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Aggression Awareness

Source By; Hackney Council


Course: Aggression Awareness

Date: 25th July 2017

Time: 10.00 – 16.00

Brief description: A one-day workshop that will help you understand the causes and impacts of aggressive behaviour and introduce you to techniques that will help you defuse potentially aggressive situations. 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will understand:

•           How to recognise the early warning signs of aggression

•           How language can defuse or increase aggression

•           The vital role of listening in defusing aggression

•           How to manage your own reactions to aggressive situations


This workshop will cover:

•           The risk factors for aggressive behaviour

•           The Aggression Cycle and how to respond to its different parts

•           Five positive ways to respond to aggression

•           The Do's and Don'ts when facing aggression

•           Practical techniques for managing your own response




Writing Effective Emails

Source By: Hackney Council


Course: Writing Effective Emails

Date: 15th June 2017

Time: 11.00 – 12.30

This 90 minute session will encourage you to re-think how you use email and learn to use it more efficiently in the future

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Target emails more effectively to reduce email traffic
  • Structure emails to priorities key messages and engage your readers
  • Maximise information within the subject field
  • Learn and apply email etiquette
  • Understand and buy into Hackney's email policy

Who should attend

Any staff member that wants to reduce the time they spend writing and reading emails


Hackney Learning Trust and Hackney Museum Course

Source By: Hackney Learning Trust


Hackney Learning Trust and Hackney Museum are planning to run a History in Hackney course about budgeting, shopping and food in Hackney. Learners will work together to find out about how people managed budgeting and cooking in the past and share their ideas about what food they eat now.


Course Venue Hackney Museum


Course Dates: Wednesday 9.30-11.30 for 10 weeks starting on the 8th March until the 24th May.(Not Wednesdays during the Easter School holidays.)


The course tutor and Hackney Museum are very experienced and would welcome people with Learning Difficulties and any special requirements.



Understanding and Using the Theory of Change

Source By: Hackney CVS, Partnership with Young London and City Bridge Trust

Schedule: Thursday 18 May 2017 | 9.45am – 4.45pm

Booking fee: Free


In today’s competitive climate there are short term and long term funding opportunities. Those that access new funds tend to understand and speak the funder’s language.

We know over the next year Hackney's children's sector will be invited to take part in new initiatives that increase outcomes for children and families.  A few are outlined below. 

  • Introduction of the Transformation Funds for the early years sector
  • Funds that address childhood obesity
  • Parent engagement Initiatives funded by schools and health commissioners
  • Partnership work with VCS family support and youth sector colleagues such as youth at risk  of underachieving

Increasingly applicants are required to convey their Theory of Change. The predictions and assumptions made about how, when and which combination of interventions create the change you seek for users.

What makes you think your particular unique approach works

To secure funds applicants need to clearly convey their strengths. There is a tendency to have either;

1 the technical know how in a specialist subject such as the arts or STEMM.

2 Reachability is increasingly valued as a strength. VCS organisations that build long term relationships and successfully reach young people considered ^hard to reach"  are highly valued In the funding world.

The Theory of Change training  is designed to give you the tools you need today to transform the outcomes for your users tomorrow.

Rigorous tracking and data provides the evidence your stakeholders need to value the real difference to your beneficiaries, especially the children, young people and families  affected by poverty and multiple needs.

Who is the course aimed at:  The Children's Sector

Together in one day session has been designed for the children's workforce; fundraisers, project managers, supervisors that supportchildren, young people and families from small to medium voluntary and/ or community sector organisations who are new to, or want to refresh their knowledge on demonstrating the impact of their work.

Course aim:

The aim of the course is to:

  • Introduce Theory of Change
  • Help your organisation create activities for your project that will assist you in collecting the right data to measure your effectiveness

The session will cover:

  • How to get to grips with Theory of Change
  • How to demonstrate the impact of your organisation
  • The approach endorsed by commissioners and grant funders

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Have an increased awareness of how to use the Theory of Change model and an understanding of its benefits to your organisation
  • Be able to create a Theory of Change that can be shared with colleagues within your organisation and used for other projects
  • Be able to identify the next steps required to put the process into action

Please do share this with your colleagues or other providers who you feel can benefit from this course.

All participants are required to fill in the attached booking form and send it to Zebina Myrie by the 15th May.



SITA Enhancing Communities Programme

Enhancing Communities is the name of SITA Trust's funding programme for community improvement projects. They can support projects in any of 90 funding zones around qualifying waste processing sites owned by our donor,

Deadline: 24th April 2017

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