ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Workshops & Seminars

Upcoming workshops, seminars, network events and learning forums we're running are listed here. Find out more about each event and how to register below.

ACTCOSS offers a variety of programs and can tailor them to your organisation. Find out more about our learning and development programs.

Access information about past workshops and seminars.

Building Resilient Communities: Resilience Documentary Screening & Half-Day Workshop by The Hope Project

31 July 2018

Join us for the screening of the Award winning documentary "Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope", followed by a resilience building workshop.  Through the documentary we will understand the impact of trauma and toxic stress on the biology of the body, and see the science behind change.  The workshop aims to unpack resilience, identify and develop strategies for resilient...

Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training

9 August 2018

Julie Moore has developed this training to assist workers to attain a practical and measureable difference in the lives of Aboriginal people, and assist government and corporate organisations to better engage with Aboriginal people and communities.

ACT Social Enterprise Peer Network

15 August 2018

Join us for the first gathering of the ACT Social Enterprise Peer Network for 2018.  The network is an informal cross-sectoral group designed to bring together people in the ACT who are interested in social enterprise.  It provides an opportunity to share, learn from one another and develop personal and professional networks. 

Cybersecurity Risk Management Masterclass

28 August 2018

For years, it has been ‘the people in IT’ who have had the primary responsibility for ensuring the privacy and overall safety of their organisations digital infrastructure.  Those days are long gone.  Simply understanding that threats exist but choosing to ‘wait and watch’ is no longer an acceptable strategy.  With the current and ever evolving cyber threat landscape, Board now have a greater...

Opening up Equality in the ACT: The New Discrimination Grounds, and Beyond

29 August 2018

The ACT Human Rights Commission is providing free training for the community about ACT discrimination law. This interactive workshop will draw on real-life situations to enhance your understanding.

Recognising & Responding to Trauma: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children & Families

12 September 2018 to 13 September 2018

A trauma informed approach to child protection and family services for workers engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children.

Introduction to Media Engagement

26 September 2018

Do you want to know more about designing thoughtful, meaningful and substantial communication approaches that align with your organisations objectives, remain consistent with your values, whilst appealing to the media?  This workshop is for emerging leaders and leaders who would like to develop new skills or take a refresher. All are welcome to come along, learn, share and create connections...

Developing Quality and Continuous Improvement

17 October 2018

Maintaining and increasing the quality of our work and innovatively meeting the needs of individuals and communities is core business for effective and efficient community oriented organisations.

Strategic Indigenous Awareness: To Understand Our Present, We Must Understand Our Past

25 October 2018

The program provides participants with an opportunity to walk briefly in the shoes of Aboriginal Australians. It provides a generic overview of Aboriginal culture and history and aims to develop a greater appreciation understanding of modern-day cross cultural problems, issues and challenges that impact upon individuals working in organisations/companies across Australia.

Building Better Boards: The ACTCOSS Governance Workshop Program Over Two Sessions

6 November 2018

ACTCOSS Governance workshops are designed to meet the needs of people interested in, or who have recently been, appointed to a board member position with a not-for-profit organisation in the ACT. This training targets people who have never been on a board or who have limited experience on boards. The workshops are interactive with participants contributing their own experiences and...