’t be. Fundraising can be fun, boost morale and provide that all important cash. In this course we’ll talk about fundraising basics supporting by some fun and unique ideas for pulling it all together. If you’re sick of doing another sausage sizzle or eating those Cadbury bars you’re meant to be selling then this course is for you.
The words 'legal requirements' need not be daunting. This course will cover the main legal issue’s clubs should consider including the privacy, accident compensation, liquor licensing , employment law, tax obligations and health and safety.
This course will cover the what? Why? When? Who? And How’s of communication so that you can market your message effectively. We will cover both traditional and untraditional forms of marketing in formal and non formal settings to both external audiences and “in house” members. There will be a strong focus on how to take advantage of OUSA media and Otago University platforms.