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Our Community Development Team provides specialist information and support to local community groups, social enterprises and charities. Our expertise allows us to provide critical support to our Members when they need it most. Helpfully we’ve created a Library of useful toolkits and links that provide easy to navigate information and guidance across a broad range of issues facing organisations like yours. Can’t find what you need? Our Community Development Team provides tailored support to groups on a case-by-case basis. If you need to speak with a member of our team, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing support@cfirst.org.uk or call 0300 500 8085.

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Practical Management

Everyday management knowhow.

Title Description
Community First Training A wide range of training for managing & supervising staff is available at Community, this can be tailored to meet the needs of your organisation Visit website
Councillor workbook: chairing skills The LGA’s chairing skills workbook will equip new, and refresh more experienced chairs/chairmen, with all the tools and strategies necessary for a smooth running of a meeting. Visit website
Councillor workbook: Facilitation and Conflict Resolution This workbook has been designed as a distance learning aid for local councillors. It is intended to provide councillors with insight and assistance with the key skills needed in relation to facilitation and conflict resolution to enable you to be effective in your role. Visit website
Councillor Workbook: Influencing Skills It is intended to provide councillors with insight and assistance with the key skills which will help you to be most effective in your role. Visit website
Mind Tools - Management and Leadership Training A well known source of management knowhow Visit website
Tips for writing reports Report Writing Visit website
Versiti Equality Self-Assessment survey. A free tool to assess how inclusive and diverse your organisation is Visit website

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