Digital skills training for NFP’s and change makers

Learn from the experts with 21 years experience producing sites for iconic brands, many small businesses and not-for-profits.

We train people from diverse backgrounds and abilities.

If you would like to experience our training approach, here is 32 hours of free quality webinars – Learn how to build websites 

How does training work?

Custom Online Training:

  1. Contact us to schedule a quick chat to discuss how we can best help you.
  2. Book an online training session
  3. Send a list of specific tasks and/or goals that you want help with, as well as admin access to your website or tech platform.
  4. We run the training session with you and send you the recording
  5. Optionally you may book another session or book us to do some advanced tasks and fixes on your site.

“In person” training and training resources

Contact us to schedule a quick chat to discuss your needs, location, number of people and any other logistics.

We can teach you:

Any of our services

  • User experience design
  • Information design
  • Fundraising
  • Digital organising
  • CRM + databases
  • Automation
  • Digital Security

Marketing

  • Digital Strategy
  • Search optimisation
  • Graphic design
  • Branding
  • Social media
  • Messaging
  • Content

WordPress

  • Basics and advanced
  • Divi + Elegant themes
  • WooCommerce
  • Data capture
  • Mapping
  • Best practice
  • Security
  • Performance

Software

  • ActionNetwork
  • Affinity Designer + Photo 
  • Asana
  • Canva
  • CPanel 
  • Fusion 360
  • Xero
  • Zapier 

Why choose ActionSkills for your training:

Experienced

  • 22 years producing websites
  • 12 years developing with WordPress
  • 9 years delivering technical training including at RMIT university.

Activists

Frequently asked questions

FAQ

How much does training cost?
  • Not For Profit: $100 ph
  • Commercial : $150ph
  • First Nation: free as part of our pay the rent.
  • We are not currently required to charge GST
Can I get a nonprofit discount?

Yes – Please see the first FAQ: ” How much does training cost”

How do i pay for training?

After our chat we will send an invoice for you to pay before our training session. If you are ordering over 4 hours, we will send an invoice for 50% deposit.

Payment by bank transfer is free. credit card payments attract a small fee to cover costs. We can accept cash for in-person training.

Please let us know if you require alternative terms.

Can we train online?

Yes! Via zoom.

Can we train in person?

Yes. Please schedule a chat with us to discuss the best way we can deliver in person training. We will likley be able to come to your office or home. We are based in Coburg, Melbourne.

 

Is virtual training as good as in-person training?

Both approaches have their advantages. We are training you to work on a screen, so there is not a lot of  benefit to in-person training over virtual. Virtual training also allows us to record teh entire session for your future reference.

What should I have ready before my session?

To get the most out of your session, we recommend you sort:

  • make sure you can access to your website Admin area and any related assets
  • a list of tasks you would like to achieve
  • your website goals

 

Do I need my own computer?

Yes. We want you to be able to continue working on your site after training with us so we can help sort any issues you may be having with your computer in context to the training.

If you would like to train without a computer, please contact us and will be be able to sort an alternative.

Can I bring my friends?

YES! We charge per hour, not per person. The less people in a session, the more we can focus on just your needs and learning style.

How much training do I need?

This depends on what you want to learn, how much you already know and how fast you can learn. Schedule a chat with us and we will be able to estimate this for you.

Can I add more hours?

Yes. You can schedule more training sessions at any time. If you are considering extending your training session, please let us know so we don’t book our time straight after your sessions and can be flexible.

Who is suitable for custom WordPress training?

Anyone that is fluent enough on computers to use email and a web browser. We adjust the approach and speed of our training depending on your abilities and learning style.

Will we work in my existing website?

Yes – This is our usual approach. We can also supply you with a blank website to work on if you prefer. We can also train you on how to setup a new website yourself.

Will you help me after the training?

Yes. You can book as many training sessions as you would like or you can book us to do the hard stuff for you.

Can I set up my own website?

Yes – We can show you how. We recommend you have your hosting account setup or we can also show you this too.

Can you help with my website mess?

Yes. If your website is messy, we recommend that we do an audit of the site before the training so we can understand what will be needed to get it to a professional standard.

Where is ActionSkills based?

Coburg, Melbourne.

Training Testimonials

Glenn Todd is a delightful Master Geek. His approach logically and systematically demystifies all things internet in the context of strategic, goal-focused communications. Combining simple language with storytelling flair, Glenn is an exceptional educator and I most highly recommend his web design courses.
Deborah Hart

Author of Guarding Eden, co-founder and co-director of CLIMARTE, ClimActs & LIVE

Thank you so much Glenn for your patient, positive and thorough training and expertise! We were able to get SENVIC up and running within a few weeks and use the builder with ease. We feel well-equipped to manage our own website in the long term (with a little bit of help here and there!).
Maria McConkey

Communications Manager at SENVIC

As well as being clever and skilled he is a helluva lovely guy! A pleasure to be around and very good with dynamics and people. Highly recommended.
Liz Remmerswaal Hughes

Peace Worker/Campaign and Communications Consultant

Glenn’s knowledge is infinite, his training methods are concise, very time efficient yet extremely thorough. He is very personable, provides the perfect learning environment and always provides a comprehensive answer to any question. I highly recommend Glenn to anyone considering participating in any of his training courses.

Glenn knows his work inside out. He is an exceptionally capable and personal trainer. He has a strong learning pace so much content is covered providing great value for money whilst all participant skill levels are catered for.

Dan Purdey

Professional Facilitator Trainer + Actor + Scientist

I have had the pleasure of working with Glenn Todd  numerous times, and highly recommend him both as a Trainer and Mentor in online services, as well as a strategic advisor in content creation, security and social media. Glenn has been central to the most effective online work I have undertaken with Markets for Change, Conservation Council of WA and the Victorian Coal campaign.

Louise Morris

Campaigns Manager - Markets For Change

During Glenn’s three day WordPress training I went from not know the first thing about web design to having the confidence to build a website for our new cooperative cleaning business. The emphasis on strategy as well as the technical aspects was great, and is helping us build a website that won’t just look awesome, but be functional and user friendly too.
Eleanor Coffey

Redgum Cleaning Cooperative

Glenn is a massive computer nerd and thats why he is an excellent person to learn wordpress or any computer related subject off. He offers in-depth insights into the virtual world and breathes life into what would otherwise be an incredibly boring subject. Thanks a lot Glenn for sharing your expertise and guiding us through the ins and outs of webdesign.
Nimai Dawe

Glenn is a good presenter, he is very knowledgeable and gave us lots of useful information and skills, particularly with social media
Cate Adams

Digital Campaigner: Friends of the Earth FNQ

Im lucky enough to be trained by Glenn in wordpress and online strategy. His training is well structured , practical and caters to a diverse audience, always responsive to their needs and level of experience. I highly recommend his training programs

Maria Simonelli

Partnership Facilitator

Glenn has calm approach to his work and spent time on website strategy and understanding exactly what I wanted to achieve both from a training perspective and in terms of site functionality.

Glenn guided me through the complexities of server management, security issues, SEO and CSS coding for custom design. He has a flexible work approach, meaning he can schedule times to meet face to face, respond to email or set up a conversation via Skype.

I highly recommend Glenn from Dvize as excellent designer, trainer and strategist. His portfolio says it all

Kirstie McLaren

Manager of Marketing, Communications & Fundraising - UnitingCare

Glenn has a unique skill-set that covers all bases and makes working with him a pleasure – up-to-date technical knowledge, a passion for social media strategy, a commitment to training, and a strong design background. Combine this with his amazing patience, support and willingness to share knowledge and you have a service that is second-to-none. Glenn’s commitment to various environmental and not-for-profit initiatives also speaks volumes about his principled approach to business and it was a delight to see this translated into his day-to-day working practices.
Uschi Steedman

Communications consultant & facilitator