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Effective Bid Writing

One Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at those who are new to bid writing or those who have some bid writing experience but wish to refresh their knowledge or further refine their skills.

Overview: 

In a world of funding cuts, effective bid writing is increasingly important for organisations to be successful.  This course will provide some techniques and guidelines to enable organisations to maximise funding opportunities.  This course will cover:          

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Two Hour Workshop

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at all managers and project leads who need to determine when DBS checks are necessary, as well as anyone looking at DBS results to make a decision regarding an individual’s suitability.

Overview: 

Are you aware of Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) guidelines?  Is your organisation complying with the rules?  This workshop will guide you through the process and advise you on how to ensure you are staying within the law.  This course will cover:          

Equalities and Diversity

Half Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at all staff, volunteers and trustees in any setting.

Overview:

This topic is relevant to everyone as all organisations need to ensure equality of opportunity as well as embrace a diverse and ever changing world.  This course looks at what the law says and examines how it is applied practically.  It also examines discrimination and ensures services are accessible to all.

Safeguarding for Managers

Half Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at safeguarding leads or managers of staff or volunteers who work with adults at risk.

Overview: 

The aim of this half day session is to teach awareness of safeguarding responsibilities including:          

Data Protection Regulations

Half Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at staff and volunteers who are new to data protection and need to understand their responsibilities.

Overview:

This course aims to teach the basic obligations of data protection and ensure organisations feel confident that they are following best practice as well as the law.  This course will also provide an overview of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) and its impact on data use and storage.

Health and Safety and Premises Management

Half Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at individuals responsible for health and safety in the workplace and those who manage buildings or rooms.

Overview: 

Everyone has a duty of care in the workplace whether they are an employer, employee or a volunteer.  This course looks at the legal requirements for community groups, which laws apply to employees and volunteers and what steps can be taken to minimise risks and prevent avoidable accidents to staff, volunteers and the general public.  This course will include:          

Bespoke Training

Quality Training Across Staffordshire

Support Staffordshire provides peer support networks, workshops and training for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations across Staffordshire.  Whether you are an established organisation or a new group starting up, our experienced and professional team can provide you with a wide range of support and advice to help your group develop and succeed.  Our dedicated team have developed a range of training courses and materials designed to help you get the right start.

Volunteer Management

One Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at volunteer managers and co-ordinators or anyone with responsibility for managing volunteers.

Overview:

This is an ideal course for busy volunteer co-ordinators who wish to gain knowledge of best practice and how to apply it.  The day will also provide opportunities to network and share information.  This course will cover:          

Running Effective Committee or Trustee Meetings

Half Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at individuals responsible for leading or chairing meetings as well as those who attend them.

Overview:

Are your organisation’s committee or trustee meetings too long?  Is there a struggle to make decisions? Are there committee members who regularly cause difficulties and disrupt the flow of meetings?  This course will provide the tools to better manage meetings, keep things on track and alleviate frustrations.