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Ways to wellbeing and productivity for volunteer managers – London

February 21, 2019 | 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

£50 – £100

We all know about the wellbeing benefits of volunteering for volunteers. But what about the wellbeing and productivity of those who lead and manage volunteers?

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Sue Jones - Co-founder at 3B: Wellness, Coaching, Mind Matters
Sue Jones – Co-founder at 3B: Wellness, Coaching, Mind Matters
Lynn Blackadder - Organisational Development Consultant and Lifespan coach
Lynn Blackadder – Organisational Development Consultant and Lifespan coach
Carol Carbine - Trainer / Facilitator / Consultant, Carol Carbine Consulting
Carol Carbine – Trainer / Facilitator / Consultant, Carol Carbine Consulting
Rob Jackson - Director of Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd
Rob Jackson – Director of Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd
Claire Ross - Co-founder at 3B: Wellness, Coaching, Mind Matters
Claire Ross – Co-founder at 3B: Wellness, Coaching, Mind Matters

Volunteer managers have stressed the importance of this subject in response to our survey. The demands and lack of time, capacity and support we face as staff, volunteers, teams and organisations is only growing. 

That’s why AVM has brought together six specialists to help you explore the meaning and importance of wellbeing and productivity in your work and beyond.

The failure to unlock people’s full potential costs UK organisations more than £6 billion. Only 2 in 5 of the workforce are working at peak performance. If we want our people to flourish they need to have the strategies and tools to improve their knowledge, productivity, focus, energy and resilience.

This event will give delegates the opportunity to learn them and help their volunteers, colleagues and organisations learn them too.

Our specialists are:

Join us for a day of self-exploration, inspiration and networking.

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9.30am Registration, networking and refreshments Refreshments served
10.00am Welcome and introductions Rob Jackson
10.10am Icebreaker activity

Habits, sprouts and small steps to wellbeing.

Sue Jones & Claire Ross
10.30am What is wellbeing and why have a wellbeing culture?

Adrian explains how wellbeing is linked to performance and how you can support wellbeing at work.

Adrian Murtagh
11am Break and networking
11.15am Relieving stress though productivity management

Time management is dead! We will briefly explore why and look at why productivity and attention management are more important tools in managing the stress we all feel in the modern workplace.

Rob Jackson
12 noon Q&A session
12.15pm Lunch – provided
1.00pm Values, authenticity and resilience

An introduction to the role our values and sense of self play on our wellbeing, the foundations for building resilience and tools for tackling barriers to being our best selves.

Lynn Blackadder and Carol Carbine
1.45pm The Mind Matters

Discover how to grow your emotional wealth and invest in self-care. Sue and Claire will share a bank of resources you can build to
support a healthy mindset for every day.

Sue Jones & Claire Ross
2.30pm Break and networking See below
2.45pm Wellbeing tools and techniques marketplace

Attendees choose from different interactive sessions focused on:

  • The Circle of Excellence – harnessing the power of the Circle to respond more confidently, enhance your wellbeing and shift your mind to a more resourceful state.
  • Jump starting your Personal Wellbeing Workout – explore a toolkit of resources for all interests and learning styles to help you take the first steps in creating a more resilient you.
  • Your Life Work Balance – what does your week look like? See where and when you can bring more balance to your life.
All presenters
3.50pm Q&A session
4.10pm Action planning & wrap up

We reflect on what we’ve learnt today and how we can apply it when we return to the workplace.

Rob Jackson
4.30pm Event closes

Please note – to get the best out of this event we strongly advise that you complete the recommended pre-event work. This will be sent out to you in advance of the event.

This event helps tackle homelessness in London. The venue reinvests its profits into One Housing’s vital work supporting homeless people in the community to regain their independence and move on to stable futures.


Arlington House Conference Centre, 220 Arlington Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 7HE


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February 21, 2019
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
£50 – £100
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Arlington Conference Centre
220 Arlington Rd
London, NW1 7HE



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  • Cancellations received more than 20 days before the start of the event, regardless of date booked, will incur a 25% cancellation charge, whether the place has been paid for or not,
  • Cancellations received 19–0 days before the start of the event, regardless of date booked, will incur a 100% cancellation charge, whether the place has been paid for or not.

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Views expressed by speakers are their own. AVM disclaims any liability for advice given, or views expressed, by any speaker at the event or in any documentation provided to delegates.

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