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Training for voluntary and community organisations

We recognise the incredible contribution made by local Voluntary and Community Sector organisations (VCS) in helping people during the Covid–19 Pandemic.

We know that demand on local VCS organisations is increasing and that is having an impact on staffing.

Organisations and individuals are having to adapt and stay ahead of frequent policy changes in a stressful and emotionally challenging environment.

In order to help the sector, the council is supporting VCS organisations with free access to volunteers through our volunteering hub with Volunteer Centre Tower Hamlets.

We continue to signpost the sector towards local, regional, and national grant schemes, which can help organisations in Tower Hamlets with unexpected costs, loss of income, or new projects.

Support around Covid–19 and digital inclusion training is also available through local, regional, and national programmes. These can help organisations in Tower Hamlets build capacity and become more resilient and financially sustainable.

This page outlines some of the training opportunities available for VCS organisations in Tower Hamlets.

Please contact Tower Hamlets Council for Voluntary Service (THCVS) for any advice and support.

THCVS is offering its member organisations high–quality training, workshops, courses, and events courses to help them grow stronger and more resilient as organisations.

Available opportunities

Allyship and Misogyny/ Violence against Women and Girls workshop

Free course

London Borough of Tower Hamlets is hosting a series of interactive workshops to help people understand how misogyny and toxic masculinity are detrimental to all sexes and underpin VAWG.

The importance of allyship and challenge own non-judgemental and respectful space will be explored through the following training sessions:

  • Misogyny
  • Toxic Masculinity
  • VAWG
  • Intersectionality
  • Types and experience of discrimination
  • Internalised misogyny
  • How to be an ally
  • How to challenge discriminatory behaviour to create safe spaces

8 December 2022
10am – 12noon

2 March 2023
10am – 12noon

Book your place on VAWG workshop

 


Allyship and Misogyny/ Violence against Women and Girls workshop

Free course

London Borough of Tower Hamlets is hosting a series of interactive workshops to help people understand how misogyny and toxic masculinity are detrimental to all sexes and underpin VAWG.

The importance of allyship and challenge own non-judgemental and respectful space will be explored through the following training sessions:

  • Misogyny
  • Toxic Masculinity
  • VAWG
  • Intersectionality
  • Types and experience of discrimination
  • Internalised misogyny
  • How to be an ally
  • How to challenge discriminatory behaviour to create safe spaces

Dates

  • 8 December 2022
    10am – 12noon

  • 2 March 2023
    10am – 12noon

Book a place on the Allyship and Misogyny course

 

 

National Council Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) Volunteering Forum

Free course

This online session aims to address the challenges presented by Covid-19, the way organisations changed their recruitment, support and management of volunteers continues to impact the volunteer experience. The sector is experiencing some challenges. The Volunteering in Crisis session will:

  • Provide an insight on recent volunteer-related research
  • Discuss the experiences of volunteers during Covid-19
  • Identify the challenges and barriers to volunteering at a time of crisis
  • Practical ways organisations can engage and retain volunteers through the cost-of-living crisis.

The training session is aimed at Volunteer managers, volunteer co-ordinators or anyone involved in the delivery of volunteer-led programmes and services.

7 December 2022
2–4.30pm

Book a place on volunteering in a Crisis

 

Sunflower Social Enterprise Motivational Interviewing Practices for Beginners

Free course

Motivational Interviewing is about working with people in a holistic way to address non-medical needs and empower change.  The online sessions cover:

  • What exactly is motivational interviewing?  How can it be applied in everyday life?
  • The four processes of MI
  • The basic Sprit of MI
  • The contrast between Sustain and Change talk

The session is open to all.

  • 9 December 2022
    7– 8.30pm

Book your place on Sunflower Social Enterprise

Pro Bono Economics

Pro Bono Economics is offering charity organisations, social enterprises with a presence in the UK with pro bono support from a dedicated volunteer economist to help them with ad hoc data needs.

This includes data analysis or visualisation, spreadsheet tasks or short pieces of research. Charities can receive approximately 1-5 days of support over a 1–2-month period.

To request for support contact projects@probonoeconomics.com

Visit the probonoeconomics website for more information. Deadline is ongoing.

Mind

Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training

Free course

This two hour training is suitable for anyone working with vulnerable clients or those interested in learning more about Suicide Prevention. The session will provide:

  • an increased understanding of suicide
  • skills to promote supportive communication
  • increased awareness of the needs of a suicidal person
  • increased awareness of importance of self-care for good mental health
  • strategies for building resilience and increasing hope
  • increasing knowledge of referral pathways
  • essential practical knowledge
  • skills and confidence to support a person at risk of suicide.

6 December 2022
3–5pm

Book your place on the suicide awareness and prevention training

 

New City College

Maths Skills for Life

Free course

This is a new programme to help adults across the UK to improve their numeracy skills.

The training programme aims to boost numeracy skills to progress to work or to help with daily tasks, earn higher wages, manage money better and/or support children at home with home learning.

The programme is available online and/or classroom based for 15 hours, or three hours each week over five weeks, there are also options for intensive study.

This programme is ongoing

Labyrinth Learning Series

The Labyrinth Learning series aims to deliver a series of 50minute online sessions to tackle some of the common challenges organisations experience and find solutions

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM)

This training is aimed at safeguarding young people.  Preventing Gambling Harms training aims to raise awareness and address issues around gambling harm (which is disproportionately affecting young people from ethnic minority communities).

The workshop is designed to develop an understanding of socio–cultural and religious contents on shame and stigma in relation to gambling harms.

The prevention programme will deliver specialist workshops to young people from ethnic minority populations aged between 14–24 years, as well as training to community and faith leaders.

To express an interest for the training, please complete the form on Diverse Communities Expression of Interest – YGAM.