VCS Leaders Event - Collaboration (Last Chance to Book)



The VCS Leaders Network are pleased to be hosting an event for local VCS organisations (whatever their size) who are interested in exploring opportunities that might arise from working collaboratively with other local organisations.

Date: Wednesday 28th February 2018

This event is part of an on-going series of support provided by the VCS Leaders Network - and this session aims to help organisations to take practical steps towards collaborating.

The event will provide activities and advice to help organisations to identify possible partners and to start meaningful ‘conversations’. There will also be guest speakers who will talk about their experiences and understanding of the opportunities provided by collaborative working. MVA will also be providing details on the upcoming launch of their ‘Collaboration Portal’ for Medway.

The full programme for the event can be found below and it will be held mhs homes, Leviathan Way, Chatham ME4 4LL .

Spaces for this event are limited and you can book your place by clicking below.

Book your place here

9.30-10.00 Arrival and Registration  
10.00-10.15 Welcome from Chair and Impact update on VCS Leaders Network John Norley
10.15 -10.45 Guest Speaker:
Steve Phaure, CEO, Croydon Voluntary Action
10.45 – 11.00 New Collaboration Portal & Resources update MVA
11.00 – 12.00 Focus Group (breakout session 1)*  
12.00 – 13.00 Break for lunch and networking opportunity  
13.00- 14.00 Focus Group (breakout session 2)*  
14.00 – 14.20 Guest Speaker:
Cllr Stuart Tranter, Medway Council
14.20 – 14.40 Plenary and Summary/Next Steps John Norley
14.40 – 15.00 Final Networking session  
15.00 Close  

* Delegates to choose which sessions to attend based on their interest in the following themes:

Focus Group A – Theme: Social Isolation and Loneliness
Focus Group B – Theme: Prevention of homelessness and hardship
Focus Group C – Theme: Routes to employment
Focus Group D – Theme: Wellbeing – physical and emotional

As MHS Homes are kindly hosting this event for us, we are able to offer places for this event free of charge. However, we are unable to provide lunch – please bring your own lunch or you can find food establishments at the nearby Dockside Outlet. Parking arrangements for the event have not yet been agreed, but we will notify delegates nearer to the time if we have been able to secure parking.


Finally, if you haven’t done so already, you may find it useful to take a look at this checklist (from Know How Non Profit) of questions to consider if you are thinking about collaborative working:





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