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In this free webinar, we will present recent research into the opportunities for care home residents to volunteer in their homes, and how they benefit from volunteering.

Date 18 October 2018
Time 14.30–15.15

A new Charity Governance Code was published in July 2017 which is endorsed by the Charity Commission. This practical course will help you to embed the principles set out in the Charity Governance Code in your organisation. It explores effective systems and processes but also the importance of behaviours as a driver of  good governance. The course will look at how to achieve a strategic focus and productive relationships between board members, staff and volunteers.

Date 19 October 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

In this meeting, we will discuss how we envisage the future of the charities and volunteering sector. Will technology change the methods we use to give and in a broader sense change how we interact with charities and volunteers? How can charities continue to inspire young people and what role can senior leaders play in inspiring trust among young employers.

Date 23 October 2018
Time 12:30-14:00
Location Committee Room 14, Houses of Parliament

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

A no-deal Brexit will have a potentially large impact across a wide range of sectors and regions in the UK. A chaotic Brexit – where the UK fails to sign a withdrawal agreement – would mean short-term uncertainties including the disappearance, without replacement, of many of the rules underpinning the UK’s economic and regulatory structures. The EU is unlikely to consider negotiation of ‘mini deals’ to reduce the impact of no deal as long as the key withdrawal issues remain unresolved.

In this session, Dr. Simon Usherwood will talk about the impact a no-deal Brexit would have on the UK. 

Date 29 October 2018
Time 13.30–15.15
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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 29 October 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

Recent concerns about safeguarding and wider conduct at work are, rightly, a major priority for charities, government and regulators. These concerns have kickstarted much of the work to strengthen practices across the sector, including the draft code.

Join head of policy and public services at NCVO, Elizabeth Chamberlain, chief executive at Amref UK, Frances Longley, and executive director of HR at Save the Children, Clare Conaghan, to discuss the role that these principles might have in ensuring that charities are, and continue to be, a safe place for anyone who comes into contact with their work. 

Date 30 October 2018
Time 15.00-17.00
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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 7-8 November 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 8 and 9 November 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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 9 November 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite

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 12 November 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 12 November 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Centre, London N1

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 14 November 2018
Time 09.45 - 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 16 November 2018
Time 09.30 - 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 20 November 2018
Time 10.30–12.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL

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 21 and 22 November 2018
Time

10.00 - 16.00

(Registration and refreshments from 09.30)

Location Manchester Deaf Centre, Manchester, M13 9GH

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 November 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 23 November 2018
Time 09.30–16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London, N1

This one-day course will help parliamentary, policy and campaigns staff develop strategies to engage with select committees, maximise the impact of their written submissions, and practical support in how to prepare senior colleagues to give oral evidence.

Date 23 November 2018
Time 09.30–16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

Managing the lawful processing of data on a daily basis might be seem a daunting task but is essential if reputational and financial risk is to be avoided. This advanced course is designed specifically for the person designated to lead GDPR compliance or the Data Controller of the organisation.

Date 26 November 2018
Time 09.30–16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

Does your money make a difference?

This course is designed for trusts, foundations and commissioners who provide funding to organisations and want to become better at assessing the outcomes and impact of the projects they fund. The course will enable you to put in place an outcomes and impact-focused system to demonstrate the effectiveness of your funding.

Date 27 November 2018
Time 9.45 - 16.30
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 29 November 2018
Time 13.00 - 16.00 
Location Manchester

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 30 November 2018
Time 09.30–16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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 30 November 2018
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London

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

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

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 5 December 2018
Time 10.30–12.30
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 7 December 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 10 and 11 December 2018
Time 09.45–16.00 both days
Location NCVO Conference Suite, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL

A very high proportion of the penalties and sanctions issued by the Information Commissioners office (ICO) are for security breaches. This one day course is a deep dive into cyber and physical security vulnerabilities and how to avoid them. According to recent research it is inevitable that every organisation will have a security breach at some point. This course will help you both avoid a breach and ready your organisation for that failure.

Date: 10 December 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 11 December 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 14 December 2018
Time 09.30 - 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 11 January 2019
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1l

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 15 January 2019
Time 10.00 - 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 17 and 18 January 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 18 January 2019
Time 10.30 - 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 22 January 2019
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location BVSC, Birmingham

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 24 and 25 January 2019
Time

10.00 - 16.00

(Registration and refreshments from 09.30)

Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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 1 February 2019
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 7 and 8 February 2019
Time 10.00 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

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 11 February 2019
Time 10.00 - 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 26 February 2019
Time 09.45 - 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 5 March 2019
Time 10.00 - 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 6 and 7 March 2019
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 6 March 2019
Time 10.00 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

The election result means the government is now facing a major challenge to legislate for Brexit and push forward what remains of their domestic agenda. A minority government means that policy will be open to challenge so it will be important for charities to understand the full range of ways to influence through parliament. This course aims to help charities navigate the political environment or refresh their knowledge of parliamentary processes and procedures – essential if your organisation is looking to make an impact in Westminster.

Date 8 March 2019
Time 09.30–16.30
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 12 March 2019
Time 13.30 - 16.30 
Location London

Does your money make a difference?

This course is designed for trusts, foundations and commissioners who provide funding to organisations and want to become better at assessing the outcomes and impact of the projects they fund. The course will enable you to put in place an outcomes and impact-focused system to demonstrate the effectiveness of your funding.

Date 19 March 2019
Time 10.00 - 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 29 March 2019
Time 09.30 - 16.30
Location NCVO Conference Suite, London N1l


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