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Political activity & charity law update

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 10:00am

Room: G1

Governance
If your charity is planning to engage in political activity and/or campaigning over the next few months then you need to understand the rules. Join Geldards to discuss how charities can get involved in politics, followed by a general charity law update. www.geldards.com

Improving health and wellbeing

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 10:00am

Room: G10

Health and social care
Mental health
Cardiff City FC Community Foundation wants to help everyone lead a healthier, more active life and enhance wellbeing. This session will showcase how they use football as a vehicle to improve health and wellbeing in our communities through targeted interventions and projects, sharing important health messages and promote a sense of belonging. www.cardiffcityfcfoundation.org.uk

Got a question about your building’s energy use?

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 10:00am

Room: G13

Energy
Book a slot at our clinic to ask questions about: VAT queries Billing queries Working towards net-zero Navigating the energy market …any other energy related questions you may have! To book your free one-to-one session email: [email protected]

Working towards intersectional inclusion

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 10:00am

Room: G11

EDI
Where have we got to and what work is still to do? Join inclusive theatre company Hijinx who work with learning disabled and / or autistic artists and NAWA (Neurodiversity and Anti-Racism in Welsh Arts) as they trace their ongoing journey to making inclusion fully intersectional. Sessions will include tasters of communications training and forum theatre exercises with Hijinx actors, shared learnings from the NAWA project so far, and time for discussion and questions from attendees.

The sector laid bare – confronting our present challenges and envisioning a more resilient future

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 10:00am

Room: gofod3 theatre

Leadership
Policy
What are the key make-or-break challenges facing the voluntary sector? How is our sector perceived and is that perception fair? What can we, or should we, do in Wales to meet our challenges, change perceptions and offer more value to service users, donors and funders? These are the questions our expert panel will be discussing while exploring themes such as the volunteer recruitment and retention crisis, fostering a healthy, diverse and resilient workforce, and building a sector that’s fit for the future. Featuring: Laura Hamilton, Volunteering Involvement & Management Consultant Ewan Hilton, Chief Executive Officer, Platfform Nicki Needle, Integrated Services Manager Wellbeing/Integrated Wellbeing Network Lead, Monmouthshire County Council Malcolm John, Founder, Action for Trustee Racial Diversity Rachel Marshall, Wales Manager, Lloyds Bank Foundation Menai Owen-Jones, Chief Executive, LATCH Welsh Children’s Cancer Charity Chaired by: Betsan Powys, Journalist

Test out digital: ArtificiaI Intelligence

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 10:00am

Room: G6

Digital
Delivered through the medium of English The rise of AI is transforming the digital landscape impacting how we work and deliver service. Whilst offering new opportunities for growth, efficiency, and innovation, it can be difficult to know how, or if, to start using it in your work. In this practical, hands on session you will have the opportunity to try out AI, gaining a better understanding of what it is, its different applications and ethical considerations for its adoption. Through hands on activities you will have the opportunity to use and train AI models, and consider how it might support your organisations goals. This session is delivered by Big Learning Company and is arranged as part of Newid: Digital for the third sector.

Why you need to build a data sculpture

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 10:00am

Room: G8

Digital
Delivered through the medium of English As part of the DataBasicCymru programme, this fascinating session will help develop your skills and confidence around data analysis and storytelling. This is not an Excel course, and no previous data experience necessary! If you want to become more confident in handling and using data, then join Róisín Roberts and Ieuan Wade from Data Cymru who will support you through a fun and engaging data journey. Data Cymru is funded and wholly owned by local government in Wales and offers a range of specialist support designed to help you find and use data effectively. These sessions have been arranged as part of ProMo-Cymru’s Third Sector Digital Support Project. https://www.data.cymru/eng/databasiccymru

Safeguarding your volunteers

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 10:00am

Room: G9

Safeguarding
Volunteering
This session will focus on your volunteers, discussing best practices in safeguarding and recruitment. In the first half hour you will hear from the safeguarding experts, with time for questions and networking afterwards. www.wcva.cymru/safeguarding

Health and wellbeing in Wales – do we matter?

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 10:00am

Room: G2

Health and social care
Hosted by the WCVA Health & Care Project, this session is based on their research paper: ‘Why the third sector matters to health and wellbeing in Wales’, which was commissioned following the Bevan Commission report: ‘The value and values of the third sector: collaboration with statutory sector to deliver health and social care in Wales’. Following a brief summary by report author, Richard Newton, the Future Generations Commissioner, Derek Walker, will chair a panel discussion with Kate Williams, Macmillan Cancer Support; Chris Johnes, Building Communities Trust; and Lyndsey Campbell-Williams, Medrwn Môn. https://wcva.cymru/projects/wcva-health-and-care-project/

Widening your networks: A practical toolkit

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 10:00am

Room: G5

EDI
This is a session from WCVA’s ‘Catalyst Cymru – Broadening Horizons’ project. Broadening the horizons of organisations is vital if they want to widen their networks and reach in order to be more inclusive and accessible to diverse communities. In turn, this also contributes to building better resilience. This session offers an opportunity to hear about lessons learnt on inclusion by heritage organisations that took part in the Catalyst Cymru project. It will include an introduction to the newly developed bilingual ‘widening your networks’ toolkit and share practical approaches that you could adopt in your own organisation. https://wcva.cymru/projects/catalyst-cymru-broadening-horizons/

What we’ve learnt about co-production: Volunteering Wales Strategic Grants

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 10:00am

Room: G12

Co-production
Volunteering
Do you work with volunteers? Come along to this fascinating session to learn new ways of co-production and improve your volunteer support practices, particularly if you have limited staff members. This session showcases the impact of the Volunteering Wales Strategic Grants (VWSG), which promote best practice across the voluntary sector, while minimising duplication. In this session, you will hear from three VWSG awardees, including Foothold who will talk about their co-production journey with young people. This is an opportunity to embed best practice in your organisation, while saving you valuable time. https://wcva.cymru/funding/vwg/

All you need to know about the Carer’s Leave Act

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 10:00am

Room: G7

Carers
The Carer’s Leave Act came into force on 6 April 2024, which means every employer must now be ready to support unpaid carers in their workplace. Join Carers Wales for an informative session on this new piece of legislation. It will offer a great opportunity for you to better understand the Act – showcasing the responsibilities of an employer to comply with the Act and new workplace rights of carers. https://www.carersuk.org/wales/

Achieving income diversification

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 10:00am

Room: G3

Funding
Ensuring a diverse income stream increases an organisation’s resilience, which is why it is more important than ever that people working within the voluntary sector have the skills and tools they need to identify and secure sustainable funding. At this session you will hear directly from a small charity about their income diversification journey, which will include an opportunity to ask questions and explore your hopes and challenges. Increase your confidence in approaching and achieving the right income diversification for your organisation so you can continue the fantastic work that you do. https://wcva.cymru

Why you need to build a data sculpture

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 11:00am

Room: G8

Digital
Delivered through the medium of Welsh As part of the DataBasicCymru programme, this fascinating session will help develop your skills and confidence around data analysis and storytelling. This is not an Excel course, and no previous data experience necessary! If you want to become more confident in handling and using data, then join Róisín Roberts and Ieuan Wade from Data Cymru who will support you through a fun and engaging data journey. Data Cymru is funded and wholly owned by local government in Wales and offers a range of specialist support designed to help you find and use data effectively. These sessions have been arranged as part of ProMo-Cymru’s Third Sector Digital Support Project. https://www.data.cymru/eng/databasiccymru

Improving health and wellbeing

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 11:30am

Room: G10

Health and social care
Mental health
Cardiff City FC Community Foundation wants to help everyone lead a healthier, more active life and enhance wellbeing. This session will showcase how they use football as a vehicle to improve health and wellbeing in our communities through targeted interventions and projects, sharing important health messages and promote a sense of belonging. www.cardiffcityfcfoundation.org.uk

Got a question about your building’s energy use?

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 11:30am

Room: G13

Energy
Book a slot at our clinic to ask questions about: VAT queries Billing queries Working towards net-zero Navigating the energy market …any other energy related questions you may have! To book your free one-to-one session email: [email protected]

Working towards intersectional inclusion

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 11:30am

Room: G11

EDI
Where have we got to and what work is still to do? Join inclusive theatre company Hijinx who work with learning disabled and / or autistic artists and NAWA (Neurodiversity and Anti-Racism in Welsh Arts) as they trace their ongoing journey to making inclusion fully intersectional. Sessions will include tasters of communications training and forum theatre exercises with Hijinx actors, shared learnings from the NAWA project so far, and time for discussion and questions from attendees.

Test out digital: digital tools to support your work

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 11:30am

Room: G6

Digital
Delivered through the medium of English In our fast-paced and increasingly busy work environment, knowing your way around digital tools can be key to saving time, money and energy. In this hands on session, you will have the opportunity to test out different digital tools to help you with streamlining tasks, managing your projects and achieving your goals. We will take a look at different tools such as Teams, Planner, Padlet, Sway and more, exploring how they can free up your time and make digital working a little easier. This session is delivered by Big Learning Company and is arranged as part of Newid: Digital for the third sector.

Safeguarding training

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 11:30am

Room: G9

Safeguarding
During this session we will be looking at what the recent national guidance in safeguarding training standards means to the voluntary sector. In the first half hour you will hear from the safeguarding experts, with time for questions and networking afterwards. www.wcva.cymru/safeguarding

Creating hope and healing: working in a trauma informed way to address community mental health

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 11:30am

Room: G1

Mental health
Be part of Platfform’s work to advance the conversation around mental health in the context of social justice and system change. Come along to this session to learn more about Platfform’s different approach to mental health, which creates hope and healing through community and embeds relational and trauma informed practice and culture across organisations in Wales. Platfform will demonstrate how a relational approach works in practice, by creating a warm, welcoming space for people to connect as equals, and be curious about stories and ideas. www.platfform.org

How The Open University in Wales can help develop volunteers

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 11:30am

Room: G3

Volunteering
The Open University in Wales has developed the ‘Getting Ahead with Volunteering’ programme in partnership with regional voluntary councils and WCVA. It helps volunteers improve their knowledge and skills so that they get the most of volunteering – or even go on to a more advanced volunteering role. Some of the topics we look at include: resilience and wellbeing leadership further learning. In this session, we’ll discuss how Getting Ahead with Volunteering can help you and your organisation. The Open University in Wales also wants to hear your ideas on how the programme can be developed in the future. https://www5.open.ac.uk/wales/en

Using the Welsh language on social media sites

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 11:30am

Room: G7

Communications
Welsh language
This session will be delivered through the medium of Welsh (simultaneous translation provided). This session will present a new guide to using the Welsh language on social media – a subject which is raised regularly by voluntary sector organisations. The aim of this guide is to provide guidance and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, including other experiences and real life examples. This is an opportunity to learn more about the guide and increase your organisation’s use of the Welsh language in a practical way. https://www.welshlanguagecommissioner.wales/businesses-and-charities

The value and values of the voluntary sector in health and social care

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 11:30am

Room: G5

Health and social care
This is a session hosted by the WCVA Health & Care Project. Author Richard Newton will summarise his Bevan Commission report: ‘The value and values of the third sector: collaboration with statutory sector to deliver health and social care in Wales’, which will be followed by a panel discussion on its key findings. This will include the essential role of the voluntary sector in enhancing, extending and complementing statutory provision of health and social care, particularly its values and strengths, including public benefit and social value. https://wcva.cymru/projects/wcva-health-and-care-project/

Social Leaders Cymru – working together to develop leadership in Wales

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 11:30am

Room: G2

Leadership
Join us to have your say about the future of leadership development for the voluntary sector in Wales. Learn about the free leadership development programmes taking place across Wales in 2024 and 2025. Social Leaders Cymru is a partnership between Cwmpas, Clore Social Leadership and WCVA, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. The session will consider: what good leadership looks like when you work in Wales why you should invest in leadership development for your leaders how we can support leadership development in Wales. https://cwmpas.coop/what-we-do/services/social-leaders-cymru/

Helping Welsh voluntary organisations innovate with Microsoft Modern Workplace & AI

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 11:30am

Room: G4

Digital
In this session, Pugh Computers will help explain how voluntary organisations of any size can successfully adopt Microsoft Modern Workplace solutions, including Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams hybrid meeting spaces and Copilot AI. Discover: how M365 can maximise your productivity, collaboration and security how to first use Microsoft Copilot AI or to roll it out organisation-wide the role of inclusive and sustainable modern hybrid meeting spaces how to use Microsoft Copilot to summarise meetings, draft emails, create presentations and more. https://www.pugh.co.uk/ Not able to attend #gofod3 in person this year? This is one of two sessions we’re piloting in a hybrid format. To register to attend online please visit: https://lu.ma/u7eq2a7w

Building communities and enabling volunteering pathways through Tempo Time Credits

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 11:30am

Room: G12

Volunteering
Come along to this relaxed session to find out how Tempo Time Credits could be of benefit to you, your work and your volunteers. Who is Tempo and what are Tempo Time Credits? What are the benefits for organisations, groups, and volunteers and how can they support pathways to volunteering? Learn more about how time credits can be used as a tool for engagement, asset mapping and co-production in this fascinating session. https://wearetempo.org/

Why you need to build a data sculpture

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 12:00pm

Room: G8

Digital
Delivered through the medium of English As part of the DataBasicCymru programme, this fascinating session will help develop your skills and confidence around data analysis and storytelling. This is not an Excel course, and no previous data experience necessary! If you want to become more confident in handling and using data, then join Róisín Roberts and Ieuan Wade from Data Cymru who will support you through a fun and engaging data journey. Data Cymru is funded and wholly owned by local government in Wales and offers a range of specialist support designed to help you find and use data effectively. These sessions have been arranged as part of ProMo-Cymru’s Third Sector Digital Support Project. https://www.data.cymru/eng/databasiccymru

Got a question about your building’s energy use?

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 1:30pm

Room: G13

Energy
Book a slot at our clinic to ask questions about: VAT queries Billing queries Working towards net-zero Navigating the energy market …any other energy related questions you may have! To book your free one-to-one session email: [email protected]

Working towards intersectional inclusion

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 1:30pm

Room: G11

EDI
Where have we got to and what work is still to do? Join inclusive theatre company Hijinx who work with learning disabled and / or autistic artists and NAWA (Neurodiversity and Anti-Racism in Welsh Arts) as they trace their ongoing journey to making inclusion fully intersectional. Sessions will include tasters of communications training and forum theatre exercises with Hijinx actors, shared learnings from the NAWA project so far, and time for discussion and questions from attendees.

Understanding and reshaping Welsh Government funding standards

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 1:30pm

Room: G3

Funding
Policy
This is a Welsh Government session that will guide you through the new (draft) ‘Code of Practice for Funding the Third Sector’, due to be published later in the year. Join Phil Fiander, Chair of the Third Sector Partnership Council’s Funding and Compliance Sub-committee, alongside other committee members and Welsh Government officials, to learn more about these new funding standards, and to have your say. Come along if you want to lend a helping hand in re-shaping the landscape of funding in Wales or better understand funding best practice.

Masterclass: The first thing to do if you want to get better at data

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 1:30pm

Room: G8

Digital
Impact
A session for anyone who wants their organisation to get better at using data. Whether it’s getting started with simple dashboards or capturing the power of AI: you need to understand your organisation’s data maturity. Data Orchard’s free data maturity framework helps nonprofit organisations across the world understand where they are in terms of seven themes of data maturity and plan for improvements. Assessing your data maturity is more than just a planning tool, it can help raise awareness of the possibilities across the organisation, start great conversations and catalyse change. In this session we will talk you through why you might want to undertake a data maturity assessment, explain how to go about it and how to turn the insights into a meaningful data strategy. The format will be a combination of presentation and discussion. Ideally suited to senior managers, data leaders and trustees. The session will be led by Madeleine Spinks Co-Chief Executive of Data Orchard and Ben Proctor, Innovation Director of Data Orchard. https://www.dataorchard.org.uk

Safeguarding policies

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 1:30pm

Room: G9

Safeguarding
This session will highlight the key elements of a quality safeguarding policy. In the first half hour you will hear from the safeguarding experts, with time for questions and networking afterwards. www.wcva.cymru/safeguarding

Commissioners in conversation: shaping the voluntary sector in Wales

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 1:30pm

Room: gofod3 theatre

Leadership
Policy
Welsh language
Our commissioners in Wales often play a dynamic role in drawing attention to the opportunities and challenges facing our communities. Each of their expert voices drive forward these conversations, be it through scrutiny, innovative ideas or practical solutions. This is a rare and extraordinary event that will bring together Derek Walker, Future Generations Commissioner, Heléna Herklots CBE, Older People’s Commissioner, Efa Gruffudd Jones Welsh Language Commissioner and Sara Jermin, Deputy Commissioner, Children’s Commissioner for Wales, in conversation, offering gofod3 attendees an opportunity to ask questions about each of their unique perspectives and priorities for the voluntary sector in Wales. Don’t miss this thought-provoking and pivotal event, which could see you engage directly with these influential leaders.

Embedding a trauma and relationally informed culture in your organisation

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 1:30pm

Room: G1

Mental health
Be part of Platfform’s work to advance the conversation around mental health in the context of social justice and system change. Come along to this session to learn more about Platfform’s different approach to mental health, which creates hope and healing through community and embeds relational and trauma informed practice and culture across organisations in Wales. Platfform will demonstrate how a relational approach works in practice, by creating a warm, welcoming space for people to connect as equals, and be curious about stories and ideas. www.platfform.org

Finding the good. What really is the most advantageous tender?

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 1:30pm

Room: G5

Funding
Led by the Welsh Small Charities Forum and with cross-sector panellists from across Wales, this panel discussion will cover good practice in commissioning. In the context of significant policy reform, this is a chance to listen to diverse perspectives, develop the dialogue and deepen understanding about all things commissioning, procurement, and social value in Wales. https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/

Using the Welsh language on social media sites

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 1:30pm

Room: G2

Communications
This session will be delivered through the medium of Welsh (simultaneous translation provided). This session will present a new guide to using the Welsh language on social media – a subject which is raised regularly by voluntary sector organisations. The aim of this guide is to provide guidance and answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, including other experiences and real life examples. This is an opportunity to learn more about the guide and increase your organisation’s use of the Welsh language in a practical way. https://www.welshlanguagecommissioner.wales/businesses-and-charities

Designing digital services that work

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 1:30pm

Room: G4

Digital
Learn how to get better at digital and build services with communities. ProMo Cymru will share how they combine youth and community work with service design principles to create services and digital experiences that work for people. During this interactive session, ProMo will bring the four-step service design process to life, sharing relevant examples, tips and tools. This session is brought to you by Newid: Digital for the Third Sector, a Welsh Government funded programme delivered in partnership between WCVA, ProMo-Cymru and Cwmpas, supported by The Centre for Digital Public Services. https://www.newid.cymru/

What we’ve learnt about partnership: Volunteering Wales Strategic Grants

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 1:30pm

Room: G12

Co-production
Volunteering
In this session Snowdonia Society, Sported and RCT Climate Action Network will present their learning as Volunteering Wales Strategic Grant (VWSG) awardees. Snowdonia Society will speak about its collaborative partnership with The National Trust and Outdoor Partnership to minimise duplication, centralise environmental work in the local area, including volunteer coordination. This is a great opportunity to learn about the best approaches to collaborative partnerships in Wales, embed best practice in your organisation, while saving you valuable time. https://wcva.cymru/funding/vwg/

Independent examination in charity governance – why it’s important and how to get involved

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 1:30pm

Room: G7

Governance
Explore the role of independent examination in supporting good governance, what to look for in an independent examination, and why you might consider training as an independent examiner. The Association of Charity Independent Examiners (ACIE) is focused on raising the standards of independent examination. Founded in 1999, ACIE is the only professional body whose sole focus is independent examination, which provides some independent assurance that the charity’s money has been properly accounted for and accounting records kept. www.acie.org.uk

Drop in session: the real Living Wage – getting your accreditation and making the most of it

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 1:30pm

Room: G10

Governance
Join this drop in session with Cynnal Cymru, the Living Wage Foundation’s accreditation partner for Wales, to hear more about how you can support your organisation to get a real Living Wage accreditation. Our team will be able to advise on technical issues, the benefits of getting a real Living Wage accreditation, and how employees of already-accredited organisations can become more involved in the movement for a real Living Wage across their local area or sector. Cynnal Cymru works in partnership with the Living Wage Foundation to support employers with accreditation and achieve the Living Wage for all workers in Wales. www.livingwage.wales

The role of the designated safeguarding person

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 3:00pm

Room: G9

Safeguarding
This session will look at designated safeguarding person(s) – who are they and what do they do? In the first half hour you will hear from the safeguarding experts, with time for questions and networking afterwards. www.wcva.cymru/safeguarding

Working towards intersectional inclusion

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 3:00pm

Room: G11

EDI
Where have we got to and what work is still to do? Join inclusive theatre company Hijinx who work with learning disabled and / or autistic artists and NAWA (Neurodiversity and Anti-Racism in Welsh Arts) as they trace their ongoing journey to making inclusion fully intersectional. Sessions will include tasters of communications training and forum theatre exercises with Hijinx actors, shared learnings from the NAWA project so far, and time for discussion and questions from attendees.

Got a question about your building’s energy use?

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 3:00pm

Room: G13

Energy
Book a slot at our clinic to ask questions about: VAT queries Billing queries Working towards net-zero Navigating the energy market …any other energy related questions you may have! To book your free one-to-one session email: [email protected]

Come and be part of developing a new approach to volunteering in Wales

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 3:00pm

Room: G3

Policy
Volunteering
A new approach to volunteering in Wales is being developed by key volunteering stakeholders, supported by the Welsh Government and WCVA. It aims to update and extend existing policy on volunteering in line with the latest research findings, and with good practice as found in other countries. The new approach will be co-designed with volunteering stakeholders from all sectors. If you have an interest in Volunteering this session will be an opportunity to feed into this important work at a formative stage. https://wcva.cymru/projects/new-approach-to-volunteering-in-wales/

Complying with the law and protecting people’s rights

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 3:00pm

Room: G4

Data protection
Governance
More and more people are becoming aware of their personal data and how it’s being used. Charities and voluntary organisations that want to be trusted must get it right – and we are here to help. This session is an opportunity to develop your understanding of Data Protection and seek advice from us on the areas of our remit of most importance to you. You will hear from our team who regularly work with the charity sector and will have the chance to talk to us about your experiences of complying with information rights law. Not able to attend #gofod3 in person this year? This is one of two sessions we’re piloting in a hybrid format. To register to attend online please visit: https://lu.ma/64ykorxd

Turning the page with Dr Helen Stephenson CBE: her insights and vision

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 3:00pm

Room: gofod3 theatre

Governance
Policy
Dr Helen Stephenson CBE is the Charity Commission’s longest serving Chief Executive. At the helm for over seven years, Dr Stephenson has navigated the complexities of the voluntary sector through unprecedented and challenging times, including the COVID-19 pandemic. As she prepares to hand over the baton later this summer, Dr Stephenson will share her insights, reflections, and aspirations for the future of the Commission and the broader charitable landscape. This is your opportunity to hear from a guiding force, whose dedicated service has left an indelible mark on the voluntary sector. Helen will be joined by new WCVA Chief Executive, Lindsay Cordery-Bruce for a ‘fireside chat’ and to share reflections from the day.

Change is inevitable, progress is not: why we need a new kind of leadership

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 3:00pm

Room: G1

Leadership
Do you want to be inspired? This session will help you to think with bigger horizons, have better conversations, and deliver greater impact. Come along to this session to learn from Heads Up, the social change network, where they will share thinking, learning, lessons and stories about innovative leadership in all its forms. Topics under discussion will include feminist leadership, horizontal power structures, the power of organisational cultures and more. https://hannahpudner.co.uk/headsup

Vulture capitalism versus communities

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 3:00pm

Room: G2

Policy
Book now to play an active role in this lively and engaging session, which will include a panel of six people from grassroots community organisations and the wider voluntary sector where they will assess different economic models, data, assets, social enterprises and anti-poverty action. Audience numbers have been kept purposefully low to allow for meaningful discussion and plenty of time for participants to react, share their own experience and knowledge, and assess the appropriateness of the economic model for their situations. All contributions will be captured and shared, including questionnaires and pledge cards. www.tfcpembrokeshire.org

Strengthening strategic volunteering in Wales’ community sports sector

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 3:00pm

Room: G5

Volunteering
This is an interactive workshop led by Sported, which is the UK’s largest network of community groups promoting fairness and equity for young people. This session will explore the issues and solutions associated with recruiting and retaining volunteers at board and committee levels across Wales’ community sports sector. Come along to share your knowledge, any good practice you have witnessed, and to consider the innovative and collaborative solutions needed to strengthen volunteering at board and committee levels across Wales’ community sports sector. www.sported.org.uk

Establishing a fundraising network

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 3:00pm

Room: G10

Fundraising
Securing sustainable funding is a constant challenge for organisations in the voluntary sector. Come along to this supportive session, where you can join others to unpick the daunting task of fundraising, specifically the role of growing and evolving a fundraising network. You will hear directly from a leader of a small charity about how they’ve established a funding support network and how this is helping them to approach their fundraising. https://wcva.cymru

Coming together to enable co-production in the voluntary sector

Wed 5 Jun 2024, 3:00pm

Room: G7

Co-production
Come along to this informative session with roundtable discussion and provision of tools that aims to encourage and inspire co-production across the voluntary sector. Whether you work in a large national body or local community-based project, this is an opportunity for cross sector learning around the common principles of co-production. Learn about Project Dewi, which has worked with Public Service Boards to integrate co-productive practices, and a case study of best practice from the voluntary sector, which has successfully utilised co-production to create positive outcomes for citizens. https://copronet.wales/
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