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

Evidence suggests there are five simple steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life. Over five weekly lunchtime sessions, the course will outline each of the steps with examples of how you can make small changes quickly and easily to improve your wellbeing.

Date/Time: 
Monday, 8 June, 2020 - 12:30 to Monday, 6 July, 2020 - 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?

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 2 July, 2020 - 18:00 to 20:30

Many people have noticed the breathing space for nature that the COVID-19 response has provided.

This course will look at the behaviour change necessary within our organisations in response to climate and ecological crisis, and how we can learn the lessons from our response to COVID-19 to help us tackle climate change.

What is the course about?

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 23 June, 2020 - 09:30 to 13:30

This online course will help those supporting volunteers working in the health crisis – whether you have just started up a group, or are changing your existing volunteer service, or moving services online.

What is the course about?

Recruitment and induction

Providing support and how to do it

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 24 June, 2020 - 13:30 to 16:30

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: 
Tuesday, 16 June, 2020 - 12:30 to 14:00

 

This course will outline the potential options to community volunteering groups in developing their safe practice and legal structure. This course is delivered in partnership with Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANS).

 

What is this course about?

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 4 June, 2020 - 14:30 to 17:30

Convincing funders and investors of the need for your organisation’s work is increasingly challenging. This course looks at how best to make use of the data that is available to you and what you can collect to make your case. Dr Lorna Henry is a Voscur Associate and an evaluator and consultant with experience as a researcher in the education, health, social care and community sectors. She is the evaluator and critical friend for the SPAN History Project which is based at Wellspring Settlement. 

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 21 May, 2020 - 09:30 to Friday, 22 May, 2020 - 12:30

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