Voscur Training

The new Charity Governance Code published in July 2017 has brought into sharp focus the need to improve the diversity of trustee boards. It recommends that trustee boards periodically take part in training and/or reflection about diversity and understands their responsibilities in this area.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 25 January, 2018 -
18:00 to 20:30

This free training aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse and workplace issues, thus offering those who experience gender-based violence, a safer, more supportive and better response in their workplace.

The training gives further knowledge of the effects of domestic abuse on victims and how that can impact on their work. It will also give guidance on developing appropriate policies and procedures and implementing them effectively.

Aimed at all staff to raise awareness of these important issues, but particularly:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 -
10:00 to 12:30

Tackling larger and more complex funding bids can be a daunting prospect, but with a little forward planning and a few “tricks of the trade” you can ease the stress and increase your chance of success. This workshop is for anyone who’d like to improve their bidwriting skills, and/or who is looking to tackle larger, more complex applications.

We’ll look at;

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 10 July, 2018 -
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: 
Wednesday, 26 September, 2018 -
18:00 to 20:30

This workshop will focus on a number of practical exercises designed to start mapping your data.  This is a key stage in preparing for the GDPR. 

The session is interactive and we find people get the most out of it by talking to other organisations and asking questions as they come up through the exercises.

We highly recommend that anyone attending this session has a good understanding of the basics of GDPR.

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 24 May, 2018 -
14:00 to 17:00

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, 10 May, 2018 -
10:00 to 13:00

This session is perfect for those who are unsure about what GDPR is and would like to understand where to make a start in planning for the regulation coming into force in May 2018.   The main outcome of this session is to support you to understand more about how you can be responsible for data and prepare for GDPR as an organisation.

This session will enable you to:

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 25 April, 2018 -
10:00 to 12:00

This session is perfect for those who are unsure about what GDPR is and would like to understand where to make a start in planning for the regulation coming into force in May 2018.   The main outcome of this session is to support you to understand more about how you can be responsible for data and prepare for GDPR as an organisation.

This session will enable you to:

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 22 March, 2018 -
10:00 to 12:00

Video marketing is an increasingly vital part of the work that we do. However, for small to medium-sized companies, this can feel like a huge pressure to get involved in a field that is seemingly complex and expensive.

However, with the developments in technology, videos can now be made and edited on tablets and smartphones and shared instantly on social media.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 20 March, 2018 -
09:30 to 13:00

The Volunteer Organisers' Forum is used to promote and share best practice for those managing or coordinating volunteers. We currently meet quarterly to discuss a variety of issues relevant to volunteering such as volunteer recruitment, employability, DBS checks, volunteer retention, thank you events, welfare reform impacts, volunteers and the law amongst others.

This event will take place at UWE and will cover:

- Introduction to GDPR for volunteer managers led by Katie Finch + Jessie Langton, Voscur

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 28 February, 2018 -
10:00 to 13:00

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