Capacity building for communities

The Office of Multicultural Interests, team delivers the Community Capacity Building Project each year based on the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) communities in Western Australia. 

Previous OMI Capacity Building projects have included  

  • Project management and media training for CaLD young people.  
  • Media training for CaLD community leaders.   
  • Digital Marketing workshops for CaLD small businesses. 
  • Treasurer and social media strategy training for CaLD community groups. 

2023 OMI Capacity Building Project: Organisational Governance and Volunteer Management workshops 

In 2023, the Office of Multicultural Interests is offering culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) associations the workshop opportunities to develop their skills, knowledge and awareness of organisational governance and volunteer management.  

These workshops are designed to provide knowledge and insights to leadership teams and committees of CaLD community associations on key elements surrounding effective governance and volunteer management to effectively operate in the community sector. 

Two workshops are offered including:  

  • Organisational Governance  
  • Management of Volunteers  

Several workshops will be run throughout 2023.  

Please note these workshops are aimed at a committee level, where all or large portion of the committee are required to attend.  Hence, you will be registering on behalf of your wider committee.



Previous workshops and forums have been offered in the following:

Funding forums — Learn about funding opportunities and get application advice

Funding agencies come together to present one-stop-shop forums that enable communities to learn about funding bodies and their grants programs, then hold informal discussions with staff from the agencies on their project ideas.

Media training — Information and skills on working with media

Interactive media workshops enable community members to learn and practise media skills including writing media statements and giving television interviews. Participants share experiences and obtain advice on strategy from media professionals. See OMI's Community Media Kit for media communication resources for CaLD communities.

Public sector forums — Employment opportunities in public sector

The public sector is the largest employer in WA, offers a range of careers and promotes a culturally diverse workforce. Participants find out how to look for a job, make an application, prepare for an interview and gain professional development opportunities.

Have you thought about a board role?

Diversifying Boards—Your cultural advantage​ can help you assess your board readiness and learn about how to pursue a board role. It includes information about boards, what being a board member involves and resources that you can access to help you on your journey to board membership.

This guide is accompanied by a governance training program developed by OMI and the WA Council of Social Services, to prepare people from CaLD backgrounds to take on board roles.

For more information about governance training email OMI. 
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Diversifying Boards — Your Cultural Advantage

A guide to pursuing a board role
Page reviewed 18 September 2023