GAVCA Training Brochure Spring Summer 2012

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  • 1. Spring/Summer April Tue 17 April Dealing with difficult and challenging behaviour 9:30am to 3:30pm Wed 18 April Building partnerships with the private sector 10am to 12pm Tue 24 April Where has all the funding gone? 9:30am to 12:30pm Wed 25 April Building partnerships with the private sector 10am to 12pm May Tue 1 May Risk-assessing your volunteer roles 9:30am to 12:30pm Wed 9 May Developing your pitch to the private sector 10am to 12pm Thu 10 May Outcomes – demonstrating the difference you make 9:30am to 12:30pm Tue 15 May Cutting your costs in the current economic climate 9:30am to 12:30pm Thu 17 May Look after yourself: Day 1 1:30pm to 4pm . Wed 23 May Developing your pitch to the private sector 10am to 12pm Thu 24 May Look after yourself: Day 2 1:30pm to 4pm Tue 29 May Building partnerships with the private sector 10am to 12pm Thu 31 May Look after yourself: Day 3 1:30pm to 4pm June For more information Tue 12 June Building partnerships with the private sector 10am to 12pmvisit Thu 14 June Look after yourself: Day 4 1:30pm to 4pm call 01452 332424 or e-mail Tue 19 June Safeguarding children and young people 9:30am to 3:30pm Thu 21 June Look after yourself: Day 5 1:30pm to 4pm Tue 26 June Funding Support Workshop 9:30am to 12:30pm Registered Charity No 1068715 Thu 28 June Look after yourself: Day 6 1:30pm to 4pm Company Limited by Guarantee,Registered in England & Wales No. 3501904 July Tue 3 July Campaigning skills 9:30am to 3:30pm Thu 5 July Look after yourself: Day 7 9:30am to 12:30pm Tue 10 July Equality Act 2010: Update 9:30am to 12:30pm Thu 12 July Look after yourself: Day 8 1:30pm to 4pm Tue 17 July Developing your pitch to the private sector 10am to 12pm Wed 18 July Running a creative project on a tight budget 9:30am to 1pm Wed 18 July Developing your pitch to the private sector 10am to 12pm
  • 2. GAVCA Training Programme: Spring/Summer 2012 APRIL Dealing with Difficult and Challenging Where has all the funding gone? Behaviour Tuesday 24th April, Gloucester th Tuesday 17 April, Gloucester, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Tony McBarron Mary Boucher For staff, volunteers and trustees who would like to gain an For those new to fundraising or those who would like to go insight into the psychology of human behaviour and back to basics and find out what funding is available and howWhich course is right for me? discover - what makes people difficult? to access it! You may have little or no knowledge or experience in The course will cover: This interactive workshop will cover: the subject area and would like to learn more. • How to avoid conflict and confrontation • How to research funding opportunities • How to react and respond to difficult behaviour • How to use online resources effectively This may not be a completely new area of work for • What to do and say; what not to do • What other opportunities are out there – you and you may have some knowledge but would • Good calming techniques (national, regional and county-wide) like to develop your skills further. • Health and safety of staff and volunteers • Negotiate to win-win looking at Honeys negotiation Each delegate will be able to book a FREE one-to-one funding G You may be working in this area already or would like matrix support session after attending this workshop. to extend your existing skills and knowledge further. £85 Members, £150 Non-members £55 Members, £100 Non-membersMAYRisk-assessing your volunteer roles Outcomes – demonstrating the Cutting your costs in the currentTuesday 1st May, Gloucester difference you make economic climate9:30 am to 12:30 pm, PPD Training Solutions Thursday 10th May, Cheltenham Tuesday 15th May, Gloucester 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Angela Gilbert 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Terry LockwoodFor volunteer managers who would like to risk-assess theactivities their volunteers undertake so that they can provide For Project Managers, Team Leaders or anyone who would like For anyone who would like to review their suppliers, contracts, tariffsappropriate training and support. to learn how to evaluate the services they provide and and learn how to get the utilities, telecoms and other services they demonstrate how they are making a difference. need at a cheaper price. There will be a presentation from aThe course will cover how to identify: Procurement consultancy, an energy supplier, a telecom analyst and • The level of risk to a volunteer a case study from a large national charity. The course will cover: • The systems your organisation can put in place to reduce • Why are outcomes important? This session will cover: the risk • How to identify your projects’ outcomes • Identification of your high spend areas and how to • The person responsible for overseeing the risk to the • Monitoring and Evaluating your projects’ outcomes “benchmark” them volunteer • Communicating your outcomes to funders, service users, • Inventory and quantification of assets and services • When to review or update your risk assessment staff and others • Effective relationships with suppliers • Contract agreement and negotiations and monitoring and checking tariffs£55 Members, £100 Non-members £55 Members, £100 Non-members Members £55, £100 Non-members
  • 3. JUNE Look after yourself: 8-week courseSafeguarding children and young people Funding Support Workshop This course examines practical techniques to helpTuesday 19th June, Gloucester Tuesday 26th June, Gloucester cope with stressful and potentially stressful events.9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Dave Jones 9:30 am to 12:30 pm It is suitable for staff, volunteers or trustees. Jane Jarman and Mary BoucherFor organisations that work with children and young people The course will cover:who would like to understand safeguarding and its context For fundraisers who would like to find out how to writewithin the voluntary and community sector. successful applications and get that funding! • Stress awareness • Relaxation skillsThe course will cover: This interactive workshop will cover: • Thought patterns and beliefs • The guidelines surrounding safeguarding children and • What do funders want? The do’s and don’ts when writing • Effective time-management skills young people your applications • Problem-solving and decision-making techniques • The role of Common Assessment Frameworks • How to communicate your message clearly and describing • Assertiveness skills, and how to say ‘No’ • Child Protection Legislation the impact of your proposed work • The importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle • Reporting Concerns • Tailoring your application: budgets, outcomes and your • Criminal Records Bureau checks funding plan Thursday 17th, 24th and 31st May, 14th, 21st, 28th June, 5th, 12th July. • Safeguarding Policies Jem Sweet, Cheltenham, 1:30 pm to 4 pm • Working with vulnerable adults Each delegate will be able to book a FREE one-to-one funding support session after attending this workshop.£85 Members, £150 Non-members £400 Members, £800 Non-members £55 Members, £100 Non-membersJULYCampaigning skills Equality Act 2010: Update Running a creative project on a tight budgetTuesday 3rd July, Gloucester Tuesday 10th July, Gloucester Wednesday 18th July, Gloucester,9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Serene Communications 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Anis Ghanti 9:30 am to 1 pm, Caroline CookFor anyone who would like to know how to run an effective campaign The main elements of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1st For those who have limited funds to deliver the services that are neededand develop the skills needed to ensure it makes an October 2010. This briefing session sets out the key provisions and or those that have had cuts to the funding they receive. This session is animpact. requirements of the Act, and provides guidance and practical opportunity for you to take time out to think about what you’re trying to solutions for ensuring that our services are meeting their legal duty. do and how to make that more achievable.The course will cover: • Introduction to parliamentary campaigning The session will cover: The course will cover: • Local governance and networking • Key Changes to equality legislation and protected characteristics • Making the most of the funds and resources you have • Media and social media campaigns • Changes and implications of new definitions, including direct and • Finding time to raise the funds, resources or person power you • Tips and ideas on how to run effective campaigns indirect discrimination need • Responsibility of managers/organisations • Avoiding burnout of yourself and other staff and volunteersAt the end of the day you will walk away with a personal • Implications when procuring services • Reconfiguring the budget if there’s less money available(organisational) action plan and be signposted to further • What the new equality duty contains • Making the most of local support servicesopportunities.£85 Members, £150 Non-members £55 Members, £100 Non-members £55 Members, £100 Non-membersFor more information or to book a place call 01452 332424, e-mail or visit
  • 4. Are you a GAVCA Member yet? Are you an organisationWe have changed our membership criteria offering training to staff, volunteers,You may now be eligible for membership if yourOrganisation’s area of benefit includes any part of trustees or clients?Gloucestershire—so long as they are delivering aservice or services specific to Gloucestershire. As an OCNSWR registered centre, GAVCA is able toWe are now able to offer FREE membership for groups with an annual income of support organisations in theunder £20,000. county to develop their training into accreditedDon’t delay, join today and you could benefit from: programmes. • REDUCED-rate training fees • REDUCED rates for using our back-office resources such as room hire and If you would like more photocopying information or would just like • REDUCED-rate payroll services from GAVCA to discuss your options, • FREE advertising on the Jobs page of our website call 01452 332424 or • FREE online Human Resources and Health & Safety Legislation help and more! email more information phone 01452 332424 or email Down to Business is a new GAVCA project which aims to help the voluntary and community sector develop its relationships with the private sector. The goal of the project is to give voluntary and community organisations the tools and understanding they need to improve their sustainability. If your organisation would like to work more closely with the private sector but feel you don’t have the knowledge or skills you need to develop this partnership, then why not come along to one of our FREE Down to Business Seminars?Building Partnerships with the Private Sector is aimed at Developing your Pitch to the Private Sector is aimed atorganisations that are beginning to explore how they organisations who either want to develop ancould potentially work with the private sector or are established relationship with a business or who havelooking to develop their relationship with a business: an idea / project / programme they want to pitch to• Wed 18 April—Cheltenham business to get their involvement:• Wed 25 April—Gloucester • Wed 9 May—Cheltenham• Tue 29 May—Cheltenham • Wed 23 May—Gloucester• Tue 12 Jun—Gloucester • Tues 17 July—Gloucester • Wed 18 July—CheltenhamIf you are interested in talking with Shelley Bartlett about how the Down to Business project could support yourorganisation, please call 07968 827308 or email Successful Volunteer Management: In house training from Sharing Solutions for the effective involvement of volunteers GAVCA FREE event for anyone who is responsible If your organisation would like for managing volunteers Thursday May 24th GAVCA to arrange bespoke or 9:30 am—3 pm any of our training courses at a City Works, Alfred Street, Gloucester, Gl1 4DF date, time and place convenient to your For more information or to book your place phone organisation, call 01452 332424 01452 332424 or email or e-mail