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Community Networking Forums to boost knowledge and skills

Community Networking Forums to boost knowledge and skills for community groups in Upper Hutt

Upper Hutt community groups are invited to share knowledge and skills by attending the next Community Networking Forum.

UPPER HUTT, Wellington NZ, 04 AUG 2014—In March 2014, Upper Hutt City Council reinstated Community Networking Forums. On the third Wednesday of each month, Upper Hutt City Library invites community groups to a lunchtime forum where they can discuss various issues of interest with other community groups from the area.

Each month a different group facilitates the forum on a relevant topic of their choice, with participants invited to share their knowledge and ideas to generate stronger network ties. Recent popular subjects have included funding and promotion.

Representatives from Council’s Community Development and Community Engagement teams regularly attend the forums. Council’s Community Engagement Team Leader, Jula Goebel says, “The forums are a great way to connect with the community and find out about opportunities to collaborate.”

“Community groups of our city all have the same goals,” says Emma Laidlow, Council’s Administration and Funding Coordinator. “They want to provide outstanding services to our residents and to help those who need it. The best way of doing this is to work together and to share our knowledge and resources.”

This month, a representative from Read Write Plus will be facilitating the forum. Read Write Plus provides free literacy and numeracy classes as well as learner license and senior driver refresher courses. The topic will be based around the issue of not-for-profit governance—how to make it work effectively and how to encourage members of the public to join your board.

All community group representatives are invited to attend the next forum which will take place on Wednesday 20 August, from 12.30 – 1.30 pm, in the Rotary Lounge at the Upper Hutt Central Library.

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