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

As a new board member it can be difficult to know exactly what is expected of you. This course will give you the knowledge and confidence to be an effective board member from the start. This interactive session will walk you through your governing role and covers legal responsibilities and the essentials of good governance, including the questions you should be asking.

What will I learn?

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 4 April, 2019 -
18:00 to 20:30

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

Partnership working is both an opportunity and a challenge. This one day session offers a chance to look in more detail at what the practical challenges of partnership are and the skills you need to meet them.

This course will identify and practice the skills needed to undertake successful partnership working.

What will you learn:

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 27 June, 2019 -
10:00 to 16:00

Partnership working is both an opportunity and a challenge (see Voscur's collaboration case study for a useful example). This lunchtime workshop offers a chance to look at how to identify potential partnerships and how to approach them – what has your organisation got to offer in a partnership?

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 23 May, 2019 -
11:30 to 14:00

Are you ready to kick start enterprising changes in your community?  Do you have an idea for a new project, social enterprise or community business and need help to get it off the ground? 

If so, Kick Start could be just what you need. It will help you to:

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 25 July, 2019 - 09:30 to Thursday, 1 August, 2019 - 16:30

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, 16 May, 2019 -
10:00 to 16:00

 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

*THIS COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED - PLEASE SEE OUR UPCOMING JULY - AUGUST COURSE, PLACES STILL AVAILABLE*


Are you ready to kick start enterprising changes in your community?  Do you have an idea for a new project, social enterprise or community business and need help to get it off the ground? 

If so, Kick Start could be just what you need. It will help you to:

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 18:00 to Thursday, 11 July, 2019 - 21:00

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