Workshop Programme 2017

Our workshop programme covers a wide range of topics and is suitable for anyone working in the voluntary sector, paid or unpaid. If there are other subjects you would like to see here, please let us know.

19 September /  Writing Grant Applications

Back by popular demand! Find out what potential funders need from you and how to make your application stand out from the rest. Delivered by Lyn Winter, who has experience of writing successful grant applications and supporting others to do so. 

17 October / Collaboration Works

From networks, through consortia to mergers, partnership working is now more important to the delivery of services. This workshop will look at the range of ways of working collaboratively and how they can benefit your service users. Delivered by Lyn Winter 

21 November  / Supervision and Appraisal  FULL*

This workshop is about communicating effectively and managing performance, so it is appropriate for anyone in a line manager role, including those managing volunteers. You will learn how to plan and hold effective supervision and appraisal meetings, find out about methods of managing underperformance, and discover techniques for giving constructively critical feedback. Delivered by Hilary Burr.

*This workshop is now full, but we have started a reserve list to run another session depending on take-up.


All workshops are held at Queen’s House, Barnstaple from 10am to 1pm, and cost £30, unless stated differently.  To book your place, please complete and return the Booking form  to Kirsty Milliam at admin@ndvs.org.uk.

What people have said about our workshops:

“Thank you very much, I’m going away really enthused with a clearer idea of how we can fundraise!”

“Every part of the workshop was really useful, Thanks.”

“The two members of staff who attended your course found it really useful – which of course, is why I had wanted to book someone else on it!”