skills development

Recognising and developing your trustees

3 Nov 2015Sandra Bailie Governance and Charity Advicetrustees, Governance, Training, skills development

This Trustees’ week is a great opportunity to recognise the vital work that the thousands of trustees in Northern Ireland do to lead and serve their organisations.

New NICVA training calendar online

1 Oct 2015Roisin Kelly Training and Skills DevelopmentTraining, skills development

Our training calendar for October 2015 - March 2016 is now available.

Boost performance by motivating staff

11 Sep 2015Sandra Bailie Training and Skills Development, HRTraining, managing staff, motivation, skills development

As managers we need to consider how we continuously improve the performance of our staff. Research by The Incentive Research Foundation found that by motivating our staff it can boost performance by as much as 44%.

The difference development makes

17 Aug 2015Sandra Bailie Reaching Out: Connecting Older People, Training and Skills DevelopmentTraining, skills development

NICVA has been working with The Big Lottery Fund Reaching Out Connecting Older People (ROCOP) grant holders since 2011 supporting them to deliver their outcomes and effectively manage and deliver their projects.

Cancer Focus gets its message across

30 Jul 2015Sandra Bailie Reaching Out: Connecting Older People, Training and Skills Developmentskills development

Social media training was delivered to a group of Reaching Out: Connecting Older People grant holders to help build their confidence using social media and give them tips and techniques as to how to use Facebook and Twitter more effectively.

Improving skills and confidence through TQUK

30 Jul 2015Sandra Bailie Reaching Out: Connecting Older Peopleskills development

NICVA delivered the three -day TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training as part of the Reaching Out: Connecting Older People (RO:COP) development and support contract. 

NIAMH invests in volunteer managers

19 Jun 2015Sandra Bailie Reaching Out: Connecting Older Peopleskills development

In February and March NICVA and Volunteer Now delivered a bespoke two-day ILM level 3 Award in Leadership and management to 8 staff from NIAMH as part of the Reaching Out: Connecting Older People development and support programme. 

Volunteers connecting older people

5 Jun 2015Sandra Bailie Reaching Out: Connecting Older People, Training and Skills Developmentskills development, Volunteering

In this Volunteers’ Week we want to celebrate the work of the people who volunteer in Big Lottery Funded Reaching Out Connecting Older People (ROCOP) programme. Volunteers are crucial to the delivery of many of these projects.

Tips for winning contracts

10 Nov 2014Sandra Bailie Training and Skills Developmentskills development

We need to keep learning how to earn – making sure that our staff, board and other volunteers understand the potential of earned income and invest in essential skills such as preparing tenders and market research.

ROCOP Grant Holders Attend Networking Event on Measuring Impact

24 Oct 2014Sandra Bailie Reaching Out: Connecting Older People, Inspiring Impactskills development

Seventy-one people attended the fourth ROCOP development and support programme roundtable event on 17 October 2014 in The Black Box, Belfast hosted by NICVA. The theme for this event was “Measuring your impact”.