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

  • 03 Apr 2019

    You’re Unique!

    This free Sector Connector workshop designed to help you to pitch your project to funders, once you have submitted your…
  • 09 Apr 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.…
  • 18 Apr 2019

    Blogging for Beginners: How to Write Great Content

    Blogging is a great way to reach people and get them to access your website (you have a 434% higher…
  • 26 Apr 2019

    Time Management

    This one-day course will give you advice and practical guidance on how to make the best use of your time…
  • 02 May 2019

    Cloud Based Systems

    Cloud computing has completely changed the way that organisations and their beneficiaries store and access data. Transferring IT systems to…
  • 16 May 2019

    Presentation Skills

    This one day course will help to improve your public speaking skills. You will learn effective presentation techniques and how…
  • 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…
  • 13 Jun 2019

    Creating Great E-Bulletins and Newsletters

    You send out a newsletter every month…but do you know why? Are you just doing it because that’s what you’ve…
  • 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.  …
  • 26 Jun 2019

    Self-Awareness for Managers

    To be a great manager you need to develop many skills, the hardest of which is self-awareness. It is much…