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Thrive Trafford VCSE Strategic Forum - Trafford VCSE Digitalisation

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The Library Suite, 1st Floor

The Pavilion

Lancashire County Cricket Ground Emirates Old Trafford

Talbot Road

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Trafford VCSE Strategic Forum - Trafford VCSE Sector Digitalisation

Headline Speakers: Leader of Trafford Council and Fujitsu

Workshop Facilitators: Microsoft and Barclays

Digital technology is ever advancing and the VCSE sector in Trafford needs to be aware of latest developments, and how these can be used to benefit their organisations, service users and in supporting Trafford’s local communities.

Developments include opportunities for digital upskilling of residents; how digital information can be used to support service delivery; undertaking digital communications and using this to collect data and receive feedback; how to use digital technology to improve workforce development practices; and using assistive technologies to support vulnerable people and improve accessibility.

There are also new and exciting developments underway in Trafford including digital skills support and space that will be made available for communities and the VCSE sector at the new UA92, Greater Manchester level development programmes including GMCA Digital Inclusion and GM Smart Resident Platform, new opportunities for volunteers and to develop new social enterprises.

At the same time, Trafford Council is developing a new Digital Strategy for Trafford and the Leader of Trafford Council, Councillor Andrew Weston is Digital Lead for Greater Manchester.

This is an important event for the VCSE sector in Trafford to be at the cutting edge of digital transformation. Come along and hear from our inspirational speakers which will include the Leader of Trafford Council and representatives from Fujitsu, Microsoft and Barclays.

This is a great opportunity for VCSE sector organisations to learn about digital transformation, stimulate new thinking and ideas, consider how latest developments can benefit their organisations and help improve services, and to help to map the digital needs and skills gaps that exist within Trafford’s VCSE sector and start planning how to take these forward.

Date and Time: Tuesday 4th June 2019 at 12:45pm to 3pm

12.45pm Registration and Networking

1:00pm Welcome and Introductions – Facilitated by Chris Hart, Executive Director, Thrive Trafford

1:05pm Opening Address: A Digital Trafford – Leader of Trafford Council, Councillor Andrew Western and GM Digital Lead

1:15pm Keynote Speaker: Maximising the Digital Age – Ash Merchant, Education Director for Fujitsu UK&I and Global Subject Matter Expert for Fujitsu in Education – Followed by Q&A

1.40pm VCSE Sector Digitalisation Workshops – Facilitated by Microsoft and Barclays

• Workshop Activity 1: Digitalisation Transformation: Moving to the Modern Workplace

• Workshop Activity 2: Workforce Skills Development in the VCSE Sector/ Improving Access to Services including Technology Enabled Care

2:40pm Audience Interaction: Digital Feedback on VCSE Sector Skills and Development Needs

2:55pm Event Summary and Future Dates – Chris Hart, Thrive Trafford

3.00pm Close

Venue: The Library Suite, 1st Floor, The Pavilion, Lancashire County Cricket Ground, Emirates Old Trafford, Talbot Road, M16 0PX

We hope that you will be able to make it to this important event for the VCSE Sector in Trafford and have your voice heard and provide your input.

Please register for this Thrive Trafford event to confirm your attendance,

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Thrive Trafford

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Talbot Road

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