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. Learning and Development calendar We offer a year-long calendar of professional development webinars that are free for NHVic members, and can be attended by non-members at a small cost. 23 February: Orientation to the Sector 1 March: Grant Writing Tips and Tricks 15 March: Communicating about your Neighbourhood House 22 March: Restructuring your Organisation in 2022 29 March: Carer-Friendly Houses: Understanding Carers and their Needs 5 April: Community Development Essentials - Community Needs Analysis 19 May: Staff Management 24 May: Policy for Neighbourhood Houses 2 June: Finance Essentials 15 June: Media Training 21 June: Effective Recruitment 14 July: Understanding Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs) 20 July: Gender Equity 26 July: Facebook for Community Development 10 August: Communicating in an Inclusive and Accessible Way 18 August: Using Research and Data Effectively 24 August: Advocacy 6 September: Understanding Local Government 5 October: Orientation to the Sector 20 October: Grant Writing Tips and Tricks 26 October: Navigating 26th of January 3 November: Introduction to Auspicing 9 November: Staff Management 6 December: Finance Essentials 14 December: Using Research and Data Effectively Mentoring2Management course This course, specifically designed for recently appointed leaders in the sector, will be offered three times throughout 2022. Find out more.