Special Event for Somerset Charities

The Chair of Somerset County Council is keen to say thank you to voluntary and community organisations in Somerset.

Local groups and charities are invited to meet with him for a cream tea and a chat at the Wyvern Club in Taunton, where he will also announce his chosen charities for the forthcoming year.

This event is being held on Wednesday 19th June, from 2pm to 4pm. If you would like to join him, please contact Carol James on CDJames@somerset.gov.uk or phone 01823 356859 by Friday 31st May.

Affordable Coaching Skills Workshop for Taunton Charities

Put simply, coaching is a people management skill that unlocks a person’s potential to maximise their performance. Coaching helps an individual to learn for themselves – rather than being told what to do.

Join Spark Somerset at this half day workshop, to find out more about coaching and how it can help you to get the very best from your staff and volunteers, and you too!

The workshop will be lead by our very own VCSE Strategic Forum Coordinator, Alison, who is also a qualified and experienced trainer, facilitator and personal development coach. It is relevant to anybody who manages or supervises staff or volunteers, or aspires to do so in the future. Topics covered will include:

  • What coaching is and why it is so effective
  • The difference between coaching and mentoring
  • The GROW model and its uses
  • Goal setting and action planning
  • Plus much more!

Introduction to Coaching Skills is taking place on Monday 29th April, 1.30pm – 5pm at COMPANY in Taunton. Tickets start at just £30.

You can find out more and book your space by visiting: