DCA TRAINING

As we learn to live with COVID-19, to assist voluntary and community organisations we have developed a series of short online workshops on Strategic Planning, Consultation and Engagement, Financial Management and Volunteering. All sessions are currently fully funded.

Introduction to Safeguarding

This online session is for you if you are new to the world of safeguarding. It will give you an overview of the key issues about safeguarding for adults and children that any community organisation, charity or social enterprise needs to know. It will also cover some of the key issues in safeguarding in the current situation with COVID-19. This session is being delivered by Connected Voice. 

Friday 27th November 10.00am - 11.30am BOOK HERE

This event is part of Safer Culture North East, a partnership between Catalyst Stockton-on-Tees, Connected Voice, Durham Community Action, Northumberland CVA and VONNE, funded jointly by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the National Lottery Community Fund. 

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Understanding Trustee Responsibilities and Good Governance

Strategic Planning Workshop

To help NEW trustees understand their responsibilities within the organisation and developing an action plan to ensure best practice. 

Tuesday 1st December 10.00am - 11.30am   BOOK HERE

2021 Dates

Understanding Safeguarding for Voluntary and Community Organisations

Strategic Planning Workshop

This online session is aimed at volunteer led organisations and community groups. It will cover the importance of having a safeguarding policy, understanding your responsibilities for safeguarding within your organisation and what to include in your safeguarding policy.

This event is part of Safer Culture North East, a partnership between Catalyst Stockton-on-Tees, Connected Voice, Durham Community Action, Northumberland CVA and VONNE, funded jointly by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the National Lottery Community Fund. 

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Volunteers and the Law

Volunteering Workshop

This online session is aimed at staff/volunteers who are responsible for volunteer management. It will cover how the law applies to recruiting, supporting and managing volunteers, understanding the Disclosure and Barrings process and when it is required, using the correct language when recruiting volunteers and identifying the difference between good practice and the law when working with volunteers.

Understanding GDPR for Voluntary and Community Organisations

Strategic Planning Workshop

This online session is for volunteer led organisations and community groups. It will focus on understanding your responsibilities and developing a data protection policy. 

Managing Risk using a Risk Register

Strategic Planning Workshop

This online session is for volunteer led organisations and community groups. It will look at developing a risk register and look at ways to mitigate risk 

Completing a Funding Application – Bring your Project to Life

Financial Management Workshop

A practical online session for volunteer led organisations and community groups. This is a session with specialist support to complete funding applications. Come along with a project idea to allow us to help you research suitable funders and complete the relevant applications. 

Community Engagement after Lockdown

Consultation and Engagement Workshop

This online session is aimed at volunteer led and community organisations. It will look at how to re-engage with your community after lockdown.

Volunteer Recruitment

Volunteering Workshop

This online session is aimed at staff/volunteers who are responsible for volunteer recruitment and covers recruitment process, how to diversify recruitment, writing an attractive role description and the challenges and changes to volunteer recruitment post lockdown. 

Protecting your Charity’s Finances

Financial Management Workshop

This online session is aimed at volunteer led organisations and community groups. It covers the practicalities of managing finance for your organisation, developing a financial controls policy to minimise risk and planning for future sustainability during a pandemic 

Understanding Trustee Responsibilities and Good Governance

Strategic Planning Workshop

This online session is for new trustees explaining your responsibilities within the organisation and how to develop an action plan to ensure best practice. 

Using Social Media to Stay Connected

Consultation and Engagement Workshop

This online session is designed for trustees NEW to social media to help understand the different platforms and how these can be used to stay connected to volunteers and service users. 

Setting up a New Group

Consultation and Engagement Workshop

This online session will look at understanding your responsibilities and developing an action plan for life after lockdown as you sustain your new group. 

All events take place online and joining instructions will be sent prior to the sessions.

All sessions are currently fully funded.

For any enquiries please contact Tara Hallimond by email tara.hallimond@durhamcommunityaction.org.uk

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