Community Sector News
Community Sector News is our free monthly electronic newsletter for staff and volunteers of local community groups. The newsletter offers information about:
- training and professional development
- grants and funding
- other programs and initiatives
- community profile
Community training calendar
We run free training sessions to build the capacity of local community groups and non-profit organisations.
De-escalation and Occupational Violence and Aggression (OVA) training for public facing roles in the Community Sector
Module 1: Awareness
Module 2: De-escalation
Module 3: Protection
. understand situational awareness
. recognise the signs of an escalating situation
. understand how to control own emotions and speech in confrontational situations
. learn strategies for how to stay calm when working through de-escalation steps in the toolkit
. increase confidence in handling confrontational situations
. understand appropriate verbal and body language in confrontational situations
. learn how to deal with different types of aggressors, such as people under
the influence of drugs
Who should attend:
All levels of staff/volunteers who are in public facing roles providing services to potentially difficult or aggressive people. Leaders or managers will also benefit to support their team members.
Thursday 14 November 2023 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
St Kilda Town Hall Council Chamber
Port Phillip Volunteer Coordinators Network
The Port Phillip Volunteer Coordinator Network (PPVCN) meets quarterly to discuss all things volunteering. It's an opportunity for volunteer coordinators to offer peer support, share resources, learn from guest speakers and build capacity in the volunteering sector of Port Phillip.
To become a member, please fill out a membership form.
Community flagpole bookings
A community flagpole is located at each town hall and is available for booking by community members.
The Community Flagpole Scheme Guidelines provide guidance on appropriate access and allocation to the community flagpoles:
- Community Flagpole Scheme Guidelines 2021 (PDF 735 KB)
- Community Flagpole Application form (PDF 722 KB)
The flagpoles provide a key opportunity to celebrate and embrace the diversity of the community and to support the strategic directions of the Council Plan.