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.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 1 July, 2015 -
18:00 to 20:00

This practical workshop will equip attendees with the correct tools to be able to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, from members of the public to stakeholders and beyond. Attendees will be able to try their hand at various disciplines and will be offered advice on PR, marketing, social media and website management.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 25 June, 2015 -
09:30 to 13:00

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, 18 June, 2015 -
18:00 to 21:00

Do you find that there are not enough hours in the day? Are you always rushing around? You may think that you don't have time to attend this course, but you'd be wrong! Take half a day out of your schedule to learn how to identify your bad habits, reduce stress (using proven time-management techniques) and discover how to manage that daily flood of emails.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 17 June, 2015 -
09:30 to 13:00

Governance has never been more crucial; in challenging times a strong board is essential to survive and thrive. Yet many trustees are unclear of their duties and boundaries with staff. This course sets out trustee roles and responsibilties and suggests tools to help ensure your board leads your organisation's impact.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 9 June, 2015 -
09:30 to 12:30

Make it easy for funders to say 'yes' to your bids. Whether you want £200 for a community event or £2,000 for new equipment for your services, you need a strong, clear proposal. This one-day course will take you through the essentials for writing a strong bid that's appealing to funders, and how to avoid the most common pitfalls.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 4 June, 2015 -
09:30 to 15:30

All organisations need accurate records of meetings. They are essential if teams, committees and boards are to have a clear account of the decisions made and the actions required. The aim of this course is to provide you with tools to 'minute' with confidence.

This course is spread over two morning sessions: Wednesday 3rd June: 9:30am - 1pm and Wednesday 10th June: 9:30am - 1pm

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 10 June, 2015 -
09:30 to 13:00

All organisations need accurate records of meetings. They are essential if teams, committees and boards are to have a clear account of the decisions made and the actions required. The aim of this course is to provide you with tools to 'minute' with confidence.

This course is spread over two morning sessions: Wednesday 3rd June: 9:30am - 1pm and Wednesday 10th June: 9:30am - 1pm

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 3 June, 2015 -
09:30 to 13:00

This session will cover the reasons why VCS organisations need to consider insurance; the legislative requirements; the types of insurance cover required (including good practice measures in undertaking risk assessments); and where and how to obtain suitable quotations.

This course will be delivered by Martin Ladbrook, of Ladbrook - specialist advisers to the voluntary and community sector.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 2 June, 2015 -
13:30 to 15:30

The workshop builds our understanding of how young people can become radicalised and be vulnerable to extreme views and actions which could lead to acts of violent extremism. Practitioners working with young people may well become aware of changes and signs that may indicate early stages of vulnerability to extremism.

This workshop will enable practitioners from all agencies to recognise signs, to know what action to take in response to concerns, and to cascade the learning to others in their teams.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 14 May, 2015 -
09:30 to 12:30

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