Training

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

 

Introduction into Coaching Skills
Join us at this half day workshop, where you will learn more about coaching and how it can help you to get the very best from your staff and volunteers, and you too! This course is relevant to anybody who manages or supervises staff or volunteers, or aspires to do so in the future.
Monday 29th April | 1.30pm- 5.30pm | Taunton | Admission £30 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 

 

The Secrets Behind a Succesful Funding Bid
With grant funding becoming harder and harder to secure, this workshop will unlock the secrets of how funding applications are assessed and how this can be used to put together bids which stand out from the rest.
Thursday 16th May | 9.30am- 1pm | Burnham on Sea | Admission £30 find out more and book
 

Child Protection Basic Awareness
This session will look at relevant current legislation, referral mechanisms and information sharing. We will also look at the categories of abuse, the roles/responsibilities and boundaries, early help assessment, safer working practices and whistle blowing procedures.
Wednesday 22nd May | 5.30pm-9.30pm | Compton Dundon | FREE Admission find out more and book

 

Goal Setting to Make a Difference
This practical session will explore a range of practical tools and tips to help make goal setting more manageable. We will look at how to identify and articulate your goals clearly, consider how personal, profesional and organisational goals influence strategic planning, and being 'SMART' with objective writing.
Tuesday 4th June | 9.30am-1pm | Langport | Admission £30 | 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

 

Emergency First Aid at Work
This Emergency First Aid at Work course will give you the life-saving skills you need to become an emergency first aider in your workplace or organisation. Certificate will be provided on completion. Topics covered include: How to asses an incident, how to manage a unresponsive casualty, how to provide first aid to a casualty who is choking, how to provide first aid to a casualty with external bleeding, how to provide first aid to a casualty in shock, how to provide first aid to a casualty with minor injuries.
Monday 24th June | 9.30am-4.30pm | Yeovil | Admission £50 | find out more and book

 

Child Protection Basic Awareness
This session will look at relevant current legislation, referral mechanisms and information sharing. We will also look at the categories of abuse, the roles/responsibilities and boundaries, early help assessment, safer working practices and whistle blowing procedures.
 Wednesday 3rd July| 1.30pm-5pm | Middlezoy | FREE Admission 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