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GMYN Introduction to Youth Work Training programme

Introduction to Youth Work (ItYW) is a six-session training programme that will develop your understanding and skills relating to youth work.

Each session provides an introduction to a different aspect of youth work including both theoretical and practical applications in a range of youth work settings. You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you choose.

12 March, 2019 - 10:30 to 23 April, 2019 - 13:30
GMYN, Greenfish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 5LE

Sunday Funday - Water Adventure Centre

24 February, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00
3 March, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00
10 March, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00
17 March, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00
24 March, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00
31 March, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00
7 April, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00
14 April, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00
21 April, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00
28 April, 2019 - 11:00 to 14:00

Water play club for 8 to 13 year olds.

Every Sunday 11am - 2pm 

Only 30p per session

Canoeing and kayaking on the Ashton Canal, water play, games and lots of fun.

Children must be able to swim a length (25 metres) parents must sign children in on the first visit. 

Please bring

  • a change of clothes and shoes
  • a towel
  • a packed lunch

New members welcome - call in or speak to Youth / Play worker Mike
Email: mike@wateradventurecentre.org.uk 

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International Womens Day - Kayaking Event 2019

22 March, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00

Taster session - no experience necessary

Come and have a laugh - spaces limited

Sessions are 7pm - 8pm and 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Women only event - over 16s

Cost for the swim (including Kayak taster)
£4.70 / £3.30 (adult) £2.10 (student card)

An event run by Water Adventure Centre supported by Manchester Aquatics Centre, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester University, Young Manchester, Doorsteps and GMCA.

Shared Topic Areas: 

Creating 'wow' moments for your supporters

We spend a lot of time on planning our supporter journeys, but not a lot of time on the content. This course will go through a tried and tested formula of how you can consistently create 'wow' moments for supporters (across all types of fundraising) that inspire, connect and make people feel great about giving.

Course Trainers

20 March, 2019 - 10:00 to 12:00
LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, Manchester, M1 3HF

Big Heart Skills - Media, PR & Podcasting

We are pleased to be collaborating for our third event with the Big Heart Skills Network!
This time we will be looking at getting your message across and exprloring a range of methods to give you clarity of communication, take the fear out of using a range of methods and tools, plus create cost effective ways to increase your profile.

13 March, 2019 - 11:00 to 15:00
Innospace Business Incubator, Chester Street, Manchester, M1 5GD
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Gathering Stories

Stories stir the imagination and connect people and organisations to each other. They are a powerful tool to increase the profile of and engagement with your charity. 

If you would like to build on your existing skills and think about new ways to tell stories, this course is for you.

This course is aimed at anyone in a Manchester voluntary and community sector group who would like to increase their skills and use of storytelling in their work. This could mean telling the story of your service users, volunteers or your organisation.

Learning objectives

3 April, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Understanding Community Development Work

Community development approaches are once more becoming popular as public authorities seek to get more from less through encouraging communities to take on new and greater responsibilities.

National Government also sees community action as the answer to many problems.

This workshop will, through a combination of presentation, discussion and exercises help participants to understand:

19 March, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW
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Understanding Social Value

Social value is the value that people place on the changes they experience in their lives.

This workshop is designed to help you develop a practical understanding of what social value means for your organisation.

The workshop will help you to

7 March, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW
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Health and Social Care Policy & Strategy in Manchester and Greater Manchester

If you are representing your organisation in health and social care forums or need a broader perspective on what’s happening in health and social care policy & strategy, or starting a new job with more policy and strategic responsibilities, then this is the course for you.

27 February, 2019 - 10:00 to 15:00
Macc, 3rd Floor Swan Buildings, 20 Swan Street, Manchester, M4 5JW

Introduction to Youth Work - 6 week training programme

Introduction to Youth Work (ItYW) is a six session training programme that will develop your understanding and skills relating to youth work. 

Each session provides an introduction to a different aspect of youth work, including both theoretical and practical applications in a range of youth work settings. You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you choose.

Sessions are:

15 January, 2019 - 17:30 to 19 February, 2019 - 20:30
GMYN, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE

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