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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 

June

Sefton Leadership Links

1 June 2015 12:00 - 14:00

Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre, Cambridge Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, L22 1RR

This is the first of a series of events, organised by Sefton CVS, which will provide an opportunity to network with sector colleagues, discuss themes and trends and support learning, knowledge and growth for local leaders

Introduction to Project Management

3 June 2015 09:30 - 16:30

IBM Manchester, Jackson House, Sibson Road, Sale, M33 7RR

This workshop, organised by the Small Charities Coalition and IBM Manchester, will introduce participants to the basic principles and concepts of project management

What’s keeping you awake at night?

4 June 2015 10:00 - 13:00

Manchester

These are tough times to be a leader in the voluntary sector working in criminal justice. Finances are tight, service user need is escalating, and the impact the Transforming Rehabilitation will have on the sector is still unclear. You can share your experiences of navigating these turbulent seas in a facilitated session with a small group of peers.

EU Funding in The North West 2014-20 Information Event

10 June 2015 12:30 - 15:30

Liverpool

This Network for Europe event will update the voluntary and community sector in the North West on the latest developments in the EU Funding programmes for 2014-20

Equality & Diversity

11 June 2015 10:00 - 13:00

CVS Cheshire East, Ashton House, 1a Gatefield Street, Crewe, CW1 2JP

This CVS Cheshire East course will help you to understand the requirements of the 2010 Equality Act and the accompanying ‘Public Sector Equality Duty’ (2011)

Trustee Roles and Responsibilities

16 June 2015 18:00 - 20:00

Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

This is an evening Macc workshop specifically for trustees from City of Manchester voluntary and community sector organisations - what you need and what you should know about trustee roles and responsibilities

Introduction to Counselling Skills

18 June 2015 10:00 - 16:00

The Counselling and Family Centre, 40 Mayors Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA15 9RP

This course, run by The Counselling and Family Centre, is for anyone considering a career in counselling, those who work in social health and criminal justice services, those who work in adoption and fostering, in student services, nursing, with bereaved people or those who volunteer in emotional well-being charitable organisations.  If your work includes advising/working with disturbed or distressed people, this course will be invaluable.

Social media training for beginners

18 June 2015 10:00 - 13:00

Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

This Macc workshop is specifically for voluntary and community sector organisations within the city of Manchester only

Parliamentary Outreach Service Train the Trainer

23 June 2015 - 24 June 2015

Manchester Conference Centre, 78 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3NJ

The Parliamentary Outreach Service is running a train the trainer course which is based around a training resource which has been designed so that organisations are able themselves to deliver training and information about Parliament and how people can engage effectively

Coaching Skills for Managers

24 June 2015 - 25 June 2015

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

This GMCVO course aims to develop your coaching skills. Using a coaching approach to management brings about higher levels of engagement from those we work with, fosters more positive and productive relationships and strengthens the psychological contract, retaining staff and encouraging people to ‘go the extra mile’.

July

Monitoring and Evaluating

1 July 2015 10:00 - 15:30

CVS Cheshire East, Ashton House, 1a Gatefield Street, Crewe, CW1 2JP

Does your organisation need help measuring the impact that your service has? This CVS Cheshire East one day course is suitable for any community, voluntary group or charity who needs to find effective ways of recording and reporting data.

Making Devolution Work

7 July 2015 09:30 - 16:15

Manchester Business School, MBS East, Booth Street East, Manchester, M13 9PL

Under the aegis of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester, this day of discussion is jointly organised by a leading think-do tank the Centre for Local Economic Strategies and by academic researchers in the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change. Their aim is to break down the silos and sponsor a new conversation between academic researchers, local government, business and civil society groups. 

More Than Just a Number!

9 July 2015 13:45 - 16:45

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

This Child Outcomes Research Consortium event will look at using outcome measures to help improve emotional wellbeing

Featured News

19 May 2015

New VSNW CQC Inspections Briefing

We have produced a new briefing to provide information on the dates and locations of new CQC inspections between July and September 2015. CQC are encouraging people to share their experiences.

18 May 2015

Spirit of Manchester Awards Open

The Spirit of Manchester Awards is a series of awards celebrating and highlighting all the excellent work being carried out in Manchester’s voluntary and community sector. As well as providing recognition to the sector in these hard times, they want to raise the profile of the sector amongst the general public

28 April 2015

Health and Care Voluntary Sector Survey published

NAVCA has published the findings of the Health and Care Voluntary Sector Survey, the largest charity survey of 2014. The survey was conducted by NAVCA and the Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership which includes Regional Voices, of which VSNW is a member

20 April 2015

Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund 2015-2016

The Health and Social Care Volunteering Fund is now open for applications for both the National and Local schemes for projects starting in September 2015 or later

15 April 2015

Let us know your views on social prescribing

Social prescribing has become a key area of the current health agenda and we would like to know your views and experiences

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