With the 2019 Forth Valley Third Sector Conference only THREE WEEKS away, we’re highlighting some of the workshops on the day, including:
- Scotland’s Public Health Priorities
- The Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector
- The Community Justice Act: What Can Third Sector Organisations Do To Support This?
- How to Recruit and Retain Volunteers
Our second Forth Valley Third Sector Conference, held in partnership with our colleagues at CTSI and SVE, will take place on Wednesday 13th February at Alva Academy in Clackmannanshire.
Scotland’s Public Health Priorities
This workshop will detail the context of Scotland’s public health priorities and how the third sector can support in addressing the key issues our communities face.
Facilitator: Eibhlin McHugh, Public Health Reform Executive Delivery Group
Aims: The aim of the workshop is to introduce six public health priorities for Scotland.
Outcome: For organisations to understand that by working together we can improve healthy life expectancy and reduce inequalities.
The Scottish Governance Code for the Third Sector
The workshop will introduce the new Scottish Governance Code through presentation and discussion. It will also be an opportunity to look at linking the governance principles to practice.
Facilitator: Shirley Otto
Aims: This workshop addresses the question what, in the 21st Century, is best practice in the governance of a third sector organisation?
Outcomes: Familiarity with the Scottish Governance Code and about how the principles can be realised in practice.
The Community Justice Act: What Can Third Sector Organisations Do To Support This?
A briefing on the Community Justice Act, its progress and its powers, and how the Third Sector can support this work in Forth Valley.
Facilitator: Community Justice Scotland
Aims: To learn about the Community Justice Act, what it means for the Third Sector in Scotland and across the Forth Valley and how we can get involved.
Outcomes: A greater understanding of the Act and its outcomes, and what role the third sector can play in this.
How to Recruit and Retain Volunteers
Facilitator: Linda Gill, Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland
A look at the importance of the make-up of your volunteer team, how it can blend best with paid staff, with volunteer case studies and info on retention strategies and the CHSS volunteer base and activities undertaken by their volunteers.
Aims: Highlighting the best approaches to building the best volunteer team possible for your organisation, how to ensure your approach encompasses diverse strategies that bring your
volunteers into a welcoming organisation and create a level of loyalty that retains them.
Outcomes: Attendees learn new approaches and sources to finding new volunteers.
Anna Fowlie, the new Chief Executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), will be speaking on workforce issues faced in the third sector, while in the afternoon Karyn McCluskey, Chief Executive of Community Justice Scotland, will talk about the part communities play in offender repayment.
They will be joined on the day by the Deputy Director for Scotland of the Big Lottery, Neil Ritch, and Paul Reddish, Chief Executive of Project Scotland, along with 12 other leading speakers in their fields, covering a wide range of workshops, all based around this year’s theme: “Growing Your Communities”.
In addition to speakers and workshops, attendees will have access to surgeries from Firstport and the Association of Charity Independent Examiners (ACIE), a panel discussion, marketplace, and lots of networking opportunities.
The conference is open to anyone working or volunteering for third sector organisations or groups across Forth Valley, as well as local partners.
Tickets are £10 each, covering the cost of lunch provided by a local charitable organisation.
To book your place, please visit the Eventbrite page.
Alternatively, for further information, please contact CVS Falkirk by phone: 01324 692000, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org