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May 2022

Understanding Financial Management

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this ever changing environment, many organisations have had to restructure, review their working practices and revisit the services they offer. With this in mind, this session will look at financial management and the processes needed to ensure your organisation looks after its finances. This session is equally suited to those organisations who wish to review current practice and those who are setting up. Please note this is an online event. You will be required to register with Zoom before…

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June 2022

Infection Control

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

A half day training course covering standard infection control precautions.The aim of this course is to provide delegates with theoretical knowledge of Standard Infection Control Precautions and the information required to maintain safe practice appropriate to their individual working environments.Learning Objectives:• Give an understanding of the importance of infection control• Give an understanding of the chains of infection• Consider personal hygiene and norovirus• Look at habits we have and how those can prevent good infection control• Look at standard infection…

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Managing Stress

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

All aspects of managing stress to support staff mental wellbeing be examined at this online session.In this session, Natasha Gordon (EAS Manager – GCVS) will cover all aspects of managing stress including supporting staff wellbeing, encouraging physical exercise, risk assessing and identifying stressors.Once signed up to this event we will send you a Zoom invitation. Note that you will be required to register with Zoom before you can join. This is a free and simple process but does take a…

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Making Better Grant Applications: Community Assets & Facilities

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Improve your funding applications for community buildings, sports facilities and land/parks. This session will present key information to help improve your chances of success when applying for grant funding for community buildings, sports facilities and land/parks. We will include practical advice to help you identify potential funders; outline the grant application process; and explain the types of information funders are looking for in a good application. The session will include a short workshop to help you create a basic Case…

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An Introduction to Health & Safety in the Workplace

June 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Covers legal and moral requirements for workplaces and the duties of employers to staff and others affected by their work.Training Course SummaryThe basics of general office health and safety are covered by this introductory course.Who Should Attend?Anyone with Health & Safety and/or line management responsibilities.Once signed up to this event we will send you a Zoom invitation. Note that you will be required to register with Zoom before you can join. This is a free and simple process but does…

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Managing Behaviours that Challenge

June 8 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

This half day training session looks at challenging behaviour - how to recognise it and how to manage it.Course SummaryA person's behaviour can be defined as "challenging" if it puts them or those around them (such as their carer) at risk or leads to a poorer quality of life. It can also impact on their ability to join in everyday activities. Challenging behaviour can include aggression, self-harm, destructiveness, and disruptiveness.Learning Objectives: • What is Behaviour? • What is Challenging Behaviour?…

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Impact – Demonstrating the Difference You Make

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Measuring the impact of your organisation- Evidence, Data and EvaluationThis session will act as an introduction or refresher to self-evaluation and measuring impact. Most people are aware how important it is to tell their story and demonstrate impact, both to funders and the communities they support, but how do you do this when you are busy delivering services? By having a plan and not doing it on your own! In this short session we will consider:Understanding the basicsWhat does impact…

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Emotional Awareness

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for this FREE session to learn how recognise your emotions as well as build strategies to help with angerSession is only open to staff and volunteers of third sector organisations offering services in Glasgow and surrounding areas.Session objectives:- Explore the nature of emotions- Learn to identify your emotions- Learn to challenge negative self-suggestions - Learn about the effects of anger on our minds and bodies- Learn to recognise warning signs of anger Session will be delivered by Zofia…

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Stepping Forward into Partnership for a Purpose

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

How organisations can partner around a particular project or common purposeIf your Community Group, Voluntary Organisation or Social Enterprise is pursuing a particular objective such as establishing a new project or takin on new premises, it can often be advantageous to do this in partnership with other organisations who have similar goals. A partnership for a purpose can benefit all the partners and the communities who will engage with the new project, facility or services.In this interactive session facilitated ,…

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Support & Supervision

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Covering all aspects of supporting and supervising staff during normal, challenging times and lockdownIn this session, Natasha Gordon, People & Safety Services Manager, will cover the challenges of supporting and supervising staff who work from home, onsite or out and about in the community.Once signed up to this event we will send you a Zoom invitation. Note you will be required to register with Zoom before you can join. This is a free and simple process but does take a…

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Fuel Poverty: an issue for groups & individuals

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Is your organisation helping people who are facing fuel poverty? Do you want to know more about reducing the impact of fuel poverty for your group and service users? Saving energy is an important matter in the fuel crisis, and taking steps towards reduced energy bills and CO2 emissions benefit both people and planet. In this session, Lilian Delaney from Home Energy Scotland and Lucy Gillie from South Seeds share experiences and expertise on helping groups and individuals to save…

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Fire Safety Awareness

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fire safety awareness trainingTraining Course SummaryFire safety remains one of the most important topics with the risk to life and property severe should the worst happen. This course discusses the fire safety basics and best practice.Who Should Attend?Anyone with Health & Safety, HR and/or line management responsibilities.Once signed up to this event we will send you a Zoom invitation. Note that you will be required to register with Zoom before you can join. This is a free and simple process…

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Stepping Forward into Engaging with Communities

June 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An honest exploration of the possibilities and pitfalls of Community EngagementIt is essential for any community group, voluntary organisation or social enterprise to engage with the communities they serve. As the National Standards for Community Engagement state, “Community engagement is the process of involving communities…” and this should be at every stage in the development of an organisation and the services it provides. When community engagement is carried out well it enhances both the life of the organisation and the…

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Defining your Marketing & Communications Approach

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Create effective communications at any experience level. As part of a manageable and effective strategy, we will discuss how to prioritise your marketing efforts and create highly effective communications. With the help of case study examples and discussion sections, we'll show you how to focus your efforts when resources are limited. The session includes: Defining your organisations goals Understanding your audience Deciding how and where to communicate Developing your marketing and campaign plans Social media fundamentals Measuring success Who is…

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Interpreting Financial Statements

June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Essential training for Trustees. Every Board or Management Committee Members/Trustees has a duty to ensure that good financial management is being carried out by their organisation. It is not just the responsibility of the Chair and the Treasurer – it is one of the central responsibilities of Trustees. Good financial management is the efficient and effective management of an organisation’s resources (money, physical assets, people and intellectual property) in order to accomplish the organisation’s objectives. The purpose of this workshop…

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