Course Description

With demands on voluntary organisations increasing, good project management is increasingly essential to ensure that projects are delivered to time and budget. Effective planning and managing your project will enable you to respond to opportunities and challenges within the work you do. Beyond delivery of the project, effective management can improve staff retention, volunteer engagement, partnership development and lots more.

 This workshop will provide a step by step look at how to effectively plan and manage a project, looking at tools and processes that support this work to be as effective as possible including the use of risk assessments, Gantt charts, and review structures. 

Aims & Objectives

Participants in this workshop will go away with:

  • A clear understanding of what project management can offer them
  • An approach to the phases of project management for use in their organisation
  • The ability to use a step by step approach project planning
  • Tools to further develop their project plans and management systems

About Your Tutor

Dave Chapman

Dave has worked within and across the private, public and voluntary sectors over the last 25 years. This includes mining engineering, health care, mental health, physiotherapy, regeneration and economic development. Working in the voluntary sector, Dave has led the development and establishment of a community based organisation over a four year period. During this period he initiated and supported the development of a range of activities designed to engage local people in local plan making processes.

 This work really fired his interest in land and asset based acquisition and community led development, and led to work with bassac and then Locality. Whilst with Locality, Dave was involved in managing and delivering a number of programmes of support for community based organisations, including Neighbourhood Planning and Community Right to Build.

 Dave now fully pursues his passion for supporting community led development through Triformis, a small consultancy company. He is an experienced practitioner and supporter of community enterprises with specific skills in community led development, brokerage and negotiation around and property deals, strategic planning, business planning and organisational development as well as programme and project management.

Special Requirements

Please let Support Services know if there is anything that would affect your learning and if there is anything we can do to enable you to fully participate in our courses and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Call Support Services on 01392 248919 or email [email protected]  

Cancellation Policy

In the event that this course does not reach the minimum required number to proceed we will contact you and offer a credit against the next available course, the option to book an alternative course or a refund.

By proceeding with this booking you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Two Ways To Book


i) Complete the booking form and email it to [email protected] Download your booking form here 

ii) Book and pay for your course by selecting your ticket(s) below and following the online booking process.


i) Complete the booking form and email it to [email protected] Download the booking form here 

ii) Your order will be acknowledged and your place will be confirmed once payment has been received. 

For any enquiries regarding booking and payment please contact our Training Administrator on 01392 248919 

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Ticket Quantity Price

DCT Member

Decrease Increase £35.00

Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Sectors (including Local Councils)

Decrease Increase £45.00

Public/ Private Sector (including principal Local Authorities)/ Commercial

Decrease Increase £85.00