Miscellaneous Training & Development Opportunities

maccMacc offers a number of training opportunities of interest to the voluntary youth sector.  For details go to: https://www.manchestercommunitycentral.org/support-groups/training.  Nigel Rose is again offering a series of workshops that might benefit voluntary youth organisations, including the following:

The 4 workshops are:

Strategy and Commissioning in Manchester and Greater Manchester, 3rd November, morning, free

This workshop will cover:

·         The Crisis in Health and Welfare services.
·         Manchester Independent Economic Review.
·         National Approaches to Marketisation.
·         The Greater Manchester Project and Devolution
·         Public Services Reform (including Troubled Families and Living Longer, Living Better).

Co-production, 16th November, all day, charge

This workshop will:

·         Look at definitions of co-production focusing on models from Nesta and SCIE, and where and when they are appropriate to use.
·         Understand how to put co-production into practice, and the benefits and disadvantages of co-production as an approach, through developing a case-study.
·         Give an overview of how and why the term co-production has become popular in health and social care planning and what that has meant in practice

Radical Approaches to Commissioning Public Services, 29th November, afternoon, free

This workshop will cover:

·         Mutualisation: How organisations can adopt structures and processes that enable them to create mutually beneficial relationships with staff, communities, and other organisations.
·         People Powered Services: How organisations can systematically ensure that a holistic understanding of the experience of the people they provide services for is at the heart of their services.
·         Community Resilience: How services can be commissioned in a way that uses the assets of a community and contributes to development of stronger and healthier communities

Community Development, 7th December, all day, charge

Community development approaches are once more becoming popular as public authorities seek to get more from less through encouraging communities to take on new and greater responsibilities. National Government also sees community action as the answer to many problems.

This workshop will, through a combination of presentation, discussion and exercises help participants to understand:

*   The purpose of community development and what it is (and isn’t)
*   A range of approaches to community development including ABCD (Asset-Based Community Development) and Community Organising
*   The role and skills of a community development worker
*   What an organisational approach to community development is
*   The benefits and risks of community development approaches

October – December training programme now available. Visit: http://bit.ly/2dku8FQ for further details

Holding Difficult Conversations

ffp logoThe next training event will be facilitated by the Foundation for Peace on the topic of ‘Holding Difficult Conversations’.  This event is primarily aimed at p/t youth workers and volunteers, and for this reason we are holding it in the evening from 5:30-9pm, repeated over 3 evenings (you only need to attend one session).

Places are limited to 3 per organisation and need to be booked by Friday 11th November 2016
If you have any booking enquiries please contact delivery@foundation4peace.org

Any other enquiries, please feel free to contact Laura Scully at GMYN – laura.scully@gmyn.co.uk

Please log in using the password: Peace01 to book your place:

MMU Birley Campus
28th November:

The Grange Community Resource Centre
29th November:

Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre
30th November:

Training and placement opportunities at NTC

Nazarene Theological College in Didsbury is keen to identify organisations that are willing to offer placements to students.

1262 NTC Logo-03 (3)If you’re interested in being a Placement Provider or would like to know more about the range of courses and training available at NTC, please contact Alia Pike at apike@nazarene.ac.uk and the NTC website www.nazarene.ac.uk


See also MSCB Safegarding trainin , MCC Strength-based conversation training, and Introduction to Youth Work

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