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A free learning & networking event exploring potentials for innovation, collaboration & sustainability

Reclaiming innovation

Traditional sources of grant-funding are diminishing or under threat, and organisations seem to be left with two options - find new ways of generating income or form new collaborations to bid for public service contracts. Either way innovation will be key.

This conference aims to 'reclaim' the term innovation from its association with technology and the corporate sector and  remind ourselves that doing things differently and working together are what the voluntary sector is all about.

Collaboration

The other buzzword for the day is collaboration, but the aim is not just to talk about it, but to make it happen. This event is not about sitting back and listening to experts, it's about sharing our experiences, opinions and, yes, wisdom. We want to create a rare space for groups to collectively problem solve the main issues facing the sector today, and to build relationships that help resource our work, increase our reach, and better serve communities in need.

Our Workshops

In the spirit of collective learning, we encourage you to come for the whole day - to help set the agenda in the morning and to feedback what you learned from the workshops to a 'bringing it all together' plenary in the afternoon. The workshops themselves will be part thought provocation, part discussion and part networking, so expect a fun and engaging day. The workshops will be first come, first served - so if you come for only half the day, make sure you get to your session on time!

Conference Schedule

9.30am Main hall Light Breakfast & Registration
10am Main hall THCVS Welcome & Strategic Overview
10.30am Main hall Keynote: Leonardo Zangrando on Pretotyping
11.15am Rm 101 Workshop 1: Testing Innovation
  Rm 105 Workshop 2: Working With Business
  Rm 103 Workshop 3: Why Fund Partnerships?
12.45pm Main hall Lunch
1.30pm Rm 101 Workshop 4: Sharing Resources
  Rm 105 Workshop 5: Building Consortia
  Rm 103 Workshop 6: Skills for Collaboration
3pm Main hall 'Bringing it all together' Plenary
3.45pm Main hall Refreshments & Networking

 

9th June, 2015 9:30 PM   through   4:30 PM
Professional Development Centre
229 Bethnal Green Road
London, E2 0AH

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