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We would like to invite you to our 'Building a Stronger Warwickshire Together' Conference on Wednesday 9th November 2016 from 9:30am – 16:00pm (registration from 9:00am) at the Dunchurch Park Hotel and Conference Centre.
Building on a long and positive history of joint working, the Public and Third Sectors in Warwickshire need to collaborate even more closely to support stronger and more resilient communities in these challenging times.
We want to improve the way the Sectors work together, and focus on supporting our communities to take responsibility for their own future, which in turn, will reduce demand for public sector provision.
You may have attended events for third and public sector partners held over the last few years, which culminated in the establishment of the Warwickshire Third and Public Sector Partnership Group (TAPSPG) in 2015. TAPSPG's role is to improve partnership working between the third and public sectors across the county which will lead to improved services and support for our residents. Building a Stronger Warwickshire Together is our first annual conference. It’s focused on how we can work together to maximise opportunities to support stronger, more resilient communities by building on the wealth of assets that residents, neighbourhoods and partners already possess.
The Conference will feature key speakers, group discussion, a marketplace showcasing local third and public sector providers, and a selection of bite sized training sessions.
09:00 – 09:30
Registration, Refreshments and Marketplace
09:30 – 09:40
Welcome from Councillor Jeff Clarke, Warwickshire County Council Portfolio Holder for Environment
09:40 – 10:00
The State of the Public and Third Sectors in Warwickshire:
Phil Evans, Warwickshire County Council Head of Community Services and Chair of TAPSPG
Paul Tolley, Chief Executive, Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action
10:00 – 10:10
Working Together to Build a Stronger Warwickshire – Third and Public Sector Partnership Group
Dan Green, Warwickshire County Council
Aidan Knox, Citizens Advice
Keynote speaker - Building Stronger Communities Using Asset Based Approaches
10:10 – 10:50
Cormac Russell, Managing Director of Nurture Development and a faculty member of the Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute at Northwestern University, Chicago. He has trained communities, agencies, NGOs and governments in Asset Based and other strengths based approaches in Kenya, Southern Sudan, South Africa, the UK, Ireland, Canada and Australia
10:50 - 11:15
Break, Refreshments and Marketplace
11:15 - 12:00
Group Discussion – Putting Theory into Practice
12:00 – 12:15
Feedback and Next Steps
12:15 – 13:00
Lunch and Marketplace
13:00 – 16:00
Bite Sized Training Sessions
Assessing social value
Implementing good governance
Places are limited and will be booked on a first come, first served basis. Delegates can choose to stay all day or attend for the morning or afternoon sessions.
Please complete the booking form by Friday 7th October 2016.
We look forward to welcoming you.