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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.

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Please check individual listings to see if they are online or in-person.

POSTPONED - Reflective Listening Skills

Friday 19 April 2024, 10am - 1pm

An in-person session to help develop your ability to listen in a more self-aware way and understand what reflective listening entails. Open to staff and volunteers involved with voluntary organisations in Richmond borough.  Book now.

The National Lottery Community Fund: 1-2-1 Advice Sessions

Monday 22 April 2024 - timed slots between 2pm - 5pm

Interested in securing Lottery funding for a new or existing community project?  Reserve a 30-minute personalised one-to-one advice session with your local TNL Grant Officer to learn about their available funding streams and get tips on applying and gaining their support.  Book here.

Volunteer Recruitment and Selection

Tuesday 23 April 2024, 10am - 12.30pm (online)

An online session for Volunteer Coordinators in Richmond, led by Rob Jackson, looking at the key issues and processes involved in recruiting the right volunteers. Learn five steps for effective recruitment and improve your volunteer recruitment practice. Book now.

Monitoring & Evaluating: Basics of Impact

Thursday 25 April 2024, 10am - 12.30pm (online)

Our next online session from Triceratops Training looks at the basics of how to evidence the impact your organisation's work makes. Make sure you have a good grounding of the key elements to understand if you have a role which includes monitoring and reporting. Book here.

Effective Governance

Wednesday 8 May 2024, 6pm - 8.30pm (online)

Have you recently taken on a trustee role and want to learn more about what’s expected, or are you a trustee seeking a refresher?  Our popular online session will take you through the key responsibilities and help you play your part in delivering good governance.  Book here.

Richmond Trustee Network: the social media landscape - risk & opportunity

Wednesday 15 May 2024, 12.30pm - 2pm (online)

Volunteer Support and Supervision

Thursday 16 May 2024, 10am - 12.30pm (online)

An online session for trustees, staff members or volunteers with responsibility for recruiting and managing volunteers, or who are thinking of using volunteers to support their work. Ensure you create a positive experience and gain confidence in tackling problem behaviour.  Book here.

Setting Up Setting Out

Thursday 6 June 2024, 10am - 1pm (online)

Our online workshop to help successfully turn your brilliant ideas into great charitable projects is back. It's for those based in the boroughs of Croydon, Kingston or Richmond. Suitable for individuals, new groups, or established community groups seeking a refresher.  Book here.

Emergency First Aid at Work

Wednesday 12 June 2024, 9.30am - 4.30pm

An affordable in-person practical Level 3 course for local voluntary and community groups, based on the Health and Safety Executive training standard. Suitable for a variety of working environments and covering a range of emergency life-saving techniques.  Book now.

Getting Started: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in your Volunteer Programme

Thursday 13 June 2024, 10am - 1pm

An in-person practical workshop for Volunteer Coordinators, led by a specialist in LGBT+ education and inclusion.  The session will include facilitated discussion, case studies and exercises.  Consider DEI goals, be creatively inspired and set your intentions. Book here.

Individual Giving

Wednesday 19 June 2024, 10am - 12.30pm

Nothing compares to sustainable donated income like regular giving. This online session for staff, volunteers and trustees involved in fundraising and income generation looks at the key aspects of building an engaging and long-lasting programme for regular donations.  Book here.

Setting Up Setting Out

Thursday 24 September 2024, 10am - 1pm (online)

Another chance to join our popular session to help turn brilliant ideas into great charitable projects. The online workshop is for individuals, new groups, or established community groups seeking a refresher based in the boroughs of Croydon, Kingston or Richmond.  Work through project ideas, consider what type of organisation you want to be and how you might operate.  Book here.

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.

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