GVS Training

GVS offer an extensive range of training courses highly relevant to the Voluntary Sector.

Safeguarding Under The Act Briefing Session

9th May, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, Barry CF62 9DA
Cost: £10

If you, or your organisation, work with Children or Vulnerable Adults, this briefing session is for you. The Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 replaces many previous laws. It brings new duties and covers adults, children and carers.

This Briefing Session will explore what the Social Services and Well-Being (Wales) Act says about safeguarding and what it means for Third Sector providers. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions to the Safeguarding Expert.

To book a place please book through Eventbrite

 

GDPR briefing session 

Thursday, May 17th 2018 – 10am to 12.00 noon
Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, BARRY CF62 9DA
Cost: £10.00 including light refreshments

Due to unprecedented demand, we are arranging another session to look at GDPR as follows:-

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force on 25 May 2018. The new legislation impacts on all aspects of voluntary sector activity from marketing to fundraising, from HR to IT, and all organisations need to take steps to prepare.

This this briefing session will:

  • Give an overview of the new concepts and approaches in the GDPR
  • Outline the legal bases for processing personal data and the conditions for getting consent from individuals
  • Discuss what must be included in privacy notices and when they must be issued
  • Review the rights of individuals under the GDPR, including changes to data subject access requests
  • Discuss the new obligations on data processors and the requirements for third-party contact

By the end of the session, you will have a solid overview of all of the above and be in a better position to prepare for the changes ahead.

To book a place, please go to our Eventbrite page (link below).

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gdpr-general-data-protection-regulation-what-you-need-to-know-tickets-44978661387

 

Getting your Governance Right - Briefing Session for Trustees and those who support Trustees

Thursday, 17th May - 2pm to 4pm (tea & coffee available from 1.45pm)
Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, BARRY - CF62 9DA
Cost: £10

With Charities and Third Sector organisations coming under more and more public scrutiny (Kids Company and Oxfam are prime examples), now is the time for organisations to review their governance.

Will your governance stand up to unprecedented external scrutiny? Seven Principles make up the Charity Governance Code. Each principle sets out the rationale, key outcomes and recommended practice. This briefing session is ideal for all trustees who want a good understanding of their roles, duties and responsibilities. All trustees need to understand the principles set out in the Charity Governance Code and how the Code applies to their current governance practices. It is relevant to staff who need to know what trustees do and how they can best support and advise trustees to shape their governance effectively.

At the end of the session you should be able to develop an updated framework for your organisation's governance. In addition you will be able to consider how the Charity Governance Code can be used to elevate your governance practices.

To book a place please visit our Eventbrite page: - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/getting-your-governance-right-tickets-43228085367

 

Your Parliament - An Introduction

Tuesday, 5th June - 10am – 12pm
Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, Barry CF62 9DA
Cost: £10

Have you ever wondered how the UK Parliament works? Have you ever wondered how the UK Parliament can work for you? Even though we have Local Councillors and Assembly Members to lobby, we often forget how useful our Members of Parliament and Members of the House of Lords can be.

This Briefing Session will give you an overview of how the UK Parliament works and what it can do for you. By the end of the session you will know:-

  • What the UK Parliament is
  • What the UK Parliament does
  • The difference between the UK Parliament and UK Government
  • How to find out more

To book a place on the session please visit Eventbrite

 

Partnership Working – Is it for you?

Tuesday 12th June 2018 10am – 1pm

Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, BARRY, CF62 9DA
Cost: £20

Are you considering working in partnership? If so this briefing session may help.

The session will help you:

  • Consider whether a partnership is the right way forward for you and your project
  • Identify the pros and cons of partnership working
  • Recognise what are the most important things to consider if you decide to work in a partnership

 

Introduction to Sustainable Funding

19th June 10am - 1pm       
Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, BARRY, CF62 9DA
Cost: £20

A beginners guide to income diversification to achieve a “mixed economy” funding package

         

A guide to the # and @ in Twitter (Briefing Session)    

21st June 10am – 12noon                                       
Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, BARRY, CF62 9DA
Cost: £7.50

A beginners guide to the key elements of using the # and @ in Twitter

To book a place, please go to our Eventbrite page

 

Social Media Marketing: How to Profit in a Digital World

Tuesday 3 July, 9.30am - 3.00pm
Barry Community Enterprise Centre
Cost: £85 (price includes a light lunch)

An advanced social media workshop which will help equip you to develop and implement an effective social media strategy, co-ordinate social media activity and maximise engagement.   The workshop will cover the following key elements: 

  • Facebook, Twitter and Instagram benefits for voluntary organisations
  • Which social network would bring the most benefit to your organisation
  • How to create a community - learn how to grow and engage your audience
  • How to create a marketing/social media strategy including an action plan
  • How to produce engaging content including photos, videos and links to articles
  • Paying to boost posts – minimum amount of time for maximum gain
  • Useful tools and resources e.g. social media dashboards and image libraries
  • How to measure and learn from your social media activity

Trainer Biography: Jonathan Pollinger (intranetfuture, Founder)
Jonathan has spent the past 14 years helping companies with communications, technology and more recently social media. He’s been helping charities, companies and organisations use social networks like Facebook and Twitter since founding Intranet Future in 2009. Jonathan takes a keen interest in the very latest social media developments and is a regular commentator on all things digital through his award winning blog, BBC local radio and at conferences both in the UK and abroad. He also broadcasts The #SocialMediaShow every Monday on Facebook Live. Jonathan has worked with numerous charities including WellChild, National Trust, National Star College, Winston's Wish, Glass Door and Age UK, local government, a Member of Parliament and many businesses including A-Plan Insurance and TNT. 

To book a place on this workshop please contact GVS, by completing the form below, tel: 01446 741706 or e-mail: enquiries@gvs.wales



Recruiting, Selecting and Managing Volunteers  

5th July 10am - 1pm 
Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, BARRY, CF62 9DA
Cost: £20

An ideal training course if you are new to managing volunteers or would like a refresher.

At the end of the session you will be able to:

  • Identify existing and new volunteering roles for volunteers
  • Identify where to recruit volunteers
  • Establish an effective selection procedure
  • Establish a simple guide for managing volunteers

 

How to use Twitter Workshop (the basic complete guide)                    

18th July 9.30am - 3.30pm
Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, BARRY, CF62 9DA
Cost: £40

A beginners guide to using Twitter, practical session. Date to be arranged, contact GVS for details.

 

Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) 1 Day Course

11th September, 9am – 4pm
Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, Barry CF62 9DA
Cost: £50 (normal price £118.80)

Who should attend: People who want to receive training in emergency first aid. It is especially suited for nominated first aiders in smaller, low risk working environments e.g. offices.

The day will cover:

  • Roles and responsibilities of a first aider, including dealing with incidents in a safe manner

  • Dealing with a breathing but unresponsive casualty

  • Dealing with a casualty who is having a seizure

  • Recognise cardiac arrest and perform CPR including the use of an AED

  • Administer first aid to a casualty with an airway obstruction

  • Administer first aid to a casualty with external bleeding.

  • Recognise and treat a casualty in shock

  • How to treat a casualty with minor injuries. (Burns cuts, bruises and splinters)

Assessment: Multiple choice questions, and continuous observation by the trainer

Qualification: Successful candidates will receive EFAW certification for which is valid for three years. The qualification complies with current HSE Legislation

Physical ability: Candidates must confirm that they are fit and well enough to partake in the physical elements

ID: Photographic ID must be shown to the trainer on the first day of the course

Dress Code: Suitable clothing for practical activities which involves lying on the floor

To book a place, please go to our Eventbrite page

 

Press Releases for Beginners, the key elements (Briefing Session)    

27th September 10am – 12 noon
Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, BARRY, CF62 9DA
Cost: £7.50

A beginners guide to the key elements of writing effective press releases.    

To book a place, please go to our Eventbrite page



Preparing a Sustainable Funding Strategy

3rd October 10am - 1pm
Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, BARRY, CF62 9DA
Cost: £20

A beginners guide to setting out an organisation’s planned approach to fundraising.        

 

Community Fundraising

5th December 10am - 1pm 
Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, BARRY, CF62 9DA
Price: £20

Raising funds from local communities through developing volunteer networks.        

 

Recruiting, Selecting and Managing Volunteers  

7th February 2019, 10am - 1pm    
Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, BARRY, CF62 9DA
Cost: £20

Ideal if you are new to managing volunteers or would like a refresher. 

 

Setting up a Facebook page beginners workshop        

Date to be arranged, contact GVS for details.
Cost: £40

How to set up a Facebook page for a community group.

Setting up a personal Facebook Account – 1-2-1 practical session

Date: Your choice, just contact GVS
Price: GVS price £17 per hour (average session lasts 2 hours)

This 1-2-1 session is ideal for people who would like to use Facebook but would benefit from support to set up an account.  The session will include:

  • A brief introduction to Facebook
  • Setting up your own account using your personal information
  • An overview of security settings including altering your privacy to suit your requirements
  • Posting news, adding images and videos and interacting with others

The cost of the session is £17 per hour, per person, with the average session lasting two hours. If you are interested in booking, please contact Mark Stillman at GVS, e-mail: mark@gvs.wales, tel: 01446 741706 with your availability.

This session is an excellent introduction for our Facebook training – “Setting up a Facebook page for your organisation” for which you need to have a personal account.

 

Additional IT 1-2-1 based courses (delivered by GVS)
GVS is offering computer based IT training in Microsoft Office including Word, Publisher and Access on a 1-2-1 basis. The price of this training for a three hour session costs from just £30 per delegate (up to a maximum of £50 depending on your group’s income). Please contact GVS before enclosing your fee. IT training can be tailored to suit the needs of your organisation.

Additional IT 1-2-1 based courses (delivered by an external trainer)
GVS is able to offer additional courses for its members delivered by a local trainer. The course being offered is an Introduction to Microsoft Excel. The course fees are £60 for 3 hours per delegate.

BOOKING AND PRICES

All prices detailed above are GVS member rates; please contact GVS for non-member rates. If you would like to book on any of the courses that doesn't have an eventbrite booking link, either contact GVS using the form below, e-mail us or telephone: 01446 741706 unless otherwise stated.

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