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ELEARNING: Roles and duties of trustees

NCVO, in partnership with the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI), have created an accessible, interactive trustee eLearning course. This interactive course let's you study at your own time and pace and can fit around your schedule and priorities.
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  1. ONLINE TRAINING: Good practice in volunteer management (2 x 0.5 days)

    • Half day
    • Volunteer management
    • Online
    Good practice in volunteer management is key to unlocking the potential of volunteering in your organisation. This online course provides an introduction to the key principles of good practice in volunteer management and how to apply them to your organisation. This training will take place over two half days (10.00- 13.00) and you need to attend both days of the same course. Please double check the dates by scrolling down the page.
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  2. ONLINE TRAINING: Safeguarding essentials in charities

    • 1 day
    • Online
    • Legal
    • HR
    • Planning and strategy
    • Volunteer management
    • Management
    • Leadership
    All voluntary organisations have a duty to keep the people they work with safe from harm. This course introduces the basics of safeguarding within a charity context and highlights effective safeguarding practice. 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.
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  3. NCVO Webinar: Understanding your external environment to help you develop an effective strategy

    • Quarter day
    • Online
    • Webinar
    • Planning and strategy
    To develop an effective strategy for your organisation, particularly in times of uncertainty, it’s important to understand the tools and data that are available to help you understand your organisation’s external environment. This webinar will provide you with an overview of the strategy development process. It will explore tools and approaches that you can use to understand your organisation’s external environment. It will also provide you with information about reliable sources of data to inform your thinking.
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    • Calendar Icon 23 September 2021 11:00 (Good availability)
  4. ONLINE TRAINING: Writing successful bids

    • 1 day
    • Funding and income
    • Online
    When you write a funding application, how often are you successful? Your time is precious and there are few good funding opportunities; every application needs to be as strong as possible. In this online training course, you will learn how to write solid funding applications with confidence and with focus.
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  5. ONLINE TRAINING: Strategic planning: processes and tools for direction and decision making

    • 1 day
    • Online
    • Planning and strategy
    • Leadership
    • Management
    The need for strategy never stops. Whether your organisation is embarking on a new strategy as part of a regular review, or making strategic choices in response to the continuing challenges of the pandemic, the leadership will be faced with challenging decision-making. This course will introduce the processes and tools which can help ensure that decision-making is responsive to your environment and focussed on the most important issues affecting your future – in other words - strategy.
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  6. ONLINE TRAINING: Project management in the voluntary sector (2 x 0.5 days)

    • Half day
    • Online
    • Planning and strategy
    • Management
    Are you a project manager with little formal training? Or would you like to consolidate your existing skills and develop a more robust approach to managing your projects? This practical course is specifically tailored to the voluntary sector. It’s designed to give you all the principles and practical tools you need to plan, deliver and evaluate your project successfully.
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  7. ONLINE TRAINING: Funding strategy and diversification in the current climate

    • 1 day
    • Funding and income
    • Planning and strategy
    • Online
    This online course will help you understand and analyse the current funding situation of your organisation and teach you how to plan for the future. We’ll use key strategic tools, a funding strategy template (that you’ll adapt and tailor) and help you consider various sources of funding that are most suitable for your organisation including looking at diversification.
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  8. ONLINE TRAINING: Charity trustee induction and refresher (2 x 0.5 days)

    • Half day
    • Governance and trustees
    • Online
    This course will give an overview and understanding of charity governance, regulation and best practice. This training will take place over two half days (10.00- 13.00) and you need to attend both days of the same course. Please double check the dates by scrolling down the page.
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  9. ONLINE TRAINING: Charity finance for non-financial managers

    • 1 day
    • Online
    • Finance
    • Management
    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 including your treasurer, finance officer or accountant.
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  10. ONLINE TRAINING: Creating a theory of change for your charity

    • 1 day
    • Online
    • Impact
    • Planning and strategy
    What results are you seeking? What difference do you want to make? A theory of change is a popular tool used to help you plan and communicate what you do and to support your monitoring and evaluation. In this course, you will learn about and create your own theory of change and narrative. The tool will help you articulate and connect the changes (outcomes) your organisation wants to make with the activities you intend to carry out. This course will challenge you to think critically about what you are doing and why.
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  11. ONLINE TRAINING: Managing people in the voluntary sector (2 days)

    • 1 day
    • Online
    • HR
    • Planning and strategy
    • Management
    • Leadership
    Managing people is a natural step-up in our career progression, but do you feel equipped with the skills and techniques you need to do the job well? From the day-to-day skills of keeping your team motivated to the trickier situations of managing under-performance, managing staff within the charity context can be deeply rewarding but also hugely challenging.
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  12. ONLINE TRAINING: Data protection essentials

    • 1 day
    • Legal
    • Management
    • Online
    • Planning and strategy
    • IT and digital
    The UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) affects how charities work with data and look after this valuable information. This course is specifically for charitable organisations and will take you through the essentials of lawful data processing. This course will help you identify any weaknesses and improve your compliance with the law.
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  13. ONLINE TRAINING: Volunteers and the law (0.5 day course)

    • Half day
    • Volunteer management
    • Legal
    • Online
    Covid-19 has thrown up new questions and challenges for volunteering organisations on how to create a positive and inclusive experience for volunteers. This course will help you address issues that have arisen during the pandemic in relation to: safeguarding, data protection, health and safety, and equality.
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  14. ONLINE TRAINING: Understanding the numbers: financial intelligence for trustees training

    • 1 day
    • Finance
    • Governance and trustees
    • Leadership
    • Online
    As a trustee, an understanding of finance, financial management, corporate and management metrics and reporting is essential in carrying out your role and exercising “good” governance. This specially developed training course 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.
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  15. NCVO/Zurich Webinar: Safeguarding considerations for online services

    • Quarter day
    • Webinar
    • Online
    • Legal
    • HR
    • Planning and strategy
    • Management
    • Leadership
    Explore how you can create the right conditions for high quality safeguarding practice to thrive. This webinar, led by online safeguarding expert, Jim Gamble, will provide an overview of the key lessons learnt from the Ineqe Safeguarding Group’s reviews of international, national and local charities. It will focus on how chief executives can better understand, encourage and support the role of trustees. Also reflecting upon their responsibilities, including the management of serious incident reporting and audit approaches that ensure critical insight, oversight and informed challenges. Finally, the session will consider how those in leadership can develop and build upon their individual and collective skills to promote a safeguarding first culture across their entire organisation.
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  16. ONLINE TRAINING: Outcomes and impact measurement

    • 1 day
    • Impact
    • Online
    Being clear on your outcomes and impact can help you plan, manage and improve your work, making the biggest difference you can for your beneficiaries. On this course, you’ll learn how to create an evaluation plan that will enable you to understand and demonstrate the difference your work makes. The course also includes a brief introduction to ways to collect data. If you want to learn how to effectively monitor and evaluate the work you do and the difference it makes, this course is for you.
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  17. NCVO/Zurich Webinar: Cyber resilience, not just cyber security

    • Quarter day
    • Webinar
    • Online
    • IT and digital
    2020 saw a significant change in the way all organisations , including charities, work and do business. Organisations moved to remote working models overnight. This has provided cyber criminals with an opportunity to attack. Subsequently, we have seen a huge rise in cybercrime activities using ransomware attacks, phishing attacks, supply chain cyber-attacks and other types of attacks.
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  18. NCVO/Zurich Webinar: Business continuity planning

    • Quarter day
    • Webinar
    • Online
    • Planning and strategy
    • Management
    During the coronavirus pandemic, business continuity plans have been needed more than ever. Some have been shown to fall short on the detail needed to get an organisation through a crisis. Enhanced organisational resilience can be achieved by viewing business continuity as a lifecycle management process.
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