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Club Training

Club Training

Training plays a huge role in introducing club office bearers to the skills, networks, and knowledge you will need to run your club effectively. 

If there is something you'd like to see offered, please email the Clubs Officer on clubs@guild.curtin.edu.au or submit a feedback form.

To see all training offerings in one place, view this club training calendar. We'd recommend marking core training opportunities for your reps and avoid any potentional clashes when planning your club events!

Club Induction 2021

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Mandatory for 2021 club reps who have not previously attended a Guild Club Induction.

Guild Club Induction Sessions are an important starting point for all club office bearers taking on an executive role in a club for the first time this year, and/or returning office bearers who have not previously attended a Club Induction Day. 

Topics covered include:

  • Guild Club Support Team introductions
  • Upcoming Major Club Events
  • Managing Your Members - recruitment tips, record keeping, vouchers, communication and more
  • Booking Events & Venues and COVID impacts
  • Resources for Clubs
  • Basic Governance Overview
  • Club Software Management System

Finance, Grants & Funding Workshop


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Recommended for all executive committee members, not to mention treasurers

Are finances on your mind? How can managing your finances, grants and funding sources not be reactive, but proactive? This workshop will allow leaders to maximise the value delivered to their students, support innovative ideas coming to life while meeting financial requirements necessary for the long term success of the student group. You will learn how to:

  • Identify sources of funding available at your university
  • Describe what is required to meet the funding/grant requirements and where to access necessary application forms/processes
  • Build a budget for an event and the year ahead
  • Identify potential costs for their group over the calendar year
  • Diversify income sources to maximise value delivered to students

Thursday 8 April 2021 online via Zoom.

Delivered by Josh Farr - Campus Consultancy. Learn more about Josh and his history leading his own club in 2013 and delivering training to University clubs across Australia.

Student Engagement & Innovation Workshop

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Recommended for all committee members, not just the core four

This workshop is designed to map out the student journey and allow leaders to maximise the value they deliver to their students. Leaders will explore design thinking to identify what students are aiming to achieve and where they can solve student problems from first principles, inspired by entrepreneurial frameworks.

You will learn how to:

  • Understand the role of design thinking in adding value to student members
  • Identify various student segments within their student group
  • Identify student ambitions and challenges
  • Ideate innovative solutions to these ambitions and challenges
  • Answer the Big 5 Questions of 2021 for student engagement

Friday 9 April 2021 online via Zoom.

Delivered by Josh Farr - Campus Consultancy. Learn more about Josh and his history leading his own club in 2013 and delivering training to University clubs across Australia.

Event Management

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Recommended for those involved in event planning, delivery and budgets.

This workshop covered event objectives, target markets, resources, budgets, venues, entertainment, stakeholder engagement, committee task delegations, risk management and how to plan an event in the current COVID-19 global climate. The session followed-on from the Clubs & Societies Committee Meeting so it was recommended that club representatives attend both the meeting and the workshop, however, it was not mandatory. 

This session was delivered on the 11th March by the Guild's Event Coordinator, Jess. Jess has a wealth of knowledge and experience in a wide variety of events and will help you navigate the challenges of events at any scale.

For event assistance moving forward, please contact the Clubs Officer any time via phone or email & should we require a meeting for high impact events, we can assist and provide guidence accourdingly as the club support team also have extensive event planning experience.

Volunteer & Team Management

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Recommended for 2021 club reps.

How do you stay motivated and where does motivation come from? This workshop will teach you about the six intrinsic drivers of motivation, self-assess where you are performing at your best and develop an action plan to feel better and stay on track over the year ahead.

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Describe the 4-stages of team formation: Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing (Dr Bruce Tuckman);
  • Describe the 6-drivers of motivation;
  • Assess their personal motivation hierarchy across the 6-drivers of motivation;
  • Understand and empathize with the needs of volunteers and peers;
  • Motivate individuals and teams by applying actions from each of the 6-drivers.

Download resources from this workshop here! 

Delivered by Josh Farr - Campus Consultancy. Learn more about Josh and his history leading his own club in 2013 and delivering training to University clubs across Australia.

Succession Planning

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Recommended for 2021 club reps.

Succession planning is a process for identifying and developing new leaders who can replace old leaders when they leave or retire. Succession planning increases the availability of experienced and capable committee members that are prepared to assume these roles as they become available.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • The six intrinsic drivers of motivation;
  • Self-assess where you are performing at your best and develop an action plan to feel better and stay on year ahead;
  • Identify the 3-stages of succession planning;
  • Apply the desire-performance matrix to assess internal leadership potential within your student group;
  • Explore the 4-M's of leadership development;
  • Create a leadership value proposition for new leaders;
  • Complete a succession planning template for committee development and role passover.

Delivered by Josh Farr - Campus Consultancy. Learn more about Josh and his history leading his own club in 2013 and delivering training to University clubs across Australia.

Film & Editing

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This workshop will show you how to use film for digital engagement purposes using your mobile and apps.

Arun Raj from the Digital Student Engagement team at Curtin walks you through how to make an engaging video with real life examples. With over a decade of experience in both the corporate and creative space, Arun is well versed in best practice with content creation and will walk you through the steps and questions you should ask yourself before and while you’re creating content for your audience.

Resources referred to in the workshop:

Game Changers Workshop Series

Brought to you by Curtin's Careers, employment and leadership team, the Game Changers workshop series are designed to help students understand the influence of positive social impact and transformative leadership.

Through the ten topics across the workshop series, explore the following topics:

  • Leadership 101, 9 March
  • Self-awareness, 16 March
  • Goal Setting, 23 March
  • Teamwork, 30 March
  • Public Speaking, 13 April
  • Forming Habits for Success, 20 April
  • Conflict Management, 27 April - Highly receommended for all club committee members.
  • Building Networks, 4 May
  • Driving Change, 11 May
  • Leveraging Diversity, 18 May  

These workshops are open to all students and would highly benefit club leaders. Students can attend one or as many of the workshops throughout the semester. 

Find out more and register for the workshop series or a session of your choosing. Explore other sessions on offer through UniHub.  


If you have a great resource that's not on our list, email clubs@guild.curtin.edu.au so we can add it!

Team Management and Communication

  • Trello - Make checklists, tag team members and collaborate on projects.

  • Slack - Channel-based messaging platform to communication with your team.

  • Group Map - Online brainstorming and group decision-making tool.

  • Discord -  Talk over voice, video, and text with your team.

  • Zoom - Free video conferencing.

  • Skype - Free online calls, messaging, affordable international calling to mobiles or landlines and instant online meetings on Skype.


  • Reachout.com – Support site for under-25s, lots of good advice including psychological support. 

  • EmployABILITY - Resources on managing stress, developing resilience, unpacking feedback and critical reflection. These are all very useful for students who are working from home.


  • Canva - Easy to use graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content.

  • ​​​​​Flipsnack - Digital flipbook maker for stunning magazines. Create, share and embed online magazines, transforming your PDFs into online flipping books. 

  • Easelly - A simple web tool that empowers anyone to create and share powerful infographics, posters with no design experience needed!

  • Piktochart - Create beautiful infographics, reports, posters, presentations and flyers easily with absolutely no design experience

  • Visme - infographics, charts, icons

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