Online Support Sessions

In response to our members and what you want to see, we have developed a programme of online support and training session. You will find the current programme and joining informaiton below.

These sessions are free to Visionary Members.

We wanted to remind you all that most of our sessions are open to your staff and Trustees, not just CEOs so please do share details of these sessions with your teams.

Every Tuesday at 10am
CEO weekly support session
To join, click here or use the dial in details below.
Our regular session for CEOs – no agenda, just an opportunity to share experiences, talk about what is working and find some peer support with what isn’t working so well

Wednesday 20 May at 11am
Telephone Befriending Training
Places are limited to 12 – so to secure you place email.
This training is for your befriending staff – please forward to any of your staff/volunteers delivering befriending. The session will be delivered by Karen Dunderdale – Telephone Befriending Co-ordinator for Sight Support Hull & East Yorkshire. Karen set up this service over four years ago, managing a dedicated team of befriending volunteers. Karen is also volunteer for the Macular Society, leading two of their support groups. Join Karen to learn how to deliver a quality befriending service if you are on the front line.

Thursday 21 May at 11am
Basic small bid writing skills 
To join, click here or use the dial in details below
Hosted by Tim Atkinson from TPT, join this session for tips on writing small funding applications.

Friday 22 May at 12 midday
Managing and supporting those who are home/remote working
To join click here  or call 0131 460 1196. Webinar ID: 818 4218 6577
Alison Smith, Director and Lead Consultant at Roots HR CIC will talk about the approaches to and challenges involved in managing individuals and teams who are home/remote working. There will also be the opportunity to explore your own approaches to home/remote working.

Tuesday 26 May at 2pm
Fundraising Master Class – The Post COVID-19 Fight Back
To join, click here or use the dial in details below
Hosted by Fiona Ashcroft, CEO of Alder Hey Charity and Chair Institute of Fundraising North West. Join this session for ideas on developing your fundraising strategy for post COVID-19 and for an opportunity to join a Q&A on all your fundraising challenges and issues.

Wednesday 27 May at 10am
Sustaining a Low Vision Service during COVID-19 
To join, click here or use the dial in details below
Hosted by Carole Theobald, CEO of iSightCornwall – join this session to hear how iSightCornwall have adapted their low vision service in response to COVID-19 to deliver it remotely so that people can still get the information, aids and equipment they need. Friday 29 May at 10am

Friday 29 May 2020 at 10am
Delivering Children and Young People Services
To join, click here or use the dial in details below
Join Clare Sweeney who leads the Children and Young People Services for Visibility to share ideas on how you have been keeping the children, young people and families that you support connected. This session would be useful for any organisation delivering children and young people services or wanting to start!

To join any sessions by phone (apart from Small Charities session, telephone befriending training and Roots HR sessions – see specific joining details above) call:
(Toll Free): 0800 169 0432
Access Code: 780-863-517

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