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Looking for a charity with Kirkpatrick experience to share

Started by Susie Finch Mar 6, 2013. 0 Replies

I'm looking for a charity, housing association or not for profit with Kirkpatrick certification - or which has applied Kirkpatrick principles to its work - who'd be willing to share their experience…Continue

Charity Learning Award Winners 2012

Started by Susie Finch Nov 20, 2012. 0 Replies

I thought that this would be of interest to the group:A list of the Charity Learning Award winners 2012 is on Training Journal:…Continue

Great news for L&D in the third sector

Started by Susie Finch Oct 17, 2012. 0 Replies

I'm sure that you will have seen the announcement of Dame Mary Marsh being appointed to lead a review of Leadership & Skills in the third sector. This has been widely reported - which is…Continue

Influence how a £40m+ fund for learning is spent!

Started by Susie Finch. Last reply by Susie Finch Feb 22, 2012. 1 Reply

The UCT (the Ufi Charitable Trust) intends to use the proceeds of the sale of Ufi Limited - which exceeds £40m - to the mission of achieving "a step…Continue

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Comment by Cynan Houghton on September 1, 2010 at 13:42
Hi Norma, are you aware of the PM4NGOs initiative launched by LINGOS earlier this year? This is a PRINCE2-aligned project management certification emerging for international development NGOs. There's been some very strong recent takeup from World Vision and the IADB.
Comment by Norma Hart on August 27, 2010 at 7:05
I am a PRINCE2 trainer and consultant. I have often wondered why the third sector does not take up P2 to the same extent as their colleagues in the public and private sectors. I have devised a P2 course aimed at the third sector but have had great difficulty in persuading anyone that this is a viable product. I have spoken with senior figures in the civil service, funding bodies as well as chief execuitves and managers in the voluntary sector. They all agree it is a good idea but no take up has followed. I have even offered to deliver the course for free, as a pilot.Can anyone shed any light on this?
Comment by Joanna Higginson on August 11, 2010 at 16:33
Hi everyone
If you've implemented a moodle in your organisation or are about to, join the moodle users group to benefit from development top tips.
Comment by Laura Overton on May 13, 2010 at 11:26
Link again to the Charity sector e-learning benchmark is here:
Comment by Laura Overton on May 13, 2010 at 11:24
Joanna - thank for setting this up - we're a not for profit organisation but our focus is on providing free stuff to support use of learning technologies in the workplace so this is a great group to join and we'd love to be part of the discussions.

Something you might be interested in is a piece of research in conjunction with the Charity Learning Consortium that we did to benchmark the use of learning technologies in the charity and voluntary sector. Group members can get hold of it " target="_blank">here.

Here are some highlights - interested in what you think!

More than 80 charities – representing more than 50,000 staff and volunteers - took part in the survey, carried out by independent e-learning analysts Towards Maturity in partnership with the Charity Learning Consortium (CLC). Findings revealed that:

Learning technologies are helping charities to deliver more for less:
The top four benefits of adopting learning technologies are: improving flexibility of learning; improving access to learning; cutting costs and increasing reach – important to organisations often relying on part time staff spread countrywide.

Moving forward, they are expecting even more from their investment:
Over 2/3 of participants are looking for their investment in learning technologies to help increase staff retention; to improve training quality; to increase the number of qualified staff; to enhance the induction process; to reduce time spent learning; and to improve administration efficiency.

There is tremendous enthusiasm to adopt new approaches to learning:
72% say their internal learning teams are willing to embrace change.

More than 60% are looking to increase their allocation of budget in this area:
With the emphasis behind investment being more about improving learning delivery and its impact, rather than just finding a ‘cheaper option’

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