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TrACK 10 2017 - Full Programme

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TrACK 10 - The fundamental areas of training for the third sector - all for £450!

If you’re looking for inspiring, useful and affordable training, check out our upcoming 10 training session - all specifically tailored for small charities and social enterprises. These courses will take place between April and December 2017 (dates below) and will all take place at the Circle Dundee.

The 10 sessions include:

This is the first of 10 TrACK sessions, the remaining sessions are:

  • Presentation Skills - Sandra Strathie of VERP - Thursday 27/4/17 10am till 4pm (lunch included) Book here
  • Accessing Local Charitable Trusts - Kirsty Thomson of ACK - Wednesday 31/5/17 10am till 4pm (lunch included) Book here
  • Managing Volunteers and Placements - Paul Hastie of ACK - Thursday 15/6/17 10am till 3pm (lunch included) Book here
  • Property - Angela Caldwell of James Keiller Estates - Thursday 29/6/17 10am till 12pm Book here
  • Insurance - Bobby Boag of Towergate Insurance - Thursday 31/8/17 10am till 12pm Book here
  • Charity Law: Roles and Responsibilities- Stewart Dunbar of Blackadders - Thursday 21/9/17 10am till 4pm (lunch included) Book here
  • Charity Finance - MMG Archbold - Thursday 26/10/17 10am till 3pm (lunch included) Book here
  • Corporate Social Responsibility - Donald McPherson -Former Company Secretary of the Alliance Trust- Thursday 16/11/17 10am till 12pm Book here
  • Press & Media Training - Fiona Armstrong of DC Thomson - Friday 8/12/17 10am till 1pm Book here
  • Social Media - Fiona Harper of ACK - Thursday 14/12/17 10am till 1pm Book here

These courses are delivered in partnership with local businesses who are expert in their field. There is more information about the content of each course below.

You are not required to send the same individual along to each session but can share the programme topics among your team if this is more beneficial to your organisation.

The course is open to staff or volunteers from third sector organisations, community groups or individuals who are starting out or keen to learn or refresh knowledge on some of the fundamental areas of the third sector.

The Circle Dundee on Staffa Place has ample parking but can be easily reached from the town centre on the 10a, 1a, 12 and 1b bus services.

Any questions? Contact clare@alongcamekirsty.co.uk

These courses are also available as one individual sessions for £50 each and are available to book on Eventbrite.

Course Content

Presentation Skills

Who should attend?

Anyone who wants do develop their presentation skills. You may be a very experienced presenter or a newly nervous presenter and this session will help you to develop your own style, skills of presentation and confidence.

By the end of this course you will:

Feel more confident in giving presentations
Feel more confident in managing a ‘difficult’ audience or group.
Be more self-aware and understand your own strengths and working point (those things you want to do more of or change)
Be aware of the attunement principles for communicating with an audience or group.
Understand how to prepare for a presentation.
Have set your own goal(s) for further development.
What’s covered on this course:
Pre course evaluation
Getting to know you
Key considerations in giving presentations
Why use the attunement principles?
Filming of presentations
Coaching/viewing presentations/setting goals
Dealing with difficult groups or audiences
Post course evaluations
Certificates will be issued that provide evidence for CPD, CLF, and PRTL.

Guest speakers Sandra Strathie – Glen Strathie Partnership

Accessing Local Charitable Trusts


Who should attend?

This course is aimed at local charities, fundraisers, project workers and volunteers.

By the end of this course you will have information on:
What trusts are and how they work and names of local trusts
How to identify suitable grant-making trusts to approach for funding, understand what they are looking
How to structure an application to a trust and articulate their cause in a powerful way with techniques for developing and writing strong, persuasive, successful funding proposals.
Show examples of budgets, monitoring and evaluation

What’s covered on this course:
Explaining Your Charity
Developing your pitch
How to present your information
Project Plan and Budget
Your Charity Pitch

Kirsty Thomson, Managing Director at ACK

Recruiting and Managing Volunteers


Who should attend?

This course is aimed at charities and social enterprises working with volunteers (or who want to in the future) and want to ensure they are making the most of this valuable resource.

What’s covered on this course:
What volunteers can do for you to help efforts
How to recruit the right volunteers in the right way
Understanding and using motivations of volunteers
Once you’ve got them, keep them!
Volunteer management
Dealing with difficult people
Giving feedback to maximise this valuable resource
Developing volunteers into long term advocates and supporters

Paul Hastie, Programme Manager at ACK

Property


Who should attend?

Those who are making the decision about finding property for their organisation
By the end of this course you will:
Have more confidence about making the first steps
What’s covered on this course:
I need to find commercial property for my business
What do I need to know?
What does the jargon mean?
Where do I go for help?

Guest speaker Angela Caldwell James Keiller Estates

Insurance


Who should attend?

By the end of this course you will:
What’s covered on this course:

By the end of this course you will:
Understand why having the correct insurance is so important to your organisation
Understand different types of insurance and your organisations requirements

What’s covered on this course:
Examples of insurance you need and why
Case studies


Guest speaker Bobby Boag Towergate Insurance


Charity Law


Who should attend?

This course will appeal to people at all levels. Anyone who wants understand the legalities that face charities and their responsibilities.

By the end of this course you will:
Understand the general and specific duties incumbent on charity trustees underlining the extent to which trustees are responsible (and liable) for oversight, direction and decision-making of the charity
How OSCR operates
Understand more on formulating and maintaining policies on levels of reserves and appropriate investment strategy policies
The status of ‘volunteer’ workers, and how to avoid claims and tribunals

What’s covered on this course:
Overview of charity structures
Trustees’ responsibilities
OSCR compliance issues: a view from the inside
Charity investment powers
Employment aspects
Property aspects
Other charity issues

Guest speaker - Stewart Dunbar of Blackadders



Charity Finance


Who should attend?

Those with little or no previous financial experience who need to understand and interpret financial information, including staff, trustees and volunteers.
By the end of this course you will:

Understand the charities duties financially
What’s covered on this course:

The typical financial duties of a charity in regards financial reporting, dealing with Companies House and Charity Commission filings.
Recent Changes in the Companies Act 2016
OSCR
Understanding your organisations accounts – useful when discussing with funders

Guest speaker MMG Archbold


Corporate Social Responsibility

Who should attend?

This course will be of interest to charities who receive, or would like to attract, funding from companies.

By the end of this course you will:

Understand the meaning of corporate social responsibility and how it can help you to attract funding from the business sector.

What's covered on this course:
  • The legal background to CSR
  • Why CSR is important to companies
  • Where to look for information on companies' approach to CSR
  • How to approach companies for support

Guest Speaker: Donald MacPherson -Former Company Secretary Alliance Trust and Board of Director in ACK


Press & Media

This course will appeal to people at all levels especially those who are responsible for the marketing and communications in their organisation

By the end of this course you will:

understand the different types of UK media
put together a focused media list for your charity
understand how to turn information into a story
write a good a press release

What’s covered on this course:

understanding how the media works
finding a great story
getting your story into the media

Guest speaker Fiona Armstrong of DC Thomson

Social Media


Who the course is aimed at?
This course is aimed at anyone who would like to use social media more effectively.

What the course will cover?
We will look at the different social media platforms, looking at which ones are best for you depending on your aims and your audience. We will also look at tips to gather, engage and retain followers and what to consider when putting together a social media strategy and plan.

What they will get from the course?
A better understanding of how people interact with social media and how you can engage with them effectively. You will also know how to put together a social media plan and how to balance your content to keep your audience interested.


Fiona Harper, Head of Marketing and Communications at ACK
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