VSI Alliance Training

People Management

Wednesday 24th October 2018, 9:45am-4:45pm

Venue: VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY

Trainer: Claire Etheridge

For trustees and managers that are embarking on employing staff for the first time.  Also for staff who manage, supervise or recruit employees and feel they need a bit of development, support or simply updating. The workshop will include:

  • Where do you & your team fit into the organisational objectives, do you really know?
  • Volunteer or Employee?
  • The manager and employee relationship – manage your boss and employee; individual needs & gaining confidence in difficult situations
  • Practicalities – Starting Employment, During Employment, Ending Employment, Managing Change
  • What’s out there to help; prevent issues and situations from arising?
  • What’s new – what to be aware of

Book onto the course here: http://bit.ly/VSIPeopleManagement

Asset Transfers – What You Need to Know

Wednesday 31st October 2018, pm session

Venue TBC

Trainer: Sophie Michelena

More information to follow.

Book onto the course here: http://bit.ly/VSIAssetTransfers

A Guide to Implementing GDPR for Your Organisation

Wednesday 7th November 2018, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Venue: VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY

Trainer: Emma Worsley

The General Data Protection Regulation came into force on 25th May 2018. The main intent of the GDPR is to give individuals more control over their personal data and impose stricter rules to companies handling it. The GDPR has brought in a number of different changes to how data is currently stored and used.

GDPR affects any organisation handling an individual’s personal data and the same rules apply to a small charity as they do to a major worldwide corporation.

It will be particularly useful for organisations who have not yet begun, to do a GDPR audit or who need to consider a more practical approach for the implementation of GDPR. For further information on the legalities of GDPR, you can find it on the Information Commissioners Office website at www.ico.org.uk

It’s really not as scary as it seems.

Book onto the course here: http://bit.ly/VSIGDPR

Trustee Roles & Responsibilities

Thursday 15th November 2018, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Venue: VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY

A half-day session for trustees and committee members. Also suitable for staff that attend board meetings or have the responsibility of recruiting and supporting trustees. The course covers:

  • Different organisational structures in the voluntary sector and what they mean
  • Governing documents
  • Legal roles and responsibilities – compliance, prudence and duty of care
  • Developing strong and diverse boards
  • Holding meetings and sub-committees
  • Conflicts of interest and reporting concerns

Book onto the course here: http://bit.ly/VSITrustees

Social Enterprise: Ideas, Income and Innovations

Wednesday 21st November 2018, am session

Venue TBC

Trainer: Sophie Michelena

Social enterprise is a way of diversifying income and driving innovative ideas into the heart of the community. This course will cover the legalities, business and marketing planning, getting your income mix right, as well as real-world ideas from other enterprise models.

Book onto the course here: http://bit.ly/VSISocialEnterprise


Tuesday 27th November 2018, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Venue: VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY

Trainers: Pat Akerman, Olivia Swingler

More information to follow.

Book onto the course here: http://bit.ly/VSIFunding

Child Protection – Basic Awareness

Thursday 29th November 2018

Venue TBC

Trainer: Steve Blackman

Our safeguarding training is basic awareness and is suitable for all ‘front-line’ staff who are either new to a role or as a refresher.

Child Protection – Basic Awareness SafeNetwork certificated course, recognised by OFSTED and Calderdale Safeguarding Children Board.

Book onto the course here: http://bit.ly/VSIChildProtection


Booking Terms & Conditions

We will require payment in advance in order to secure booking.

Where booked attendees are unable to attend they can nominate a colleague to attend in their place.

Bookings are made online via the Forum website. Links to each course are included above.

Where booked attendees are unable to attend they must notify the VSI alliance via email info@vsialliance.org.uk or telephone 01422 438722 to notify of the cancellation.

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

We operate a 7-day notice period to cancel a booking. The payment will not be refunded on failure to attend the course without at least 7 days’ notice.

We provide refreshments (tea & coffee), lunch will be provided only for full day sessions.

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