Voscur Training

To help you find the right training course, we offer our training categorised by theme and by level. Training in each theme is delivered at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels so you can choose according to your current level of experience, or work your way up.

For more information, see our guide to training themes and levels


Basic

Recruit and Retain Volunteers

Making an impact

Tuesday, 2 February, 2021 - 13:30 to 17:30

There has been such an impressive response from volunteers throughout COVID-19. This course looks at the best ways to keep your new volunteers engaged and continuing to support your organisation.

Statistically the start of the year is also the most common time people look to begin volunteering to support their community, often part of a New Years resolution.

Bearing all this in mind now is the perfect time to attend Voscur’s popular session Recruit and Retain Volunteers.

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Basic

Starting Out Part 6: Working with Others

Money matters, Leading your organisation, Making an impact, Planning for the future, Voice and influence, Partnership and collaboration

Wednesday, 3 February, 2021 - 18:00 to 20:30

This part of the course looks at working with others. Voscur's Starting Out course is a step by step guide to starting up or developing your idea for social change whether you want to start a charity or social business. These sessions will look at your idea, or the work you have already started and focus on what exactly what you are trying to achieve the social benefit you want to create and who you want to be involved.

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Advanced

Risky Business

Leading your organisation

Tuesday, 9 February, 2021 - 09:30 to 13:30

In a changing landscape, if you want your organisation to succeed, you must take risks. How do you encourage risk taking while still looking out for the financial security of your organisation? This course looks at how to try to balance these ideas to maintain your organisation and to meet your mission.

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Basic

Being a Good Board Member

Leading your organisation

Thursday, 25 February, 2021 - 18:00 to 20:30

This course provides the essential overview for new trustees or those who want to refresh their understanding of their duties.

It covers legal obligations, good practice, common challenges and how the role and responsibilities relate to the whole organisation.

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Intermediate

Marketing and Campaigns

Voice and influence

Tuesday, 2 March, 2021 - 13:30 to 17:00

COVID-19 has changed how charities and community organisations are run – the services they provide, their volunteer tasks, and so on. It has also changed their marketing. Find out how to market your organisation and run a campaign during or after COVID-19.

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Basic

Introduction to Financial Management for Charities

Money matters

Thursday, 11 March, 2021 - 09:45 to 13:00

This course will give you an introduction to the basics around financial management for charities (legal requirements, SORP, best practice management reporting.) Organised/hosted by: Voscur and Gerrard Financial Consulting

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Intermediate

Being an Even Better Board Member

Leading your organisation

Thursday, 18 March, 2021 - 18:00 to 20:30

Looking at the range of responsibilities Board Members have in an organisation and building on the Being a Good Board member session, this course focusses beyond legal obligations and into best practice. Topics include resolving conflicts and working strategically.

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Basic

Basic Bid Writing

Money matters

Thursday, 1 April, 2021 - 13:00 to 16:00

The course will give you the knowledge and skills to write a small funding application.

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Intermediate

Theory of Change

Planning for the future

Tuesday, 20 April, 2021 - 09:30 to 13:30

The course will enable you to implement a “Theory of Change” for your organisation.
A Theory of Change sets out in simple terms an overview of your organisation’s activities so that its long-term aims, main areas of work, results and impact are immediately clear to potential funders, partners and stakeholders.

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Basic, Intermediate

Smartphone Video Skills

Making an impact

Tuesday, 27 April, 2021 - 10:00 to 16:00

On this course you will learn how to plan and make professional looking videos using your smartphone. In the current situation with COVID-19 it is crucial for organisations to improve their media content, and this course will help you understand how to improve your smartphone video skills, essential for marketing, social media, internal communications, and evidence gathering.

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