Upcoming courses at SHARE



10.12.2019   Taking minutes at meetings

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

This course is designed for staff who already take minutes at meetings on a regular basis, understand their roles but lack confidence in some areas.

It will enable them to revisit how to take effective notes, brush up on key skills and refine their own minute taking technique. This course requires some pre-course work – completing and returning a questionnaire – enabling the focus of this day to be note taking practice and writing up essentials.

 

10.12.2019   Housing associations and co-operatives – an introduction (staff)

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

This one day course is for staff who have joined your housing association/co-operative in the last few months. The course will introduce delegates to some of the main factors that impact the work that housing associations and co-operatives do.

 

10.12.2019   E-learning demo for Committee/Board

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

This e-learning demo will give you the tools to help you navigate through the system with ease, how to select courses and work through these at your own pace, complete assessments and print certificates.

 

11.12.2019   Emergency first aid at work

 

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

 

This course is suitable for emergency first aiders and will cover CPR, choking and the recovery position. The course syllabus is fully compliant with The Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981. Once certified, participants require an annual update on their training.

14.01.2020   Factoring essentials

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

This course is aimed at individuals who are either new to factoring or want to obtain a basic grounding in property management within Scotland. Working in pairs, groups and individually, you will investigate real case studies and examine different types of title deeds as part of your learning.

 

16.01.2020, 30.01.2020, 11.02.2020 & 27.02.2020   Governance masterclass

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

As Committee/Board members you have a range of responsibilities and more is being places on you, with the latest being the new Regulatory Framework and the requirement to produce an annual Assurance statement. You need to keep up to date with what’s happening in housing and ensure you have the knowledge and skills to deliver strong, effective governance.

Governance Masterclass will help you build your confidence, knowledge and ability to navigate the challenging environment you operate in.

 

22.01.2020   Welfare rights for housing staff

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

The course is aimed at all staff members who have a role to play in ensuring the financial stability of their organisation. All staff members of housing associations and co-operatives should have an understanding of the current and forthcoming changes, as well as their impact on the ability of these organisations to continue to operate with financial stability.

 

22.01.2020 & 05.02.2020  Data Protection Officer training

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

This two-day training course is aimed at providing those individuals designated as mandatory Data Protection Officers within their housing associations with the skills and understanding to help them fulfil this statutory role. It is assumed that attendees will have a basic level understanding of the key concepts and compliance requirements of current data protection legislation, as well as the current state of data protection compliance within their organisations.

 

23.01.2020   De-escalating aggression and conflict

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

This course is suitable for frontline staff who are in regular contact with members of the public and service users who may become frustrated, upset or aggressive. Delegates focus on verbal and non-verbal communication used to calm and de-escalate conflict.

 

23.01.2020   Audit responsibilities of Committee/Board

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

This course is aimed at Committee/Board members of housing associations and co-operatives, as well as those who serve on the audit sub-committee of their organisation, who want to learn more about the important role of auditing for housing associations and co-operatives.

 

28.01.2020   Understanding treasury management

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

This session is aimed at Committee/Board members who not only need to understand the finances within their organisation but also the associated risks. The management of finances includes: investments and cash flows, banking, money market and capital market transactions, and knowing what effective controls are in place to ensure the best performance possible with your money.

 

29.01.2020   A holistic approach to allocations

Who’s it for and what’s it about?

Designed for housing practitioners with responsibility for allocations, this course examines existing good practice in relation to maintaining housing lists, offers and refusals and tenancy sustainment. As well as considering the new measures contained within the Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 regarding the changes to reasonable preference, consultation and home ownership, it also explores the new tenancy types and qualifying periods. The course provides a holistic approach to allocations, ranging from strategic to day-to-day functions.