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Outcome and impact measurement - two days

This two-day course will give you a comprehensive and practical grounding in monitoring and evaluation. You will learn how to define and measure outcomes and also develop your own monitoring and evaluation framework, which you can start using straight away.

Date 9 - 10 February 2016
Time 9.45 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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Behaviours and skills of effective mentors and befrienders

This one day course will explore the behaviours and skills of effective mentors and befrienders. It will provide guidance in how you can help your volunteer mentors and befrienders develop these during their training and ongoing support.

It is intended to complement the course Preparing and delivering training for mentors and befrienders which provides a useful overview of the general initial training content required for volunteer mentors/befrienders.

Date 10 February 2016
Time 10.00 - 16.00
Location Voluntary Action Islington, London

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Good Practice in Volunteer Management

What does good volunteer management look like and how do you put this into practice? Accomplished management is key to unlocking the potential of volunteers in your organisation. Based on NCVO’s UK-wide quality standard, Investing in Volunteers, this course provides an introduction to the key principles of good practice in volunteer management and how to apply them to your organisation.

Date 10 February 2016
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location Central London

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Digital skills for campaigners: online mobilisation and using social media

If you are managing mobilisation campaigns and uncertain if you have everything covered, this is the training for you. The course will provide a framework for planning online mobilisation. It will also suggest approaches for putting this knowledge into practice through individual and group work.

Date 12 February 2016
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location Central London

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Outcome and impact measurement - one day

This course will give you a comprehensive and practical grounding in monitoring and evaluation. You will learn how to define and measure outcomes and also begin to develop your own monitoring and evaluation framework, which you can start using straight away.

Date 18 February 2016
Time 9.45 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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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 19 February 2016
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite

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Using marketing theory to stabilise and grow your income

Would people describe your organisation as inspiring, friendly, productive or innovative – what impression would you like them to have and how can marketing help you to project it? This half day seminar will help you communicate your message and explain marketing theory in the context of practical fundraising.

Date 22 February 2016
Time 09.30 - 13.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Workshop: mentoring and befriending approved provider standard (APS) - 23 February

This four hour workshop shows you what’s involved in achieving the NCVO’s Approved Provider Standard, the specialist quality standard for mentoring and befriending projects.

It will explore what is required by you during the self-assessment process and what takes place during the assessment visit. You will also have the opportunity to hear from a practitioner who has gone through the accreditation process successfully.

Date 23 February 2016
Time 10.00 - 13.00
Location Central Manchester

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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 25 and 26 February and 15 March 2016
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Raising investment from individuals

The investment to develop your voluntary organisation doesn’t have to come from a single specialist provider or high net worth individual – it can also be raised by securing smaller amounts from a number of individual investors.

This event will give you an understanding of the opportunities that raising investment from individuals could provide for your organisation, how it works, and what the challenges are.

Date 25 February 2016
Time 09.30 - 13.30 (lunch provided)
Location Cobalt Square, 83 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 8QG

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Breakfast learning session – EU referendum: how can charities campaign

The European Union referendum bill now has royal assent. This breakfast session will clarify the rules around campaigning by charities in the run-up to the EU referendum. If you are a charity professional involved in campaigning, this breakfast session will be of interest. Pastries and light refreshments will be provided

Date Friday 26 February 2016
Time 08.30 - 11.00
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Influencing for volunteer managers

Are you a lone voice when it comes to valuing volunteers? Do you work with people who think volunteers aren’t capable of more than making the tea and stuffing envelopes? If you are responsible for managing volunteers in your organisation and making the case for resources to support volunteering, this course is for you!

Date 26 February 2016
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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NCVO funding conference in association with Kingston Smith

NCVO’s annual funding conference brings together organisations seeking a sustainable approach to fundraising and income generation. Get practical advice and tools from experts to boost your current practice and allow you to explore new ideas and potential new income streams for your organisation.

Date 29 February 2016
Time 09.30 – 16.00

Location

NCVO conference suite , London

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Influencing parliament

The 2015 election has ushered in not only a new political dynamic but also a huge influx of new MPs. This course aims to help charities navigate the new political environment or refresh their knowledge of parliamentary processes and procedures – essential if your organisation is looking to make an impact in Westminster.

Date 1 March 2016
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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Safeguarding for volunteer managers

All voluntary organisations have a duty to keep the people they work with safe from harm. But the field of safeguarding can feel increasingly complex, with different frameworks for children and adults, and a greater awareness of risks such as abuse, historical allegations and radicalisation. This course introduces the basics of safeguarding within a volunteering managers role and highlights effective safeguarding practice.

Date 4 March 2016
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Understanding the numbers: financial intelligence for trustees

As a charity leader or trustee, an understanding of finance, financial management, corporate and management metrics and reporting are essential in carrying out your role and exercising “good” governance. This introductory session will provide you with increased confidence and greater ability to review and assess financial information, improving your ability to monitor resources, articulate impact and make better decisions.

Date 4 March 2016
Time 09.30 - 13.00
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Strategy for growth and development

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

Date 7 - 8 March 2016
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location Central London

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Outcome and impact measurement - two days

This two-day course will give you a comprehensive and practical grounding in monitoring and evaluation. You will learn how to define and measure outcomes and also develop your own monitoring and evaluation framework, which you can start using straight away.

Date 8 - 9 March 2016
Time 9.45 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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Introduction to lean thinking

Commerce uses LEAN methodology to achieve substantial cost savings, free up resources and make organisations run efficiently and effectively. The NCVO Introduction to Lean Thinking course is designed specifically for the voluntary sector. It aims to show you how to improve your organisation’s efficiency step-by-step.

Date 9 March 2016
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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Project management in the voluntary sector

This new two day practical project management course will give you the principles and practical tools to manage your project more efficiently and successfully.

Date 9 and 10 March 2016
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Setting up and managing a mentoring or befriending programme: part A

How do you ensure that your mentoring or befriending service is developed in line with good practice? Based on NCVO’s Approved Provider Standard (APS), the specialist quality standard for mentoring or befriending projects, this course will give you practical guidance on how to set up and manage a safe and effective mentoring/peer mentoring or befriending programme.

This course, part A, will link to requirements 1-5. The follow on course, part B, will focus on requirements 6-10.

Date 9 March 2016
Time 10.00 - 16.00
Location Voluntary Action Islington, London

Read more: Setting up and managing a mentoring or befriending programme: part A

Setting up and managing a mentoring or befriending programme: part B

How do you ensure that your mentoring or befriending service is developed in line with good practice? Based on NCVO’s Approved Provider Standard (APS), the specialist quality standard for mentoring or befriending projects, this course will give you practical guidance on how to set up and manage a safe and effective mentoring/peer mentoring or befriending programme.

This course, part B, will link to requirements 6-10. It is a follow on from Part A which will focus on requirements 1-5.

Date 10 March 2016
Time 10.00 - 16.00
Location Voluntary Action Islington, London

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Introduction to PQASSO and the PQASSO Quality Mark

Attend this free workshop to find out more about PQASSO and how it could help your organisation. PQASSO lets you demonstrate to supporters, commissioners and funders that you manage your organisation effectively, as well as offering quality services and outcomes.

Date 10 March 2016
Time 10.00 - midday
Location Bristol2 Rivergate, Bristol, BS1 6EH

Read more: Introduction to PQASSO and the PQASSO Quality Mark

Breakfast learning session – Working with the House of Lords

If you are involved in campaigning or policy work at an organisation and are wondering how you can best work with the House of Lords, then this breakfast session will be of interest. Pastries and light refreshments will be provided.

Date 11 March 2016
Time 08.30 - 11.00
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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NCVO Members' Assembly

The 50-strong NCVO Members' Assembly represents and is elected from the breadth of voluntary sector organisations that make up our membership. It directly helps us develop our policy and strategy.

This March the Members' Assembly will be held in London and we are opening up the session to all member organisations to take part in the day.

Date 11 March 2016
Time 10.30 - 13.30 (registration and refreshments from 10:15)
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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Recruiting and retaining volunteers through social media

Volunteers are the lifeblood of charities and social media is a brilliant low-cost way of attracting, recruiting and retaining them. Social media can provide a real opportunity to connect with potential volunteers, tell their stories and shine a spotlight on their impact. This course will look at how social media is being used and can be used, explore best practice and look at different low cost/free tools.

Date 11 March 2016
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Certificate in Financial Sustainability

Now in its third year, NCVO’s flagship course, the Certificate in Financial Sustainability, takes participants on a journey to formulating their own funding strategy that is innovative, practical and above all relevant to, and achievable for, their organisation.

Start date 14 March 2016
Finish date 26 April 2016
Location Central London

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Volunteering in care homes project: learn and share events - 14 March

This last series of regional events will provide an opportunity for stakeholders in the care home and volunteering sectors to hear the final evaluation findings and take away the Volunteering in Care Homes Good Practice Toolkit.

Date 14 March 2016
Time 14.00 - 16.30
Location Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn, BB1

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The high performance board

This practical course aims to help delegates work together on real life scenarios that actual boards are facing.

Date 14 March 2016
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Writing successful bids

When you write a funding application, how often are you successful? Your time is precious and good funding opportunities few, so make sure every application is as strong as possible Come and learn with NCVO consultants how to make your bid stand out.

Date 15 March 2016
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location Central London

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How to assess the outcomes of funded work

Does your money make a difference?

This course is designed to enable you to put in place an outcomes and impact-focused system to demonstrate the effectiveness of your funding. You’ll learn about different methods for gaining the information you need from grantees and good practice in impact assessment.

Date 15 March 2016
Time 9.45 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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Volunteering in care homes project: learn and share events - 16 March

This last series of regional events will provide an opportunity for stakeholders in the care home and volunteering sectors to hear the final evaluation findings and take away the Volunteering in Care Homes Good Practice Toolkit.

Date 16 March 2016
Time 14.00 - 16.30
Location The Abbey Centre, 34 Great Smith Street, London SW1P

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Collecting outcome and impact data

This course will give you the knowledge and practical understanding to collect the best possible outcome and impact data for your organisation. You will learn more about how to use a range of methods and tools, including questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, participatory and creative methods and different ‘off the shelf’ tools

Date 17 March 2016
Time 9.45 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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Preparing and delivering mentor and befriender training

This one day course provides an overview of the initial training required to prepare volunteer mentors/peer mentors and befrienders for their roles. The course will take you through a step by step approach to putting together training, while experiencing and reviewing activities to help you explore what will be appropriate for your own project.

This course is intended as an overview of the overall training content required for volunteer mentors and befrienders. It is intended to complement the course Behaviours and skills of effective mentors and befrienders.

Date 17 March 2016
Time 10.00 - 16.00
Location Central Manchester

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Breakfast learning session – The Lobbying Act: what trustees need to know

If you are a trustee or senior manager at an organisation and are wondering how the Lobbying Act is likely to affect you, then this breakfast session will be of interest. Pastries and light refreshments will be provided.

Date 18 March 2016
Time 08.30 - 11.00
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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An introduction to Employer Supported Volunteering

Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) is when an employer approves time off for employees to engage in volunteering. NCVO Almanac data shows us that ESV is on the increase. The Government is developing a ‘three day entitlement’ to compel employers to offer staff up to three days paid volunteering leave per year. What would your offer be to your workforce, how would it fit within your socially responsible business footprint and how would you win support internally?

Date 18 March 2016
Time 08.30 - 12.45
Location Central London

Read more: An introduction to Employer Supported Volunteering

Better outcome and impact reporting

This practical and fast-paced course will give you the skills to make the most of your data, and deliver compelling and useful outcome and impact reports. You will learn how to go about analysing different types of data, best practice for using statistics, quotes and case examples, and will learn how to structure and write an effective report. You will also leave with the skills to make sure your report is relevant and used.

Date 18 March 2016
Time 9.45 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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NCVO data protection seminar - Birmingham

Get up to date on the latest developments in Data Protection legislation and find out what you need to do to ensure you stay within the law.

Date 22 March 2016
Location BVSC, Birmingham

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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 23 March 2016
Finish date 13 July 2016
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Assessing the impact of your volunteers

We all know that volunteers make a difference but how can you prove it? The Volunteering Impact Assessment Toolkit (VIAT) produced by the Institute for Volunteering Research (IVR) and NCVO can help you measure and demonstrate the impact of volunteering. This event aims to equip you with the skills and confidence to use the toolkit in your own organisation.

Date 23 March 2016
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location Voluntary Action Islington, Central London

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Volunteering in care homes project: learn and share events - 23 March

This last series of regional events will provide an opportunity for stakeholders in the care home and volunteering sectors to hear the final evaluation findings and take away the Volunteering in Care Homes Good Practice Toolkit.

Date 23 March 2016
Time 14.00 - 16.30
Location Shrewsbury Town Football Club, SY2 6ST

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Outcome and impact measurement - one day

This course will give you a comprehensive and practical grounding in monitoring and evaluation. You will learn how to define and measure outcomes and also begin to develop your own monitoring and evaluation framework, which you can start using straight away.

Date 14 April 2016
Time 9.45 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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NCVO Annual Conference 2016: creating the future for voluntary action

The world is changing. So are charities. Join us to see how, and why, leaders are transforming their charities in response and help to create the future for our sector.

Date 18 April 2016
Time Registration: 09.00
Welcome: 10.00
Drinks: 17.00
Location The Brewery, London EC1

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Volunteering and the law

What is your legal position as an organisation that involves volunteers? How do you ensure that you are supporting and developing volunteers while avoiding the risk of creating contracts and falling foul of employment law? This course will enable you to understand volunteering and the law in relation to issues such as safeguarding, data protection, health and safety, equality and diversity, insurance, and benefits.

Date 20 April 2016
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location Voluntary Action Islington, Kings Cross, London

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Introduction to PQASSO and the PQASSO Quality Mark

This course provides a step-by-step guide to successfully implementing PQASSO. You will leave the course with a good understanding of PQASSO and the self-assessment process as well as a comprehensive plan of how to implement quality within your organisation. There will also be the opportunity to consider the next steps for your organisation if you decide to apply for the PQASSO Quality Mark.

Date 21 April 2016
Time 11.00 - 13.00
Location Nottingham CVS, Nottingham NG1 3FB

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Using PQASSO to improve your governance

This free two hour workshop will show how PQASSO is a great quality management tool to help you improve governance in your organisation. It’s primarily aimed at trustees but will also be useful for chief executives who know that governance needs to be reviewed or believes that the board could be supported to become more effective.

Date 21 April 2016
Time 14.00 - 16.00
Location Nottingham CVS, Nottingham NG1 3FB

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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 29 April 2016
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location Central London

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Developing your theory of change

This interactive course will give you a thorough understanding of the key principles of a theory of change. It will outline its uses and benefits, while also taking you through the stages of developing a theory of change. You will also learn how to build impact measurement into your strategic planning.

Date 3 May 2016
Time 9.45 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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NCVO/BWB HR conference 2016

Join colleagues from across the voluntary and social enterprise sectors to get an update on many of the most topical HR issues affecting charities.

Date 9 May 2016
Time 09.30 – 16.30

Location

NCVO conference suite , London

Read more: NCVO/BWB HR conference 2016

Workshop: mentoring and befriending approved provider standard (APS) - 10 May

This four hour workshop shows you what’s involved in achieving the NCVO’s Approved Provider Standard, the specialist quality standard for mentoring and befriending projects.

It will explore what is required by you during the self-assessment process and what takes place during the assessment visit. You will also have the opportunity to hear from a practitioner who has gone through the accreditation process successfully.

Date 10 May 2016
Time 10.00 - 13.00
Location Central London

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Introduction to PQASSO and the PQASSO Quality Mark

Attend this free workshop to find out more about PQASSO and how it could help your organisation. PQASSO lets you demonstrate to supporters, commissioners and funders that you manage your organisation effectively, as well as offering quality services and outcomes.

Date 12 May 2016
Time 14.30 - 16.30
Location London TBC

Read more: Introduction to PQASSO and the PQASSO Quality Mark

Implementing PQASSO

This course provides a step-by-step guide to successfully implementing PQASSO. You will leave the course with a good understanding of PQASSO and the self-assessment process as well as a comprehensive plan of how to implement quality within your organisation. There will also be the opportunity to consider the next steps for your organisation if you decide to apply for the PQASSO Quality Mark.

Date 17 May 2016 - 18 May 2016
Time 10.00 - 16.00
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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Outcome and impact measurement - two days

This two-day course will give you a comprehensive and practical grounding in monitoring and evaluation. You will learn how to define and measure outcomes and also develop your own monitoring and evaluation framework, which you can start using straight away.

Date 12 - 13 May 2016
Time 9.45 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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Outcome and impact measurement - one day

This course will give you a comprehensive and practical grounding in monitoring and evaluation. You will learn how to define and measure outcomes and also begin to develop your own monitoring and evaluation framework, which you can start using straight away.

Date 7 June 2016
Time 9.45 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

Read more: Outcome and impact measurement - one day

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