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


Digital Leadership for Social Enterprises and Charities
We’ve joined forces with Cosmic to offer local social enterprises and enterprising charities a unique chance to develop their digital leadership skills and make themselves more resilient. Come and learn how utilising digital in your organisation has the potential to raise your competitive edge, increase staff satisfaction, raise productivity levels, meet users’ needs, and ultimately increase your social impact. This course runs over 5 sessions from 1st July to 7th October.
Starts Monday 1st July | 9.15am to 1.30pm | Ilminster | FREE Admission | find out more and book


Child Protection Basic Awareness
This session will cover 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 to 5.30pm | 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


Involving Young Volunteers
If you would like to welcome a Duke of Edinburgh Student into your organisation, join us at this interactive workshop. This session will be looking at the paperwork involved, types of roles which could attract a young person, the conduct of supervision and how to ensure you have parental consent. There will also be a chance to ask questions and address any concerns you may have about working with a young volunteer.
Wednesday 17th July | 9.30am to 1pm | Taunton | FREE Admission 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


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