Capability Development Training for community-facing organisations

Dunhill Medical Trust is partnering with the team at Moore Kingston Smith Nonprofit Advisory and the University of Birmingham’s School of Social Policy to deliver high quality training as part of a Capability Development Scheme. The training forms an integral part of the Trust’s Academy offering for community-facing organisations.  The Academy aims to bring community-facing organisations together with academic and clinical researchers and other experts in the field to improve organisational resilience and effectiveness and help to deliver evidence-informed systemic change.

The programme is aimed particularly at community-facing organisations working to support older people to thrive in safe, healthy and well-connected homes and communities. Free of charge, it will be delivered principally via a series of webinars: Focusing on Impact, Creating Financial Sustainability, Research Capacity and Effectiveness and Re-Imaging Organisations and Design Thinking. These will be supplemented by downloadable videos exploring related topics in more detail. All of the material, including the webinar content, will be available via the Academy webpages, allowing you to access it at a time convenient to you.

The slides and recordings from our first webinar on impact and second webinar on financial sustainability will be available soon within the Academy.

Our third webinar – which will be on Developing Research Capacity and Collaboration – will take place on March 6th from 09:00 until 10:30. This webinar will be run by Professor Robin Miller and Dr Kelly Hall from the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham. They bring extensive research experience in health and social care, leadership, and voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations, having led research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) amongst others.

This webinar will focus on how community led organisations might engage in research as a way to generate evidence of their impact, develop evidence informed services and secure additional funding.

The 90-minute webinar will explore key research issues including research ethics, funding applications, collecting and using data, and the involvement of people with lived experience in research. You will hear about two research projects that are collaborations between community-led organisations and academic researchers.

The date of our final webinar is:

  • Re-imagining Organisations and Design Thinking – 22 May 2024

Time 09.00 – 10.30.

To book a place on either of these webinars please email [email protected]. (No later than 29 February for the research webinar)

For more information on the DMT Academy and how you could join please click here.

You may also be interested in reading a series of posts from the participants of a previous version of this programme, here.