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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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FINANCE TRAINING FOR SMALL CHARITIES

FINANCE TRAINING FOR SMALL CHARITIES

CFG’s Small Charities Programme delivers affordable, relevant, useful financial training and free downloadable resources, aimed at supporting small charities in different locations across England and Wales.

  • A small charity is defined as a charity whose annual income is £1million or less.
  • Each half-day session costs just £20. All money raised will go into a travel bursary fund for micro charities.

The objective is to help small charities manage their finances more effectively, enabling them to deliver better services to current and future beneficiaries.

The programme will be rolled out from January 2017 and is open to all small charities across England and Wales.

Resources, practical tools and templates are free to download from the Small Charities Programme website. Training will take place in London and regional hubs and will cover five areas, in half-day sessions:

  • Budgets, management accounts and cash flow forecasting
  • How to prepare your reporting
  • Introduction to paying people
  • Bank accounts, outsourcing, accounting principles and managing risk
  • Gift Aid, trading and VAT

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INTRODUCTION TO TRUSTEESHIP

 

Monday, 4 September 2017

9.30am - 1pm

City Hall, SE1 2AA

Are you thinking about becoming a Trustee?  Have you recently been appointed?

A good Board of Trustees is vital for the sustainability of every charity or not for profit organisation. Each trustee has the opportunity to bring a wealth of experience and skills to their organisation and to contribute to its impact and overall success. However, the role of a trustee can also be particularly challenging, especially in this fast changing environment. This free 'Introduction to Trusteeship' training aims to provide you with the knowledge to meet these challenges and will include discussions on meeting legal obligations and how to provide great leadership.

Delivered by experts in the field and including a Q&A with experienced existing trustees, this training will cover all the key elements of a trustee role. It is particularly suited to new trustees, and those considering becoming a trustee.

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Managing Staff Performance

Managing Staff Performance

5 September 2017

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Committee Room 2, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, W8 7NX

This session is delivered by organisation and HR development consultant Lesley Kaye from LJK Resources 

Following on from the success of last years session 'Getting the best from your staff' Lesley will provide some practical tips on managing staff performance.

A fully interactive session it will help you consider the most appropriate and effective ways of managing, developing and measuring employee performance.

NB. This training session is delivered free of charge only to organisations whose 60% of beneficiaries are resident in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

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Working with male victims of domestic violence

Working with male victims of domestic violence

Thursday 28 September 2017

10:00-16:00

Respect Office, Old Street

This one day course accompanies the Respect toolkit for work with male victims of domestic violence, which is provided as the handout to participants. It has been delivered to hundreds of practitioners around the UK and draws on the lessons from practice, policy, research and the monitoring of calls to the Men’s Advice Line for male victims.

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Free INTRODUCTION TO PQASSO

Free INTRODUCTION TO PQASSO

30 October 2017

14.15–16.15

NCVO Conference Suite, London N1 9RL

Do you want to strengthen governance, better manage risk, deliver better services for users, improve operating practices and better demonstrate outcomes in your voluntary sector organisation? Then join this free workshop to find out more about how PQASSO can help you do this.

This two-hour workshop will take you through the PQASSO journey, from implementing the standards within your organisation through to applying for and achieving the PQASSO Quality Mark accreditation.

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