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Skills workshops for community groups

Our community development team offers free skills workshops to members of refugee-led community organisations.
The workshops can help you:

  • Build the strength of your community group or organisation
  • Connect different community groups together
  • Build individuals’ and groups’ skills and knowledge
  • Provide opportunities to become more involved in and influence the work of Scottish Refugee Council
  • Strengthen the collective voice of people from refugee communities in Scotland

Booking for all our workshops is essential. Travel expenses and refreshments are provided and childcare is available on request. Please contact the team if you have any other access requirements. Unless stated, all workshops take place at our offices in central Glasgow.

Portland House,
17 Renfield Street,
Glasgow,
G2 5AH

“The workshop was very interactive.”

“It was so helpful and informative.”

“I learned things that I will use in the coming weeks or months.”

Money Management

Do you want to take responsibility for your group’s finances? Plan projects or events? Learn more about budgets?

Then join us at Scottish Refugee Council for our Money Management workshop at one of the above dates. In the session, you will:

  • Gain a practical understanding of the fundamental principles to follow when recording income and expenditure
  • Share experiences with peers and explore challenges together
  • Work together to learn how to solve real life problems

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Measuring Your Success

Do you want to learn about evaluation techniques? About how to use this evidence to effectively meet the needs of your members?

Then join us at Scottish Refugee Council for our Measuring Your Success workshop at one of the above dates. In the session, you will:

  • Learn about the purpose of evaluation
  • Learn how to evaluate your work
  • Discover methods to gather feedback, ideas and experiences about your work

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Communication Skills

Do you want to improve your communication skills? Learn more about communicating in a positive way? Do you want to ensure that you are helping people to get their voices heard?

Then join us at Scottish Refugee Council for our Communication Skills workshop at one of the above dates. In the session, you will:

  • Learn how to communicate positively as part of a team or group
  • Learn how to help others to express their views
  • Gain skills to lead conversations in a group

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Project Planning

Do you want to learn about planning exciting projects? Learn how to reach a wider audience? Manage finances and resources?

Then join us at Scottish Refugee Council for our Project Planning workshop on one of the above dates. In the session, you will:

  • Learn about the project cycle and time management
  • Learn about venues, health and safety, catering, etc
  • Learn about marketing and promotion

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Applying for Funding

Do you want to learn how to develop your group’s funding strategy? How to identify funding opportunities? What makes a good funding application?

  • Learn how to define SMART objectives and outcomes in project plans
  • Evidence problems and justify projects
  • Identify potential funding sources

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Committee Skills

Do you want to know more about the different roles in a committee? Would you like to be a member of your group or organisation’s committee? Would you like to learn new skills that can help you be a more effective member?

  • Learn about the individual and collective roles of a committee
  • Gain an understanding how to set clear boundaries and guidelines for working together
  • Think about your role within the group

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Tailored Skills Workshops

We can also offer tailored skills workshops for groups based on the group’s needs and requirements. If you are interested in a workshop for your group.

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