Home » Training and Events » Current courses

Current courses

We are pleased to be able to provide training sessions online and also some face to face training in 2022

Our training sessions will mainly be done using the Zoom online platform. Some new courses for 2022 will be held in person, so please check the details for each course.

Please see below for our current training courses and follow the links for further information and to book online.

If you want to be kept informed of new training, sign up below to receive our regular training updates

Send your name, email address and organisation to training@ocva.org.uk to be added to the training mail list.

Managing Volunteers

Thursday 20th January 2022

1.00 pm – 3.30 pm (2,5 hours)

Cost: £40 – £70

Delivered by OCVA’s Volunteer Centre Coordinator, the content will cover volunteer inductions, effective communication with volunteers, strategies for maintaining volunteer motivation and how to deal with difficult situations involving volunteers.

There will be opportunities throughout the workshop for discussion and reflection on your current approach to volunteer management, as well as practical suggestions for you to implement.

Looking for a new approach to leading and facilitating groups?

Thursday 27th January 2022

12.30 pm – 3.00 pm (2.5 hours)

Cost: £35 – £65

A simple yet powerful truth is that the quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first.  

A Thinking Environment is a dynamic and empowering framework in which active listening becomes as important as speaking. An environment in which all are treated ‘equal as thinkers’ and one in which everyone is encouraged to take their thinking to the cutting edge. Creating this for groups will improve thinking and creative solutions, but also drive strategic decision making.

This training will introduce you to this framework using elements of immersive learning as well as hands-on learning by doing.

The training will be delivered online using zoom. 

Fire Marshal Course

Wednesday 2nd February 2022

10.00 am – 1.15 pm (3.15 hours)

Cost: £60 – £90

 

Did you know that breaches of fire safety laws can result in unlimited fines and even imprisonment?

The Fire Marshal course specifically designed for anyone who has a specific responsibility for fire safety in the workplace, such as designated fire wardens/fire marshals. Delegates will learn about causes and effects of fires, as well as how to prevent their spread and implement necessary emergency procedures. The course complies with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Introduction to using Social Media effectively

Tuesday 8th February 2022

10.00 am – 12.00 pm (2 hours)

Cost: £45 – £75

 

During the Covid-19 pandemic, social media has become and even more vital channel for communicating for charities of all sizes, helping raise their profiles, inspire supporters and reach the communities they serve.

Yet for those who are new to social media in a professional setting, you can find making effective use of your social media channels challenging.

Volunteering and the Law – Intermediate Level

Tuesday 15th February 2022

1.00 pm – 4.00 pm (3 hours)

Cost: £40 – £70

An essential session for those responsible for managing volunteers. This intermediate level course will help you to clarify the legal position in relation to volunteers.

How do you ensure you are supporting and developing volunteers while avoiding the risk of creating contracts and falling foul of employment law? In the session, we will look at some useful Case Law and discuss them in detail.

This course will enable you to understand volunteering and the law in relation to employment law, your duty of care, safeguarding, health and safety, equality and diversity, insurance, and employment benefits.

Building a Successful Funding Strategy – Income Diversification

Tuesday 22nd February 2022

10.00 am – 1.30 pm (3.5 hours)

Cost: £45 – £75

The funding world is changing. 

All too often we depend on a small and declining funding base.  This practical workshop shows how we can take a more planned and strategic approach to how we fund our work and build a more sustainable income base for our organisation.

Effective People Management

Wednesday 23rd February 2022 

10.00 am – 12.30 pm (2.5 hours)

Cost: £45 – £75

Are you new to management? Or would you like to refresh your management skills?

This course is designed to help you develop your knowledge, understanding and skills for managing employees in the workplace, as required by a current or potential first line manage

Intermediate Social Media Masterclass

Tuesday 1st March 2022

10.00 am – 12.00 pm (2 hours)

Cost: £45 – £75

During the Covid-19 pandemic, social media has become and even more vital channel for communicating for charities of all sizes, helping raise their profiles, inspire supporters and reach the communities they serve. 

This course will explore how your organisation can thrive online, introduce the use of analytics and social media management tools and look at how to develop engaging and impactful content

This workshop is designed for those who already have experience running at least one social media channel and are looking to learn more about them.

Bid Writing Workshop

Tuesday 8th March 2022

10.00 am – 1.30 pm (3.5 hours)

Cost: £45 – £75

Putting together a winning bid to a funder/commissioner is a demanding task. 

This workshop looks at how the process works and the principles that underpin it and will help to craft a bid that is convincing, realistic and comprehensive.

Coaching Skills

Wednesday 9th March 2022

10.00 am – 12.00 pm (2 hours)

Cost: £45 – £75

At this time when we are all being asked to work in different ways and with different challenges, all manage need to enhance their skills. One skill in particular that has become very important is to be able to coach staff to come up with their own ideas. Therefore, this is a must attend session to help you to be equipped to support and develop staff and ones self.

Attending this 2 hour workshop will enable you to explore what is needed to coach others effectively.

Managing Performance 

Wednesday 16th March 2022

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm (2 hours)

Cost: £45 – £75

As home and virtual working is becoming more popular it is now imperative for managers to develop their skills in engaging a remote workforce. Our skills need to evolve to maintain performance whether managing teams face-to-face or remotely.

Attending this 2 hour workshop will enable you to explore the evolving nature of team management by focusing on leading employees in a hybrid workforce.

How to be a good Trustee

Thursday 24th March 2022

Arrive at 10.00 am for a start at 10.15 am – 1.15 pm (3 hours with a break included)

Cost: £50 – £80

This course is for new trustees, those thinking about joining a board or existing board members wanting a refresher and update.

It aims to provide an overview of the key things you need to know as a trustee. The session will equip you with the knowledge of your responsibilities as a trustee and confidence to know where to go to find out more after the course.

The course covers the role of individual trustees and the nature of their collective responsibility, plus some practical tips about how to be effective and add value to the board. There will also be a chance to find out more about some of the latest developments in the sector

 

This course will be held in person at Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford. 

Emergency First Aid at Work

Tuesday 29th March 2022

10.00 am – 5.00 pm (7 hours with breaks included)

Cost: £115 – £145

The Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 require all employers to make arrangements to ensure their employees receive immediate attention if they are injured or taken ill at work.

This includes carrying out a risk assessment, appointing a suitable amount of first aiders and providing appropriate first aid training.

The Emergency First Aid at Work course meets the requirements of the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) and is nationally recognised, designed for those who have a specific responsibility at work to provide first aid in a range of emergency first aid situations

This course will be held in person in OCVA’s training room

Fundamentals of GDPR : Staff awareness for those new to GDPR or needing a refresher

Tuesday 5th April 2022

2.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Cost: £60 – 90

A two hour data protection staff awareness online training Ideal for anyone new to data protection, as part of a new starter training programme or those needing a refresher of GDPR.

The training session will be practical, with relevant examples to charities, 3rd sector organisations and privacy sector businesses in the Oxfordshire area.  The 2hr session will talk through the core principles of the law and how they apply to you.

Effective Development and Planning

Wednesday 6th April 2022

10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Cost: £45 – 75

Your role as Chair or CEO is becoming increasingly challenging due to the unique requirements of the third sector.

Development and Planning are the interlinked pillars on which all organisations stand and straightforward skills in these areas will transform results.

Whether you are experienced and want more ideas, new to your role and needing support or a potential leader looking for successful techniques, this online workshop focuses on practical solutions to achieve positive results for growth and delivery.

This course will be run online using zoom.

Raising the Profile of your Organisation

Wednesday 27th April 2022

10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Cost: £45 – 75

For Chair or CEO, this online workshop will demonstrate the difference that focused marketing can bring and will provide a format that will help to deliver improved control and performance to all key areas.

Marketing is a total understanding of the needs of users combined with the strengths of each charity’s ethos into a powerful and convincing proposition.

A well-prepared Marketing Plan is the glue that binds these fundamental needs together into a cohesive expression of how a charity brings added value to its community.

This course will be run online using zoom

The Financial Responsibilities of Treasurers and Trustees

Tuesday 17th May 2022

10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Cost: £45 – £75

The role of treasurers and other trustees in ensuring effective financial planning and safeguarding of voluntary organisations is vital.

This session will help trustees/treasurers to understand their role and come up with some practical actions they can take to ensure that they both safeguard the charity’s assets and ensure they are used effectively. This session will be useful for new trustees, those who have taken on the role of treasurer or chair and those who wish to refresh their knowledge.

This course will be held online using Zoom. 

Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers

Thursday 19th May 2022

1.00 pm – 3.30 pm (2.5 hours)

Cost: £40 – £70

This is an action packed session filled with practical suggestions and plenty of opportunities to share ideas on how to recruit volunteers and keep hold of them!

Volunteer recruitment is a constant challenge for many organisations. This workshop will explore people’s motivations to volunteer and the barriers inhibiting volunteering. Equipped with this knowledge you will have the chance to critique current volunteer recruitment campaigns, analyse new and innovative ways for working and learn about current developments in the sector in Oxfordshire and how OCVA can help.

There will be opportunities throughout the session to reflect on your current methods of recruitment and volunteer management. OCVA’s Volunteer Co-ordinator will offer his thoughts on how to retain volunteers based on conversations with clients in the Volunteer Centre and the findings of national research.

The course will be run online using Zoom.

An Introduction to Volunteering and the Law

Thursday 7th July 2022

1.00 pm – 3.00 pm (2 hours)

Cost: £40 – £70

An essential session for those responsible for managing volunteers.

This informative and engaging workshop will highlight the key areas to be aware of, and tips to make sure you are adhering to your responsibilities in protecting volunteer’s rights

This course is a basic introduction to volunteering and the law. The session will help you to clarify the legal position in relation to volunteers. How do you ensure that you are supporting and developing volunteers while avoiding the risk of creating contracts and falling foul of employment law?

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Email training@ocva.org.uk or call us on 01865 251946
Share with a friend
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
Share on email
Email
COVID-19: Support, advice and information for the community
This is default text for notification bar
Skip to content