What we do Professional development Professional development We are committed to providing ongoing professional development so our sector workforce is equipped with the knowledge and skills to advance their neighbourhood houses. We're proud to offer our members and relevant stakeholders a diverse range of professional development opportunities for free or low-cost. If you are from an organisation which would like to partner with us to deliver professional development, please contact us. 2021 Learning and Development calendar The following training sessions are free for NHVic members, and can be attended by non-members for a small cost: Date Session 4 March Supporting Stronger Communities Grant Info Session 11 March Orientation to the Neighbourhood House Sector: Who’s Who in the Zoo? 25 March Grant Writing Tips and Tricks 22 April Communicating about your Neighbourhood House 4 May Introduction to Auspicing 5 May Clever Communities: the importance of why 12 May Effective Recruitment 26 May Staff Management 9 June Finance Essentials 16 June Facebook for Community Development 23 June Using Research and Data Effectively 20 July Advocacy 27 July Understanding Local Government 3 August Media Training 24 August Gender Equity 31 August Orientation to the Neighbourhood House Sector: Who's Who in the Zoo? 7 September Grant Writing Tips and Tricks 14 September Communicating about your Neighbourhood House 7 October Effective Recruitment 19 October Staff Management 9 November Using Research and Data Effectively 16 November Facebook for Community Development 23 November Finance Essentials 9 December Gender Equity Mentoring2Management course This course, specifically designed for recently appointed leaders in the sector, will be offered three times throughout 2021. Find out more.