VODA offers a range of quality training courses and workshops aimed at strengthening the skills of the voluntary and community sector. See below for a list of our current training courses and to book your place online.

We also offer bespoke training packages for groups and organisations at competitive rates, on topics including governance, fundraising, marketing and more.

Safeguarding Training

North Tyneside Safeguarding Children Board (NTSCB) and Safeguarding Adult Board (SAB) have safeguarding training open to the voluntary and community sector, which can be accessed via the North Tyneside Council online self-serve booking system Learning Pool. Read more here.

Upcoming courses

  • 07 Feb 2019

    Data Protection Check Up: GDPR and PECR

    New General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) came into force in May 2018 and have started to have an impact on…
  • 21 Feb 2019

    News editors can’t resist

    This interactive workshop will give tips and insights into what news editors look for when stories are submitted and how…
  • 07 Mar 2019

    Designing a New Homepage for Your Website

    This free workshop is your chance to take those first steps in designing a really effective homepage for your website,…
  • 28 Mar 2019

    All change! Change Management for Your Organisation

    At a time when organisations are being asked to deliver more for less resource, this free workshop will help you…
  • 10 Apr 2019

    First Steps to Funding

    This full day course is aimed at anyone new or who needs a refresher on fundraising for their organisation. The…
  • 11 Apr 2019

    Confidence Building

    This one-day course will explore what confidence is and look and some tools and techniques to help you develop confident behaviour.…
  • 04 Jun 2019

    Volunteers and the Law

    If you involve volunteers in your group or organisation, this course will help you ensure you have the correct legal…
  • 06 Jun 2019

    Conflict Resolution

    Conflicts are sometimes inevitable. This one-day course will outline best practice techniques to carry out when conflict does arise and how…
  • 20 Jun 2019

    Assertiveness in the Workplace

    This one-day course will explore what constitutes assertive behaviour and when and how to use it in a workplace setting.  …