Workshops and Training
Find out what's going on and how to get involved
We have organised 3 workshops on GDPR.
The first, on 13th March is for those who hold no sensitive data, only membership details or fundraising lists. You will be given the information you need to consider to write a policy and set procedure.
The second on 14th March is for those who hold personal or medical sensitive information.
The third session on 19th March is for those that hold sensitive information on children.
Each session will be for an hour with half hour for Q&A
Tuesday 13th March 5pm to 6:30pm at St Paul's Centre – click here to book:
Wednesday 14th March 1pm to 2.30pm at Jersey Employment Trust, Kensington Place – click here to book:
Monday 19th March 1pm to 2.30pm at St Paul's Centre – click here to book:
Arclight Solutions will be delivering governance training for the week 16th to 20th April 2018.
Making the most of Social Networking & E-Fundraising
With Jane Galloway. This basic introduction to social networking, aimed at novices will look at how blogs, forums and sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin could benefit your organisation. This course looks at:
• Emails and On line newsletters, tribute funds and online in memorial fundraising
• Search engine optimisation, the importance of key words, Banner adverts/Google grants
• Fundraising web sites/giving portals and listings i.e. Wikipedia, Ebay, Amazon
• Integration and development of an online strategic plan
So if you want some ideas about improving your online presence, increasing your profile and integrating social networking with your marketing/fundraising strategy, then come along and find out more!
Tuesday 17th April 2018, 9.30am to 1pm, Lower Hall, St Paul's Centre, St Helier
Awesome Appraisal techniques
With Bill Treweek. Performance appraisals can be a valuable part of an effective staff management process and can add to the successful development of the organisation as a whole. When done correctly, appraisals offer managers an opportunity to; give positive feedback to employees; become more acutely aware of their team’s personal skills and goals; manage on a more bespoke level; encouraging employees to improve their daily performance and ultimately that of the organisation.
Successful regular appraisals also make employees aware of the organisations longer term goals and provide a chance to review, assess, de-brief and generally develop the skills and confidence of the person being appraised.
However, the process often isn’t as valuable or effective as it could be, because appraisals tend to focus too heavily on procedures and not on people and the manager conducting the appraisal is often not trained, experienced or close enough to the person being appraised for the appraisal to have any real value. Appraisals then risk becoming a ‘tick box’ exercise that can cause anxiety, with the information gained often forgotten until the next scheduled appraisal.
So if you’d like to know more about what will make you a first-rate appraiser, what the value is of ‘one-to-one’ reviews and the best ways to conduct them, then this one hour introduction is for you.
Bill is also available for ‘in house’ introductory sessions on Performance Management, contact the administrator for further information
Tuesday 17th April 2018, 1.30pm to 2.30pm, Lower Hall, St Paul's Centre, St Helier
Developing a Fundraising Strategy.
With Jane Galloway. This workshop will enable people involved in managing fundraising to develop a fundraising strategy for their organisation. Having a clear fundraising strategy is essential to help keep your organisation on track with its fundraising goals and to get the best returns from your time, resources and budget.
This workshop will equip you with the knowledge, skills and techniques to develop and successfully implement a great fundraising strategy and to be able to:
• Research and use the information required to build your strategy
• Analyse past performance in order to inform ‘more profitable’ future activities
• Identify and evaluate the best fundraising sources for your organisation
• Integrate different forms of fundraising into your plan
• Identify the risks associated with your strategy and how to manage them
Wednesday 18th April 2018, 1.15pm to 4.30pm, Jersey Employment Trust, Kensington Chambers, Kensington Place.
Jersey’s new charities law and what it will mean to you
With Jane Galloway. The Jersey Charity law is now in place, which will provide a clearer definition of what actually constitutes a charity, and defining ‘public benefit’, which will have a big impact on some local organisations, such as sports clubs, allowing them the possibility of registering and benefitting from tax benefits on donations.
The charity commissioner has now been appointed and a central register is about to be introduced to oversee the new law, which will also set out rules for the duties of governors/trustees and place restrictions on the use of the terms "charity" and "charitable".
Jersey’s new charities law is based on the Scottish charity law, so we will look briefly at the principles outlined in the new law, which according to Liz Le Poidevin (chairman of the AJC) is “primarily intended to help protect public trust and confidence without placing an unnecessary financial or bureaucratic burden on charities or on the public purse."
Thursday 19th April 2018, 9.30am to 1pm, Jersey Hospice Care, Training Centre, Mont Cochon.
Further opportunities to take the safeguarding adult or children foundation training.
Please be aware that even if you only deal with ADULTS AT RISK or CHILDREN AT RISK, it is often the case that your staff/volunteers will encounter the other AT RISK group through their work, so it could be that individual training in both areas is appropriate.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business and we can only play our part in safeguarding others if we have the right knowledge and skills. Although the membership of the Association of Jersey Charities is very varied, we all have one thing in common … we see people in our daily lives and people sometimes need our help. No matter if people are younger or older, no matter what brings you together, there may be a time when things aren’t right, when someone else needs you to safeguard them. Our community needs as many people to undertake the Foundation Safeguarding Training so that we all know what to do if something isn’t right. This is so important for us as charities, as we can often be working incredibly closely with the community at times of great need.
If you have not completed this training then please book on to one of the appropriate sessions, remembering that both, Adult and Children, may be appropriate. If you have 10+ staff/volunteers to train then I can arrange in-house training. If you have a lot of staff/volunteers generally then it is worth considering Train the Trainer training, which the Safeguarding Board can arrange.
This training has been arranged to ensure that those people who work during the day have an option to complete this training.
- Safeguarding ADULTS with Mary Curtis. Tuesday 13th March 2018, 5.15 to 8.00 Jersey Employment Trust, Oakfield Building, Highlands College Campus, training room 3 – register your interest here
- Safeguarding CHILDREN with Mary Curtis. Thursday 15th March 2018, 5.15 to 8.00 Jersey Employment Trust, Kensington Place – register your interest here
- Safeguarding CHILDREN with Mary Curtis. Monday 19th March 2018, 9.30 to 12.30 Jersey Employment Trust, Kensington Place – register your interest here
- Safeguarding ADULTS with Mary Curtis. Thursday 22nd March 2018, 9.30 to 12.30 Jersey Employment Trust, Oakfield Building, Highlands College Campus, training room 3 – register your interest here
Safe Recruitment Training with Mary Curtis of Calmera Limited.
We have organised further 'Safe Recruitment' Training for Wednesday 21st March 2018 2.00pm to 5.00pm Jersey Employment Trust training suite, Kensington Chambers, Kensington Place, with Mary Curtis.
Safe Recruitment Training will be a real asset to you, to make sure you take all the right steps to know about the person that you are considering taking on - equally important for taking on staff or volunteers, including committee members. As charities, we all have a responsibility to have confidence that we have done the right checks, so far as is possible, to know that we are introducing suitable people into our organisations. Don't just depend on DBS checks, checking CVs, taking references, and meeting the person face to face are all equally important. You will learn many techniques and things to think about that you may not have considered.
This training is equally important and complementary to the safeguarding training. Please book at least one member of your committee or staff on this training.
Please register your interest here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/safe-recruitment-tickets-42627585255