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August 2018

New perspective on measuring health and well-being benefits – London

August 9 | 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Crypt – Spitalfields, The Crypt, Christ Church, Spitalfields
London, London E1 6LY
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- How can we measure wellbeing improvements effectively?
- How can we utilise the resulting data?
- How do the positive health and wellbeing benefits to volunteers impact the wider organisation?

This event will look at some really innovative work with volunteer programmes, not only in measuring the health and wellbeing benefits of volunteering, but also in integrating the lessons learned into future activity. We know that volunteers benefit from volunteering, but how do we quantify that benefit, then use it to motivate and encourage volunteers and other stakeholders?

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September 2018

A Rob Jackson Consulting training day – hosted by AVM – London

September 5 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Arlington Conference Centre, 220 Arlington Rd
London, NW1 7HE
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£85.00 – £99.00 60 tickets left

A training day by Rob Jackson Consulting: the training will cover two important topics for leaders and managers of volunteers to engage with:

- Understanding & Engaging 21st Century Volunteers​ - This session will look at some of the key ways in which society is changing and how these changes affect volunteerism
- Influencing to make change happen​ - how to influence and help their senior leadership gain a new perspective on volunteering and lay the foundation for the effective volunteer involvement

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Inclusive volunteering, Inspiring participation – Stirling

September 19 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Engine Shed, Forthside Way
Stirling, FK8 1QZ
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AVM are delighted to announce our first event in Scotland, as part of the Stirling Volunteering Festival and in association with HVOS. The focus of this event will be inclusion and how good volunteer management inspires great participation. Includes:

- Keynote address: "Inclusion at Macmillan Cancer Support is only possible through proper support of volunteer managers" - Ruth Leonard, Head of Volunteer Development, Macmillan Cancer Support; Chair, AVM
- "Inclusion and participation in youth volunteering" - Matthew Linning, Volunteer Scotland
- Stirling's bid to become the first Scottish European Volunteer Capital and a national volunteering expo - George Thomson, Volunteer Scotland/ Stirling Council

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October 2018

AVM Conference 2018 – London

October 18 | 9:15 am - 5:30 pm
Royal National Hotel (North Reception), Bedford Way
London, WC1H 0DG
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The premier event for volunteer managers, leaders and heads of volunteering. There will be inspiring keynotes, a range of workshops and seminars, networking activities and much more. Includes:

- Keynote speech: Futurology: The UK trends that may impact Volunteering by 2030 - Tiger de Souza, Director (Volunteering, Participation & Inclusion), National Trust
- Keynote speech: Getting past Groundhog Day: Why our leadership needs to change the conversations we’re having about volunteering - Helen Timbrell, People and Organisational Development Consultant
- Keynote speech: Putting Volunteering at Our Heart: England Athletics Strategy - Chris Jones, CEO, England Athletics

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