This workshop will help you identify your organisations need for volunteers, the types of volunteers you need to attract and how to develop volunteer roles and projects.
We will also look at how managing volunteers differs from managing employees and provide guidance on how to plan an effective volunteer recruitment campaign, select and place volunteers. This workshop will also advise on what paperwork and systems you need to effectively manage volunteers.
Effective recruitment and management of volunteers is becoming increasingly important within the sector and this course will help you to identify new sources of potential volunteers and how your organisation can take steps to support, motivate and retain volunteers.

Tuesday 6th December 2016 9.30am to 1.00pm, JET Training Rooms, Oakfield Building, Highlands College

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What makes a winning team? If you are part of a tiny, small or large team, if you want to better understand Team Dynamics and the benefits of team work then this workshop is an ideal introduction for you.
We will look at how teams are comprised, how different personality styles, friendships, the environment and the absence of a natural driving force can impact on team work. We will also cover the motivational theories and what tools, techniques and technology can be utilised to create the right organisational culture – one that will enable your team to thrive and grow.
How to manage 'difficult' people in a team will also be covered, whilst looking at how to generate Teamwork, Trust and Empowerment using different Participation, Communication and Feedback techniques.

Wednesday 7th December 2016 1.15pm to 4.30pm JET Training Rooms, Oakfield Building, Highlands College

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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.

Thursday 8th December 2016 12.00pm to 1.00 pm JET Training Rooms, Oakfield Building, Highlands College

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