We support the development of a strong, effective and diverse voluntary and community sector and offer training to help organisations develop staff and meet objectives. For more information on our training visit our Training and Skills page.

And our survey says... - how we are responding to your needs

20 Apr 2016Sandra Bailie Training and Skills Developmentskills, viewfinder, Research, management, leadership, Training

In February and March NICVA surveyed our members to ask what their development needs were in a range of areas. We had a great response rate of 19.3% (1,209 people responded).

Viewfinder 18 Results

18 Mar 2016Sandra Bailie Training and Skills DevelopmentTraining, skills, development, Viewfinder (Research), Research

Thanks to all of our members who completed the Viewfinder survey. We were delighted to have such a great response rate of 19.3% (it was sent to 6,241 staff in member organisations and 1,209 responded).

Celebration of Success

11 Mar 2016Roisin Kelly Training and Skills DevelopmentTraining

Over 40 learners attended the annual Presentation of Certificates ceremony which recognises and celebrates outstanding achievement in leadership and management, education and training, coaching and mentoring and management of volunteers.

NICVA's inspiring impact phase 2 takes impact practice to the next stage

11 Mar 2016Sandra Bailie Inspiring Impactimpact, Training, masterclasses, skills

NICVA is delighted to be part of phase two of the Inspiring Impact programme funded by Building Change Trust. Through this we will support organisations to embed their impact practice and measure,assess and share the difference that they make.

NICVA’s bespoke training making it easier and more cost effective to develop your staff, volunteers and board.

17 Nov 2015Sandra Bailie Training and Skills DevelopmentTraining

The workforce survey 2014 found that the top five barriers to people participating in training were: lack of training budget, training too expensive, inability to release staff, sourcing relevant training and travel costs.

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.

Goodwill Gifts goes from strength to strength

12 Oct 2015Sandra Bailie undefinedmembership, support, Training, networks, Fundraising, Governance

Goodwill Gifts is a voluntary group that organises events and activities to increase inclusion of Asian and ethnic minority groups in the Omagh and Enniskillen area.

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%.

Coming Soon- State of the Sector VII Online Survey

10 Sep 2015Rachel Shannon ResearchState of the Sector, Economy, Training

NICVA is undertaking its next research in to the State of the Sector. This online survey, NICVA’s 7th in this area, will go live in October and we need to hear from you. 

Detail Data holds first Open Data in a Day training course

4 Sep 2015Bob Harper Detail DataTraining, Open Data

The Detail Data project hosted its first 'Open Data in a Day' training for participants from the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland.