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The CBAA runs a series of online workshops, webinars and a conference each year. 

These presentations run at least once per month and cover various topics of interest to community broadcasters and allow people from all over Australia to learn from experts from the comfort of their own computer workstation. Anyone with an internet connection can get involved. Best of all, the webinars are offered as a free service.

 

Your Station and Cybersecurity

Danny Chifley, 4th May 2021

Cyber security management doesn’t have to be difficult - but it does require thought and planning.

Entering the 2021 NFDS - graphic

Danny Chifley, 15th March 2021

Providing potential NFDS producers with all of the tools, tips and background information to ensure the best possible proposal submission.

Wendy McWilliam, 2nd February 2021

Technorama Tuesdays are bigger, better and back in action for 2021! Register now for this year's exciting range of topics delivered by an expert panel. There's truly something for everyone this year, with all levels of technical experience welcome! 

Danny Chifley, 22nd January 2021

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.* 

Learn how Radio Website Services can help broadcasters manage your station website and promote online content through web, social media, and mobile devices.

CBAA Webinar - Basics Community Journalism - supported by the CMTO

Danny Chifley, 14th December 2020

Supported by the CMTO

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.* 

Community Journalism empowers broadcasters to share the stories that matter most to their community. 

Voice Tracking for Your Summer button

Danny Chifley, 24th November 2020

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.* 

After everything that 2020 has thrown at you, you deserve a break! Our webinar will look at pre-recorded content management for when you're away from your station. Supported by the CMTO.

2020 CBAA Women & GNC Forum

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 12th November 2020

Each year at the CBAA Conference, we hold the Women & Gender Non-Conforming People’s Forum, an opportunity for community broadcasters who identify as part of this group to get together to discuss the issues that are important to them.

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Danny Chifley, 10th November 2020

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.* 

Introducing Warming Up, a project that aims to explore and support the innovative role played by community radio in climate change communication. 

CBAA Webinar 2020 Emergency Preparedness button

Danny Chifley, 20th October 2020

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

Summer in Australia is always a threatening time regarding disasters and emergencies. In preparation, the CBAA in conjunction with the Community Media Training Organisation (CMTO) will provide broadcasters with practical advice on emergency broadcasting.

CBAA Webinar: Project Management - Tools and Resources

Danny Chifley, 1st October 2020

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

Tools, technology and trends to ensure that stations are planning for their immediate futures as comprehensively as possible - supported by the CMTO

Contributing to Communities – Mental Health at Your Station and Your Community

Danny Chifley, 28th September 2020

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

Building a positive environment at your station, best practice and what organisations can assist you to assist others.

Webinar Promo - Running your AGM during COVID-19

Danny Chifley, 8th September 2020

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

Advice on effectively governing your organisation during unprecedented times.

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Danny Chifley, 27th August 2020

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

In this webinar we’ll show you that email marketing is easy, valuable and has a great return on investment.

Danny Chifley, 14th August 2020

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

More than 100 community broadcasters are involved as story producers for The Wire in any given year. Our webinar will show you how you can join this team of contributors. 

CBAA Webinar - Podcasting Essentials

Danny Chifley, 22nd June 2020

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

In this session you’ll find out how, when, why and if you should get into podcasting. It will look at the different genres, what’s most popular out there at the moment, and how to make your podcast sustainable.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 2nd June 2020

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

The CBAA Community Radio Awards acknowledge excellence and innovation in the community broadcasting sector and it is once again time to celebrate your achievements. This webinar aims to help you craft the best possible entry for your station. 

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 4th May 2020

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

You know what your audience wants and you know what you want your station to sound like. But how can we as community broadcasters bring these concepts to life?

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 16th April 2020

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

The latest in our special series of webinars dealing with COVID-19 will provide an overview of the sector's call to politicians for increased support, new funding opportunities available to stations and other measures in place to assist stations through uncertain times.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 4th April 2020

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

The latest in our special series of webinars looks at the impact of COVID-19 for community radio boards and directors. We'll be giving an overview of what this means regarding the differing legislation for States & Territories and considerations for moving AGMs and meetings online.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 3rd April 2020

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

As we navigate our way both as a sector and a society through COVID 19, stations need to maintain fundraising both as a way of staying on air through uncertain times and assuring that we are on a sound financial footing once we return to normal programming (and life). 

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 26th March 2020

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

COVID-19 has had a profound effect on the world economy, one that is being felt significantly by the community broadcasting sector. 

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 24th March 2020

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

As we continue to engage with the balance of providing a voice for our community with maintaining safe stations, the capability of recording and producing content from home has never been more important.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 21st March 2020

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the community broadcasting sector in Australia. Now more than ever, we need our volunteers to rally behind our stations and the communities that they serve, as well as ensuring a safe environment for their continued involvement.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 17th March 2020

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

Join CBAA CEO Jon Bisset to facilitate further conversation about COVID-19 and how to prepare for the future.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 22nd January 2020

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

With more listeners looking to connect with their station on a digital front, now is the best time to establish your station in the online sphere. RWS makes it easy and affordable for CBAA member stations of all shapes and sizes to create and manage their very own station websites. 

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 16th December 2019

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

With the nation in the grip of one of the worst bushfire seasons on record, our webinar will look at the vital role community radio plays in broadcasting emergency information.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 6th November 2019

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

More and more listeners are going online to access their audio. As community broadcasters, we need to take advantage of these emerging and newly-established platforms to ensure that our traditional service of live and local content is available everywhere.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 4th November 2019

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

Following on from the 2019 CBAA Conference Youth Forum, the CBAA is inviting the future representatives of the sector to get together as part of the Young People in Community Media Webinar for 2019. 

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 14th August 2019

*Past webinar*

Our webinar will provide information for individuals who may be interested in nominating for the position of Women’s Representative as well as providing an opportunity for women and gender non-conforming people in the sector to get together to discuss the challenges they face and how their work can collectively help create a more positive future for community radio.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 13th August 2019

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

An opportunity for broadcasters to find out more about contributing to The Wire, the flagship national daily current affairs program for the community radio sector. 

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 12th August 2019

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*
 
Good governance is the framework of rules, systems and processes put in place to guide an organisation. It is essential for a healthy organisation that is effectively fulfilling their purpose to observe these principles. But how best to monitor our governance practices as community broadcasters?
CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 20th June 2019

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

Social media is invaluable in terms of promoting content, increasing community participation, recruiting volunteers or staff and shining a light on all on the news, music, arts, politics, culture and more that makes up the fabric of our community. But as with all forms of communication, there is an art to how best to take advantage of this tool. 

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 7th June 2019

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

Join us for our webinar and learn from fellow community broadcasters on how you can create a winning sponsorship media kit.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 1st May 2019

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

CBAA is very excited to welcome back representatives of the ACMA to our webinar platform as we look at how we can refine and improve the fantastic service we provide our community with a strengthened knowledge of best practice and compliance.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 4th April 2019

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

How can you reach people in your community and those from marginal groups to discuss the issues affecting them?

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 18th February 2019

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

Join us as we learn how to transfer our skills of making great radio the old-fashioned way to the online realm.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 18th February 2019

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

The CBAA's National Features & Documentary Series (NFDS) returns in 2019, giving community radio producers the opportunity to make a radio feature for national distribution, receive mentoring from experienced producers and get paid for your work. Keen to get involved? Join us for our webinar.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 11th February 2019

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

In the lead up to the 2019 Federal Election, get the tips and tools you need to successfully engage with your local candidates.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 18th December 2018

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

As of 2 January 2019, applications are open for both the Community Broadcasting Foundation (CBF) Development & Operations and Content grants. Join us as the CBF provide guidance on the grant application process.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 8th October 2018

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

Following on from the Youth Forum at the 2018 CBAA Conference, this webinar will provide a platform for delegates and those unable to make the conference to continue the discussion.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 8th October 2018

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

Following on from the Women's Forum at the 2018 CBAA Conference, this webinar will provide a platform for delegates and those unable to make the conference to continue discussing the issues important to them.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 7th October 2018

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

The Australian Not-for-Profit Workforce Study is the largest research study of its kind designed to identify what matters most for making Not-for-Profit work more developmental, healthy, meaningful, and productive. The Study also provides not-for-profit people and organisations with free analytics and actionable insights.

CBAA Webinars

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 7th September 2018

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

This webinar will explore the theory of communication, the role of the program maker and the craft of delivering content to on-air audiences.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 30th July 2018

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

This webinar will teach you practical skills you can use in the recruiting and training processes, as well as once they join your team. You’ll also learn tips to ensure they stick around.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 3rd July 2018

*Past webinar, click through to watch recording.*

We’ll talk you through how to approach the renewal, what you need to provide, and how the CBAA can help.

CBAA Webinars

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 18th April 2018

Join the CBAA’s CEO, Jon Bisset, to learn 10 top tips that you can implement now to improve your station’s governance.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 17th April 2018

The CBAA Community Radio Awards are back for another year and this time we’re pleased to introduce 12 new categories as part of this special webinar.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 16th April 2018

Join this webinar to get effective and actionable processes you can implement at your station now to builder a safer space.

CBAA Webinars

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 8th March 2018

The flagship national program for the community radio sector since 2004, The Wire is a significant alternative voice in Australian current affairs.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 28th February 2018

If your station is serving your community in an exemplary fashion on the smell of an oily rag, this is the webinar for you!

CBAA Webinars

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 21st February 2018

The CBAA's National Features & Documentary Series (NFDS) gives new and emerging community radio producers the opportunity to make a radio feature for national distribution, receive mentoring from experienced producers and be paid for their work. All you need to enter is a great idea!

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 7th February 2018

Join us as we explore a step-by-step guide to getting sponsorship sales going in your station, including access to resources, recommended tools, and a practical process to get you through the first 12 months of sponsorship sales.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 20th December 2017

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*

Following on from a successful session at the 2017 CBAA Conference, the first CBAA webinar of 2018 will provide technical guidance on various aspects of broadcasting catered to a non-technical audience.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 16th November 2017

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*

Why does governance matter? How can it help community broadcasters day to day and in the long term? In this webinar, CBAA CEO Jon Bisset and CMTO CEO Giordana Caputo will guide you through the Community Radio Station Health Check, an online tool recently launched at the 2017 CBAA Conference that helps you gauge the effectiveness of governance at your station.

CBAA Webinars

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 11th July 2017

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*

This session will provide an opportunity for young people in community broadcasting to discuss ideas and issues of relevance to them at both a station and sector level, as well as setting the agenda for the Youth Forum to be held at the 2017 CBAA Conference.

CBAA Webinars

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 10th July 2017

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*

This session will provide an opportunity for women in community broadcasting to discuss ideas and issues of relevance to them at both a station and sector level. It will also set the agenda for the Women's Forum to be held at the 2017 CBAA Conference, where this year a new Women’s Representative will be elected.

CBAA Webinars

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 9th July 2017

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*

In this webinar, find out how to identify your content strengths, focus your station’s content and volunteers on maximising them and efficiently integrate on air, web simulcast, radio on demand, your website and social media.

CBAA Webinars

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 8th July 2017

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*

Implementation of new arrangements in the 800MHz band will take place between 2019 and 2024, with stations in the 849-852 MHz band needing to vacate the spectrum by 30 June 2019. But what does this mean? And how does your station go about this? Attend this session to get any and all of your questions answered.

CBAA Webinars

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 7th July 2017

*Past webinar* Understanding defamation is critical for anyone involved in community radio, as broadcasting defamatory material can have very serious consequences for station staff and volunteers, and their stations.

CBAA Webinars

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 7th July 2017

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*

Running a radio station is an expensive undertaking and accessing multiple revenue streams can help keep a station running and secure its future. But where can you get money from? And how?

CBAA Webinars

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 6th July 2017

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*

In this webinar Amrap will be providing a step-by-step demonstration on how to use your Amrap Page to display your on-air content, online!

CBAA Webinars

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 31st May 2017

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*

The Station Community Engagement Survey is a do-it-yourself, affordable audience research program for community radio stations.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 19th April 2017

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*

A well-managed music library can help improve your stations’ sound by ensuring presenters have new and high quality music at their fingertips, 24/7.

CBAA Webinars

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 29th March 2017

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*

When done well, community engagement offers a window to understanding and responding to the needs of your community – and it can also be lots of fun!

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 15th March 2017

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*

Has your station been doing great things in the last year? Find out how to enter the CBAA Awards for your chance to be recognised nationally!

CBAA Webinars

Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, 14th January 2017

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*

Having cash reserves (money in the bank!) isn’t a not-for-profit no no. Rather, it protects your station from unexpected change, something that’s more frequent in an age of tightened purse strings and increasing need.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 13th January 2017

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
Find out about the National Features & Documentary Series application process and selection criteria, get tips on what makes a great story for radio and learn how to pitch your story idea.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 13th January 2017

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
Building a strong network of relationships with musicians and their representatives can help you raise the profile of your program, get the artists you love involved and reduce program prep time.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 12th January 2017

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording* Explore the free, open source audio editing software platform and learn how basic audio editing techniques can be used to produce dynamic programming, promotions or sponsorship announcements.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 11th January 2017

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
Local sports coverage is a great way to strengthen the relationship stations have with their community. This session will assist stations in building relationships with local sporting bodies as well as providing instruction on how best to package and present this content.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 30th November 2016

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
This webinar will look at the challenges and opportunities of using social media and visualisation to make radio shareable and discoverable across multiple platforms.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 16th November 2016

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
This session will provide a glimpse of the fantastic sessions and workshops on offer at the 2016 CBAA Conference.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 29th September 2016

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
This session will instruct participants on how to read the results of the most recent National Listener Survey and translate this data into information that can be used to accurately describe their listenership to their community, the regulatory body and prospective sponsors.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 29th September 2016

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
This session will provide an opportunity for women in community broadcasting to discuss ideas and issues of relevance to them at both a station and sector level.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 21st September 2016

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
A special webinar for community broadcasters under the age of 26.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 8th July 2016

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
Stay up to date on the technology relevant to community broadcasters wishing to extend the life of their broadcasts by using online content, as well as a complete, easy-to-implement strategy for podcasting and beyond.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 16th May 2016

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
Outside broadcasting is not only a great way to increase your profile, it can be integral for increasing community engagement, volunteer involvement and sponsorship revenue. Not to mention, it's great fun!

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 16th May 2016

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
Presented by community broadcasters who have experience with the rebranding process, this webinar will assist community broadcasters in positioning their station in the mind of their listeners, in comparison with other stations in their market and among the wider community.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 22nd March 2016

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
This webinar will assist individuals serving on the board of their community broadcasting station to ensure that all board members are unified in their purpose and understand their role.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 25th February 2016

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
The aim of this webinar is to assist stations in writing effective, comprehensive grants for both CBF funding applications and for the many other grant opportunities available to community broadcasters.

Political Engagement Toolkit

Helen Henry, 18th February 2016

Part 1 - The Benefits of Political Engagement - starts on Tuesday, 23 February at 6.30pm.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 16th February 2016

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
Attend this webinar to examine a series of tactics community broadcasters can use to engage with politicians.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 16th February 2016

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
Attend this webinar to learn how to 'sell' your station to politicians, engage in the processes of democracy at the grass roots’ level and create social coherence through diversity.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 9th February 2016

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
The CBAA is facilitating a 3 part series of webinars that will assist stations in fostering positive relationships with politicians as well as instruction in how best to take advantage of the Political Engagement Toolkit.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 21st December 2015

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
Raising funds and creating revenue is essential to ensuring that your station remains sustainable. The 2016 series of CBAA Webinars begins with a look at a topic of perpetual interest to all community broadcasters, maximising the effectiveness of fundraising at your station.

CBAA Webinars

Helen Henry, 23rd November 2015

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
The CBAA has committed to supporting responsible reporting of domestic violence in the community broadcasting sector in line with guidelines released by Our Watch. Find out more about the guidelines and ask questions about how you can apply them at your station or in your programs.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 6th November 2015

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
Volunteers are a critical driving force in community broadcasting. Attend this webinar to find out how to attract new volunteers to your station and support their continued involvement.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 12th October 2015

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
This webinar provided information to assist community broadcasting board members and managers to understand dispute resolution best practice and how to implement processes and procedures at their station to resolve conflicts effectively and reduce their impact on the wider organisation.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 22nd September 2015

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
The CBAA is facilitating a webinar for women in community broadcasting ahead of the mainstay Women's Forum that occurs each year at the CBAA Conference.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 22nd September 2015

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
As a forerunner for the 2015 forum, the CBAA will be facilitating a webinar aimed at young people in community broadcasting in the lead up to Conference. The webinar will assist in setting the agenda for the Conference forums as well as providing a platform to meet, network, cooperate and further the cause of community broadcasting.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 25th August 2015

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
This webinar will look at the different ways community broadcasters deliver your content online and the accompanying technical and legal obligations.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 26th June 2015

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
Running a board meeting at all can be difficult, let alone an effective one. Find out how you can turn your board meetings from drab and inefficient to lively, engaging and productive opportunities to engage with people who care deeply about your station.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 26th June 2015

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
A webinar for stations looking to refine and improve upon their existing grant application process, as well as stations in the initial stages of seeking grant funding.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 3rd June 2015

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
Are you making the most of the social media platform that 10 million Australians log on to an average of 14 times each day? Find out how you can use Facebook to promote your community radio program and build relationships with your biggest fans outside the time you spend on-air.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 6th May 2015

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
Find out more about scheduling and playout software options for community broadcasters.

CBAA Webinars

Danny Chifley, 21st April 2015

*Past webinar - click through to view webinar recording*
Join in our free webinar and draw on the experience of fellow community broadcasters who have run successful radiothon fundraisers.

CBAA Webinars

Helen Henry, 19th February 2015

In the final part of three-part special sponsorship webinar series, Stephen Pead will explore and provide guidance on closing sponsorship sales. 

CBAA Webinars

Helen Henry, 18th February 2015

The role of community broadcasters as conveyers of emergency information to their local communities is a topic of increasing relevance.

CBAA Webinars

Helen Henry, 18th February 2015

In part two of our three-part special sponsorship webinar series, Stephen Pead will delve into conducting effective meetings with prospective sponsors and following up with a great proposal. 

CBAA Webinars

Helen Henry, 1st February 2015

In part one of our special three-part webinar series with a focus on sponsorship, Stephen Pead will assist you in preparing to handle objections and avoid coming unstuck when speaking with prospect