Support for groups - free training and events

This page aims to keep you up-to-date with useful info about training opportunites and events inside Westminster and more widely throughout London. Also make sure to check the funding opportunities page for an updated list of local and London-wide funding opportunties.

One Westminster can also help your organisation through the Online Resources section of this website and through our staff team.

TRAINING AND EVENTS

TRAINING AND EVENTS

NCVO ONLINE STUDYZONE

NCVO ONLINE STUDYZONE

Studyzone is an online hub of video e-learning courses for the voluntary sector. You can study at your own pace, anywhere, anytime. Studyzone is completely free to NCVO members and available by subscription or to buy.

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FREE E-LEARNING MODULES FROM THE CHARITY DIGITAL CODE OF PRACTICE

 

Zoe Amar, Chair of the Charity Digital Code of Practice has teamed up with the Cornwall Museums Partnership to create an e-learning project.

This includes two e-learning modules to help organisations to use the code. The first is an introduction to the code, exploring challenges faced by charities and how the code of practice can help the VCSE sector. The second module looks more closely at the principles of the code and how they can be applied to the learner’s organisation. This includes leadership, culture, strategy, skills, managing risks and adaptability.

You can access both modules on the Cornwall Museums Partnership’s website.

WEBINAR: THE GDPR RISKS THAT COULD CATCH YOU OUT

 

Thursday, 20 June

1PM

The GDPR has been in force for just over a year and in 2018 we saw some of the biggest fines ever issued by the ICO.

GDPR demands proper and protected handling of personal data, which includes the collection, processing and storage of all employees’ personal information.

Join Charity Digital News and HR Inspire for a free webinar which will look at the employment impact of GDPR on charities. This will include:

  • How key new employee rights demand you handle personal data
  • What data request deadlines you must meet to prevent substantial fines
  • How technology must be used to protect and store data securely.

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UNIVERSAL CREDIT IN LONDON: ADVICE FOR ADVISORS

 

Friday 21 June

9.30am - 1pm

Child Poverty Action Group, 30 Micawber Street, London, N1 7TB

Designed for those working with families in receipt of or migrating to Universal Credit or those experiencing difficulties navigating and accessing the benefit system.

This free, half day workshop will provide you with expert advice on Universal Credit rules and procedures to help you maximise the income of families you support.

With Presentations from Owen Stephens, London Universal Credit Advisor at Child Poverty Action (CPAG) and Kelly-Marie Jones, Welfare Benefits Advisor - Early Warning System at Child Poverty Action (CPAG)

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LEGAL HEALTH CHECK WORKSHOP FOR SMALL CHARITIES

 

25 June 2019

10am -12pm

City Hall

Team London has partnered with TrustLaw to host a Legal Health Check workshop at City Hall for small charities.

The workshop will cover a range of legal topics, including:

  • Corporate structuring and governance
  • Commercial contracts
  • How to protect intellectual property
  • Data protection requirements
  • Finance
  • Fundraising issues

TrustLaw will give an overview of legal issues you might encounter as a charity and help you become confident that your organisation meets all legal requirements.

Deadline to register: Midday 14 June 2019

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COMMUNICATING WITH IMPACT: HOW TO TALK ABOUT POVERTY & DIFFERENCE YOU MAKE

 

Thursday 18 July

 9.30am - 1pm

Central London TBC

This free, half day training session has been designed for members of the 4in10 London Child Poverty Network. It will cover effective ways to talk about poverty, why it is useful to do so and will include some tips about handling this topic with the media.

It will consider how best to talk about your work, and the difference it makes to low income families in London, in order to engage people in supporting action. It will also cover best practice examples of ways to build a deeper understanding of how poverty happens and the changes needed to address it.

This session will be delivered by experienced Communications Strategist Tamsyn Hyatt (Frameworks Inst) alongside Alana Avery and colleagues from OnRoad media.

Networking lunch will be provided.

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STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS TRAINING

 

17 September 2019

10am – 4pm 

Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA

Equally Ours invites you to a day’s free training in strategic communications theory and techniques. This training is aimed at communicators and campaigners working on inequality or poverty, and those with lived experience of these are particularly encouraged to apply.

As campaigners and communicators, we have a lot to learn from the past few years. Despite all the effort we put into crafting our messages, the way we’re communicating isn’t working in the long term – isn’t changing hearts and minds. Worse still, it can even backfire and entrench regressive views. Equally Ours’s Communications for Change training uses techniques from behavioural science to teach you how to overcome this – to connect your causes to the things the public care about most, and move the needle on public attitudes.

There are 20 places available for each date, and priority will be given to staff and volunteers of small, London-based organisations working on poverty or inequality.

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