Calendar

Our calendar includes training and events run by Community Action Bradford & District Voluntary Action Leeds  (VAL)  and Bradford Volunteer Centre.

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Supervising and Supporting Volunteers- 2nd October 2018 – Leeds 10.00am
Supervising and Supporting Volunteers- 2nd October 2018 – Leeds @ Voluntary Action Leeds
Oct 2 @ 10.00am – 1.00pm
Supervising and Supporting Volunteers- 2nd October 2018 - Leeds @ Voluntary Action Leeds
The Course will cover •    The reasons that organisations provide supervision to their volunteers •    Understanding the key elements of effective supervision •    The different methods of supervision in both a group setting and in one to one supervision. •    What other support, as well as supervision, should you be providing to volunteers? •    Feedback from volunteers when asked about motivation, support and barriers. Who is the course for? This course is for Volunteer Managers, people that support volunteers and for anyone that may be moving into a role around supporting volunteers.   Course details and Online booking Continue reading …
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Designated Safeguarding Officer – 3rd October 2018 10.00am
Designated Safeguarding Officer – 3rd October 2018 @ Equality Together
Oct 3 @ 10.00am – 4.00pm
The Designated Safeguarding Officer has a responsibility at both a strategic level within the organisation and on a day to day basis. The role of DSO is extremely important as they role model for, and support the rest of the organisation.  DSO’s have told us the role can be quite a lonely one where they feel a weight of responsibility amongst confusion about what the role entails. This course clarifies the role of designated safeguarding officers, for voluntary and community organisations within Bradford District, who are working with children and young people. The course helps build confidence and competence in …
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Emergency First Aid 1 Day: 9th October 2018 9.30am
Emergency First Aid 1 Day: 9th October 2018
Oct 9 @ 9.30am – 4.00pm
This course is designed for ‘nominated’ persons or for people who provide support to qualified first aiders. The certificate is valid for 3 years. Course details and online booking Continue reading Emergency First Aid 1 Day: 9th October 2018
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Leadership- 11th October 9.30am
Leadership- 11th October @ Equality Together
Oct 11 @ 9.30am – 12.30pm
A key part of leadership training is enabling people to understand that they already have the skills to be great leaders and that leadership isn’t something that is out of their reach.  It focuses on their journey to leadership and how that journey has made them qualified to lead and create change. Also explore motivators and how to best understand peoples’ motivation in order to effectively lead them. Over 3 hours we explore different leadership styles and how they can be best used to approach situations to help bring people on board. Learning Outcomes – A clear definition of Leadership …
Public Speaking – 11th October 2018 1.00pm
Public Speaking – 11th October 2018 @ Equality Together
Oct 11 @ 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Over 3 hours to explore the nature of public speaking and how to identify what type of public speaker everyone is. You cover a practical session in how to manage nerves and the keys to essential preparation to make any speech a success. The group will then learn how humans behave as tribes and how you can use that tribal nature to change attitudes and opinions. Learning Outcomes – A clear definition of public speaking – To identify what kind of speaker you are – To understand how humans behave as tribes – To understand the role of practice and performance in public …
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First Aid at Work 3 Day: 15th-17th October 2018 9.30am
First Aid at Work 3 Day: 15th-17th October 2018
Oct 15 @ 9.30am – Oct 17 @ 5.00pm
This course is designed to equip the First Aider with the necessary knowledge and skills to give life support, manage and treat injuries until medical assistance arrive. Following the successful completion of an assessment, candidates will be issued with a FIRST AID AT WORK certificate valid for 3 years Course details and online booking Continue reading First Aid at Work 3 Day: 15th-17th October 2018
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Quickbooks Online 16th October 2018 10.00am
Quickbooks Online 16th October 2018 @ Equality Together
Oct 16 @ 10.00am – 4.00pm
If you’re thinking of setting up using Online QuickBooks, or are starting in a role using the system, this course will provide an introduction. Course details and online booking   Continue reading Quickbooks Online 16th October 2018
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Effective Supervision for Managers- 23rd October 2018 – Leeds 10.00am
Effective Supervision for Managers- 23rd October 2018 – Leeds @ Voluntary Action Leeds
Oct 23 @ 10.00am – 1.00pm
Effective Supervision for Managers- 23rd October 2018 - Leeds @ Voluntary Action Leeds
  This training will introduce the theory of delivering effective supervision to your team and will identify good practice approaches. It will explore different tools that can be utilised by organisations to deliver effective supervision of staff.  The training will also look at conflict in the workplace and the role that supervisors can play in reducing work place conflict.   Course details and Online booking Continue reading Effective Supervision for Managers- 23rd October 2018 – Leeds
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Volunteers and the Law 25th October 2018 10.00am
Volunteers and the Law 25th October 2018 @ Equality Together
Oct 25 @ 10.00am – 1.00pm
What the law says about volunteering is fundamental knowledge for volunteer coordinators, senior managers and decision-makers. Clarify when the law says a volunteer becomes an employee, and what volunteers can and can’t do when claiming benefits. Insurance, Data Protection, DBS and Safeguarding, working with immigrants and asylum seekers are all covered in this session. Learning outcomes: Avoid stepping too close to boundaries between volunteering and employment. Give good advice to volunteers about any conflicts when claiming benefits. Design procedures to make sure your organisation stays within the law and embeds good practice in your volunteer programme. Suitable for : Volunteer …
Motivating and Retaining Volunteers- 25th October 2018 1.00pm
Motivating and Retaining Volunteers- 25th October 2018 @ Equality Together
Oct 25 @ 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Recruiting volunteers is the single most expensive activity any volunteer programme undertakes, so holding onto the ones you have, and developing their contribution to the organisation, is a much more attractive option. Review the principles of motivation, and consider ideas to make volunteers’ contributions even more valuable to your organisation. Learning outcomes: Retain more volunteers by knowing the turnoffs to avoid. Take away ideas to improve relationships with existing volunteers. Recognise the signs of de-motivation and respond to it. Suitable for:  Volunteer coordinators and other involved in working with volunteers Course Details and Online Bookings Continue reading Motivating and Retaining …
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First Aid Requalification 2 Day: 30th-31st October 2018 9.30am
First Aid Requalification 2 Day: 30th-31st October 2018
Oct 30 @ 9.30am – Oct 31 @ 5.00pm
This course is designed to refresh the currently qualified First Aider with the necessary knowledge and skills to give life support, manage and treat injuries until medical assistance arrive. Participants must have a current First Aid at Work Certificate in order to do this course, it should not have expired by more than 1 month. Following the successful completion of an assessment, candidates will be issued with a FIRST AID AT WORK certificate valid for 3 years. Course details and online booking Continue reading First Aid Requalification 2 Day: 30th-31st October 2018
Starting from Scratch – Free Course – 30th October 2018 10.00am
Starting from Scratch – Free Course – 30th October 2018 @ Equality Together
Oct 30 @ 10.00am – 12.00pm
“This is a free course for groups starting up that are based in the Bradford District. The session will help new groups to look at the things they need to do to get started. This includes drawing up a set of rules (called the constitution), opening a bank account in the name of the group and where to go to get help with accounts & funding. We will also cover basic policies you will need, and how to find out about other groups in the area. “   Course details and Online booking Continue reading Starting from Scratch – Free …
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Management Skills for New Managers 2 day course -31st October & 7th November 2018 – Leeds 10.00am
Management Skills for New Managers 2 day course -31st October & 7th November 2018 – Leeds @ Voluntary Action Leeds
Oct 31 @ 10.00am – 4.00pm
Management Skills for New Managers 2 day course -31st October & 7th November 2018 - Leeds @ Voluntary Action Leeds
Description Making the move into management can be a demanding and anxious time. This two day course introduces the main elements of the management role and the skills you need to draw on to be successful.   Learning Outcomes Understand the feelings you face and have to deal with in being a new manager: for instance, not being ‘friends’ any more. Deal with the most common issues around difficult people and difficult situations. Implement formal procedures of supervision and appraisal. Use models for planning, organising, decision-making and communicating.   Course details and Online booking Continue reading Management Skills for New …