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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Communications

Dealing with difficult conversations

Skills and techniques for establishing boundaries and managing conflict.

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Funding

Introduction to individual giving – how to raise money from public appeals

Strengthen your organisation’s fundraising by taking a marketing approach to fundraising from individuals.

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Funding

Building an effective ‘Case for Support’

Create a compelling case that will move people to support your cause.

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Funding

Why you should love data? How to collect, understand and exploit data to make your organisation fly

Understand how managing information effectively will attract new donors.

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Funding

Heritage business planning for the real world

How do you show potential supporters, stakeholders and yourself, that you can really deliver your ambitions?

Heritage business planning for the real world

Volunteering

Become an Investing in Volunteers assessor

If you want to enable organisations to achieve the Investing in Volunteers (IiV) award by becoming a trusted assessor for IiV, or just learn more about the quality areas and the process, this course is for you.

Become an Investing in Volunteers assessor

Communications

Marketing your services

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

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Governance & safeguarding

Webinar: Digital Safeguarding

To consider how safeguarding might work in a primarily digital / online environment.

Cyfarfod cydweithwyr

Governance & safeguarding

Charity financial management – Managing costs & budgets

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

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Governance & safeguarding

Webinar: Inspiring Impact – Communicating your Findings

Come to this practical webinar to find out about impactful approaches to communicating evaluation findings.

Organisation’s impact

Governance & safeguarding

Webinar – The Future of the Workplace: An Employment Law Series

Darwin Gray and WCVA are working in partnership to deliver a series of webinars aimed at helping the Charitable Sector in Wales.

Webinar – The Future of the Workplace: An Employment Law Series

Governance & safeguarding

Webinar: Volunteering and Safeguarding

This webinar will be suitable for all those staff, volunteers and trustees who have responsibility for safeguarding in their organisations.

Cyfarfod cydweithwyr

Governance & safeguarding

Webinar: Charity Governance Code update

Find out about changes to the UK Charity Governance Code and how to implement them in your charity.

latest updates in charity governance

Impact & evaluation

Webinar: Inspiring Impact – Planning an evaluation

Come to this practical webinar on how to plan your evaluation.

Organisation’s impact

Funding

Introduction to developing a fundraising strategy

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

Writing a doc

Funding

Webinar: Income generation health checks

Come to this webinar to find out the benefits of performing a ‘health check’ with regards to income generation, and what that health check should include.

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Governance & safeguarding

Role of the Safeguarding officer

To give a briefing to safeguarding officers (safeguarding leads or trustees, champions, designated person etc.)

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Communications

Webinar: Your guide to the 2021 Senedd election

An in-depth overview of the Senedd’s unique voting system, the subjects we’re responsible for, and updated information on the recent changes to who can vote.

Webinar: Your guide to the 2021 Senedd election

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.

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Governance & safeguarding

Introduction to Safeguarding in the Voluntary Sector

Safeguarding good practice for staff, volunteers and trustees.

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Leadership & management

Support, Supervision and Appraisal

This online course will give you the opportunity to develop your management skills and confidence in managing individuals and the staff team.  

Support, Supervision and Appraisal

Governance & safeguarding

Webinar: Finding the trustees you need to survive and thrive

This webinar will give you practical, proven tips and tools to recruit and retain trustees.

Webinar: Finding the trustees you need to survive and thrive

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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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

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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Leadership & management

Recruitment and induction

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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Communications

Social media for the third sector

Build your online brand by learning to use social media as a tool for engagement

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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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Communications

Facilitating online

To help you gain a greater understanding of translating face to face working to an online environment.

Facilitating online

Communications

Designing and delivering engaging presentations

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

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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

Engaging through pictures

If you would like to try some new ways of engaging then this is the workshop for you!

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Bespoke only,Public engagement

Designing and running successful surveys

This course aims to give individuals an overview of survey process and necessary considerations to help effective survey planning.

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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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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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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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Leadership & management

Staff supervision, support and development

An extensive training programme for line managers in the third sector, endorsed by ILM.

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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

Webinar: An introduction to The National Assembly for Wales

Find out more about the work of the Assembly and how you can have your say on the things that matter to you.

National Assembly building

Public engagement

Setting up and refreshing networks

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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Public engagement

Effective facilitation skills

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

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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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Impact & evaluation

Evaluating and monitoring outcomes

Measure your impact using the key principles of evaluation

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Governance & safeguarding

Getting on Board – Trustee recruitment training

Could a broader range of trustees with professional skills, networks and wide life experiences give your charity the impetus to reach the next level?

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Governance & safeguarding

An introduction to GDPR for the third sector

GDPR for the third sector – an introduction

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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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Funding

Developing a fundraising strategy

Take a strategic approach to fundraising.

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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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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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