This handy mailing comes out every 4 weeks and now focuses purely on a checklist of all the training and development events that we have on the website. If you have any courses you would like us to include, just complete one of our event forms

FEATURED NEWS

A Happy New Year to all and welcome to our first training digest of 2018. We have plenty of new training on offer over the next few months, and are very excited about partnering with some national organisations to bring specialised training to voluntary and community groups in Reading. Read on to find out more…

Want help with using Equality and Human Rights to achieve your organisation’s framework?

The Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) is an influential national network of non-governmental organisations working on age, disability, gender and gender identity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation and broader equality and human rights issues. They have recently launched a free digital toolkit for voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations called the Equality and Human Rights Framework. To accompany the online resource, the EDF offer a learning programme to help you explore how to integrate equality and human rights into your work. We are delighted to announce that the learning programme workshops are coming to Reading’s Green Park in March and April, and you have until 26 February 2018 to register.

Thought about setting up a business with a social mission? 

If so, a social enterprise model might be right for you. RVA are working in partnership with SKS Scotland to offer this evening workshop as a beginners guide to social enterprises for anyone who has, or is considering setting up a social enterprise in Reading, including financial and management guidance specifically for social enterprises.

Find out more and book here – Social Enterprise Workshop 22 February 2018

Does your organisation give ‘advice’? 

RVA is partnering with Reading Advice Network (RAN) to deliver this one day workshop for advice-giving organisations in Reading to enable those in leadership positions in RAN member, or potential member, organisations to better understand what produces a quality service, identify gaps or weeknesses, be equiped with practical tools to tackle these, and leave feeling confident that they know what their organisation has to do to be able to meet the RAN Quality Standard.

 Find out more and book here – RAN Quality Assessment Workshop – 27 February 2018

Costing your services – Workshop for Charities and Community Groups

Increasingly charities need to consider the cost per unit of their services and the most effective way of pricing their services. This workshop will give you an overview of how to do this effectively in the current funding climate, and will be helpful for new and existing charities and community groups.

Find out more and book here – Costing your Services workshop 8 March 2018 2pm – 5pm

This course immediately follows on from Treasurer Training in the morning on the same day – Find out more and book here.

 Heavily subsidised FSI Fundraising Training coming to Reading!

The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) are partnering with us to deliver a workshop for community and voluntary groups in Reading on how to fundraise from Trusts and Foundations. This course will benefit those who want to develop, refresh and improve their strategies for successful Trust and Foundation fundraising, including researching, selecting and applying to potential funders. The FSI trainers have a wealth of experience and the market value of their courses in London are normally in the region of £300, in comparison to the rate they will be offering you of £15 for a whole day workshop!

Find out more and book here – FSI training – Fundraising from Trusts and Foundations – 7 March 2018

TRAINING EVENTS

Details of courses and other upcoming development opportunities from our website:
  • 16 October 2018 Introduction to Universal Credit – Training
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    As a trusted and established training service, Citizens Advice Reading Training Services has been offering courses to a wide range of organisations…

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  • 16 October 2018 Trustee Training
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Suitable for new and existing trustees and an introduction for anyone thinking of taking on the role. You will leave with an improved knowledge of what the position entails along with how to limit any liability you might face.

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  • 22 October 2018 Mental Health First Aid – two-day course
    TrainingReading Community Learning Centre (RCLC)
    Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is an internationally recognised training course which teaches people how to spot the signs and symptoms of…

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  • 25 October 2018 Family Pizza Making Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A workshop for adults, carers, grandparents and their children aged 4 and over. Have fun making your own pizza to take home…

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  • 25 October 2018 Family Pizza Making Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A workshop for adults, carers, grandparents and their children aged 4 and over. Have fun making your own pizza to take home…

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  • 27 October 2018 Exploring Autism
    TrainingAutAngel
    This enjoyable and interactive session is suitable for professionals, autistic people and their families and friends, and the general public. It offers…

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  • 30 October 2018 Confidence Building – Free Employability Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    Practical techniques to identify your strengths and boost your self-confidence in preparation for work. In this workshop you will learn to: Feel…

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  • 31 October 2018 Excel for Beginners – 5-week course
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A newly designed and updated 5-week course for those who are new to Excel, have limited knowledge, or would like to update…

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  • 1 November 2018 Next Steps in Computing – 5-week course
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A 5 week follow-on course to highlight more features in Word, explore other programmes such as MS Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher, and…

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  • 1 November 2018 Introduction to Windows 10 – 5-week course
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A 5-week course to highlight the Windows 10 operating system and new office apps. In this workshop you will learn: What’s new…

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  • 6 November 2018 Training – Benefits for Older People
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    As a trusted and established training service, Citizens Advice Reading Training Services has been offering courses to a wide range of organisations…

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  • 7 November 2018 Emergency First Aid at Work
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A one-day course for people in the voluntary sector and community groups. Intended outcomes are: Gain knowledge of appropriate procedures. Recognise and…

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  • 7 November 2018 Exploring Autism Further
    TrainingAutAngel
    This is a follow on day from Exploring Autism and is suitable for people who have attended this introductory day. We consolidate…

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  • 7 November 2018 How to Cost Your Services – Workshop for voluntary and community groups
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Introduction Would you like to understand how to work out a fair cost for units of service you deliver? Examples of a…

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  • 13 November 2018 Using LinkedIn for Job Opportunities – Free Employability Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    Create a professional online presence using LinkedIn, an online networking platform that allows you to connect with employers and recruiters. During the…

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  • 13 November 2018 Returning to the Workplace – Free Employability Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    Practical tips on how to effectively return to the workplace after a career break of at least 6 months. In this workshop…

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  • 17 November 2018 Universal Safeguarding Children Training
    TrainingReading Borough Council (RBC)
    This course if for anyone whose work or volunteering brings them into contact with children or young people. This course will cover:…

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  • 19 November 2018 Group Interview Skills – Free Employability Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    Find out what to expect during a group interview, in a fun and supportive environment. In this workshop you will: Take part…

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  • 26 November 2018 Interview Presentation Skills – Free Employability Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    How to present yourself successfully at an interview, including: How to prepare to present yourself at an interview. Using visual aids and…

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  • 27 November 2018 Is Volunteering for You? – Free Employability Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    Volunteering can change your life! Join this workshop to discover the following: What volunteering can do for you. How volunteering can fit…

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  • 27 November 2018 Effective form filling: ESA and PIP – Training
    TrainingCitizens Advice Reading
    As a trusted and established training service, Citizens Advice Reading Training Services has been offering courses to a wide range of organisations…

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  • 4 December 2018 DBS Workshop
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    DBS workshop for voluntary and community groups - learn when DBS checks are required, what is 'regulated activity', the different levels of disclosure, how to fill in the form, and how to use the update service.

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  • 5 December 2018 Keeping Safe on Social Media
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A newly designed course to highlight the safe use of Social Media. This course is ideal for the home user who is…

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  • 6 December 2018 Cyber Safety – How to Avoid Scams
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    An informative session looking at some of the latest online scams and how you can protect yourself: Keeping up to date with…

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  • 6 December 2018 Emergency First Aid at Work
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A one-day course for people in the voluntary sector and community groups. Intended outcomes are: Gain knowledge of appropriate procedures. Recognise and…

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  • 14 December 2018 Universal Safeguarding Children Training
    TrainingReading Borough Council (RBC)
    This course if for anyone whose work or volunteering brings them into contact with children or young people. This course will cover:…

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  • 21 January 2019 Incredible Years – Facilitator Training Programme
    TrainingReading Borough Council (RBC)
    The Incredible Years School Age is a programme for parents with a child aged between 6 and 12 years and have concerns…

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