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:
  • 20 February 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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  • 20 February 2018 Introduction to English Language & Culture – 5-week course
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A free 5-week introductory course for adults who have recently arrived in the UK and want to improve their English and learn …

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  • 21 February 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: knowledge of appropriate procedures recognise and treat …

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  • 22 February 2018 Setting up a Social Enterprise – Workshop
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Have you considered setting up a business with a social mission? If so, a social enterprise model might be right for you. …

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  • 27 February 2018 Starting your own Business – Free Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    Our workshop ‘from idea to business’ will introduce you to 5 practical steps to transfer your idea into a business or freelancing …

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  • 27 February 2018 Training – Introduction to Universal Credit
    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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  • 27 February 2018 RAN Quality Standard Workshop
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    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 understand and prepare for the RAN Quality Standard

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  • 5 March 2018 Equality and Human Rights Framework – learning programme workshops
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    The Equality and Human Rights Framework The Equality and Human Rights Framework is a free digital toolkit and learning programme for voluntary …

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  • 5 March 2018 Interview Skills – Free Employability Workshop
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    In this workshop, learn how to conduct yourself at an interview in the most effective way, including: – What to expect at …

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  • 5 March 2018 RBC Food Hygiene Training
    TrainingReading Borough Council (RBC)
    Reading Borough Council is offering a full day Food Safety and Food Hygiene Training in March 2018, which may be of interest …

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  • 6 March 2018 Introduction to Sickness and Disability Benefits
    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 March 2018 FSI Small Charity Training – Fundraising from Trusts and Foundations
    TrainingThe Foundation for Social Improvement
    The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) are coming to Reading for the first time to deliver one of their most popular and heavily subsidised training courses: How to fundraise from Trusts and Foundations. This course will take place at RVA and is expected to book up fast!

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  • 8 March 2018 Costing Your Services – workshop for voluntary and community groups
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    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.

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  • 8 March 2018 Treasurer Training
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    If you are new to the role of treasurer for a charity or community group, would like to be sure you're doing the right thing, or would like to find out more about being a treasurer this course is for you.

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  • 13 March 2018 Workshop: Data Protection for Charities – get ready for GDPR!
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    A practical workshop to help Reading-based charities and community groups understand their responsibility towards Data Protection and how the new GDPR coming into force on 25 May 2018 in the UK.

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  • 20 March 2018 Training – Effective Form Filling ESA and PIP
    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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  • 9 April 2018 Equality and Human Rights Framework – learning programme workshops
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    The Equality and Human Rights Framework The Equality and Human Rights Framework is a free digital toolkit and learning programme for voluntary …

    Read more

  • 10 April 2018 DBS Workshop
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    FREE DBS workshop for voluntary and community groups - find out 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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  • 18 April 2018 Emergency First Aid at Work
    TrainingEarley CResCent Community Association
    A one-day course for people in the voluntary sector and community groups covering: knowledge of appropriate first aid procedures recognising and treating …

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  • 1 May 2018 Trustee Training
    TrainingReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Free training 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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