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Corrs Chambers Westgarth - Project Management for NFPs: Melbourne - 31 July 2012

Managing Projects in Not-For-Profit Organisations 

Half-Day Workshop in Melbourne  -  31 July 2012




The ability to manage projects within time and budget – that deliver real outcomes – is a critical skill set for managers in any industry.   Projects form a significant part of managerial life and deliver a range of benefits including innovations, improvements, services and efficiencies.   However, delivering successful projects can be a challenging task.  Multiple stakeholders, limited resources and funding, shifting priorities, and unclear responsibilities add complexity to even the most straight-forward project.   

About the workshop

This workshop, developed through a partnership between the Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF) and Corrs Chambers Westgarth, is designed to provide a practical framework and tools to help you manage a range of projects within your organisation.  Tailored for the not-for-profit industry, this interactive half-day workshop provides: 

·         An overview of a practical framework for managing projects

·         Tools and templates to help you effectively plan, manage, communicate and deliver successful projects

·         Tips and strategies to deliver projects efficiently with limited resources and funding

·         The opportunity to share project experiences, knowledge and insights with peers in other not-for-profit organisations


The workshop will close with a lunch where you will have the chance to network and build relationships with your fellow participants.



The workshop is being held on Tuesday 31 July 2012 at the Corrs Chambers Westgarth Melbourne office - Bourke Place, Lvl 36, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne.

The workshop runs from 8.45am to 1:00pm, followed by lunch to 2pm (included).


Who should attend?

Managers in not-for-profit organisations that are new to projects or have limited project management experience.




Jon Kenton – Chief Operating Officer, Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Jon Kenton is the Chief Operating Officer at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, one of Australia’s leading law firms.   Jon has held the role of Chief Operating Officer since April 2012, and is responsible for human resources, marketing, technology and legal support functions, and has oversight of the firm’s 2015 firm-wide change program.   Prior to taking on the COO role, Jon acted as Director of People & Development from January to May 2012, and held the role of Chief Information Officer since 2007 where he was responsible for the firm’s technology strategy and change programs.  In 2009, Jon was awarded the CIO of the Year award for the Australian private sector by the Financial Review’s MIS (Managing Information Strategies) magazine.   Before joining Corrs in 2007, Jon held senior technology roles in the banking industry – first as the Head of Department, Group Risk Systems at the Royal Bank of Scotland, and then as the Head of Technology at nabCapital.  

Scholarships Offered:

16 full fee scholarships available.  Please note that only the cost of the workshop is provided.  Travel and accommodation are not included.

Closing Date: CLOSED


Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis (provided the applicant meets the criteria).

Note:  Successful applicants must meet their out-of-pocket costs of attending the course and fulfil the ASF application requirements.  

Scholarships given at the discretion of ASF.  All decisions are final. 





Applicants must be working for a charitable NFP organisation to be eligible for a scholarship.  Applicants must submit the following to outlining why they should be considered for a full scholarship.


Please include:

1.  Full Name

2.  Position

3.  Organisation Name and short description of activity

4.  Organisation Revenue (choose one of following):  Micro - less than $80,000 pa, Small - $80,000 - $250,000 pa, Medium - $250,000 - $5m pa, Large - $5m - $25m pa, Extra Large - more than $25m pa, don't know

5.  Segment of NFP sector (choose a segment that best describes your organisation's activities):
Arts, Culture & Recreation; Education & Research; Health; Social Services; Environment & Animal Welfare; Employment, Development & Housing; Law, Advocacy & Politics; Philanthropic Intermediaries and Volunteerism Promotion; International Development; Religion; Business, Professional Associations and Unions  

4.  Organisation Address

5.  Office Phone Number

6.  Mobile Number

7.  Email

8.  Name of course / scholarship you are applying for

9.  How did you find out about ASF / this scholarship? 

10.  Why the workshop will help you and your organisation (250 words or less)

Selection Criteria
Applicants must be working for a charitable NFP organisation to be eligible for a scholarship.
Closing Date : 11/07/2012
Please apply here :
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Subject Area : Community Project Management Leadership & Management
Course Type : Short Course
Location : VIC