Support Webinars during COVID-19

Below you will find information on current and past webinars, networking and training. FAQs about our online service are at the end of the page.

Networking & Training:

Latest: Our last session was a Safeguarding session for Village Halls and Community Spaces, free of charge to you as it was funded by ACRE, you can catch up here for a limited time.

Don’t forget that members gain discounted entry on all training, membership is also free to organisations bringing in under £1000 per year! If you’d like to read more on our membership then click here.

Our sessions are only shared with those who register their interest and book their place via Eventbrite. We run sessions on the third Wednesday of each month and places can be booked by clicking here.

Support Webinars:

We now run support webinars on the first Wednesday of each month and places can be booked by clicking here.

You can sign up to gain notifications from Eventbrite as soon as they go live!

See all our support webinars below from newest right down to the oldest. Click on the green box to see the resources and video recording if you wish to catch up on each session.

FAQs regarding our online offering:

Yes, you can see all our past webinar recordings, links and resources within the individual links above. 

We shall be using an application called ZOOM for these online meetings – please click here to read our guidance on how to utilise this technology.

ZOOM Etiquette:
Please use the chat/messaging option to pose questions or comments initially. 
If waiting to speak, please ensure the previous person has finished their sentence.
Using headphones is advised. 
Don’t view the app in full window view. 
Full reasoning behind these guidelines are in the guidance note

  • DCA will make a live recording
    available via its website for all to access.
  • Research answers to any queries
    raised that could not be answered on the day and share via website, newsletter,
    at the next virtual network or email correspondence.
  • Circulate any factsheets, written
    statements, tools etc. to support groups over the coming months.
  • Share information and offer advice around
    a particular theme aimed at supporting Dorset’s voluntary and community
  • Facilitate discussion between groups
    to share experience, ideas, and knowledge for the benefit of all Dorset’s
    voluntary and community sector.
  • To answer as many queries and
    concerns as DCA is able and if not to use our network of national, regional and
    local professionals, advisors and experts to answer you concerns to the best of
    our ability.
  • To keep a log of the issues and
    concerns local voluntary and community groups are facing to feed up to Dorset
    Council, local statutory partners and government departments.
  • To keep and share a record of the
    networking to benefit others, who are unable to join the live discussion.s.
  • Feel supported, not isolated and to
    know where they can go for advice.
  • Share their knowledge and experience
    for the benefit of others
  • Have the information and advice to
    help them continue to support their beneficiaries, volunteers and staff and manage
    their organisations during these difficult times.