Non-Acredited Courses

(Non-Accredited but available as OCN Accredited Units)

Good Governance and Effective Meetings - 2.5 hours

  • Identify the Code of Good Governance and the key principles of the Code.

  • Identify own current provision around Good Governance and identify how the Code can improve this.

  • Identify useful resources for their own groups

  • Highlight the importance of meetings

  • Describe how to plan and conduct meetings

Managing Charity Finances - 2.5 hours

  • Be aware of the roles and responsibilities of the Management Committee

  • Understand the importance of following Charity Commission Regulation

  • Increase skills and knowledge towards the planning and preparation of key financial documents

  • Be familiar with various financial systems

Completing Funding Applications - 2.5 hours

  • Recognise and understand the key processes of a successful funding application

  • Increase confidence in approaching funders

  • Enhance existing fundraising skills and knowledge

Treasurer Training - 2.5 hours

  • Understand the importance of 'Good Governance'

  • Understand and distinguish the roles and responsibilities of the committee team – in particular the role of the treasurer

  • Increase skills and knowledge towards the planning and preparation of key financial documents

  • Be familiar with various financial systems

Effective Meetings – 2.5 hours

  • The importance of meetings

  • The role of good governance

  • How to plan and conduct an effective meeting

Communicate Your Message – 2.5 hours

  • Structure and Skills to produce a report

  • Skills to develop and deliver a presentation

  • Methods to improve confidence in communication

Dealing with the Media – 2.5 hours

  • Benefits and Drawbacks of media involvement

  • Developing and Executing a media strategy

  • Press Release Techniques

  • Dealing confidently with the media

Money Matters – 2.5 hours

  • Be aware of your constitution and its financial implications

  • Distinguish roles and responsibilities

  • Identify methods of financial management

Successful Fundraising – 2.5 hours

  • Identifying benefits of fundraising

  • Identifying local fundraising methods

  • Practical planning techniques

  • Building confidence in completing funding applications and approaching funders

Measure Your Success – 2.5 hours

  • Identify the benefits of measuring your work

  • Identify steps involved in measuring success

  • Provide an insight into methods for measuring your work

People Skills in Action – 2.5 hours

  • Identify different personalities

  • Develop skills for better working relationships

  • Provide an overview of negotiation skills

Effective Lobbying – 2.5 hours

  • Identify the definition of the term lobbying

  • Identify the benefits of lobbying

  • Practical lobbying techniques and methods

  • Build confidence in approaching decision-makers

Team Building – 2.5 hours

  • Identify characteristics of an effective team

  • Acknowledge the importance of good leadership

  • Recognise the stages of team development

  • Improve team efficiency

Managing Conflict – 2.5 hours

  • Recognise the three components of conflict

  • Identify various sources of conflict

  • Encourage equal participation

  • Techniques for resolving conflict

Dealing with Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) – 2.5 hours

  • Understand the different terms around ASB

  • Identify who is responsible for dealing with ASB

  • Identify methods and models to enable resolving ASB

Building Good Relations – 2.5 hours

  • Explain the term good relations

  • Identify different relationships

  • Developing and breaking good relations

  • Identify good practice policies and procedures in promoting good relations

Digital Inclusion iPad/Tablet Training - 8 weeks half day

  • Understanding your device

  • Browsing the internet

  • Sending email

  • Taking photograph

  • Shopping Online

  • Using Social Media

Developing and Nurturing Community Groups

  • How to recruit, retain and motivate committee/board members

  • Promoting good governance and teamwork

  • Inspiring people to get involved

  • Attracting and Developing the appropriate skills

Basic Scrutiny Training

  • Understand how scrutiny has evolved

  • Understand the role of scrutiny

  • Understand how scrutiny fits within the housing context

  • Understand your role within scrutiny panels