Club Development Training

Clubs SA provide a range of training modules free of charge for all Clubs SA Members. The following training sessions form part of the Clubs SA Club Development Program. 

Club Development Training Flyer can be downloaded here

Club Governance 101

Overview:

Clubs vary enormously in their purpose, structure, size and level of complexity but in law - and its heart - every club is responsible for ensuring that the members of the Board or Committee work together, as a effective team, to achieve the Club's Objectives in a way that is responsible, efficient and ethical.  

We'll cut through the jargon and help you understand what it means to govern an organisation in an increasingly complex and regulated world without losing sight of what matters to your members. 

This module is the foundation for all the other modules in our Club Development Program.

Who should attend:

  • All Board or Committee members
  • Club Managers

What we'll cover:

  • what the term 'governance' means 
  • the legal environment for licenses and unlicensed clubs in SA
  • the difference between governance and compliance
  • the role and responsibilities of the Committee as a whole
  • the roles and responsibilities of the individual Committee members
  • what good Club governance looks like
  • red flags to watch out for
  • the essential tools every Committee needs in its Governance Toolkit.

What else you'll get:

  • printable copy of the slide presentation
  • opportunities for participants to ask questions during the workshop or webinar
  • links to useful resources and tools that you can start using immediately
  • information about where to get more help.
  • certificate of attendance

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When: Tuesday 21st May 2024

Where: Henley & Grange RSL, 138 North St Henley Beach SA

Time: 9:00am (for 9:30am start) - 12:30pm  

Cost:

  • Free to members of Clubs SA
  • $50 for non members

Presenter: Kate McPhee

Register HERE

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Governance 101 online sessions are also available and can be found here

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Meetings 101

Overview:

Monthly meetings are when and where the Committee should be doing its most important work. The structure and processes of these meetings can make or break a Club. This module is all about making your meetings effective, inclusive, satisfying, productive and legally compliant. The module will also ensure that you understand your Committee's legal responsibilities for General and Annual General meetings.

Who should attend:

  • All Club Presidents or Chairpersons
  • All Board or Committee members
  • All Subcommittee Chairpersons
  • All Subcommittee Members
  • Club Managers

What we'll cover:

  • the elements of an effective Board or Committee meeting
  • what makes a great Agenda
  • what makes great Board Reports
  • role and responsibilities of the Chairperson, the Secretary and other participants
  • example Meeting Procedure policy
  • making the most of the different views, skills and experiences around the table
  • formal meeting procedures (including Points of Order)
  • what Minutes should include and exclude
  • dealing with unacceptable behaviour
  • difference between Committee and Subcommittee meetings

What else you'll get:

  • printable copy of the slide presentation
  • opportunities for participants to ask questions during the workshop or webinar
  • links to useful resources and tools that you can start using immediately
  • information about where to get more help.
  • certificate of attendance

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When: Thursday 16th May 2024 (Meetings 101)

Where: The Glenelg Club, Glenelg East

Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm

Cost:

  • Free to members of Clubs SA
  • $50 for non members

Presenter: Kate McPhee

Register HERE

 

 

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Constitutions 101

Overview:

Your Club's Constitution (sometimes called the Rules) sets out the most basic legal requirements that your Club and its members must (yes, must) follow. By the end of this module you'll have a good understanding of your own Club's Constitution and you'll understand the process that must be followed when changes are needed. 

Who should attend:

  • All Board or Committee members
  • Club Managers

What we'll cover:

  • the legal status of a Constitution
  • the structure of every Constitution
  • explanation of mandatory clauses in every Constitution
  • examples of optional additional clauses 
  • knowing when your Constitution has problems or needs updating
  • the proper process for fixing or updating (or replacing) your Constitution.

What else you'll get:

  • printable copy of the slide presentation
  • opportunities for participants to ask questions about your Club's Constitution during the workshop or webinar
  • links to useful resources and tools that you can start using immediately
  • information about where to get more help.
  •  certificate of attendance

When: TBC

Where: TBC

Cost:

  • Free to members of Clubs SA

Presenter: TBC

 Link to Register

 

Planning 101

Overview:

Proper planning is an essential part of governance. It clarifies what your Board and your members can expect of and for each other and for the Club as whole. Like yin and yang, strategic and operational plans are very different but they 'fit' together. Robust plans help everyone at every level of your Club to confidently work together towards the goals you've developed. And equally importantly, well-structured plans are where your Committee goes when life throws your Club a curve ball. 

Who should attend:

  • All Board or Committee members
  • Subcommittee Members
  • Club Managers

What we'll cover:

  • the similarities and differences between a Strategic Plan, Operational Plans and Project Plans
  • the structure of a good Strategic Plan
  • the structure of a good Operational Plan
  • the structure of a good Project Plan
  • effective processes to develop all three types of plans
  • how to monitor and report on all three types of plans
  • how to evaluate all three types of plans
  • pitfalls to avoid.

What else you'll get:

  • printable copy of the slide presentation
  • opportunities for participants to ask questions during the workshop or webinar
  • links to useful resources and tools that you can start using immediately
  • information about where to get more help.
  • certificate of attendance

When: TBC

Where: TBC

Cost:

  • Free to members of Clubs SA

Presenter: TBC

Link to Register

 

Finance 101

Overview:

Being part of setting and monitoring the Budget and understanding the monthly and annual financial reports is part of the legal responsibility carried by every Board or Committee member. This module will make sure you understand the basics of the regular reports you should be receiving and you'll learn what questions you should be asking.

Who should attend:

  • Club Treasurers
  • Board and Committee members
  • Finance Subcommittee Members
  • Club Managers

What we'll cover:

  • Financial roles and responsibilities
  • Legal responsibilities of Committee members
  • Essential components of the Treasurer's report
  • Budgets
  • Profit & Loss Statements
  • Balance Sheets
  • Cash Flow statements
  • Red flags to watch out for
  • Questions to ask.

What else you'll get:

  • printable copy of the slide presentation
  • opportunities for participants to ask questions during the workshop or webinar
  • links to useful resources and tools that you can start using immediately
  • information about where to get more help.
  • certificate of attendance

When: TBC

Where: TBC

Cost:

  • Free to members of Clubs SA

Presenter: TBC

Link to Register

 

Disputes 101

Overview:

Every Club occasionally experiences conflict or disputes between members, between members and the Committee or between Committee members. This module will help you understand the difference between complaints, conflict, disputes and appeals and how to properly manage each. 

 

Who should attend:

  • Club Chairperson
  • All Board or Committee members
  • Club Managers

What we'll cover:

  • difference between difficult or unacceptable behaviour, complaints, conflict, disputes and appeals
  • managing difficult behaviours
  • managing unacceptable behaviours
  • applying the principles of natural justice and procedural fairness
  • proper processes for dealing with complaints, conflict, disputes and appeals
  • disciplining or removing a member
  • preventing unnecessary conflict, disputes and appeals.

What else you'll get:

  • printable copy of the slide presentation
  • opportunities for participants to ask questions during the workshop or webinar
  • links to useful resources and tools that you can start using immediately
  • information about where to get more help.
  • certificate of attendance

When: TBC

Where: TBC

Cost:

  • Free to members of Clubs SA

Presenter: TBC

Link to Register