• Introduction to Public Speaking

    This is a two part interactive workshop run as two half day sessions (that need to be at least a week apart) that enables participants to get to grips with the practical elements of getting up and speaking in front of an audience, whether they are delivering training, raising awareness or giving a presentation.

     After the two sessions participants will have more confidence:

    • in their ability to stand up and speak both with and without preparation
    • about developing coping strategies
    • about identifying the information they need to prepare an effective session

    Recent participants said

    “Training was well paced and interactive. Louise is extremely knowledgeable and approachable; she made the training enjoyable thank you”
     “I think this training will help me to be a better public speaker”
     “I feel more confident in my ability at public speaking”

     For more information about how to bring this session in to your organisation contact Louise McGlen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Beacon Programme for Chairs and Vice Chairs

    Are you a Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity in the north east? The Beacon Programme has been researched, designed and created for you!

    At Newcastle CVS we think the Beacon Programme sounds great and would strongly encourage you to take advantage of what is on offer, as this will help your organisation strengthen and become more sustainable. Spaces for the workshop are limited, so click here today to register. After you have registered for the Beacon Programme you will then be able to book your seat for the programme’s first workshop here and join other Chairs. The programme will be delivering a series of workshops in 9 locations all over England and providing a wide range practical resources tailored to the specific needs of Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities (with an annual income below £1 million).

    By completing the registration form, you will be able to join fellow Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities at the programme’s first workshop called ‘Being an Effective Chair’ taking place on Wednesday 5 of December at Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick Place, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7BJ at 9:30am – 1:15pm 

    • This interactive workshop will provide a unique opportunity for Chairs and Vice Chairs to:
    • Be clear about your role and legal responsibilities
    • Understand what can help you be effective
    • Have practical tools to help you run effective meetings
    • Meet and learn from other Chairs of smaller organisations

    Spaces are limited so early booking is advisable.

  • Introduction to Running Effective Meetings

    A interactive workshop suitable for volunteers and workers new to attending, chairing or taking minutes of meetings including trustees, committee members  as well as people who wish to refresh their skills and knowledge.

    Particpants will:

    • identify the properties of an effective meeting
    • better understand the role of the chair in keeping the meeting focused
    • be more confident about their ability to both chair and take minutes

    We can run this session for your committee, trustees, directors or staff team email Louise McGlen for details This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    Feedback from a recent session 

    "Gave me more confidence to deal with things effectively"
    "Dealt with issues that may arise when chairing/ taking minutes"
    "Answered questions I had prior to the session as well as giving useful tips"
    "Improved confidence within the group to chair/ minute take – very interactive"
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