Three pick-and-choose training modules to boost your management skills

(The Management Masterclass is also in Melbourne on 13 April)

Many of us build deep skills in campaigning or communications – and our success finds us managing teams of communicators, or campaigners. Management is a skill set and managing in civil society organisations, and especially in advocacy settings, presents specific challenges and opportunities.

We’re proud to offer three unique training modules for managers to turbo-boost their skills leading teams to win. You choose which module suits you, or get a discount to cover all three in one day!

The Masterclass is led by Rebecca Wilson, Australian Progress’ Deputy Director. Rebecca was most recently Chief of Staff at GetUp and formerly Global Development Director at, responsible for supporting 20+ campaigning teams around the world.


9.00am – 12.00pm: Managing for Excellence

We all work with limited resources for critical causes – so we need the best work from our teams and the individuals in them. In this short, targeted workshop you’ll learn key tips and tricks for:

  • Goal setting
  • Successful delegation and accountability
  • 1:1 management relationships
  • Team Communication
  • Performance management
  • Success in rapid response environments
  • Coaching


1.00pm – 3.00pm: Recruiting Superstars

Recruitment one of our biggest risk areas to manage. When we’re unsuccessful, the costs – in money, time and opportunity – are enormous. And recruiting agencies, and even our own HR staff, sometimes lack the expertise to successfully recruit campaigners, organisers, advocates, media officers, digital specialists and more. We’ll cover:

  • Designing the right role;
  • Writing job ads that ensure a diversity of quality applicants;
  • Reaching the right applicants – advertising, headhunting, networking;
  • Setting tasks;
  • Assessing applications;
  • Interview process and techniques; and
  • Salary benchmarking


3.30pm – 5.30pm: Creating a Culture of Impact

To succeed your organisation needs a strong strategy and great management (including great structure and resourcing), but you will only get there if your organisation’s culture provides for a focus on excellence, innovation and outcomes. This critical module covers:

  • Defining your organisation’s culture;
  • Understanding the levers at your disposal for shifting culture;
  • Case studies of successful shifts in culture within teams and organisation;
  • Culture settings and practices that encourage innovation; and
  • Strategies for getting new projects and processes off the ground.

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The Management Masterclass distilled high-level strategy into useful actions, many of which our team implemented immediately. I recommend this course to anyone wanting to lead a purpose-driven team.

Michael Bones Head of Growth, Future Super