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Governing a Community Organisation (Morn) & Social Media and the Law (Afternoon) - 29 August 2019

ACT Council of Social Service Inc

Governing a Community Organisation (Morn) & Social...

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Registration Type Price * Fee Quantity
Member - Both sessions $400.00 $0.00
Non-Member - Both sessions $450.00 $0.00
Member - Governing a Community Organisation 9.30am $220.00 $0.00
Non-Member - Governing a Community Organisation 9.30am $250.00 $0.00
Member - Social Media & The Law 2pm $220.00 $0.00
Non-Member - Social Media & The Law 2pm $250.00 $0.00
* Prices include GST

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Event Details

Justice Connect Not-for-Profit Law Training 

Governing a Community Organisation - 9.30am – 12.30pm - Thursday 29 August 2019

As a committee or board member of a community organisation, it’s important you are fully aware of your legal responsibilities. This essential training will help you better understand:

  • The legal role of committee members as decision makers
  • The difference between governance and management
  • The legal status and structure of your organisation and what this means for governance
  • The importance of your organisation’s rules and legal purpose or objects
  • The four main legal duties of committee members
  • Other laws that you should be aware of as a committee member
  • Potential liabilities and how to protect yourself and your organisation

Morning tea will be provided - and there is free parking on-site!


Social Media & The Law - 2pm – 5pm - Thursday 29 August 2019

This half-day training will work through the key legal risks associated with use of social media by your not-for-profit community organisation, and its employees and volunteers.  It will include tips on how to manage those risks, and will address:

Topics covered will include:

  • Managing social media use in your NFP
  • Inappropriate workplace behaviour using social media, in particular, bullying and harrassment
  • The role of social media in the workplace - investigations and dismissals
  • Defamation and privacy considerations
  • Top tips and further resources

Afternoon team will be provided - and there is free parking on-site

 About Justice Connect Not-for-Profit Law

ACTCOSS is proud to present the above two workshops by Justice Connect.  The NFP law service of Justice Connect - iteself a NFP organisation are delivered by qualified lawyers with specialist expertise in NFP and charity law.  All lawyers have experience in delivering legal training to community organisations and many are also personally involved in the sector as volunteer board or committee members.  

NFP Law training is collaborative and interactive - with the use of case studies and diagrams to explain, step by step, how the law works.  All participants will also recieve a Training Workbook and a Slide Pack.  The workbook includes key terms, the main learning activities, references to relevant laws, case summaries, further reading materials and helpful related resources that participants can look at on NFP Law's website.  

Contact: Ryan Joseph on 02 6202 7200, email:  

It is ACTCOSS policy to reduce or waive fees for consumer representatives or people experiencing disadvantage; please ask your workshop contact person for assistance.

Terms and Conditions: Bookings are essential. Please register early as places are limited. If you are unable to attend, please let us know so we can offer your place to others on our waiting list.

This seminar is provided with the assistance of the ACT Government - Community Services Directorate.

Have questions about Governing a Community Organisation (Morn) & Social Media and the Law (Afternoon) - 29 August 2019? Contact ACT Council of Social Service Inc


ACTCOSS Meeting Room
1/6 Gritten Street
Weston, ACT 2611


ACT Council of Social Service Inc

The ACT Council of Social Service Inc. (ACTCOSS) represents not-for-profit community organisations and advocates for social justice in the ACT. For more information please visit our website:

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