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Medway VCS Leaders Network Event - Collaboration – Taking Action

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mhs homes

Leviathan Way

Chatham

ME4 4LL

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The VCS Leaders Network are pleased to be hosting an event for local VCS organisations (whatever their size) who are interested in exploring opportunities that might arise from working collaboratively with other local organisations.

This event is part of an on-going series of support provided by the VCS Leaders Network - and this session aims to help organisations to take practical steps towards collaborating.

The event will provide activities and advice to help organisations to identify possible partners and to start meaningful ‘conversations’. There will also be guest speakers who will talk about their experiences and understanding of the opportunities provided by collaborative working. MVA will also be providing details on the upcoming launch of their ‘Collaboration Portal’ for Medway.

The full programme for the event can be found below, and it will be held at MHS Homes, Leviathan Way, Chatham ME4 4LL.

Spaces for this event are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

As MHS Homes are kindly hosting this event for us, we are able to offer places for this event free of charge. However, we are unable to provide lunch – please bring your own lunch or you can find food establishments at the nearby Dockside Outlet. Parking arrangements for the event have not yet been agreed, but we will notify delegates nearer to the time if we have been able to secure parking.

Finally, if you haven’t done so already, you may find it useful to take a look at this checklist (from Know How Non Profit) of questions to consider if you are thinking about collaborative working: https://knowhownonprofit.org/organisation/collaboration/what_is_collaboration/should-you-collaborate-ncvo

PROGRAMME FOR EVENT:

9.30-10.00 - Arrival and Registration

10.00-10.15 - Welcome from Chair and Impact update on VCS Leaders Network - John Norley

10.15 -10.45 - Guest Speaker: - Steve Phaure, CEO, Croydon Voluntary Action

10.45 – 11.00 - New Collaboration Portal & Resources update - MVA

11.00 – 12.00- Focus Group (breakout session 1)*

12.00 – 13.00 - Break for lunch and networking opportunity

13.00- 14.00 - Focus Group (breakout session 2)*

14.00 – 14.20 - Guest Speaker: Cllr Stuart Tranter, Medway Council

14.20 – 14.40 - Plenary and Summary/Next Steps - John Norley

14.40 – 15.00 - Final Networking session

15.00 - Close

* On the day, delegates will be able to select two themed breakout sessions to attend based upon their possible areas of interest. For this event, the themes are as follows:

Focus Group A – Theme: Social Isolation and Loneliness

Focus Group B – Theme: Prevention of homelessness and hardship

Focus Group C – Theme: Routes to employment

Focus Group D – Theme: Wellbeing – physical and emotional

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