Committee Training


CMAP offers free training to volunteers and management committee representatives of non profit community services in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Maitland LGAs. Training provides the underpinning knowledge to assist committees implement effective management practices within an organisation.


Workshop dates are publicised throughout the year via email and interagencies to organisations. If you do not receive our emails and wish to be added to our mailing list contact us on cmapemnc@bigpond.com


Basic Committee Training


Committee Governance: constitution; meeting procedures; agendas and minutes of meetings; management committee roles and responsibilities; Incorporation and ACNC obligations.


Financial Management & Interpreting Financial Reports: key elements of accounting reports; accrual versus cash accounting; employee leave provisioning; asset depreciation; interpreting financial reports; liabilities and equity reserves.


Further mentoring sessions can be arranged for your committee tailored around your organisationís own financial reports to ensure greater relevance and benefit.



Leadership Training


Effective Leadership: a practical focus designed to provide a basic understanding of leadership to boost confidence and foster future involvement in a leadership role within community management.



Committee Mentoring


CMAP also provides advice & support (email, phone or visit) to individual management committees (& employees who support them) in the following areas:

Financial Management

       implementing accrual accounting

       accounting for asset purchases, depreciation and equity reserves

       budget preparation

       effective financial management strategies

       payroll obligations and employee leave provisions

       taxation obligations (GST, PAYG, FBT, DGR & PBI)


       accountability & funding obligations

       effective governance practices

       incorporation, corporate and ACNC obligations

       employer workplace responsibilities, obligations & compliance



Effective strategies to implement the following aspects of leadership: