2020 Training dates

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2020 training dates for GMPA’s network

We are pleased to be launching our 2020 training course programme, with discounted rates for people who book prior to November 1st, 2019. We are delighted to be offering an expanded series of dates and topics for 2020, with our Understanding poverty measurement, definitions and data course taking place in Oldham and Wigan for the first time. Bookings can be made by visiting the training page of the GMPA website.

A new course – Maximising support for people on low incomes – has been developed. This course is for VCSE and public sector organisations who work with people experiencing poverty and who wish to understand how to maximise support for their service users and those involved in service design and delivery. It will also be of interest to researchers seeking to understand current social security provision.

The Maximising support for people on low incomes course will be held in central Manchester and run on the
following dates.

  • Thursday January 30th, 2020 (only 4 places remaining)
  • Friday February 28th, 2020
  • Tuesday April 28th, 2020
  • Thursday October 8th, 2020

Bookings for this course can be made here.

The popular Understanding poverty measurement, definitions and data course will be held on the following dates:

  • Thursday February 6th, 2020 (Oldham)
  • Thursday March 12th, 2020 (Manchester city centre)
  • Wednesday November 18th, 2020 (Wigan)

This course is for organisations who wish to strengthen the case for their work by presenting accurate and relevant data about poverty to funders, supporters and policy and decision makers. By the end of this one-day course participants will have developed an understanding of what key poverty datasets tell us, how best to access data sources and how to use this knowledge to support the work that they do. Book here to secure your place.

We will also be delivering our half-day Exploring the Poverty Premium course on:

  • Wednesday March 18th, 2020

Course attendees will be able to better understand the poverty premium, the way it affects customers, clients and consumers and how they can amend and ‘poverty proof’ their practices. Bookings for this course can be made here.

The aim of all of our training is to respond to the needs of our network and to generate income for GMPA. The training is delivered through Policy North Training. Policy North Training has been established to increase the amount of training offered by GMPA in Greater Manchester in 2020. Beyond 2020, Policy North Training will look to deliver training courses in other parts of the country to help increase the amount of revenue raised to support GMPA’s activities.

Graham W UK poverty strategy article for GM Poverty Action

Graham Whitham
GMPA Director

For full details of all our course, including downloadable course overviews, please visit the training page of our website.

Thank you for your ongoing interest and support.



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