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NGO Learning Centre
The NGO Learning Centre is a free website that provides accessible training and resources for non government organisation employees who work with children, young people, families and communities in NSW.
Nurturing a learning environment and culture
Recognising that time and cost is always a concern in the sector, the NGO Learning Centre provides information and training in a way that not just supports organisation goals (low cost, higher productivity) and the learner’s development (self-paced and interactive), but also nurtures a learning environment and culture where knowledge is shared and collaboration is encouraged.
Up-to-date learning options
The Learning Centre's content has been designed to complement the face-to-face training currently delivered across the state, as well as provide alternative formats that support learning and professional development. These formats address the need for flexibility, accessibility and knowledge sharing.
Face-to-face training information
Non government organisation staff can access course descriptions, training calendars and related resources for all face-to-face training being offered by the NGO Training Program.
An online classroom
The online classroom will house self-paced courses that are free, easy to use, and accessible. Online modules have been developed to blend instruction with engaging and interactive activities. They include a final assessment component and downloadable certificates of completion.
Webinars, commonly described as online seminars or virtual classrooms, will be offered on a range of relevant topics. Our webinars are hosted by live facilitators, allowing participants to actively engage in the session, despite being in geographically dispersed locations.
Podcasts and vodcasts
A number of digital media recordings are being developed for the NGO Learning Centre, ranging from interviews, best practice stories, lectures and discussions. Podcasts can also be downloaded for learning on the go.
A resource shelf
A library of resources has been created based on relevant topics and courses. Resources include documents, videos and links to other relevant sites. Individuals also have the ability to upload and share their own resources with the non government organisation community.
Blog and social networking
The new blog will have regular postings from our staff and invited subject matter experts. It will provide information and encourage discussion around important issues for practitioners. In the near future, the Learning Centre will also have links to groups in popular social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
We invite you to explore the website, share it with others and become part of our community of practice: Visit the NGO Learning Centre at http://ngolearning.com.au.