Current Training and Events

Hastings Voluntary Action is organizing the following training sessions:

We are currently planning HVA’s training for 2020, and more information will be available shortly.

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.

Emergency First Aid at Work

This one-day course aims to give you the skills to become an emergency first aider for a low risk workplace. You will learn how to handle emergency situations, and how to treat people who are unconscious or who have other serious injuries. The cost is likely to be in the region of £65-75 per person.

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

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

Finding the Funds

Date: to be arranged in 2016
Facilitator: Peter Thorpe, Hastings Voluntary Action
Venue: HVA, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN
This basic training will increase awareness of the range of funding sources available, look at how to complete a funding application, and help your group to plan ahead.
FREE for small groups that are members of HVA (income < £100,000); (subsidised by HBC)
Large HVA member organisations £40; Non-members and statutory £60;
To register your interest in this training email peter@hvauk.org

Resilience training

Date: Thursday 12 November 2015, 10.00am – 12.30pm
Facilitator: Richard Pimm
Venue: HVA, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN
Resilience – stay on track or bounce back when times get tough. This session will provide generalised techniques you can immediately utilise to effect positive change in your life, or indeed the lives of people with whom you interact.
FREE for representatives of local charities, community groups and social enterprises.
To book a place on this training email admin@hvauk.org or phone HVA’s Admin team on 01424 444010.

Child Protection training

Date: Thursday 19 November 2015, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Facilitator: Giovanna Simpson – LSCB Training and Development Consultant
Venue: HVA, Jackson Hall, Portland Place, Hastings, TN34 1QN
This course aims to raise awareness of child protection issues and procedures and the signs and indicators of child abuse.
FREE representatives of voluntary, community and not for profit groups and organisations.