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Upcoming Training Opportunities

Here are a number of training opportunities for groups coming up over the next couple of months.

Please click on the course title to register for the event.

Date Time Details
Thursday, 24 June 2021 13:00

Effective Use of Social Media for Not-For-Profit Organisations

In this one-hour session we will look at the basics of marketing and how to best utilise your social media channels by:

  • the value of strong social media
  • learning the appropriate content for your audience
  • the correct use of hashtags and tags
  • making use of the stories and highlights features
  • the basics of branding
  • the bonus’ of a social media plan

This session is intended for those community and charity groups with an already established understanding of their social media who would like to learn the next steps in boosting their engagement

This is a repeat of our session earlier this year.

Tuesday, 29 June 2021 18:30

Perfecting your Volunteering Pitch

In this one hour session we will look at how to attract volunteers to your volunteering roles by :

  • understanding the reasons people volunteer
  • looking at tried and tested tips on advertising roles
  • examining some volunteer advertisements to see what works and what does not

Attendees are encouraged to bring along their advertisements for discussion in a friendly and supportive environment.

This is a repeat of the successful event held in January.

Thursday, 15 July 2021 09:00 to 16:00

PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) Course

This PAT test training course provides certification of competence in PAT testing, this ensures compliance with the requirements of the HSE. The course also fully complies with the IEE code of practice and is CITB approved.

The course is designed to cater for all skills levels.

Please Note:

The course is dependant on a minimum number attending.

The cost of the course will be dependent on the number of attendees. Whilst we will try to subsidise the course for local charities and community groups this will be dependent on numbers of people. It will currently cost a minimum of £120 per person based on 6 attendees.

We will confirm that the course is running and the cost on 1st July.

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 5:30 t0 7:30pm

Managing Risk In Your Organisation

The voluntary sector has been seriously impacted during the pandemic, now’s
the time to consider any future risks to your organisation.

Key speakers for this seminar are –
– Angus Roy (Charity Director at Ecclesiastical)
– Steph Jackson (Enterprise Risk Management Consultant for Ecclesiastical)


Wednesday, 7 July 2021 5:30 – 7:30pm

Returning to good Governance in a post-Covid world

The pandemic required us to think and work differently. This seminar will give
you the chance to reflect on how these changes have affected the practice of
governance in the VCSE sector; what practices we can usefully continue and
what we may need to stop doing.

Key speakers for this seminar are –
– Kevin Sawers (Community Buildings and Enterprise Officer, Action
– The Rev Canon Nick Ralph (Director of Social Enterprise and Engagement,
Winchester Social Enterprise)



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