Voscur Training

This course will look at how meetings can be improved to make sure that the discussions you have and the decisions you make in them really matter.

Do your meetings make you groan or grin? Do they make a difference to the effective functioning of your organisation?

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 14 May, 2019 -
10:00 to 13:00

Writing successful funding bids isn’t about being good at spelling, it’s about being good at telling a clear and compelling story. There are lots of simple ways you can help this happen, and get organised to deal with bidwriting stress! This workshop is for anyone who is new to writing funding bids, or who would like an update or refresher for skills they haven’t used in a while.

We’ll concentrate on looking at smaller, less complex bids. The workshop will cover;

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 31 January, 2019 -
10:00 to 13:00

Not sure where to go next with fundraising or feeling like it is a lot of work for little gain? If so, this course is for you. It introduces fundraising strategies and explains why they are useful, looks at external challenges and opportunities and starts to think about a variety of funding sources.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 5 December, 2018 -
10:00 to 13:00

This course will look at how decision making can be improved to make sure that the discussions you have and the decisions you make in them really matter and make a difference.

Often we make decisions but then we find them questioned, re-opened, or not dealt with at all. Sometimes issues seem to go round in circles and a decision never gets made. If decision making is an issue in your organisation then this is the course for you.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 3 December, 2019 -
18:00 to 20:30

Widening the base and awareness of your organisation is crucial to its success – whether in finding partner organisations, connecting up services for beneficiaries or for widening and deepening your understanding of the community you serve.

This workshop will give you a chance to reflect on how you can improve your organisation’s connectivity as well as networking with others at the event.

At this workshop we will cover:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 13 November, 2019 -
10:00 to 12:30

Twitter is an important social media platform for any voluntary organisation, community group or social enterprise.

You may not have used Twitter before, or maybe you have a personal account and you need to tackle tweeting for work purposes. It’s harder to use Twitter as an organisation than as an individual user – you want to make a good impression, grow your followers, and promote your cause.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 7 November, 2019 -
12:00 to 14:00

Looking at the range of responsibilities Board Members have in an organisation and building on the 'Being a Good Board Member' session, this course focuses beyond legal obligations and into best practice. Topics include resolving conflicts and working strategically.

What is this course about?
This course is about how to extend your skills and knowledge to work more effectively and to lead the delivery of best practice across your organisation.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 19 November, 2019 -
18:00 to 20:30

Becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC) is an exciting step forward for groups or organisations that want to be a business and have social impact. However, you will need to think about some key issues first, to make sure you're doing the right thing for you and your social enterprise.

This briefing covers why and how to set up as a CIC, and how to run well once you are set up.

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 4 December, 2019 -
12:30 to 14:00

Funded by ERVIC for Voscur members, this session will provide an overview of the impact of volunteering and ways in which we can measure it.

This course will:

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 22 October, 2019 -
09:30 to 13:00

For those who employ staff, making sure you not only comply to statutory requirements as an employer but provide a healthy and productive workplace can make a difference to your organisational effectiveness. This course provides an overview of your responsibilities as well as identifying ways that you can improve your employment offer.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 16 October, 2019 -
10:00 to 16:00

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