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Third Sector Master Classes - Free

15th October 2020

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HTSI are very excited to bring you a series of Monday Masterclasses, training centred around supporting community groups.

Set up a new group recently? Working to support your community? Want an update on current best practice in supporting community groups?

Then HTSI's FREE Monday masterclasses are for you!

Julie at Caithness Voluntary Group is doing two of these classes that are open to everyone in the Highlands and are free. The Third sector has played a vital part in supporting their communities this year and this is an opportunity to ensure organisations are up to date with current best practice.

Seven FREE sessions covering...

Avoiding Top Risks

New organisations often face similar challenges. This one-hour Masterclass will give you key pointers on how to avoid common pitfalls & ensure your new organisation will thrive into the future.

Management: Boards & Committees

Setting up a Board of Management or Committee for your organisation - how, why and examples of good practice. Good management makes for a successful organisation. This one-hour masterclass shows how to set up & develop an effective management structure for your organisation.

Registering as a Charity

Registering as a Charity - why chose this structure, how to do it and why it might suit your organisation. Should your organisation be set up as a Charity? What are the benefits, and how is it done? This one-hour masterclass will give key pointers on how to set up a Charity, and the tools to decide if this is the right structure for your organisation.

Setting up a Group

Structures and Policies - examples from the Highlands of what's worked and why. Third sector organisations often adopt similar structures and policies. This one-hour Masterclass will showcase examples from around the Highlands of Structures and Policies which have worked for local third sector organisations.

Registering as a Company

Registering as a Company - why chose this structure, how to do it and why it might suit your organisation. Is Registering as a Company the right way forward for your organisation? What are the benefits of adopting this structure, and how is it done? This one-hour masterclass will give participants the tools to decide if a Company structure is right for their organisation, and knowledge needed to set a Company up.

Good Practice for Boards & Committees

Good practice in governance for your management board / committee. This one-hour Masterclass will give third sector management boards and committees useful guidance on what good practice looks like in the sector. Knowledge of successful governance and management approaches will give participants the tools needed to steer their organisations to continued success.

Governing documents and key policies

Governing Documents and Key Policies - local examples of approaches taken by community organisations and what we can learn from these. A practical session filled with local examples taken from Third Sector Organisations from around the Highlands. Find out what governing documents and polices have worked for organisations in the area, and take away knowledge which will be of direct help to your Group or Organisation.

To register for any or all of the classes go HERE


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