Training

Support services to organisations:

The second tier support project aims to address the long term sustainability needs of organisations providing services to those affected by sexual and domestic violence; one of our objectives is to provide training sessions to improve the quality of those services and to support them to sustain that level.

Support services are provided by Against Violence and Abuse (AVA), Imkaan, Rights of Women, Respect, Women and Girls Network (WGN).

All the training sessions provided by Ascent are subject to eligibility of your organisation and availability; for more information please follow the link provided for each training session or contact the delivery partner directly.


Seminars


Accredited Trainings


Expert Led Training


Sustainablility Training 

Training – Introduction to Measuring Outcomes

Date: Thursday 15 June 2017

Time: 9:30AM – 4:00PM

Location: Women’s Resource Centre, United House, London, N7 9DP

Register: here 

Who is it for?

This training is for organisations new to measuring outcomes or those who want to refresh their skills in the area.

Module 1 [9:30-12:30]

What’s it about?

We all know the value of the work we do, but how do we demonstrate the difference your work makes to the lives of women you work with? In this increasingly challenging funding environment it is essential that women’s organisations have adequate systems in place to capture information on how their services change lives. This course will introduce the key notions and principles of good monitoring and evaluation systems. It will identify the different dimensions of monitoring and provide practical ideas on how to make the process of measuring outcomes easier and more systematic.

What will I take away?

  • Understanding the principles and terminology of outcomes monitoring
  • A framework for measuring outcomes

Module 2  [13:00 – 16:00]

What’s it about?

This module will build on the knowledge provided by Module 1 to help participants identify good-quality indicators from the projects and consider different methods for gathering data.

What will I take away?

  • Identify what ‘an indicator’ is
  • Essential components of an indicator
  • Options for collecting data on indicators
This course is funded if you are an organisation or project based in London working with those affected by sexual and domestic violence.

Training – Introduction to Tender Writing

Date: Thursday 15 June 2017

Time: 9:30AM – 4:00PM

Location: Women’s Resource Centre, United House, London, N7 9DP

Register: here

Who’s it for?
Women’s organisations and projects who want to learn more about: competitive tendering; what commissioners are looking for; improve their bid writing skills and improve their abilities to secure funding from public sector commissioners by submitting improved bids

What’s it about?
In this increasingly difficult economic climate it is essential that women’s organisations are equipped with a thorough understanding of the commissioning process and knowledge of what commissioners are looking for. This short, introductory course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to meet commissioners’ requirements and standards when submitting bids. Our trainer has experience of both sides of the commissioning process and will share her knowledge and expertise to support your organisation to become more financially resilient.

What will I take away?

  • An understanding of the competitive tendering process
  • An understanding of commissioners’ perspective and focus
  • Tips for writing a strong and clear proposal
  • Increased knowledge of commissioning and procurement
  • Increased knowledge of how your organisation can potentially become more financially sound and efficient
This course is FUNDED for women’s organisations or projects based in London working with those affected by sexual and domestic violence

Training – Introduction to Finance Planning

Date: Thursday 15 June 2017

Time: 9:30AM – 4:00PM

Location: Women’s Resource Centre, United House, London, N7 9DP

Register: here

What is it about?

This training uses practical exercises to focus on your organisation and the financial documents you need. The course will give you the knowledge and tools to understand and develop the following financial information:

  • Balance sheet
  • Cashflow forecasting
  • Profit and loss accounts
  • Full cost recovery budget
  • Break even point

This training gives you the skills to create the documents needed in the financial sections of a business plan, calculate your breakeven point and ensure full cost recovery.

What will I take away?

  • Knowledge and skills to develop financial documents
  • Templates to prepare financial plans
  • Training workbook with information and guidance on finance
  • Tools and resources to help you develop financial documents
This course is FUNDED for women’s organisations or projects based in London working with those affected by sexual and domestic violence