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  1. Introduction to public affairs

    • 1 day
    • Campaigning and lobbying
    • Communications
    Effective public affairs activity can ensure your policy recommendations are heard by those with the power to make a difference. Many charities will need to ensure their public affairs activity is well-targeted and effective. This course provides an introduction to the basics of public affairs, ensuring that your lobbying campaigns are strategic and able to draw on a range of tools and tactics to effectively influence ministers, parliamentarians, civil servants and others.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 01 May 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 02 October 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  2. Safeguarding for volunteer managers

    • 1 day
    • Volunteer management
    • HR
    • Legal
    All voluntary organisations have a duty to keep the people they work with safe from harm. The field of safeguarding can feel ever more complex with duties to children, adults and those in contact with the charity, including volunteers. This course introduces the basics of safeguarding specifically within a volunteer managers role. It highlights effective safeguarding practice when working with and supporting volunteers.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 18 May 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 04 December 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  3. Influencing select committees

    • 1 day
    • Campaigning and lobbying
    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.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 22 May 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  4. An introduction to chairing a charity

    • 1 day
    • Governance and trustees
    • Leadership
    • Management
    NCVO and Association of Chairs are running this one day course to explore the role of a Chair of trustees. This course will provide you with practical guidance and tools to help you be more effective in your role.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 04 June 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 26 November 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  5. Safeguarding: Legal responsibilities for trustees

    • 1 day
    • Legal
    • Governance and trustees
    • HR
    • Leadership
    Safeguarding refers to a range of measures that are put in place in any organisation to protect people in their organisation, or those they come into contact with, from abuse or maltreatment of any kind. It’s essential that safeguarding is integrated throughout all policies and procedures. These include: roles and responsibilities, recruitment, concerns and complaints management, ethical fundraising, quality assurance and risk assessments of all our activities. Safeguarding must also help to create an environment where beneficiaries, staff and volunteers feel confident and able to raise concerns or complaints. This interactive course has been specifically designed to help trustees evaluate their current safeguarding procedures.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 19 June 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 05 October 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  6. Enhancing your organisation’s approach to equality, diversity and inclusion

    • 1 day
    • HR
    • Volunteer management
    • Management
    • Leadership
    Over the past few years, increasing attention has been drawn to the lack of diversity in the charity sector both at senior leadership and board level. This course will help you consider the concepts and language used and what it means for the sector, its effectiveness and impact.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 22 June 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  7. Data collection: the essentials

    • 1 day
    • Impact
    Data collection is an important part of impact measurement. Your data collection methods should be appropriate to your beneficiaries and fit your organisational culture. On this course you’ll learn which data collection methods are most appropriate for your work and how you can better demonstrate your impact using a variety of data collection tools. Practical examples will help you learn how to develop data collection tools such as questionnaires and interview topic guides. If you already have data collection tools in place and need help reviewing them, our ‘improve your' workshops may be more suitable.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 24 June 2020 09:45 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 12 November 2020 09:45
    • Location Icon London
  8. Financial intelligence for trustees

    • 1 day
    • Finance
    • Governance and trustees
    • Leadership
    • Funding and income
    To carry out your role as a charity leader or trustee effectively, it’s essential that you have a sound understanding of finance, financial management, corporate and management metrics and reporting. This introductory session provides an overview in how to review and assess financial information. It will also improve your ability to monitor resources, articulate impact and make better financial decisions.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 26 June 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 16 October 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  9. How to communicate your impact

    • 1 day
    • Impact
    • Impact
    It is not always easy to understand and communicate what your impact data is telling you. This course will help you to communicate the impact of your work to different audiences and stakeholders. In this course you will learn how to analyse and present different types of data. By the end of the course, you will have the knowledge and confidence to write reports that are well-structured and clearly communicate your impact.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 30 June 2020 09:45 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 20 November 2020 09:45
    • Location Icon London
  10. Volunteering and the law

    • 1 day
    • Volunteer management
    • Legal
    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.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 03 July 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 13 November 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  11. Measuring your impact in the voluntary sector (two days)

    • 2 days
    • Impact
    This two-day course will go beyond the theory, helping you to develop a monitoring and evaluation framework and effectively measure your organisation’s impact. By the end of the course, you will be able to identify the outcomes and impact of your work, know the most appropriate data collection tools and develop a plan to assess the progress of your work against key indicators.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 07 July 2020 - 08 July 2020 09:45 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 05 November 2020 09:45
    • Location Icon London