Community Capacity Building Annandale & Eskdale November 2017

 

Thanks for visiting our Community Capacity Building Programme page for our Trustees’ Week event in Lockerbie 16 November 2017

You can find out here what’s happening on the day, and how to book.  If you can’t find what you need right now, just give us a call on 0300 303 8558.

16 November 2017.  Town Hall, High Street Lockerbie DG11 2ES

The day is structured in two sections, afternoon and early evening.  We were asked to provide space for networking and feedback to guide us in developing this Programme, so we’ve built in sessions for this alongside the Workshops.  If you’re coming for an afternoon session you’ll be enrolled in the 14:30 session and the 16:00 session. So you might like to make the most of your time by booking two workshops in the afternoon.

The evening session is more self-contained. Workshop attendees will be enrolled in the 19:00 networking/feedback sessions.

If you’ve any queries, just give us a call.  Else use the links to book a workshop…or two!

13:00 – 13:25  Registration and Welcome.  Please have your social media details with you so we can Tweet and Facebook what’s going on!

13:30 – 14:20  Your choice of workshops

Workshop One Volunteer Friendly Award Launch.
Volunteer Friendly helps you to take a systematic look at what you do and how you do it.  It offers a flexible approach which allows your group to work at its own pace, with full support from Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway.
Objectives
By the end of the session, delegates will have an understanding of the:
• 5 strands of their work that are assessed as part of the Award
• The Award process, and
• The support available from one of Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway development Officers.
Who would this benefit?
This session is for any organisation that involves volunteers in their work, and is interested in gaining a national award to recognise their work.

Presenter
Christine Clarke. Christine is a Development Officer with Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway, has been delivering training since 1985, has worked with the third sector in Dumfries and Galloway for nearly 20 years, and was instrumental in developing Dumfries & Galloway local Best Practice Award.

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Workshop Two Changes in Legislation – Readiness and Preparation
The legal landscape is changing, particularly around data protection and funding – will organisations have the necessary plans in place to comply in time?

Who would this benefit?
This session is for anyone responsible for ensuring compliance with the legal framework in your organisation, particularly data privacy, data protection and / or funding regulation.
Presenter
Graham Bartlett is the Operations Manager with TSDG.
With a passion for identifying creative and innovative solutions to empower individuals and communities Graham recognises that changes in the legal framework can often act as barriers in the operation and provision of valuable services within the community and will seek to identify those plans and steps organisations can and must put in place to ensure compliance in these complex areas.

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14:30 – 14:55 Networking Activity. We’ve been asked to build in time to give Organisations a chance to find out more about each other and think about how they might share their skills, experience and knowledge. This session will be facilitated by our Team and will be relatively informal. Tea/Coffee provided

15:00 – 15:50 Your choice of workshops

Workshop One How will Third Sector Organisations cope in an era of Project Funding, Commissioning and Asset Transfer?  
A practical workshop designed to identify the challenges and discuss solutions
• What are the challenges
o Funding
o Management
o Delivery personnel
• What solutions have been found already?
o How are organisations coping
o What support are you receiving?
o What can be shared?
• What solutions could we consider?
o Alternative funding strategies
Co-production and co-working
Forming other Partnerships
At the end of the workshop delegates will either have a clear view of what they need to consider/do, or a set of questions/issues/solutions they can use in the networking and feedback sessions later in the day.

Who would this benefit?
This workshop will be of benefit to all local third sector organisations and national third sector organisations which are interested in working with local groups for the benefit of local communities and individuals.
Presenter
David Link. David is a Development Officer with Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway. He has had a varied career including helping develop Community Enterprises and Credit Unions in Dumfries and Galloway and was a founding Director of Lowland Group. He also made cosmetics for Adam Ant and Toyah Wilcox.

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Workshop Two Roles and Responsibilities
The roles and responsibilities workshop is aimed at any individuals who are board members or are considering becoming a board member.
The workshop is also aimed at any staff member or members of an organisation to find out what out what their board is responsible for and how through implementing good practice they become a strong and efficient board and create a sustainable and well run organisation.

Who would this benefit?
New and existing board members/trustees/directors/committee members.

Presenter
Selina McMorran Selina is a Development Officer with TSDG, as well as organising her varied workload she also has two young children that she needs to organise to make sure that they are where they need to be. Selina has worked for TSDG for 3 years as a Development Officer and enjoys working with the variety of groups across Dumfries and Annandale and Eskdale, she enjoys hearing about all the amazing work and projects being carried out by groups, she feels immense satisfaction when she is able to support a group. 

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 16:00 – 16:30 Feedback and Action Planning.  Facilitated by our Team this session is designed to help delegates let us know what sessions you’d like us to deliver in the upcoming dates of the Programme; thinks about what you’ve learned and how you will put this into action, and think about co-production (how you can work together to increase your capacity to overcome issues you have identified).  Once again we’ve been asked to provide this opportunity. Tea/Coffee snacks provided

16:30 – 17:30 – Break

17:30 – 17:55 Registration and Welcome.  Please have your social media details with you so we can Tweet and Facebook what’s going on!

18:00 – 18:50 Your choice of workshops

Workshop One Choosing or Reviewing your Governing Document   
Whether thinking of starting an organisation or reviewing an Organisation’s existing governing document it’s a very good idea to look at the best type of governing document for what you want to do, or are doing already. We’ll also be looking at what Governing Document is needed to become a Community Transfer Body – the entity required by the Community Empowerment Act to apply for Asset Transfers.
Who would this benefit?
This workshop will be of benefit to fledgling organisations who wish to look at the options they may have and existing Organisations that want to review what they have, especially if circumstances have changed. That might be the need to seek Charitable Registration, contracts taken out with Third Parties or a reduction in the Organisation’s activities.
Presenter
David Link. David is a Development Officer with TSDG and has been helping groups with their governing documents since the 1990’s. He has practical experience of running Incorporated and Unincorporated, Charitable and non-charitable companies and has an interest in Social Enterprise. He also appeared in the 1985 Movie, Restless Natives.

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19:00 – 19:30  Networking Activity. We’ve been asked to build in time to give Organisations a chance to find out more about each other and think about how they might share their skills, experience and knowledge. This session will be facilitated by our Team and will be relatively informal. Tea/coffee snacks provided.

19:30 – 20:00 Feedback and Action Planning.  Facilitated by our Team this session is designed to help delegates let us know what sessions you’d like us to deliver in the upcoming dates of the Programme; thinks about what you’ve learned and how you will put this into action, and think about co-production (how you can work together to increase your capacity to overcome issues you have identified).  Once again we’ve been asked to provide this opportunity.