Darwin Gray and WCVA are working in partnership to deliver a series of webinars aimed at helping the Charitable Sector in Wales through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond
27 April 2020, 2pm – 3pm – Delivered through the medium of English
27 April 2020, 4pm – 5pm – Delivered through the medium of Welsh
Managing your staff during the COVID-19 crisis – Act Now
In this webinar we will be discussing the immediate concerns for managing staff during the pandemic. This includes the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and furloughing and managing staff remotely, including communications.
Furlough / CJRS:
- The UK Government’s furlough / CJRS guidance is constantly changing and being updated. In this session we will bring you up to date with the latest changes, including dealing with holidays, pay, and implementing furlough responsibly from an employment law perspective.
HMRC Portal for furlough claims:
- The portal for registering furlough claims will be up and running from 20 April 2020 and we will provide guidance on how to use that portal effectively, and what written records you need to maintain to satisfy the requirements of the scheme.
Managing staff remotely, and managing communications and ‘banter’:
- One person’s banter is another’s harassment or bullying, and the increasing use of remote communications can easily cause disputes in this area. We will also look at ways to manage staff efficiently whilst working remotely, and how to get rules in place to manage banter and etiquette on the different media used to communicate remotely.
30th April 2020, 4pm – 5pm – Delivered through the medium of Welsh
1st May 2020, 2pm – 3pm – Delivered through the medium of English
Managing your staff during the COVID-19 crisis – Forward Planning
In this webinar we will cover:
- Practical tips for supporting employee mental health, including furloughed employees, those working remotely, and those still going out to work
- Your duty of care to workers engaged in front line services
- Techniques for managing personal well-being and remote worker well-being
- Measures to avoid disability discrimination
- Managing volunteers (both existing and new)
4th May 2020, 2pm – 3pm – Delivered through the medium of English
4th May 2020, 4pm – 5pm – Delivered through the medium of Welsh
Planning for the longer term – your work force strategy post lock-down
- How to select staff for a staggered return to the workplace
- Handling furloughed staff’s return to work
- Prioritising key roles and kick-starting fundraising
- Managing redundancies – and recruitment
- Managing holiday requests
- Ways to reward your staff for loyalty through the crisis
- Nurturing your abandoned office culture
- Lessons from lockdown – taking forward new working practices which were useful during lockdown
- Managing possible fluctuations in and out of lockdown over months to come
7th May 2020, 2pm – 3pm – Delivered through the medium of English
7th May 2020, 4pm – 5pm – Delivered through the medium of Welsh
Trustees Responsibilities during and after the COVID-19 crisis Trustees and Non-executive Directors face onerous duties in a time of crisis.
- How to tackle difficult managerial, financial and strategic decisions as trustees, in times of crisis.
- An overview of Trustees duties under the Charities Act 2011
- Review of Director’s duties under the Companies Act 2006
- The importance and relevance of your organisations’ memorandum and articles of association
- The Seven “Nolan” Principles of Public Life