Training and Events – Calendar

Governance Workshops – West

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The Right Structure For You

Choose from: 2.30pm – 4.30pm or 5.30pm – 7.30pm session

Take advantage of these free workshops and find out if your current structure is the right one for your organisation. Explore different governance structures including charities, charitable companies, community interest companies and charitable incorporated organisations – and decide which structure is right for you!

Handling Challenges in Managing Volunteers

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**NOW FULLY BOOKED** (please contact us to be added to a reserve list)

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.

Lone Working – Barrow

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Do you occasionally work alone? Do you know how to keep yourself safe?

This course will look at:

  • Top tips in personal safety
  • Developing personal safety / lone working measures
  • What to do in an emergency situation
  • How to recognise potentially difficult situations
  • Danger codes and alert systems

FREE to all volunteers*

Holding Effective Performance Reviews

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**NOW FULLY BOOKED** (please contact us to be added to a reserve list)

Using Appraisals and other reviews effectively to help boost employee motivation and performance

By the end of the session the delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the impact of effective performance reviews on the employee and organisation
  • Identify how official reviews, alongside supervisions and 1-2-1’s, form a key part of the ongoing, year-round development of employees, aligned to organisational goals
  • Understand how to positively engage employees in the review process
  • Structure reviews to ensure that maximum value is gained from the time invested
  • Demonstrate effective questioning, listening and feedback skills
  • Identify the key behaviours and motivations required from them as reviewers
  • Understand how to create reviews that are not purely retrospective but also future-focused

This session is aimed at anyone who conducts performance reviews/appraisals including Supervisors, Team Leaders and Managers.

Barrow Funding Event

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Speak directly to funders; access essential funding information, advice and support; network with other local organisations.

Funders include Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Community Foundation, the Arts Council, Hadfield Trust, Francis C Scott Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund, the Big Lottery Fund, Charity Bank, BBC Children in Need, Grantscape, Police and Crime Commissioners Fund, Cumbria Youth Alliance and the Sir John Fisher Foundation.

Safeguarding/Adult Protection

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This is an essential training opportunity if you support vulnerable adults.

The training will cover:

  • What is Safeguarding and Adult Protection
  • Who is a vulnerable adult and what constitutes abuse
  • Different types of abuse, how to spot it and what to do
  • How to report concerns
  • How to handle situations confidently and sensitively

 

Active Listening

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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:

  • Have discussed what listening is
  • Understand what skills are required for effective listening
  • Have discussed the blocks to effective listing
  • Have practised developing appropriate responses
  • Have information on a listening model

FREE to all volunteers*

Storytelling for Charities & Groups (working with the media)

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**FULLY BOOKED**

Join us on this exciting training day. Attend one session or come along to both.

Morning: Your Story: Learn how to find a good story; how to how to tell your story’ and raise money/awareness around this and how to engage with people.
This is a creative session where you will learn the secrets of successful fundraising  – from funding a small project to a large appeal. The session will also give you ideas of how to keep things fresh in order to raise money year after year.

County Volunteering Network Meeting

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Corporate Volunteering Opportunities

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.

Holding Effective Performance Reviews

Date:

Time:

Town:

Using Appraisals and other reviews effectively to help boost employee motivation and performance

By the end of the session the delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the impact of effective performance reviews on the employee and organisation
  • Identify how official reviews, alongside supervisions and 1-2-1’s, form a key part of the ongoing, year-round development of employees, aligned to organisational goals
  • Understand how to positively engage employees in the review process
  • Structure reviews to ensure that maximum value is gained from the time invested
  • Demonstrate effective questioning, listening and feedback skills
  • Identify the key behaviours and motivations required of them as reviewers
  • Understand how to create reviews that are not purely retrospective but also future-focused

This session is aimed at anyone who conducts performance reviews/appraisals including Supervisors, Team Leaders and Managers.