Community Capacity Building Nithsdale November 2017

 

Thanks for visiting our Community Capacity Building Programme page for our Trustees’ Week event in Dumfries 15 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.

 

 

 

15 November 2017.  North West Resource Centre, College Drive, Dumfries, DG2 0BX

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 Outputs and Outcomes
Are you bamboozled by the difference between outcomes and outputs; activities and inputs? Then this short workshop will help take the mystery out of these words. By the end of the session participants will: know the difference between an outcome and an output; and be able to develop links between outcomes, outputs, indicators, and evidence

Who would this benefit?
This workshop will be of benefit to all local third sector organisations that might be confused about some of the terminology used by funders.

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.


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Workshop Two Governance Guiding Principles
At present, there is no governance good practice guidelines specifically for third sector organisations in Scotland. Other jurisdictions have produced similar guidelines such as England and Ireland but to date the guidance is disjointed and not specific to Scotland. The environment in which social enterprises operate is changing. Recent updates in legislation mean that boards have more regulation and are more accountable than ever before. The Scottish Government has indicated that there will an increase in reliance on the SE and wider third sector to deliver the services demanded by our communities. Taking that into account, Senscot have identified the need for a more robust system of self-governance and the Scottish Government have supported them to consult on and produce governance guiding principles and resources specifically based on Scottish law and compliance and tailored to Social Enterprises which will of course have relevance to the wider Third Sector.

Who would this benefit?
The aim of this workshop is to understand the importance of good governance and particularly the role of the board in delivering an organisation’s stated purposes. The session will be particularly useful to new board members or those that are unsure about their role. More experienced board members who feel they need to be reminded of or refocus on a basic approach to good governance principles may also benefit from attending. By the end of the workshops participants will understand and be able to explain what is meant by good governance, how it is practised in their organisation and the steps they need to take to improve governance.

Presenter
Karina MacLeod – Senscot Legal Services Manager Karina is an experienced paralegal with a BA Honours degree in Law, 13 years working experience providing advice to clients across a range of legal issues. Karina has obtained a specialist paralegal qualifications in Wills, Trusts and Executries, Employment Law and is currently obtaining a qualification in Company Law from the University of Strathclyde. Karina is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Paralegals.

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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.

Workshop Two 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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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 TO BE CONFIRMED

Who would this benefit?

Presenter


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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.

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.