Training & events

OCVA trains volunteers, trustees and staff working in voluntary, community and non-profit organisations across Oxfordshire and beyond.

We aim to improve your skills, knowledge and confidence with accredited and non-accredited training; leading to personal and career development.

Why train with us?

Our training sessions are delivered by a friendly team of internal and external experts in their field, with an understanding of the issues that affect the sector. We keep the session fees low as low as possible to ensure sessions are open to all.

To address the complexities of issues affecting the sector our training courses are always changing and evolving to respond to the needs of those who require our services. One of the many ways in which we are trying to improve our services includes making our training mobile, with sessions to be implemented across the county. This is in make certain that all individuals and organisations based outside of the city centre have an easier chance to access our courses.

*Training is VAT exempt.

Current training sessions

We are pleased to be able to provide training sessions online.
These will be done using the Zoom online platform.

Volunteering and Mental Wellbeing 

Recruiting Volunteers and the Five Ways to Wellbeing

Thursday 24th June 2021

1.00 pm – 4.00 pm 

This is a joint training session delivered by OCVA and Oxfordshire Mind

The Financial Responsibilities of Treasurers and Trustees 

Tuesday 6th July 2021

10.00 am – 12.00 pm 

Effective Fundraising Workshop – A Strategic Approach 

Tuesday 13th July 2021

10.00 am – 1.30 pm (3.5 hours with a break midway)

Improve Your Talks, Presentations and Speeches 

Wednesday 1st September 2021

10.00 am – 12.00 pm (2 hours )

Improve Your Copywriting Skills To Get More Impact

Thursday 9th September 2021

10.00 am – 12.00 pm (2 hours )

Business and Report Writing

Wednesday 15th September 2021

10.00 am – 12.00 pm (2 hours)

Effective People Management 

Thursday 16th September 2021

10.00 am – 12.30 pm (2.5 hours)

Collaboration and partnership working – making it work

Wednesday 22nd September 2021

10.00 am – 1.30 pm

Reframing Conflicts 

Tuesday 28th September 2021

9.15 am – 12.15 pm (2.75 hours with a break midway)

Designing and Managing Projects

Wednesday 6th October 2021

10.00 am – 1.30 pm

Researching and Prioritising Funders

Tuesday 19th October 2021

10.00 am – 12.00 pm ( 2 hours)

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