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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

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 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

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 20 September 2018
Time 09.45–16.00
Location WCVA, Cardiff CF10 5FH

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 26 September 2018
Time 09.45–16.00
Location Colwyn Bay Cricket Club, Colwyn Bay LL28 4LR

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 27 September 2018
Time 14.00–16.00
Location NCVO Conference Suite, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL

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 3 and 4 October 2018
Time 09.45–16.00 both days
Location The Gateway Education and Arts Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1NB

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 October 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 15 October 2018
Time 10.30–12.30
Location WCVA, Cardiff

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

Join us at the leading annual event for voluntary sector trustees and anyone who works with them.

Date 5 November 2018
Time 09.30–17.00
Location The Brewery, 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 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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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