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August 2018

Child Protection Awareness Training

August 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Albany Learning & Conference Centre, 44 Ashley Street
Glasgow, G3 6DS GB

This training is aimed at people who come into contact with children and young people in the course of their work, perhaps through working with their parents. The aim of this course is to raise awareness of staff and/or volunteers about their responsibilities to protect children from harm, so that they can respond appropriately to concerns about children. By the end of the training, participants will be able to : State the key needs of children as outlined in GIRFEC…

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Successfully Engaging Trustees and Board Members

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Albany Learning and Conference Centre (GCVS), 44 Ashley St
Glasgow, Glasgow City G3 6DS GB

Trainer – Jim King (Volunteer Glasgow) Attracting - and keeping, your Committee/Board Members We all know how difficult it can be to get people to agree to join your Board or Committee and, even when you do get them, are they the right people for the organisation? Is the organisation right for them? Even after answering these questions, how will you manage to keep them if they are the right people? A lot of this depends on making sure that…

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North West Learning Partnership

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
COPE Scotland, 20 Drumchapel Road
Glasgow, G15 6QE GB

Join us for one of our regular practice-sharing session with colleagues in  North West Glasgow interested in learning in communities. Margaret Anne Prentice, a Community Links Practitioner based in Drumchapel will introduce attendees to this valuable service. Bring your own good ideas to share and there will be time to discuss concerns too!

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Contracts of Employment – Writing Them, Getting Them Right

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Albany Centre (GCVS), 44 Ashley St
Glasgow, G3 6DS GB

Did you know that anyone employed for a month or more must, by law, get a written document setting out key information? Getting the details of an employment contract right is vital. Once agreed, it is legally binding and can be difficult to change. This session includes: Who should get a contract, and when? What should be in the contract? Different types of contract, including fixed term Changing the contract terms It is aimed at managers and Management Committee / Board members,…

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Costing Your Service

August 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Albany Learning and Conference Centre (GCVS), 44 Ashley St
Glasgow, Glasgow City G3 6DS GB

Trainer - Alex Rooney (CEIS) How can you price your services if you don’t know what they cost? If you charge for your services then this practical half-day session is a perfect introduction to help you understand your costs and develop effective and realistic costing structures.  You will need these to go on to plan your pricing (separate session - scheduled to run on 6/9/18). Attendance at this session and the following week's session on 'Pricing Your Service' are closely…

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Roles, Responsibilities & Relationships

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Albany Learning and Conference Centre (GCVS), 44 Ashley St
Glasgow, Glasgow City G3 6DS GB

Trainer – Steve Brown (Collaborate Consulting) Who does what in voluntary organisations? What is the difference between governing and managing an organisation? What are the different roles and responsibilities within each of these areas, and why is it important to understand what they are? Running an organisation well depends on teamwork and co-operation at all levels, but is particularly important when it comes to the Chair and the CEO / senior manager / coordinator being able to work well together…

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Employers’ Responsibilities

August 31 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Albany Learning and Conference Centre (GCVS), 44 Ashley St
Glasgow, Glasgow City G3 6DS GB

Trainer - Linden Stables (GCVS) Fulfilling your Duties For organisations employing staff, this practical session will explore what it means to be ‘an employer’, focusing on your legal duties and discussing best practice in dealing with staff. This session is essential in helping you stay on the right side of the law when fulfilling your duties as an employer. If you prefer to book a place over the phone, please contact Phil on 0141 332 2444 Securing funding is a…

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September 2018

First Tuesday

September 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Albany Learning and Conference Centre, 44 Ashley Street
Glasgow, G3 6DS GB

First Tuesday is a FREE funding advice service from GCVS for Glasgow’s Third Sector. First Tuesday funding advice sessions are tailored to meet the needs of attendees, so please let us know on the booking form if there are specific topics you'd like us to try and cover. Typically, we feature help and advice on: Making a case for grant support The application process Reporting back to funders Funding searches using our online tool “First Funding Stop” Where to go for…

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Support and Supervision Skills for Managers (ILM-Recognised Development Programme)

September 5 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Albany Centre (GCVS), 44 Ashley St
Glasgow, G3 6DS GB

Support and Supervision Skills for Managers and Supervisors Being a good manager/supervisor and getting the best from your staff requires a combination of skills and actions. This one day course aims to build your skills and confidence in holding one to one support and supervision meetings with staff. In this interactive session we will revisit the purpose of supervision, focussing on key skills and practices that will help you to build positive and constructive relationships with staff, to boost and…

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Pricing Your Service

September 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Albany Learning and Conference Centre (GCVS), 44 Ashley St
Glasgow, Glasgow City G3 6DS GB

Trainer - Alex Rooney (CEIS) What’s it worth? Setting prices for your service(s) can be a complicated business. In this half-day session you’ll learn about the 3 critical factors in pricing: Market Value – What is your service worth to customers? Cost Structure – What does it cost you to provide your service? (covered in-depth in earlier session) Competition – Do you have any competitors and what do they charge? This session and the previous session on Costing Your Service…

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