Events and Training

Understanding the Charity Governance Code: An update video.

A short, clear video from NCVO – telling you about comprehension, compliance and understanding of the updated Diversity and Integrity standards and more. Very relevant.

See more on YouTube here

Great, safe on-line training from the Directory of Social Change.

March to May 2021

You can discover a whole menu of Zoom based training from the Directory of Social Change here. A whole menu of training and skills uplift, whatever your development need in the charitable sector.

  • Fund-raising training    Management and leadership
  • Personal development training    Finance and law
  • Governance training    Marketing and communications

and more…


Find out more and add the dates and bookings to your diary here.





Responsible Finance 2018

The expectant crowd – individual action multiplied…

New thinking, new networks, new finance…

Date:     20th & 21st March 2018
Times:  10AM-3PM          Location:   Glasgow City Chambers, G2 1DU

Booking information and programme details on-line here.


Join 600 colleagues from across the sector at our Annual Conference 2018 to explore the importance of thinking differently when leading a charity.  More information here.

Date: Monday 16th April     Time: 09.30 to 17.00     Venue:  The Brewery, London, EC1

Highlights will include

  • Sir Stuart Etherington’s state of the sector address
  • A variety of breakout sessions providing practical tips and tools for your professional development
  • Keynote from comedian and futurist Mark Stevenson
  • Expert advice on a specific topic in our range of 1-2-1 sessions
  • Sharing successes and challenges with your peers during the day and at the drinks reception celebrating what’s great about the sector











European Week of Regions & Cities
Brussels 9-12th October 2017

European Week, Brussels, October 2017 - image and web link
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A wide ranging sequence of workshops and event in Brussels, that will attract academics, poiticians and business organisations. We think there are elemental workshops that those of us, working in the social economy, will find useful.

Particularly useful is the opportunity to build new networks of contacts ahead of the social and political schism that is coming for the UK.

Apply online NOW!

Discover now the 130 workshops, networking events and project visits organised in Brussels as part the 15th European Week of Regions and Cities!

Under the headline ‘Regions and cities working for a better future’, the programme tackles three main themes:

  • Building resilient regions and cities – #LocalResilience
  • Regions and cities as change agents – #TakeAction
  • Sharing knowledge to deliver results – #SharingKnowledge.

28 partnerships of regions and cities, 14 Directorates-General of the European Commission, several networks, associations and other institutions have partnered up for it. The Opening session takes place on 9th October in the European Parliament.

Who should take part?

The European Week of Regions and Cities and its workshops, debates and networking activities are addressed to:

  • members of the European Committee of the Regions, members of the European Parliament and national, regional and local politicians;
  • European, national, regional and local government officials and experts in the field of managing and evaluating cohesion policy programmes;
  • representatives of private companies, financial institutions and European and national associations;
  • journalists from European, national, regional and local media outlets;
  • researchers, PhD or masters students and practitioners in the field of European regional and urban policy.

The typical participant is from the regional or local administration and new to the event, and is travelling to Brussels specifically for the event.

You can see the registration information and register on-line here.

An example of workshops across the event include:

  • The regional dimension of inequality: territorial policy responses in a rapidly changing economic environment
  • Territorial cohesion in the ’Brexit era’
  • Communities as change agents: local development in the EU beyond 2020
  • An alternative for the future: Silver Economy for cities and regions
  • Towards an online #cohesionalliance?
  • Boosting digital skills for youth employment: a challenge for regions and cities
  • Circular Cities: helping cities and regions to implement the circular economy

See more here

We look forward to making new friends in Europe.