Volunteer Management Scotland

12/12/2014 10:00
12/12/2014 16:00

Event Description

Successful organisations and social enterprises are transformed by enthusiastic and engaged participation in voluntary work.

This course makes recruitment, management and, most importantly, engagement of volunteers easy. It encourages you to look closely at the motivations of volunteers and the organisations that use them. The day draws on contemporary approaches including co-production and the use of non-hierarchical teams to help you and your volunteers get the most from the relationship.

Learn:

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Freeze for Trees - Midwinter Swim

13/12/2014
13/12/2014

Event Description

Take the plunge and brave the cold water for Trees for Cities this Christmas.

With special guests, Jon Snow and Doon Mackichan

Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to take the plunge into Brockwell Lido’s glorious unheated waters on Saturday 13th December, to raise money for Trees for Cities. There will be entertainment, spot prizes, goodie bags, a complimentary hot drink and a whole lot of Christmas cheer.

Fancy dress is optional, but encouraged.

You can choose whether to swim a lap or two, or just jump straight in and out. Read more »

Free Online Webinar: ISO 20121 - Reputational Benefits of Sustainable Events

25/11/2014

Event Description

The launch of the ISO 20121 standard was a landmark in sustainability and has focused the events industry on their impacts as well as providing the ingredients to develop a driver for economic success. The events industry has a significant positive role to play in society and yet events carry their own consequences too. Many countries and tourism bureaus are realizing this to their advantage whilst positioning their industries to promote their credentials to the overseas visitors. Thailand is a particular exemplar that we will highlight. Read more »

Masterclass for Dwellings: Compliance, Sustainability & Part L

11/12/2014 09:30
11/12/2014 16:45

Event Description

This seminar is run by Greg Edmonds, whose extensive experience as a Building Control Officer brings expert insight into the subject of designing high performing, healthy houses that will be future proofed against climate change. The emphasis throughout the seminars will be on down-to-earth advice to use in practice. Read more »

£100m available in collaborative research and development funding for low carbon, low emission vehicles

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Innovate UK is investing up to £100m in collaborative research and development funding to support the development of low carbon, low emission automotive propulsion technologies.

If you are a business working in this area, the APC is looking for projects to demonstrate technologies that:

  • deliver significant reductions in vehicle CO2 or other emissions compared to current best-in-class technologies;
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Harrowbeer Mews, Yelverton: the new sustainable development within Dartmoor National Park

A striking new sustainable development on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park demonstrates how good planning works at its best – with the landscape and the community in mind. Harrowbeer Mews in Yelverton is a stunning contemporary residential and commercial development, constructed with the heritage materials of Dartmoor (slate, timber and stone) whilst providing much needed housing and commercial lettings. Read more »

New PaperTies offer a plastic-free, sustainable option for M&S packaging

M&S, working with Design Futures at Sheffield Hallam University, has launched a new packaging innovation that will make it much easier to remove toys from their box and could see the end of the fiddly plastic ties and wire clips widely used in toy packaging. Read more »

Stakeholder Engagement

03/12/2014 10:00
03/12/2014 16:00

Event Description

This training will help you understand how to keep your collaborators happy and engage them in a way that is effective, innovative and inspiring. Every organisation has responsibilities to those who make you who you are. These could be your supporters, your funders, your board, your staff or your trustees.

To ensure that you keep receiving and building on the support network you have created it is crucial that you continue to develop effective and enduring stakeholder relationships - and this course will teach you how.

You will learn:

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Bath Green Homes: Eco-refurbishment and The Green Deal

19/11/2014 09:00
19/11/2014 17:00

Event Description

As part of Bath Green Homes, this event is aimed at home owners and professionals. The whole day seminar covers the process of eco-refurbishment using case studies of homes from the Georgian period through to 20th century houses with a particular focus on what measures are appropriate for traditional and historic homes.

In this training course you’ll learn from The Green Register’s expert trainers that eco-refurbishment is a complex process which looks at the entire house and how it can be holistically improved. Read more »

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