Posted by NFP Workshops
All sessions will start at 09:30 and last around 90 minutes. We hope that outside the sessions, participants will be able to stay in contact and support each other with the process.
The programme will be roughly as follows, although it will be responsive to the particular needs of the group participants:
12th October 2023 Taking a Risk-based approach
You will be asked to bring your organisational risk assessment (also known as a risk register) or similar, to the first session, if you have one.
The session will include:
Please note, if your Board or Committee doesn't have a risk assessment and you would like to do this piece of work before starting this course, DCA can facilitate a session to support you to create one. Please contact [email protected],uk
9th November 2023 The Big Five
We will look in detail at four key policies (financial is next month) and associated sub-policies
NOTE: Templates will be provided for the main policies and procedures covered.
14th December 2023 Financial policies
We will look at the financial policies and procedures you need to have in place (and the template Financial Procedures Handbook).
Group work: managing financial risks
Presentation: Ensuring your financial systems are effective
11th January 2024 People policies
We will look at volunteer policies and those needed for staff (the depth will depend on whether the participating organisations have staff or volunteers) This includes:
8th February 2024Trustees & governance policies
We will cover the policies and procedures mandated by the charity commission for Trustees. (While they are not mandatory for non-charities, the policies and procedures are generalisable and constitute good practice.) This will include:
14th March 2024 Summary and last bits
This session will review the work we have done and ensure that each participant has a clear way forward for any remaining work.
Presentation: Keeping your policies updated
NOTE: where a presentation from the DCA Academy is used as part of a session, you will be given a code to watch the pre-recorded version free after the session for a limited time.
If you have existing policies, it would be useful to bring those (and get permission to share them if necessary).