Other Workshops

Volunteering in Pregnancy, birth & beyond – making it stick OR happen?

We also offer a range of individual workshops to ensure high quality sustainable programmes that are embedded in local areas. These can be booked alongside our complete package or individually.

Our OFFER

Workshop: Attracting funding for your programme

This is a smaller stakeholder meeting to debrief and agree a fundraising strategy with associated actions led/supported by a Parents 1st fundraising specialist.

We will explore and agree:

  • Funding options (stakeholders/applications and proposals)
  • A fundraising strategy within your local context
  • Timeline and allocated tasks

What’s included?

  • Parents 1st expertise (no. of facilitators will be dependant on individual requirements)
  • Workshop preparation and facilitation
  • Creation of a fundraising strategy through the framework process

Workshop: Investing in staff development skills

This workshop is particularly suited for volunteer coordinators, development workers and trainers; and professionals who are working in partnership with the programme.

We will explore the following:

  • Emotional intelligence/spirit of motivational interviewing/overcoming resistance from professionals/appreciative feedback
  • Supervision model
  • Skills practice: interviewing a potential volunteer
  • Gaining professional buy-in
  • Links with the Investing in Volunteers accreditation process
  • Quality processes that nurture development of effective peer support skills

What’s included?

  • Parents 1st expertise (no. of facilitators will be dependant on individual requirements)
  • Workshop preparation and facilitation
  • Summary document of findings

Workshop: Engaging partners in the value of volunteering in pregnancy, birth and beyond

The Parents 1st team can provide support to engage partner organisations in the value of peer support.

External support in delivery can help you to:

  • Prevent poor practice by monitoring quality and standards across UK programmes
  • Provide a national learning network that shares best practice, motivates and inspires

What’s included?

  • Parents 1st expertise (no. of facilitators will be dependant on individual requirements)
  • Workshop preparation and facilitation
  • Summary document of findings

Workshop: Volunteering as part of local maternity and Healthy Child Programme strategies

This workshop is suitable for Commissioners, Transformation Leads and Heads of Service.

We will provide critical friend support that will guide senior leaders on how to integrate volunteering into local plans through:

  • Developing an understanding of the benefits (to all stakeholders) through existing meetings and networks
  • Articulating the relevance to NHS indicators/targets around breastfeeding, child outcomes etc.
  • Creating a local volunteering implementation plan (based on key components of Parents 1st model)

What’s included?

  • Parents 1st expertise (no. of facilitators will be dependant on individual requirements)
  • Workshop preparation and facilitation
  • Summary document of findings
  • Remote support

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