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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 27 April 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

In a rapidly changing environment for the voluntary sector, organisations need to have a clear and comprehensive strategy in place. Building on NCVO’s Tools for Tomorrow publication, participants will explore activities that can help organisations think effectively about the external environment, your charity’s place and role with others in the sector, and the options and choices for your charity’s development.

Date 27 April 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

In 2018, new regulations come into force intended to give individuals greater control over how organisations use their data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect how charities work with data and look after this valuable information. The new laws are more detailed and carry the potential for hefty financial penalties. We recommend you plan for this now. This course will be your first step toward becoming GDPR compliant.

Date 3 May 2018
Time 09.00 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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 May 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

In 2018, new regulations come into force intended to give individuals greater control over how organisations use their data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect how charities work with data and look after this valuable information. The new laws are more detailed and carry the potential for hefty financial penalties. We recommend you plan for this now. This course will be your first step toward becoming GDPR compliant.

Date 4 May 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

EU and EEA nationals currently working for charities make an enormous contribution to society, not just through their work but also as valued members of their communities. But what might Brexit mean for those workers and the organisations they work for? And what might Brexit mean for charities’ ability to attract the workers they need, after Brexit?

Unfortunately we have had to postpone this event. As soon as we have a new date, we will update this page and reopen bookings.

Date tbd
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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 9 and 10 May 2018
Time 09.45–16.00 both days
Location NCVO Conference Suite, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL

Charities are under increasing pressure to find alternative ways to generate income. Imagine if your organisation had a steady flow of unrestricted income that would help to cover core costs while furthering your charitable mission.

We explore the opportunities and challenges of income generation for charities in an honest, relevant and practical way, leaving you with a clear idea of what to consider and a step-by-step method for planning to become enterprisingly charitable.

Date 10 May 2018
Time 09.30–16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

This course is designed for those who support the governance function of their organisation. The content includes: the context of the sector, supporting trustees to meet their duties, the role of the board secretary, improving structures, processes and meetings as well as supporting board reviews and performance. 

Date 11 May 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London, N1

In a rapidly changing environment for the voluntary sector, organisations need to have a clear and comprehensive strategy in place. A strategy is not just the plan on paper: it is the process by which an organisation reaches agreement about its direction, priorities, and resources. On this course, you will learn how to craft a strategy development process that is right for your organisation.

Date 11 May 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

GDPR and the Volunteering Journey

GDPR is almost here – come join us for the 10-day countdown!

Data protection law reform is coming with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect from 25 May 2018. All organisations need to be prepared, and you need to understand its implications and what this means for your volunteer management procedures. GDPR will affect all areas of volunteering so from May onwards, you will need to consider it in everything you do.

Date 15 May 2018
Time 10.00–15.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1 9RL

What sort of conversations take place in a mentoring or befriending relationship? This course is intended to help you experience or refresh your understanding of the essential skills and techniques that underpin successful mentoring and befriending relationships. It is a highly interactive day designed to build skills and knowledge, and boost your confidence.

Date 17 May 2018
Time 09.30–16.30
Location BVSC, Birmingham

This is an exclusive NCVO members-only event

Join us at our next Members’ Assembly meeting in Coventry and help shape our policy and strategy work. Your place at this event enables you to be involved in these discussions and ensures your voice is heard.

Date 17 May 2018
Time 10.30–13.30 (registration from 10.15)
Location Warwick Road Church and Centre, 10 Warwick Road, Coventry, CV1 1EX

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 18 May 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite

In 2018, new regulations come into force intended to give individuals greater control over how organisations use their data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect how charities work with data and look after this valuable information. The new laws are more detailed and carry the potential for hefty financial penalties. We recommend you plan for this now. This course will be your first step toward becoming GDPR compliant.

Date 18 May 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location Red Zebra, 124 Middle Wall, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BW

All voluntary organisations have a duty to keep the people they work with safe from harm. Yet, the field of safeguarding can feel ever more complex with different frameworks for children and adults, and with increasing public scrutiny and recent awareness of risks such as abuse, exploitation, historical allegations and radicalisation. This course introduces the basics of safeguarding within a volunteer managers role and highlights effective safeguarding practice.

Date 21 May 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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 22 May 2018
Time 09.45 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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

Date 23 and 24 May 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

A theory of change can help you plan new work, communicate the purpose of what you do to trustees, funders, donors and users, and decide what information to collect for evaluation. On this course you will learn about what theory of change is and how you can develop one to suit your organisation’s needs. Working with others, you’ll start building your own theory of change for a project, programme or your organisation. The course will also explore how theory of change can be used to develop your evaluation plans.

Date 31 May 2018
Time 09.45 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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 8 June 2018
Time 09.30–16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London, N1

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 12 June 2018
Time 09.45 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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 12 and 13 June 2018
Time 09.45–16.00 both days
Location WCVA, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5FH

Do you want to strengthen governance, better manage risk, deliver better services for users, improve operating practices and better demonstrate outcomes in your voluntary sector organisation? Then join us at one of our free two-hour workshops to find out more about PQASSO.

Date 13 June 2018
Time 10.30–12.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL

Good governance is at the heart of PQASSO. Reviewing your governance in line with the PQASSO standard will require you to assess how well your organisation is governed, improve the effectiveness of the board, and ensure that you fulfil all your legal and regulatory duties and ensure that your organisation operates in line with your mission and values.

Date 13 June 2018
Time 13.30—15.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

How do you ensure that your mentoring or befriending service is developed in line with good practice? Based on our Approved Provider Standard (APS), NCVO's specialist quality standard for mentoring or befriending projects, this 2 day course will give you practical guidance on how to set up and manage a safe and effective mentoring/peer mentoring or befriending programme.

Date 13 and 14 June 2018
Time

10.00 - 16.00

(Registration and refreshments from 09.30)

Location St Luke's Church Centre, Birmingham B15 2AT

Are you confident in your general project management skills but looking to strengthen your expertise in delivering successful projects? This intensive one-day course moves beyond the ‘basics’ and goes deeper into a range of dynamic project management techniques and smarter principles, in a specific charity context.

Date 14 June 2018
Time 09.30–16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

This two-day course offers the opportunity for campaigners to develop their leadership skills within a campaigning context. 

Date 14 and 15 June 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

In 2018, new regulations come into force intended to give individuals greater control over how organisations use their data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect how charities work with data and look after this valuable information. The new laws are more detailed and carry the potential for hefty financial penalties. We recommend you plan for this now. This course will be your first step toward becoming GDPR compliant.

Date 15 June 2018
Time 09.00 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

Crisis management is the process by which organisations deal with unexpected and potentially disruptive events which might harm the organisation, its stakeholders, or the general public. This course will provide you with the tools to develop a crisis-ready management plan, and the confidence to keep your head and lead effectively if something happens.

Date 15 June 2018
Time 09.30–16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

Safeguarding means the range of measures we have in place to protect people in our organisation, or those we come into contact with, from abuse and maltreatment of any kind. This means we have to think about safeguarding in everything we do: including policy and procedure writing, roles and responsibilities, safer recruitment, concerns and complaints management, ethical fundraising, quality assurance and safeguarding risk assessments of all our activities. We also have to ensure that beneficiaries, staff and volunteers feel confident and able to raise any concerns or complaints appropriately.

Date 18 June 2018
Time 14.00 - 17.00
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

Our half-day APS support workshops are designed to help coordinators of projects that are working towards achieving APS accreditation. Workshops focus on the self-assessment and development process and help ensure your project is ready for the assessment visit.  You will also have the opportunity to hear from a practitioner who has gone through the accreditation process successfully.

Date 19 June 2018
Time 12.30 - 15.30 
Location Birmingham

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 20 June 2018
Time 09.45 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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 21 June 2018
Time 09.45 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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 22 June 2018
Time 09.30–16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

This is an exclusive NCVO members-only event

Join us at our next Members’ Assembly meeting in Exeter and help shape our policy and strategy work. Your place at this event enables you to be involved in these discussions and ensures your voice is heard.

Date 28 June 2018
Time 10.30–13.30 (registration from 10.15)
Location Exeter CVS, Wat Tyler House, 3 King William St, Exeter EX4 6PD

Do you want to strengthen governance, better manage risk, deliver better services for users, improve operating practices and better demonstrate outcomes in your voluntary sector organisation? Then join us at one of our free two-hour workshops to find out more about PQASSO.

Date 28 June 2018
Time 10.30–12.30
Location Colwyn Bay Cricket Club, Colwyn Bay

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 2 July 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

What does good volunteer management look like and how do you put this into practice? Good practice in volunteer management is key to unlocking the potential of volunteering 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 2 July 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

This one-day course will help you to move from completing the PQASSO self-assessment process in your organisation to achieving the PQASSO Quality Mark.

Date 3 July 2018
Time 09.45–16.00
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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

Date 5 and 6 July 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

Coaching is an essential skillset for any manager, leader or team supervisor who wants to become better at engaging, influencing and supporting others. A coaching approach gives managers and leaders a highly effective toolkit they can use to develop a more empowered and motivated workforce.

This training provides a very practical introduction to the main coaching skills and techniques, in a supportive environment, to enable you to hold a coaching style conversation in confidence straightaway.

Date 6 July 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

In 2018, new regulations come into force intended to give individuals greater control over how organisations use their data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect how charities work with data and look after this valuable information. The new laws are more detailed and carry the potential for hefty financial penalties. We recommend you plan for this now. This course will be your first step toward becoming GDPR compliant.

Date 12 July 2018
Time 09.00 - 16.30
Location The Orange Rooms, Leicester LE1 5SN

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 July 2018
Time 09.45 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

Do you want to strengthen governance, better manage risk, deliver better services for users, improve operating practices and better demonstrate outcomes in your voluntary sector organisation? Then join us at one of our free two-hour workshops to find out more about PQASSO.

Date 12 July 2018
Time 10.30–12.30
Location The Gateway Education and Arts Centre, Shrewsbury

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

Date 13 July 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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 13 July 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

Safeguarding means the range of measures we have in place to protect people in our organisation, or those we come into contact with, from abuse and maltreatment of any kind. This means we have to think about safeguarding in everything we do: including policy and procedure writing, roles and responsibilities, safer recruitment, concerns and complaints management, ethical fundraising, quality assurance and safeguarding risk assessments of all our activities. We also have to ensure that beneficiaries, staff and volunteers feel confident and able to raise any concerns or complaints appropriately.

Date 13 July 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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 and 18 July 2018
Time 09.45–16.00 both days
Location NCVO Conference Suite, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL

This course will provide you with increased confidence and greater ability to review and assess your organisation's financial health. We will look at basic financial tools to help you to monitor resources, make better decisions for your organisation and communicate with financial professionals dincluding your treasurer, finance officer or accountant. 

Date 20 July 2018
Time 09:30 - 16:30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

A theory of change can help you plan new work, communicate the purpose of what you do to trustees, funders, donors and users, and decide what information to collect for evaluation. On this course you will learn about what theory of change is and how you can develop one to suit your organisation’s needs. Working with others, you’ll start building your own theory of change for a project, programme or your organisation. The course will also explore how theory of change can be used to develop your evaluation plans.

Date 26 July 2018
Time 09.45 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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 3 August 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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

This year's conference will take place on 10 September in London. Previous speakers have included Peter Tatchell, Oliver Letwin, Ruth Hunt from Stonewall, and Julie Bentley, chief executive of Girlguiding.

Date 10 September 2018
Time 09.00–17.00
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

Read more: NCVO Campaigning Conference 2018

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 4 September 2018
Time 09.45 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

A theory of change can help you plan new work, communicate the purpose of what you do to trustees, funders, donors and users, and decide what information to collect for evaluation. On this course you will learn about what theory of change is and how you can develop one to suit your organisation’s needs. Working with others, you’ll start building your own theory of change for a project, programme or your organisation. The course will also explore how theory of change can be used to develop your evaluation plans.

Date 11 September 2018
Time 09.45 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1


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