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Our Training and Development Programme 2022-2023

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We have a regular programme of training and development events to support groups and organisations in their day-to-day running.

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 and development 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 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

Wednesday 7 September 2022, 6:00pm
- 8:00pm
Wednesday 25 January 2023, 10:30am
- 12:30pm

Deeper Dive into Writing Funding Applications

A new interactive hands-on workshop for organisations and community groups who want to practice their skills and would welcome constructive feedback to further develop their skills in writing successful funding applications.
Cost: £20 per participant

Wednesday 27 July 2022, 10:00am
- 12:15pm

Fire Warden and Fire Marshal Training

Do you manage a space, office or building? This new two-hour online session will take your Fire Wardens and/or Fire Marshal through the basics. As a result, they will be better equipped to carry out these very important roles.
Cost: £20 per participant

Wednesday 22 June 2022, 6:00pm
- 8:00pm
Tuesday 11 October 2022, 10:30am
- 12:30pm
Wednesday 15 March 2023, 11:00am
- 1:00pm

How to be a Better Trustee

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

Tuesday 13 September 2022, 11:00am
- 1:00pm
Wednesday 18 January 2023, 10:30am
- 12:30pm

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

Wednesday 14 September 2022, 6:00pm
- 8:00pm
Tuesday 7 February 2023, 10:30am
- 12:30pm

Introduction to Health & Safety and Risk Assessments

This new two-hour online session will explain the basics of health and safety, then take you through the process of carrying out a risk assessment in an organisational environment.
Cost: £20 per participant

Tuesday 21 June 2022, 10:30am
- 12:30pm
Tuesday 11 October 2022, 6:00pm
- 8:00pm
Wednesday 15 February 2023, 6:00pm
- 8:00pm

Top Tips for Writing Funding Applications

For organisations and community groups who are new to applying for funding, or for those in need of a refresher. Relevant for groups applying for COVID-19 funding and recovery support as well as other general funding.
Cost: £10 per participant

Wednesday 29 June 2022, 10:00am
- 11:15am
Wednesday 21 September 2022, 10:00am
- 11:15am
Tuesday 22 November 2022, 1:00pm
- 2:15pm

Safeguarding

All safeguarding training delivered by our NCVS Safeguarding Lead, Celina Adams, has been quality assured either by the Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board (NCSCB) or by the Nottingham City Safeguarding Adult Board (NCSAB). You will receive a certificate of participation once you have completed the training. If you wish to discuss possible bespoke training, please email ncvs@nottinghamcvs.co.uk.

Introduction to Safeguarding Adults

An online course giving a basic understanding of roles and responsibilities in the safeguarding of adults and how to respond to concerns.
Cost: £25 per participant

Wednesday 6 July 2022, 10:30am
- 12:45pm
Wednesday 12 October 2022, 1:00pm
- 3:15pm
Thursday 12 January 2023, 10:30am
- 12:45pm

Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Young People

An online course giving a basic understanding of roles and responsibilities in the safeguarding of children and young people and how to respond to concerns.
Cost: £25 per participant

Tuesday 26 July 2022, 10:30am
- 12:45pm
Tuesday 18 October 2022, 10:30am
- 12:45pm
Tuesday 31 January 2023, 10:30am
- 12:45pm

Safeguarding Children Designated Lead Person

An online course giving a basic understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Designated Safeguarding Lead Person.
Cost: £25 per participant

Wednesday 3 August 2022, 10:30am
- 12:45pm
Wednesday 23 November 2022, 1:00pm
- 3:15pm
Tuesday 28 February 2023, 10:30am
- 12:45pm

Trustees' Safeguarding Responsibilities

An interactive online session for Trustees (or members of Management Committees) of organisations whose activities put them in contact with vulnerable adults or children.
Cost: £15 per participant

Wednesday 24 August 2022, 10:30am
- 11:45am
Wednesday 9 November 2022, 10:30am
- 11:45am
Thursday 16 February 2023, 10:30am
- 11:45am

Skills for leaders of volunteers


Look out for two brand new courses for 2022-2023 - 'Measuring the Impact of Volunteering' and 'How to be a Better Leader of Volunteers'.

Addressing the Barriers to Volunteering

In this one-hour online session, we will identify some of the barriers that potential volunteers face to becoming involved in your organisation and share ideas to remove these barriers.
Cost: £10 per participant

Thursday 13 October 2022, 6:00pm
- 7:00pm

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

Tuesday 14 June 2022, 6:00pm
- 7:00pm
Tuesday 15 November 2022, 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

Wednesday 5 October 2022, 10:00am
- 11:00am

How to be a Better Leader of Volunteers

For some time, we’ve been asked about training that goes beyond the basics of managing and supporting volunteers. In this new two-hour online session, we’ll explore some of the real-life issues that you are facing.
Cost: £20 per participant

Wednesday 25 May 2022, 10:00am
- 12:00pm
Wednesday 8 February 2023, 10:00am
- 12:00pm

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 24 November 2022, 10:00am
- 12:00pm

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

Tuesday 12 July 2022, 10:00am
- 11:00am
Thursday 26 January 2023, 6:00pm
- 7:00pm

Support for social entrepreneurs

Setting up a Social Enterprise

What is the right structure for your organisation? This 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

Tuesday 28 June 2022, 11:00am
- 1:00pm
Wednesday 16 November 2022, 6:00pm
- 8:00pm
Tuesday 21 March 2023, 10:30am
- 12:30pm

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.