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FREE Capacity Building Training Courses

Volunteer Now are delivering a range of FREE capacity building training courses to groups based in Belfast in the New Year.  All workshops will be online via Zoom.

Leading The Way – Governance

This session is aimed at both current committee members, as well as those who are seeking to join a committee for the first time.  By the end of this session, participants will gain an introduction to:

  • The Code of Good Governance
  • The DIY Committee Guide
  • Roles and responsibilities of Trustees
  • Building skills in the Committee
  • Support for Staff and Volunteers
  • Risk management
  • Safeguarding

Dates:  6 January or 3 March 2021
Times:  10am-12pm

Managing Change

Managing change is now a guaranteed part of any manager’s job.  Whether you are managing change at a day to day operational level or implementing it at a strategic level—change needs managed.  This master class looks at the theory of managing change and how to put it into practice in such a way to keep volunteers motivated.  Using case studies and own examples, participants will start to plan for managing change in their own organisation.  By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the change process in organisations
  • Outline the characteristics of good leadership

Dates:  1 February or 10 March 2021
Times:  10am-12pm


This session will cover identifying funders and guidance on how to complete funding applications.  By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Keep the application short
  • Give the funder what they want
  • Tell the funder who you are
  • Describe the problem, and your solution
  • Ask for project funding
  • Be positive in your application
  • Offer a human story
  • Avoid jargon

Dates:  13 January, 18 February or 24 March 2021
Times:  10am-12pm

Programme & Project Planning

By the end of this session, participants will be able to understand:

  • Calendar planning document
  • Risk assessments
  • Developing a vision for your programme or project
  • How to put your team together
  • Creating an event budget
  • Choosing your venue and date
  • Identifying and engaging partners and sponsors
  • Developing your programme or project branding
  • Developing and deploying your marketing campaign

Dates:  11 January, 25 February or 22 March 2021
Times:  11am-1pm

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