This article from the Institute of Community Directors shows the importance of programs developed which are designed to meet the needs of board directors working in the non-profit sector.

Posted on 9 December 2020 by Lachlan Pollock on the Institute of Community Directors website.

“Our Community group managing director Denis Moriarty said the festival would help not-for-profit leaders to refocus on their most important work.

“2020 has been all about survival for so many community organisations. In 2021, it’s time to think about how we can get back on track,” said Mr Moriarty.

“One of the best ways to do this is by joining us for the Festival of Community Directors.”

He said amid the challenges of 2020, more than 8000 board directors had sought professional guidance and training from the Institute in every aspect of not-for-profit leadership, including finance, insurance, cyber-security, fundraising and fraud prevention, to help them weather the storm of the pandemic.

The final touches are now being put to the 2021 program, which will feature an extensive line-up of online training and other opportunities to re-engage, refocus and reconnect:

Mr Moriarty said the Festival would build on the success of the 2020 program by reaching directors readily online and by targeting their biggest needs.

“The online nature of the Festival of Community Directors meant that even in 2020, despite being forced to cancel some events, we were able to continue offering the vast majority of the training and resources the community sector so badly wanted and needed.”

“Even as uncertainty lingers globally as we head into 2021, one thing you can bank on is that the Festival of Community Directors will continue, with online training still the focus.”

The full program will be released early in 2021.”