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Target Audience

Middle and Senior Managers, Board Members.


Prolific business thinker Michael Porter once wrote that the essence of strategy is choosing what not to do. A good strategy is clear and succinct, with a well defined scope. It boldly sets out your ambitions, but is also focused on what is most important for achieving your mission, and it is embedded in reality.

This Strategic Planning workshop will guide you through a process of reflection, critical thinking, creativity and prediction. Step-by-step, you will learn what a strategic planning process involves, what tools and techniques can help you along the way, what the end result should look like, and how to get everyone on board.

(Lunch of soup and sandwiches provided at 1pm.)

Target Audience

Project Teams, Senior Officers, Middle and Senior Managers.


The activities of organisations typically fall into two categories – operations and projects. Operations are ongoing – they are predictable, necessary functions – and they give a charity a solid base. Projects on the other hand are disruptive – they’re time-bound and unique – and when managed correctly, they bring about transformative change.

This half-day workshop is designed for anyone who leads or contributes to change projects within their organisation. It will help you distinguish projects from operations, it will increase your understanding of the project life cycle, and it will provide you with the basic tools and processes for designing and managing projects effectively.

Target Audience

Event Management Basics is designed for staff and volunteers who are responsible for planning and running events in their organisation.


This training session aims to help organisations to plan creative and engaging events. The training typically requires a half-day session and includes practical exercises and hands-on support to enhance your organisation’s events. To ensure the training is as interactive and participatory as possible, we recommend a maximum of 10 trainees for this training module.

Target Audience

Are you a Board member / Senior Executive Officer of a voluntary or community group? Do you need to develop or enhance your understanding of Outputs & Outcomes?


Learn to understand the terminology, aims and objectives relating to outputs and outcomes.

Jargon Buster

  • Stakeholder Needs
  • Planning
  • Action
  • Monitoring
  • Evaluation
  • Results

Build a Planning Triangle

  • Planning & Monitoring Performance
  • Benefits of focusing on outcomes
  • Outcomes in organisations
  • Outcome indicators
  • Measuring your progress

Understanding Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Improving work with individuals
  • Improving communication with current funders
  • Motivating staff and clients
  • Fundraising
  • Reviewing resource allocation
  • Planning services
  • Identifying gaps
  • Reducing negative outcomes

Using the Results

  • Talking about results
  • Reporting on your results
  • Review