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  1. NCVO Webinar: Making decisions in tough times

    • Quarter day
    • Communications
    • Leadership
    • Governance and trustees
    • Webinar
    • Impact
    • Planning and strategy
    As voluntary organisations emerge from the immediate crisis of Covid-19, rapid and significant decisions will need to be made about the future. Senior leaders and trustees will need to make choices about services, programmes and resources under conditions of great uncertainty.
    • Location Icon Online event, join us from your location
    • Calendar Icon 11 June 2020 14:00 (Only 1 seat remaining)
  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 17 June 2020 10:30 (SOLD OUT)
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    • Calendar Icon 08 July 2020 10:30
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    • Calendar Icon 25 November 2020 10:30
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  3. NCVO Webinar: Building organisational resilience: things for small charities to consider

    • 0 days
    • Webinar
    • Leadership
    • Planning and strategy
    To mark policy day during Small Charity Week, we will be discussing how small charities can build organisational resilience, considering the impact of covid-19. The Charities Aid Foundation, as part of their Resilience Programme, has identified six characteristics of resilience for small and medium sized charities. In this webinar, based on these characteristics, we will share policy insights and practical tips to help strengthen and support small charities in such a challenging climate. We will be joined by Beth Clarke, CAF’s Resilience Programme Manager as well as policy and impact experts at NCVO.
    • Location Icon Online event, join us from your location
    • Calendar Icon 17 June 2020 14:00 (Good availability)
  4. 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 04 September 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 12 October 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
    • Calendar Icon 13 November 2020 09:30
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    • Calendar Icon 11 December 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  5. 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 10 September 2020 - 11 September 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 15 October 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
    • Calendar Icon 03 December 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  6. 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 11 September 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 19 October 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
    • Calendar Icon 11 December 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  7. 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 11 September 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 20 November 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  8. 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
    • Location Icon London
    • Calendar Icon 03 December 2020 09:45
    • Location Icon London
  9. 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 18 September 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 23 November 2020 09:30
    • Location Icon London
  10. 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)
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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 29 September 2020 09:45 (Good availability)
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    • Calendar Icon 18 November 2020 09:45
    • Location Icon London
  15. 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)
  16. 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)
  17. 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 06 October 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  18. 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)
  19. 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)
  20. 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 05 November 2020 - 06 November 2020 09:45 (Good availability)
  21. 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 06 November 2020 09:30 (Good availability)
  22. 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)
  23. 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)
  24. 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)
  25. 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 13 November 2020 09:30 (Good availability)