Save the dates! Community Action Suffolk conferences this autumn

June 26, 2015

Categories: Community Development | Events | Representation | Volunteering

Volunteering Summit November 2014Community Action Suffolk is developing a suite of conferences for the autumn. Each conference can be attended in its own right but they are designed to complement each other and you may find all three very helpful.

This is advance notice of the events so you can pencil them in your diary. More information will follow on each event.

Grow Your Community

Friday 25 September 2015, 9:30am to 3:30pm
Kesgrave Community Centre
Click here to book your place and for full details.

This conference will enable delegates to explore initiatives, innovations and opportunities to strengthen their community in the current climate of public spending cuts, policy change and state of the economy. There will be a range of presentations and workshop opportunities.

This event is for:

  • Staff, trustees and volunteers of Voluntary and community organisations
  • Parish and Town Councils
  • Community Activists
  • Community Development Workers
  • Local Authority Officers
  • Health Representatives
  • Police
  • You, if you are interested.

Realising the Value

[UPDATE 26 October 2015] We have postponed the Realising The Value conference to 4 March 2016. We are building on your feedback to make this an invaluable resource and unmissable opportunity to strengthen your organisation for 2016 onwards.

Friday 4 March 2016, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Kesgrave Community Centre

National austerity means that the budget pressures faced by the public sector will make it extremely challenging to achieve the outcomes we want for our communities. We can only achieve this by working together.

This conference will explore how to support and strengthen the capacity of voluntary sector organisations to meet this challenging financial climate and how the VCS is integral to Suffolk’s approach to transformation, as supported by Making Every Intervention Count and Supporting Lives, Connecting Communities agendas.

There will be a range of presentations and speakers on subjects, including;

  • How to demonstrate social impact
  • Exploring opportunities for collaboration and consortia to ensure sustainability
  • How to improve our digital solutions
  • How to maximise your income generation and respond effectively in a commissioning world

Each of these will have workshop opportunities at the event so delegates will have the opportunity to implement solutions in their own organisation. The event will be jointly facilitated by the Voluntary & Community Sector and Suffolk County Council.

This event is for:

  • Staff, trustees and volunteers of Voluntary and community organisations
  • Parish and Town Councils
  • Community Activists
  • Community Development Workers
  • Anyone in the statutory sector who is working directly with communities

Volunteering Summit

[UPDATE October 2015] We have postponed the Summit until Spring 2016. More details will be available soon
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Kesgrave Community Centre

Volunteering is a crucial part of our local communities and integral to the many voluntary and community sectors that work in these communities. The 2nd annual Volunteering Summit in Suffolk will offer the opportunity for organisations to explore and understand how to harness the power of volunteers and grow their workforce in a positive and dynamic way. There will be the chance to see innovation from across the UK and to be able to directly influence the direction of volunteering here in Suffolk.

This event is for:

  • Senior Managers in VCS organisations
  • Volunteer Coordinators and Volunteer Managers
  • Local Authority Officers
  • Those working in and around community development
  • Police
  • Health representatives
  • Village Halls and Community Buildings
  • Parish and Town Councils
  • Good Neighbour Schemes
  • National Governing Body Officers and Managers
  • You, if you are interested
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