A new season of training courses are on offer at CVS, with half-day sessions at our training facility in Bedford, 43 Bromham Road. Each session is available at just £20 per person for staff and volunteers in voluntary and community sector organisations in Bedfordshire.

We have selected a range of topics to help staff with the every-day running of their organisations. Follow the links through on the individual courses to find out more and access booking details.

Running Effective Meetings, on Tuesday 27 June 2017, 9:30 – 13:00  – A half-day course designed to help those who chair or participate in meetings to understand how to run effective meetings that are constructive, concise and actually achieve something.

Taking and Presenting Minutes, on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 9:30 – 13:00 – A half-day course for those who find themselves taking and presenting minutes for different kinds of meetings.

Recruiting and Selecting Staffon Thursday 20 July 2017, 9:30 – 13:00   – A  half-day course designed to help managers and supervisors to develop efficient recruitment practices, ‘read’ applications / select candidates, prepare for interviews and ask pertinent questions.

Finance Made Easy, on Friday 21 July 2017, 9:30 – 13:00 – A half-day course for treasurers, finance officers or trustees, wanting to draw up budgets, develop financial procedures and present management accounts.

CVS also offers a  series of free workshops:

Safeguarding Awareness (8 May EVE, 6 June AM, 10 July AM) An introduction to safeguarding which aims to raise awareness of the issues for voluntary and community groups working with children, young people or vulnerable adults.

Fit for Funding (31 May AM, 20 June EVE) – The workshop will cover all the basics you will need to get ‘Fit for Funding’, including your governing document, policies, budgeting, and a brief introduction to outcomes and demonstrating need.

Outcomes and Impact (13 July AM) – This free workshop will help you to clearly link your aims, outcomes and activities in your funding applications.

For full details on all our training and other events, see the events page on our website.