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Events and training

GSEN host a number of events from Network Meetings to Focus Groups where members can share, learn and do business in a supportive environment.

You’ll also find here events and training taking place elsewhere that could assist you and your social enterprise.

Forthcoming events

Just Enterprise : An Introduction to Tendering Workshop Kirk Lounge, February 28, 9:30am-4:00pm The Just Enterprise programme of tendering workshops has been designed to provide practical support for enterprising third sector organisations who want to respond to public sector tender opportunities. Facilitated by procurement experts, with contribution from buyers, the workshops are offered to at no cost to those attending. This one- day workshop is aimed at third sector organisations with little or no knowledge of public sector tendering and who want to understand the principles and processes involved. Invitation to Personal Placements Recognition Event City Chambers, February 28, 5:30pm-7:30pm Community Payback Orders (CPOs) are an important and effective alternative to prison, with Unpaid Work being the most common CPO requirement MEASURING SOCIAL IMPACT March 6, 9:00am-4:00pm This is a chance to invest in yourself and increase your confidence by developing your measuring social impact skills. Just Enterprise: Marketing Communications The Spark, March 28, 9:30am-1:00pm This half-day workshop focuses on marketing communications (promotion) as a key element of the ‘marketing mix’. It explores the fit and contribution of marketing communications to overall business strategy, introduces a generic marketing communication process, describes the key components of a marketing communications strategy, and considers a range of communication tools and techniques available to marketers. The workshop will be a combination of presentation, discussion and small-group activity. Presentation slides will be made available electronically in the week following the session. Just Enterprise - Planning and Delivery Firstport Office, March 28, 1:30pm-3:30pm Do you have an idea for a social enterprise that you're keen to do something with but aren't sure where to start? Just Enterprise: Negotiation Techniques GMAC Film, April 20, 10:00am-4:00pm Whether dealing with customers, suppliers, contractors, colleagues or Board Members, good negotiating skills are crucial to obtaining acceptance of your ideas or agreeing to contract terms. Just Enterprise: Budgeting for Your Organisation & Funding Applications Robertson House, May 16, 9:30am-4:00pm Just Enterprise finance training courses have been developed to significantly increase the ability of boards and practitioners to make valued and informed decisions relating to the financial management of Third Sector organisations.