Vital Skills for Staff

”The course materials were excellent – I enjoyed the course and feel I’ve got a lot out of it. I now feel much more confident with many aspects of my job as an activity co-ordinator.”

—Lorna, Bee Busy BeFriend

”I’ve really enjoyed the course and now feel much more prepared for my coordinator role.”

—Susan, Befrienders Highland

About the Courses

Befriending Networks has developed a series of nine courses in response to the Vital Skills needed by befriending workers. They provide comprehensive grounding for new workers or a refresher for more experienced workers. The following nine courses are offered several times a year online and face-to-face. 

  • Training for Trainers: The most in-depth of all the Vital Skills Courses, Training for Trainers will give you the confidence to deliver successful training sessions to staff and volunteers. Gain a knowledge of different learning styles and techniques as well as how to develop a teaching plan with objectives and outcomes.
  • Recruitment & Selection: Develop a knowledge of how to advertise, interview and recruit volunteers effectively.
  • Support & Supervision: Get the most out of support & supervision by learning to create an agenda, an empathetic environment, ensure sessions are legally recorded.
  • Boundaries: Learn to establish boundaries, recognise different types of boundaries in your organisation and what to do when a boundary is crossed.
  • Matching: Discuss best practice, ways to create lasting and fulfilling matches and what to do when challenges arise.
  • Risk Management: Understand the importance of risk management within your organisation, complete a risk assessment and ensure you are complying with legislation.
  • Managing Waiting Lists & Endings: Discuss best practice and different methods of management to improve this aspect of your service.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: Analyse how service delivery is measured and recorded and ways to draw conclusions from data to evidence your service's impact.
  • Project Development: Assess your organisation's motive for project development and learn to create a SWOT analysis, a strategic plan, and a environment that is ready for change.

Cost

Individual Courses

  • Training for Trainers: £90 for members (£110 for non-members).
  • All other Vital Skills Courses: £50/Course for members (£60/course for non-members).

All Nine Courses

  • £450 for members (£540 for non-members).

Questions?

Call Befriending Networks 0131 261 8799 and as for Victoria Galloway, Learning and Development Officer or email victoria@befriending.co.uk.

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Need Help? Call Befriending Networks 0131 261 8799 and ask for Peggy Beadmore, Administrator or email peggy@befriending.co.uk

Listings

Found 18 events.

Online Vital Skills: Training for Trainers

25 April - 16 May; Webinar 17 May, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Online Vital Skills: Support and Supervision

16-30 May; Webinar 30 May, 1-3pm

Online Vital Skills: Boundaries

23 May - 6 June; Webinar 6 June, 1-3pm

Online Vital Skills: Matching

30 May - 13 June; Webinar 13 June, 1-3pm

Online Vital Skills: Risk Management

13-27 June; Webinar 27 June, 1-3pm

Online Vital Skills: Managing Waiting Lists & Endings

20 June - 04 July; Webinar 4 July, 1-3pm

Online Vital Skills: Monitoring & Evaluation

27 June - 11 July; Webinar 11 July, 1-3pm

Online Vital Skills: Project Development

4-18 July; Webinar 18 July, 1-3pm

Online Vital Skills: Training for Trainers

7-28 August; Webinar 28 August, 1-4pm

Online Vital Skills: Recruitment and Selection

21 August - 4 September; Webinar 4 September, 1-3pm

Online Vital Skills: Support and Supervision

28 August - 11 September; Webinar 11 September, 1-3pm

Online Vital Skills: Boundaries

4-18 September; Webinar 18 September, 1-3pm

Online Vital Skills: Matching

11-25 September; Webinar 25 September, 1-3pm

Online Vital Skills: Risk Management

18 September - 2 October; Webinar 2 October, 1-3pm

Online Vital Skills: Managing Waiting Lists & Endings

2-16 October; Webinar 16 October, 1-3pm

Online Vital Skills: Monitoring & Evaluation

9-23 October; Webinar 23 October, 1-3pm

Online Vital Skills: Project Development

16-30 October; Webinar 30 October, 1-3pm