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

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, 27 February, 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

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: 
Tuesday, 20 February, 2018 -
18:00 to 20:30

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: 
Tuesday, 5 December, 2017 -
10:00 to 12:00

This workshop will look at how to make the best possible case for funding from the PCRF. We’ll cover how to describe your project clearly, define and evidence your impact and make your application stand out.

You’ll get the most from this workshop if you’ve already taken a good look at the application form and started to draft your answers.

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 14 November, 2017 -
18:00 to 21:00

All organisations need minutes. They are essential if teams, committees and boards are to have a clear record of the decisions made and the actions required. Whether you minute the occasional team meeting or more formal board meetings, the aim of this course is to provide you with the tools to minute with confidence.

The course will cover:
•    Minuting techniques
•    Strategies for speed recording
•    Barriers to effective listening
•    Plain English
•    Meeting protocols
•    Practice and feedback opportunities

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 2 November, 2017 -
09:30 to 15:30

It’s getting harder to find the grants and other income you need to keep your group thriving, but there are some simple things you can do to become more fundable and increase your income. This session will outline these positive actions and give you practical ideas of how to set about them.

The session is for anyone involved in a small, local voluntary organisation who would like to re-think and update their approach to successful income generation.

Date/Time: 
Wednesday, 8 November, 2017 -
12:00 to 14:00

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