Community Waitakere - Auckland, New Zealand

Connected, thriving and sustainable communities are shaped and supported by connected, thriving and sustainable community organisations. Local community organisations require ongoing education and capability building to realise positive outcomes in the context of the complex social, economic and environmental challenges our communities face. 

Community Waitakere provide various community education opportunities including hosting regular capability training courses. Designed specifically for community organisations, not-for-profit groups and individuals working within the social sector, these courses provide an easy, affordable and effective way to ensure that you and your staff have the necessary skills to be effective in your community. 

Our training courses are facilitated by professional, independent trainers and the selection of courses is steered by Community Waitakere’s approach to community mentoring and capability building. We host two training courses per month, on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm at the Waitakere Community Resource Centre, 8 Ratanui Street, Henderson.

What are your training needs?

We aim to be responsive to communities’ training needs as they arise. Our aim is to identify where there are gaps in training provision for community groups, and provide training focussed specifically for community groups at affordable prices.

If you have any thoughts on training that you would like to see offered in the community, please contact  or call (022) 504 3003.

Are you a trainer?

If you are a trainer or facilitator in any of the following subject areas, and would be interested in offering courses to the community, please contact

  • Leadership
  • Financial Management
  • Community Development Skills
  • Social Enterprise
  • Communication
  • Tikanga Maori
  • Organisational Development
  • Planning
  • Wellbeing
  • Migrant Training 

Click here to view full details of our capability training programme for 2018.