Increasing Local Event Capacity workshop series

A series of free workshops in June and July will aim to improve the knowledge and skills of those developing and presenting events in Broome.

Community events contribute significantly to Broome’s local economy and culture, and the Shire of Broome is partnering with Kimberley Small Business Support and the State Government to present a series of six free Increasing Local Event Capacity workshops.

In 2017 the Shire consulted widely with the community to identify opportunities for events in Broome and the needs of those developing and organising them.

Shire of Broome Director Development and Community, Aletta Nugent, said that many of Broome’s favourite events were put together by community groups and volunteers, and often by a few experienced members working with several groups across the community.

“Our aim is to help them improve their skills and knowledge so they can coordinate successful events that achieve their goals, whether that be fundraising or to engage with the community,” Ms Nugent said.

“We also want to help them pass on the skills, knowledge, and records of event planning and coordination so they’re not having to start from scratch each time an event is held.” 

Topics will include planning, strategy, governance, financial management, marketing, and writing and acquitting funding applications:

  • June 7: Strategic and business planning development for sustainable events.
  • June 11: Development of risk management plans and assessments.
  • June 19: Corporate governance and record keeping.
  • June 26: Financial management and budget development for sustainable events.
  • July 3: Developing and implementing marketing strategies.
  • July 10: Writing and acquitting funding applications.

Each workshop will run twice on the day with sessions from 9am to 1pm, and from 5pm to 9pm, with RSVPs essential to Shire of Broome Community Development Officer, Ingrid De Meillon, at (08) 9191 3401 or

Days and Times for the event
Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Broome Civic Centre, Hamersley St Broome WA 6725
Shire of Broome Administration
Tel: (08) 9191 3456
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