Current Training and Events

Hastings Voluntary Action is organising the following training sessions:
Information about the Cost Bands and HVA's approach to charging for training can be found here


Basic Risk Assessment for Volunteer Involving Organisations

Date: Wednesday. October 4th, 2017 10am to 12:30pm 

Venue: Hastings Voluntary Action, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN

Aim: The aim of this training is to give practical advice on developing a basic risk assessment for new clients. 

Target Audience:Volunteers and Volunteer Co-ordinators linked to community or voluntary organisations and/or organisations who are members of HVA.

Cost: This is a FREE course for any delegate within the target audience group

This course is being run in partnership with the East Sussex County Council, and the venue costs have been waived by HVA

Please advise us as soon as you can if you have booked a space but unable to attend, so that we can make the space available to another participant.  Failure to attend without notice will incur a charge of £30 per person.

This charge applies to all agencies.

To book a place and for further information contact tanya@hvauk.org


Communication Awareness for Volunteers

Date: Friday 3rd November 2017

Venue: Hastings Voluntary Action, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN

Aim: The Communication Awareness for Volunteers training aims to give practical tools for developing communication skills.

Objectives:

  • Understanding how and why we communicate.
  • Appreciation of how others interect with us in face-to face communication and how we interect with others.
  • Understand a person's right to own their own information (data protection).
  • Tips on how to overcome barriers to communication.

Target Audience: Volunteers and Volunteer Co-ordinators linked to community or voluntary organisations and/or organisations who are members of HVA.

Cost: This is a FREE course for any delegate within the target audience group

This course is being run in partnership with the East Sussex County Council, and the venue costs have been waived by HVA

Please advise us as soon as you can if you have booked a space but unable to attend, so that we can make the space available to another participant.  Failure to attend without notice will incur a charge of £30 per person. This charge applies to all agencies.

To book a place and for further information contact tanya@hvauk.org


Introduction to Challenging Behaviour

Date: Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, 1pm - 4pm.

Venue: Hastings Voluntary Action, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN

This session includes breaks with refreshments.

Aim:  The aim of the Introduction to Challenging Behaviour training session is to develop an understanding of behaviours that challenge us.

Target Audience: Volunteers and Volunteer Co-ordinators linked to community or voluntary organisations and/or organisations who are members of HVA.

Objectives:

  • Identify behaviours that can challenge
  • Appreciate the communicative function of behaviour
  • Explore the impact of behaviours on relationships and your own feelings
  • Understand the stages of emotional arousal and what you can do to help

Cost: This is a FREE course for any delegate within the target audience group

This course is being run in partnership with the East Sussex County Council, and the venue costs have been waived by HVA

Please advise us as soon as you can if you have booked a space but unable to attend, so that we can make the space available to another participant.  Failure to attend without notice will incur a charge of £30 per person. This charge applies to all agencies.

To book a place and for further information contact tanya@hvauk.org


Basic 1st Aid / Life Support for Volunteers

Date: Friday 17th November 2017

Venue: Hastings Voluntary Action, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN

Aim:  The aims of this training workshop are to give basic information relating to emergency situations both where a person is injured or has a sudden illness.

Other: We will be getting on the floor to undertake resuscitation. Please wear suitable clothing.

This session includes breaks with refreshments.

Target Audience:Volunteers and Volunteer Co-ordinators linked to community or voluntary organisations and/or organisations who are members of HVA.

Objectives:

To dispel some myths and give basic information of how to deal with emergency medical situations.

  • To give practical experience of how to perform CPR
  • To raise awareness of how a defibrillator works and how simple they are to use
  • Recognition and handling of the unconscious person
  • CPR
  • Awareness of a defibrillator
  • Basic treatment of injuries, bleeds, burns, possible fractures
  • Recognition and positioning for heart attacks and strokes, emergency treatment for diabetes and epilepsy

Cost: This is a FREE course for any delegate within the target audience group

This course is being run in partnership with the East Sussex County Council, and the venue costs have been waived by HVA

Please advise us as soon as you can if you have booked a space but unable to attend, so that we can make the space available to another participant.  Failure to attend without notice will incur a charge of £30 per person. This charge applies to all agencies.

To book a place and for further information contact tanya@hvauk.org


Basic Moving & Handling for Volunteers

Date: Friday 17th November 2017, 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Venue: Hastings Voluntary Action, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN

Aim: The aims of Basic Moving and Handling training is to raise awareness of personal safety in relation to moving objects and people in everyday life.

Target Audience: Volunteers and Volunteer Co-ordinators linked to community or voluntary organisations and/or organisations who are members of HVA.

Objectives:

  • Raise awareness of the anatomy of the spine
  • how we move,
  • risk factors when moving objects,
  • how to assist people,
  • safe methods for pushing lifting and lowering
  • as well as how to reduce risks when loading and unloading a car.

Other: We will be going outside to load a wheelchair into the car, please wear suitable clothing for the weather.

Cost:This is a FREE course for any delegate within the target audience group

This course is being run in partnership with the East Sussex County Council, and the venue costs have been waived by HVA

Please advise us as soon as you can if you have booked a space but unable to attend, so that we can make the space available to another participant.  Failure to attend without notice will incur a charge of £30 per person. This charge applies to all agencies.

To book a place and for further information contact tanya@hvauk.org


Introduction to Child Protection

Date: Wednesday 22nd November 2017, 10am - 1pm.

Venue: Hastings Voluntary Action, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN

Aim:  The course aims to raise awareness of child protection issues and procedures and the signs and indicators of child abuse. To enable staff to identify and respond to child protection concerns and to become aware of East Sussex County Council Child Protection Procedures to encourage and develop effective inter-agency communication where child protection matters arise.

Target Audience: Staff in voluntary, community and not for profit groups and organisations.

A maximum of 2 representatives from each organisation will have a confirmed place and further applications will be put on a waiting list.

Cost: This is a FREE course for any delegate within the target audience group

This course is being run in partnership with the LSCB, and the venue costs have been waived by HVA.

Please note that failure to attend a course will incur a charge of £30 per person. This charge applies to all agencies. If there is an exceptional operational situation that is communicated prior to the course, these charges would not be applicable.

To book a place and for further information contact tanya@hvauk.org


Professional Boundaries for Volunteers

Date: Friday 1st December 2017, 10am - 12:30pm

Venue: Hastings Voluntary Action, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN

Aim:  The Professional Boundaries for Volunteers training aims to give guidance to understand professional boundaries and duty of care, and emotional resilience to stress.

Target Audience: Volunteers and Volunteer Co-ordinators linked to community or voluntary organisations and/or organisations who are members of HVA.

Objectives:

  • To give practical guidance on professional boundaries
  • To appreciate the difference between friendship and supporting someone as a volunteer 
  • To explore the difference between professional, personal, legislative and policies or codes of conduct in relation to volunteers.

Cost: This is a FREE course for any delegate within the target audience group

This course is being run in partnership with the East Sussex County Council, and the venue costs have been waived by HVA

Please advise us as soon as you can if you have booked a space but unable to attend, so that we can make the space available to another participant.  Failure to attend without notice will incur a charge of £30 per person. This charge applies to all agencies.

To book a place and for further information contact tanya@hvauk.org


Basic Health & Safety Awareness for Volunteers

Date: Wednesday 10th January 2018, 10am - 12:30

Venue: Hastings Voluntary Action, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN

Aim:  The aims of Basic Health & Safety Awareness training is to be introduced to legislation regarding health and safety and appreciate the link between risk, assessment of risk and positive support for individual.

Target Audience: Volunteers and Volunteer Co-ordinators linked to community or voluntary organisations and/or organisations who are members of HVA.

Objectives:

  • To be introduced to health and safety legislation
  • To know how to find access information regarding health and safety
  • To understand an individual's responsibilty to adhere to health and safety precautions
  • To appreciate the importance of risk assessment to meet health and safety requirements

Cost: This is a FREE course for any delegate within the target audience group

This course is being run in partnership with the East Sussex County Council, and the venue costs have been waived by HVA

Please advise us as soon as you can if you have booked a space but unable to attend, so that we can make the space available to another participant.  Failure to attend without notice will incur a charge of £30 per person. This charge applies to all agencies.

To book a place and for further information contact tanya@hvauk.org


Basic Food Hygiene & Infection Control Awareness for Volunteers

Date: Wednesday 24th January 2018, 10am - 12:30pm

Venue: Hastings Voluntary Action, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN

Aim: The aims of this training session are to give practical information on food handling and safe preparation and how to control the spread of infection.

Target Audience: Volunteers and Volunteer Co-ordinators linked to community or voluntary organisations and/or organisations who are members of HVA.

Objectives:

  • To understand the chain of infection
  • To practice washing  hands properly
  • To ensure safety in food preparation
  • To know correct chilling and cooking temperatures
  • To understand possible causes of food poisoning and the best way to avoid the possibility

Cost: This is a FREE course for any delegate within the target audience group

This course is being run in partnership with the East Sussex County Council, and the venue costs have been waived by HVA

Please advise us as soon as you can if you have booked a space but unable to attend, so that we can make the space available to another participant.  Failure to attend without notice will incur a charge of £30 per person. This charge applies to all agencies.

To book a place and for further information contact tanya@hvauk.org


Emotional Resilience

Date: Friday 9th February 2018, 10am - 12:30pm.

Venue: Hastings Voluntary Action, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN

Aim:  The aim of Emotiona Resilience training is to explore our own resilience to emotional 'stress' triggers and methods of minimising the impact of emotional responses.

Target Audience: Volunteers and Volunteer Co-ordinators linked to community or voluntary organisations and/or organisations who are members of HVA.

Cost: This is a FREE course for any delegate within the target audience group

This course is being run in partnership with the East Sussex County Council, and the venue costs have been waived by HVA

Please advise us as soon as you can if you have booked a space but unable to attend, so that we can make the space available to another participant.  Failure to attend without notice will incur a charge of £30 per person. This charge applies to all agencies.

To book a place and for further information contact tanya@hvauk.org


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Date: Tuesday 27th February 2018, 10am - 12:30pm.

Venue: Hastings Voluntary Action, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN

Aim: To be introduced to legislation regarding equality and diversity and explore the concept of inclusion.

Target Audience: Volunteers and Volunteer Co-ordinators linked to community or voluntary organisations and/or organisations who are members of HVA.

Cost: This is a FREE course for any delegate within the target audience group

This course is being run in partnership with the East Sussex County Council, and the venue costs have been waived by HVA

Please advise us as soon as you can if you have booked a space but unable to attend, so that we can make the space available to another participant.  Failure to attend without notice will incur a charge of £30 per person. This charge applies to all agencies.

To book a place and for further information contact tanya@hvauk.org


Basic Safeguarding Adults Awareness for Volunteers

Date: Wednesday 14th March 2018, 10am - 12:30pm.

Venue: Hastings Voluntary Action, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN

Aim:  The aims of this training are to raise awareness of  what adult abuse is and how to raise a concern.

Target Audience: Volunteers and Volunteer Co-ordinators linked to community or voluntary organisations and/or organisations who are members of HVA.

Cost: This is a FREE course for any delegate within the target audience group

This course is being run in partnership with the East Sussex County Council, and the venue costs have been waived by HVA

Please advise us as soon as you can if you have booked a space but unable to attend, so that we can make the space available to another participant.  Failure to attend without notice will incur a charge of £30 per person. This charge applies to all agencies.

To book a place and for further information contact tanya@hvauk.org


Future training...

It is our intention to run further courses on the following subjects, subject to sufficient levels of demand. To assist us in our planning, please contact us to indicate your interest in any of these subjects, and we will ensure that you are advised as and when a date is announced.

 

TREASURER'S HANDBOOK

Facilitated by HVA's Pat Weaver, and delivered in two parts, this course contains much essential information for anyone who is new to the role of treasurer within an organisation.

Part 1 covers roles and responsibilities. How does the treasurer's role fit into the committee structure and what is required of you? Is there any legal stuff that you need to know?

Part 2 is a practical session, including an introduction to the world of budgeting – planning ,producing and using;  setting up and maintaining a simple, effective book keeping system and how to prepare and use a cash flow forecast to plan ahead.

FREE for small groups that are members of HVA (income < £100,000); (subsidised by ESCC)
Large HVA member organisations £40; Non-members and statutory £60

To express an interest in this training please email pat@hvauk.org

 

GOOD GOVERNANCE

A practical workshop designed for new and existing committee volunteers who want to achieve a successful outcome and a positive working relationship on the committees they engage in:  Subjects to be covered will include: Recognise what contributes to an effective and efficient committee meeting; Learn how to draft an agenda that gets results; Explore how to structure minutes that summarise the discussion record action items; Consider the legal implications of serving on a voluntary committee;  including responsibilities and accountability.

FREE for small groups that are members of HVA (income < £100,000); (subsidised by ESCC)
Large HVA member organisations £40; Non-members and statutory £60

To express an interest in this training please email pat@hvauk.org

 

 

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