Celebrating NICVA learners

15 Jun 2015 Sandra Bailie    Last updated: 10 Nov 2015

In this Adult Learners' Week we would like to celebrate the achievements of all those who have participated in NICVA’s 400 plus training sessions in the last year.

There have been over 2,000 learners, staff and volunteers from the voluntary and community sector coming together to improve their skills in fundraising, governance, management, training and coaching to name but a few of the topics. Learners have been able to share and implement what they have learnt back into their organisations helping to make them more effective and robust.

Alison Armstrong from Roise's Trust attended the Developing your Fundraising Strategy session and said “The resources given to me at the training will help now to implement a fundraising strategy and move Rosie’s Trust to next level”.

Julie Anne Murphy from Colin Neighbourhood Sure Start attended the Risk Assessment made easy session and said “As a result of the training I’m going to raise awareness of risk management and assessment in our organisation and review policies and procedures”.

Recently the learners on the ILM level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management presented what they had learnt on the programme on the last day of the course, with learners sharing the changes that they have made to their work practice and the improvements they have introduced.

Anne O’Hagan from Family Care Society reported on how she had been introduced to the PESTLE analysis during the programme and had used it to help with strategic planning for her organisation. She said that the programme had encouraged her to consider how the external environment impacts on their work and their future plans. She now plans to build her external network and implement her findings from PESTLE into plans for the organisation.

Tim McQuade from DePaul attended the Diploma as well and commented how the session on innovation and change management was particularly helpful to him. He applied his learning from the programme by establishing a working group and leading a review of the risk assessment policies and procedures. As part of this he consulted widely applying some of the decision making techniques he had learnt. The process is now user friendly and more flexible in recognising positive or negative change associated with client safety and wellbeing. Tim has also developed a training package to ensure all staff receive consistent introduction to Safety and wellbeing policy.

Congratulations to all those who been on their learning journey with NICVA and we look forward to welcoming many more aboard in the future.

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by Sandra Bailie

Head of Organisational Development

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