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Mindfit at Work program

Council is offering a range of workshops for the local business community aimed at helping people develop practical tools for managing their mental health.

The program is called Mindfit at Work, and comprises of seven sessions held monthly from May to November that each explore a different aspect of mental health and wellbeing.

The Mindfit at Work program is being delivered by a Castlemaine-based wellbeing consultancy company, and uses a mix of behavioural science research, psychology and mindfulness techniques to enable participants to transform how they think, feel and behave.

Get the details on the forthcoming sessions here or contact Eva Parkin, Council’s Economic Development Officer at e.parkin@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or 5471 1700.

To book, please go to the Mount Alexander Shire Council Box Office.

Small business workshops 2021

Small business owners in Mount Alexander Shire have the opportunity to build skills and knowledge in a series of free workshops. Mount Alexander Shire Council has partnered with the Melbourne Innovation Centre to deliver the workshops that support and encourage local small businesses.

In response to the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, please note that all workshops will be delivered online until further notice.

Workshops coming up for 2021:

User Experience and User Interface - Fundamentals for a Knock-Out Website
Tuesday 27 April
10am-12pm
Book your ticket here

The Art of Social Selling - LinkedIn
Wednesday 28 April
5pm-7pm
Book your ticket here

How To: Run an Online Course
Thursday 29 April
12pm-2pm
Book your ticket here

Simple Steps to Build Your Website
Tuesday 4 May
10am-12pm
Book your ticket here

Get Found on Google with SEO
Wednesday 5 May
5pm-7pm
Book your ticket here

Create Email Campaigns with Mailchimp
Thursday 6 May
12pm-2pm
Book your ticket here

The Power of Influencer Marketing
Tuesday 11 May
10am-12pm
Book your ticket here

Design Like a Pro in Canva
Wednesday 12 May
5pm-7pm
Book your ticket here

How to Create and Plan Content for Your Business
Thursday 13 May
12pm-2pm
Book your ticket here

iPhone Video Production: Scripting
Tuesday 18 May
10am-12pm
Book your ticket here

Engage Real Followers on Instagram
Wednesday 19 May
5pm-7pm
Book your ticket here

iPhone Video Production: Filming
Tuesday 25 May
10am-12pm
Book your ticket here

iPhone Video Production: Editing 
Tuesday 8 June
10am-12pm
Book your ticket here

Create an E-Commerce Website with Shopify 
Tuesday 15 June
10am-12pm
Book your ticket here

For enquiries about the small business workshops contact Eva Parkin, Economic Development Officer at e.parkin@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

Free business support webinars

Free business support webinars

The City of Greater Bendigo in partnership with Be.Bendigo host a series of free webinars to provide valuable information and resources to help local businesses through the changing environment as a result of COVID-19.
These webinars started last year and are still available online.

Past webinars available:

  • Talking COVID-19 - Navigating government support and cash flow management - available to view here.
  • Talking COVID-19 - Navigating challenges through employment law - available to view here.
  • Talking COVID-19 - Commercial Leasing and Contracts covering leasing and contracts, landlord and tenant issues. View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 - Navigating cybersecurity: critical IT security steps. View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 – How to use COVID-19 Stimulus Packages to make IT lemonade and hit the ground running on the other side of COVID-19 . View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 – An Economic Snapshot for Regional Victoria . View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 - Marketing on social media during a crisis. View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 - Building a social media strategy beyond the pandemic. View here. Please note the free mentoring sessions mentioned in the presentation are available here.
  • Talking COVID 19 - Leadership through the pandemic . View here.
  • Talking COVID 19 - Why people keep asking when will it be over: how we respond to change. View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 - Phishing for love, masks and money: A look at how phishing emails have changed during the pandemic and how to spot these serious new threats with the right cyber security. View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 – Maximising State and Federal Government Support Opportunities: Insights on various State and Federal Government support packages available to help businesses. View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 - Moving your business online. View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 – Protect your business from card and online fraud . View here.
  • Talking COVID-19 - How e-banking is a critical tool for all aspects of your business. View here.
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