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Upcoming events

Welcome to our UPSKILL 2022 Professional Development Series.

Our program of 10 trainings over 2022 is free for our Specialist Business Members, and open to the wider sector to join in. 

The focus of our UPSKILL program is business development and thought leadership, with a big focus on helping small organisations in our sector shine.

If you have any queries – please email our HQ team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

For Collective Members – please ensure you complete the Registration Form, to receive the reminders and pre-session materials. 

 

03
Feb
2022

UPSKILL: Create Your Business Plan for 2022

03-02-2022 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
$47 Non-Members, Free for Members
UPSKILL: Create Your Business Plan for 2022

Having had your summer break, start the new year with this 1 hour planning session that will help you create a clear and achievable plan for 2022 so you feel focussed, productive and excited. This workshop is described as "transformative" and your trainers on the day Jodie and Rob have helped 300+ business owners begin the year feeling fresh and focussed. Recommended Business Maturity: Intermediate

17
Mar
2022

UPSKILL: Refining your Value Proposition, Proposals & Pitching

17-03-2022 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
$47 Non-Members, Free for Members
UPSKILL: Refining your Value Proposition, Proposals & Pitching

Following on from February's business action planning, Renee's training will give you the time to revisit your presentations, proposals and pitches, so you can streamline, standout and scale your impact in 2022. Renee has trained hundreds of consultants, including many Specialist Members in the Collective, and has run her award-winning business for 20 years. Recommended Business Maturity: ALL (Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced)

21
Apr
2022

UPSKILL: Profiling Techniques - Unlocking Potential in People and Business

21-04-2022 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
$47 Non-Members, Free for Members
UPSKILL: Profiling Techniques - Unlocking Potential in People and Business

How well are you meeting the needs of your ideal client, collaborators and partners? Do you actually really know their 'needs'? This training will upskill you on profiling techniques to better understand yourself, and those around you. Ideal for those who have a goal around collaborating more in 2022, and those who want to grow their business impact in 2022. You'll be training with Melanie Colling who helps leaders and entrepreneurs accelerate through a proven framework around people, projects and purpose. Recommended Business Maturity: ALL (specifically those who are new to profiling)

12
May
2022

UPSKILL: Turn Your Expertise into Training

12-05-2022 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
$47 Non-Members, Free for Members
UPSKILL: Turn Your Expertise into Training

Have you started down the training route, or curious to start? Maybe you are tired of the repetition in your services, tired of charging at hourly rates, and want to have a bigger impact in the world through training. Come join our instructional designer and training specialist Peggy Hailstone as she goes through the basics of building a training course. This training is ideal for entrepreneurs, small business owners, contractors, freelancers and consultants who want to stand out from the crowd by developing, documenting, distributing (and earning income from) their subject matter expertise. Recommended Business Maturity: Ideal for 'Beginners' stage of business

09
Jun
2022

UPSKILL: A Pitch for Every Occassion - Mastering the 30 Second and 2 Minute Pitch

09-06-2022 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
$47 Non-Members, Free for Members
UPSKILL: A Pitch for Every Occassion - Mastering the 30 Second and 2 Minute Pitch

Are you ready with a WOW elevator pitch for all occasions? Or do you sometimes let yourself down? Every business owner needs a 30 second and 2 minute pitch up their sleeve – one that resonates and gets a "tell me more..." response. If you're not getting the "eyebrows up/tell me more" response, your explanation is not landing. Get yourself ready for a new Financial Year with this training by experienced Business Development and Sales Specialist Kirrily Graham, who is also one of the Community Managers supporting business development among Members at the Collective. Recommended Business Maturity: Ideal for ALL stages (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced)

21
Jul
2022

UPSKILL: Understanding & Eliminating the 3 Key Legal Risks in your Business

21-07-2022 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
$47 Non-Members, Free for Members
UPSKILL: Understanding & Eliminating the 3 Key Legal Risks in your Business

Our July training enables you to start the new financial year with a legal once-over on your business, to ensure you are starting the year on solid ground. This training will cover the three main areas of legal risk in your enterprise, and practical things you can do to ensure you are protected for the year ahead. You will be training with award-winning intellectual property and corporate lawyer Cathryn Warburton (aka 'Legal Lioness') who helps businesses leave a lasting legacy by bulletproofing your business with strong terms and conditions, and by identifying and bulletproofing your intellectual property (even if you think you don't have any). Recommended Business Maturity: Ideal for ALL stages (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced)

18
Aug
2022

UPSKILL: Blogging - What You Need to Know to Get Noticed

18-08-2022 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
$47 Non-Members, Free for Members
UPSKILL: Blogging - What You Need to Know to Get Noticed

Do you sit at the computer screen and go blank! You know your content, but you just don't know where to start with blogging. What makes a compelling blog? How can I structure for simplicity for myself, and my readers? Fortunately, writing for impact can be learned and perfected with the right tips. Come along to this training for a blogging deep-dive that will leave you feeling more confident and capable. What's best - Specialist Members of the Collective get to publish their blogs on the Campfire Community Blog for wider reach. So don't miss this training with Communications Specialist Julie Weldon. Recommended Business Maturity: Ideal for ALL stages (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced), with specific focus on Beginners.

15
Sep
2022

UPSKILL: Leveraging the Power of Podcasting

15-09-2022 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
$47 Non-Members, Free for Members
UPSKILL: Leveraging the Power of Podcasting

So starting your own podcast, or being a guest is on your Business Development/Thought Leader strategy for 2022. Excellent – you're not alone, and you're in great hands for our September training, as we have resident podcasting specialist Melanie Colling lined up to take you through all the essentials you need to know to get started in an impactful way. Recommended Business Maturity: Ideal for ALL stages (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced)

13
Oct
2022

UPSKILL: Expand Your Diversity and Cultural Competence

13-10-2022 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
$47 Non-Members, Free for Members
UPSKILL: Expand Your Diversity and Cultural Competence

From time to time, we are invited into organisations working with clients that we haven't worked with before. Often, we can feel out of our depth in a new world. We couldn't find a training specifically for consultants and small enterpises, so we have brought together two incredible diversity and inclusion allies from our community, to share five tried and tested strategies to help you feel culturally competent and confident no matter what opportunity you are working on. Not to be missed! Recommended Business Maturity: Ideal for ALL stages, with specific focus on Beginners and Intermediate

10
Nov
2022

UPSKILL: Strategic Networking and the 24/7/1 Technique

10-11-2022 12:00 pm -1:00 pm
$47 Non-Members, Free for Members

We all network everyday, but few people use techniques that enable them to network strategically. For their benefit, and for the benefit of those they are networking with. The 24/7/1 technique is a simple yet powerful formula that will help you boost your Return on Effort in networking - whether it's 1:1 coffee catchups, or networking events. This technique is taught by our Community Manager Kirrily Graham, who has 20+ years experience as an award-winning Business Development specialist. Recommended Business Maturity: Ideal for ALL stages, with specific focus on Beginners and Intermediate

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