We provide bespoke training which offers a flexible and cost-effective way to meet your organisation’s and individual learning needs.

Our courses are fun, participative and take place in a relaxed learning environment, they can provide you and your organisation with the skills needed to provide an excellent service. We recognise that people learn in different ways; in our new training programme you will find a variety of short courses, workshops, accredited learning, seminars and online learning opportunities. All of our training is led by experts in their field who are committed to the values of the third sector in Wales. 

Our courses can be delivered to any number of participants in a location that works for you. We charge for trainer’s fees plus travel costs, production of handouts and materials. Your organisation will need to provide the venue and refreshments, if applicable.

We work with you to plan and customize the course. We recommend filling the course to bring down the cost per head. What about inviting other organisations to attend – building partnership relationships and making it cheaper for everyone?

Training can be delivered as a half day, full day or several days. Please contact us for an informal discussion of your training needs.

training@wcva.cymru

0300 111 0124

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Governance & safeguarding

Beyond the basics – Strengthening your charity’s governance

30 NOVEMBER 2021
This 3-hour workshop is for people who want to ‘level up’ their charity’s governance and set high standards for their board or management committee.

Llun: Cyfarfod â chydweithwyr

Governance & safeguarding

An Introduction to good governance

14 OCTOBER
This 3-hour workshop is for people who want to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence in charity governance.  

Llun: cyfarfod llywodraethu

Bespoke only,Communications

Social media for the third sector

3 & 16 NOVEMBER 2021
Build your online brand by learning to use social media as a tool for engagement

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Bespoke only,Governance & safeguarding

An introduction to GDPR for the third sector

12 OCTOBER 2021
GDPR for the third sector – an introduction

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Governance & safeguarding

Webinar: Risk Management

22 SEPTEMBER 2021
While we adjust to new ways of keeping ourselves safe from the risks arising from coronavirus, those risk that have been around much longer still need to be controlled and managed too whether they are fires risks, health and safety risks or business continuity.

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Governance & safeguarding

Webinar: Managing the hybrid working model

15 SEPTEMBER 2021
Flexible working, or hybrid working, is here and for many it is here to stay. As with most changes there needs to be appropriate attention given to the issues that arise from such adjustments. Here we shall consider those issues.

Image: women working from home

Governance & safeguarding

Webinar: The role of the lead trustee for safeguarding

8 SEPTEMBER 2021
A webinar to consider the role of the lead trustee for safeguarding and how this can contribute to your safeguarding activity.

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Bespoke only,Governance & safeguarding

Charity financial management – Financial safeguards

13 & 20 OCTOBER 2021
What is the best way to protect your organisation from fraud, loss, or misuse of funds? Learn how to defend yourselves against poor financial practise on our financial safeguards course.

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Bespoke only,Governance & safeguarding

Role of the safeguarding officer

15 & 29 SEPTEMBER 2021
To give a briefing to safeguarding officers (safeguarding leads or trustees, champions, designated person etc.)

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Governance & safeguarding

Webinar: Charity governance update

14 SEPTEMBER 2021
Get the latest updates in charity governance.

Webinar: Charity governance update

Governance & safeguarding

Webinar – The future of the workplace: Practical and legal considerations

7 SEPTEMBER 2021
This session is suitable for anyone who is responsible for managing employees and is interested in understanding the practical and legal implications of implementing homeworking or hybrid working in the workplace.

Image: employee working from home

Governance & safeguarding

Webinar – The future of the workplace: Managing employee wellbeing

9 SEPTEMBER 2021
This session is suitable for anyone who is responsible for managing employees and is interested in learning how to adapt their management approach to employees working remotely.

Image: employee working from home

Bespoke only,Leadership & management

Recruitment and induction

16 SEPTEMBER 2021
If you’re new to recruitment or you want to refresh your skills and pick up ideas and tips for remote recruitment, then this course is for you.

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Bespoke only,Public engagement

Setting up and refreshing networks

28 SEPTEMBER 2021
Team work makes the dream work – learn how to establish a mutually beneficial network or re-energise one that’s lost its buzz.

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Bespoke only,Communications

Dealing with difficult conversations

Skills and techniques for establishing boundaries and managing conflict.

Dealing with difficult conversations

Bespoke only,Communications

Marketing your services

Learn how to get your message across to the right people in the most effective way.

Marketing your services

Governance & safeguarding

Charity financial management – Managing costs & budgets

Learn how to cost your services and increase your likelihood of gaining funding.

Charity financial management – Managing costs & budgets

Bespoke only,Funding

Introduction to developing a fundraising strategy

To give participants the confidence to develop a fundraising strategy for their organisation.

Introduction to developing a fundraising strategy

Bespoke only,Governance & safeguarding

Strengthening Governance and Leadership for Trustees

This online course will take you through a range of leadership and governance principles, based on the Charity Governance Code.

Strengthening Governance and Leadership for Trustees

Governance & safeguarding

Trustee recruitment masterclasses

To help you identify which kinds of trustees would support the development of your charity and how to recruit them.

Trustee recruitment masterclasses

Bespoke only,Governance & safeguarding

Introduction to safeguarding in the voluntary sector

Safeguarding good practice for staff, volunteers and trustees.

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Bespoke only,Leadership & management

Project management

This course is for anybody who has responsibility for developing and managing projects as part of their everyday work.

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Bespoke only,Communications

The ultimate DIY PR toolkit for charities

An interactive workshop designed to help you deliver more effective PR results for your charity.

The ultimate DIY PR toolkit for charities

Bespoke only,Impact & evaluation

A ‘Theory of Change’ approach to evaluation

How developing a theory of change can support your organisation to measure and evaluate impact.

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Governance & safeguarding

Bilingualism at work

This FREE session, run by the Welsh Language Commissioner’s Hybu Team, will enable you to develop your organisation’s use of the Welsh language.

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Bespoke only,Public engagement

Running a participative Focus Group

The course aims to equip participants with the knowledge, techniques, and confidence to design and run a participative focus group.

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Bespoke only,Public engagement

Co-production in practice

An introduction to the concept of co-production and how it can be used to design and deliver public services.

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Bespoke only

Action Learning Sets

Learn the principles and practical skills needed to set up, develop and facilitate action learning sets.

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Bespoke only,Public engagement

Public engagement: theory and practice

Our accredited course provides you with a greater awareness and understanding of the theory and practice of engagement.

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Bespoke only,Public engagement

Working in partnership for better outcomes

Share the load by developing and improving new or existing partnerships to make your work go further.

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Bespoke only,Public engagement

Planning your engagement strategy

Make sure you’re engaging as effectively as possible – learn how to develop a strategy for engagement.

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Training skills

Training skills

Where the trainee becomes the trainer – learn the skills to plan, prepare and deliver great training sessions

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Public engagement

Effective facilitation skills

Gain knowledge, skills and confidence to prepare and facilitate participative sessions

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Bespoke only,Leadership & management

Time management for the third sector

This course will equip you with the tools and techniques for getting the most out of your time.

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Leadership & management

Third sector leadership for future generations

Build upon your existing skills to become a more innovative and resilient leader.

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Bespoke only,Impact & evaluation

Evaluating and monitoring outcomes

Measure your impact using the key principles of evaluation

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Funding

Introduction to fundraising through trusts and foundations

Strengthen your charity’s fundraising by making effective bids to trusts and foundations

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Funding

Introduction to full cost recovery

Understand and calculate the true costs of running an organisation

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Bespoke only,Communications

Writing for the web and driving traffic to your website

Create engaging, media-rich content to deliver the best results for your organisation

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Bespoke only,Communications

Note taking at participative events

Explore how to record data from events effectively and accurately

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Communications

Engaging online

Connect with your online audience and create innovative content to meet their needs

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Bespoke only,Communications

Designing and delivering engaging presentations

Make your presentations matter – learn how to design and deliver dynamic presentations with ease.

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