29 November 2015    



SHARE is the learning and development organisation for Scotland's housing associations and co-operatives. Through housing education, training and organisational development, SHARE equips staff and governing body members for the challenges now and in the future.

Anyone can use SHARE, but members enjoy a wide range of benefits.  To find out more click here.


SHARE's New Guides 

SHARE’s January to June 2016 Guide to learning & development is out now.  Packed full of accredited courses, a wide range of open courses as well as a number of brand new courses.  The Guide will help ensure housing association and co-operative staff and Committee/Board members have the knowledge and skills to deal with the challenges facing the sector.
We’re sure there is something in this Guide to help meet your learning needs, but remember if you can’t see what you want get in touch and we’ll organise it!
SHARE Learning Guide January June 2016 click to read the full guide online.
For printing please download a PDF copy of the Guide/s below.
If you have any problems viewing the SHARE Guide please let us know.

In-house Learning & Development 

SHARE Autumn Newsletter! 

The Autumn issue of SHARE News is now available for you to look at, with lots of information on what SHARE is doing now and will be doing in the future.

Please have a look and let us know what you think and feel free to share the link with other staff and Committee/Board members.

Just click on the image ... 


or read online here ... 

Learning & Development 

 - December Update

To find out what is coming up next month (and the rest of this month) have a look through our December Course Update.

You can find out more about each of the courses by clicking the links.


Are you a leader manager?

You may be interested in the ilm qualifications offered by SHARE throughout the year. To find out more about each course please click on the course title within this document 

SHARE Survey

THANK YOU! We had a fantastic response to our recent survey. 
You have given us some great ideas for new course, conference topics and briefings.  We have taken on board all of your comments and will be launching our new Learning  & Development Guide for January 2016.
Some stats from the survey: 
  • 90.7% rated SHARE as Good to Excellent
  • 78.7% would recommend SHARE to colleagues


Congratulations to our Prize Draw winner Gail Fitzpatrick (pictured above) from Hillhead Housing Association 2000 who won a one day SHARE course of her choice.
Thanks again to everyone who completed the survey. Please get in touch at any time with your comments by emailing

SHARE is on Facebook
SHARE have a Facebook page to help keep you up to date with everything that is happening.  Please connect with us by clicking the image below
If you have any comments about how we can improve the page please let us know by emailing info@share.org.uk

Modern Apprenticeship Flyer

SHARE have produced a flyer with information on Modern Apprenticeships as there are still places available for Housing and Business Administration.  If you are interested click image to read more



SHARE has Modern Apprentice opportunities available for Housing and Business Administration at Level II

SHARE has been awarded a contract from Skills Development Scotland for Modern Apprenticeships in Housing and Business Administration at Level II.

Are you thinking of developing a younger member of staff or are you looking to recruit someone new, if they are between the ages of 16-24, why not consider a Modern Apprentice?

SHARE members have priority, so if you are interested please get in touch with Olwyn on 0141 550 7597, to discuss your individual requirements.   

SHARE appoints new Director 

Alan Ferguson has just been appointed as SHARE’s Director. He was the Director of the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland from 1993 until late 2014. Before that he was a lecturer on the part-time and full-time housing studies courses at Stirling University.
Alan started his career as a community worker and worked for seven years with a range of tenant and community groups and federations. He has also worked in housing policy and spent a year with the Strathclyde Campaign for Investment in Council Housing for a year
A previous Board member of Link Group, Scottish Council for Single Homeless, PATH Scotland, Govanhill Community Development Trust and Cube Housing Association, Alan is currently a Committee member of Southside Housing Association and has recently become Chair of its factoring subsidiary. He is also Chair of the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland and represents the Alliance on the Joint Housing Policy Delivery Group and the Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum.
For the press release, click here 

 SHARE's 2015 AGM

 SHARE’s 2015 AGM on 18 June was a well attended event which showcased SHARE’s work. Read more about the AGM and see some of the photos of the evening here



SHARE's Learner of the Year


Nick Halls named SHARE Committee Learner of the Year for the second time.    Click here to read more

……..the price you see is the price you pay


…….you get it for half-price!


Funding support is available through Flexible Training Opportunities from Skills Development Scotland and is available for the vast majority of our courses.

Flexible Training Opportunities could get you up to £3,000 towards employee training costs – as long as you employ less than 100 people. SDS will refund up to 50% of an employee’s training activities – up to a maximum of £1000 per employee. This funding can be used for qualifications (including the CIH Level II Qualification), masterclasses, workshops.

This could help you ensure your employees get the skills they need to excel in and helping your organisation excel along with them.

For more information call Skills Development Scotland directly on 0800 783 6000 or click here.






Coming soon!

SHARE, Wellpark Enterprise Centre, 120 Sydney Street, Glasgow, G31 1JF.  Tel 0141 550 7595  Fax 0141 550 7596 

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