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Campaigning Conference

This conference is for campaigns, public affairs, policy and media professionals from the voluntary sector. Join approximately one hundred colleagues at the major campaigning event of the year to learn practical skills, share knowledge and network.

Date Monday 14 September 2015
Time 09.00 - 17.00
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1 9RL Where are we?

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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 14 October 2015
Finish date 10 February 2016
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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Consortium Masterclass

The masterclass will be an intensive day outlining what voluntary sector and social enterprise organisations need to think about to establish consortia and what influences success.

Date 17 September 2015
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location Central 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 22 September 2015
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location Central 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 24 September 2015
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location Central 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 1 October 2015
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location Central London

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The High Performance Board

This practical course aims to help trustees make an effective contribution to the governance of their organisation and will encourage delegates to work together on contextual scenarios that real boards face.

Date 8 October 2015
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location Central London

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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 15 October 2015
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location Central London

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Breakfast Learning Session – Charity Trustees: Understanding the numbers

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

Date Friday 23 October 2015
Time 08.30 - 11.00
Location NCVO, Central London

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NCVO/BWB Trustee Conference 2015

Join 400 trustees at the leading annual event for voluntary sector trustees. This year the conference will launch Trustees’ Week 2015 (2 – 8 November) which celebrates the role of trustees and champions best practice in governance.

Date 2 November 2015
Time Fringe (optional): 09.00
Welcome: 10.00
Drinks: 17.00
Location Kings Place, London N1

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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 3 and 4 November and 9 December 2015
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

3 November 2015

Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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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 9 November 2015
Finish date 8 December 2015
Location Central London

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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

12 November 2015

Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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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.

Date 16 and 17 November
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 27 November 2015
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location Central London

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