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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 eventsinside Westminster and more widely in 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 TRAINING FOR THOSE WORKING WITH FEMALES AT RISK FROM VIOLENCE

 

Women and Girls Network (WGN) is offering a series of short courses to support practitioners who are working directly with, or are responsible for the safeguarding of young people. As one of nine specialist partners in the Angelou Partnership, WGN has been commissioned to deliver Violence Against Women and Girls services to the Tri-borough partnership areas of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.  WGN has been providing specialist services to women and girls who have experienced violence, or who are at risk of violence for almost 30 years.  This training is available to practitioners in the Tri-borough partnership areas only. 

The following courses are available to book as half day (3hr) sessions:

  • Child Sexual Exploitation

Increase awareness and knowledge of; the definition and types of CSE, risk indicators and vulnerability factors, the grooming process and legislation and guidance that supports work with CSE

  • Self Care/Professional Resilience

Explores what self care is, the impact of vicarious trauma and how to develop strategies for enhancing and maintaining personal and professional resilience. Participants will undertake a self care assessment and needs audit to develop a self-care action plan

  • Trauma Responsive Approach: Part 1

Provides an overview of the neurobiological impact and processes of trauma on the brain; how this can effect brain development and the possible long term impact and consequences of trauma. 

  • Harmful Practices: A Trauma focussed Approach

Greater understanding of the global and traumatic impact of Harmful Practices on women: female genital mutilation (FGM) forced marriage (FM) and Faith based Abuse (FBA).  Focuses on clinical conceptualizations including, Developmental Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Complex Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Engaging Young Women

Increase practitioner’s awareness and knowledge of the barriers to young women’s process of engagement and disclosure, while demonstrating techniques and interventions to support positive engagement and disclosure with young women. 

Sessions are available December 2016 - March 2017, for more information about how to book a training session for your organisation or attend as an individual, contact: Parveen Betab: parveen.betab@wgn.org.uk

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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February

February

USING THE EQUALITY ACT 2010

USING THE EQUALITY ACT 2010

Free two-day training for organisations supporting Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BME&R) communities.

Training Day one: Complying with the Equality Act 2010

16th February 2017, 9.30am – 4.30pm

c/o Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA

Participants will:

  • learn who is protected under the Equality Act 2010;
  • learn what types of behaviour and discrimination are unlawful;
  • review their own organisation’s policies and procedures and identify any changes needed in order to comply with the Equality Act 2010;

 

Training Day two: Using the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)

23rd February 2017, 2016, 9.30am – 4.30pm

c/o Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA

Participants will:

  • learn to use the PSED to advance equality for BME&R people by holding public authorities to account;
  • Explore different methods of obtaining and using data to identify inequality faced by BME&R people within public services.
  • learn to evidence the need for public authorities to work in collaboration with community organisations in order to meet the PSED, which has implications for how public authorities fund and commission services.

This training course is FREE for all voluntary/community sector organisations based in London.  

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STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

 

23 February 2017

9.00am – 4.00pm

Canada Water Library

Part 1: Strategic communications

- Why is it so hard to change people’s minds about important issues?

- Introduction to framing and values-based communications

- What works and what doesn’t? 

Part 2: An in-depth look at the evidence on public attitudes and how organisations are changing the way they talk about social justice, equality, human rights, poverty and violence against women to deliver change. 

Part 3: A practical workshop to help you to change how you talk about your work.

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March

March

ENGAGING AND WORKING WITH BUSINESS

ENGAGING AND WORKING WITH BUSINESS

8th March 2017

9.30 am  to 1pm

Roots and Shoots, Walnut Tree Walk, Kennington, London, SE11 6DN

Why work with businesses? This interactive workshop will support you to critically assess your motivation for working with businesses and to give you an understanding of what you can realistically expect of any relationship with the private sector.  Topics include:

·         Skills, resources and time 

·         How to engage businesses 

·         Doing the deal 

·         Developing the relationship

·         Q&A time at the end for attendees to ask any questions not covered during the above

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their own organisation's situation and get feedback/input from other attendees as well as the trainer, Dominic Pinkney.

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CHARITY LEASES AND TRANSFERS FROM LOCAL AUTHORITIES

 

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

16:45 – 18:00

7 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4BS

Many charities deal with local authorities in property transactions. These can range from short to long term leases or transfers as part of an 'asset transfer'. The experience can be very different to negotiating with commercial organisations. Local authorities have restrictions on how they can deal with property and have particular and variable internal procedures; they also have a culture and agenda that rests on a genuine desire to act in the best interests of those who live and work in their administrative area. This seminar covers:

  • the legal constraints on local authority dealings with property
  • areas of mutual interest between charities and local authorities and how this impacts property transactions
  • the extent to which local authority leases should match service contact provisions both with the local authority and otherwise
  • varying attitudes to 'asset transfer' negotiations
  • bringing together concerns of the charity and the local authority to close the deal

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HANDLING WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS

HANDLING WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS

22nd March

10am - 1pm

Voluntary Action Islington N1 9JP 

There are many occasions when an employer may wish to undertake an internal investigation: disciplinary proceedings (e.g. allegations of misconduct), managing performance related issues, dealing with ill-health issues, grievances and allegations of harassment and bullying 

This workshop will help you:

  • Understand the legal requirements of conducting an investigation and when it may apply
  • To consider the practical aspects of conducting an investigation
  • Structure an investigation plan and a framework investigation report
  • Prepare for an investigation interview
  • Consider difficulties which may arise

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