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Kingston Voluntary Action

Spring & Summer 2013 Training Programme Welcome to our Spring and Summer training programme. New courses this season focus on fundraising using social media and social media essentials.

How to attract and safely recruit volunteers Attract new and diverse volunteers and promote opportunities using social and digital media.

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Free PEACe HR Advice Surgeries 24 April 10 - 1

Supporting your users through the benefits maze Understand the changes coming into force in 2013. Includes the appeal system and real life case studies.

30 April 10 - 1

10 May Do you have a concrete issue or problem you'd like to discuss with an HR specialist? Book now >>

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Safeguarding vulnerable adults at risk Get clarity about who is a vulnarable adult, what abuse is, what your responsibilities are and what to do if you identify abuse.

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2 May 10 - 4.30

Safeguarding Children: Child Protection Awareness Level 1/2 Basic awareness training aimed at staff, volunteers and parents/carers. No charge for attendance.

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Sat 4 May 10 - 1

Managing challenging & aggressive behaviour in work situations **New** New, highly participatory workshop with small and

You can now take part in Safeguarding Children Level 1 training from the comfort of your home or office with our new online course. Read more >>


whole group exercises will give you skills required to both prevent and manage difficult and dangerous behaviour.

15 May 9.30 - 4.30

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Why we need professional boundaries in volunteering Find out how to set clearly defined boundaries with volunteers to help prevent problems and protect your staff, volunteers and service users.

22 May 10 - 1

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Create and update a free website using Voice A practical session for you to set up a basic webiste with logo, contact details and information on your organisation using Voice. Voice is a free web publishing platform with free hosting.

8 May, 10 - 3 Presentations from Child Poverty Action Group and an update on Kingston Council's progress with OneKingston Child Poverty Strategy. Book now >>

29 May 10 - 1

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Developing your Voice website Start using the advanced features of your Voice website, including adding exciting content such as videos and slideshows. A great follow-up for those that understand the basics and are ready to take the next step.

Seminar on Child Poverty and Welfare Reform

29 May 2 - 4.30

Now we're able to update our website whenever we want. It's really easy to use, really accessible, so somebody who isn't an IT whizz can actually manage it very easily.

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How to use local data to demonstrate the need for your project **New** Do you fundraise or write reports? There are invaluable sources of data available to you. This course will give you an overview of the demographic information and analysis of the borough and a practical mini-research surgery.

4 June 10 - 3.30

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First Aid Awards (FAA) Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work This national award is designed for Emergency First Aid at Work practitioners and satisfies the requirements of the regulatory body for First Aid – the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). A full day attendance is required.

23 May, 10 - 1 Take advantage of a free one year's subscription to Localgiving.com This workshop will help you set up your webpage and start fundraising online. Book now >>

7 June 9.30 - 4.30

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Ready, steady, tweet: Twitter for beginners **New** One of the fastest growing social media platforms in the world, Twitter can help you directly engage with

Localgiving.com start up surgery

12 June


10 - 1

new audiences and gain supporters. This practical course will teach you the basics of setting up your profile, deciding who to follow and why and starting conversations that count.

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An Essential Employment Update for voluntary and community organisations in Kingston **New** Busy voluntary sector managers often have very little time to keep up to date with constantly changing employment duties. Peninsula, one of the leading providers of employment law in the UK is providing a free update on a range of current essential employment and pensions legislation.

Not sure whether we say this enough but…..Thank you KVA! The training offered effective cost, content and inclusion First Aid at Work

20 June 9.30 12.30

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How to fundraise using social media **New** Online fundraising has moved on from running a good website and emailing your supporters, who are now spending their time on social media and posting their content online. Focusing on fundraising rather than technology, find out how you can use popular websites and tools for fundraising.

26 June 1-4

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I am interested in Facebook now very good - not what I was this morning :) Getting Started with Social Media

Evaluate the impact and value of your volunteering programme **New** Can your organisation evidence the impact of your volunteering programme? We all know that involving volunteers is a good thing and allows us to do things we wouldn’t otherwise be able to deliver. But can we evidence this?

3 July TBC

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Facebook page essentials for non-profits **New** Facebook is the most successful social media platform, connecting millions of people throughout the UK. A practical course to help you set up your organisation’s page and start connecting and sharing with your audience.

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Contact Us If you would like more information about any of our training courses or have any comments please email Sanja Kane

17 July 10 - 1

New! Digital storytelling Date TBC (July) A short course that reveals how you can showcase your work digitally. Lots of tips, tricks and tools to tell your stories with limited resources. Interested? >>


Kingston Voluntary Action Siddeley House, 50 Canbury Park Road Kingston upon Thames KT2 6LX 020 8255 3335 | info@kva.org.uk Charity number: 257551

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KVA Spring & Summer Training Programme