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January 2016
Free

Managing difficult conversations at work

27th January 2016 @ 9:45 am - 1:00 pm
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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Most of us dislike confrontation; we sometimes avoid it which can often lead to even more difficulty, misunderstandings and possible conflict. In the current climate of recession and continued economic uncertainty, we may find ourselves working with reduced budgets, constant organisational change and ongoing performance issues, as people try to make sense of all this. As a supervisor, team leader, manager or director, you may find yourself faced with having to conduct a number of difficult conversations either with your…

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February 2016

Managing Grievance Process

24th February 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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This course will focus on managing a grievance process and will include: The Acas Code on disciplinary and grievance procedures: how to use it Resolving issues informally and when formal action is necessary Setting of clear rules and how to communicate them The importance of record keeping Holding a grievance meeting – and how to conduct it Deciding when an internal investigation is necessary and what it should consist of Taking appropriate action and the proper use of penalties and…

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March 2016

Managing Misconduct

3rd March 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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This session will include; The law and good practice on employee misconduct The distinction between misconduct and lack of capability Communication skills for a disciplinary interview The use of warnings (informal and formal) Dismissal and use of settlement agreements The training will reflect the ACAS Code of Practice on disciplinary and grievance procedures. Who should attend? Voluntary & Community Sector Trustees, directors, managers, team leaders, supervisors or anyone who feels uncomfortable dealing with and managing difficult conversations or putting across…

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HR Essentials

23rd March 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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Course overview: The aim of the course is to raise the awareness of potential and new employers about employment legislation and good practice in the workplace. At the end of the course, the learners will know the difference between volunteers, the self-employed, employees and casual workers; understand why it is important to get employment status right; know what a contract of employment should include; know what employment policies and procedures should be in place; understand the basics of performance management;…

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April 2016

London Mayoral Hustings

13th April 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
London Met, 166-220 Holloway Road (Tower Building)
London , N7 8DB
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13th April 2016 11:00am to 1:00pm TG 30 (Henry Thomas Room); London Metropolitan University (Holloway Campus); 166-220 Holloway Road (Tower Building); London, N7 8DB Context and background: London has over 60,000 voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations whose collective action makes London a diverse and wonderful place. LVSC's mayoral manifesto sets out six key asks for the new mayor around wider engagement, development of a VCSE plan, a focus on equalities implementation, improved outcomes around commissioning, access to private sector…

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May 2016
Free

Networking for ESF: A VCS Assist Event

10th May 2016 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
St Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street
London, EC1V 8AJ
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Aimed at those organisations interested in bidding for DWP & SFA ESF programmes this half day event will provide an opportunity for networking and discussion. We will consider the key elements and principles behind successful supply chains, the impact of the Merlin Standard and the key challenges and benefits that organisations need to consider when becoming a supply chain partner. Central to the morning’s activities will be the opportunity to hear from prime contractors on what they can offer and…

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October 2016
Free

BID WRITING WORKSHOP

4th October 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Date: Tuesday 4th of October 2016 Time: 13:30 – 16:30 Place: Tower Hamlets (venue to be confirmed)   Get free help to write better bids, in anticipation for the next round of funding through ESF Community Employment Grants in Tower Hamlets What is a Community Employment Grant? - A small grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 - For small voluntary and community sector groups - To run projects which help unemployed people move closer/into the job market What can I…

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Free

LVSC AGM

18th October 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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The LVSC AGM will take place from 4.30 – 6 pm on Tuesday 18th October 2016 at Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP. The agenda for the AGM, minutes of the AGM held September 2015 and hard copies of the Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ending 31/3/16 will be available on the day

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November 2016

INTRODUCTION TO THE ESF WORKSHOP

15th November 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road
London, N7 6PA
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JOIN OUR FREE WORKSHOP Date: Tuesday 15th of November 2016 Time: 14:00 – 17:00 Place: Evelyn Oldfield Unit, 356 Resource for London, Holloway Road, London, N7 6PA   What is the European Social Fund? - A fund aimed at supporting people into employment  What can I do with the money? Run training courses - Provide work experience placements - Support basic skills development + a whole lot more How can we help your organisation? We can provide Technical Assistance for…

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Free

Many Hands:Making Employment and Skills work for London

21st November 2016
Ort House, 126 Albert Street
London, NW1 7NE
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The backdrop to this joint LVSC/ERSA event is the impact of ‘Brexit’ in terms of potential loss of a huge income stream from the European Social Fund, as well as the increased demands for further devolution for London, particularly from the newly elected Mayor for London Sadiq Khan. This in turn represents an opportunity to discuss what the employment and skills priorities are for Londoners, including which services need to be commissioned to deliver this, to inform the priorities of…

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