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HTSI Annual General Meeting 2022

Friday, December 16, 11 am - 12 pm

Held Virtually

Our AGM is coming up on the 16th of December. In addition to taking the opportunity to update you all on what we have been doing, we will let you know what we are planning in the coming 12 months and reflect on the key areas of pressure and opportunity for the Third Sector.

You can request a proxy form by emailing [email protected]

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Highland Social Enterprise Forum

Monday, December 19, 3 pm - 4:30 pm

Held Virtually

HiSEN is the Social Enterprise Network for the Scottish Highlands and is facilitated though the Highland Third Sector Interface.

The aims of HiSEN are:

Provide “Peer Support”, Mentoring from established “Social Entrepreneurs”, Information Sharing, Trading Possibilities

and Engagement & Representation.

Meetings are held quarterly and normally hosted by one of our member organisations, giving them the opportunity to showcase their work.

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Third Sector Breakfast

Thursday, December 22, 08:30 am – 10:30 am

Held Virtually

Join us for an informal chat on Microsoft Teams while you have your breakfast and a great opportunity to make connections in the sector.

The usual set up, no leader, no set topic, just drop in and talk about whatever you fancy, it doesn't even have to be about work!

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Employability Forum

Tuesday, January 17, 2 pm - 4 pm

Held Virtually

We’re launching a Third Sector Employability Forum!

If you are involved in Employability in the Third Sector, come join this is a opportunity to network, share and have your say.

On the 17th January we will be meeting online at 2pm to hear from Fife Voluntary Action’s Employability team, Enable Works and HTSI.

Email Jane at [email protected] with any enquiries. 

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Health and Wellbeing Forum

Tuesday, January 24, 10 am – 12 pm

Held Virtually

Any Third Sector organisation which feels that their activities contribute to health and wellbeing within Highland is welcome to attend. The forum usually includes guest speaker input, a chance for individual updates and collective horizon scanning and identifying any significant shared areas of concern, optimism and policy. The forum also offers an opportunity for networking, peer support and personal development.


Why is the Right to Health Important to Your Role?

Tuesday, December 13, 10 am – 11:30 am

Join our live online panel discussion, facilitated by Public Health Scotland on ‘Why is the right to health important to your role?’

Come along and hear perspectives from our panel members on the right to health and what it means in practice. Join in with our live question and answer session where you will also have an opportunity to put questions to the panel. The session is being moderated by Kyle Clark-Hay, Head of Governance and Resources at Public Health Scotland.

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Webinar - Going Under and Going Without: JRF’s Cost of Living Tracker

Wednesday, December 14, 10 am - 11 am

JRF has been tracking the impact that both the pandemic and the cost of living crisis have had on the financial position of low income households over the past 12 months, and in this webinar and report, Senior Economist Rachelle Earwaker will provide a comprehensive overview of what the state of the cost of living crisis is for low income households as we head into winter, and what needs to be done to ensure that struggling households are not burdened with cold homes, hungry children, and eye-watering debt in the months before support kicks in.

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National Care Service: Public Co-Design Session

Wednesday, December 14, 3 pm - 4 pm

We are committed to working collaboratively to design the National Care Service with people, stakeholders and partners. This process is called co-design. We're looking for people with an interest in the National Care Service to take part in our co-design work.

We're inviting you to come along to one of our open introductory sessions where you will find out:

  • more about what co-design is
  • the phases of work involved
  • the activities and tools that will be used

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DigiShift 63: Review of 2022

Thursday, December 15, 10 am - 11 am

As we come to the end of 2022, we look back at the biggest changes we've seen this year and look to the future. What have been our biggest tech wins? How has digital, data and design benefited the sector? And what might happen in 2023? We'll be encouraging call participants to share their digital wins, big and small.

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SCVO Policy Network: Implications of the Scottish Budget on the Sector and the Economy

Tuesday, January 10, 10 am - 11 am

The Scottish Budget will be introduced to Parliament on Thursday 15 December. This webinar will help voluntary organisations to understand some of the high-level implications of the budget for the Scottish economy, the sector and the communities we work with.

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Highlife Highland Hilton Hot Lunch

HTSI Trainings

If you are unsure if your membership is up-to-date, check out your profile

on our members platform, or email [email protected]

View all upcoming 2023 HTSI trainings on our website here.

Bid writing for Charities and Community Groups

Monday, January 9,

09:30 am – 16 pm

Discover how to find funding opportunities and which funds are right for you. Learn different tactics you can use to argue need, explore impact and outcomes. Looks at what makes a good budget. Look at common errors, reasons applications are rejected and top tips for increasing your success rate. Consider different types of applications including how to create proposals to trusts and foundations. Understand how applications are assessed and start to look at your applications from the perspective of the funder.

Crisis Support Training with the Samaritans

Tuesday, January 24,

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

A 90 minute learning session delivered on Microsoft Teams to give participants the skills and confidence to support others. Delivered by supportive and experienced mentors from Samaritans, learn about active listening skills to support someone in crisis, how to create an environment that feels safe for someone to ask for help, how to support someone else who is providing help and gain the skills and confidence to support someone in dstress.

Human Rights Training with the Poverty Alliance

Wednesday, January 25,

10 am – 12:30 pm

Human Rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world. They are a promise from our governments and an important part of our work to combat poverty. The purpose of this workshop is to raise awareness of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and how they can be used in antipoverty and community work. In this participatory session we will explore the relationship between human rights and poverty and how human rights can be used as a tool to drive change.

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HTSI Training Survey

We are busy planning our training programme here at HTSI and we’d love to hear your thoughts.

Click on the link below to fill out a very quick survey and have your say, thank you!

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We have over 40 courses on our eLearning platform

We have worked hard to ensure that each module is relevant to the Third Sector.

Courses cover everything from workplace wellbeing to customer service and good governance to safeguarding.

Now is a great time to sign up, please contact [email protected] for more information.

Organisations must be a member of HTSI to access eLearning.

eLearning course/module catalogue

A Human Rights and Equalities First Approach - The Basics

Friday, December 9,

10 am - 3:30 pm

This course is all about the basics, it’s for people who are just starting out and want to learn the fundamentals or who know a bit about human rights and equalities and want to know more or are just curious about what a human rights and equalities first approach might be? It will be delivered by Jamie Spurway, an experienced trainer with extensive experience in equality, diversity and inclusion, and has been designed by Jamie and the THRE team.

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Climate Emergency Training for Charitable Organisations

Tuesday, December 13,

10 am – 12:30 pm

Are you a voluntary organisation looking to learn more about the climate emergency and build understanding and skills to make a positive difference in Scotland? We are working with the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations on an exciting programme of training to help voluntary organisations and social enterprises tackle climate change and transition to a net zero society.

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Office Health and Safety

Friday, January 27,

2 pm – 4 pm

An introduction to the common health and safety risks that can be found in an office environment. Offices are one of the most common workplace environments and many organisations will have an office space associated.

The course looks at the common hazards associated with working in an office environment and methods to control these hazards.

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Child Protection Lead Training

Thursday, February 2,

10 am – 3 pm

This course is for people who have a lead role and responsibility within their organisation for Child Protection practice. This would include responsibilities for management oversight and the development of policies and learning. Prior to attending this course, it is expected that you will have grounding in child protection practice, and have previously completed child protection training course/s.

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Consultation - Poverty in Contemporary Britain

A researcher named Laura Beveridge is helping to source interviewees for a book on poverty in contemporary Britain, coordinated by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, to be published next year. The author she is working with - Cal Flyn - is interested in rural communities in the Highlands and Islands and folk who are particularly struggling with the wet/cold. For example, has someone gone back to using cut peat because of rising gas prices? Has their state support fallen while energy prices have sky rocketed? How will this affect them this coming winter?

Deadline to contact Laura is Monday 12th December[email protected]

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This platform's purpose is to support the network and ensure a healthy third sector in Highland.

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