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Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre

Ardwick Green North
Manchester
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301
Email: info@vsnw.org.uk

Events and Training

Forthcoming events in the North West 

September

Managing Multiple Priorities

9 September 2015

St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ

Is your workload too much? Is it difficult to decide what to do next? This GMCVO course will help you establish your priorities and goals, develop good work habits and deal effectively with your workload.

The Care Certificate - Lancaster

9 September 2015 10:00 - 13:00

Holiday Inn, Waterside Park, Caton Road, Lancaster LA1 3RA

To support the launch of the new Care Certificate for social care workers, Skills for Care are holding information events to help you to successfully implement the Care Certificate in your organisation

Inequalities in Greater Manchester: Taking Stock and Taking Action

10 September 2015

Barnes Wallis Room, 1st Floor, Barnes Wallis Building, The University of Manchester, Altrincham Street, Sackville Street Campus, M1 7JR

This conference is organised by the University of Manchester as part of its Just Greater Manchester initiative, which focuses on addressing inequalities locally. Leading national and local researchers will present work on inequalities in Greater Manchester across multiple dimensions, providing an evidence-base for future strategies and action.

The Care Certificate - St Helens

15 September 2015 10:00 - 13:00

Chalon Court Hotel, Linkway West, St. Helens WA10 1NG

To support the launch of the new Care Certificate for social care workers, Skills for Care are holding information events to help you to successfully implement the Care Certificate in your organisation

Designing and Managing Projects

16 September 2015 - 17 September 2015

20 East Union Street, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 9EA

This Union Street Media Arts course puts forward a technical and process-driven methodology for designing and managing social and business projects

Meaning beyond metrics: evaluating your social media activity

16 September 2015 13:30 - 16:00

Reason Digital, 3rd Floor, 24/26 Lever St, Manchester M1 1DW

This Charity Comms North West Regional Group event will look at effective ways of measuring and evaluating your social media activities which go beyond the data to demonstrate the true impact and value of these activities

Making Monitoring and Evaluation Work for You

17 September 2015

St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ

This one day GMCVO course looks at the relevance and value of a structured approach to monitoring and evaluation, and at the skills and techniques that can be used for both new and existing projects

Marketing Planning

17 September 2015 10:00 - 16:00

11 Hope Street, Sandbach, CW11 1BA

Organisations need a marketing plan to be clear on your objectives and how you will reach them. This full day CVS Cheshire East course will help you to understand what marketing jargon really means and support you to start your own marketing plan for the next 12 months.

Mental Health and Human Rights for the Third Sector: Blackburn

17 September 2015 14:00 - 17:00

Suite 20, Blackburn Enterprise Centre, Furthergate, Blackburn BB1 3HQ

BIHR and Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen invite you to attend this learning event about human rights and mental health. Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen have partnered with BIHR (the British Institute of Human Rights) on a project looking at how human rights can help ensure people using mental health/mental capacity services are treated with dignity and respect.

Digital Marketing for Charities

18 September 2015 14:00 - 16:30

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Warrington Road, Hoole, Chester, Cheshire CH2 3PD

If your organisation is looking to raise awareness, encourage engagement, manage reputation and most importantly gain new supporters / donors / volunteers, then this Chester Voluntary Action workshop is for you!

Family Therapy Across Cultures

21 September 2015

The British Psychological Society, 30 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4UE

The complexity of working with ‘race’ and cultural differences within the family therapy field remains underestimated, and occupies only a marginal position in social and mental health care. Consequently, inequalities in mental health continue and they can go unnoticed. This one-day Ethnic Health Initiative conference will explore these complexities and debate the critical perspectives, themes, and concepts within the field of family therapy with BME communities.

NCVO Members' Assembly

23 September 2015 10:30 - 13:30

St Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester, M12 6FZ

The 50-strong NCVO Members' Assembly represents and is elected from the breadth of voluntary sector organisations that make up the NCVO membership. It directly helps them to develop their policy and strategy. This September, the Members' Assembly is coming to Manchester and they are opening the session up to all member organisations to take part in the day.

Dealing with Difficult Volunteers - Managing Conflict Effectively

24 September 2015 10:00 - 16:00

11 Hope Street, Sandbach, CW11 1BA

Getting along in the workplace is essential to ensure that teams and individuals are able to work and collaborate effectively. This one day CVS Cheshire East workshop will support participants to consider how to deal with challenging situations with confidence and professionalism, to support harmony within their organisation.

October

Rethinking the Future - VSNW Conference & AGM 2015

7 October 2015

Kings House Conference Centre, Sidney Street, Manchester M1 7HB

The next five years will be a turning point for the voluntary and community sector. Devolution provides an opportunity to rethink our purpose, role and relationships – how can we take a stronger hold of our own future? The VSNW Conference & AGM 2015, ‘Rethinking the Future’, will enable you to hear from key thinkers and engage in discussions with VCS colleagues from across the North West

CORE 2015

14 October 2015 - 15 October 2015

Park Inn by Radisson Manchester City Centre, 4 Cheetham Hill Rd, Manchester, M4 4EW

As a movement of independent organisations, what are our CORE values? How do we put them at the heart of everything we do? How do we put them into practice? Who are our allies? CORE is the annual NAVCA Chief Officers Residential Event which is open to chief officers and senior managers of NAVCA members

Loss and Bereavement Awareness

21 October 2015

YHA Manchester Conference Center, Potato Wharf, Manchester M3 4NB

In any business environment, even staff who are confident and competent in their interactions with others can find themselves feeling apprehensive when confronted by a bereaved client or colleague. Yet for some companies, this is a fairly common occurrence. The CRUSE one-day loss and berevement workshops will help staff and managers to make a caring and professional response, which can significantly enhance the quality of service and support given.

November

Locality Convention 2015

10 November 2015 - 11 November 2015

St George’s Hall, Liverpool

The theme of the Locality Convention 2015 event is Keep it Local – for better services, better value and better results for our communities. The convention brings together hundreds of people doing amazing work in communities around the UK and the world to celebrate the incredible things which the sector achieves every single day.

Featured News

18 August 2015

Bookings are open for the VSNW Conference and AGM 2015

The VSNW Conference & AGM 2015, ‘Rethinking the Future’, on Wednesday 7th October in Manchester will give delegates the opportunity to: hear key thinkers and practitioners; engage in discussions focused on the key policy issues and programmes; and think about what we need to do and how we get there.

6 August 2015

Wirral University Teaching Hospital CQC Inspection - Listening Event

The Wirral University Teaching Hospitals CQC  Inspection is taking place in mid-September.  A Listening event is planned toplace at Oxton St. Saviour, Bidston Road, Oxton, CH43 2JZ on Tuesday 8th September 2015 (6pm – 7.30pm).  

3 August 2015

VCSE role in Greater Manchester Devolution

A collective partnership letter has been sent to Tony Lloyd, the Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester, which gives proposals for the VCSE role in GM devolution

3 August 2015

Public Health England sign agreement with Greater Manchester

Public Health England have agreed five key areas of work including "nurturing a social movement for change".

29 July 2015

VSNW survey into cross-partnership working

We’re conducting a short survey looking at cross-sector partnership working in the North West, in association with Compact Voice

Contact Us

Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
Manchester
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301
Email: info@vsnw.org.uk