San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Introduction to Web Design full day training workshop delivered in partnership with IBM:
Friday 26 September 2014, 9.30am - 4.30pm in Winchester, £20 per person (lunch included).
Charities and community organisations are increasingly using the power of the Internet as a means of communicating and interacting with their stakeholders, beneficiaries, supporters, funders, staff etc. An effective website is now considered to be an essential component of any organisation's resources. Whether you're a small charity which just needs a basic information website or a charity which is looking to deliver its services and communications in a more efficient and effective 'web enabled' way or sees the Internet as a key component of a growth strategy, this workshop will be useful to you.
The workshop is targeted at those who have either a very limited understanding of web sites and who are not IT competent. The workshop will address questions such as: who your website is for, what an effective web site should / could do for those people, what types of functionality your website might need to have, cover areas such as web accessibility, web publishing and the law, components of good web design and how to commission a web developer so that you get what you need, rather than what a web developer wants to give you. At the end of the workshop you should leave with an enhanced knowledge of how to create or improve your website and a set of very simple tools for helping you put together a plan and a brief to achieve that goal.
PLEASE NOTE: this workshop will NOT teach you the skills needed to build a website or provide you with detailed technical understanding of web design and technologies.
Why IBM and why these workshops?
The IBM skills workshops form one part of IBM’s commitment to the communities within which they live and work. IBM is fortunate to have large numbers of highly motivated, intelligent and capable people, along with insights and knowledge and other resources that, appropriately applied, can benefit not just large commercial and government organisations able to pay for them, but schools, charities and individuals too.
Who should attend?
The IBM skills workshops are targeted at staff, volunteers and trustees of small charities that are looking to improve knowledge & understanding, build confidence or develop into new areas.
The content of each of the one day workshops is based on quality resources that have been thoroughly tried and tested with charities. The workshops are delivered by teams of IBM volunteers, some of whom are subject matter experts in the topics – but all of whom are very approachable and committed to ensuring that you get the most out of your day.
The workshops very deliberately have a high level of staffing so that there are plenty of people on hand who can work with participants in small groups or individually, giving you personal and intensive coaching and support.
Each attendee will be assigned an IBM volunteer who will support them before and during the workshop and will also be a source of help after workshop if any charities have any ad hoc questions.
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Please read the following before booking:
1. To get the most out of the day we recommend organisations send two representatives to the workshop. This way, having attended a workshop together there is mutual understanding and support within an organisation, to ensure that the learning is applied to real projects.
2. We usually work with a maximum of 12 organisations / 24 participants, to ensure that we can provide a high quality, high staff to learner ratio. We assign an IBM ‘buddy’ to pairs or small groups for the day, the buddy with help explain the concepts and activities.
3. We do also ask that if, having booked a place on a workshop and had that confirmed, attendees make every effort to attend – otherwise other charities miss out on the opportunity to develop their capacity and IBM volunteers running the day can end up feeling that their effort and commitment has not been worthwhile.
4. We ask each organisation / individual attending, to come to the workshop, having identified a specific project, related to the subject matter of the workshop that they wish to work on. This way the learning has a real application and a value to the organisation.
5. IBM may contact you ahead of the event so that they can better understand your organisations, the reasons for your attendance and the types of projects that you will be bringing to work on.
6. We expect participants to come prepared to fully participate in the workshops – to be open and honest about your organisation and its strengths and weaknesses, to share your expertise and ideas and to work collaboratively with other participants.
Before you book you must be a member of the Small Charities Coalition. Membership of the Small Charities Coalition is FREE (conditions apply).
To become a member click HERE and complete the registration form. When you're done, return to this booking page.
Cancellations and Refunds:
If you cancel your place at least 6 working days before an event takes place then you are entitled to a full refund by request. Refunds for cancellations after this point are given at the discretion of the Small Charities Coalition.
If you cannot make a workshop please advise us as soon as possible. Workshops normally have a waitlist and if you notify us early enough then there's a good chance another charity can attend in your place.
When & Where
Small Charities Coalition
We are a national support and networking organisation that helps trustees, staff and volunteers of small charities access the skills, knowledge and resources they need to best serve their causes.