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PAVO Training September - November 2017

Chairing Skills

20th September 2017 (half day)

Cost: £10 (PAVO members), £20 (Non PAVO members/Third Sector), £30 (All other/individuals)

· Identify the role of the chair and consider the knowledge and skills required

· Understand the preparation and planning needed for success

· Identify tools to work towards a successful meeting

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Introduction to Quality Assurance Systems

28th September 2017 (half day) - CANCELLED

Cost: £10 (PAVO members), £20 (Non PAVO members/Third Sector), £30 (All other/individuals)

By the end of the session, participants will:

• Understand the concept and benefits of Quality Assurance
• Have the resources and information to decide which Quality Assurance system is most suited

• Understand the process of engaging with Quality Assurance systems
• Have an overview of how Quality Assurance systems can be mapped against each other

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Demystifying Commissioning

23rd October 2017 (full day)

Cost: £20 (PAVO members), £40 (Non PAVO members/Third Sector), £60 (All other/individuals)

· Understand the commissioning process for social care services

· Assess the areas where third sector providers can be involved

· Understand tendering, and how it fits within the commissioning cycle

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Staff Supervision and Appraisal

22nd November 2017 (full day)

Cost: £20 (PAVO members), £40 (Non PAVO members/Third Sector), £60 (All other/individuals)

• Understand the benefits of supervision and appraisal to staff and the organisation
• Recognise the difference between supervision and appraisal
• Develop and implement appropriate systems for supervision and appraisal

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Volunteer Recruitment, Selection and Induction

23rd and 24th November 2017 (two days)

Cost: £40 (PAVO members), £80 (Non PAVO members/Third Sector), £120 (All other/individuals)

The course will help you to plan recruitment and think about materials and approaches that will reach the volunteers you want. It looks at different steps in the recruitment process, including 'vetting', interviewing, and matching volunteers to volunteer roles.

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1-1 IT training sessions with PAVO

We now offer 1-1 sessions for the following IT courses:

  • Introduction to Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10
  • Introduction to Android tablets
  • Microsoft Word (versions 03 – 13) 
  • Microsoft Excel (version 03 – 13) - Beginner
  • Microsoft Excel (version 03 – 13) - Intermediate
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (version 03 – 13)
  • Saving and editing digital images
  • The Internet and all that stuff
  • Joomla: Web Site Content Management System - Administration
  • Joomla: Web site Content Management System – Editing
  • Skype


£35 per hour (PAVO members)

£40 per hour (Non PAVO members)

To arrange a session call: 01597 822191, email: or fill in our online booking form


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