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June 2018

Building bridges: volunteer research and practice roundtable – London

June 7, 2018 | 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
NCVO, 8, All Saints Street
London, N1 9RL
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Building bridges The aim of the workshop is to bring together volunteer managers and researchers to strengthen collaborative working. We have three objectives: To share existing knowledge on developments in volunteering research and practice To identify future research priorities To build collaborations Key questions for volunteer research and practice Participants will be asked to reflect on three key questions regarding volunteering research and practice: Research: What’s the current state of volunteering research? Practice: To what extent do volunteer managers and…

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September 2018

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

September 5, 2018 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road
London, N7 6PA
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£85.00 – £99.00

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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January 2019

Walk this way: diversity in volunteering – London

January 14, 2019 | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4RL

Diversity in volunteering: myths and misunderstanding Why most of what we think is wrong and what leaders need to do about itThis event, aimed specifically at chief executives and heads of volunteering, shares the results of two recent research projects exploring different aspects of diversity in volunteering. Our aim is to present an open, energetic and engaging forum for an exchange of relevant information and views.Led by an expert in equality, diversity and inclusion the day is an opportunity to…

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March 2020

Maintaining Bridges: Together shaping the volunteering research agenda

March 9, 2020 | 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
NCVO, 8, All Saints Street
London, N1 9RL
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This is event is now sold out, and our waiting list is now also full. Following on from the ‘Building Bridges Workshop’ in 2018 at NCVO and a Panel Discussion at the VSSN Research Conference 2019, the aim of the ‘Maintaining Bridges event is to bring together volunteer involving organisations, volunteer managers, policy makers and researchers, to strengthen collaborative working around volunteering research. This event has four objectives: build on the previous discussions and report on progress share existing knowledge…

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