Training

Affordable, local training covering a range of topics to help your community group or organisation thrive!

 

South Somerset Volunteer Coordinator Meeting
A fantastic opportunity to learn, talk about specific volunteering topics and exchange ideas and experiences with your voluntary sector peers. This free event is open to anyone who has responsibility for recruiting, engaging and supporting volunteers in South Somerset.
Thursday 21st March | 12pm-2pm | Wincanton | FREE Admission find out more and book 

 

Somerset Mental Health Stakeholder Engagement Forum
The mental health stakeholder engagement forum aims to help us learn from each other, and to help shape mental health services, service development & service changes in Somerset.
Aimed at members of the mental health hub and associated voluntary organisations and their service users.
Thursday 28th March | 10.30am-1pm | Bridgwater | FREE Admission find out more and book

 

Emergency First Aid at Work
This Regulated Qualification will give you the skills and knowledge to deal with first aid situations in low risk workplace environments for the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982 purposes.
Thursday 28th March | 9:30am to 4:30pm | Yeovil | Admission £50 find out more and book

 

Everday Mindfulness
Come and find out about the numerous benefits of mindfulness including improved health and wellbeing, and learn some mindfulness skills that will help you to stay in the present moment, whether at home or at work.
Tuesday 30th April | 1pm to 4pm | Yeovil | Admission £30 find out more and book

 

'Bouncebackabilty' - Tools to Develop Your Resilience
Working in the Voluntary Sector is very rewarding, but it can sometimes be challenging too. It's important to be able recover, dust ourselves down, and move on when faced with the myriad of challenges that life throws at us. Resilient people demonstrate positive traits such as flexibility, high energy and mental agility, and are able to perform at their highest level. At this session, you will learn some practical tools and coping mechanisms to help you reduce stress, and think and act more positively.
Thursday 9th May | 10am to 1pm | Yeovil | Admission £30 find out more and book

 

Mendip Volunteer Coordinator Meeting
A fantastic opportunity to learn, talk about specific volunteering topics and exchange ideas and experiences with your voluntary sector peers. This free event is open to anyone who has responsibility for recruiting, engaging and supporting volunteers in Mendip.
Wednesday 15th May | 12pm-2pm | Wells | FREE Admission find out more and book 

 

Effective Communication
Learn about a variety of communication forms and methods. This session will include; listening as a communications tool, how to use body language to enhance your message, how to stabilise nerves using breathing techniques, how to manage conflict using effective communication skills, and how to project your voice to get your message across effectively.
Thursday 20th June | 10am to 1pm | Burnham-on-Sea | Admission £30 find out more and book

 

Projects - Evidence, Outcomes and Impact.
This session will be useful for anybody working within the voluntary sector who is involved with the planning, development and management of projects. We'll look at how to measure the impact of your projects, how to report on outcomes for things like funding applications, and how to to understand what works, when, and why.
Thursday 11th July | 9:45am to 12:45pm | Crewkerne | Admission £30 find out more and book

 

 

Excellent training session. It was well organised and Susi is a very good trainer, mixing short brainstorming sessions, relevant PowerPoint slides, humour and information into a great package.

Annette, Balsam Centre, Recruiting & Retaining Volunteers, April 2018