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  1. Implementing Trusted Charity

    • 1 day
    • Planning and strategy
    • Governance and trustees
    • HR
    • Leadership
    Trusted Charity is a straightforward quality standard designed to help you run your organisation more effectively and efficiently. It sets out what organisations need to have in place to ensure sound governance practices, proper financial and risk management systems, and a reliable system for measuring outcomes. If you are new to Trusted Charity and need some help getting started, or if you have come to a standstill with your self-assessment and need some motivation to get going, then this one-day course is for you.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 30 March 2020 09:45 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 14 May 2020 09:45
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    • Calendar Icon 10 July 2020 09:45
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    • Calendar Icon 29 September 2020 09:45
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    • Calendar Icon 18 November 2020 09:45
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  2. Introduction to Trusted Charity workshop

    • Quarter day
    • Governance and trustees
    • HR
    • Planning and strategy
    • Leadership
    Do you want to strengthen governance, better manage risk, deliver better services for users, improve operating practices and better demonstrate outcomes in your charity? The Trusted Charity quality standards will help you achieve all of this and more. Find out more about the standards at our free introductory workshop.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 03 April 2020 10:30 (SOLD OUT)
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    • Calendar Icon 06 May 2020 10:30
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    • Calendar Icon 08 July 2020 10:30
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    • Calendar Icon 07 September 2020 10:30
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    • Calendar Icon 25 November 2020 10:30
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  3. NCVO WEBINAR: Influencing parliament under a majority government

    • 0 days
    • Campaigning and lobbying
    • Collaboration
    • Webinar
    This free webinar will provide practical tips for anyone looking to influence the current government through parliamentary routes. The webinar will cover some of the key approaches that are most likely to achieve a successful result and provide practical tips for how to make the most of them.
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    • Calendar Icon 15 April 2020 15:00 (Good availability)
  4. Advanced Project Management

    • 1 day
    • Planning and strategy
    • Leadership
    • Management
    Are you confident in your general project management skills but looking to strengthen your expertise in how you deliver them? This course moves beyond the ‘basics’ of project management to give a deeper analysis into a range of techniques and principles, within a specific charity context.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 02 July 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 06 October 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  5. Influencing Parliament

    • 1 day
    • Campaigning and lobbying
    With the election providing a clear result and a stable government majority, many charities will need to understand the various factors shaping this parliament to adapt their lobbying and campaigning tactics. This course draws on NCVO's experience of working with parliament and influencing government.. 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.
    • 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 27 November 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Project Management in the voluntary sector

    • 2 days
    • Planning and strategy
    • Management
    This two day practical project management course is tailored to the voluntary sector. It will take you on a journey over two days to introduce the principles associated with planning, implementing, managing and evaluating your project.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 09 July 2020 - 10 July 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 10 September 2020 09:30
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    • Calendar Icon 15 October 2020 09:30
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    • Calendar Icon 03 December 2020 09:30
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  9. The skills of effective influencing and engagement

    • 1 day
    • Communications
    • Leadership
    • Collaboration
    • HR
    • Management
    Success in persuading and motivating others relies on our ability to influence and engage. These skills are essential if you want to build strong partnerships, and develop a culture of collaboration and inclusion. This course covers the fundamental principles of influence and engagement, with practical tips and strategies to increase your personal effectiveness when dealing with colleagues, partners and funders.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 10 July 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 16 November 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  10. Managing adult and child safeguarding in your organisation

    • 1 day
    • Legal
    • Planning and strategy
    • HR
    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.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 13 July 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 18 September 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
    • Calendar Icon 23 November 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  11. Charity finance for non-financial managers

    • 1 day
    • Finance
    • Funding and income
    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.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 17 July 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 11 September 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
    • Calendar Icon 20 November 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  12. Business planning for the voluntary sector

    • 1 day
    • Planning and strategy
    • Management
    • Collaboration
    Voluntary sector organisations need a strategy which is not just a plan on paper. The environment is changing rapidly and they need to be adaptable. Strategy is about the decisions organisations continue to take about direction, priorities, and resources. On this course, you will learn about the tools and processes that can help you to implement your strategy in a way that is right for your organisation.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 17 July 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  13. Good practice in volunteer management

    • 1 day
    • Volunteer management
    • HR
    • Management
    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. This course provides an introduction to the key principles of good practice in volunteer management and how to apply them to your organisation.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 20 July 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 11 September 2020 09:30
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    • Calendar Icon 19 October 2020 09:30
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    • Calendar Icon 11 December 2020 09:30
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  14. Supporting good governance: Effective board servicing and governance administration

    • 1 day
    • Governance and trustees
    • Legal
    This course is designed for those who help to implement structures and processes that support trustees in fulfilling their duties and responsibilities. It helps people within this role identify how processes can be improved to align with the organisation’s purpose and objectives.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 20 July 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 06 November 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  15. Charity trustees: Induction and refresher training

    • 1 day
    • Governance and trustees
    This course has been developed from NCVO’s governance work with a variety of charities over many years. It encompasses all we’ve learnt to ensure trustees make an effective contribution to the governance of their organisation, and create and maintain good relationships with staff.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 03 August 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 04 September 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
    • Calendar Icon 12 October 2020 09:30
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    • Calendar Icon 13 November 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
    • Calendar Icon 11 December 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  16. Creating a theory of change for your charity

    • 1 day
    • Impact
    • Planning and strategy
    • 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 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 change 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.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 17 September 2020 09:45 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 22 October 2020 09:45
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    • Calendar Icon 03 December 2020 09:45
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  17. The high performance board: using the code

    • 1 day
    • Governance and trustees
    This practical course will help you to embed the principles set out in the Charity Governance Code, endorsed by the Charity Commission, in your organisation. It explores effective systems and processes but also the importance of adopting a certain set of behaviours that will drive good governance. The course also looks at will look at how to foster and support productive relationships between board members, staff and volunteers that align with and will achieve the organisation’s strategic aims.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 18 September 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  18. Managing data protection in the voluntary sector

    • 1 day
    • Legal
    • Planning and strategy
    The lawful processing of data might seem a daunting task but it’s essential if organisations are to prevent reputational and financial risk. This advanced course is designed to simplify the subject for people who work within GDPR compliance or data control.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 21 September 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 16 November 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  19. Managing people in the voluntary sector

    • 2 days
    • HR
    • Planning and strategy
    • Leadership
    • Communications
    • Management
    This participative 2 day course gives you the practical skills you need to manage your team, and the confidence to respond to challenges as they arise.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 23 September 2020 - 24 September 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 19 November 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  20. Assessing the impact of your volunteers

    • 1 day
    • Volunteer management
    • Impact
    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 course will give you step-by-step guidance on how to use the VIAT to assess the impact your volunteers are having your organisation, your beneficiaries, and themselves, as well as on the wider community and other stakeholders.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 28 September 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 07 December 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  21. 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 02 October 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  22. 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 05 October 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  23. 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 16 October 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  24. Data Protection essentials

    • 1 day
    • Legal
    • Planning and strategy
    • HR
    • Communications
    • IT and digital
    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. This course is specifically for charitable organisations and will take you through the essentials of lawful data processing. This course will be your first step toward becoming GDPR compliant.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 23 October 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  25. Writing successful bids

    • 1 day
    • Funding and income
    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.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 06 November 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  26. Strategic planning: creating the right process for your organisation

    • 1 day
    • Planning and strategy
    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.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 09 November 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  27. 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 12 November 2020 09:45 (Good availability)
  28. 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 20 November 2020 09:45 (Good availability)
  29. Measuring impact: for funders, commissioners and grant makers

    • 1 day
    • Impact
    As a funder, grant maker or commissioner you need to be clear about the difference your money is making. This course will help you develop your knowledge, skills and confidence in outcome and impact measurement by thinking about the types of information you need to collect, why and how you might support grantees to better evidence the impact of their work.
    • Location Icon NCVO Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
    • Calendar Icon 24 November 2020 21:45 (Good availability)
  30. 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 26 November 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  31. 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 04 December 2020 09:30 (Good availability)