Friday, September 9, 2011

FREE Training from Target Wellbeing

Target: Wellbeing's training is free and open to anyone working in the Third or Public Sector in the North West. To book email Darren at Darren.OToole@groundwork.org.uk or call 0161 237 3200. Don't forget to include any dietary or access requirements and your phone number. Though do note, once booked, you will be charged a £50 fee if you fail to attend and do not give 24 hours notice.

Income Development Workshop
Wednesday 28th September 2011, 9.30am – 4.30pm (lunch included)
Location: Manchester
Venue: Groundwork NW, 1st Floor Fourways House, 57 Hilton Street, Manchester, M1 2EJ
Trainer: Alan Laurie
http://www.targetwellbeing.org.uk/event/income_development_workshop

This session will:
• Explore ways in which your project could develop income generation and trading opportunities.
• Build skills in developing business opportunities and turning an idea into an income generating project (exploring what works and what doesn’t!).
• Identify the skills, expertise and assets that you have that people might be interested in paying for or purchasing.
• Develop a business model - using a range of tested tools and case studies.
• Look at the organisational and practical issues about moving into income generation


How to Create Good Case Studies
Monday 3rd October, 10.00am – 1.00pm (lunch not included)
Location: Preston
Venue: Classroom 2, Gujarat Hindu Society Centre, south Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JN
Trainer: Rhiannon Davies, Target: Wellbeing’s Communications Officer
http://www.targetwellbeing.org.uk/event/how_create_good_case_studies

This session will cover how to plan for, write and format a case study about your project.

We will really focus on how to make your words work to demonstrate your project’s impact to a range of stakeholders.


Building a Diverse Income Base
Friday 7th October 2011, 9.30am – 4.30pm (lunch included)
Location: Manchester
Venue: Groundwork NW, 1st Floor Fourways House, 57 Hilton Street, Manchester, M1 2EJ
Trainer: Alan Laurie
http://www.targetwellbeing.org.uk/event/building_diverse_income_base

This session will:
• Explore issues involved in managing the end of fixed term project funding, including the need to develop a viable exit strategy.
• Examine how the financial model that underpins many organisations is changing and outline of the key changes in how voluntary organisations are funded, including public service contracts, trading, income generation and social enterprise.
• Introduce some useful tools to identify the issues involved.
• Cover strategy development - highlighting what is needed to turn ideas into practical projects and how to make the case for investment.
• Highlight the practical importance of business planning to survive the uncertain times ahead, including the skills and processes needed to manage and develop opportunities.

A session to work on action plans will finish off the day!


How to Create Video Case studies
Wednesday 12th October, 10.00am – 1pm (lunch not included)
Location: Knowsley
Venue: Knowsley CVS, Nutgrove Villa, 1 Griffiths Road, Huyton L36 6NA
Trainer: Rhiannon Davies, Target: Wellbeing’s Communications Officer
http://www.targetwellbeing.org.uk/event/how_create_video_case_studies

This session is for complete beginners, or those who’ve started taking videos and want to know “what next?”

We will cover how to plan for and create a video about your project using a Flip camera, and how to edit and put these videos on YouTube, as well as how to distribute them to your stakeholders and a wider audience.

The last time this session was run participants said:
“Thanks for making this fun and easy!”
“This training was concise yet effective – providing essential info and tips.”
“Excellent, knowledgeable facilitator!”


Volunteer Management Training
Thursday 13th October 2011, 9.30am – 4.30pm (lunch included)
Location: Burnley
Venue: TBC
Trainer: Debra McCallion
http://www.targetwellbeing.org.uk/event/volunteer_management_training

This session will enable you to:
• Identify the level of best practice within volunteering, including policy issues, diversity issues, and more.
• Identify the volunteering journey for individuals, including skills assessments, diversifying roles, managing poor practice etc.
• Fully understand the Volunteers Managers role and how to stay healthy within it, including juggling tasks, where to find support, demand management strategies etc.


Introduction to Marketing and Communications
Monday 17th October 2011, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Location: Ellesmere Port
Venue: EPNAVCO, First Floor Offices, Ellesmere Port Indoor Market, Market Square, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0HW
Trainer: Rhiannon Davies, Target : Wellbeing’s Communications Officer
http://www.targetwellbeing.org.uk/event/introduction_marketing_and_communications

Anyone responsible for getting beneficiaries to participate in your project, recruiting volunteers, or communicating the success of your project to funders and other stakeholders will take something from this session.

We will focus on creating a plan that helps save you time, but maximises the results of your marketing. We’ll also cover top tips to make sure your posters, flyers, press releases and other communication tools are as effective as possible, and share ideas of how to increase beneficiary recruitment for your project.

The last time this session was run participants said:
"It has given me loads of new ideas, can't wait to put them into practice!"
"I found the course extremely useful and can't wait to be a lot more organised"
"Clear and understandable"


Commissioning Master Class
Thursday 20th October 2011, 9.30am – 4.30pm (lunch included)
Location: Oldham
Venue: TBC
Trainer: Dave Packwood
http://www.targetwellbeing.org.uk/event/commissioning_master_class

This session will:
• Assist VCS organisations who already have an understanding and experience of commissioning, to explore how to enhance their skills further, bid for larger tenders and challenge the tendering process.
• Refresh knowledge of commissioning and update people on new legislation such as Modernising Commissioning Green paper.
• Identify and discuss the risks of tendering, including VAT and TUPE implications.
• Give you knowledge of Pre Qualification and Tendering Documentation.
• Look at procurement rules that commissioners must abide by and how to challenge the procurement process.


Introduction to Social Media
Tuesday 25th October 2011, 9.30am – 1pm (lunch not included)
Location: Liverpool
Venue: The Quaker Meeting House in Liverpool, 22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT
Trainer: Rhiannon Davies, Target: Wellbeing’s Communications Officer
http://www.targetwellbeing.org.uk/event/introduction_social_media

A great opportunity for those who want to get started with Social Media, but don’t know where to start.

This session will cover:
- An introduction to Social Media, its context and how it fits into your existing activity
- Picking the right tools for your objectives and stakeholders
- A straight forward introduction on how to use the most popular platforms – Blogging, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Facebook

You’ll leave the session feeling informed and confident about using Social Media, however little you’ve done beforehand!

The last time this session was run participants said:
“I am more confident about Social Networking, and will go back and sort out a Twitter account!”
“My mind is spinning with ideas!”
“Three days worth of training in three hours!”


Consortia and Collaboration session
Thursday 27th October 2011, 9.30am – 4.30pm (lunch included)
Location: Oldham
Venue: TBC
Trainer: Dave Packwood

This session will assist VCS organisations in the development of partnerships and consortia for the delivery of:
- Children young people and families tenders
- Health tenders including GP consortia

The session will help you to:
- Understand the national commissioning context which is driving partnerships and consortia building.
- Develop an understanding of consortia working benefits, strengths, weaknesses, governance and processes.
- Examine outcome based commissioning frameworks.
- Gain practical knowledge about different models of partnership and consortia building and delivery.

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