This interactive online course covers tools and techniques to get the best out of your people including delegation skills, team engagement and holding people to account. You will learn active listening and good questioning techniques, fundamental to handling difficult conversations and people.It will share the five steps to having great delivery conversations and how to adapt your approach to different people and scenarios.We explore how to create working environments where people feel empowered and engaged.
This online course is packed full of content to help you identify and understand what is required to build a strong financial foundation.
Basic financial roles and responsibilities:The Board’s responsibility for good financial governance; The financial manager’s role; Staff and volunteers.
Who uses the financial information and how:The Board, Treasurer and/or Finance Sub-group; Internally – The manager/management team, Project staff and Fundraising staff; Externally – Funders, Accountants/auditors, OSCR and Companies House.
What we need our financial package to do:Information for monitoring current performance; Information for planning forward; Information for external reporting; Choosing a suitable financial package and setting it up to be useful; Restricted funds – recording for easier reporting; Effective use of the reports function.
Effective systems and control:“Walking through” your financial processes; Considering financial risks and effective internal control; Getting other staff to play their part and make your life easier; Recording financial processes – why and how.
Dealing with external requirements:Reporting to funders; Reporting to OSCR; Reporting to Companies House.
Part 1 - following this session participants will:
Part 2 - having completed this section participants will be able to:
Part 3 - following these sessions participants will be able to:
This online course is packed full of content to help you understand the importance of good financial management.
Budgeting:Why we need a realistic budget; Thinking about the different types of costs; Setting budgets; Making sure it all stacks up.
Full cost recovery:Why we need to use full cost recovery; Practical use of FCR; How this can be used for costing services.
Budget monitoring and reporting:Monitoring – actual v budget; What do variances tell us; Reporting to the Board; Using budget monitoring internally.
Cashflow projections:Purpose of cashflow projections; Constructing a simple cashflow; Cashflows as an options’ appraisal tool.
This online course is packed full of content to give you an overview of annual accounts and external reporting.
Financial reporting requirements:Statutory reporting requirements; Audit/independent examination levels; Format of accounts and thresholds – Receipts & Payments or SORP-compliant.
Understanding financial statements:Format of the annual accounts; Overview of a set of SORP-compliant accounts; Statement of Financial Activities (SOFA); Balance sheets and notes to financial statements.
The Trustees Annual Report:Format and content; How it links to the financial statements; What makes a good TAR.
Reserves:What’s included in reserves; Building up reserves; The reserves’ policy.
Reporting to regulators:Reporting to OSCR; Reporting to Companies House; Notifying changes; Sharing information with the public.
Through group work and individual exercises this one day course will cover:
In today’s climate it is essential individuals manage the demands on their time and know how toorganise their daily tasks to reduce stress.Thisonline course has everything you need to take control of your time by exploring what helps and hinders achieving priorities and presents tips and techniques on how to improve the use of the time available. You will learn:
Twitter, Facebook and blogging don’t have to be a mystery any longer - this online course will help youdevelop the skills to use these core social channels more confidently and effectively. Whether it is part of your role, or you just want to be more social media savvy,it has never been more important to communicate well online.Using online tools, group discussions and lots of practical exercises you will look at:
·Twitter ·Blogging ·Video & audio ·Facebook
You will also look at creating a social media strategy - everypost, reply, like, and comment should serve a purpose!Having asocial media strategy you will have everything you plan to do, and hope to achieve, at hand! It will guide you and let you know whether you're succeeding or failing at your objectives.