U3A National Workshops

The Third Age Trust has developed a number of workshops for U3A committee members and potential committee members.  The workshops have been designed to provide support, information and knowledge to the U3A movement.  They have been developed in consultation with U3A members.  We are also open to designing bespoke workshops to assist as required.

The workshops that are currently offered by the Trust include:

  • Running your U3A – which explores governance issues, Trusteeship and organising an AGM
  • Managing Growth – exploring issues around the effective growth of a U3A
  • Financial Matters – budgeting, accounting and managing U3A monies
  • Interest Groups Matter – how to run effective interest groups and inspire new groups
  • Communications – how to communicate effectively with your membership and how to raise the profile of your U3A
  • Volunteers and Volunteering – exploring issues around recruiting, valuing and managing volunteers
  • Keeping it Legal – exploring issues of compliance including: insurance, GDPR, Safeguarding, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The workshops are interactive and are delivered by experienced Trust volunteers alongside National Office staff. The delivery is designed to draw on the knowledge, interests and experience of attendees. Maximum numbers of attendees are generally set at 50 with the minimum being 30.

The workshops are designed to be delivered over a day from 10.30am - 15.30pm. Adaptations to this can be discussed.

Refreshments and lunch are provided.

Workshops are organised 'on request'. If you would like to request one please click here to complete the form and we will make contact with you to discuss your request.

Forthcoming Workshops

Recruiting and Valuing Volunteers - St Neots

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Financial Matters - Stafford

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Interest Groups Matter - Carmarthen

Monday, 21 October 2019

Running your U3A - Bourton on the Water

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Communications - Exeter

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Keeping it Legal - Solihull

Monday, 11 November 2019

Recruiting and Valuing Volunteers - Nottingham

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Interest Groups Matter - Warrington

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Previous workshops

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Keeping it Legal: Leeds

Keeping it Legal: Surrey

Keeping it Legal: Birmingham