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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.

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Understanding the Impact of Volunteering

Tuesday 20 April 2021, 10am - 12.30pm

Volunteers can play a very important role in the life and work of an organisation.  Join this session to look at how you could improve the way you measure and evaluate their impact.   Book here.

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Introduction to Trusteeship Part 1: Duties and Responsibilities 

Wednesday 5 May 2021, 6pm - 8.30pm

Find out about trusteeship, the responsibilities and tools available to help your role.  Book here.

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Lone Working

Tuesday 18 May 2021, 10am - 12.30pm

If you're a volunteer co-ordinator with volunteers that sometimes work alone, we can help you understand the potential risks of lone working and how to manage them.   Book your place here.

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

Wednesday 19 May 2021, 6pm - 8.30pm

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

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Trustee Network Event - Creating a Strong Board 

Wednesday 21 April 2021, 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Join us to hear from the Vice Chair of the Association of Chairs, John Williams, who will offer his insights and top tips during a time of change and challenge.  Find out more and book here.

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Digital Fundraising

Thursday 29 April 2021, 10am - 1pm

Digital has never been more important.  This introductory level workshop offers ideas and inspiration to help pivot current fundraising strategies to the online world.  Book here.

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Developing Corporate Relationships

Thursday 27 May 2021, 10am - 1pm

Delivered by the FSI, this introductory workshop will help you identify and engage with corporates and boost your confidence to develop successful relationships Book here.

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Understanding the Numbers - Financial Intelligence for Trustees

Wednesday 16 June 2021 and Wednesday 30 June 2021, 10am - 1.30pm

This new programme, delivered over two half days, will help any trustee gain confidence and inform decision-making by aiding the assessment of financial information. 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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