Training

Setting Up a CIC and other Legal Structures

Description

This 1 and a half hour online workshop will help anyone thinking about starting up a new community group, charity or community business such as a CIC. We will explore the various legal structures, governing documents, financial requirements, essential policies and possible next steps.

Individuals wanting to chat with a member of staff about setting up will be required to attend this workshop first.

Event Type Workshop
Start Date: Monday, 2 November, 2020 - 10:00
End Date Monday, 2 November, 2020 - 11:30

Strategies to Help You Cope

Description

Now more than ever we all need to dig deep and manage this difficult time. This session will firstly explore how the human mind is affected by uncertainty, fear and lack of control – it is ok to not be ok! Then we will look at some strategies and techniques to minimise the impact and remain resilient. Facilitated by Alsion Blackler, Author of A Path Travelled and change a management expert.

Event Type Workshop
Start Date: Tuesday, 3 November, 2020 - 10:00
End Date Tuesday, 3 November, 2020 - 11:30

St Helens Community Centre Managers' Network (Online)

Description

Halton & St Helens are pleased to welcome back the St Helens Community Centre Managers' Network. First established over 15 years ago the Network met regularly to facilitate a peer support network for those who ran community centres. In recent years, the membership of the network found it increasingly difficult to meet due to the various demands of running a centre. After holding a meeting at the end of July those that attended felt it was important to continue to meet as with the current challenging environment we find ourselves in and the various conversations of those who manage centres have been having it was agreed to bring back this Network as a facility to bring together Centre Managers and Trustees of Community facilities to offer peer support and where possible joint working to help community centres not only to survive in the current climate but to thrive as we move into the future.

So, are you a local charity/ not for profit community organisation that is a Community Centre or a community facility that local people access such as a community hall?

They why not come and join us to find out how we can move forward together.

Book your Place... The meeting will be facilitated by Annie Lawrenson - Capacity Lead in St Helens for Halton & St Helens VCA

Event Type Meeting
Start Date: Thursday, 5 November, 2020 - 10:00
End Date Thursday, 5 November, 2020 - 12:30

Trustee Forum Meeting for VCFSE Groups in Halton & St Helens

Description

Launch of Trustee Forum Meetings for VCFSE Groups in Halton & St Helens

Halton & St Helens VCA are delighted to be launching an online meeting for Trustees or Directors of VCFSE organisations in Halton and St Helens. The meetings will afford attendees with the opportunity to share best practice and discuss concerns, as we all attempt to adapt our services in this ever changing climate of new rules and regulations.

The first Trustee Forum Meeting will be held on Monday 9th November via Zoom. It will begin at 6pm. 

We’re delighted to announce that the guest speaker at the meeting will be Robert Nieri, Principal Associate from Shoosmiths Solicitors in Manchester.  Robert will be delivering a presentation entitled: “Equipping charity trustees to lead their organisations with assurance as we emerge from Covid-19.” 

He describes it as follows: “COVID-19 is a crisis unlike any other we have faced as a country, presenting a new and varied set of challenges to everyone and in particular to the charity sector, which is facing greater need but with fewer resources. The presentation will provide charity trustees and senior staff with an overview of the responsibilities and powers of trustees, to outline governance issues that commonly arise in practice and to provide some simple strategies to help trustees run their charities as effectively as possible in these challenging times.”

 Please click on the 'Register Now' button to book a place and receive zoom details 

 

 

Event Type Event
Start Date: Monday, 9 November, 2020 - 18:00
End Date Monday, 9 November, 2020 - 19:30

Preparing To Bring Back Volunteers

Description

Preparing To Bring Back Volunteers - is taking place on Tuesday 10th November at 10am however, due to COVID-19  we will be conducting it online using Zoom (requires internet access only) 

Some of your volunteers may have had to cease volunteering due to COVID-19. As we begin to move forwards those volunteers may want to restart their volunteering with you. Good practice means that you need to consider what changes you need to make to ensure your volunteers and beneficiaries feel comfortable and safe.  

In this session you will explore what processes need to be in place, and how to increase your volunteers understanding and knowledge of any different ways of working.  

 At the end of this session you will: 

  1. Understand what processes need to be in place before  volunteers can come back 
  2. Be able to plan changes to the volunteering environment  
  3. Know what needs to be in a risk assessment for volunteers  
  4. Be able communicate the changes to volunteers and beneficiaries  
  5. Be able to produce alternative roles or activities to keep volunteers engaged 

Please click on the 'Register Now' button to book a place and receive zoom details

 

Event Type Event
Start Date: Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 - 10:00
End Date Tuesday, 10 November, 2020 - 12:00

Leading Under Pressure

Description

This session will support managers and leaders to lead their teams with compassion and empathy, without losing sight of the business requirements. We will explore how your own communication style and approach can have a positive impact on team members engagement keeping them motivated and productive.

Event Type Workshop
Start Date: Tuesday, 24 November, 2020 - 10:00
End Date Tuesday, 24 November, 2020 - 11:30

Negotiating Leases Successfully In A Covid World

Description

Learning together:  

 

Expert 1:1 advice with a property professional is available after the webinar and you will receive an information pack via email. 

 

This event is part of the National Programme for Property Education www.propertyhelp.org.uk/training

Event Type Workshop
Start Date: Thursday, 3 December, 2020 - 11:00
End Date Thursday, 3 December, 2020 - 12:00

Managing Change

Description

Some people say they like change, others dislike it. Managing change is personal and we all need to learn what keeps us safe during times of change. This session will explore why the human mind might resist change and strategies to keep some leave of control and remain content during the time. 

Event Type Workshop
Start Date: Tuesday, 8 December, 2020 - 10:00
End Date Tuesday, 8 December, 2020 - 11:30

Using and exploring the Volunteer Portal

Description

Using and exploring the Volunteer Portal is taking place on Thursday 10th December at 10am however, due to COVID-19  we will be conducting it online using Zoom (requires internet access only) 

Introducing our new Volunteer Engagement and Management tool and how it can support not only recruiting new volunteers for your opportunities. 
 
This session will explain how it can be used to promote volunteering, manage both the opportunity and volunteer information and how you can communicate with your volunteer cohort quickly and efficiently. 
 
By the end of the session participants should know: 

1.    The difference between opportunities that have joining or applying criteria 
2.    The difference between flexible / sessional / one off opportunities. 
3.    How to upload a new opportunity 
4.    How to communicate with your volunteers generally / with volunteers on a specific opportunity.   

Please click on the 'Register Now' button to book a place and receive zoom details
 

 

Event Type Event
Start Date: Thursday, 10 December, 2020 - 10:00
End Date Thursday, 10 December, 2020 - 12:00

St Helens VCSE Forum - 11th January 2021

Description

The next St Helens VCSE Forum meeting will be on Monday 11th January 2021 at 10am to 12 noon at the Beacon Building, College Street, St Helens.  We are bringing key partners together to connect with the sector to provide and share key developments on St Helens Cares and we will update on key work and initiatives in St Helens.   To book a place click on the register now button.

Minutes of the previous meetings can be found at:

https://www.haltonsthelensvca.org.uk/st-helens-vcse-forum

 

Event Type Event
Start Date: Monday, 11 January, 2021 - 10:00
End Date Monday, 11 January, 2021 - 12:00

Get In Touch

Halton & St Helens VCA 

Halton Office: 01928 592 405
St Maries
Lugsdale Road
Widnes
WA8 6DB

St Helens Office: 01744 457100 
2nd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF

Email: info@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk

About

Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.