Voscur Training

 

Time is a precious resource, and the voluntary sector is a rewarding but sometimes challenging place to work. We all want to avoid burnout. In this course, you'll learn tips and tricks for making sure you are managing your time as effectively as possible, lowering your stress levels, and learning as you go.

 

Price: £94, around 40% off for Voscur Full Members on our half day courses, 20% off for Voscur Associate Members.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 16 September, 2020 - 13:00 to 16:00

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.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 8 September, 2020 - 12:30 to 16:30

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

This session looks at the new landscape of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector that has emerged during the crisis and how to collaborate and co-operate to meet your mission. 

What is this course about?

This course is about collaboration and managing positive relationships for public benefit in the COVID-19 crisis.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 19 May, 2020 - 09:30 to 13:30

This new online course will support our members to adapt to new circumstances. It will be a basic session for people looking to move their meetings online for the first time.

What is the course about?

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 20 May, 2020 - 10:00 to 12:30

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