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Logo ArrowTue 3 Jul 2007 - Capacitybuilders Annual Conference and AGM (Birmingham - Botanical Gardens & Glasshouse)
A full programme / agenda is not yet available, but we can confirm that the revised Destination 2014 document will be launched at the event.


Logo ArrowThur 29 Mar 2007 - Embedding the Third Sector in Public Services (London)
Action planning to deliver a sustainable infrastructure. A conference to announce the new policy changes and give expert guidance on them. Learn how to target new central government funding and apply capacity building tools to support this. Hear how you can build robust partnerships and develop the best possible strategies to modernise public services specifically tailored to your users and their needs.


Logo ArrowWed 28 Mar 2007 - ICT Hub National Conference (London)
This conference is for small and medium sized organisations that deliver services directly to people but need some encouragement and guidance in their use of technology.  Workshops are designed for differing levels of knowledge of ICT and suitable for voluntary organisations at all stages. There are 50 free places available for small organisations.


Logo ArrowDestination 2014 - Regional Consultation Events
The consultation on the document ‘Destination 2014’ will run until the end of March 2007 and regional consultation events have been organised in the new year for ChangeUp Consortia, other infrastructure organisations and other organisations with an interest in capacity building, for the sector to feed in their views.  These events will also provide information and an excellent networking opportunity for local, sub regional and regional consortia members and interested infrastructure agencies.

South East Jan 30 2007 in Oxford (venue TBC) - 2nd date/venue to be arranged
London Feb 5 2007 at Kings Fund, Cavendish Square
East Midlands Feb 6 at Nottingham Gateway Hotel
South West Feb 8 2007 at Taunton Rugby Club
Yorkshire and the Humber Feb 9 2007 (venue TBC)
West Midlands Feb 20 Birmingham (venue TBC)
North West Feb 27 (to be confirmed) in Preston (venue TBC)
East of England Mar 1 at Newmarket Racecourse

For further information about these regional events, please email: info@capacitybuilders.org.uk or visit www.capacitybuilders.org.uk


Logo ArrowMon 26 Feb 2007- Kit Yourself Out - Mini-Conference (Peterborough)
A chance for development workers and advisors who support voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations, to try out and play with a wide range of kits, tools and ideas to help them work well with groups.

  • Launch of SKiLD’s competency framework
  • Showcasing nine different kits, tools and ideas
  • Two development worker clinic sessions
  • Supporting Performance Awards and drinks ceremony
  • Development Worker Deal or No Deal!
  • Two regional satellite meetings

Logo ArrowTue 13 Feb 2007 - 3rd Sector - Delivering 4 Community (London)
Organised by J4b, this Exhibition and Conference event provides the ideal platform for partners from the Voluntary, Community, Charity, Public and Private sectors to share knowledge and best practice and build on their existing skill set.


Logo ArrowWed 24 Jan 2007 - Tools of the Trade (London)
This one-day conference will showcase the practical resources and initiatives developed by the Volunteering Hub.


Logo ArrowMon/Tue 15/16 Jan 2007 - National Circuit Rider Conference (Birmingham)
A two day conference for circuit riders and ICT practitioners


Logo ArrowThur 7 Dec - Capacitybuilders and ChangeUp : Vision into Action - Destination 2014 (RAF Museum, North London 10.30 am to 2.30 pm)

At this event Capacitybuilders will set out how they intend to deliver on the ChangeUp vision of 2014 for a transformed voluntary and community sector and how they will work with the sector to draw up the strategy to achieve this vision.

This event will launch the consultation on the document ‘Destination 2014’ where Capacitybuilders will be asking for views from across the third sector, especially on the priorities it should adopt in meeting the vision and strategic objectives for 2014.

Ed Miliband, Minister for the Third Sector will be in attendance at the event and delivering a key note address to colleagues from across the sector. This will be followed with further detail on the 2014 strategic plans from Chris Pond - Capacitybuilders Chair and Simon Hebditch - Capacitybuilders Chief Executive.  There will be time for a Q&A session before closing the official session at 1.30pm followed by a networking lunch until 2.30pm.

Spaces for the event are limited and should you wish to register your interest in attending please contact Kate Endacott (kate.endacott@capacitybuilders.org.uk) with your full details in the first instance.

Destination 2014 : Regional Consultation Events:
The consultation on the document ‘Destination 2014’ will run until the end of March 2007 and regional consultation events have been organised in the new year for ChangeUp Consortia, other infrastructure organisations and other organisations with an interest in capacity building, for the sector to feed in their views.  These events will also provide information and an excellent networking opportunity for local, sub regional and regional consortia members and interested infrastructure agencies.

South East Jan 30 2007 in Oxford (venue TBC) - 2nd date/venue to be arranged
London Feb 5 2007 at Kings Fund, Cavendish Square
East Midlands Feb 6 (venue TBC)
South West Feb 8 2007 at Taunton Rugby Club
Yorkshire and the Humber Feb 9 2007 (venue TBC)
West Midlands Feb 20 Birmingham (venue TBC)
North West Feb 27 (to be confirmed) in Preston (venue TBC)
East of England Mar 1 at Newmarket Racecourse

For further information about these regional events, please email: info@capacitybuilders.org.uk or visit www.capacitybuilders.org.uk


Logo ArrowMon 4 Dec - Performance Hub annual conference. Creating Success: Improving your organisation through creativity (Birmingham)
Performance Hub's first annual conference is an ideal opportunity to explore creative ways for your organisation to achieve more. Creative thinking can help you find new ways of achieving your organisation's goals.  This event will be particularly useful for those looking for inspiration and further knowledge about quality, monitoring and evaluation, benchmarking or strategy.


Logo ArrowTue 14 Nov - Annual iT4Communities Conference and Volunteer Awards (London)
This conference is designed to promote the valued role volunteer IT Professionals are playing in supporting charities and voluntary sector groups. The conference will offer volunteers and charities an opportunity to network, share knowledge and experiences.


Logo ArrowTue 3 Oct - Thinking Ahead: inspiration for successful strategies (Birmingham)
A one day learning event for managers, chief executives and trustees from third sector organisations and development workers, business advisers and others who support frontline third sector organisations on strategy.
Hear the latest results of Performance Hub research about what works for organisations developing strategy.


Logo ArrowThur 14 Sep - Building a Sustainable Future (London)
Funders will have an opportunity to hear the latest findings from the National Hubs and take part in discussions about how funders and the voluntary sector can work closely to help build a healthy, diverse and vibrant sector.


Logo ArrowWed 14 June - Supporting Performance; an event for infrastructure (Birmingham)
A free one day networking and learning day for infrastructure support workers. 


Logo ArrowTues 6 June - Workforce Hub Conference (London)
The conference on Workforce Development will look at ways of attracting, retaining and supporting your workforce - staff, volunteers and trustees. Case studies will be presented by organisations already successfully developing their workforces. There will be interactive presentations on employment law, recruitment, leadership, building skills, diversity and training for small organisations. The lunchtime knowledge cafe will be an opportunity to network and share ideas.


Logo ArrowThur 18 May - Local Area Agreements: Engaging communities, Birmingham
The purpose of the event is to provide an opportunity for stakeholders involved in the development of third phase Local Area Agreements (LAAs) to share their experiences and identify opportunities for collaboration on local priorities. The seminar will also consider how the voluntary and community sector's role in community engagement can contribute to a better understanding of local needs and an improved quality of life for local people.


Logo ArrowThur 6 April - Making Your Money Do More - a workshop for funders, London
A free half-day workshop for funders to explore ways in which they can help their money go further by supporting performance improvement in the organisations they fund.

This practical workshop is designed specifically for funders, both statutory and non-statutory.  Kevin Ashby of the Big Lottery Fund and Catherine Roche of the Place2Be will give short presentations illustrating how performance improvement can be of value to both funder and funded organisation. 


Logo ArrowMon 3 April - Launch of Capacity Builders, Birmingham
at International Convention Centre, Birmingham, B1 2EA

You are invited to the launch of Capacity Builders on Monday 3 April 2006:

Capacity Builders logoRegistration and refreshments from 10am

Launch at 11am

Speakers:

  • Paul Goggins MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Home Office
  • Chris Pond, Chair of Capacity Builders
  • Simon Hebditch, Chief Executive of Capacity Builders

Opportunities to meet the Capacity Builders team and ask questions

Lunch followed by

Discussion Forums:

  • Getting to the Frontline
  • Investing in Marginalised Communities
  • Spreading Good Practice/Measuring Outcomes
  • Influencing the Policymakers
  • National Hubs and Local Consortia – how do they work together?

Plenary feedback

Close at 15.45 for refreshments.

if you accept this invitation please reply to:info@capacitybuilders.org.uk by 27 March stating your Name, Organisation, Postal Address, Telephone Number and any special dietary requirements.


Logo ArrowWed 29 Mar - ICT Hub Annual Conference 2006, British Library, London
Plenary sessions and seminars to cover themes such as; how to cost and fund ICT, volunteering, planning a strategy, Open Source, communicating using ICT, accessibility and managing change as well as an overview of what free and low cost resources are available for your organisation.

The programme has been developed for small to medium sized Voluntary and Community Organisations.


Logo ArrowTue 28 Mar - ChangeUp National Hubs Event, Birmingham
at The International Convention Centre in Birmingham 10am-5pm.

Hubs Launch Programme CoverFind out how you can run your organisation more effectively. There will be sessions on: Funding; Governance; ICT; Performance; Volunteering; Workforce.

Chris Pond, the new Chair of Capacity Builders and Stuart Etherington of NCVO will be plenary speakers. Staff from each hub will be on hand to provide expert advice, discuss how you can engage with the hubs and talk about plans for the future. There will also be a networking reception afterwards.

Email: Event@ncvo-vol.org.uk.

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Specific Events, Conferences and Training Programmes

Governance Hub Events

ICT Hub Events

Performance Events

Volunteering Events

Workforce Events

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