training and development
The Shropshire Infrastructure Partnership and its partners offer a wide range of training courses to suit a variety of needs and catering for volunteers, paid staff, management committee members and trustees.
As a voluntary/community or social enterprise organisation you will understand the value of periodically reviewing the training and development needs of the people active for your cause. Equally, to ensure we provide training courses which are useful and effective, we ask for your feedback. You can use the free Training Needs Analysis survey we have designed, not only to take stock in your own organisation, but also to give us your feedback on a range of course topics, duration of courses, locations and charges so we can ensure we put on the support you need.
Please click this link to get useful insight into your organisation’s training needs….. and it will help us to help you!
We are also currently developing an online training platform, the VCS Learning Gateway. Find out more about this exciting project here.
So what training sessions are there for me?
To get an overview of all training and development which is currently on offer from our partners, click this link to download a pdf document. Also see the latest additional courses below.
Strengthening Your Leadership
In these challenging times, leaders and managers are under greater pressure to balance many priorities, support the team, find new customers and sources of income, do more for less, monitor and evaluate progress whilst maintaining ‘business as usual’.
With this in mind we have created a series of 6 linked but independent day workshops to give you time and space to focus on specific leadership challenges and identify workable solutions within a supportive and inspirational environment.
You will also gain new ideas, tools and techniques to enable you to develop your teams and enterprise/organisation as well as enhance your skills and confidence.
Course topics include:
- Inspirational Leadership to motivate and engage the workforce
- Coaching and Mentoring to improve team performance
- Getting the best from your local market/community
- Creative Planning – innovation to grow your enterprise
- Managing conflict effectively and how to prevent it
- The untapped potential of partners, customers, competitors
The workshops have been crafted and developed by Sue Fry from Midwest Rural Enterprise & Unlocking Enterprise CIC and Sarah Lee from Solid Coaching, who both have extensive practical experience, knowledge and background in leadership and management.
Sessions can either be enjoyed as a stand alone workshop and will charged at an introductory offer of £55 per day (would normally be £75 per day).
Sessions will be held in Bransford near Malvern And Craven Arms.
The Craven Arms course starts on May 24th at Craven Arms Community Centre, Newington Way, Craven Arms, SY7 9PS, from 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
The Hereford and Worcestershire course starts on 18th May at The Fold, New House Farm, Bransord WR6 5JB on the A4103 3 miles from Malvern and just outside of Worcester.
Future workshops will be held bi monthly, and dates and times may be negotiable with those who intend to attend more than one session. If you are interested and want to book or are simply curious contact any of the below:
- Sarah on 07905 722005 email@example.com
- Sue on 07779 539487 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maria on 01588 672847 email@example.com
Session Outcomes for the Inspirational Leadership to motivate and engage the workforce session:
At the end of the session participants will have:
- Identified key leadership challenges in their organisation and for their own leadership practice
- Reflected on key skills and qualities of an inspirational leader and identified areas for personal development
- Learned about modern leadership styles and the difference between leadership and management
- Discussed their own identity as a leader and elements of their behavior than enhance and detract from this
- Learned about how to use their leadership qualities and skills to motivate and inspire their team, partners and customers/community.
Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) for Voluntary Sector Workers (Level 3). This qualification is designed for people who are currently employed or who work in a voluntary capacity for organisations and, as part of their job role, are required to teach or train others. The course aims to support learners to become confident and effective teachers.
Participants will learn about the responsibilities of the teaching role, understand appropriate teaching and learning approaches, demonstrate session planning skills and understand how to motivate learners and assess their progress.
Where/When: The 2013 course has now started. If you are interested in future courses please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Charity Trustee Network sessions
Our partner Shropshire RCC coordinates the Shropshire Charity Trustee network.
The most recent session was on ‘Charities and Fraud’ (February 2013) ,
Cost of these sessions: Free of charge to Shropshire RCC members or £10 per person for non-members
For more information on future sessions see the Shropshire Charity Trustee Network pages on Shropshire RCC’s website.
Full and half day training courses
Click here to see a full list of topics, dates and locations of the courses which are confirmed for 2013 so far. These are full or half day classroom based sessions. If you are looking for training on a topic that is not covered then please contact us as we may be able to arrange bespoke training or help you find a suitable alternative.
For full details of all the planned courses please click this link (to download a pdf document).
We call these ‘knowledge and nosh’, they are informal short sessions, typically from 8.30 – 10.30 on a variety of topics. Again, we will design these on feedback and requests so please let us know what topics you would find useful. In the past we have covered:
- Social Media
- Volunteers and the law
- Recruiting volunteers
- Recruiting trustees
- Youth volunteering
Social Media Surgeries
These informal social gatherings are wholly run by volunteers, people with experience of using social media and other free web based tools. There currently is one surgery venue in Shrewsbury. For further details see the Social Media Surgery pages.