NCVS training course list

We run a range of practical courses that will help you develop your group or organisation. The courses focus on the needs of Nottingham groups and take place in Nottingham city centre at NVAC on Mansfield Road.

September
Employment Law Q&A

This course is essential if you employ or are about to employ staff and will bring you fully up to date with the latest law and procedures.

Thursday 8 September
1.30pm - 3.30pm
Volunteers and the law

This is a practical course giving an overview of current law as it affects volunteers and voluntary organisations.

Wednesday 14 September
10.00am - 1.00pm
Trustee Duties and The Essential Trustee

This session will help you as a Trustee to discharge your duties, be more aware of your liabilities and show you how to deal with conflicts of interest.

Thursday 15 September
5.30pm - 8.30pm
Introduction to volunteer management

This course will look at good practice in volunteer management - including the best ways to recruit, involve, support and retain volunteers.

Tuesday 27 September
10.00am - 1.00pm
How to take minutes

New to minute taking and acting as secretary or note taker, or need to record meetings? Come along and learn how to take effective minutes.

Tuesday 27 September
1.30pm - 4.30pm
Recruitment and selection

An organisation is nothing without its people. We will take you through all you need to know about how to recruit the people with right skills, behaviours and capabilities for your organisation.

Thursday 29 September
9.30am - 12.45pm
Contracts of employment

If you are creating a new position or taking on a new member of staff, ensuring you get the contract exactly right can make the world of difference to both your organisation and your employee.

Thursday 29 September
1.30pm - 4.45pm
October
How to chair and manage meetings

New to running meetings in the voluntary and community sector? This session will teach you how to manage meetings in order to ensure they are more effective, and even enjoyable.

Monday 3 October
5.30pm - 8.30pm
Writing your first funding application.

New to applying for grants and want to leave the theory aside and learn how to increase your chances of success? Then come along to an interactive practical session where you will be taken through an actual funding application form by Awards For All.

Friday 7 October
10.00am - 1.00pm
Where to look for evidence of need.

New to applying for funding and need to show evidence of what you need but not sure where to find it? Then come along and you will be shown where to look for that need and how to take some shortcuts.

Tuesday 11 October
6.00pm - 8.15pm
Pay and wages - getting it right

This event will familiarise employers with pay systems and wages considerations, especially if they are taking on employees for the first time.

Thursday 27 October
9.30am - 12.45pm
How to be a Top Trainer

Very popular 1 day programme for delegates who wish to hone up their training skills to give them the ''edge'' when running a training course.

Thursday 27 October
10.00am - 4.00pm
Discipline and Grievance

The law requires employers to act reasonably in their discipline of employees and in dealing with complaints.

Thursday 27 October
1.30pm - 4.45pm
November
Managing Paid Staff - Helping You Get It Right

Managing paid staff has been designed specifically to meet your needs and is in response to requests from similar organisations. This introductory course highlights some of the key issues you might face in the workplace.

Wednesday 16 November
9.30am - 4.30pm
Volunteers and the law

This is a practical course giving an overview of current law as it affects volunteers and voluntary organisations.

Friday 18 November
10.00am - 1.00pm
Introduction to volunteer management

This course will look at good practice in volunteer management - including the best ways to recruit, involve, support and retain volunteers.

Wednesday 23 November
10.00am - 1.00pm
Time Management

We all can manage our time better. This half day course looks at how we can do this. It doesn't offer a magic fix or a one size fits all solution but looks at participant’s attitude to time & how they work.

Thursday 24 November
10.00am - 1.00pm
Conducting disciplinary investigations

There are many reasons for holding an internal investigation in the workplace. Investigations are held to clarify and establish the facts of an individual case and to assist in a decision as to whether there are grounds to call a disciplinary hearing, or dismiss a member of staff.

Tuesday 29 November
9.30am - 12.45pm
Equality, diversity and discrimination: The essentials

This half day training session covers the essentials of Equality and Diversity that all organisations need to be aware of.

Tuesday 29 November
1.30pm - 4.45pm
December
Presenting to Any Audience

A powerful programme to give you all the basics of public speaking

Thursday 1 December
10.00am - 4.00pm
Writing your first funding application.

New to applying for grants and want to leave the theory aside and learn how to increase your chances of success? Then come along to an interactive practical session where you will be taken through an actual funding application form by Awards For All.

Friday 2 December
10.00am - 1.00pm
Trustee Duties and The Essential Trustee

This session will help you as a Trustee to discharge your duties, be more aware of your liabilities and show you how to deal with conflicts of interest.

Tuesday 6 December
10.00am - 1.00pm
How to take minutes

New to running meetings in the voluntary and community sector?

Thursday 8 December
9.30am - 12.30pm
January
How to chair and manage meetings

New to running meetings in the voluntary and community sector? This session will teach you how to manage meetings in order to ensure they are more effective, and even enjoyable.

Tuesday 10 January
9.30am - 12.30pm
Employment Law Q&A

This course is essential if you employ or are about to employ staff and will bring you fully up to date with the latest law and procedures.

Wednesday 11 January
10.00am - 12.00pm
Managing workplace sickness absence

his half day training will show you how to improve attendance in your organisation.

Tuesday 17 January
9.30am - 12.45pm
Managing Change and transformation

Change can be threatening and disruptive to the individual and the business. The ability of those that drive and implement the change will determine whether that experience is a negative or positive one.

Tuesday 17 January
1.30pm - 4.45pm
Volunteers and the law

This is a practical course giving an overview of current law as it affects volunteers and voluntary organisations.

Tuesday 31 January
10.00am - 1.00pm
February
Writing your first funding application

New to applying for grants and want to leave the theory aside and learn how to increase your chances of success? Then come along to an interactive practical session where you will be taken through an actual funding application form by Awards For All.

Friday 3 February
10.00am - 1.00pm
Where to look for evidence of need

New to applying for funding and need to show evidence of what you need but not sure where to find it?

Tuesday 7 February
10.00am - 12.15pm
Introduction to volunteer management

This course will look at good practice in volunteer management - including the best ways to recruit, involve, support and retain volunteers.

Wednesday 8 February
10.00am - 1.00pm
Trustee Duties and The Essential Trustee

This session will help you as a Trustee to discharge your duties, be more aware of your liabilities and show you how to deal with conflicts of interest.

Tuesday 28 February
9.00am - 12.30pm