Voscur Training

Sometimes we want to focus attention on an event or idea, to gain support for a particular issue. This course will focus on the skills and techniques you need to communicate a specific message, raise awareness and build momentum, from using a marketing plan to reaching your audience through the right marketing materials.

You will learn to:

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 12 September, 2019 -
09:30 to 13:00

 This lunchtime briefing will provide the basic information required to ensure that you are operating within the Law as well as give you a chance to share experience with others.

What is this course about?
To improve participants’ knowledge of legal issues and volunteering.

Who is the course for?
Staff newly working with and co-ordinating volunteers or wanting to update their knowledge.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 20 March, 2019 -
12:00 to 14:00

Whether you have used social media just on a personal level or never before, an introduction to social media can just help to gently ease you into a new way of thinking.  No matter what our perception of the world of Facebook, Twitter etc., as voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations we ignore it at our peril. This course is a good starting point for those working within an organisation that needs to move its marketing into the digital age.

What will this course cover?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 6 March, 2019 -
10:00 to 13:00

Once your organisation starts to deliver services you will need to make sure you have the right volunteers and that they are happy and stay with you as long as you need them. This course will enable you to identify who are the best people for your volunteer roles, how to get them on board and how to ensure they stay.

What will this course cover?

Volunteer recruitment and retention

What will you learn?

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

Minutes are an essential part of the effective and accountable functioning of your organsation and yet we rarely think about the skills and knowledge involved. This course will help you to evaluate the minutes in your meetings and plan to improve them.

What will this course cover?

Minute taking in a range of meetings and for a range of purposes.

What will you learn?

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 21 February, 2019 -
18:30 to 20:30

The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) is commissioning new adult community health services. This session will support smaller VCSE organisations to form sub-contracting relationships with larger organisation/s that will be bidding directly for the CCG contract.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 23 January, 2019 -
13:00 to 16:00

Always wondering where the time goes? In this course learn tips and tricks for making sure you are managing your time as effectively as possible.

What is this course about?

  • Learning how to manage time
  • Changing habits

What will you learn?

  • Reflect on time management issues
  • Understand how to prioritise
  • Understand how to use diary/calendar
  • Identify tips and tricks to improve time management

Who is the course for?

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 28 March, 2019 -
10:00 to 13:00

At a time when so much is uncertain, especially Brexit, it can seem impossible to plan for your organisation's future; it's not as if you have a crystal ball. But that’s also an opportunity to take things into your own hands. The plan for Brexit will arrive from London via Brussels – in contrast, your business plan can be produced by you and your community.

So do you have a business plan? Do you know where it is? Is it in the back of a filing cabinet gathering dust? Is it 97 pages long and nobody’s ever read it?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 12 December, 2018 -
10:00 to 15:00

Develop and improve your volunteer programme by learning to use simple adaptable tools and methods that will demonstrate to your volunteers, your funders, your service users and the wider community the impact of volunteering. 

This course will enable you to:

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 22 November, 2018 -
09:30 to 15:30

This course will explore in more depth practical financial management for charities (preparing management accounts and monitoring budgets, understanding statutory accounts and the Trustees' Annual Report (TAR)).

What will this course cover?

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 24 January, 2019 -
09:30 to 13:00

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