Bespoke & in-house training

As well as regular public courses, we also deliver bespoke courses for your organisation. This can include real-life case studies and really get to the heart of your training needs.

Our facilitators are experts in their fields and work on the ground for community organisations, local authorities and major international charities. This expertise ensures our training is constantly updated to respond to your organisation’s needs and to current legislation.

Bespoke courses are delivered directly to your organisation making sure every element fits your specific requirements. You can book one of our public courses or merge the content of several courses together or have an entirely new day developed.

Included with our bespoke training package:

  • Pre-course meeting to discuss requirements of your organisation.
  • Training for 5-30 people (one to one sessions can also be supplied)
  • Course packs including resources and fact sheets.
  • Post-course feedback (directly with trainer).
  • Continued support for trainees after the course date.
  • Training can be done in-house, your local venue or at our London training centre.

To request a quote for bespoke training please fill out this form or email jelliott@talkaction.org

Our course summaries

We've pulled together a variety of our existing courses as examples.

Managing people

Get the best from your teams.

  • Community Events Management

  • Increasing your Confidence and Being part of a Team

  • Engaging Diverse Communities

  • Working Brilliantly as a Group (Teamwork Skills)

  • Making Meetings Work (Practical Tools & Techniques)

  • Coordinating Volunteers

  • Sorting out Arguments in your Group

  • Making Decisions at Meetings

  • Promoting your Organisation & the Work You Do

  • Advanced Meeting Skills (Facilitating Meetings & Workshops)

  • Running Small Events, Clubs & Community Activities

  • Running your Organisation (General Skills)

  • Recruiting New Volunteers & Board Members

  • Chairing Meetings & ‘Revolving Chairs’

  • Working Collaboratively on Projects

  • Running Community Art projects (Working with Organisations & Artists)

  • Delivering your own Community Art Project

  • Engaging New People in your Area

  • Project Management

  • Long-term Project Planning (running 2-3 year projects)

  • Planning Effective Community Action

  • How’s your Project Doing? (Assessing the Impact of your Work)

  • Conference & Consultation Techniques (Open Space & World Café)

  • Power Sharing in your Group

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Dealing with Conflict & ‘Difficult Behaviour’

Media & communications

Clarify your message and leverage the power of the media.

  • Public speaking

  • Working with Local Media

  • Beginners Guide to Publicity & Marketing

  • Communicating with People in your Organisation

Personal development

Boost the effectiveness of you or your team members.

  • Empowering Project Leaders

  • Starting your own Social Enterprise

  • Speaking Confidently at Meetings

Previous bespoke training clients include

  • Westminster Council
  • Amnesty
  • DEFRA
  • Scottish Government
  • BBC
  • European Commission

Any questions? Want to know more?

Can’t find the topic you’re looking for? We’re always happy to answer any questions about our bespoke courses. Drop us a line on jelliott@talkaction.org or call us on 0203 488 7010.