Training & Events

"Greatly appreciate the time and effort that must have gone in to developing this training!! Engaging and encouraging and very informative. I learnt a lot." - Befriending Networks Training Participant
"The facilitator was really friendly, welcoming and was obviously very knowledgeable about the work we were completing." - Befriending Networks Training Participant  

Please scroll down for our list of currently planned training events and training categories. Have questions about any of our courses and want to speak to someone directly about your training needs? Click here 

If you need any training courses for you or your team but do not see a date below, please get in touch. All courses are available to be purchased as a private run. Have questions about our training content and availability? Email Victoria@befriending.co.uk

Please see our menu on the left-hand side for all categories of our training events and to learn more about what each category offers. For example, our networking events offer a fantastic space to learn directly from other projects and build connections. For continued development and staff learning, we highlight Vital Skills, Topical Training, and Good Practice Training as three key categories to consider. 

Access our Training and Events Catalogue 2024 here

Listings

Found 42 events.

Befriender Training Toolkit: How To Use It

Tuesday 27th February, 2PM - 3:30PM

Making the Most of Membership

Tuesday 27th February, 1PM - 2PM

Networking Session: Small & Rural Projects

Wednesday 28th February 2024, 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Vital Skills: Matching and Endings

Thursday 29th February, 9:30AM - 2:30PM

Vital Skills: Risk Management

Friday 8th March, 9:30AM - 2:30PM

Vital Skills: Support and Supervision

Monday 11th March, 9:30AM - 2:30PM

Dementia and Befriending

Wednesday 13th March, 9:45AM - 12:45PM

Networking Session: Befriending within a National Organisation

Wednesday 13th March 2024, 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Leaders and Managers Network: Finance and Funding

Monday 18th March, 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Making the Most of Membership

Tuesday 26th March, 1PM - 2PM

Networking Session: Intergenerational Befriending

Wednesday 27th March 2024, 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Networking Session: How to Manage Resources with Limited Time

Wednesday 10th April 2024, 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Vital Skills: Boundaries

Wednesday 17th April, 9:30AM - 2:30PM

Making the Most of Membership

Thursday 18th April, 1PM - 2PM

Management and Leadership in Befriending Projects

Monday 22nd April > Monday 13th May (All Monday Sessions)

Running a Befriending Service

Wednesday 24th April 2024, 10AM - 12:30PM

Befriender Training Toolkit: How To Use It

Monday 29th April, 2PM - 3:30PM

Reducing Inappropriate Referrals

Wednesday 1st May, 10:30AM - 12:30PM

Collaboration and Co-Design

Thursday 2nd May, 10AM - 12PM

Vital Skills: Training for Trainers

Friday 3rd May - Friday 17th May (All Friday sessions)

Volunteer Retainment

Wednesday 8th May, 10AM - 12PM

Vital Skills: Risk Management

Thursday 9th May, 9:30AM - 2:30PM

Bereavement in Befriending

Monday 20th May, 12:30PM - 3PM

Vital Skills: Recruiting Befrienders

Wednesday 22nd May, 9:30AM - 2:30PM

Monitoring, Evaluating and Reporting Impact

Thursday 23rd May, 10AM - 1:30PM

Vital Skills: Support and Supervision

Friday 24th May, 9:30AM - 2:30PM

Vital Skills: Training for Trainers

Wednesday 12th June - Wednesday 26th June (All Wednesday sessions)

Dementia and Befriending

Thursday 13th June, 9:45AM - 12:45PM

Management and Leadership in Befriending Projects

Wednesday 28th August - Wednesday 18th September (All Wednesday Sessions)

Leaders and Managers Network: Case Studies & Media Engagement

Wednesday 18th September 2024, 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Leaders and Managers Network: Reflections on the Year

Monday 16th December 2024, 12:30PM - 1:30PM

Cancellation Policy

* Please note: we understand that circumstances may require a change of training dates. We allow you to defer once when we are given notice of at least 48hours, after that it is seen as a non-refundable cancellation. Please do check your diary before committing to any dates. 

Accessibility

If you have any accessibility requirements, please do get in touch and notify our Learning and Development manager Victoria@befriending.co.uk so that they can best prepare and ensure the course is inclusive of your needs. 

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