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We have a regular programme of training to support groups and organisations in their day-to-day running, as well as offering bespoke tailored training.

Our trainers include NCVS staff and external trainers. Our courses build on the latest policy issues that affect the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, including new legislation briefings, and will enable you to keep up-to-date with staff, trustee and volunteer development.

We regularly review our training programme to ensure that it is useful and relevant to the groups we support. If you have training needs that aren’t met by our current programme, please email us.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, all sessions currently take place online via Zoom.

Select a training course within the categories below:

Skills for running an organisation

Being a Better Trustee

This new two-hour session is intended for trustees who have completed our 'Being a Trustee' course and want to further develop their involvement and awareness of trustee duties.
Cost: £20 per participant

Wednesday 10 March 2021, 6:00pm
- 8:00pm

Being a Trustee: what does it mean?

This two-hour online session covers the basic information for all trustees, whether you are new to the role or long-established.
Cost: £20 per participant

Thursday 13 May 2021, 10:00am
- 12:00pm
Wednesday 11 August 2021, 10:30am
- 12:30pm
Tuesday 2 November 2021, 6:00pm
- 8:00pm
Thursday 10 February 2022, 11:00am
- 1:00pm

How to Take Minutes

Are you acting as secretary or note taker, or do you need to record meetings? Learn how to take effective minutes and make your task easier. This two-hour online session replaces our previous face-to-face three-hour course and will take you through the process of producing a 'minute'.
Cost: £20 per participant

Tuesday 15 June 2021, 10:30am
- 12:30pm
Thursday 4 November 2021, 11:00am
- 1:00pm

Safeguarding


All of our safeguarding training is endorsed either by the Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board or by the Nottingham City Safeguarding Adult Board. You will receive a certificate of participation once you have completed the training.

Further dates are currently being scheduled. In the meantime, if you wish to discuss possible bespoke training, please email ncvs@nottinghamcvs.co.uk.

There are no upcoming courses for this heading

Skills for leaders of volunteers

Dealing with Conflict in your Volunteer Programme

This one-hour online session aims to share some ideas about how best to deal with the inevitable disagreements, personality clashes and conflicts that arise from time to time among a team of volunteers.
Cost: £10 per participant

Thursday 11 March 2021, 10:00am
- 11:00am

Essentials of Volunteer Management

This one-hour online session looks at methods that have proved to be effective in volunteer leadership, including the best ways to plan, involve, support and retain volunteers.
Cost: £10 per participant

Tuesday 13 April 2021, 2:00pm
- 3:00pm
Wednesday 7 July 2021, 10:00am
- 11:00am
Wednesday 6 October 2021, 10:00am
- 11:00am
Wednesday 12 January 2022, 10:00am
- 11:00am

Introduction to Volunteers and the Law

A two-hour online course for Leaders of Volunteers to start to develop an understanding of some of the legal requirements that relate to your volunteering programme.
Cost: £20 per participant

Thursday 6 May 2021, 10:00am
- 12:15pm

Writing Opportunities to attract Volunteers

A one-hour online session to help your volunteer role descriptions stand out, ensuring you attract enthusiastic volunteers.
Cost: £10 per participant

Wednesday 23 June 2021, 10:00am
- 11:00am

Support for social entrepreneurs

Setting up a Social Enterprise

What is the right structure for your organisation? This new two-hour online session will explain your options and provide you with some useful tips to help you through the process of registration and beyond.
Cost: £20 per participant

Wednesday 9 June 2021, 10:30am
- 12:30pm
Wednesday 8 December 2021, 10:00am
- 12:00pm

Other training options

There are always options for skills development outside of formal training sessions. Take a look at the full range of Events and Training offered by NCVS. This includes networking events, and learning opportunities provided by the Practice Development Unit.