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FREE – Introduction to Basic Risk Management Webinar

In SCOV’s Virtual ‘Introduction to Risk Management Webinar’ we will explore some of the basic risks to an organisation together with potential consequences and what actions can be implemented.

The free webinar will take place via a Zoom Conference Call on Thursday 8th April 2021, 10am – 12pm.

This virtual webinar is aimed at those community, voluntary and social enterprise organisations, seeking to increase their understanding of basic organisational and functional risks within an organisation and contributing factors that should be considered when developing risk assessments.

The webinar aims to:

  • To provide a better understanding of why diversifying your income could increase your organisational sustainability.
  • To reflect and consider your own organisations income streams.
  • To explore some of the different approaches to attracting income or support into your organisation.
  • To explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches.
  • Hints and tips.

There is a maximum of 30 places available for this virtual workshop. All places must be booked through Eventbrite by clicking here. Once you have registered to attend the webinar we will email you with joining instructions nearer the time of the webinar.

Why not go to our website at www.scvo.info to subscribe to our free weekly e-bulletin, so you get e-updates automatically on SCVO webinars and training opportunities straight to your inbox. We’ll be announcing further funding and training webinars via our e-bulletin in coming months such as Introduction to Business Planning Webinar so be sure to subscribe or you risk missing out!


FREE – Diversifying Your Income Webinar

There has never been a more important time than now to consider and review your organisations income sources, as traditional approaches become increasingly more competitive and challenging to achieve. The pandemic has only served to intensify the necessity for an organisation to continue to be adaptive and flexible if they are to increase their sustainability goals moving forward.

In SCOV’s Virtual ‘Diversifying Your Income Webinar’ we will explore some of the different approaches to attracting funding into an organisation from them to consider moving forward. The free webinar will take place via a Zoom Conference Call on Thursday 11th March 2021, 10am – 12pm.

This virtual webinar is aimed at those community, voluntary and social enterprise organisations, seeking to strengthen and increase their sustainability by exploring different approaches to fundraising and attracting investment.

The webinar aims to:

  • provide a better understanding of why diversifying your income could increase your organisational sustainability;
  • explore some of the different approaches to attracting income or support into your organisation;
  • explore some of the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches and
  • provide practical hints and tips.

There is a maximum of 30 places available for this virtual webinar. All places must be booked through Eventbrite by clicking here. Once you have registered to attend the webinar we will email you with joining instructions nearer the time of the webinar.

Save the Date!

SCVO will also be running a FREE webinar on An Introduction to Risk Management being held on Thursday 8th April 2021, 10am via a Zoom Conference Call. Avoid disappointment and subscribe to our free weekly e-bulletin at www.scvo.info, to ensure you are one of the first to know about other webinars, Meet the Funders and so much more.


Online Training from West Midlands Combined Authority

As part of West Midlands Combined Authority’s ongoing work with faith and community groups supporting individuals who either are or at risk of rough sleeping, the following free online training is available for groups to access. Places are limited and available on a first come first served basis.

 

For more details or to request a place on any of the following please contact James Walker at james.walker@wmca.org.uk or on 07766 441424.

17:30 – 19:30 Thursday 21st January – Impact Measurement – Directory of Social Change

17:30 – 19:30 Thursday 28th January – Assisting Non-UK Nationals – National Homelessness Advice Service

17:30 – 19:30  Thursday 4th February – Governance and Accountability – Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations

17:30 – 19:30 Thursday 4th March and Thursday 18th March – Psychologically Informed Environments, Trauma Informed Care and Strengths Based Approach – No One Left Out

 

 


Unemployed and 18 – 29? Generation UK can help you back into Employment

Generation UK is a charity that offers free training courses and qualifications to young people, aged 18 to 29, who currently live in Birmingham, Solihull, Sandwell, Dudley or Walsall. The next five week programme will launch on 22 February, 2021.

• Learners should be available for five weeks, 9 am – 5 pm
• Remote delivery
• laptops and Wi-Fi access can be provided for free
• Learners can still receive benefits during programme
• Expert instructors

For further information about the programmes, click here.  Please direct questions to oneke.whitter@generation.org


Kaleidoscope’s Complimentary Wellbeing Taster Workshops

In order to support businesses and their employees during this difficult time in lockdown, Kaleidoscope are currently offering on-line Complimentary Wellbeing Taster Workshops.

The workshops consists of Mental Health and Wellbeing Training, including Mental Health First Aid; Mental Health for Managers; Menopause Awareness and Mindfulness, along with a wide range of other options which can be tailored to suit your needs and requirements. The Trainers are happy to discuss your options in more detail and are now able to book spaces up to December 2021.

The following on-line workshops are being offered in January:

• Staying well while working from home. Tuesday 26th January, 10 am -12 pm
• Mindfulness – An Introduction. Tuesday 26th January, 6 pm – 8 pm
• Staying well during a lockdown. Thursday 28th January, 1 pm – 3 pm
• Supporting family and friends with mental ill health during a lockdown. Thursday 28th January, 6 pm – 8 pm.

If you would like to know more about the training packages, please email training@kaleidoscopeplus.org.uk or call 0121 565 5605.

 


On-line Workshop to Prevent Radicalisation available to Community Groups

Sandwell Council are pleased to be able to offer community groups the opportunity to receive a free workshop from provider Nicola Benyahia. Nicola is an accredited counsellor who lost her son to radicalisation in 2015 as he fought for ISIS in Syria and sadly died whilst in the process of being de-radicalised.

Nicola set up her organisation, Families for Life, as a result of this experience, and she now runs workshops about online safety, boundary setting, communication, healthy relationships and mental health – all of which are of huge importance during this current lockdown.

The workshops aim to provide empowerment and resilience-building and Nicola can tailor her sessions to match the needs. of your group.  The session can be delivered either to the members of your group, or as training for your staff.

Given the current situation, sessions will take place online, so you must be able to access online video platforms such as MS Teams, Skype or Zoom. Sessions typically last an hour and are free for community group to access. However, places are limited so it will be first come first served.

For further information, or to book a session, please contact Lauren Bond at lauren_bond@sandwell.gov.uk.


Free Employability Workshop with University of Wales Trinity Saint David

At the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) we understand that Coronavirus has resulted in an increasingly difficult job market, even more so for those who have not written a CV or attended an interview in a considerable amount of time.

We would love to extend our support to the wider community by offering a CV Writing/Interview Skills workshop, delivered by our Professional Careers Team at the university, via an online platform.

If this is something of interest to your organisation (which you feel would be of benefit to those in the community that you are supporting), please contact Sunita Mehta, Recruitment Officer, at s.mehta@uwtsd.ac.uk


Do you want to be a voice for issues that matter?

Do you want to be a voice for issues that matter? To make change and empower your community? If so then Advocacy may be the course for you!

Advocacy is taking action to help people say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests and obtain the services they need. Social policy and service provision is at a turning point, and the debate has highlighted the need for professionals who are able to appreciate the constant change and reconstruction that social policy goes through.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has a Learning Centre, right here in Sparkhill, where you can get started on our BA Advocacy course and learn about these changes, and the valuable contribution from those who come from different value positions, and social, cultural and economic backgrounds. At UWTSD, we can give students the knowledge and understanding to help themselves, individuals, and communities to gain a voice in their own lives – as well as an increasingly recognised qualification which can help them on their future chosen path whether it be a career, further study or giving their community a voice!

With only 12 hours per week required, the course is accessible to everyone. You don’t need qualifications, just a strong commitment to advocacy.

Find out more at uwtsd.ac.uk/Birmingham or contact birminghamadmissions@uwtsd.ac.uk for more information.


Free, fully funded, WISE Ability Training

West Midlands-based employment and training provider, WISE Ability, is offering fully-funded online support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the Black Country throughout January. The courses and qualifications  come at no cost to your business and are accredited by the NCFE Awarding body up to Level 2. 

The charity is providing help through the Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) programme, which has been developed to upskill employees within SMEs.

The programme aims to upskill employees to enhance their skills, diversify the way they work, increase the competitiveness of their business, boost the local economy or simply keep staff feeling valued and appreciated.

Wise Ability is part of Serco’s network of expert organisations chosen to deliver the SSW programme across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Additionally, WISE Ability can support those individuals who have been made redundant in the last three months and are now looking to upskill, change their career or start their own business for free and online.

WISE Ability will be able offer a host of accredited qualifications in a range of sectors including Mental Health First and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace, Digital Skills, Safeguarding & Prevent, Health and Social Care, Business Start-Up, Team Leading, ITQ, Information Advice & Guidance and Customer Service, plus many others.

Please contact Brett Hudson via email brett.hudson@wiseability.co.uk contact 07720 090 052. Brett will be happy to answer any queries and schedule your slot.

Find out more about the free courses.


Making Safeguarding Personal

Research in Practice are hosting two webinars to support the implementation of Making Safeguarding Personal. This work has been commissioned by ADASS and the LGA.

The aim of the webinars is to raise awareness of the resources available to support Making Safeguarding Personal.

The first webinar (27th January, 2pm-4pm) is an overview of the resources available to support MSP, this includes

• The MSP toolkit
• Case Study Resources
• Myth busting resources

This webinar will give a refresh of the MSP approach, and will give delegates the opportunity to see the resources and think about how they will use them in their own practice.
You can book here

The second webinar on 3rd February is aimed at people who are responsible for the learning and development of other professionals. The webinar will unpack the resources introduced in the first webinar, and give ideas and suggestions for delivering learning & development sessions using the resources.
You can book here

It is not necessary to watch the first webinar in order to join the second, but you will need to book a place on each if you would like to attend them both.


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