The Consortium worked in partnership with Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham CEN's and NAVCA's Improving Local Partnerships Unit to coordinate the delivery of the Skilling up for Stronger Voices development sessions for VCS strategic representatives in February and March 2010.
This work supported the Consortiums strategic aim of; 'supporting VCS engagement and developing the capacity of organisations and individuals to carry out their representational roles effectively'.
28 particpants attended sessions on:
Skills for partnership working
Roles and responsibilities of representatives
Skills for influence
Participant feedback included:
"My awareness of the skills needed to be a rep has been increased and I feel more confident."
"Really useful course which has increased my confidence in my own abilities and as a result I aim to get more involved in ‘partnership mtgs’."
"I feel re-invigorated as a result of the course – very useful. Exercise on practical problems very useful! Made me realise that there is ‘more than one way to skin a cat’. Learnt lots from other’s people comments, made me think about what I need to do as rep to make it work better."