Training

BAVS Summer Programme 2018

BAVS supports the development of the third sector in Berwickshire. Our programme is for volunteers, staff and trustees from third sector organisations. Although priority is given to the third sector in Berwickshire, we welcome participants from outwith the county and from other sectors.

You can book on any of the events below by clicking on the title and following the link to our Eventbrite booking system.

All events will be held at Berwickshire Housing Association, 55 Newtown Street, Duns, TD11 3AU unless otherwise stated.

Download a PDF of our entire summer programme.

Workshops

All our workshops are run by experienced trainers with considerable third sector knowledge. Most of our workshop are free, although we ask for a £10 donation to cover lunch, refreshments and take-home handouts. Where there is a courses fee, this is to cover the cost of an associated trainer. Lunch will be provided at full and half-day workshops.

Networking Forums

All our networking forums, including our Bacon Butty Blethers are free. Networking forums provide an opportunity for practitioners with shared interests to meet, share information and learn from one another. Sessions will normally have a theme and an invited speaker. Lunch provided.

Bacon Butty Blether – Cockburnspath Village Hall – Friday 27th April, 10am-noon

Our regular informal get together held in different village halls across Berwickshire. Come along, network, have a bacon butty and catch up with new friends and old.

Workshop: Assertiveness in the Workplace – Wednesday 2nd May, 10am-3pm

Do you find it difficult to say no? This workshop is for anyone who would like to become more assertive at work – whether with colleagues or the individuals and groups you work with. In a supportive environment, you will explore the barriers that stop you being assertive and practise techniques to take back to your workplace.

Workshop: Promoting your Organisation/Village Hall – Wednesday 9th May, 10am-1.30pm

This workshop is for organisations that would like to promote their services or venues better in their local community. The session will look at how to make sure you reach your target audience, think creatively about promoting what you offer, and explore the use of social media. This workshop, although open to all organisations, will have a particular focus on village halls.

Employability Forum – Wednesday 13 June, 10am-1pm

A forum for organisations that have an employability focus to network, share ideas and learn from each other. This session looks at findings from the BAVS, Berwickshire Housing Association and Youth Connect employability research, as well as discussing potential areas of interest and learning needs.

Workshop: Effective Time Management – 23rd May, 10am-3pm

Want to feel you have more control over your time? This workshop is for anyone who would like to create a better work/life balance. You will explore your own time management, look at the barriers that stop you being effective, identify practical changes you can make, and learn new techniques that can improve the quality of your working life.

Workshop: Handling Difficult Situations  – Thursday 31st May, 10am-3pm

Working and volunteering in the third sector, we often face challenging and difficult situations. This workshop will help you develop skills to deal more confidently with conflict when it arises. The session will examine the different stages of an incident, look at de-escalation methods, and practise techniques to take back to your workplace.

Workshop: Charity Accounting in Small/Medium Charities – Wednesday 6th June, 10am-1.30pm (Course fee £40)

This workshop is aimed at treasurers, trustees and those responsible for finance in small/medium sized charities. It offers essential guidance for those who want to gain more knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of trustees in relation to charity finances, and to gain practical advice on maintaining accounting records and producing charity accounts that will be accepted by The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

Link Up Forum – Wednesday 13th June, 10am-1pm

This forum is for employees from third sector organisations who work on their own. The forum aims to reduce isolation by offering the chance for sole employees to come together, share ideas and learn from each other. In this first session we will explore potential areas of interest and learning needs for the group.

An Evening by the Sea – Ebba Centre, St Abbs – Thursday 14th June, 7pm-9pm

An open evening for new trustees or anyone considering becoming a trustee for a third sector organisation. As well as finding out the roles and responsibilities of being a trustee, there will be the chance to hear from and speak to trustees from a range of organisations from across Berwickshire. This is a free event – refreshments will be served.

Workshop: Public Speaking and Presentation Skills  – Wednesday 20th June, 10am-3pm

Do you dread having to give presentations? This workshop is for anyone who would like to feel more confident speaking in public and delivering presentations or talks. You will explore how to structure presentations, get your key messages across and practise techniques to help with nerves and become a more confident presenter.

Bacon Butty Blether – venue to be confirmed – Friday 23rd June, 10am-noon

Our regular informal get together held in different village halls across Berwickshire. Come along, network, have a bacon butty and catch up with new friends and old.

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Tailored Governance Training for Trustees

We can provide tailored training to new and existing boards. Training can be adapted to meet the learning needs of your board. We are happy to travel to you and can deliver training at weekends and evenings.

This training could include,

  • Becoming a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO)
  • Roles and Responsibilities of being a Trustee
  • Measuring Social Impact
  • Committee Skills, eg, running effective meetings, minute taking, chairing skills.

For more information and an initial discussion please contact Jenny Haines on 01361 883137 or e-mail jenny.haines@bavs.org.uk