Learning Opportunities from Reset
The table below shows a full schedule of Reset’s upcoming required training sessions and training-related events for Community Sponsorship Groups at any stage in the process. We update this page frequently so check back for more learning opportunities! Find out more about our different types of training below.
|Training Date||Time||Training Category*||Topic||How to Register|
|Tues 03/08/2021||5:30-6:30pm||Required Training||Part 1 Training: Planning your application||Register here|
|Tues 07/09/2021||5:30-6:30pm||Required Training||Part 1 Training: Planning your application||Register here|
|Tues 05/10/2021||5:30-6:30pm||Required Training||Part 1 Training: Planning your application||Register here|
|Thurs 04/11/21||10am-1pm||Core Skills||Benefits for non-benefit advisors Part 1||Contact Amina to register|
|Thurs 11/11/21||10am-1pm||Core Skills||Benefits for non-benefit advisors Part 2||Contact Amina to register|
Reset's Training Categories*
In order to be approved as a Community Sponsorship Group by the Home Office, you are required to attend training provided by Reset that will prepare you for working with resettled refugees.
We have split our required training into two parts in order to provide Community Sponsorship Groups with the support they need when they need it. This is based on the feedback Groups have been given us over the past two years- we know there’s a lot of information to take in at our sessions!
Part 1 Training: This session is for core Group members (these are the people who lead the teams or areas of work on your application) and should be attended in the early stages of your planning, before you have applied to the Home Office. Part 1 sessions are scheduled once a month as a one-hour session on Zoom but if you find that these dates do not work for your schedule or if you need to access training on a weekend, get in touch and we'll accommodate you! These sessions focus on the refugee resettlement process, planning your support to a refugee family, engaging local stakeholders and navigating the application process.
Part 2 Training: In this 3-hour online session we’ll discuss empowerment, setting boundaries in your support, cultural differences and the logistics of planning for arrival. We reach out to each group individually to book this, once your group has full approval and is allocated a family.
New volunteer training: This is an equivalent of Part 2 Training. This session is only for volunteers part of groups who already welcomed a family and only those volunteers who didn't attend the original Part 2 training session.
Drop-in sessions are a chance for Groups to share ideas and compare their experiences on a particular area of support and to meet other Groups around the UK. In drop-in sessions, we usually hear from one or two Community Sponsorship Groups who present on a particular subject and then facilitate discussions and answer questions. Groups don’t need to reinvent the wheel when supporting refugees so let's work together and learn from each other! Sponsor Refugees also holds their Lunch and Learn sessions twice a month on Friday afternoons covering a range of topics. Find their schedule here.
- To join a drop-in session, you will need to download Zoom and register ahead of the session to receive the joining link. You can register for each of Reset's sessions using the links in the schedule above.
- It's useful if you can familiarise yourself with using Zoom before you join the call. You can find information on how to use Zoom on their website.
Core Skills Training:
These online training sessions are run by experts in different core areas of Community Sponsorship support. They are usually run by an expert outside of Community Sponsorship and do not follow a specific schedule. Past core skills sessions have included training on benefits, volunteer management and immigration advice. Check the above schedule to see what other core skills trainings are coming up soon!
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Training: Application workshops
Reset also offers application workshops to help Community Sponsorship Groups build momentum and speed through the application process. Although the process of submitting an application to the Home Office is rightly rigorous, we believe that by helping you to submit a high-quality application in a shorter timeframe, your Group can focus on preparing to welcome a refugee family in your community. We recognise that each Group is different and encounters unique barriers throughout their Community Sponsorship journey, so we will work with you to tailor each workshop to your specific needs. A member of Reset staff will conduct your workshop over the phone or on Zoom to help you obtain local authority consent, write your application or help you think of ideas for fundraising and recruitment drives. Find out more about the workshops here or send us an email at email@example.com.