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We provide high quality affordable training delivered by specialists and experts on a wide range of subjects.  Our programme is led by our network and designed to empower trustees, staff and volunteers in our local voluntary and community sector.

While our face to face training and events are on hold, we are continuing to provide online resources and learning.

You can follow our Eventbrite page to hear about our latest events as they become available.

Introduction to Trusteeship Part 2: Legal Structures, Risk and Liability 

Wednesday 1 December 2021, 6pm - 8.30pm

Take a look at different legal structures, their implications and how to minimise risk.  Book here.

Health and Wellbeing Network Meeting 

Thursday 2 December 2021, 12pm - 3.30pm

Join us for this special meeting to present and discuss the newly published refreshed draft Richmond Health and Care Plan, plus other important news and updates.  Book here.

Managing Difficult Volunteer Related Situations 

Thursday 2 December 2021, 10am - 12.30pm

Trustees, staff members or volunteers can learn how following best practice can help reduce difficult situations arising and what to do if they should they occur.  Book here.

The Power of Storytelling 

Thursday 9 December 2021, 10.30am - 12pm

Join us for this free and exclusive online session and learn about the tools you need to tell powerful stories and engage your audience and gain supporters.  See more details and book here.

Understanding the Numbers- Financial Intelligence for Trustees 

Tuesday 11 January 2022 and Tuesday 25 January 2022, 10am - 1pm

A full day of training (split over two half days) to provide trustees with increased confidence and greater ability to review and assess financial information and improve the ability to monitor resources, articulate impact and make better decisions for your organisation.   Book here.

Negotiating Your Lease in a Covid World 

Thursday 13 January 2022, 11am - 12.30pm

In partnership with KVA, this free webinar from the Ethical Property Foundation looks at negotiating the best lease deal and managing your relationship with your landlord. Book here.

Writing Successful Funding Applications 

Wednesday 19 January 2022, 10am - 1pm

An introductory online session for trustees, staff and volunteers with responsibility for writing funding applications - ideal if you're new to fundraising or need a refresher.  Book here.

How to Write a Successful Property Plan for your Charity 

Thursday 27 January 2022, 11am - 12.30pm

Also delivered by the Ethical Property Foundation, this free webinar focuses on the basics of writing a successful property plan for your charity or not-for-profit.  Find out more and book here.

How to Recruit a More Diverse Board 

Tuesday 8 February 2022, 12pm - 2pm

Join national trustee recruitment and diversity charity, Getting on Board, for a practical workshop about how your organisation can diversify your trustee board.  See more details and book here.

COVID-19 and HR for the Voluntary Sector

If you missed it, you can download our webinar presentation by expert Christine Williamson.

There are also many other resources available to voluntary and community sector groups, including:

RHACC free taster courses -  Richmond residents can enrol on a range of free taster courses until Summer 2021.  The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Community Learning have funded over 150 courses, including digital skills, career-related and wellbeing.

Small Charities Coalition - a wide range of free or low cost online training is available including communication, digital, finance, trustee-related and general wellbeing support for your organisation.

theFSI - access a range of affordable training, specifically aimed at supporting small charities, including topics such as governance, impact measurement, fundraising and project management.

NCVO:  Paid-for online training is available for a range of key topics, for both members and non-members.  Their KnowHow resource bank is freely available and covers all the important aspects of running a charitable organisation, including a Coronavirus section.

Training Online from Directory for Social Change:  This online platform features 18 bite-sized introductory level online courses for charities and covers a wide range of topics including finance, HR, data protection, communication and change management.

Safeguarding Training and Guidance:  Richmond Council has refreshed its free online Training & Development Portal and is currently offering free e-learning in Safeguarding Adults (1 hour introductory level), Safeguarding Adults: Level 1 and other topics. Any organisation accessing the website for the first time, will need to register the group by email, including the organisation name, address and the name and email of a manager as a point of contact.  Childrens' online safeguarding training is available at the Kingston and Richmond Safeguarding Children Partnership website.

Skills for Care: free online training from ProTrainings to help train care volunteers   Comprised of short video modules, the content includes introduction to adult social care, roles and responsibilities, whistleblowing, equality, diversity and person centred values, telephone support and communication, pain and discomfort, infection prevention and control, food safety, fluids and hydration, health and safety and stress.

Training Costs 

The majority of our courses are fully subsidised for voluntary and community sector organisations delivering services to local communities in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Please read our Training Booking Terms and Conditions (Sep 2018) before registering for any of our sessions.

Bespoke Training

Bespoke training is often more cost effective if you need to train three or more people. We can deliver our standard courses at a location and time to suit your organisation or we can design a session to your specific needs. Contact us to discuss your needs.

Training Advice and Contact

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