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Engaging police and crime commissioners webinar

This free webinar will help voluntary organisations to understand the drivers and remit of PCCs, and think through why and how best they can be influenced. This will be an interactive webinar, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

Date: 28 May 2015
Time: 12:00 - 12:45

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Gangs, youth violence and drugs – 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: Various dates between March and May 2015
Time: 09:30 - 16:30
Location: Various (England)

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Volunteers’ Week

Volunteers' Week is a chance to be part of the UK’s biggest celebration of voluneering, recognising the contribution of 23 million people who volunteer in their communities across the UK.

NCVO is the national lead for Volunteers’ Week in England, and the week is led by our UK partners, WCVA, Volunteer Scotland, and Volunteer Now.

Date: Monday 1 June to Sunday 7 June 2015
Location: Events held across the UK

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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: 5 June 2015
Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Location: Central London

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June members’ assembly

This June the members' assembly is coming to Newcastle. We are opening the session to NCVO member organisations – come along and either observe or actively participate in the discussions.

Date: 11 June 2015
Time: 11.00 - 14.00  (with refreshments from 10:45)
Location: Central Square, Forth Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3PJ

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Evolve 2015: The leadership event for the voluntary sector

Evolve is the largest conference of its kind, attracting everyone in the sector to share knowledge, learn from collective experiences and build a stronger future together. 

Date: Monday 15 June 2015
Registration: 09.30
Drinks Reception: 17.00

Location: The Brewery, 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: 16,17 June and 8 July 2015
Location: NCVO Conference Suite, London

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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: 16 June 2015
Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Location: Central London

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Breakfast briefing: What does the 2015 election mean for charities?

NCVO and the Institute for Government will be holding two joint post-election breakfast events in London (23 June, 08.30) and Leeds (TBC).

Date: 23 June 2015, TBC
Time: 08.30
Location: London, Leeds

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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: Wednesday 24 June 2015
Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Location: Central 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.

Date: 30 June - 1 July
Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Location: Central London

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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: 7 July 2015
Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Location: Central London

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Breakfast learning session- charity trustees: Understanding the numbers

This session is an introduction to charity finance and accounts to help trustees understand this area of work. Finance is not only the responsibility of the treasurer and the course will guide trustees through the key areas of financial management they must know.

Date: Friday 10 July 2015
Time: 08.30 - 11.00
Location: NCVO, 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: 14 July 2015
Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Location: Central London

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Digital Skills for Campaigners: Online mobilisation and using social media

If you have been tasked with managing mobilisation campaigns and are 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: 16 July 2015
Time: 09.30 - 16.30
Location: Central London

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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

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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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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: 16 September 2015
Finish date: 27 January 2016
Location: NCVO Conference Suite, London

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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 May 2015
Location: Various (England)

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