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PAVO Training September & October 2018

GDPR Training

4th September 2018

10.00 am - 12.30 pm (half day)

Llandrindod Wells

Cost: £10 (PAVO members), £20 (non PAVO members), £30 (All other/individuals)

Not exciting, but essential training

What is GDPR?

GDPR is a 21st century approach to data protection, it aims to provide more protection for individuals and therefore more privacy obligations for organisations.

Help protect privacy and avoid potential fines by signing up to our webinars, or attending our training, and keep your organisation up to speed.

You will learn about:

  • Legal responsibilities under the new legislation
  • Performing a data inventory
  • Deciding on legal portals for using data
  • Writing privacy notices and obtaining consent
  • Resources and templates

 To book a place please click here

Chairing Skills

Friday, 7th September 2018  

10.00 am - 1.00 pm  (half day)


Cost: £10 (PAVO members), £20 (non PAVO members), £30 (All other/individuals)


Meetings are one of the key ways in which the work of a voluntary organisation is progressed, so ensuring they are chaired efficiently and professionally is really important. This course will help you to understand how to plan and run effective meetings, whether you are a volunteer or a paid worker.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • 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

Who this course is for

Individuals who are new to the role of the Chair, or existing Chairs who want to refresh their knowledge. 

To book onto this course please click here

Governing Your Organisation

Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

10.00 am -  3.00 pm (full day)

Cost: £20 (PAVO members), £40 (non PAVO members), £60 (All other/individuals)


To enable participants to understand good governance and the systems by which organisations are run


Governance is the systems and processes which ensure the overall direction, effectiveness, supervision and accountability of your organisation – it is crucial for the effective management of any third sector organisation.

On this course you will explore the principles of good governance, consider how your organisation measures up to them, and explore the systems and the codes of practice you need to put in place to demonstrate you are a good and effective voluntary organisation.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the session, participants will:

  • explore the concept and principles of governance
  • understand the purpose and uses of your ‘governing instrument’ (your constitution or rules)
  • understand the difference between governance and management
  • have considered the Trustee’s relationship with paid staff including the Chief Officer
  • explore the importance of Nolan principles and Trustee codes of conduct
  • understand the roles of Sub-committees and executive committees
  • understand the role of AGMs and other membership meetings
  • have an overview of good practice in trustee recruitment

Who this course is for

Trustees, potential trustees and staff working with them

To book onto this course please click here

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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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