How will you ensure that clients are supported during heatwaves, cold snaps or floods? If extreme weather means you’re unable to meet the terms of a service contract, will you lose it to another provider? Climate change isn't just about crop failure and storms in other countries - it can mean disrupted services and unfulfilled contracts in Bristol.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 25 November, 2015 -
09:00 to 13:30

The trustee network is open to any trustees, from the brand new to the very experienced. As well as a short presentation on a relevant topic, Trustee Network meetings offer a chance to meet other trustees and share good practice.

The topic ‘Getting to Grips with Finances’ is essential for every trustee. 

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 3 December, 2015 -
18:00 to 20:00

Volunteers are a huge asset to your organisation, and making sure you understand the legal implications of their work means everyone gets the best out of the relationship. This course outlines the issues to consider to ensure you’re operating within the correct legal framework.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 3 December, 2015 -
09:30 to 13:00

What difference do you make? What has changed? For whom? How significant is the change?

Funders want to fund change not activities. Measuring and demonstrating your impact is key to improving your services, being accountable and accessing resources to grow your organisation. The world of impact assessment can be confusing, time-consuming and expensive. This session will cut through the jargon and explore appropriate tools and methods that you can use to monitor, evaluate and assess the impact of your work.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 2 December, 2015 -
09:30 to 15:30

Has your organisation embraced social media and you need to get up to speed? Are you getting lost in hashtags and tweets?

Join Knowle West Media Centre to learn more about Twitter’s free tools - and develop an engaging profile for your organisation that will help you reach more people.

This practical training session will help you decide the aims and direction of your Twitter use, and understand the different sections and features of your profile.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 24 November, 2015 -
13:00 to 16:00

Focused on governance, managing risk, effective meetings and how to make the most of the skills in your trustee team, this course is designed to support your development beyond the basics of being on a board.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 12 November, 2015 -
18:00 to 21:00

Lead officers at Bristol City Council report that many contracts and tenders are lost due to simple errors, made by large and small organisations alike. This workshop, run with Bristol City Council, will highlight some of the common errors that are made and what you can do to improve your chances of success in winning contracts.

These tips apply to many contracts and tender processes, not just Bristol City Council. Get the basics right and you’re off to a good start.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 3 November, 2015 -
09:30 to 13:00

This 2 hour course will provide an introduction to mediation in the workplace. We will: review the process for mediating a conflict between two staff members; learn and practice one of the core skills and consider how to embed mediation in your organisation. This course is essential for anyone exploring proactive ways to resolve workplace conflict and increase employee engagement.

This course is being delivered by Luke Hutchinson from Gold Acorn Consulting.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 18 November, 2015 -
12:00 to 14:00

This intermediate-level, interactive course will give you hints, tips and practical advice to help improve your confidence in how you plan and use presentations to get your message understood and to influence your audience.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 14 October, 2015 -
09:30 to 15:30

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: 
Tuesday, 13 October, 2015 -
09:30 to 15:30

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