Training activities for staff and volunteers

2019 Training:

The Spiral Method: a community development workshop

NHT has invited Tina Lathouras and Peter Westoby from Queensland to present three regional community development workshops especially for our Neighbourhood House network. They have presented this training to House managers in Queensland, and Tina presented on the Spiral Method at the World Community Development Conference in Ireland in 2018. Peter was also a keynote speaker at the World CD Conference.

So what is the Spiral Method?

The Spiral Model of Community Education is an approach developed by community development practitioners that helps groups do thinking that ‘spirals’ from personal experience to action.    

It’s a ‘bottom up’ process that enables people to tell their stories, to name issues, and with others do some thinking about why those issues are impacting on communities. Based on that collective thinking, groups form around strategies for action, they take action and then return to the bigger group to reflect on that action

It’s not just about this workshop! Tina and Peter intend to create a special website to enable conversation and ideas to keep happening after the workshop, with follow up in 12 months’ time. NHT has partnered with them as part of a research grant so this is also an opportunity for the community development work of Houses to contribute to, and be written up in, their research paper.

For additional information visit 2019 Spiral Method workshop flyer

Click on the date below to register for your choice of workshop :

  • South –  Thursday 27 June from 9:30 to 3:30 NHT Hub, Derwent Park
  • North – Monday 1 July from 9:30 to 3:30 Starting Point Neighbourhood House, Ravenswood
  • North West – Tuesday 2 July from 9:30 to 3:30, Ulverstone Neighbourhood House, Ulverstone

Cost – $22 per person


Making Videos on Portable Devices Workshops

The aim of the workshop is to demystify making your own short form stories for the web. This is a hands-on workshop. There will be opportunities to discuss any issues and questions you may have and a look at how you can make your own videos for the web using quick and simple methods.

Trainer: David Pyefinch has been working in media for over 30 years. David conducted 3 regional media training workshops for Houses as part of the Emerging Voices project in early 2018. He returned in late 2018 to run a workshop at the NHT Conference on the basics of making short videos about the activities and stories you want to tell from your House.

David is back in May 2019 to run these 3 regional media workshops on capturing the story using phones or tablets and then editing it for use. Each workshop will be hands-on, with filming in the morning and editing in the afternoon session.

For additional information visit 2019 Video Making on Portable Devices promotion

Click on the date below to register for your choice of workshop :

  • North West –Wednesday 29 May  from 10am to 2:30pm, East Devonport Community House
  • North – Thursday 30 May  from 10am to 2:30pm, Northern Suburbs Community Centre, Newnham
  • South – Friday 31 May from 10am to 2:30pm, Okines Community House, Dodges Ferry

Cost – $22 per person


Mental Health First Aid Short Courses

Mental Health First Aid  – Gambling Problems short course – Tuesday 16 May – now in Hobart
The Gambling Problems Course gives participants an opportunity to learn about the risk factors, signs, symptoms and motivations of gambling problems, how to approach someone about their gambling problems, how relapse might affect someone with gambling problems, and how to manage your own self-care.
Click here to make your booking 

Trainer: Matt Gray

Read more feedback and about the strong points of these short courses.