Affordable, local training covering a range of topics to help your community group or organisation thrive!


Introduction to Coaching Skills
Coaching is a people management skill that unlocks a person’s potential to maximise their performance. Join us at this half day workshop, where you will learn more about coaching and how it can help you to get the very best from your staff and volunteers.
Tuesday 12th March | 10am to 1pm | Wells | Admission £30 find out more and book


Top Tips for Delivering Great Presentations
This interactive workshop will give you some great tips on how to deliver relevant and interesting presentations with confidence. We'll look at how to conquer your nerves, how to communicate effectively, and the importance of visual aids.
Tuesday 19th March | 10am to 1pm | Westonzoyland | Admission £30 find out more and book


Emergency First Aid at Work
This Regulated Qualification will give you the skills and knowledge to deal with first aid situations in low risk workplace environments for the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981 and the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations (NI) 1982 purposes.
Thursday 28th March | 9:30am to 4:30pm | Yeovil | Admission £50 find out more and book


Everday Mindfulness
Come and find out about the numerous benefits of mindfulness including improved health and wellbeing, and learn some mindfulness skills that will help you to stay in the present moment, whether at home or at work.
Tuesday 30th April | 1pm to 4pm | Yeovil | Admission £30 find out more and book


'Bouncebackabilty' - Tools to Develop Your Resilience
Working in the Voluntary Sector is very rewarding, but it can sometimes be challenging too. It's important to be able recover, dust ourselves down, and move on when faced with the myriad of challenges that life throws at us. Resilient people demonstrate positive traits such as flexibility, high energy and mental agility, and are able to perform at their highest level. At this session, you will learn some practical tools and coping mechanisms to help you reduce stress, and think and act more positively.
Thursday 9th May | 10am to 1pm | Yeovil | Admission £30 find out more and book


Effective Communication
Learn about a variety of communication forms and methods. This session will include; listening as a communications tool, how to use body language to enhance your message, how to stabilise nerves using breathing techniques, how to manage conflict using effective communication skills, and how to project your voice to get your message across effectively.
Thursday 20th June | 10am to 1pm | Burnham-on-Sea | Admission £30 find out more and book


Projects - Evidence, Outcomes and Impact.
This session will be useful for anybody working within the voluntary sector who is involved with the planning, development and management of projects. We'll look at how to measure the impact of your projects, how to report on outcomes for things like funding applications, and how to to understand what works, when, and why.
Thursday 11th July | 9:45am to 12:45pm | Crewkerne | Admission £30 find out more and book



Excellent training session. It was well organised and Susi is a very good trainer, mixing short brainstorming sessions, relevant PowerPoint slides, humour and information into a great package.

Annette, Balsam Centre, Recruiting & Retaining Volunteers, April 2018