Training

See below for our training calendar of courses we are providing, you will be redirected to the booking site which has more information and an online booking system. For the Voluntary Action Leeds courses please note that you will be redirected to the VAL website (Doing Good Leeds) and charged at the VAL Essentials rate.

  • Positiveley Dealing with Stress
    Wed, Feb 03
    Online Zoom Course
    Feb 03, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Online Zoom Course
    This course is designed to take a practical look at what stress is and how we can deal with in in positive ways in our workplaces. This is not about eliminating stress, it’s about managing it.
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  • Registering a Charity, Wednesday 3 February 2021
    Wed, Feb 03
    Online Zoom Course
    Feb 03, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Online Zoom Course
    This is a FREE online course suitable for any voluntary sector group that is thinking about registering as a charity in the near future.
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  • How to Campaign for Change in a Pandemic
    Fri, Feb 05
    Online Zoom Course
    Feb 05, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Online Zoom Course
    This workshop focuses on how to create change from start to finish in a challenging environment. We explore how to plan and deliver a successful campaign. Following a step by step plan, we learn from successful models as used by charities and political organisations and use PEST analysis.
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  • Social enterprise, Wednesday 10 February 2021
    Wed, Feb 10
    Online Zoom Course
    Feb 10, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Online Zoom Course
    This is a new training programme designed to help organisations become more enterprising.
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  • Using Zoom for Effective Meetings
    Thu, Feb 11
    Online Zoom Course
    Feb 11, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    Online Zoom Course
    This session will focus on the different ways that Zoom can be used to make meetings more efficient and effective. Each person in the session will have the opportunity to take over as 'host' and facilitate the group. We will also review the options in Settings that can be set up in advance.
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  • Motivating and Retaining Volunteers
    Mon, Feb 15
    Online Zoom Course
    Feb 15, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Online Zoom Course
    This training is split over 2 days. You will need to attend both sessions. If you recognise these phrases “Oh no - I've got to put time to one side for interviews again” or “If only we could keep our volunteers longer” then this course is for you. Learn about how to motivate volunteers.
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  • Organising the Volunteer Programme
    Thu, Feb 18
    Online Zoom Course
    Feb 18, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Online Zoom Course
    Please note, this training is split over 2 days. You will need to attend both sessions. Before you recruit volunteers, you need to have policies and procedures that are compliant with the law, clear task descriptions with a plan for volunteer development.
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  • Understanding Leadership
    Tue, Feb 23
    Online Zoom Course
    Feb 23, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM GMT
    Online Zoom Course
    A key part of my leadership training is enabling people to understand they already have the skills to be great leaders and that leadership isn't something that is out of their reach. It focuses on their journey to leadership and how that journey has made them qualified to lead and create change.
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  • Applying for small grants, Wednesday 24 February 2021
    Wed, Feb 24
    Online Zoom Course
    Feb 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Online Zoom Course
    Find out how to apply for small grants (up to £10,000). We'll look at example answers to bid questions and talk top tips for successful grant applications.
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  • Public Speaking
    Thu, Feb 25
    Online Zoom Course
    Feb 25, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
    Online Zoom Course
    This training is designed for people who would like to learn the basic skills of public speaking and learn practical tips on how to be a better public speaker. During this day-long course, we explore the nature of public speaking and how to identify what type of public speaker everyone is.
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  • Social enterprise, Wednesday 3 March 2021
    Wed, Mar 03
    Online Zoom Course
    Mar 03, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Online Zoom Course
    This is a new training programme designed to help organisations become more enterprising.
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  • Attracting and Recruiting Volunteers
    Thu, Mar 04
    Online Zoom Course
    Mar 04, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Online Zoom Course
    Please note, this training is split over 2 days. You will need to attend both sessions. Recruiting volunteers can often be an expensive, time-consuming and frustrating responsibility. Learn to attract applicants with the skills and expertise you need by applying the principles of marketing.
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  • How to register as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)
    Mon, Mar 08
    Online Zoom Course
    Mar 08, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
    Online Zoom Course
    This session will be delivered by Hayley Marsden and Joanna Blackman from Wrigleys Solicitors, and will cover a broad overview of matters to be aware of when planning to register your charity as a CIO with the Charity Commission, including CIO model documents and creating your charitable objects.
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  • Starting a New Group, Wednesday 10 March 2021
    Wed, Mar 10
    Online Zoom Course
    Mar 10, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Online Zoom Course
    This is a FREE online course for groups that are starting up and must be based in the Bradford District.
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  • Registering a Charity, Wednesday 17 March 2021
    Wed, Mar 17
    Online Zoom Course
    Mar 17, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Online Zoom Course
    This is a FREE online course suitable for any voluntary sector group that is thinking about registering as a charity in the near future.
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  • Supporting, Supervising and Developing Volunteers
    Thu, Mar 18
    Online Zoom Course
    Mar 18, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Online Zoom Course
    Please note, this training is split over 2 days. You will need to attend both sessions. Volunteers are more likely to stay with your organisation if they are enabled to develop their skills and confidence and to take on more responsibility. Learn how to maximise the value of volunteer effort.
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  • Social enterprise, Wednesday 24 March 2021
    Wed, Mar 24
    Online Zoom Course
    Mar 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Online Zoom Course
    This is a new training programme designed to help organisations become more enterprising.
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  • Volunteers and the Law
    Thu, Apr 01
    Online Zoom Course
    Apr 01, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Online Zoom Course
    Please note, this training is split over 2 days. You will need to attend both sessions. Legislation relating to volunteer programmes is very different from employment law. This session aims to ensure you know the essentials when co-ordinating a volunteer programme, and how to avoid those pitfalls.
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