TRAINING & EVENTS

SBA offers a flexible approach to training, you can attend bite size sessions, day workshops. At the present time we are offering training vis Zoom or Microsoft Teams.   SBA experts to work with your organisation on a tailored package for you. All sessions offer training materials or workbooks. Below are a range of training and events that we offer, details of next course dates and booking information will be posted below.

Want to Start a Social Enterprise?

This introductory session on starting a social enterprise will help you

 

  • understand the legal structures

  • start your business plan

  • understand the importance of knowing your customers

Business Planning for the Beginner

This session on business planning will help you to focus ideas and give you the necessary tools to devise a working business plan. 

 

  • Understand the reason for a business plan

  • SWOT analysis

  • Cashflow

  • Personal survival budget

  • Market research

  • Executive Summary

Quality Governance for Boards and Trustees

A current challenge for VCSEs is the need to make sure they are fit for purpose & that productive relationships & clear lines of responsibility between Boards/trustees & paid staff are in place.

The board & trustee role is a voluntary one & staff are delegated the responsibility to carry out the organisation’s work, which is often managed remotely. In this time of change the need for a

skilled & knowledgeable board that understands its role, can make informed strategic decisions, supports its people, manage performance well & understand the landscape its people operate in

are critical to longer term sustainability.

 

Aim

To have a greater understanding of effective governance and how to fulfil the duties and responsibilities of your role.

 

Objectives

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

1. Evaluate their organisation’s governance capability & carry out a current board skills analysis

2. Understand & apply the six principles of quality governance

3. Discuss & decide what changes are needed & how to plan for change with their employees & address the challenges this presents

4. Evaluate their learning & have an action plan to take away & apply back in their organisation

 

Who is the workshop for?

Anyone who is a Board member or trustee of a VCSE organisation.

 

How will it work?

This is a mini learning event that will focus on present challenges and ideas for future change in the time available. There will be expert input and professional discussion and interaction and formulating actions

using short exercises. Everyone will have a workbook that includes further ideas, detailed information and support to take away that includes clear guidelines and information for key roles. Participants will use their real life situations and experiences to help enable them to be clearer about their expected duties and responsibilities.

Quality and Governance for VCSE Employees

This workshop is an opportunity for paid staff to address their challenges with governance & will offer practical tools & ideas that help with working for & with their Board. A current challenge for VCSEs is the need to make sure Boards are fit for purpose & for employees to have productive relationships &

clear lines of responsibility between Board & staff. Effective quality governance is a training & development priority for VCSE staff, especially because the Board as volunteers relies on the employee

to carry out its work, often managing this remotely.

 

Aim

To have a greater understanding of effective governance and enable you to support the board in achieving this.

 

Objectives

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to:

1. Evaluate their organisation’s governance capability and carry out a current board skills analysis

2. Understand the six principles of quality governance and how to apply them

3. Discuss and decide what changes are needed and how to plan for change with their Board and address the challenges this presents

4. Evaluate their learning and have an action plan to take away and apply back at work

 

Who is the workshop for?

Anyone who is employed in a VCSE organisation and has decision making authority and/or is facing challenges with having an effective board that understands its role well enough and is capable in fulfilling its duties and supporting its staff.

 

How will it work?

This is bite size learning event and so it will focus on present challenges and ideas for future change in the time available. There will be activities and formulation of actions using short exercises and inputs. It will be an interactive, participative style workshop. Everyone will have a workbook that includes further ideas and support to take away. The programme is flexible to allow for specific challenges to be discussed

Introduction to Social Value & Measuring Your Impact  

This two hour workshop will introduce the tools and methods for measuring social value or impact. Confusion over different terms often leads to head scratching and time spent trying to define what we mean.

 

The workshop will highlight the tools available and how you might use them. Above all it will give a rationale for WHY it is important to you and your organisation.

 

Objectives:

 

  • to introduce social impact assessment tools that you may embed into your organisation

  • to enable you to identify relevant information for procurers, commissioners and support organisations thereby improving your access to public procurement activities

  • to raise awareness of the third sector and its 'offer' to procurement teams

Fit to Tender

The Public Sector are contracting out more services, looking for best value as well as social impact. Is your organisation Fit to Tender? This workshop will take you through due diligence

 

  • What is due diligence?

  • PQQ /ITT / MEAT understand the jargon

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