Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Voluntary & Community Sector Development Scheme

A London wide Technical Assistance Programme part funded by the European Social Fund to support participation of voluntary and community sector organisations in ESF Programme

Making a case for your organisation-From survival to organisational resilience

Where: LTEN (formerly ITN) offices, 3 Highbury Crescent, London N5 1RN

(Nearest Tube Station: Highbury & Islington on the Victoria Line and well served by Buses: 4, 19, 30, 43, 271, 277, 393)

When: Wednesday 20th April 2011 from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm

Who is it for?

* Senior staff in small to medium sized community and voluntary sector organisations

* Upon confirmation of registration participants will be expected to undertake pre course preparation.

* One staff per organisation

What: In the light of major cutbacks in the public sector and shrinking resources it’s more important than ever to reassess the position of your organisation in order to ensure a sustainable long term future. The workshop will provide an opportunity to think through the necessary elements of planning for it.

Aims of the workshop: At the end of the session participants will have developed an understanding of the following

* The current context you are operating in

* Reconnecting with your core mission and vision

* Assessing the real value of your organisation- do your beneficiaries really benefit?

* Capacities and vulnerabilities analysis

* Cost of funding

* Evidence, evidence evidence-giving value to outcomes

To book, complete the attached registration form, call Sumita Dutta on 0207 7150300 or email your contact details to:

Closing date for registration: 11th April 2011

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Evelyn Oldfield Unit - Launch of the EOU's New Toolkit

Dear all,

The Unit is just about to launch its brand new toolkit on ENGAGEMENT. It will include lots of free resources to help you to develop an improved communication strategy, with particular focus on:

· Digital media

· Conducting research

· Free human resources support

· How to engage those defined as ‘hard to reach’

· Improving traditional engagement methods

· Involving people

We are fortunate enough to have 2 guest speakers: Paula Graham from Fossbox (an organisation set up to support groups to access free software and low cost hardware) and Nick Micinski, from Migrants and Refugee Community Forum, who runs a free training programme on digital activism.

Come! It’ll be very useful for you and you will definitely leave with lots of good tips on improving your communication ..

Time: 14.00 -17.00

Date: 17th of March

Venue: the Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, N76PA

TAF courses - three places left for LBHF 40+ - to register now

Hi there!

Just to let you know that we have three places left for unemployed residents of LBHF who are 40+ of working age and wish to learn ICT as well as have help with Personal Development/employment prospects. The beginners ICT classes are on Tues & Thurs 10-2 and the PD sessions on Wed 10-1 with additional 1-2-1's Wed pm by appointment ... all at Britannia House in R501.
If you have anyone who fits the criteria and would like to take advantage of the holistic programme, please refer them on asap &/or circulate this e-mail to anyone who might be interested? The classes will finish just before Easter i.e. on/just before 21st April 2011. More information can be found on the website or contact Sally/Sylvia at TAF on 020
8748 9898. Many thanks. Take care! All the best