Training and Events – Calendar

Equality and 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*

Blitz Data Protection

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This is a full day workshop for any individual or group in an organisation (large or small) who has responsibility for ensuring it complies with the new data protection regulations (General Data Protection Regulations – GDPR). It is practical and interactive.

By the end of the day you will:

  • Have a good understanding of what GDPR means for your organisation
  • Be able to reduce risk to your organisation and its clients
  • Know if your existing documents are correct
  • Have a personal action plan
  • Understand the rights your clients and staff have and what to do if someone exercises a right

Why you should attend:
Are you not sure whether what you are doing is right?  Are you doing something? Doing nothing or very little is not an option – sooner or later the legislation will catch up with you.

First Steps to Grant Funding for Small Groups

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This introductory session is aimed at groups and individuals who are new to writing grant applications and funding bids or have not applied for some time and would like a refresher.  As the funding pot gets smaller, groups need to be able to write more effective bids to help fund their projects.

The session will give an overview of the best practice in writing and submitting grant funding applications and will provide guidance on:

Holding Effective Performance Reviews

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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.

West Funding Event

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

Funders include: ACTion with Communities in Cumbria (ACT), Arts Council, BBC Children in Need, Coalfields Regeneration Trust, Copeland Community Fund, Charity Bank, Cumbria Community Foundation, Cumbria County Council, Cumbria Exchange, Cumbria Youth Alliance, First Ark Social Investment (NEW FUNDER), Francis C Scott Trust, The Hadfield Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

First Steps to Grant Funding for Small Groups

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This introductory session is aimed at groups and individuals who are new to writing grant applications and funding bids or have not applied for some time and would like a refresher.  As the funding pot gets smaller, groups need to be able to write more effective bids to help fund their projects.

The session will give an overview of the best practice in writing and submitting grant funding applications and will provide guidance on:

Essential Volunteer Skills

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This Essential Skills session will provide volunteers with important background to their volunteering role.

The session will focus on:

  • Communication skills
  • Creating effective boundaries
  • Managing difficult situations
  • Lone working and working safely
  • Safeguarding

FREE to all volunteers*

Institute of Leadership and Management Level 3 Award in the Management of Volunteers

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A recognised qualification for volunteer managers

This course is for anyone working with volunteers who would like to gain a qualification and recognition for their role as a volunteer coordinator, leader, supervisor or manager of volunteers.

The course will be delivered over a four month period – October 2019 to January 2020, comprising of one workshop session (on 16 October) and four online webinars during October and November.