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Introduction to working with parliament

This course aims to help charities approach political campaigning work and show the sector how they can work with parliament and influence decision makers.

Date: Friday 27 February 2015
Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Location: NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Breakfast learning session – the road ahead and how to respond

Come and hear NCVO’s director of public policy, Karl Wilding, talk about the road ahead for the sector and consider how best to respond to these challenges.

Dates: 30 January, 10 February and 12 March
Time: Various
Locations: London, Manchester and Birmingham

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Health, wellbeing and social care organisations - commissioning masterclass

Are you concerned about changes to the way in which your services are funded?

This course will help you to understand the new funding landscape, alongside networking with commissioners and similar organisations.

Date: Nine dates, running February to April 2015
Location: Various (England)

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Youth crime organisations – commissioning masterclass

Are you concerned about changes to the way in which your services are funded?

This course will help you to understand the new funding landscape, alongside networking with commissioners and similar organisations.

Date: Seven dates between February and April 2015
Location: Various (England)

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Change! What change? Does volunteering in 2015 look so different to what it did in 2008?

This event explores the latest developments in volunteering and questions whether events of the last few years really have fundamentally changed volunteering.

Date: Monday 2 February 2015
Time: 14.00 - 16.00
Location: NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Commercial masterclasses

If your organisation is looking at bidding for public service contracts, either alone or as part of a consortium, and you feel you need to ‘up your game’ in terms of business practices, this two-day masterclass is for you.

Date: Various
Location: Various (England)

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Understanding Impact

This course will help you demonstrate to stakeholders the difference that you make, how to communicate it and learn from your success. 

Date:   Tuesday 3 February 2015
Time:   09.30 - 16.30
Location:   NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Leadership in Campaigns

This new three day course is for leaders within the voluntary sector who are responsible for overseeing campaigns and advocacy. It will offer the opportunity for people to develop their leadership skills in a campaigning context.

By bringing people together NCVO hopes to foster a culture of strategic campaigning in the sector, helping leaders to work together to achieve lasting impact.

Date: 11, 12 February and 22 April 2015
Location: NCVO Conference Suite, London

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NCVO Funding Conference 2015

We know more than ever the survival of your organisation requires a strong financial strategy which is why this year's theme is: money follows mission – creating a financially stable organisation. 

Date: Monday 23 February 2015
Time: 09.30 - 16.15
Location: NCVO Conference Suite, London

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The 'Lean' Charity: How to improve the efficiency of your core and support processes

To secure a sustainable future for your charity it may be necessary to challenge and think differently about how your services are delivered. How will efficiencies be delivered which enhance, and don’t destroy, capability? We introduce an approach to understanding and improving ‘core & support processes’ including the use of so called ‘lean’ tools, and explore how these can best be applied within the voluntary sector.

Date: Tuesday 24 February 2015
Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Location: NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Midlands Learn and Share Event - Volunteering in Care Homes

This event focuses on best practice in recruiting and selecting volunteers in care homes.

Date: 25 February 2015
Time: 09:30 - 13:00
Location: Shrewsbury Town Football Club, Greenhouse Meadow, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury, England, SY2 6ST

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Certificate in Financial Sustainability

Now in its fourth series, the Certificate in Financial Sustainability is more than just training. The Certificate is an opportunity to be supported by NCVO over a period of several weeks to learn key knowledge and skills, and explore how they can be applied to your organisation and contribute to a workable strategy.

At the end of the programme you will have the opportunity to have your funding strategy for your project or organisation reviewed by an NCVO consultant.

Dates: 2-3 and 24-25 March 2015
Location: NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Managing change

Whatever the reason, whether it be a new partnership, merger, reorganisation or collaboration, change is sometimes imposed on us.  This type of change presents charity leaders and managers with some significant challenges, such as how to maintain their authenticity and integrity, how to motivate people and teams whilst there is so much uncertainty, and how to look after themselves and others with sensitivity. 

Date:   5 March 2015
Time:   09.30 - 16.30
Location:   NCVO Conference Suite, London

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National Volunteering Forum: ‘A bright new future? The role of volunteering in public services’

What role can volunteering play in helping to shape and design the future delivery of public services? Join us at the next National Volunteering Forum to hear from expert speakers, discuss, network and share good practice with volunteer involving organisations and volunteer managers.

Date: 10 March 2015
Time: 10.30 - 15.30
Location: Lift, 45 White Lion Street, Islington, N1 9PW

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Developing a Winning Campaign Strategy and Plan

Whether you're new to campaigning or looking to refresh your thinking and create a bigger impact, this course will help you combine your passion with strategic thinking to plan and deliver more successful campaigns.

Date:   Thursday 12 March 2015
Time:   09.45 - 16.45
Location:   NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Charity Trustees: Induction and refresher training

If you are interested in what makes a good working relationship between trustees and staff then NCVO's trustee training course is ideal for you.

Date: 17 March 2015
Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Location: NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Meaningful Strategy

If you're interested in what makes a good charity with a well-led strategy process then NCVO's Meaningful Strategy course is ideal for you.

Start date: Monday 30 March 2015
Finish date: Tuesday 31 March 2015
Location: NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Certificate in Campaigning

Learn how to make a greater impact with your campaigning with this training course from the NCVO. Hear from the experts how to create change and have a greater impact with your campaigns.

Start date:   March 2015
Finish date:   July 2015
Location:   NCVO Conference Suite, London

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