Training and Events – Calendar

Carlisle Funding Event

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**THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED**

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

Funders include: Big Lottery Fund, Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Community Foundation, CWMET, Action with Communities in Cumbria, Francis C Scott Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund, Charity Bank, BBC Children in Need, Cumbria Youth Alliance and Office of Police and Crime Commissioners Fund.

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.

Cumbria CVS AGM

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Join us at our AGM which will focus on effective partnerships and collaboration. This event will also see the launch of our new Business Plan (2018-2020). Mrs Claire Hensman, Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria will present at this event as will Dr David Murphy, Deputy Director, Institute for Leadership and Sustainability (IFLAS) & Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management & Collaboration, Department of Business, Law, Policing and Social Sciences, University of Cumbria.

Introduction to Dealing with Difficult Behaviour

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**NOW FULLY BOOKED**

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

 

Introduction to Business Planning Continuity

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Introduction to Business Continuity Planning for the Voluntary Sector

What would you do if your building was destroyed by fire? Or if your organisation was unable to open up for a week because of floods or snow?

Your organisation could fail because of something that’s not your fault or that’s beyond your control.

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 here

Lone Working

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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*

Data Protection

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**NOW FULLY BOOKED**

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.