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Befriending Skills

Half Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at staff and volunteers who are providing a befriending service to anyone in the community and wish to gain further knowledge and skills.   It is also suitable for managers and supporting staff.

Overview:

Befriending requires specific skills in order to build professional relationships that are successful and don’t become dependent.  This course aims to teach techniques that will enable befrienders to effectively carry out their roles.

Befriending Skills

Half Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at staff and volunteers who are providing a befriending service to anyone in the community and wish to gain further knowledge and skills.   It is also suitable for managers and supporting staff.

Overview:

Befriending requires specific skills in order to build professional relationships that are successful and don’t become dependent.  This course aims to teach techniques that will enable befrienders to effectively carry out their roles.

Support and Supervision of Staff

One Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at those who are new to supporting or supervising staff or who would like to refresh their skills.

Overview:

Effective support and supervision of staff involves using many skills.  This course aims to equip new and existing line managers with all the tools they need.  The course will cover the role of supervising, holding one to one meetings including appraisals, how to listen well to staff and provide feedback, how to motivate and dealing with poor performance.

Evaluation and Impact

One Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at project officers and managers who need to monitor the work of their organisation and evaluate its impact.

Overview:

In a world of ever decreasing funding, funders are looking to ensure that every penny they give is effective.  They want an organisation to demonstrate real impact in line with their own objectives.   Organisation also want to ensure that their work is making an impact and by evaluating this further funding may be attracted.

THE RIGHT START: Committee and Trustee Roles and Responsibilities

*** THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED***

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.

FREE places are restricted to TWO per organisation for this session so please check with your organisation before booking. Additional names can be added to a waiting list.

Business Planning Tools and Techniques

Half Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at those involved in the strategic development of local grass roots organisations or individuals responsible for writing funding bids who may be required to provide business plans.

Overview:

This course will enable voluntary organisations to plan ahead, agree a strategy and draw up an effective business plan to develop and make a case for funding using real life examples, case studies and useful resources.   The course will cover:            

A Practical Guide to Organising Events

One Day Course

Who should attend:

Anyone involved in organising or hosting events.

Overview:

Events are an effective way of bringing people together whether for fundraising, raising awareness or promoting an organisation.  This practical course provides a step by step guide to planning and hosting successful events with considerations for both indoor and outdoor events.  This course will cover:            

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: