Spark Training programme 2021

An affordable programme of online and classroom-based training sessions for Somerset charities and community groups. Our upcoming events are listed below. You can catch up on our previous free webinars on our YouTube channel.

Active Listening

This online session, led by professional trainer, Kay Morgan, will explore what it means to actively listen in a non-judgemental way. It will be particularly useful for anybody who offers 1-2-1 support and/or would like to improve the way they communicate with others.

Takes place Thursday 23rd September, 2pm to 4pm via Zoom. Tickets are £10 per person.

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10 Top Tips for Recruiting Trustees

Are you looking for new trustees to join your board? This free workshop will help you to develop and improve your recruitment strategy and find trustees with the right skills and experience for your organisation.

Tuesday 19th October, 11:30am to 12pm via Zoom. Free to attend.

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Trustee Training

Aimed at experienced, new and prospective trustees, this session will cover key roles responsibilities and some strategies for working well together as a board, as well as introducing the Charity Code of Governance. It will also help you to identify the next steps for development for you as a trustee, and for your board.

Takes place on Tuesday 2nd November, 10am to 1pm via Zoom. Tickets are £20 per person.

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More training topics and dates to be announced, check back regularly for the details.

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An excellent webinar covering all the important topics around setting up community support and mutual aid groups in an emergency. It helped to confirm some of our practice, improve other aspects and answer questions we had been guessing at.

Webinar participant, April 2020.