Training and Events – Calendar

Fire Marshalling

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This session has been designed for any members of staff designated as fire warden for their workplace – or looking to become this.

Delegates will learn about causes and effects of fires, as well as how to prevent their spread and implement necessary emergency procedures. The course complies with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005  and covers:

County Volunteering Network Meeting – Involving disabled & unemployed volunteers

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This session will provide an opportunity to learn and share best practice on how to recruit, involve, support and manage disabled and unemployed volunteers.

It will also provide you with a fantastic opportunity to share ideas and network with others across Cumbria who manage volunteers.

Book online OR Complete and return a booking form to:

Confidence Building

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This session will help you to develop confidence to deal effectively with a range of situations.

By the end of this session you will:

  • have defined and measured your own confidence and self esteem level
  • have discussed benefits of being more confident
  • have understood the consequence of negative thoughts and how to overcome them
  • have identified barriers to being confident

FREE to all volunteers*

Data Protection

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What the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means to you
All voluntary organisations will be affected by GDPR and many are also being affected by the recent changes to expected practice in fundraising. This training is suitable for anyone, whether or not you are familiar with the current Data Protection legislation.

Volunteering Fair – South Cumbria

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Come along and find out about volunteering!
Meet charities to find out how you can make a difference!

Organisations attending include:

  • Cumbria CVS
  • Mind in Furness
  • Action For Children
  • Barrow & District Age UK
  • Victim Support
  • Guide Dogs

To view a full list of organisations please click here

Equality & Diversity

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Practical, key training.

By the end of the session we will have looked at:

  • What does Equality and Diversity mean to us?
  • Equality and diversity in our life and volunteering
  • Equal opportunities and respecting diversity
  • Key legislation: the Equality Act and protected characteristics including duties and responsibilities; challenging discrimination and tackling prejudice

FREE to all volunteers*

Effective Communication Skills

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By looking at some of the issues associated with effective communication, this course aims to improve communication skills.

By the end of the session, participants will have:

  • Discussed who they, as volunteers, need to communicate with and why
  • Explored misunderstandings and why they happen
  • Considered the role of listening in communication
  • Identified different ways of communicating
  • Discussed what to do if things go wrong

 

Handling Challenges in Managing Volunteers

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Working with volunteers is extremely rewarding, yet often involves handling unexpected challenges and managing demanding scenarios which we don’t always feel completely prepared for.  This may include dealing with things that make us feel uncomfortable such as dealing with difficult behaviour, or providing volunteers with constructive feedback.

Introduction to Dealing with Difficult Behaviour

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By the end of the session participants will have:

  • Identified difficult behaviour
  • Discussed the impact of difficult behaviour on both volunteers and the organisation
  • Recognised the reasons behind this type of behaviour
  • Explored ways of dealing with difficult behaviour
  • Considered how to create effective boundaries

 

Volunteering Fair – West Cumbria

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Come along and find out about volunteering!
Meet charities to find out how you can make a difference!

Organisations attending include:

  • Cumbria CVS
  • West Cumbria Carers
  • Cumbria Youth Offending Service
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project
  • Senhouse Roman Museum

To view a full list of organisations please click herehere

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