All Training courses

Training of relevance to third sector organisations in Leeds from various providers. Note the quality of training is the responsibility of the providers. Providers can upload relevant courses via their Doing Good Leeds account.

Forum Theatre training

16 November at 9:00am to Friday 17 November at 6:00pm, 2017
Provided by Cardboard Citizens
Description This is a two day Forum Theatre Masterclass for people based in and around Leeds, who want to make real and positive difference to communities using theatre.Through these sessions you will learn how to use Forum Theatre to empower you to use what you learn both in your work with communities and to tell your stories more effectively on wider platforms.This masterclass aimed at people working for agencies, community organisations, or individually as artists or activists working in Leeds. It is run by highly acclaimed theatre company Cardboard Citizens.Cardboard Citizens have been making life-changing theatre with and for homeless people for 25 years. They create great theatre that makes a real and positive difference to our society and those living in its margins and are the UK's leading practitioners of the Theatre of the Oppressed methodology.The lead facilitator on this two day workshop will be Terry O'Leary. She is one of the most experienced Forum Theatre jokers (facilitators) in the world, having been involved with Cardboard Citizens for fourteen years after she first encountered the company whilst living in a hostel in East London. Terry currently leads Cardboard Citizens’ forum theatre workshops with homeless people at the Crisis Skylight centre, and is frequently training and directing at a wide variety of projects. She has recently jokered on their highly acclaimed production of Cathy which toured the UK and appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Facebook event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/2025860397635497/ 
Venue Open Source Arts
Unit 1A Aire Place Mills, 143 Kirkstall Rd, LS3 1JL
Learning outcomes Imagining different outcomes to common problems to develop more complete understanding. Creates a sense of empathy between people of different opinion groups. Creating strong learning opportunities about the situation of others. Allows the facilitation of complex issues for easy understanding. All in an imaginative and engaging way.
Suitable for Change-makers, educators, activists, charities, artists.
How to book Book online: https://opensourcearts.co.uk/product/cardboard-citizens-2-day-forum-theatre-intensive-masterclass/ Please contact us if you would like to be considered for a bursary.
Cost – Statutory & commercial organisations £300- Individuals & charities £250- Bursaries offered (£125) for individual artists/activists, small unfunded organisations or charities. Please email us (myra.rowland@opensourcearts.co.uk) with your name & a short paragraph about who you are and why you would like to take part in this training to be considered for a discount.

Knowing Your Community

9 January at 10:00am to 1:00pm
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Description This session will look at the importance of equality and diversity in health and social care.  We will look at national and local guidance which drives this work and analyse best practice.  We will also look at how patient champions can support the CCG to engage with seldom heard groups.  
Venue Old Fire Station
Gipton Approach, Leeds LS9 6NL
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Explain why patient involvement is essential • Describe the role of a patient champion • Recognise effective communication skills and approaches • Outline how patient representatives can influence service change • Describe the types of questions that patient champions might ask • Feel more confident to share their thoughts effectively in a Patient Participation Group or a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) steering group
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE
Provided by Barca-Leeds
Description Community Health Educators support local people and communities to improve their health and wellbeing and get involved in activities and services.

Barca-Leeds are seeking enthusiastic, personable and committed individuals to undertake our 2018 Community Health Educator course, leading to paid sessional work in West Leeds. 

Interviews for the course will be on Tuesday 9 January and the course will be held each Tuesday at Little London Community Centre for 8 weeks, starting on Tuesday 16 January.  The course will run between 10.00am and 2.00pm and lunch will be provided.
Venue Little London Community Centre
Learning outcomes The course is designed to give participants skills and knowledge around all aspects of health and wellbeing as well as offering tips on confidence building and working in a professional environment. Following successful completion of the course you will be eligible to work with Barca’s team of Community Development Workers on a range of activities such as community consultation, groups and events in West Leeds.
Suitable for Enthusiastic, personable and committed individuals.
How to book If you are interested, please contact Jasmine Swinnerton by 3 January at jasmine.swinnerton@barca-leeds.org or on 0113 2951043
Cost Free
Provided by Community Links
Description The aim of this course is to provide a basic awareness of issues around diversity. This half-day course is an introduction to diversity. Attitudes to difference and diversity are explored and participants will increase their understanding of issues such as prejudice and stereotyping. Participants will explore the concept of ‘celebrating diversity’ and learn how to overcome barriers.
Venue CL Training Centre
LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of this course participants will be able to: • Understand diversity • Improve their work environment and services • Comply with anti-discrimination legislation • Ensure individuals are aware of their rights and responsibilities
Suitable for The course is aimed at people who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of some of these issues.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50.00 per delegate
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Description This session will outline the ways in which LTHT receives feedback from our patients and will provide examples of feedback we have received and actions LTHT has taken in response to that feedback. 
Venue Meeting Room 048, St James Hospital
SJH Education Training & Development Centre, Leeds LS9 7TF
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will understand: • The different ways in which LTHT receives feedback from our patients • Some of the themes which have come out of feedback into LTHT in the past year and the actions we have taken in response • The importance of providing feedback in ensuring that our patients’ voice is heard
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Description This session will explore the role of patient participation groups.  Participants will look at the changing role of GP practices and examine the challenges they face and the opportunities they present. They will explore how members can work with staff to develop services and examine good practice from other areas of the country.
Venue Leeds Student Medical Practice
Leeds LS2 9AE
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Understand the patient champion’s role • Recognise the key organisations in the NHS • Be able to explain the role of primary care • Understand the key challenges to primary care • Be able to outline the different approaches to primary care in Leeds • Be able to talk about the characteristics of effective PPGs • Be able to explain how patient champions can influence the decision-making process in primary care
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Description This session will outline the ways in which LTHT receives feedback from our patients, will and will provide examples of feedback we have received and actions LTHT has taken in response to that feedback. 
Venue Meeting Room 051, Level 7 Bexley Wing
St James' Hospital Leeds LS9 7TF
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will understand: • The different ways in which LTHT receives feedback from our patients • Some of the themes which have come out of feedback into LTHT in the past year and the actions we have taken in response • The importance of providing feedback in ensuring that our patients’ voice is heard
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE

Introducing the NHS

13 February at 10:00am to 2:00pm
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Description This session will look at the impact of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 on NHS organisations and patients. We will explore the new NHS landscape and look at how NHS organisations are structured locally.  We will also look at national drivers for change including government policies, the rising demand for health and social care and the impact of the Francis report. 
Venue NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Wira House West Park Leeds LS16 6EB
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Explain why patient involvement is essential • Describe the role of a patient champion • Recognise effective communication skills and approaches • Outline how patient representatives can influence service change • Describe the types of questions that patient champions might ask • Feel more confident to share their thoughts effectively in a Patient Participation Group (PPG) or a CCG steering group
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Description This session will look at why patient champions are essential in the development of local health services.  We will outline the roles of the patient champion and explore how they can influence service change.  
Venue NHS Leeds West CCG
Wira House West Park Leeds LS16 6EB
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Explain why patient involvement is essential • Describe the role of a patient champion • Recognise effective communication skills and approaches • Outline how patient representatives can influence service change • Describe the types of questions that patient champions might ask • Feel more confident to share their thoughts effectively in a Patient Participation Group or a CCG steering group
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE
Provided by Campaign Bootcamp
Description

Everyday Activism is a new local programme that supports people to learn how to campaign on issues that matter to them. 
We often face problems in our lives that feel beyond our ability to change. Benefits cuts. Unstable or underpaid work. Discrimination or abuse because of what we look like or where we are from. 
It doesn’t have to be this way. Working together, we can turn the things that frustrate us into campaigns that make society more fair for everyone. 
Everyday Activism is a free of charge, Yorkshire-based training programme designed to support you to develop the skills, community and confidence you need to start campaigning and make real change. 

Through face to face sessions, you’ll learn how to set goals, find your target, plan a strategy. You can have a go at starting a petition, organising a creative demonstration or talking to the media. 
You’ll learn how to get people to listen to you.
To be part of Everyday Activism you need a group of people who share your experiences and concerns and are ready to act together to improve life for your community. Time and location of sessions are flexible. 

https://campaignbootcamp.org/everyday-activism/

Venue Across Leeds
Training can be delivered at any venue across Leeds that suits that needs of the group.
Learning outcomes Through face to face sessions, you'll learn how to set goals, find your target, plan a strategy. You can have a go at starting a petition, organising a creative demonstration or talking to the media.
Suitable for In particular we are interested in supporting people from the following groups: Refugees/asylum seekers and Migrants People with experience of the mental health system Working class parents
How to book Please contact Ishah@campaignbootcamp.org for details of how to book training
Cost Free

Diversity Awareness

4 June at 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description This half-day course is an introduction to diversity. Attitudes to difference and diversity are explored and participants will increase their understanding of issues such as prejudice and stereotyping. Participants will explore the concept of ‘celebrating diversity’ and learn how to overcome barriers to relating.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of this course participants will be able to: •Understand diversity •Improve their work environment and services •Comply with anti-discrimination legislation •Ensure individuals are aware of their rights and responsibilities
Suitable for The course is aimed at people who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of some of these issues.
How to book To book your space please contact us at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50 per delegate.
Provided by Community Action Bradford & District
Description

This course is aimed at voluntary and community organisations who want to demonstrate the difference their project makes. We will cover clarifying and evidencing outcomes to support funding applications and demonstrate the impact of your work. The course will include:

  • Developing aims, outcomes and indicators
  • Methods of measuring and evidencing the progress and impact of your work
  • Planning your monitoring and evaluation
  • What funders look for in bids
Venue Manningham Mills Community Centre
Lilycroft Road Bradford BD9 5BD
Learning outcomes
Suitable for
How to book To book please visit: https://data.bdip.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=453&reset=1
Cost Half Day Course Fees - Choose the appropriate price band: Voluntary and community organisations from Bradford District: £40.00 Other Voluntary/Community organisations: £60.00 Statutory Orgs/Private Companies/ Individuals: £120.00
Provided by Community Links
Description

This course equips participants with theory and skills for effective group facilitation.

The course gives participants a psychologically informed, skills based approach to group facilitation using a training model designed specifically for this course.

The course uses a number of learning activities and requires high levels of participation for practicing and reflecting on skills.

Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of the course participants will be able to: • Understand more about group process theories • Be aware of what to consider when leading a group • Start to understand and ‘spot’ group processes • Have practiced facilitation skills
Suitable for This course is for people with some experience of working in groups and aims to provide a theoretical and practical learning experience to develop and consolidate group facilitation skills.
How to book To book your space please contact me at training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £99 per delegate.
Provided by NHS Leeds CCG Partnership
Description This session will explore the role of patient participation groups.  Participants will look at the changing role of GP practices and examine the challenges they face and the opportunities they present. They will explore how members can work with staff to develop services and examine good practice from other areas of the country.  
Venue West Leeds Family Practice
Farsley Leeds LS28 5DJ
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Understand the patient champion’s role • Recognise the key organisations in the NHS • Be able to explain the role of primary care • Understand the key challenges to primary care • Be able to outline the different approaches to primary care in Leeds • Be able to talk about the characteristics of effective PPGs • Be able to explain how patient champions can influence the decision-making process in primary care
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services or finding out more about how services work.
How to book Contact Adam Stewart at: Tel: 0113 843 5475 Email: adam.stewart1@nhs.net
Cost FREE
Provided by TransLeeds
Description

The "Essentials" workshop is valuable for both friends and family of transgender people. Has a friend or family member come out to you and you would like to understand more? This is for you. It is also useful to anyone working in a customer facing role as you will learn how to interact politely with transgender people. Anyone working in HR or management will also benefit from understanding the laws that support transgender employees, and what to expect when an employee begins transition. You will also learn how you can make your workplace more inclusive.

Tickets available on Ticket Tailor -> http://buytickets.at/transleeds/196909

The "Essentials" transgender training course covers the following : Terminology, Understanding Transgender Identities and Transition Understanding, Why Trans People Need Your Support, Dos and Don'ts, The Law, The Workplace, Why Trans People Are Amazing Q and A.

The training includes interactive workshops where participants can get involved. and a Q&A at the end where any questions you have can be asked in a safe, non-judgemental environment. A participation certificate is given to all attendees. Basic Fee - £10 per person For individuals. Concessionary places are available for anyone who can not afford it. On-Site Workshops - £150 per session plus expenses.

The workshop can be brought to you and your employees. The sessions will be custom made to suit your requirements, for example, HR may need more information regarding trans employees, and customer facing staff may need more information on interacting with transgender customers or service users.

Maximum of 15 attendees at a time to ensure everyone has a chance to participate. Email for details.

Venue: Yorkshire Dance is very close to Leeds Bus Station, opposite the BBC Building. It is fully accessible with lift access, and gender neutral facilities are available

Who Is Delivering The Training? Natasha Handley is a transgender woman and coordinator for local trans advocacy charity TransLeeds and an organiser of Trans Pride Leeds. She provides trans awareness training and consultation to the MPs around Leeds as well as organisations such as Leeds City Council, National Ambulance Service, HM Prison Service, Public Health England, and local clinics.

Venue Yorkshire Dance
3 St Peter's Square Leeds LS9 8AH
Learning outcomes The 'Essentials' transgender training course covers the following : Terminology Understanding Transgender Identities and Transition Understanding Why Trans People Need Your Support Dos and Don'ts The Law The Workplace Why Trans People Are Amazing Q and A
Suitable for The 'Essentials' workshop is valuable for both friends and family of transgender people. Has a friend or family member come out to you and you would like to understand more? This is for you. It is also useful to anyone working in a customer facing role as you will learn how to interact politely with transgender people. Anyone working in HR or management will also benefit from understanding the laws that support transgender employees, and what to expect when an employee begins transition. You will also learn how you can make your workplace more inclusive.
How to book Tickets available on Ticket Tailor: http://buytickets.at/transleeds/196909
Cost £10. Free tickets are also available for anyone who needs them.

Diversity Awareness

4 October at 9:30am to 12:30pm
Provided by Community Links
Description This half-day course is an introduction to diversity. Attitudes to difference and diversity are explored and participants will increase their understanding of issues such as prejudice and stereotyping. Participants will explore the concept of ‘celebrating diversity’ and learn how to overcome barriers to relating.
Venue CL Training Centre
Leeds LS8
Learning outcomes At the end of this course participants will be able to: • Understand diversity • Improve their work environment and services • Comply with anti-discrimination legislation • Ensure individuals are aware of their rights and responsibilities
Suitable for The course is aimed at people who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of some of these issues.
How to book To book your space please contact training@commlinks.co.uk
Cost £50 per delegate

Social Venture School - Leeds

30 October at 9:30am to Wednesday 31 October at 4:00pm
Provided by Participate Projects
Description Social Venture School Leeds is a 2 day workshop on how to set up your own social venture.  
 
What will you get out of it?
2 days to think about and plan how to....
• develop an idea
• chose the right legal structure
• communicate it well
• finance it
• sustain it
• find funding and successfully apply
• manage money well

What’s the commitment?
2 days of your time, with follow up meetings if you want more support. We understand that 2 days is a big commitment, so we make sure the time is packed with information, advice, opportunities to network and lots of interactive and small group work. 

Who is it delivered by?
The school will be delivered by Participate, a community regeneration charity that supports both new and existing individuals and organisations to develop and grow social ventures. Participate will bring in specialist speakers and partners to help deliver the Social Venture School. 
 
The Course is free to attend thanks to funding from Heart of Experian. 
 
Venue The Arch Cafe - Harrison Room
15 Mark Lane Leeds LS2 8JA
Learning outcomes The 2 days will give you the chance to think about the legal structure you want your idea to take, the ways you might be able to fund it, ideas for monitoring and a structure to produce a plan that you can share these thoughts with others to get support.
Suitable for This training is suitable for anyone with an idea for community benefit that they want to make sustainable. We work with people wanting to set up social enterprises, charities, communities groups and those not sure what they want to be they just want to make their idea work in the best way possible. It's open to all who are ready to move forwards with their idea. Please get in touch to talk about you idea to confirm your place.
How to book Please either email rachel@participateprojects.org.uk or phone 01274 288010 for more information or book free at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/social-venture-school-leeds-tickets-49130100453
Cost Free
Provided by NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
Description This session will look at the importance of equality and diversity in health and social care.  We will look at national and local guidance which drives this work and analyse best practice.  We will also look at how patient champions can support the CCG to engage with seldom heard groups.  
Venue NHS Leeds CCG
WIRA House, Leeds LS16 6EB
Learning outcomes By the end of the session participants will be able to: • Explain why patient involvement is essential • Describe the role of a patient champion • Recognise effective communication skills and approaches • Outline how patient representatives can influence service change • Describe the types of questions that patient champions might ask • Feel more confident to share their thoughts effectively in a Patient Participation Group or a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) steering group
Suitable for Anyone who is interested (patient/volunteer/member of staff) in making a difference to local healthcare services.
How to book Contact Anna Walters at: Tel: 0113 843 5470 Email: anna.walters@nhs.net
Cost FREE