SHARE's Training Calendar for January - June 2013
Our training calendar covering January - June 2013 is available to view or download click here (use the back button to return to this page).
Or to discuss your needs in person, please call us on 0141 550 7595.
SHARE's Spring 2013 Newsletter
To view or download click here (use the back button to return to this page).
SHARE's Annual Christmas Party 2012
At SHARE annual Christmas Party on Friday 14th December, Lauren Gallagher from Bridgewater Housing Association, one of the first candidates working towards a Modern Apprentices in Housing was awarded her CIH Level II Certificate in Housing. This is one of the component parts of the MA and she is now working towards her SVQ Level II and core skills. Lauren pictured below with Margaret Grant, her line manager on the left and Rod Hunter Director of SHARE on the right. Well done to Lauren. It was great to see everyone at the Christmas Party and the staff at SHARE would like to wish every one a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year for 2013...
Clydebank Housing Association Chair Gains "Governance of Scottish Housing Association" A Qualification accredited by the Scottish Qualification Authority.
Tom Winter, 85, Chairperson of Clydebank Housing Association's (CHA) voluntary Management Committee and a tenant, has achieved the SHARE Customised Award, Governance of Scottish Housing Associations . The qualification leads to the awarding of a certificate recognised by the Scottish Qualifications Authority and sets a new standard in training.
Tom is the first of CHA's committee to undertake this course, which was devised by SHARE and the Scottish Qualifications Authority, with support from the Scottish Housing Regulator.
Tom had to demonstrate his knowledge and show he understood his role, responsibilities and governance requirements as a committee member of a housing association. He built up a portfolio of evidence to meet the requirements of the qualification.
Sharon Keenan, Depute Director of CHA, who mentored Tom during the process, said "We are delighted that Tom has achieved this important qualification for the benefit of both himself and the association. Good governance is critical for an organisation such as ours and Tom, despite having a tough year, remained committed throughout the process."
Tom added: "There is a minefield of rules and regulations which we, as Management Committee members quite rightly have to understand and adhere to. Participating and being successful in this qualification has definitely increased my knowledge and skills and ensures that I can confidently and effectively contribute to the work of CHA."
SHARE, CHA's staff and fellow management committee members congratulate Tom on his success.
SHARE Committee Learner of the Year 2012
Nanette Reid of Linstone HA was presented with the inaugural Committee Learner of the Year Award at SHARE’s AGM in June. To win the award not only did Nanette have to record in her Committee Learning Log the learning she had undertaken in the last 12 months but also she had to state what she had learned and how it helped her be a more effective Committee member.
Nanette, on the left, was presented with the trophy and a cheque for £100 by Marion Davis of bto
solicitors who had sponsored the award. There were runner up commendations awarded to Jane Dunlop of West Lothian Housing Partnership and Patsy Beaton of Craigdale HA.
Nanette was delighted with her achievement and said”I must thank Linstone HA for supporting and encouraging me to attend training, conferences and seminars not just in the last year but in all my time on the Committee”
Rod Hunter Director of SHARE said “Well done to Nanette and the competition will be running again this year. Completion of the Learning Log shows you are taking your development as a Committee member seriously and would be good evidence to show the Regulator that you are developing your skills and knowledge”
SHARE Sucessful Candidates for "Governance of Scottish Housing Associations."
Pictured below are six more sucessful candidates who have achieved their "Governance of Scottish Housing Asssociations'," award, which was presented at SHARE AGM.
From Left to right we have: Margaret Welsh from Craigdale, Graham Harper from Horizon, Jackie Brash from Muirhouse, Gary Gow from Rutherglen and Cambuslang, Eddie Bradley from New Gorbals and Willie Redmond from Thenue. Two others should have been presented but could not make it, Mary Dillon from Rutherglen and Cambuslang and Morag Cameron from Craigdale.
Well done everyone. The next intake for the qualification is Wednesday 29th August, if interested contact Olwyn on 0141-550-7595.
New and Improved E-Learning Coming Soon!
SHARE has teamed up with LearnPro to develop and expand e-learning for the Scottish social housing sector. SHARE ‘s existing expertise in developing housing-specific training will now benefit from LearnPro’s knowledge of delivering learning and managing learning resources online. LearnPro currently provide e-learning across Scotland for the NHS, Fire Service, Social Care and the Health Community. This partnership will allow Scotland‘s housing associations to become part of the wider e-community in Scotland, providing housing specific induction for staff and committee along with supervisory management with more to come in the future. It will be available via our web site and will be launched soon - watch this space!
Stewart Walters, Director of LearnPro said, “ The Partnership with SHARE is an extremely exciting opportunity for LearnPro and will lead to a stronger presence across Scotland for traditional and online training courses.” Rod Hunter, SHARE’s Director, added “ We are excited at this opportunity as we have worked with LearnPro in the past. This partnership will allow us to upgrade our existing e-learning offering and start to build a range of new courses, some of which will closely complement the face to face learning that SHARE delivers.”
Pictured is Rod Hunter (on the left) Director of SHARE and Stewart Walters Director of LearnPro.
SHARE Launch CIH Level 4 Diploma in Housing in partnership with Kilmarnock College
SHARE and Kilmarnock College are working in partnership to deliver the CIH Level 4 Diploma in Housing. This partnership was formed to fill a gap in the provisioning of the qualification as a result of the Metropolitan College, now part of the City of Glasgow College, no longer offering the course.
SHARE, Kilmarnock College, ASSET Skills and CIH came together to launch the qualification on Tuesday 2nd November 2011 at SHARE with representatives across the housing sector.
This is a valuable qualification held by many housing professionals and is suitable for housing staff who are working at a supervisory level or are aspiring to work at this level and can also be used as a stepping stone to further study. If you require further information please don't hesitate to contact Rod, Olwyn or Alan on 0141 550 7595.
Pictured left to right are Tim Pogson, Asset Skills, Tesfaye Eshetu and Julie Maxwell Kilmarnock College and Rod Hunter from SHARE.
With SHARE, the price you see is the price you pay
Unless it's half-price!
Funding support through Flexible Training Opportunities (FTO) from Skills Development Scotland is available for the vast majority of our courses.
Up to 50% of the cost of up to 10 training courses worth £500 each can be match-funded through this scheme provided your organisation meets the necessary criteria.
For more information call Skills Development Scotland directly on 0800 783 6000 or check out their website.
The funding agreement must be in place before the training commences.
(Please note that it can take 15 working days to process a claim but if you have any difficulties please get in touch with SHARE for assistance)
Call Quality Monitoring, Customer Satisfaction Survey, External Benchmarking AND FREE Coaching
In this era where customer experience is paramount and meeting expectations is critical to your organisation’s success SHARE brings you a new and comprehensive call monitoring and evaluation service.
Not only will you receive objective feedback using a unique tried and tested method of scoring and evaluating but you will also have verifiable evidence that you are complying with the new Social Housing Charter.
The service includes a 141 point call handling template covering:
· Call handling
· Hold/transfer processes
and much, much more!
This is another tool to help you manage your performance and meet the requirements of the regulator. SHARE brings you this service in partnership with Class 1 Consultants.
For more information contact Rod, Alan or Olwyn on 0141-550-7595
We have slightly changed the way SHARE promotes the learning and development we offer.
In addition to our regular Annual Training Calendars we have produced a series of Catalogues which list the range of courses on offer from SHARE. Click on the titles to view or download (use the back button to to return to this page).
The courses described in the Catalogues can be delivered here at SHARE, at your premises or at a venue of your choosing. The Catalogues are for general guidance as all courses can be tailored to an organisation’s requirements. On receipt of a sufficient level of interest in a course, we will set a date for it to run and promote it to the sector.
We can of course send printed copies on request.
Please let everyone in your organisation know about these changes, in particular those responsible for organising Learning and Development!
There's Room at SHARE!
Here at SHARE we’ve kept fairly quiet about the fact that when our rooms are not in use for training they can be hired for your own events.
Our rates are very competitive whether you hire by the day or hour and full catering is available. Unlike some other venues SHARE will provide a laptop and projector as well as a complimentary flip chart.
SHARE launches the Committee Learning Log
At SHARE’s AGM on Thursday 16th June, the Committee Learning Log was launched.
SHARE recognises that learning is an integral part of being a good committee member and contributes to the good governance of your association.
The Log (click the picture to open) is an excellent and simple way to record events attended and learning undertaken.
Committee members who record their learning can also enter the SHARE Committee Learner of the Year Competition. We have created this competition because in order to keep abreast of the many changes that are happening in the world of housing, learning is vital.
The SHARE Committee Learner of the Year competition is entered by returning the Learning Log to SHARE in May each year; the judging criteria are listed in the log. SHARE will be sending copies to each of its member organisations in the next few weeks, but the competition is open to all and non-member organisations can buy logs from SHARE.
The successful learner will be presented with a Trophy at our next AGM in June 2012 and will keep it for one year. Both the Committee Learning Log and the SHARE Committee Learner of the Year have been kindly sponsored by Brechin Tindal Oatts Solicitors.
We look forward to receiving our first entries in May 2012. For more information, please contact Rod, Olwyn or Alan on 0141-550-7595.
Also at SHARE's AGM, chair Joe Williamson thanked Pat McGinlay MBE, who has retired after many years of service and committment.
Successful candidates were presented with certificates for SHARE's "Governance of Scottish Housing Associations", a qualification specifically designed for committee members and accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. The next intake is on 31 August, for more information click here.
From left to right: Gillian Spence of Hawthorn HA, Alex Clark of Sanctuary Cumbernauld HP, Pat Kenna of North Glasgow HA and Maureen West of North View HA.
Change in ILA Priorities for Funding
ILA Scotland have changed the type of courses that they will now allow their funding to be used against. If you would like to use your ILA Fund against any of our courses, please contact us for clarification. The ILA funding allows anyone earning less than £22,000 per year to claim a £200 grant towards the price of an ILA approved course at SHARE.
For more information please call us on 0141 550 7595 or click here to search for the SHARE courses available on the ILA Scotland website.
SHARE Joins Forces with NSDESIGN
SHARE has joined forces with award winning Glasgow web design company NSDesign to offer Associations a pathway into Social Networking.
We are really excited about the Course which was put together by the Managing Director of NSDesign Gary Ennis and SHARE. We've already had some really positive feedback from the delegates who attended the first course which you can see by clicking on the link below.
Please click here to see more information, quotes and feedback on the course.
Asset Skills Scotland Discount
Please note your association can access 50% off the cost of training at SHARE where the training is anything which contributes towards the low carbon/energy efficiency agenda. The Impact of Climate Change course qualifies for example. Authorisation must be sought from Asset Skills.
In house delivery of this course would also qualify. Contact Tim Pogson, Head of Asset Skills Scotland on email@example.com