POSTPONED : Volunteer Practice Masterclass - The Political Landscape

Interested in staying up to date with the latest good practice, news and trends impacting on volunteering? The Volunteer Practice Masterclasses feature sector leading professionals, resources and information to help you ensure your group/organisation stays ahead of the game and offers the highest quality volunteering opportunities.

This masterclass will explore the current political and social contexts that we are operating within and the implications for volunteering and volunteer management. The session is relevant for anyone who manages or co-ordinates volunteers and those with strategic responsibility for volunteering.

Through information sharing and interactive discussion, we will learn more about:

  • How Brexit might affect volunteer involvement and our working practices around volunteering
  • Devolution in Greater Manchester and how this is shaping volunteering
  • What we can learn from recent social mass participation movement

Laura is a specialist in volunteer involvement and volunteer management, with nearly 20 years’ experience working in this field. Her background includes working for both volunteer involving and volunteer infrastructure organisations. She spent a number of years as a member of the management team at George House Trust; Greater Manchester's HIV health and wellbeing charity. She has also led youth volunteering programmes, was chair of Volunteering Greater Manchester and a member of the North West England Volunteer Development Council. She now works as a freelance consultant; supporting organisations to establish, grow and develop volunteering and delivering training, learning and mentoring for volunteer managers. Laura has recently spoken at a range of events and conferences including Inside Government’s Volunteer Management Forum, World Volunteer Conference and Manchester’s Voluntary Sector Assembly. In a voluntary capacity, Laura has been a Support Facilitator with the Leaders in GM Place Based Leadership Programme. She is also a qualified relationship therapist working with couples and individuals.

Further information at:

30th April, 2020 10:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
The Bolton Hub
Bold street
Town Centre
Bolton, BL1 1LS
Phone: 01204 546010

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