SHARE's new Learning Guide is out now!
SHARE’s Autumn / Winter Guide to Learning & Development is now available. Packed full of accredited courses, a wide range of tried and tested open courses (which can be delivered in-house and tailored to your own organisation) and a number of brand new courses, SHARE's guide has something for everyone. The learning opportunities set out in the Guide will help staff and Committee/Board members develop their knowledge and skills to deal with the challenges facing the sector.
To download the Guide click here
Or click here to read the Guide online:
Remember if you can’t see a course you want, get in touch and we’ll organise it!
……..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.
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
Milnbank Housing Association management committee member Nick Halls has been named as the SHARE Committee Learner of the Year for the second occasion.
Nick, who received the trophy from SHARE’s chair Paul McShane at the AGM on June 18, ensured Milnbank get to keep the trophy as this is the third year in succession that it has won the competition.
Judges were impressed by Nick’s Learning Log submission, as well as listing his 37 episodes of learning, for showing the depth and breadth of his learning and the relevance to his role as a committee member, enhancing both his knowledge and skills.
Nick said: “I have never stopped learning from the day I was elected to the management committee of Milbank Housing Association. Every meeting throws up something new. There are many others who deserve to have their knowledge & understanding recognised, other than me. I am only trying to catch up, and it remains a steep learning curve.”
Karen McDonagh of Ardenglen Housing Association received a special mention as a close runner up. Karen had 18 episodes of learning and also showed how the learning she has done enhanced her role as a committee member.
Alan Ferguson SHARE’s director said: “The completion of the Learning Log allows Committee/Board members to reflect on learning they have completed and evaluate how this has impacted on their role as a committee member which ultimately leads to better knowledge sharing and more informed decision-making for the benefit of tenants.”
Contact Ros or Stewart at SHARE or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a paper or electronic version of the recording booklet for next year’s competition.
SHARE/EVH HR Conference
Delegates embarked on ‘the long road to happiness’ at the Glasgow City Hall on June 10. To read more about the 10th annual HR event and see some photographs of the day click here
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.
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.