Norfolk VCSE Annual Conference Update

The 2022 Norfolk VCSE Annual Conference, facilitated by the Empowering Communities Partnership, will take place between Monday 21st and Thursday 24th November 2022.  The theme of this year’s Conference is ‘Building VCSE Resilience through the Power of Partnerships and Collaboration’.

Recent years have shown us the power of collaboration and partnership in meeting shared goals and getting better outcomes for communities and individuals. In times of crisis, we have to ‘do different’. At the same time we must build on what we have learned in recent years and apply anew. Facing adversity (with scarcer resources) demands innovative approaches. Hence the theme of this year’s Conference is ‘Building VCSE Resilience through the Power of Partnerships and Collaboration’.

During the week virtual events will explore key themes which are essential to the VCSE as we move into a challenging winter, including:

  • workforce resilience,
  • collaborative partnership working,
  • advocating, and influencing,
  • and the role of Networks and Forums.

On Wednesday 23rd November a face-to-face event in Norwich will provide an opportunity to come together in-person as a VCSE community to engage with and learn from our sector colleagues and wider stakeholders and professionals.

Register now to be kept up to date with the latest information as it becomes available. Register here on our Conference Eventbrite page where further details will be added.

Norfolk VCSE Annual Conference Schedule

An outline schedule is as follows:

Monday 21st November (13:00 to 15:00) – Advocating and Influencing

A virtual session hosted by Norfolk’s VCSE Leaders Voice Network will provide an opportunity to learn from VCSE sector colleagues and wider professionals about how to effectively advocate for clients and communities and influence change.

Tuesday 22nd November – Workforce Resilience

Our virtual session, from 11:30, will explore how to support, engage and retain staff in the current climate to support both organisational and workforce resilience.

Another virtual session will focus on exploring themes that are emerging from sector engagement in the development of a Volunteering Strategy for Norfolk.

Wednesday 23rd November – The Power of Networks and Forums

A Networking Lunch at The Space in Norwich (NR7 8SQ). There will also be guest speakers and reflections from a panel of Chairs/Leaders from some of Norfolk and Waveney’s Networks and Forums.

Thursday 24th November – Thinking differently about collaborative partnerships

Multiple virtual sessions will provide different perspectives on developing partnerships including how to collaborate with Social Enterprises and other businesses.

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