Course overview

Do you manage volunteers in a community hub or local youth centre? If so, you probably have to hold meetings regularly. If you dread this part of your role, you may want to reconsider your meeting style. Meetings are a useful tool to make sure everyone understands instructions and is working towards the same objectives. They’re also a great opportunity to motivate and unify your team. But done wrong, they can feel like a nuisance and a waste of time.

Course description

This volunteer management training will teach you how to hold effective meetings. Understand how to plan meetings that your team will feel motivated to attend. Get top tips for planning, scheduling, and time management. Learn organisation skills to make sure your volunteer or staff meetings are just as successful online as in person.

This leadership and management training is aimed at anyone who wants to learn skills to run great team meetings. It can be useful for you if you hold meetings in a union, voluntary, or community role.

There are many pathways you can take after this course. You may do other volunteer management training courses, for example, recruiting and managing volunteers.

If you’d like to learn skills for professional roles, you may want to take an accredited leadership and management course.

Your tutor will chat to you to understand your needs and interests, and help you decide which further courses can suit your preferences.

To study this course you’ll need an internet connection. This is so you can access our digital learning platform, Canvas.

The WEA is committed to accessible adult education for all. If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Most of our courses are free for most of our learners. Please note that you need to reach the end of the enrolment process to see the discounts.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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