Seminar 1: COMMUNICATION - Sharon woodings blue mercury leadership

Date: Wednesday 4 April 2018

Time: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Venue: 442 Tuam Street, Christchurch

This course is a practical opportunity to check and improve your communication. Effective communication creates buy in, enthusiasm and will help your organisation achieve their goals. Whether you are trying to get a project up and running or perhaps deal with difficult people this course will give you more tools for your tool kit.

Sharon Woodings has 30 plus years of experience in not for profit where she has worked at a board level and in operations.  She has her own business Blue Mercury leadership and works with individuals and teams in corporate and community organisations

Sharon is a trained teacher and also accredited to deliver the tools Belbin Team Profiling and CliftonStrengths Strengthfinder. She delivers courses specific to organisational needs as well as NZQA National Certificate in Business: First line Management level 3 and 4.

Sharon has a passion for not for profits and the great work they do in the community, presently being the current chairperson of Endometriosis NZ




seminar 2: fundraising kathryn marshall

Date: Wednesday 9 May 2018

Time: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Venue: 442 Tuam Street, Christchurch


You can register your interest for this seminar on the booking form.  Check back shortly for more information.

In today's volatile financial climate charities need to continually reassess their ability to generate funding – adapting current strategies and introducing new income streams when needed. For many organisations, particularly those once reliant upon government grants, this means venturing into a brave new world of fundraising. This seminar provides quick, practical information you can use to generate more money for your non-profit. Specifically it will cover: 

  • Preparation: What tools you will need in order to get started/reach your fundraising goals
  • Planning: What sources of funds are available in Christchurch
  • Research: How to find and approach prospective donors
  • Relationships: How to look after your donors and stakeholders to ensure growth and stability

Kathryn has been fundraising for over twenty years in both NZ and the UK and heads up the planned giving programme at the University of Canterbury. She is also the Chair of Southern FINZ (Fundraising Institute of New Zealand).


Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018

Time: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Venue: 442 Tuam Street, Christchurch

We are walking on the same journey. 

As a social entrepreneur and business owner trying to change the world I fully understand the trials and tribulations that you are and will continue to face. I guess no one said that making the world a better place was going to be easy though!

The success of any organisation is fully dependent on the ability of the people in it to thrive, flourish and perform at their best. But it is all to easy to be swamped by feelings of uncertainty, imposter syndrome, stress, anxiety etc. 

In this three hour, high energy and very interactive workshop we will explore how our mind-set is critical for our survival and success. 

After all the mind is everything. What we think, we become.

Specifically we will work together to explore:

  • Why are you doing what you are doing?
  • How limiting beliefs are stopping you from creating maximum impact.
  • Why internal mental congruence is critical for you to flourish.
  • How the lizard brain keeps us locked in fear and stress and how to fix that.
  • Techniques for ensuring you consistently operate at peak performance levels.
  • Ideas on how to pick yourself up in trying times.

 Tim Jones is The Grow Good Guy. He works to connect individuals and organisations to purpose and scale their positive impact. His business is one of the founding B Corps in New Zealand and he is also the B Corp Ambassador for New Zealand. Tim specialises in training and coaching for mission driven and purpose led people and teams. Have a look at his work on his website or at his facebook page -


SEMINAR 4: BASIC FIRST AID 8 June - red cross limited to 20 people

Date:  Friday 8 June 2018

Time:  9.30 am - 12.30 pm

Venue:  442 Tuam Street, Christchurch


This course covers the basic skills to help in an emergency until medical professionals arrive. You could even safe someone's life.

Learn the basics of CPR, choking and first aid skills.  This practical courses a great way to learn lifesaving skills. There are no assessments in this course, with time spent building the confidence and skills of your group.



Results Based Accountability

Income Generation

Media Releases

Managing Stress


Leadership Change and Future Trends

StoryTelling for NGO's and their Community

Healthy Strategy

Finding the Right People





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