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Wick Award launches Big Local Training Programme

posted 16 Sep 2016, 04:45 by Polly Mann   [ updated 12 Oct 2016, 03:32 ]

Wick Award has got together with other London-based Big Locals to organise a programme of training on volunteering and its legal aspects. The Big Local Training Programme runs from October 2016 to March 2017 and is for people interested in volunteering who live or work within a Big Local area.

Supported by Big Lottery Fund, Big Locals bring together local talents to help social enterprises and community groups make a difference in their area. Delivered by Directory of Social Change, the programme will focus on different aspects of volunteering within a Big Local, such as how to set up as an independent legal entity and its key responsibilities and requirements.

Participants will be trained in project management, financial advice, events production, social media and other aspects relating to the development of Big local activities for the benefit of the wider community.

Partnership members, those volunteering and others active locally in Big Local areas are welcome to attend. 


Programme outline:

-Getting people involved when they are volunteering. 9.30am - 4pm, Saturday 8 October 2016. 

Mike Phillips, Training Consultant with Directory of Social Change, will introduce participants to good practice in recruiting and working with volunteers.

- Incorporation and Legal Entities – what are your options? 10.30am - 4pm, Saturday 5 November 2016. 

Alan Clarkin, Associate Trainer with Directory of Social Change, will introduce participants to legal structures in Big Local  groups.

How do we know we are being effective? Measuring impact and change. 9.30am - 4pm, Saturday 3 December 2016. 

Wendy Sugarman, Company Director, WSA Community Consultants will introduce  the  tools and techniques to measure the impact of the work delivered through the Big Local programme.

Planning Projects and Events. 9.30am - 4pm, Saturday 7 January 2017. 

Elizabeth Gray-King, Associate Trainer with Directory of Social Change will help plan, manage and monitor the participants’ projects effectively and efficiently.

Social Media Workshop. 9.30am - 4pm, Saturday 4 February 2017. 

Matt Haworth, Co-founder, Reason Digital, will give an overview of social media for Big Local groups.

Presentation Skills Workshop. 9.30am - 4pm, Saturday 4 February 2017. 

Cathy Shimmin, Directory of Social Change, will give practical and effective tips and tools for creating and delivering presentations that have impact.

Financial Planning. 9.30am - 4pm, Saturday 4 March 2017. 

Grace Smith, Associate Trainer with Directory of Social Change, will demystify figures and give some basic insight into budgets, costing, and  responsibilities in charity finance.

- Effective Meetings. 9.30am - 4pm, Saturday 4 March 2017. 

Mike Phillips, Training Consultant with Directory of Social Change will teach on how to improve meetings in a productive, efficient and purposeful manner.

 

More information:

These courses are delivered on one day and are free to attend. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Local Trust provides financial support for travel, childcare and other care costs to residents in Big Local areas, and can also book and pay for travel in advance.

All courses will run at Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ. 

How to book

If you would like to attend a course please contact polly.mann@wickaward.co.uk 


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Polly Mann,
21 Sep 2016, 06:19
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