Drawing on an Action Learning Set model, this new programme runs over three, half-day sessions spaced more than a week apart.
Offering a fusion of mentoring, inquisitorial discussion, small-group exercises and individual study, there will be opportunities created between sessions to explore how far the learning can be applied.
- It’s an approach that will help you to find new solutions to the challenges facing you, including those you have yet to identify.
- Each Learning Set group will be capped at seven participants, increasing the potential for devoting greater attention to each person’s needs.
- You will work with like-minded people who face similar challenges, gaining from the mutual support and strength that a closed group can provide.
- You will be guided by an experienced facilitator in a safe and confidential space where you can be open about the obstacles you are facing.
- You will discover why there’s more than one type of volunteer, and more than one type of volunteering role, and how this requires a complex understanding of what volunteering is and why people do it. Equally, you will uncover the single driving force that motivates all volunteers.
- You will receive a comprehensive grounding for involving volunteers, ensuring that you have fully addressed all the procedural and operational requirements within your own organisation’s context.
- Your organisation will benefit from a structurally holistic management model designed to maximise resources while minimising effort.
- Because your volunteers will subsequently be appropriately supported, feeling acknowledged and recognised, they are likely to stay around longer.
- You will be able to develop appropriate tools to monitor and assess the impact of your volunteers’ work.